Complete Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremony - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics


Full coverage of the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics featuring incredible sporting, artistic and musical performances to mark the beginning of the Winter Games. />



Haleyaaa Owens
Wayne Gretzky holding the torch on the back of a pickup truck with people chasing after him is still the most canadian thing ive seen to date
Mominaodiji
I love that they included the Canadian aboriginals. And the music was incredible!
Cameron Creasy
And honestly I thought it was very touching that they paid so much notice to their ancestors and the nations that existed before they did. Canadians know their roots. I think that's why, as an American, I respect them so much.
hanonymousxo
Respect for Georgia for coming out after that tragic accident before the ceremony
Lemf15
Even though I'm Canadian I might be little biased :P  I for sure like these Ceremonies much better than London and Sochi. I just feel like ours really represented well Canada's past and present, it showed our cultures our traditions and the simple beauty that is our country..... yes alot of people say that they looked cheap or tacky but I think that we didn't need all the fancy gimmicks to put on a spectacular show... we are a simple, beautiful, exquisite country and we have nothing to prove. We had elements that touched people not just from Canada but I think from all over the world who watched them. At the end of the say I don't think it should be about the money, the lights or anything else but rather showcasing the pride of a nation and it's culture and beauty which I think these ceremonies did. Absolutely no disrespect to Sochi and London, they were very well done as well, but this is just my opinion. I found London's were a little bland and Sochi's were a little strange and I didn't understand what they were trying to represent sometimes... but both were beautiful and grand as ceremonies should be.... Respect to all these countries.... It's not easy hosting the Olympics :)
The PsychoNoob
This was eight years ago. EIGHT. YEARS. AGO. ...HOW?!?!?!
Justin Druer
The opening part with all of my people dancing makes me cry every time.
Claude Tremblay
7 billions total cost for Vancouver, 51 for Sochi...If you can't do anything good with that amount!? I say Canadians got much more in return for their money's worth. 
Stubs 87
I'm so glad this is here on youtube because I love rewatching these opening and closing ceremonies. I was born in Vancouver and lived in B.C my whole life so living back in Metro Vancouver circa 2010 Winter Games was definitely a highlight of my life.!!!! Thank you!!!
Niles Nibogie
Who else cries every time Canada comes out when they're announcing the countries.
MrCrockaG
If there's one thing Canada really missed out on in these Olympics it was fitting in a better tribute to Terry Fox. I'd say very, very few people truly have the Olympic spirit as he did.
Jonny Setzler
I must've watched the part with all the First Nations people about a thousand times. I just love how Canada included them in their opening ceremony
DisasterOnline
When Georgia's team entered the stadium, I was in tears. The black marks they had, the saddened looks, the standing ovation and cheering for their support.
CanadianWarMachine
I dont know if it is just because I am from Canada, but I think this was the best opening Ceremony for any Olympic Games...I still get tears watching this
Gia isnotawkward
remember my kokum (Grandma) yelled at us all (aunts, uncles, cousins) to come inside to watch the opening and we were all so filled with pride and happiness watching our people of different tribes and nations coming together as one. still love to come back here to watch this
MineCraftDadnSon
This was one of the greatest things I have ever seen on TV. Blew me away. WOW!!
David Gooding
That k.d. lang sequence is absolutely beautiful! All the Chinese pyrotechnics and Russian engineering is beautiful, but this is more in keeping with the spirit of the Olympics.
lebkha
Sochi was cool but Vancouver still better artistically wise.
corya21
Every opening ceremonies is good.  Its all about the host country.   I think these opening ceremonies are awesome though.!!!  But I am Canadian.  :-)
viking90706
In Honor of The First Nation. Once again Canada is much smarter then the imperialists openers. You have given great respect to the ORIGINALS ! OH................. and God Bless Hockey !
Tobi the Tabby
Makes me so proud to be Canadian. Great memories. Time just flew by. Can't believe it has been 6 years since this happened.
Stephen Anderson
I wish in America we could recognize our indigenous peoples like this.
Nortal.Neis
All opening ceremonies i saw were gorgeous, each in its own, and to compare them incorrectly. Each country puts in this piece of their culture and history, and rightly so.
Mun craft
I love how they paid their respects to the First Nations... After everything we've done to them they deserve to be a part of it and it was really well done my favourite opening ceremony to date
Lj Jones
K.D Lang's performance of hallelujah brings me to tears every single time. The moment when all the animated golden candle lights turn into birds I get goosebumps all over my body! Amazing!
Carol Chen
Ugh this is when I was ten and barely remembered anything but I loved the atmosphere there for that few weeks.
Marie K
1:24:58 lip syncing fail by Bryan Adams lmao.
