In the past Vancouver has played host to a variety of defining moments. From Expo ’86 to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games, Vancouver continues to grow in its capacity to host the world and sports events are a big attraction. With a reputation as a safe city with experience, resources, culture and energy, Vancouver can wow the world, going beyond its natural beauty as a metropolitan gem nestled between the ocean and the Pacific Mountain Range.
The World Cup of Women’s Tennis, the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge qualifiers, and the Laver Cup Vancouver are two exciting sports events coming to the city in 2023 that show the world that Vancouver has a growing tennis following with a welcoming atmosphere for tennis athletes and fans.
In 2025, Vancouver and Whistler will co-host the Invictus Games. Canada is the first country to propose this innovative hybrid model and it will make the games more diverse than ever before, as snow and ice sports are added to the mix.
For Canadian football fans, the 111th Grey Cup is slated to come to Vancouver in 2024. Canada’s most prestigious sports event is returning to Vancouver. BC Place stadium is the perfect host venue to deliver during the Grey Cup festival.
World cup fever is stronger than ever and Vancouver celebrates the announcement that the city has been chosen as an official host city for FIFA World Cup 2026. This is the first time FIFA matches will be played on Canadian soil with some of them taking place in Vancouver