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Choklit Park features a gradation of terraces and steps lined by shrubberies and tall trees. This 0.07-hectare (0.17-acre) park has been so named as it was originally the site of Purdy’s Chocolate Factory. Besides natural beauty, this park also affords glimpses of the tall buildings of Downtown Vancouver, from open spots between trees. Certain areas within the park also have views of False Creek. This park has a playground and is a good neighborhood spot for a leisurely walk or for children to run about.
Vivo Media Arts Centre is an event space of VIVO, a non profit organization of the creative minds of the city, where they conduct events and festivals on a regular basis. The organization rents out the space for private hire as well. This space is primarily used for exhibitions and other art related activities like workshops and training sessions. The organizations rents out the space for post production work for films and festivals as well. Check website for details.
The False Creek is a creek that divides downtown from the rest of the city. You can see that the creek is made up of the four major water bodies of Vancouver. The creek was named by George Henry Richards a hydrographer in his survey of 1856-63. A beautiful inlet and a must-see.
Lying right in the center of the Olympic Village Square is a quirky sculpture called The Birds. Comprising of a male and a female house sparrow, the fascinating yet bizarre sculpture was designed by Myfanwy MacLeod. Inspired by the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock movie that goes by the same name, the sculpture is about five meters (16.40 feet) tall and was one of the first and the last piece of public art to be approved by the city. The birds are meant to depict immigration and considering how they seem alien and exotic to the backdrop at first, but eventually become ever-present, the ideas and intent of the designer get expressed quite splendidly. If you are in the city, definitely head to the square, to get a glimpse of this unusual sculpture.