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Free Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup Hockey Games Viewing Opportunities

Canucks Fans at the Shipyards

The Vancouver Canucks are competing in the 2024 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. There are free viewing parties around the Lower Mainland for select games.

 


ROUND TWO SCHEDULE

In the second round of the playoffs, the Canucks are up against the Edmonton Oilers. Game dates and times are listed below. Further below you’ll find places you can watch the games for free.

  • 8th of May – Game 1 at 7:00 pm (in Vancouver)
  • 10th of May – Game 2 at 7:00 pm (in Vancouver)
  • 12th of May – Game 3 at 6:30 pm (in Edmonton)
  • 14th of May – Game 4 at 6:30 pm (in Edmonton)
  • 16th of May – Game 5 at 7:00 pm (in Vancouver)
  • 18th of May – Game 6 (in Edmonton)
  • 20th of May – Game 7 (in Vancouver)

For the latest details about the schedule, see the official Vancouver Canucks website.


 

Vancouver Canadians

 

Free Canucks Stanley Cup Playoff Watch Parties

There’s a lot of buzz about the Vancouver Canucks right now, and rightfully so. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are well underway and the team is faring well so far. In the first round, the Canucks defeated the Nashville Predators in six games. They face the Edmonton Oilers in round two. The all-Canadian matchup should be very entertaining, as the two teams fight for a spot in the conference finals.

Of course, it’s expensive to attend home games at Rogers Arena, especially during the playoffs. One cheaper way to experience the same atmosphere is by going to the away game viewing parties at the arena. When offered, they cost about $15 to $20 with proceeds benefiting the Canucks for Kids Fund.

There are also free viewing parties to check out across Metro Vancouver. Although none are scheduled for downtown just yet, the events are fun places to watch games with fellow fans and cheer on the Canucks. Some of the free viewing party events are listed below, with exact details subject to change.

 

Rogers Arena

 

City of Surrey

A great place to watch the Canucks play the Oilers on a big screen is at the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair. Admission to the fair isn’t free, but it is very reasonable for what you get. And once you’re at the fair, in addition to concerts, market vendors, Lumberjack shows and other activities, you can watch the Canucks play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 18th and 20th.

 

Canucks Viewing at Cloverdale Rodeo
Canucks Game at Cloverdale Rodeo in 2024

 

City of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver hosts their first set of viewing parties at Oak Meadows Park, located at 899 West 37th Avenue. It’s across the street from VanDusen Botanical Garden. Starting on Sunday, May 12th, all games in round two will be shown at the park for up to 2,000 fans. The events take place rain or shine and are open to the public. Food and drinks are not sold on site. Everyone needs to bring their own chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

To avoid the struggle to find parking, it’s best to take public transit. The Oakridge-41st Avenue Canada Line SkyTrain Station is about a 15-minute walk away.

Local recreation and community centres are also screening the second round games in their lobbies. Participating community centres include Hillcrest, Killarney, Roundhouse, False Creek, Kitsilano, Kerrisdale and Creekside.

For more details about the viewing party events in Vancouver, visit the City of Vancouver‘s website.

 


THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN!

The Royal Canadian International Circus is in Richmond from May 16th to 20th. It’s a terrific circus and highly recommended! It’s also extra affordable when you use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES to get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission tickets!


 

Royal Canadian Circus

 

Games in North Vancouver

You can watch the game at either the Shipyards or Centennial Theatre depending on the date.

Friday, May 10th, marked the first Shipyards Night Market of 2024. Game two of the Canucks vs Oilers series happened to be on the same day. Fans who attended the market were able to watch the game on a 16-foot screen located in Shipyards Commons. Game five on May 16th was also screened at the same place starting at 7:00 pm. Organizers asked fans to bring their own chairs and blankets for the viewings.

Parking at the Shipyards is available but limited. Everyone is encouraged to use public transit. The venue is located at 125 Victory Ship Way in North Vancouver. It’s a short walk from Lonsdale Quay and the SeaBus terminal.

On May 20th, instead of a free event at the Shipyards, the City of North Van hosts a free event at Centennial Theatre. For details about this event, visit the NVRC.ca website.

For more information about the event on May 16th, see the City of North Vancouver‘s website.

 

Canuck's Viewing Party

 

Shipyards Night Market

 

Burnaby’s Rosemary Brown Recreation Centre

The City of Burnaby also hosts round two viewing parties. Their events are held at the Rosemary Brown Recreation Centre which is the city’s newest facility. It’s located at 7789 18th Street. The venue is about a 15-minute walk away from the Edmonds SkyTrain Station. Watch parties begin 30 minutes before each game. The building’s café has snacks and drinks on sale as well.

To learn more about the viewing parties in Burnaby, visit the City of Burnaby‘s website.

 

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BASEBALL AT NAT BAILEY STADIUM

In addition to there being Stanley Cup hockey games to watch, there are also baseball games on the weekend of May 10th to 12th with the Vancouver Canadians. They are playing Everett at Nat Bailey Stadium. Tickets to see those games aren’t free, but they are very affordable (and you can watch the games live instead of on a screen).


 

Vancouver Canadians

 

North Delta

Watch parties already took place in Delta during round one and they continue throughout round two. The public is welcome to watch Canucks games at North Delta Social Heart Plaza. The outdoor venue is located at 11415 84 Avenue. Everyone has to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

Parking is available at both Richardson Elementary School and the back parking lot of North Delta Recreation Centre.

For the latest details, see the Delta Events Calendar or visit their Facebook page.

 

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Maple Ridge

More viewing parties happen in Maple Ridge this year as well. The public can enjoy round two games together at Greg Moore Youth Centre at 11925 Haney Place. Fans of all ages are welcome. Folks can’t bring their own food, but various drinks and snacks are on sale at the venue. Doors open up to an hour or so before each game.

For more information about the screenings, visit the City of Maple Ridge website.

 

New Westminster

The City of New Westminster offers free watch parties indoors at various community centres and other buildings. For example, game two on May 10th was shown at the Anvil Centre, located at 777 Columbia Street. There was a concession area in the building where folks could buy snacks and drinks as well.

Depending on the day, viewing parties for other games take place at Moody Park Arena, Queensborough Community Centre, and more. Some venues have a capacity limit.

For more details about the viewing opportunities in New Westminster, visit the City of New Westminster‘s website.

 

Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam hosts indoor screenings on a projector. The family-friendly events take place at Port Coquitlam Community Centre at 2150 Wilson Avenue. The Canucks watch parties include a concession area with beers and more. They run throughout this year’s playoffs.

To learn more about the events, visit the City of Port Coquitlam‘s website.

 

Other Information

To learn more about the hockey team, see our article about the Vancouver Canucks.

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