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.
ATTRACTION HAS REOPENED!
Due to the coronavirus, the BC Sports Hall of Fame closed temporarily in the spring of 2020. It reopened though in early August.
Since August of last year, the venue has been open on Fridays and Saturdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm (and this is still the case as of late February in 2021). Tickets should be purchased in advance online. Also, at least for the immediate future, face masks are required when visiting.
For the most up-to-date information about the status of the museum check out the BC Sports Hall of Fame website.
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, as well as information about BC athletes including Canadian heroes Terry Fox and Rick Hansen.
Where is the BC Sports Hall of Fame?
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is located by Gate A at BC Place Stadium. The stadium’s address is 777 Pacific Boulevard South, but 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 daily between 10 am and 5 pm. When professional sports are being played at BC Place Stadium, however, the facility closes at kick-off.
Admission rates in early 2020 (excluding GST) are the following:
- Adults (ages 18-64) – $18.00
- Seniors (ages 65+) – $14.00
- Youth (ages 6-17) & Students (with ID) – $12.00
- Kids (ages 5 & under) – no charge
- Families (2 adults and 2 youth) – $48.00
- Adult & Youth (1 adult and 1 youth) – $28.00
Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more people. Special All Access Experience tickets are also available for $20.00 per person.
Available for up to 20 members of the general public per tour at set times and dates, the All Access Experience includes a behind the scenes look at BC Place. The stadium’s media lounge, premium suite areas, locker rooms and playing field are all included in the tour (subject to access availability).
On days when they take place, All Access Experience tours generally happen at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.
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 number of 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, for example, get 50% off the price of regular admission on game days. To be eligible for the discount, show your ticket stub at the front desk.
Another great way to save is to use a 2-for-1 coupon in the Entertainment Coupon Book. The books go on sale in August each summer and are valid until December 30th of the following year.
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.
There are other exhibits at the BC Sports Hall of Fame too, including some hands-on activities and a model of BC Place Stadium. It’s not a huge facility, but it’s surprising how much they manage to fit 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 (so just a few weeks before things started to shut down in Canada because of COVID-19).
For more information about the attraction click BC Sports Hall of Fame.
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