Here’s our list of Vancouver club details, so you can watch and play sports in the city.
Playing team sports in a new city is a fantastic way to find like-minded people, so push yourself to get out and meet new people as much as possible.
Vancouver club listings: Watch
If you can afford to treat yourself to local culture, check out one of the home games for the Vancouver Canucks, the local hockey team.
‘Scalper’, or ‘tout’ tickets drop to $50-$80 if you wait until the first period is underway (games go on for around two and a half hours).
The hockey season lasts from September to April, with playoffs through May. Click here to find out the schedule.
If you still want to support a Vancouver club, you can go to the junior league and watch the Vancouver Giants play at the Pacific Coliseum. Tickets are cheaper – and the atmosphere is often better than what you’d find at Canucks games.
The Vancouver Whitecaps are known for having “the best sporting atmosphere in Vancouver”. They play in the MLS, or Major League Soccer, which is the highest league for the sport in North America.
Home games take place at BC Place. Click here to find out the schedule.
The BC Lions is the Vancouver club in the Canadian Football League (CFL). The sport is almost identical to American football and played during the summer months. Click here to find out the schedule.
Vancouver club listings for teams
Urban Rec Leagues are all about being active, being social and having fun. They offer drop in and competitive leagues in sports including beach volleyball, hockey, soccer, basketball and ultimate.
The Vancouver Greencaps are an amateur soccer team in Vancouver, made up predominantly of English and Irish guys on working holiday visas.
Vancouver Metro Soccer League
The VMSL is a series of local leagues with a number of clubs you can join. To join a Vancouver club, see their directory.
The Irish Sports and Social Club (ISCC) is experiencing fantastic growth in recent years. Get involved with mens and ladies football teams, a hurling team and also a camogie team. See their website for more info on training and tournaments.
Scribes Rugby Club plays touch rugby every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm at Trout Lake in East Vancouver, and in a competitive league during the spring and winter.
They have a cosmopolitan Vancouver club of Canadians, Irish, English, Kiwis, Aussies, Saffers, Americans and a couple more from around the world. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit their website.
Touch (Tag) Rugby
A bunch of Kiwis, Ozzies, Saffas along with some Canadians get together every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm at Stanley Park — Brockton Oval.
Everybody and all skill levels are welcome. We play International Touch rules and are happy to teach those who are keen to learn.
If Brockton Oval is closed or being used, we will play on the lower fields by the cricket ground. Visit our Facebook Group for more info.
Looking to play footy with a Vancouver club? You’ve several options!
Vancouver Cougars train on Wednesdays at 6pm, from March or April. Typically some indoor soccer or basketball is used over the winter to keep in touch. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more information.
A female team, the Vancouver Vixens, was set up in 2016.
The Delta Bayhawks are another Vancouver club looking for players, with the season running from April to September. It is a good mix of fun, fitness and socialising. Games are on Saturday afternoons and trainings are on Thursday nights. You can contact the club through their Facebook page.
Vancouver club listings for individual pursuits
Bike / Rollerblade / Long board or Run around the Sea Wall
For biking around Stanley Park, you can rent from:
- Spokes (Denman – Georgia St)
- Bay Shore Bike & Rollerblade (Denman St)
- Stanley Park Cycle (Denman St)
- English Bay (Davie – Denman St)
Pitch n Putt (Beers allowed!)
- Stanley Park (Downtown)
- Queen Elizabeth (West 33rd- Cambie St)
- Rupert Park (East Side / Rupert – 1st Ave)
- Go to the North Shore, or Pacific Spirit Park (UBC)
- Drop in at Public Tennis Courts
- Drop in at Public Golf Courses
Frisbee Golf and Lawn Bowls
- See details at Queen Elizabeth Park here.
Public Ice Rinks
- Downtown (Robson Square) (winter)
- West End (Barclay – Denman St) (winter/spring)
- Kitsilano (Larch St) (winter/spring)
- Commercial Drive (Britannia Community Centre) (all year)
- Other Public Ice rinks
- Stawamus Chief (known locally as ‘The Chief’)