(pop. 2,000,000)

Metro Vancouver is a rapidly growing cosmopolitan city of 2.1 million people in a location of unsurpassed natural beauty.

A true playground for all ages, Vancouverites are loyal to their outdoor recreation, keen athletic participants and dedicated sports fans. Given the area’s moderate climate, activities can be enjoyed the year round. Locals often boast it is possible to “ski, sail and golf all in the same day “Well it’s true!!

A vibrant city, the pedestrian-friendly streets are filled with individuals from varied ethnic backgrounds and walks of life. As a result of its culturally diverse population, Vancouver has equally diverse neighbourhoods, all of which provide equally diverse neighbourhoods.

Perched on the pacific west coast of Canada, Vancouver is a premier tourism and event destination. The city is one of North Americas' premier transportation hubs, which offers convenient access via all modes of transport. The award winning airport provides easy, direct access to Europe, Asia and all major U.S cities.

We are very proud to have been recognised as the “most livable city in the world” and believe that our quality of life is second to none. Our goal, supported by Provincial government strategies is to be recognised as the healthiest community to host an Olympic games.

The city has a strong sporting history stretching from the historic “Miracle Mile” in 1954 through to the announcement in 2003 that we would join the Olympic family as host to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We are the home to Olympians, World Champions and trophy winning teams. We have been inspired by Terry Fox, Rick Hansen and many other sporting greats who are proud to call Vancouver their sporting home.

Sport Hosting Services

Tourism Vancouver's team can help assist in locating facilities, accommodations, sports and event services, and bid preparation.

Vancouver has a city funded "sport hosting grant" to encourage the use of city sport facilities, coaches and resources. For more information please click here.

Sport Hosting Portfolio

International Cycle Planning Conference Velo-city
CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Touranment

GLISA North American "Outgames"
CFL Grey Cup
BMO Vancouver Marathon

2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
World Wheelchair Rugby Championships

World Police & Fire Games
FIS Snowboard World Cup
IBU Biathlon World Cup Final
IPC Alpine World Cup
IPC Cross-Country & Biathlon World Cup Final
FIS Cross Country/Nordic Combined
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup
FIBT Bobsleigh/Skeleton World Cup
Short Track Speed Skating World Cup
ISU World Speed Skating Championships
ISU Four Continents Figure skating
Sledge Hockey Four Nations Championships
Hockey IIHF Four Nations Men’s Event
Hockey IIHF Four Nations Women’s Event
World Junior Curling Championships
Luge FIL World Cup

Canadian Interuniversity Sports Swimming Championships
 Skate Canada National Championships
Skiing FIS Freestyle Grand Prix
Triathlon ITU World Championships
Ultimate World Ultimate & Guts
Canada Cup Wheelchair Rugby Tournament
Multi-Sport Canadian Ismaili Games
Ukrainian World Golf Challenge
Canadian National Snowboard Championships

Canadian Interuniversity Sports Soccer Championships
Ice Hockey Memorial Cup
CP Sports Boccia World Cup (Cerebral Palsy International Sports)
Triathlon ITU World Cup
Triathlon Vancouver International Half-Iron man
Soccer FIFA U-20 World Cup (Host City)
Canadian National Karate Championships
Soccer Exhibition Game Vancouver vs. Los Angeles Galaxy


Community contact

Michelle Taylor
Manager, Meeting & Convention Sales
Tourism Vancouver
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Map and Directions

Vancouver is located in the
Vancouver Coast & Mountains region of BC
Vancouver, BC
  • Located in southwest Vancouver, McCleery golf course offers a suitable venue for amateur, corporate, and charity golf tournaments. The target style golf course challenges all players, while the driving range provides opportunities for practice.
  • Located on False Creek at the edge of downtown Vancouver, Creekside Park offers organizers an ideal location for paddling and other boating events. Additionally its access to the seawall makes the park an appropriate site for run/walk/bike events.
  • The Vancouver Seawall extends along 22 km of the city's waterfront, including the 8.8 km loop around Stanley Park. Each year it plays host to many running and walking events and is the perfect venue for race organizers.
  • Rogers Arena is one of the premier sports and entertainment facilities in all of North America. Highly praised for its comfortable seating and superior sightlines, visitor hospitality lies at the heart of this 475,000 sq. ft. building.
  • The Pacific Coliseum is the largest building within the Hastings Park complex and provides a magnificent setting for events as diverse as ice shows, boxing, basketball, hockey, concerts, circuses, large assemblies, and trade & consumer shows.