The Canadian Football League is back for another season!  And 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Vancouver’s favourite football team, the BC Lions!

Now in their 60th season in the CFL, the BC Lions are retooled and ready! With quarterback Travis Lulay at the helm, the goal is win the 2013 Grey Cup game in Regina, Saskatchewan – November 24th, 2013. The CFL is one of the oldest professional sports leagues in North America, and this year’s game will mark the 101st annual championship for this trophy!

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville hotel in downtown Vancouver has been a favourite with BC Lions football fans for years. A short 15 minute walk gets you from your comfortable and spacious suite, to the main gates at the BC Lions home field, the beautifully refurbished BC Place Stadium!

BC Place








 The season schedule is out, and all the home field action starts on Friday June 21, when the Edmonton Eskimos visit BC Place to take on the Leos to close out the 2 game exhibition season. The gridiron fun starts for real at BC Place on Thursday July 4, when the reigning Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts roll the double blue machine into town!

Fan interest in the Canadian Football League continues to grow, with average game attendance across the country in the 30,000 fans plus range, while the national television deal with TSN brings the CFL into the homes of millions of viewers a week.

If you’re coming downtown to watch a game, The Edge Social Grille and Lounge on our main lobby level is the perfect place to meet before and after the game. We’ve got lots of room for you and your friends to prep yourselves for a great night of sports entertainment before the game, and after the contest, drop by and rehash the best hits, catches, and tackles of the night. We stay open late on weekends, and are a popular destination as part of the Granville Street Entertainment District.


Go Lions go!

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