Posted March 3, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

Other Spectator Sports

There are tons of sports to watch in Vancouver such as marathons, boating events, dragon boat racing, baseball, soccer and much more. Here are some of the significant teams in Vancouver, British Columbia that attract tons of sports fans every year to the city.


Believe it or not, hockey isn’t the only major sport in Canada. Soccer is loved by many locals and tourists and the Vancouver Whitecaps team is very popular in the city. The Whitecaps are a professional Vancouver soccer team and they were once called the Vancouver 86’ers before the name change in the year 2000.  The season for the Whitecaps goes from May to October and the games are held in Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. Find out more about the Whitecaps soccer team at www.whitecapsfc.com.


The Vancouver Canadians are affiliated with the MLB Oakland Athletics. The C’s play all of their home games at Nat Bailey Stadium and have played in the Northwest “A” minor league since 2000. Visit the main website at www.canadianbaseball.com.

Horse Races

If you love horses and enjoy the rush of the races, then check out the Hastings Park Race Course. Place your bets and watch as the horses battle it out on the course. You can also sit inside if it is raining and watch races on TV or place other sporting bets. Check out the website at www.hastingspark.com or call 604-254-1631 for daily events and schedules.

Marathons for a Cause

Marathons are a highly recognizable sport in Vancouver, British Columbia. People come from all over the world to watch or join the Vancouver Sun Run and the Vancouver International Marathon. Both of them bring in money for charities that goes to a good cause. You can visit the Vancouver Sun Run’s website at www.sunrun.com or the Vancouver International Marathon at www.vanmarathon.bc.ca for the details of each event.

Alcan Dragon Boat Races

Held in False Creek downtown, this annual boat race and festival attracts people to the Chinatown area every year. Teams get together to race along False Creek and are sponsored by various charities and business groups. People can volunteer to help out or just watch from along the seawall and enjoy the festivities. Check out the main website atwww.dragonboatbc.ca.


Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.