Sports in Richmond, BC
Richmond has a full roster of sporting activities for visitors. You can drop in and participate with the locals at venues around the city or you can simply sit back and catch some top-flight spectator sports throughout the region.
Where to play
Our official 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue, the landmark Richmond Olympic Oval is now a state-of-the-art community sports and leisure centre. Brimming with top-notch facilities, visitors can drop in for hockey, skating, indoor rock climbing on a 13-metre (44-foot) wall, and more. There’s also an indoor track for walking and jogging plus an extensive fitness class program, including yoga and zumba.
If you've brought your swimsuit with you, Watermania is a family-friendly facility centred on a 57-metre (187-foot) competition pool. There’s also a wave pool, large whirlpools, sauna, steam room and a well-equipped fitness centre.
During your Richmond visit, you can also try your hand at one of Canada’s most celebrated sports. The Richmond Curling Club regularly offers drop-in curling classes alongside its array of league games for participants of all ages.
Need more? Our popular 6Pack Indoor Beach Centre also offers drop-in indoor beach volleyball as well as archery tag.
In addition, there are more than 100 sports and tournament fields in Richmond, used for everything from basketball and soccer to softball and rugby. You can also work on your swing year-round at our excellent golf facilities, including public and private courses, driving ranges and a pitch and putt park.
Where to watch
The Richmond Olympic Oval hosts an ever-changing roster of regional, national and international sporting events and competitions. Visitors are often welcome to watch; check ahead to see what’s on during your visit.
The Lower Mainland is also a hotbed of professional spectator sports, all easily accessible from Richmond. Buy your tickets ahead of time for Vancouver Canucks NHL hockey games at downtown Vancouver’s Rogers Arena; catch a Vancouver Whitecaps MLS soccer game or BC Lions CFL football game at the city’s BC Place Stadium; or indulge in a local summertime tradition: a minor league Vancouver Canadians baseball game at Nat Bailey Stadium.
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