The Canada Place Sails of Light are illuminated each evening from dusk to dawn, with seasonal vibrant colours.
A striking celebration of colour and light on Vancouver’s waterfront, the Sails of Light are viewable from the east and west sides of Canada Place.
Sail lighting requests
Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver is pleased to offer local charities and non-profit groups the opportunity to build awareness for their cause or organization by illuminating the Sails of Light in colours themed to the specific cause*.
Send requests by email to [email protected]. Requests must be submitted directly by the charity/non-profit organization making the sail lighting request and any requests missing information will not be considered.
All requests must be received in writing at least 60 days prior to the lighting date. The causes selected are at the sole discretion of Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver.
Please note that lighting for personal occasions, industry-related conferences or other commercial interests are not permitted. We light for awareness causes that are national in scope and are free of charge to support. In some cases, we may light for awareness days that highlight specific industries related to public safety or the maritime community.
Please include the following information in your request:
- Name of organization
- Contact name
- Date(s) of event
- Date requested for lighting
- Description of cause/event
- Have you made the same request to other iconic facilities in Canada? If yes, which ones?
- Is this an annual or one-time event?
- What colour(s) are you requesting for lighting?
- Please provide your social media handles. We do our best to promote each cause on social media.
If you are promoting the Sails of Light on social media, our handles are @CanadaPlace and #SailsofLight.
*Where possible, causes will be recognized on the official national or international week/day/month.
Sails of Light Calendar 2021
|Sep 1||Arthritis Awareness||Blue|
|Sep 4||National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day||Teal|
|Sep 6||Childhood Cancer Awareness Month||Gold|
|Sep 7||World Duchenne Day||Red|
|Sep 8||UNESCO International Literacy Day||Purple|
|Sep 10||World Suicide Prevention Day||Yellow|
|Sep 13||World Sepsis Day||Pink|
|Sep 14||Dystonia Awareness Month||Blue & White|
|Sep 15||National Blood Cancer Awareness Month||Red|
|Sep 16||Living Organ Donation Week||Green & White|
|Sep 17||Craniofacial Acceptance Month||Red, Blue & Yellow|
|Sep 18||Jumpstart Day (Kid’s Sport Awareness)||Red & White|
|Sep 25||World Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week||Green|
|Sep 26||Prostate Cancer Awareness Month||Blue|
|Sep 27-30||Truth and Reconciliation Awareness to recognize the families and victims of Canada’s residential schools.||Orange|
|Oct 1||International Day of the Senior||Blue|
|Oct 2||World Maritime Day||Lightshow|
|Oct 3||Wrongful Conviction Day (Oct 2)||Yellow & White|
|Oct 5||Breast Cancer Awareness||Pink|
|Oct 7||International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day||Teal|
|Oct 10||World Mental Health Day||Purple|
|Oct 13||Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness – Light Up MBC||Teal, Green & Pink|
|Oct 14||Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day||Pink & Blue|
|Oct 15||Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness||Purple & Yellow|
|Oct 18||International Dyslexia Awareness month||Red|
|Oct 19||Waste Reduction Week in Canada (Oct 18-24)||Green|
|Oct 22||Phelan McDermid Syndrome Awareness Day||Green|
|Oct 29||Rett Syndrome Awareness||Purple|
|Nov 1||Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness||Orange|
|Nov 2||Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS)||Green & Purple|
|Nov 3||4-H Colours Day across Canada||Green|
|Nov 4||Alzheimer’s Awareness||Teal|
|Nov 11||Remembrance Day||Red|
|Nov 17||Cervical Cancer Awareness||Teal|
|Nov 19||National Enteropathic Arthritis Awareness Day||Purple|
|Dec 3-Jan 2||Christmas at Canada Place||Lightshow|