You don’t expect to break a sweat at a museum but that’s one thing that I always found so engaging about the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Among the memory-jogging artifacts, exhibits steeped in BC sport history, and Honoured Member profiles, the Participation Zone’s tread wall, running track, and bubble hockey were always favourites during my family visits.
Visit the BC Sports Hall of Fall This Season
This season they have even more to experience, as the home of the iconic Challenger Map, the Indigenous Sport Gallery, the infamous World Hockey Association Avco Cup on display, and the new Greg Moore Simulator. The Hall of Fame has 800 square feet of interactive displays that celebrate the internationally decorated race car driver from Maple Ridge, who was inducted in 2000. Now it features a revamped iRacing simulator.
All of these new features compliment the permanent collections such as the Rick Hansen and Terry Fox Galleries. The galleries are open most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10:00am to 5:00pm (subject to stadium event closures) and is located at 777 Pacific Boulevard, at Gate A of BC Place.
Class of 2023 Announcement & Open House
The BC Sports Hall of Fame will be announcing their latest inductees on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Register for free to attend this event with Hero in You ambassador and Honoured Member Lori Fung Methorst who will be revealing the Class of 2023 selections.
Directly after the Class of 2023 announcement event, join athlete ambassadors Richard Peter and Clara Hughes for an afternoon Open House at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. There will be free admission from 12:30pm to 3:00pm that day.
You will also be able to share what a successful 2030 Games would mean to you. Working under the leadership of Líl̓wat (Lilwatl), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, the 2030 Feasibility Team is exploring the possibility of hosting the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in British Columbia. This is an Indigenous-led, privately funded process that can and should set a precedent for how we work collaboratively as sport leaders, government officials, Indigenous communities, and venue hosts to review opportunities that can greatly benefit our country and its citizens.
It’s a great time to plan your weekend at the BC Sports Hall of Fame, which celebrates extraordinary achievement in BC sport history and inspires future generations to make their dreams come true.