The FIFA World Cup is set to draw soccer players, fans, spectators, and excitement to Vancouver in the summer of 2026. As one of the host cities for this prestigious event, Vancouver will showcase its passion for the game and its ability to host a world-class sporting event. The matches will be held in the city’s iconic BC Place - with its retractable roof and capacity to hold over 54,000 spectators, the stadium will serve as the epicenter of the action.

As soccer enthusiasts from around the globe eagerly await the opportunity to witness the world’s best players compete on Canadian soil, FIFA has revealed that Vancouver will host 7 tournaments out of 104 games. Vancouver is scheduled to host five group stage matches in June – two of which will feature Team Canada, a round of 32 knockout match and a group of 16 elimination game in July.

As the countdown for the World Cup begins, anticipation builds in the city. Lucky for soccer fans, the city’s very own Vancouver Whitecaps will play host to Lionel Messi and Inter Miami CF in the 2024 Major League Soccer season as the Canadian team celebrates its 50th anniversary. On May 25, soccer enthusiasts can get a small taste of what’s to come in 2026.