British Columbia Sports

British Columbia sports teams take part in numerous events that cater to sports enthusiasts. As you might expect in any Canadian province, hockey is the main sport in British Columbia. If you want to see the pros play, you can hope to catch the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. You can also aspire to attend junior league hockey matches while traveling through the region. In Kelowna, for example, the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League play their home games at the multi-use venue that is Prospera Place. It's not all about hockey when it comes to British Columbia sports, however, so considering all of the options can be a good idea when looking to catch an event.

Rogers Arena, which was formerly known as General Motors Place, is one of the most visited BC sports stadiums. That's because it plays host to the region's beloved Vancouver Canucks. This professional hockey team has yet to win the Stanley Cup, though it has managed to win numerous division titles since joining the NHL in 1970. Should you hope to catch a Canucks game at Rogers Arena, you can find the venue in downtown Vancouver at 800 Griffith's Way.

Vancouver is the place to be if you want to enjoy British Columbia sports of the professional variety. Among the other teams that call the city home is the BC Lions. The BC Place Stadium at 777 Pacific Boulevard is where this Canadian Football League team plays. The BC Lions were founded back in 1954, and they have won the CFL championship on multiple occasions.

When you're not checking out Vancouver attractions such as Stanley Park and the Museum of Anthropology, seeing a professional soccer game or catching a minor league baseball game can be a fun way to spend some time. The Vancouver Whitecaps are the city's professional soccer team, and they also play their home games at BC Place Stadium. In 2009, the Whitecaps won the right to become an expansion team for Major League Soccer, so they have come a long way since starting out as the 86ers back in 1986.

As for Vancouver's minor league baseball team, they are known as the Vancouver Canadians. The Canadians play their home games at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium and are affiliated with Major League Baseball's Blue Jays. The Blue Jays play their home games on the other side of the country in Toronto. Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium can be found at 4601 Ontario Street, and when it's not hosting Vancouver Canadians games, it tends to find itself serving as the venue for University of British Columbia baseball games.

On a trip to British Columbia, you don't have to limit yourself to the teams and sporting events that are found in the province itself. Side trips into other regions and areas can prove rewarding. Across the US border in Washington State, for example, Seattle offers the Seahawks football, Mariners baseball, and Major League Soccer's Sounders. Cross the border into the adjacent Alberta province instead, and you can see the NHL's Flames or the CFL's Stampeders.

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