From Our Editors
Since its inception in 1966, BC Sports Hall of Fame's mission has been to preserve and honour British Columbia's illustrious athletic heritage. The facility packs 100-plus years of sporting history into its exhibits and displays, exalting Olympians, Paralympians, world-class competitors, and championship teams. In the Hall of Champions, artifacts and interactive touchscreens team up to lead visual tours through time; in the Vancouver 2010 gallery, visitors stand atop Olympic medal podiums and sniff Olympic torches for hints of the protein bars that once burned inside them.
Chock full of inspiration, visitors of any age can strap on their game faces and storm into the Participation Zone. There, they rise to meet the challenge and trace the monumental journeys of national heroes like Rick Hansen and Terry Fox while testing skills with a hockey shoot out, soccer simulator and immersadome, all while enduring the pressure of competing in front of an imaginary television audience. The Participation Zone also hosts birthday parties, which, along with corporate functions and other special events, can be held at the 20,000-square-foot facility year-round.