Where to watch Rio Olympic opening ceremony in B.C.Posted on August 5, 2016
Want to watch the Rio ceremony with other fans? Here are some spots in B.C.
If you’re an Olympics enthusiast and want to join other fans in a public venue to watch today’s opening ceremony from Rio, there are a couple of options in B.C.
Whistler municipal officials are inviting spectators to watch the event on big screens at the village’s Olympic Plaza.
Greater Victoria Rio-ready with Olympic fan zone
Throughout the games, Whistler will be showing CBC’s daily Olympic coverage between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT.
In Vancouver, the Brazil Consulate General will broadcast a livestream at the Rio Theatres at 1660 East Broadway Ave.
Doors open at 2.30 p.m. PT and there will be a pre-show featuring Brazilian music and dance.
At Jack Pool Plaza in Vancouver, the public is invited to watch the lighting of the Vancouver 2010 cauldron. That event begins at 6.45 p.m. PT.
Ken Cretney, president and CEO of B.C. Pavilion Corp. said B.C. Place will glow in red and white — Canada’s flag colours — during tonight’s opening ceremony and during the Paralympic opening ceremony, and also for select nights throughout the games.
Fan zone on Bear Mountain
On Vancouver Island, Bear Mountain in Langford has created a fan zone where people can watch the CBC Television coverage of the Olympic and Paralympic games.
More than 10,500 athletes from 206 countries will compete in 28 sports from Aug. 5 to 21.
If you prefer to watch the games at home, coverage begins on CBC TV at 3.30 p.m. PT as does livestreaming at cbc.ca/olympics.
On mobile devices, catch all of the action on the CBC Rio 2016 app for iOS and Android.
You can watch coverage starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBC TV and live streaming at cbc.ca/olympics. On mobile devices, catch all of the action on the CBC Rio 2016 app for iOS and Android.
It’s also live streaming in virtual reality through the CBC Olympic Games Virtual Reality app for iOS and Android, and Gear VR.