Cirque du Soleil in Google Maps Vancouver

Google Maps has cool satellite photos. But did you know that those photos are actually fairly recent?

For instance, here you can see Cirque du Soleil Varekai tents beside B.C. Place.

And here you can see what appears to be a soccer or ultimate game at 29th and Blenheim.

What interesting activity can you spot in Google Maps for Vancouver?

Update: As has been pointed out by commenters, the Google Maps map is about two years old, and has been . I think, perhaps, this is the least well researched, and most inaccurate, posting ever made on Metroblogging. I apologize sincerely, and I promise to make smaller mistakes in the future.

5 Comments so far

  1. Jill (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 8:21 am

    So, I’m going to hazard a guess and propose that these photos were actually taken 2 summers ago. Someone else pointed that out to me and I realized that the building that is going in beside BC Place… costco or whatever current rumour it is… isn’t there yet. Therefore, this photo is probably a little older than that, and Cirque was last here 2 summers ago.

  2. Rebecca (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 9:26 am

    Seems like you’re right Jill. I remember reading something on Darren Barefoot’s blog about how now they’re only 6 months behind or something… BUT I just checked out the location of Shangri-La (Vancouver’s tallest building, now under construction) and it’s still a parking lot here It’s currently at street level so these images must be much older.

  3. Erin (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 10:08 pm

    When I first saw the tents I thought that it was a new picture too, but when I check Port Moody, the house where I used to live is still on the map, even though it was demolished about a year and a half ago. Still, it’s kind of neat some of the things that you can see in there. :)

  4. Travis (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 12:08 am

    Yes, I’m completely, totally wrong. sigh. Sorry!

  5. Marilyn Seago (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 1:25 pm

    My husband and I acchieved one of our life’s goals when we saw “Varekai” in Vancouver last week. To say it was spectacular is underating the performance. It was beyond our expectations and fulfilled every wish. Thank you so much to the cast of “Varekai” and everyone who makes it possible. I envy and admire the talent of the cast. I rececive your e-mails and info about your
    programs in New York. Please keep me updated and thank you again for a wonderful afternoon.
    Sincerely, Marilyn Saego

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