Luxury Casino-Hotel Parq Vancouver to Roll its First Dice

Joannah Connolly
September 29, 2017


Long-awaited development opening today in Vancouver’s “Entertainment District” alongside new condo communities

The downtown “Entertainment District” around BC Place is marking a major milestone today (Friday September 29) with the grand opening of Parq Vancouver – a massive luxury hotel, casino and conference centre development.

Parq Vancouver contains two large hotels – a JW Marriott and the Douglas, an Autograph Collection Hotel –  both of which offer their guests access to Parq’s extensive amenities. These include a huge casino, which has 600 slot machines, 74 table games, poker rooms and 11 VIP salons designed for private gaming.

Parq also has eight restaurants and lounges, a spa, a fitness studio and a 30,000-square-foot park with 200 native trees on a huge terrace, six storeys above street level. Parq Vancouver also has more than 60,000 square feet of conference and event space, including Vancouver’s largest hotel ballroom at a massive 15,600 square feet.

The striking, copper-glass-clad development will open at 11pm, Friday September 29, with its first ceremonial roll of the dice in the casino. The timing is deliberately coinciding with the end of the Coldplay concert at BC Place, intending to capture concertgoers as they leave the stadium, according to blog

Parq Vancouver is at the heart of a revitalized district at the north end of Cambie Bridge, which has seen a major surge in residential development and is intended to become a major destination area of Vancouver.

Parq is squeezed between BC Place Stadium and Concord Pacific’s One Pacific luxury condo building, which completed last year. Currently under construction next door is One Pacific’s sister development Arc Vancouver, and the two condo buildings will be joined by a public plaza running under the Cambie Bridge off-ramp that divides them.

Check out these images of Parq Vancouver below. For more detail and information on the eight new restaurants, read our sister newspaper the Vancouver Courier’s preview tour article

parq exterior park

The end of the 30,000-square-foot part with its 200 native trees is just visible in this photograph - Photo: Joannah Connolly



Unlike in this rendering, it is very hard to see the whole Parq Vancouver building in one view, due to its location - Image: Parq Vancouver


parq street 

What the copper-glass-clad Parq Vancouver would look like if the One Pacific condo building was not in the way of this view Image: Parq Vancouver


parq stadium and one pacific  
Parq Vancouver has been judiciously squeezed into the relatively small amount of land between BC Place Stadium and Concord Pacific's luxury condo building One Pacific
 - Image: Parq Vancouver



Parq Vancouver boasts a huge amount of conference and event space, including the city's largest ballroom Image: Parq Vancouver



There are eight glamorous restaurants and lounges in Parq Vancouver, and two hotels Image: Parq Vancouver


parq Mrkt East rendering

Rendering of Mrkt East, one of eight eclectic restaurants and lounges in Parq Vancouver Image: Parq Vancouver

Joannah Connolly
Joannah Connolly is editorial director of Glacier Real Estate, Glacier Media's real estate division. Joannah writes and curates real estate news for Glacier Media's local newspaper websites, including the Vancouver Courier, North Shore News, Burnaby Now, Tri-City News and others. She also oversees editorial content in Real Estate Weekly Homes, West Coast Condo, Western Investor and Glacier's special real estate publications. A dual Canadian-British citizen, Joannah has 22 years of journalism and editing experience in Vancouver and London, with a background in construction, architecture, healthcare and business media. Joannah has appeared on major local TV outlets as a real estate commentator, has moderated and spoken on various industry panels, and spent two years hosting the Real Estate Therapist radio show on Roundhouse Radio.