The BC Sports Hall of Fame is a sports museum located at BC Place Stadium. It showcases Vancouver, BC and other Canadian athletes and sports history.
This article contains the following information about the BC Sports Hall of Fame:
BC Sports Hall of Fame at BC Place Stadium
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is a small to medium-sized museum that showcases memorabilia and items of interest to sports enthusiasts. The facility features team jerseys and other memorabilia. Information about BC athletes including Canadian heroes Terry Fox and Rick Hansen can also be found.
Where is the BC Sports Hall of Fame?
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is located by Gate A at BC Place. The stadium’s address is 777 Pacific Boulevard South. Keep in mind, though it’s a big place. The museum, and Gate A, can be found at the intersection of Beatty Street and Robson by the Terry Fox Plaza on the northwest side of the stadium.
Just a couple of blocks down the street from Gate A is the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain Station at the corner of Beatty and Dunsmuir.
Hours and Rates
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is open from Wednesday to Sunday between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the facility was open daily. The place closes at kick-off when Professional Sports are being played at BC Place Stadium.
Admission rates in early 2024 (excluding GST) are as follows:
- Adults (ages 15 to 64) – $20
- Seniors (ages 65+) – $16
- Youth (ages 5 to 14) – $12
- Students (with ID) – $17.50
- Kids (ages 4 and under) – no charge
- Family (two adults and two youth) – $55
Sports enthusiasts can also become a Club 1966 Member. Joining the BC Sports Hall of Fame means you can attend gallery openings and exhibits as a BC Sports Hall of Fame member throughout the year. Membership also offers savings, for example, get 15% off merchandise or facility rentals.
There are two types of memberships to choose from. The Family Membership includes up to four people from within your immediate family. This membership costs $120 and is valid for up to one year from time of purchase. The other is the Individual Membership you can buy. This membership is for die-hard sports fans and costs $60, valid for up to a year from time of purchase. Both membership costs exclude GST.
Note: Rates and hours of operation are subject to change. See the BC Sports Hall of Fame website or call 604-687-5520 for exact details.
Ways to Save
There are a few ways to save on the cost of admission at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
People with ticket stubs to BC Place events, BC Lions football games, Vancouver Canucks hockey games and Vancouver Whitecaps soccer games can get 50% off the price of regular admission on game days. Show your ticket stub at the front desk to get your discount.
Other discounts include members of Hosteling International getting in for the price of a youth or student, which is good for older members who aren’t students. Also, visitors to Science World or the Vancouver Lookout more often than not qualify for a 20% discount.
What to Expect
At the BC Sports Hall of Fame expect to see lots of team jerseys and helmets, other sports equipment and autographed memorabilia in glass displays.
Sports memorabilia from major Vancouver and other BC teams are most prominent, obviously, but there are also artifacts from Indigenous sports and the British Commonwealth Games.
Exhibits at the attraction include the Vancouver 2010 Gallery, which features items from the 2010 Olympic Games, and the In Her Footsteps Gallery, which highlights the achievements of women in sport. There is also the Hall of Champions Gallery, which showcases specific famous athletes, and the Aboriginal Sport Gallery, Terry Fox Gallery and Rick Hansen Gallery.
Terry Fox was a young one-legged Vancouver-raised athlete who attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Rick Hansen is another world-famous Vancouverite who raised millions for spinal cord research while wheel-chairing around the globe.
Other exhibits at the BC Sports Hall of Fame include some hands-on activities and a model of BC Place Stadium. It’s not a huge facility, but it’s surprising how much is packed in!
Sports Hall Video
To give you even more of an idea of what to expect, check out the following video. It was taken on a quiet day in February of 2020.
For more information about the attraction, click BC Sports Hall of Fame.
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