Richmond Olympic Oval
Richmond Olympic Oval

Sports in Richmond, BC

If you love sports, you'll love discovering the many activities awaiting you in Richmond. For those who want to play, there are drop-in schedules to take advantage of and plenty of local sports fields to play on; and for those wanting to watch sports, there are opportunities to do that as well!

Where to Play

You’ll find world-class indoor sports facilities in Richmond, including the Richmond Olympic Oval, where you can drop in for fitness classes, hockey, and public skating or to scale the 13-metre (44-foot) climbing wall. If you want to swim, head to Watermania, an aquatic centre with a 57-metre (187-foot) competition pool, a wave pool, whirlpools, and more. You can also try your hand at curling, a great Canadian pastime, at the Richmond Curling Club or head to 6Pack Indoor Beach for drop-in beach volleyball or archery tag.  

There are also over 100 sports and tournament fields in Richmond that are ideal for everything from basketball and soccer to softball and rugby; and you can golf in Richmond year-round at one of three public courses or practice your game at the local pitch & putt. In fact, you can even experience a west coast special: golfing in Richmond in the morning and skiing in the afternoon at one of Metro Vancouver’s local ski hills, such as Grouse Mountain.  

Watch a Game

Many provincial, national and international sporting events are held at the Richmond Olympic Oval, and spectators are often welcome! If you want to watch some professional sports, there are a few options. You can watch the Vancouver Canucks play a home game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver; head to BC Place to watch the BC Lions football team or the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team; or cheer on Vancouver’s minor league baseball team, the Vancouver Canadians, at Nat Bailey Stadium.

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