Wood Use in 2010 Olympic + Paralympic Venues

The magic of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games may have ended when the torch was extinguished—but the legacy lives on through the spectacular wood structures that hosted the world.

From the iconic Richmond Olympic Oval and world-class Vancouver Convention Centre to tiny tourism kiosks in the host cities of Whistler and Vancouver, the beauty and diversity of British Columbia forest products and the innovation and creativity of its forest industry shared the stage with Olympians and Paralympians.

The venues are part of the lasting social legacy of the Games, which inspired wellness, offered access to athletes and spectators with disabilities, and provided a platform to showcase the work of artists from the local host First Nations as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada.


Wood Use in 2010 Olympic Paralympic Venues Factsheet

British Columbia promised a sustainable Olympics in its host bid, and delivered by considering environmental and social needs from early planning to the closing ceremonies.