Apple Pacific Centre Grand Opening Weekend: Friday, November 18

Apple announced the new Apple Pacific Centre store is opening on Friday, November 18, unveiling bespoke artwork that covers the facade of the store and includes the opening date. Uniquely positioned on the corner of West Georgia and Howe Streets and facing the Vancouver Art Gallery, the new store is a place where creative journeys begin.

Apple commissioned the artwork to celebrate the new store opening, led by prominent Canadian designer Mooren (Mo) Bofill with contribution by acclaimed xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) weaver and artist Debra Sparrow. The artwork spans more than 30 feet and features 12 playful nods to Apple including Apple Pencil, AirPods and Face ID Smile. Can you find them all?

Throughout the grand opening weekend, discover inspiring free programming at Apple Pacific Centre across art, music, photography and wellbeing. Sessions include live performances by Vancouver-based rapper and musician Boslen, followed by a Q&A moderated by Apple Music radio host George Stromboloupoulos, as well as a performance by Chloé Arnold, the Emmy-award winning choreographer of new Apple TV+ holiday film Spirited, starring Ryan Reynolds. Registration opens today at

Customers can also explore Today at Apple Photo Tour sessions over the weekend exploring the architecture of downtown Vancouver and learning how to capture cityscapes on iPhone. Led by Apple Creative Pros, Today at Apple sessions provide creative inspiration, teach practical skills and help customers learn how to better utilize their products to enhance their creative projects and artistic passions.

Also launching, Musical icon and Vancouver-native Michael Bublé is taking fans on a tour of ten of his favourite hometown spots on Apple Maps: As a father of four, it’s no surprise that Michael gravitates to places that are fun for the whole family, from the Vancouver Aquarium to Stanley Park to Langley Events Center, where his beloved Vancouver Giants play. In his tour, which is available exclusively to Apple Maps users, Michael also shares some of his go-to spots around the city for dim sum, Italian, seafood, and more.

James Chung

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