Rugby players huddling in stadium
Photo by Jordan Leigh

Vancouver welcomes HSBC Canada Sevens back to the playing field

The Sevens’ return is a testament to Vancouver’s world-leading response to the pandemic and shows we’re ready to safely host world-class events, as we restart our city under provincial health guidelines.

Mayor Kennedy Stewart

July 9 2021 –

Local rugby fans will be delighted to hear Vancouver will be hosting the return of an HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event on September 18-19 at BC Place. This tournament marks the first HSBC Canada Sevens hosted in Vancouver since March 2020. 

We are working with provincial health authorities, Rugby Canada, BC Place, and other partners to ensure the event is safe for all attendees and participants, and meets COVID-19 requirements. 

Tournament details, including stadium capacity, are being finalized. More information will be available prior to public ticket sales (scheduled for early August).

Safe and gradual return of world-class sport events

“The City of Vancouver is proud to welcome the HSBC Canada Sevens back to town,” said Mayor Kennedy Stewart. “The Sevens’ return is a testament to Vancouver’s world-leading response to the pandemic and shows we’re ready to safely host world-class events, as we restart our city under provincial health guidelines.”

We are supporting the safe and gradual return of world-class sport events in Vancouver as we move through BC’s Restart plan.

“Sport events are a key contributor to Vancouver’s hospitality and tourism industries, which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic,” said Michelle Collens, