Sports Entertainment in Victoria

Whether you are a spectator or participant, Victoria’s sports entertainment options are diverse and plentiful. From peaceful paddling on a stand-up paddle board (SUP) to the heart pounding excitement of BC Premier League rugby, you’ll find sports entertainment to suit every personality and every season. 

Click on the links below to learn more about our sports, our teams and the opportunities to participate. 

Sports Entertainment Options:

Baseball – Victoria Harbourcats

The Victoria Harbourcats are an amateur, wood-bat baseball team who play in the West Coast League (WCL) at the Royal Athletic Park, located at 1014 Caledonia Ave in Victoria, British Columbia. The WCL is a summer league that draws elite level players from different college teams from various conferences across North America. Read more.

Boating and Fishing

Being an island, we’ve got a bit of water nearby. Boating, crabbing, saltwater and freshwater fishing are all very popular past-times for residents and tourists. For a memorable experience, consider a salmon or halibut fishing charter. 

Cycling and Skateboarding

Victoria is becoming known as a biking community. We have bike paths that weave their way through the city and parks and trails open for riding. The Bear Mountain Bike Park in Langford BC is home to the Canadian National Mountain Bike team and Victoria is also home to the Ryder Hesjedal Tour. 

Skate parks are popping up around town with one of the most popular being the Victoria Skate Park on Esquimalt Road in Vic West. 

Escape Rooms

Live-action adventure games that incorporate puzzles, codes and the sleuthing of clues. 

Golf

Bear Mountain Resort in Langford is Golf Canada’s official training centre and that should tell you something about golf and Victoria – it’s a pretty big deal around here. 

Hiking and Walking

You don’t have to hike the West Coast Trail or the Juan de Fuca Trail to enjoy the great outdoors. There are plenty of options for all fitness levels in the Greater Victoria region. 

Hockey

The Victoria Royals are a junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League. They make their home at the Save-On Foods Memorial Centre located at Blanshard and Caledonia. The team plays September through March. 

Lacrosse

The Victoria Shamrocks are a Senior A box lacrosse team who play in the Western Lacrosse Association and are perennial favourites to win. Home games are played at the Q Centre located in the West Shore Parks and Recreation complex. 

Paint Ball and Laser Tag

An unforgettable day of adventure. At least one paintball company offers your money back if you really aren’t enjoying yourself. You’ve got nothing to lose by giving it a try. 

Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking and SUPs

With so much water around us, naturally water sports are very popular. Some people are even lucky enough to launch their watercraft from their backyard!

Rugby – Professional and Amateur

We are fortunate to have Rugby Canada making their home in Langford where we are treated to international men’s and women’s rugby several times a year. This includes stops on the Americas Rugby Championship tour for the men and hosting the Canadian stop on HSBC Women’s Sevens rugby tournament every Mother’s Day weekend. Our amateur teams who play in the BC Premier Division provide more regular entertainment on Saturdays from September through April. Learn more about rugby in Victoria.

Soccer

In April 2019 the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League - professional soccer - kicked off with our very own Pacific Football Club one of the founding 7 teams. Get out to Westhills Stadium in Langford to take in their home games. 

Swimming, Diving and Surfing

There are several indoor pools at recreation centres throughout Greater Victoria including Commonwealth Pool, where as the name implies, the Commonwealth Games were held in 1994. The pool is still home to several competitions throughout the year. There is one pool that is considered “outdoor” located at the University but it is located in a courtyard with a building surrounding it and doesn’t have the same feel as the kind of pools I grew up with. Other options for swimming include lakes and the ocean. 

Best options for surfing are either out of Tofino or closer to home at Jordan River. 

Wildplay

If you like climbing, jumping and ziplining through nature, you’re going to love Wildplay. It’s basically an obstacle course, built into the trees with rope swings, cargo nets, tightropes, wobbly bridges and more. There’s an adventure course for the kids situated just a few feet off the ground and then a higher version for the adults. 

You want sports entertainment? Victoria’s got it!

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