Popular sports teams in Vancouver are the Canucks and Giants in hockey, Whitecaps in soccer, BC Lions in football and Vancouver Canadians in baseball.
Vancouver is a great place to play sports, but also to watch them.
COVID-19 AND PRO SPORTS IN VANCOUVER
The coronavirus is having a terrible impact on professional sports in Vancouver and around the world.
As of early July 2020, all games and events at Rogers Arena and BC Place have been either postponed or cancelled. The Vancouver Canucks are continuing their season elsewhere. The remainder of the Vancouver Giants‘ 2019/20 hockey season has been cancelled entirely.
The Whitecaps‘ are continuing their season and are set to play a few games in Vancouver. However, fans are not allowed into the stadium at all. The BC Lions‘ and Vancouver Canadians‘ seasons have officially been cancelled.
For details about the status of each team and how they are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, see our articles about each individual organization.
Vancouver’s Professional Sports
Vancouver is fortunate to have a number of professional sports teams including the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Giants, Vancouver Whitecaps, BC Lions and Vancouver Canadians, among other teams in lower divisions.
See below for details on each.
Ice Hockey in Vancouver
If on a budget, then see the Vancouver Giants at the Langley Events Centre. Giants’ tickets range from about $20 to $30, and the games are quite good. You can’t get much more Canadian than hockey, and Vancouver’s teams are no exception.
Soccer in Vancouver
The Vancouver Whitecaps are a good team and can be seen at BC Place Stadium. Tickets start at about $20 and go up from there, but you need to book well in advance to get cheap ones as they can go fast.
Canadian Football in Vancouver
The home team for Vancouver in the Canadian Football League (which is similar to American Football, but with slightly different rules) is the BC Lions who play at BC Place. Most years they are a pretty good team.
Baseball in Vancouver
The Vancouver Canadians are in the Northwest League and play at Nat Bailey Stadium. Their regular season runs from June until September.
Other articles you might be interested in include the following:
- Vancouver’s Shows & Entertainment Calendar
- Lower Mainland Festivals & Events
- Entertainment in Vancouver
- Vancouver’s Monthly Events Calendars
- Outdoor Recreation in Vancouver
- Vancouver Indoor Activities