BC Place is one of the easiest landmarks to spot on a map of Vancouver aside from Stanley Park. It’s an icon of our fair city, opening in June of 1983 and again in 2011 following $150 million in major renovations, it has hosted everything from the CFL, MLS, and the NHL Heritage Classic to Madonna, U2, and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Now thanks to the BC Sports Hall of Fame, you can go behind the scenes to get unique views of this legendary venue.
The history of BC Place, and overall sport in BC, can be found at the BC Sports Hall of Fame, right inside the stadium doors at Gate A. This important attraction is full of history, interactive displays, games, the hall of inductees, and galleries including tributes to some extraordinary Canadian heroes like Terry Fox and Rick Hansen.
Public Tours of BC Place
This summer, the BC Sports Hall of Fame is hosting a new All Access Experience providing an enhanced visit and behind the scenes tour of BC Place. You’ll visit the media lounge, premium suite areas, team locker rooms, and have field access.
I tagged along for a tour earlier this month, joining visitors from Mexico and The Netherlands. It was interesting to see their reactions to facts and information, and to see how incredibly impressed they were with the BC Lions’ locker room.
On the tour you’ll learn things like why the seats have a colour pattern, how long it takes the roof to open and close, what is the pitch made of, player history, and other tidbits of information about BC Place as a building and venue.
Each tour has room for 20 guests and the cost is $20 per person. A group rate, for 10 or more, is available for $13.50. Current available tour dates are Tuesday, August 5, 2014; Wednesday, August 6, 2014; Tuesday, August 26, 2014; and Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Time slots are 10:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Call the BC Sports Hall of Fame at 604-687-5520 to secure your time today.
Summer 2015 Tours
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is offering All Access Experience tours of BC Place on August 11, 12, and 18 at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
New Dates Added: Monday September 14th at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. October 6th, 13th, 14th, 2015. Check this link for the latest dates that these tours are available.