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Vancouver’s BC Lions Football

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The BC Lions are Vancouver’s professional CFL football team. They play home games at BC Place Stadium during their regular June to early November season.

The 2021 CFL season was shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic at just 14 games long. However, the league returned with a full 18 game season in 2022. Not only that, but they defeated Calgary on November 6th and are playing in the Western Final against Winnipeg on Sunday, November 13th.


Vancouver’s CFL Football Team

The BC Lions are one of nine teams in the Canadian Football League (CFL), which is similar to the American football equivalent.

The main differences between the two football leagues are the facts that the Canadian field is larger, Canadian teams have 12 players instead of 11, and in the Canadian league there are three downs whereas in the US there are four. Other than that, the games are very similar.


BC Lions Home Game 2022 Schedule

The following is the BC Lions’ home game schedule for the 2022 regular season. Home games are played at BC Place Stadium downtown at 777 Pacific Boulevard, usually starting at around 7 pm, but occasionally at 4 in the afternoon.

  • June 11, 2022 – BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks at 7:00 pm.
  • June 25, 2022 – BC Lions vs Toronto Argonauts at 7:00 pm.
  • July 9, 2022 – BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 4:00 pm.
  • July 21, 2022 – BC Lions vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 7:00 pm.
  • August 6, 2022 – BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks at 7:00 pm.
  • August 26, 2022 – BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders at 7:30 pm.
  • September 24, 2022 – BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders at 7:00 pm.
  • September 30, 2022 – BC Lions vs Ottawa Redblacks at 7:30 pm.
  • October 15, 2022 – BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 7:00 pm.


BC Lions Tickets

Season tickets for the BC Lions home games usually start at about $270 in the upper end zone (averaging ~$30 per game) and range up to about $1,350. Packs of 3-game tickets start at around $85 and go up to $440. Single game tickets range from around $35 (for Touchdown End Zone tickets) up to $140 (for Club Class tickets).

For more information or to buy tickets, see the BC Lions official website.


BC Lions Tips and Advice

Below are a couple of tips to help you make the most out of your BC Lions game experience.

TIP #1: Parking can be expensive downtown. If money is an issue, cheaper parking can be found at some of the parkades on Richards Street between West Pender and Georgia, although on game days they increase their prices. If convenient, public transit is a good option.

TIP #2: Season pass holders get discounts at a number of pubs in the area. Show your season tickets and get between 10% and 20% off on food orders (although for one place the discount doesn’t apply on game days). See BC Lions Pub Discounts for details.


Other Information

For more information about Vancouver’s CFL football team, see the BC Lions‘ official website.

For information about other professional sports in Vancouver, see our article about Lower Mainland Professional Sports Teams.

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