Sails of Light

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
  • Email
  • 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

Date Reason/cause Colour
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

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