Vancouver, BC Factoid
Hold on to your hats! Or should we say helmets? Vancouver is a sports lover's paradise. Starting with the first hockey team, the Vancouver Millionaires, residents have had a love affair with sports that's virtually unmatched. Big attendance-getters include trophy winners like the Canucks (National Hockey League), the Giants (Western Hockey League), the BC Lions (Canadian football), and the Whitecaps (North American Soccer League). You can also enjoy the Ravens (National Lacrosse League), the Canadians (part of the Oakland A's farm system), auto racing, or any of a number of amateur rugby clubs. If all this makes you want to go out and play, Vancouver has loads of participation sports, too – dodgeball leagues, scuba diving, rafting, fishing, golf, you name it. Better start getting in shape now....