The 2010 Winter Paralympics, or the tenth Paralympic Winter Games, were held in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada from March 12 to 21, 2010. The Opening Ceremony took place in BC
Place Stadium in Vancouver and the Closing Ceremony in Whistler Medals Plaza. This was the first time Canada hosted the Winter Paralympic Games and second time it hosted the Paralympics – the
first was the 1976 Summer Paralympics in Toronto.