Hockey is not only a favourite sport in Canada, it is a symbol of national unity among both the young and the old. Its no wonder the country’s five dollar bill bears an image of this game. Hockey is such a big deal in all corners of the country. If you are new to the game, but eager to catch on the fever, here are different ways through which you can experience it, especially in British Columbia.
Live NHL Game In Vancouver
If you are looking for a great and memorable experience, then watching a live game at Rogers Arena, the home of the Canucks is never a bad idea. Rogers Arena is right at the heart of the city and one of the best recreational facilities in Vancouver. One great advantage of watching a game here is that you will enjoy other things such as having dinner at famous places such as Gastown, Yaletown or even Chinatown. It is quite an experience for anyone who loves this game.
Catch a Junior Hockey Game
Like mentioned earlier, hockey is loved by both the young and the old. A tour across the province is just what you need if you are an upcoming fan. You are likely to catch a live junior game across the province. Notably, the Western Hockey League happens to be a great training ground for NHL stars; you could watch one of the teams in action either at Kelowna, Prince George, Vancouver, Kamloops or Victoria. Who knows, you could be watching an upcoming NHL’s next big star in action.
Learn a Few Things From the Locals
One of the best ways to experience hockey in BC is by having conversations with the locals about the game. Pop into a pub during NHL playoffs and have fun chatting about the game with many enthusiasts you are likely to find there. Hockey season usually starts in October, ending with playoffs between April and June.