Katya Arifin
The First Nations are such a big part of our Canadian culture. The government should add them to the budget, and pay more attention to them.
thatgirlbookworm
The Georgia entrance was beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. The fact that they showed up was truly inspiring, but what should have been such an exciting moment ended up being a horrible moment. I assume the older man at the back of their group was the man's coach, he broke my heart.
Emily Wang
Love how this ceremony really demonstrates Canada's diversity.
FrostedLightning
favorite Olympics. seeing Canada get the most gold and win hockey in ot on home soil. and it seemed so pure
youandi06
I love my Country(Canada), i would do anything for Canada, born in Vancouver. I love my city. I was downtown everyday the olympics were on. Was the best days of my life.
magaline2008
2:36:39  The best version of Halellujah
Cameron Creasy
I think this was probably my favorite winter opening ceremony.
MightyFish
Now it is Rio 2016 and when I look back to the Vancouver Olympics, I still get goose bumps.
Team Tom
its funny how uzbekistan athletes thinks everyone is cheering for them put they're actually cheering for canada
Alexandria
I FINALLY FOUND IT! I was so sad when I couldn't watch the Vancouver ceremony, but nearly four years later, I've found it! I thought that the ceremony would be on  CTV... it was actually on CTV 2 or something like that. When I finally found it - at the END of the parade of nations - it was on channel 94.380. How do you even search that?! Our television is strange... decimal channels change on a month-to-month basis.
Nicole Aguilar
One of my favorite opening ceremonies! And I'm not even Canadian! ^.^
F Spence
One of the best Olympic Opening ceremonies EVER!
zaitesushion
2:36:35 Iconic, timeless performance from k.d. lang.
glittering multitude
I wish more aboriginal Canadians would get into sports.  They deserve to play for this country more than anyone.  And no, I'm not aboriginal.  I just think it would do wonders for their overall morale, but it's also understandable if they didn't want to wear the flag, since they have their own.
Jason Cheung
Who's here just to watch the KD Lang's Hallelujah segment?
ISeeYYou
Vancouver the best!
Logan Graham
The only Winter Olympics I ever watched...
Galen Marek
Maybe sometime Olympics will come back to Canada. Beatiful country, with interesting history and native inhabitants.
Luxor Shark
It just seems like every Olympic opening Ceremony is just flat out amazing they tell history and cultures in many ways like the Drums from the Chinese ceremony, the Violins and the Icebergs breaking apart in this Ceremony, the Industrial Revolution in the the 2012 Olympics and of course the Soviet Union history of Russia. I personally cannot wait for the Brazilian and the South Korean Olympics.
Centrist Philosopher
Great Opening Ceremony.    Respect from the UK.
Vincent Bédard
Best O canada ever ;)
Derek Carlisle
What a treat to re-watch this.  Loved kd lang.  She also sang at the Calgary opening and is 2/2 for Canadian Olympic Winter Games.  Look forward to her next appearance in 2___?  
morphman21
I love the fiddle nation song the most.
18Kaleigh
I think we should have had millions of Don Cherries in different suits running around and being propelled from places. If that's not epic, then I don't know what is. 
Kabakke
Vancouver 2010: BEST olympic wintergames EVER.
thetrashtube
I remember watching this in my living room when I was 16 and feeling such a rush of patriotism when Shane Koyczan delivered We Are More, and then the swell of pride when when he declared us the 'True north, strong and free' and then the torches going up in that flame red maple leaf. Its not often we as Canadians get patriotic, but that performance just makes me so damn proud of my country and its gentle strength.  
Zhazira U
That's ridiculous to compare olympics ceremonies. Each country is different and unique and each strive to do their best to represent themselves. Firstly, some countries may not be able to allot sufficient funding while others could. Secondly, times are changing, the world is changing, now we have more developed technologies to use than any generations before. And the next generations will probably have more developed technologies and sciences (even if some people may not notice these changes or think that those changes could affect olympics or ceremonies). I think we all should appreciate the work done by any host country, since it is a work of people. And it doesn't matter whether u are Canadian, Russian or Chinese, we're people and this what does matter, these games does unite us in some way. So, instead of comparing, and judging which opening was worse or better, it is better to support and appreciate any host country for their work done for our amusement.
Jill C
The whales going across the floor is still my favourite part!
Jamez Burke
Beijing and London were spectacular, but Vancouver had grace and soul
emacat1215
Aside from one malfunction, Vancouver had an amazing Olympics. Beautiful for the tourists, the journalists and the athletes. Really, what future Olympics should hope to accomplish. Sadly, at least so far according to reports, Sochi is woefully unprepared.
