Vancouver Highlanders Professional Rugby

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Did you know that we have a professional rugby team? Not only that, the Vancouver Highlanders have announced that tickets to their opening matches against Barbados and Canada Selects on June 28th will be free! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch and enjoy international-calibre rugby up close and personal pitchside.

Vancouver Highlanders Rugby
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Vancouver Highlanders Professional Rugby

  • Location: Burnaby Lake Rugby Club (3760 Sperling Ave, Burnaby)
  • Tickets: Free for June 28th, book online in advance here.
    • Otherwise $40 + fees for other matches. Kids 12 and under are free.
    • Fans are encouraged to bring their own chair and grab a seat close to the action.

Canada’s only professional rugby team, will kick off its first season of play with the inaugural Rugby Player’s Challenge Summer Series.  It begins on Friday, June 28th when the Highlanders play a double bill against the Canada Selects and the Barbados National Team. On July 20th, they will face Germany, with Brazil next up for the challenge on August 3rd. The series will close out on August 17th with the arrival of the Canada XV national team.

Each of the five matches will showcase elite rugby in a festival atmosphere at Burnaby Lake Rugby Club with traditional bagpipes, DJs, food, and a fully licensed fan zone. Sports lovers and rugby die-hards can gather pitchside to experience bone-crunching hits and the immersive atmosphere in an intimate and unique sporting environment.

In preparation for the season, Vancouver Highlanders will be hosting an open practice from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, June 21st at Burnaby Lake Rugby Club. Members of the public are warmly invited to watch Vancouver’s newest professional sports team go through their paces as they prepare for a summer of international competition.

About the Team

Vancouver Highlanders were founded with the mission to offer a pathway for players to develop their game and grow as a person while building their rugby skills. The Highlanders also aim to grow the sport’s grassroots and community by creating a style of play Canadian fans can embrace and tapping into British Columbia’s deep-seated passion for rugby. The team name, Gaelic player names and tartan jerseys celebrate Scottish heritage, while the team motto “Fortitude” captures the values the sport encompasses. Follow the team on Facebook for more info.

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