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In February 2010, the eyes of the sporting world were on Vancouver for the 21st Winter Olympics.  Billions of viewers around the globe watched the action unfold on the city's slopes and rinks.  But Closing Ceremonies didn't mark the end of the fun:  Vancouver is a perennial destination for sports lovers. 

The city is home to five pro sports teams and a dense cluster of world-class facilities.  The BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, as well as Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps, play inside iconic BC Place Stadium, a 52,000-seat facility with a revolutionary retractable roof.  Just next door, the storied 21,000-seat Rogers Arena is home to the NHL's Vancouver Canucks, who have sold out every home game since 2002.   Meanwhile, the minor league baseball Vancouver Canadians play in historic Nat Bailey Stadium, a 1951 beauty nestled in a residential neighbourhood. 

But Vancouver offers much more than just spectator sports.  Three ski mountains rise just minutes outside of downtown in North and West Vancouver.  Cypress Mountain, with 53 runs, had the distinction of hosting the 2010 Olympic snowboarding and freestyle events.  Meanwhile, Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour attract skiers from around the world with their uncrowded slopes.  And, of course, North America's premier ski destination, Whistler Blackcomb, is just two hours north of Vancouver.   

In the warmer weather, those same ranges are a mecca for mountain bikers, who have turned Vancouver into one of the continent's biking capitals.  Hiking is also exceptional, with the Grouse Grind - a short but excruciatingly vertical 1.8 mile climb - ranking as the region's most famous trek. 

Prefer pounding the pavement? The Vancouver Marathon draws 14,000 runners a year for a race through downtown.  The city is also home to the world's largest 10K race in the world, with some 60,000 runners turning out every April for the annual Sun Run.  Competitive bikers test their pedal power in the GranFondo Whistler, a 122-kilometer road race along the breathtaking Sea to Sky Highway, while mountain bikers challenge themselves in the seven-day BC Bike Race, a grueling single-track journey along Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia.

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CFL BC Lions 2017 Season

  • June 16 - November 04
  • BC Place
  • 777 Pacific Boulevard
    Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8
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Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt

  • May 18 - May 18
  • Rogers Arena
  • 800 Griffiths Way
    Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2017 Season

  • May 20 - October 15
  • BC Place
  • 777 Pacific Boulevard
    Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8
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Whitecaps FC 2 2017 Season

  • May 14 - October 13
  • UBC Thunderbird Stadium / McLeod Athletic Park
  • Vancouver / Langley , BC
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2017 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic

  • June 28 - June 28
  • Percy Perry Stadium
  • 1290 Pipeline Rd
    Coquitlam, BC V3B 4S1
  • Admission: $20.00 Adults/ $10.00 Youth / Free for children under 3
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29th Annual Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

  • June 23 - June 25
  • False Creek
  • 1455 Quebec Street
    Vancouver , BC
  • Admission: Free
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BMO Vancouver Marathon

  • May 07 - May 07
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • 4600 Cambie Street
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M9
  • Phone: 604-872-2928
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Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair

  • May 19 - May 22
  • 6050A-176th Street
    Surrey, BC V3S 4E7
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Grouse Mountain presents Canada Day at the Peak of Vancouver

  • July 01 - July 01
  • 6400 Nancy Greene Way
    North Vancovuer, BC V7R 4K9
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Grouse Mountain presents Seek The Peak

  • June 11 - June 11
  • Ambleside Beach
  • West Vancouver , BC
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RBC Gran Fondo Whistler 2017

  • September 09 - September 09
  • Vancouver, BC to Whistler, BC
  • , BC
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Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k

  • June 25 - June 25
  • 8901 Stanley Park Dr
    Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2
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The 33rd Annual Vancouver SunRun

  • April 23 - April 23
  • Start Line at West Georgia Street and Thurlow Street
  • Vancouver, BC
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Rogers Arena Tours

  • April 18
  • Rogers Arena
  • 800 Griffiths Way
    Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1
  • Venue: Rogers Arena
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