MasterDrew117
All the feels when the entire stadium gave Georgia a standing ovation, just mere hours after their Luge competitor, Nodar Kumaritashvili, was killed in a practice run at Whistler Sliding Centre. Georgian hearts were obviously very heavy that night walking into BC Place without him, but props to the crowd for showing them some badly needed love after the tragedy.
John Phillips
2:44:43 Donald already looked like President Snow before he was cast for the role!
Crystal D
On behalf of my fellow Americans, I give my condolences (although belated) to the Georgian team and their fallen luger. It breaks my heart. I wish my team wore the black arm bands.
BytheRiv9
The orcas coming out of the floor were dope.
Damonisho
Such a well-conceived and moving Opening Ceremony.
Crazy Crazy Railfan
26:23 The parade begins!
NCC1701K
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL ! ...It's a damned insult and an embarrassment that the many races & cultures of the "Human Race" can't/won't coexist like this ALWAYS !
HetaliansRiseTonight
I love it how a few countries waved the Canadian flag instead of their own. Some waved both (like china). That's how you know countries respect you
carlos
8:35 this aint a hockey game bro haha
Beccah
omg president snow is carrying the olympic flag 2:44:33
aotihcos
To me, the 2010 Olympics was great not because of the organization or the spectacle, which is just OK. After all, our budget was peanuts compared to Sochi. I love the 2010 Olympics because it brought out the very best of Vancouver and Canada. The greatness stems from the humanity and pride of the people of Vancouver. This is beyond might and wealth, something that $50 billion can't buy.  
LandyAndJynx
K.D. Lang really knocked it out of the park. Wow.
Chelsea Weston
I LOVE NATIVE AMERICANS!!! AND I LOVE SEEING THEM DANCE LOL I LOVE BEING FULL BLOOD NATIVE AMERICAN!!!!!
bob builder
Celine Dion should of sung the National Anthem :P
Hunter Landry
I love how it's Canada then Russia how they hate each other
Boosh Balls
That performance of the anthem...
Борис Беликов
Супер открытие олимпиады в Ванкувере Great opening olimpics for Vancuver=3
Bonnie McPhee
I guess I am patriotic because when i see my country come out i cry...LOL
David W.
Best Part 1:50:00 by far
bartek val
My favourite opening ceremony <3 The best!
GravityGrave
I really loved that they chose to bring the athletes out first, after all, it's all FOR THEM.
losangeleskingsfan15
I remember watching the opening ceremony 2 years ago and knowing something was wrong at the end lol. Hopefully the Russians don't have this problem. haha
epicrapfan73
2:22:27 The previous IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch before his death!
Jacob Frank
This is the best winter olympics opening ceremony of all time. Definitely better than Sochi and their missing ring... lol
Апляева Наталья
Мне очень нравится самобытность этих индейцев.
emacat1215
The Vancouver Olympics were fantastic! Canada did a wonderful job.
J. Knight
liek if cryie everie tiem
Joshua Abe Plimmer
well done to Canada for a beautiful opening ceremony in 2010
VictorYong36
Cannot wait to see how Russia does its opening ceremony later today. Re-visiting Vancouver 
Henry Bing
I feel like for Canada's next ceremony(if they ever bid) should have a performance for each major culture found in Canada since Canada is an incredibly diverse country.
林 Lin昭辰 Jack
This one is so awesome!
Sarah lauren faith xo
Best Olympics ever! Not just because it's in my home country just because we won hope Canada wins again
Marcia Okamura Brasil
I saw this video in one night. Thanks "olympicvancouver2010"! Although some little fails, all this was fantastic! See you in BRAZIL! (from Belém's City, Amazon, Brazil)
Koroniria Ryder
Beautiful opening ceremony. Well done Vancouver ^.^.
Ann Nee
that was a magnificent end of parade of nations... how the last Canada nation with the drums drowned into each other... and the native american dancing... looking forward to comparing sochi once i actually see it!
Victor CoverMusic
The opening of the Olympic games in Sochi I liked more than in Vancouver!
Laurie Bowman
Lived in Calgary during the '88 Winter Games and it was the best time ever. Everyone should experience an Olympic Games in their life. Loved K.D. Lang. Makes me so proud to be a Canadian. Yes we have our problems but this is still the best country in the world. 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦
Clinton Murphy
Rock em in Russia! USA! USA! USA!
Alyssa Sz
Where can I watch the full opening ceremony to Sochi 2014?
OtakuEdits
We're up at 1:19:27
ThatGuy:p
Best opening ceremony ever, don't care what anyone things, the other ones were soulless compared to this. 
Knox
Guys use some common sense it's obvious that the next Opening Ceremony will be better than the last because the country can pick off and improve on the next Olympics.
Foody For Life
As an Austrian I still think its funny that everyone wore coats and skiing pants and is austrians wear suit and tie 😂