May 1, 2008
The NHL season runs from October to April every year, and our Vancouver Canucks always draw a capacity crowd. Home games at GM Place are a must-see if you are lucky enough to be in town during the season. 800 Griffiths Way, 604-899-4600.
The Vancouver Giants are our less expensive and often more aggressive alternative to the Canucks. The 2007 Western Hockey League champions season runs from mid September to mid March every year with home games at the Pacific Coliseum. 100 North Renfrew St., 604-444-2687.
The Whitecaps soccer season runs from March to September with all home games at Swangard Stadium. Catch one of the men’s or women’s games if you’re looking for some outdoor family fun. 3883 Imperial St., 604-669-9283.
The Vancouver Canadians season runs from June through September with all home games at Nat Bailey Stadium. On a sunny day a Canadians game is the perfect way to enjoy some baseball, beer, and a bask in the sun. 4601 Ontario St., 604-872-5232.
You can catch a BC Lions home game at BC Place downtown. The CFL football season (June-November) puts our five-time Grey Cup Champions to work. 765 Pacific Blvd., 604-589-7627.
Vancouver, now on the marathon circuit, attracts runners from around the world who participate in competitive and non-competitive running events throughout the city. In 1981 the first Terry Fox Run (604-464-2666; Terryfoxrun.org) brought 300,000 participants and raised $3.5 million, and to date more than $400 million has been raised for Cancer research. More than 170,000 Canadians across the country come together for the cure at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure (Concord Pacific Place-Pacific Blvd, 800-387-9816; Cibcrunforthecure.com). Another event that attracts runners from around the world is the Vancouver Sun Run (Canada.com/ vancouversun/sunrun) an annual 10-kilometre run in April that starts at BC Place.