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.
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. 
Justin Druer
The opening part with all of my people dancing makes me cry every time.
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 :)
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!!!
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
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.
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.
The PsychoNoob
This was eight years ago. EIGHT. YEARS. AGO. ...HOW?!?!?!
Niles Nibogie
Who else cries every time Canada comes out when they're announcing the countries.
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
Micheal MOORE
Not a welcoming reception from the crowd for France - quite rude to be honest. Dull ceremony overall - quatre sur dix.
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.
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.
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!
MineCraftDadnSon
This was one of the greatest things I have ever seen on TV. Blew me away. WOW!!
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.
FrostedLightning
favorite Olympics. seeing Canada get the most gold and win hockey in ot on home soil. and it seemed so pure
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
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.
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
Cameron Creasy
I think this was probably my favorite winter opening ceremony.
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.
zaitesushion
2:36:35 Iconic, timeless performance from k.d. lang.
Stephen Anderson
I wish in America we could recognize our indigenous peoples like this.
Galen Marek
Maybe sometime Olympics will come back to Canada. Beatiful country, with interesting history and native inhabitants.
Carol Chen
Ugh this is when I was ten and barely remembered anything but I loved the atmosphere there for that few weeks.
Jason Cheung
Who's here just to watch the KD Lang's Hallelujah segment?
John Phillips
2:44:43 Donald already looked like President Snow before he was cast for the role!
Centrist Philosopher
Great Opening Ceremony.    Respect from the UK.
Emily Wang
Love how this ceremony really demonstrates Canada's diversity.
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 !
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.
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.  :-)
MightyFish
Now it is Rio 2016 and when I look back to the Vancouver Olympics, I still get goose bumps.
magaline2008
2:36:39  The best version of Halellujah
Nicole Aguilar
One of my favorite opening ceremonies! And I'm not even Canadian! ^.^
ISeeYYou
Vancouver the best!
Marie K
1:24:58 lip syncing fail by Bryan Adams lmao.
Damonisho
Such a well-conceived and moving Opening Ceremony.
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.
Jamez Burke
Beijing and London were spectacular, but Vancouver had grace and soul
Logan Graham
The only Winter Olympics I ever watched...
Борис Беликов
Супер открытие олимпиады в Ванкувере Great opening olimpics for Vancuver=3
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.
morphman21
I love the fiddle nation song the most.
bob builder
Celine Dion should of sung the National Anthem :P
Vincent Bédard
Best O canada ever ;)
Team Tom
its funny how uzbekistan athletes thinks everyone is cheering for them put they're actually cheering for canada
LandyAndJynx
K.D. Lang really knocked it out of the park. Wow.
VictorYong36
Cannot wait to see how Russia does its opening ceremony later today. Re-visiting Vancouver 
F Spence
One of the best Olympic Opening ceremonies EVER!
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.
Jill C
The whales going across the floor is still my favourite part!
bartek val
My favourite opening ceremony <3 The best!
BytheRiv9
The orcas coming out of the floor were dope.
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.
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!
carlos
8:35 this aint a hockey game bro haha
Joshua Abe Plimmer
well done to Canada for a beautiful opening ceremony in 2010
H. B.
First Nations of the Prairies did not come to play with y'all!
vtrita
I must say that this is the BEST opening to the Winter Olympics I have ever seen.  I watched it on Canadian TV because the US broadcast was awful.  Glad I live just south of the border.
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.  
Koroniria Ryder
Beautiful opening ceremony. Well done Vancouver ^.^.
Victor CoverMusic
The opening of the Olympic games in Sochi I liked more than in Vancouver!
Boosh Balls
That performance of the anthem...
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.
林 Lin昭辰 Jack
This one is so awesome!
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 !
TheofficialMBonline
BEST OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES EVER!
Beccah
omg president snow is carrying the olympic flag 2:44:33
emacat1215
The Vancouver Olympics were fantastic! Canada did a wonderful job.
Alyssa Sz
Where can I watch the full opening ceremony to Sochi 2014?
Kabakke
Vancouver 2010: BEST olympic wintergames EVER.
Jacob Frank
This is the best winter olympics opening ceremony of all time. Definitely better than Sochi and their missing ring... lol
blue 868
OMG Canada has got the BEST talent in the world!
J. Knight
liek if cryie everie tiem
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
Crazy Crazy Railfan
26:23 The parade begins!
Chelsea Weston
I LOVE NATIVE AMERICANS!!! AND I LOVE SEEING THEM DANCE LOL I LOVE BEING FULL BLOOD NATIVE AMERICAN!!!!!
David W.
Best Part 1:50:00 by far
Ryan Mitch
I'm watching this 6 years late and I still cry
Hunter Landry
I love how it's Canada then Russia how they hate each other
Bonnie McPhee
I guess I am patriotic because when i see my country come out i cry...LOL
Stefan Friedrich
The best Opening Ceremony for Winter Olympic Games Ever!
M Fleet
1:24:59 Looks like Bryan missed his cue xD totally noticed this 6 years ago too lol, still the entire ceremony was by far my favourite ever!
Jack Zhang
Beautiful!
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 😂
OtakuEdits
We're up at 1:19:27
King PikaBudda Labelle
Best parts. 13:50 ( O Canada 🇨🇦) & 02:46:56 (Olympic hymn)
Will Rhodes
Shane Koyczan is at 2:15:36 if anyone came here looking for him.
Stryde
Holy Crap, Impressive
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. 
epicrapfan73
2:22:27 The previous IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch before his death!
GravityGrave
I really loved that they chose to bring the athletes out first, after all, it's all FOR THEM.
Sarah lauren faith xo
Best Olympics ever! Not just because it's in my home country just because we won hope Canada wins again