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Face masks now mandatory for children aged five and up

October 13th, 2021

New PHO order beginning October 12

The postseason push is in full swing at BC Place as both the BC Lions and Whitecaps FC are right in the thick of things as we enter Fall.

Ahead of this weekend's CFL and MLS slate, a new order from the Public Health Officer was announced earlier this week.

Beginning October 12, masks are required in all public indoor settings, including events at BC Place, for all people aged five and up (born in 2016 or earlier).

There are exemptions for:

  • People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one
  • People who cannot remove a mask on their own
  • Children under the age of five
  • People who need to remove their masks to communicate due to another person's hearing impairment

A face shield is not a substitute for a mask as it has an opening below the mouth.

Fans attending events at BC Place may take their masks off only when eating or drinking in their assigned seats.

Please make sure to view the vaccine verification requirements, as well as other important information including the bag policy, prior to coming to BC Place.

For more information on the mask mandate, please refer to the Provincial and regional restrictions.

Northern Lights Display - October 2021

October 1st, 2021

The stadium's Northern Lights Display is recognized around the world as a landmark of Vancouver’s skyline. BC Place is honoured to be able to help bring awareness to events, charities, and non-profit causes that are important to communities in British Columbia.

Here are the stadium's lighting initiatives for October:

October 2 – orange for Whitecaps FC's Indigenous Night

October 3 – blue for International Day for Older Persons on Oct 1

October 4 – yellow & white for Wrongful Conviction Day on Oct 2

October 6 – green for World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 7 – teal for Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day

October 8-9 – Fall show (Thanksgiving weekend)

October 10 – purple for Mental Health Day

October 11 – pink for International Day of the Girl

October 13 – green, pink & teal for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October 15 – pink, blue, & purple for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

October 17 - rainbow colours for Whitecaps FC's Pride Night

October 18 – teal for Food Allergy Awareness

October 19 – purple for National Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness Day

October 20 – green for Waste Reduction Week

October 21 – blue & purple for Disability Employment Month

October 22 – green for VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation's Night of a Thousand Stars / seafoam green for International Stuttering Awareness Day

October 24 – red for Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 25 – green for Islamic Heritage Month

October 28 – Remembrance Poppy on the eve of the start of the annual Poppy Campaign

October 29-31 – Jack-O-Lantern (Halloween weekend)

BC PLACE NORTHERN LIGHTS TO FEATURE SPECIAL ILLUMINATION DISPLAY TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS SINCE REOPENING

September 29th, 2021

BC's flagship stadium for world class events and community activities is celebrating 10 years since the world-renowned venue reopened its doors following an extensive revitalization in 2011.

The new BC Place opened with huge excitement on September 30, 2011 as Juno and Grammy award-winning performer Sarah McLachlan kicked off the BC Lions game by singing the national anthem O Canada along with 50,000 fans.

Since reopening in 2011, BC Place has hosted some of the greatest international events in the world, including the Championship Final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Recently, the iconic multipurpose venue has been dubbed "Canada's Home Stadium" after hosting some of the highest-attended international sporting events in Canadian history. In the last 10 years, BC Place has welcomed more than 9 million guests from across BC and around the world, generating more than $1 billion in economic impact within the province. 

To celebrate, the stadium’s Northern Lights Display will be animated with a special show on Wednesday evening, September 29, beginning at sunset around 7 p.m.

The illumination will showcase the number “10” before rolling out some of the most-loved roof lighting displays of the past decade:

  • Orange for BC Lions
  • Blue for Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Canada flag for Canada Soccer
  • Flags of 16 competing nations for the Canada Sevens
  • Carnival colours for Playdome
  • Waves for the Vancouver International Boat Show
  • "1989" for Taylor Swift’s The 1989 World Tour
  • Union Jack for Paul McCartney’s 2012 return to BC Place
  • 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Moustaches for Movember 
  • Blue jeans for Jeans Day
  • Special display for Canada 150
  • Hearts dedicated to health care professionals during the pandemic

It is fitting that the celebration will be shown via the Northern Lights Display, as the Stadium’s illumination program is one of the many ways BC Place has helped with community building, especially in the last 10 years.

The stadium's Northern Lights Display is recognized around the world as a landmark of Vancouver’s skyline, while also serving as a channel to help bring awareness to events, charities, community initiatives, and non-profit causes that are important to communities across British Columbia.

While it’s the world class events that make the headlines, it’s the various community initiatives that make BC Place special for many BC residents. These include the annual Canucks Autism Network Sports Day. Each year, BC Place welcomes hundreds of families registered with the Canucks Autism Network to experience a one-of-a-kind day with friends from Vancouver's top sports teams, including Vancouver Whitecaps FC, BC Lions, Vancouver Canadians and Vancouver Canucks.

The same pitch that Whitecaps FC and Canadian international striker Lucas Cavallini plies his wares on has also been host to hundreds of kids from KidsPlay Foundation. KidsPlay is a non-profit organization working towards keeping kids away from the lifestyle of drugs, gangs, and violence.

And if you think BC Lions wide receiver Lucky Whitehead has registered the speediest 40-yard dash on the BC Place field, think again. Did you know that the Transit Police Dog Service Unit has used the Stadium for a series of important training exercises?

And most recently, over the pandemic, BC Place and Centerplate have donated nearly 20,000 pounds of food to charitable organizations benefiting some of the province's most vulnerable communities.

Whether it’s with Kids Up Front, Children’s Wish Foundation, or perhaps the Field of Dreams Schools Participation Program where students use the Stadium’s field of play for indoor physical activity, BC Place has grown into a model for community leadership since it reopened in 2011.

And it will continue to be a place British Columbians can be proud to call their home stadium.