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UNINTERRUPTED is a cinematic summer art installation that transformed Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge into a wild B.C. river – immersing audiences in the incredible journey of migrating sockeye salmon. Breathtaking cinematography from three B.C. rivers was digitally mapped and projected on the underside of the bridge, along with an ambient, original soundtrack. The 25-minute event ran from June 28th – Sept 23rd, with a finale on Sunday, September 24th, 2017.
Free viewing took place in Coopers’ Park, on the north side of the bridge.
UNINTERRUPTED is a cinematic summer art installation that transforms Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge into a wild BC river – immersing audiences in the incredible journey of migrating sockeye salmon. Breathtaking cinematography from three BC rivers has been digitally mapped to project on the underside of the bridge, along with an ambient, original soundtrack.
The 25-minute screening runs Tuesday through Saturday, from June 28th to Sept 24th. Free viewing takes place in Coopers’ Park, on the north side of the bridge, with nightly capacity for up to 800 people. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes in advance; there are also pre-event projections to enjoy.
Beyond the live cinematic experience, we invite everyone to take part in Uninterrupted.ca, where we’re sharing stories about the people and groups working to protect wild salmon, and featuring opportunities for you to connect with local streamkeeper organizations and get involved right in your own community.
UNINTERRUPTED runs five nights a week (Tuesday through Saturday) from June 28 – Sept 24, 2017.
UNINTERRUPTED begins at 9 pm just after dusk. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes in advance, and take in the pre-event projections too.
Every precaution has been made to limit our unique sights and sounds to the underside of the Cambie Bridge, and we want to ensure a minimal impact on the neighbourhood overall.
We ask that our guests to be mindful that the park viewing area is close to a residential area. Please dispose of any garbage or recycling properly and help us keep noise to a minimum as you leave the venue. Thank you!
There is very limited street parking on Marina Crescent and Cooperage Way. There are also several parkades nearby (locations and hourly rates are available from Parkopedia). Whenever possible, we encourage you to walk, cycle, or take public transit to attend UNINTERRUPTED.
Food and drinks are not provided onsite. There is a water fountain, why not bring a reusable bottle and stay hydrated while you immerse yourself in the iconic journey of the Pacific salmon. There are many cafes and restaurants along Marinaside Crescent.
Don’t miss a minute of the 25-minute cinematic spectacle. Come prepared to stay the duration. In an “emergency” there are washrooms nearby. Ask a volunteer for assistance.
From Waterfront, Lonsdale Quay: Approximately 40 minutes travel time
Take the Seabus, which travels every 30 minutes in the evening. From Waterfront Station (Vancouver), walk southeast on West Cordova Street toward Seymour Street and turn right on Seymour. From West Pender Street and Seymour, take the 017 eastbound bus to Nelson Street at Cambie Street. From the bus stop, head southeast on Nelson toward Beatty Street and continue onto Marinaside Crescent. Coopers’ Park is about a five-minute walk from the bus stop.
Kitsilano: Approximately 30 minutes travel time
From 4th Ave and Larch Street, take the 007 bus to Granville Street and Nelson Street. From the bus stop, head southwest on Granville toward Nelson. Turn left onto Nelson, left onto Beatty Street, then right onto Nelson, and continue onto Marinaside Crescent. The walk is about 12 minutes from the bus stop.
Marine Drive Station: Approximately 20 minutes travel time
Take the Canada Line toward Waterfront Station. Get off at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station. From the Skytrain station, head southeast on Davie Street toward Pacific Boulevard and take the first exit onto Marinaside Crescent. The walk is about 7 minutes from the station.
Main St-Science World Terminal Skytrain: Approximately 15 minutes travel time
Take the Expo Line to Waterfront Station. Get off at Stadium-Chinatown Station. From the Skytrain station, walk east on Expo Boulevard toward Pat Quinn Way. Then turn right onto Pat Quinn Way, right on Pacific Blvd, and continue onto Marinaside Crescent. The walk is about 11 minutes from the Skytrain station.
From Quebec Street and Terminal Ave (near the Main Street Skytrain station)
Take the northbound 023 bus to Pacific Boulevard at Cambie Street. From the bus stop, walk east on Pacific Blvd toward Cambie St and turn right onto Cambie. Take a left on Pacific Blvd and turn right onto Marinaside Crescent. The walk is about 5 minutes from the bus stop.
The UNINTERRUPTED venue is under the north end of the Cambie Bridge and can easily be accessed via the False Creek seawall. Hop on anywhere between Science World and the Granville Bridge and pedal over.
Self-serve bike racks will be available on site. Please be sure to bring a sturdy lock. UNINTERRUPTED cannot assume responsibility for the security of your bike, and unfortunately, there are thieves are out there.
Vancouver’s bike share program (Mobi) also has two depots near the venue:
1011 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver (closest to location)
877 Expo Blvd, Vancouver (By BC Place)
Other side of the bridge:
595 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver
A viewing area is available at the venue for people with restricted mobility. Please see the location and route below and if you need any assistance, connect with an UNINTERRUPTED volunteer when you arrive. We also have a limited number of chairs for people who need them, available upon request.
UNINTERRUPTED is a 25-minute spectacle that covers the entire undercarriage of the Cambie Bridge. Pre-event projections begin 30 minutes before the start time.
We encourage you to come down early and enjoy a picnic in Coopers’ Park beforehand. Take in the views of False Creek and find your favorite spot before the spectacle unfolds.
UNINTERRUPTED is a free event. Access is on a first come, first served basis. The venue can accommodate up to 800 people for a viewing.
The spectacle plays out across a nearly 180-degree viewing angle, so it’s easiest to see standing. It gives you the flexibility to follow the salmon, wherever they migrate on the bridge during the spectacle. However, many people bring blankets and chairs. For those with reduced mobility, we can provide seating but it is limited so you should arrive at least a half-hour in advance.
Chairs and blankets are allowed, space permitting. We may need to limit these items, however, to accommodate larger crowds and full-capacity viewings.
We do encourage you to dress warmly for your UNINTERRUPTED experience, as evenings can be chilly by the water – even in summer.
Much as we’re fond of them, to ensure the comfort of all viewers, we request that spectators do not bring dogs or other pets to the event.
The primary viewing area for UNINTERRUPTED surrounds a Vancouver Parks playground, where City of Vancouver dog bylaws apply. There is an off-leash dog area in Coopers’ Park, adjacent to the viewing area.
UNINTERRUPTED has a mostly musical and ambient soundtrack that can be enjoyed by all.
While the story of wild Pacific salmon matters to all generations, UNINTERRUPTED is best suited for children ages six and up. Life and death can be intense for a salmon, and some scenes that are a natural part of the journey may be a bit overwhelming given the size of projections on the bridge.
We want you to be immersed in the iconic journey of Pacific salmon… without getting wet. The primary viewing area is covered by the Cambie Bridge and should mostly remain dry. On busy, rainy evenings, please wear a waterproof jacket, as umbrellas will significantly obstruct the view for other spectators.
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