Arthur Erickson’s Canada House – His Last Gift to Vancouver

Arthur Erickson died in 2009 but his creativity and brilliance lives on in his last and final legacy – Canada House in Olympic Village.

A passionate advocate of cultural awareness, Arthur Erickson’s architectural designs have a fresh appeal and generous acceptance of the world in which we live. He believed in community and inspired a life-affirming dialogue that captures the essence of an ever-changing, diverse society.

Canada House from a distance is amazing. Up close and personal, it is breathtaking. According to the real estate agent who greeted me as I passed by the front entrance, the exterior is aluminium. No wonder it shines.  And there is a twist which gives it character and added earthquake safety.

“Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.”
Arthur Erickson

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