I believe one of the best ways to give an experience to a loved one this Christmas is to give them the gift of sport. John and I have bought our Whitecaps season tickets for each other for Christmas for the last five years, which turns into over 20 pre-set date nights for us throughout the year! Here are some gift packs and sets that our local sporting organizations are offering up this season:
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
The ‘Caps are offering a Holiday Pack in their online store that includes a Whitecaps FC scarf and tickets to the historic CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal vs New York Red Bulls on March 2, the Canadian Championship semifinal, and the MLS season opener for $100.
The BC Lions have some festive ornaments and stocking stuffers in their online store, but stay tuned for their holiday gift pack release which is usually during the second week of December.
The Canucks have Holiday Packs starting at $249 that include tickets to 3 games (pick from a list), a FlyOver Canada pass, a Canucks scarf, and ticket to Canucks Superskills.
The Giants have 5-game Christmas Packs starting at $89 along with a lineup of holiday events like the Ugly Christmas Sweater weekend (December 9 & 10), and the Hyundai Teddy Bear Toss (December 16).
HSBC Canada Sevens Rugby
The wildly popular 2017 HSBC Canada Sevens Series returns to Vancouver in March and General Admission Tournament passes are available now.
Men’s Series ticket options: GA tournament pass (both days) $99; GA Group Tickets (10 or more) $89 each; Single Day ticket $55. Women’s Series GA tournament pass (both days) $40; Reserved seating range from $65 – $85; Premium seating $99. Remember – group costumes are encouraged! *All 7s Access, 7s Reserved and Premium seating for the Men’s Tournament are sold out.
On the Unconventional Side
You can also pick up a Vancouver Parks Gift Card for that special someone on your shopping list. These gift cards are valid for recreation facilities, lessons, facility rentals, pitch & putt, and garden admissions.
*All prices are those that were posted at time of publishing. Prices may vary. See specific team/team store for actual prices.