Looking back on an exciting year at BC Place
December 13th, 2018
BC Place is proud to welcome guests from around the world to sporting events, concerts, consumer shows, community gatherings and special events each year. Here is a look back on some of our most memorable moments from 2018:
Vancouver International Boat Show
The year kicked off with the return of Western Canada's largest boat show. The event is known for its impressive lineup of the newest and most innovative boats and accessories from over 250 exhibitors, along with entertaining and informative seminars.
Rugby World Cup Qualifier - Canada vs. Uruguay
Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team faced Uruguay in a Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifying match at BC Place on Saturday, January 27th. Over 16,000 rugby fans were in attendance as Uruguay went on to beat Canada 38-29.
BC Home & Garden Show
BC Place hosted the 2018 BC Home & Garden Show in February. The 5-day event featured over 425 trusted brands and local companies, including the industry’s top home improvement celebrities and local designers.
HSBC Canada Sevens
The HSBC Canada Sevens tournament returned to BC Place on March 10th and 11th for the 6th leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The 2018 2-day tournament drew a record attendance of over 77,000 fans to the stadium. Tickets for 2019 HSBC Canada Sevens can be purchased here.
PlayDome, Western Canada’s largest indoor carnival, took over BC Place during spring break. The 2018 event featured over 45 rides and games for the whole family to enjoy.
Vancouver Whitecaps 2018 Season Kick-Off
Vancouver Whitecaps FC kicked off the season with a 2-1 win over Canadian rivals Montreal Impact at BC Place on Sunday, March 4th.
Vancouver Sun Run 2018
BC Place was the host venue for the 34th annual Vancouver Sun Run. Nearly 42,000 runners took part in the 2018 event, which concluded at the stadium.
Canucks Autism Network Sports Day
BC Place welcomed players and staff from the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Vancouver Canadians to share the field with local children, teens and young adults living with autism.
Kids Play Foundation Super Soccer Tournament
BC Place was proud to host hundreds of local kids for Kids Play's Super Soccer Tournament. The goal of the non-competitive event is to engage inner-city youth by providing a unique experience, which in turn leads to developing a connection with youth at an early age and encourage positive mentorship.
Insurance Brokers of BC Gala
BC Place served as venue for the Insurance Brokers of British Columbia 2018 Gala. The stadium was transformed into an intimate banquet space, which included a performance from Grammy-Award winner Sarah McLachlan.
BC Lions 2018 Season Kick-Off
The BC Lions kicked off the season at home with a 22-10 win over the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday, June 16th.
Luxury Home & Design Show
BC Place held the Luxury Home & Design Show in June. The event was celebration of luxury and craftsmanship from the globe’s most innovative artisans.
Whitecaps FC played their first-ever Canada Day match at BC Place on July 1st. Before watching the 'Caps take on the Colorado Rapids, 60 immigrants became Canadian citizens during a special citizenship ceremony at the stadium.
BC Place and Centerplate staff teamed up with the BC Lions on Saturday, July 14th to help raise over 22,000 pounds of food for Vancouver and Surrey Food Banks through the Purolator Tackle Hunger program.
CW's The Flash
Did you know BC Place is a popular location for film shoots? Most recently, the stadium was the setting for a superhero showdown on the hit show, The Flash. Filming took place in the summer, with the episode airing at the end of October. Check out the clip below!
Indigenous Sport Gallery
BC Place was proud to support the BC Sports Hall of Fame for the unveiling of the Indigenous Sport Gallery. The permanent exhibit celebrates the rich history and many contributions to sport by First Nations and Metis athletes, teams, coaches, builders and volunteers in British Columbia.
Whitecaps FC Legends & Stars Charity Match
BC Place hosted the annual Whitecaps FC Legends & Stars match in September, benefitting BC Children’s Hospital. This year’s event featured former Vancouver Canucks Henrik and Daniel Sedin, as well as stars from hit shows including Riverdale and The 100.
Jay-Z & Beyoncé's "OTR II" Tour
GRAMMY-Award winners Jay-Z and Beyoncé brought their highly-anticipated "OTR II" tour to BC Place on Tuesday, October 2nd. The concert was described as, "a spectacle – a feast for the senses, if you will – and one of the most stunning live entertainment experiences ever produced."
Luke Bryan's "What Makes You Country" Tour
Country music superstar Luke Bryan, with special guests Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi and Carly Pearce performed at BC Place on Saturday, October 13th. The show was one of the biggest country music concerts to ever take place in Vancouver.
Thank you, Wally
The BC Lions closed their season at home with a touching tribute to head coach and CFL legend, Wally Buono. The now-retired BC Lions head coach spent 46 years with the league as a player, coach, general manager and as a governor.
Take Our Kids to Work Day
BC Place is a proud participant of Take Our Kids to Work Day, an annual career exploration event where Grade 9 students across Canada spend the day in the life of a working professional. This year, 14-year-old Domenique got a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the stadium on November 14th.
BC High School Football Championships - SUBWAY Bowl
BC Place is proud to host the BC High School Football Championships each year. The SUBWAY Bowl is an incredible, inspirational opportunity for young football talent from across British Columbia to compete on the same stage as their sporting heroes.
CONTACT Winter Music Festival
Returning to BC Place for the seventh consecutive year, CONTACT showcases international EDM superstars and provides the opportunity for rising stars and local artists to shine on the same stage. The 2018 headliners include Grammy-Award winning artist Skrillex and chart-topping duo The Chainsmokers.