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, 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.
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
|November 1, 2020||Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS)||Green & Purple|
|November 2, 2020||Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness||Orange|
|November 5, 2020||Alzheimer’s Awareness||Teal|
|November 7, 2020||Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Awareness||Red|
|November 11, 2020||Remembrance Day||Red|
|November 12, 2020||World Pneumonia Day||Blue|
|November 14, 2020||World Diabetes Day||Blue|
|November 16, 2020||Cervical Cancer Awareness||Teal|
|November 17, 2020||World Prematurity Day||Purple|
|November 20, 2020||National Child Day||Blue|
|November 25, 2020||International day for the elimination of violence against women||Orange|
|November 30, 2020||Lung Cancer Awareness||White|
|December 4, 2020 to January 3, 2021||Christmas||Christmas|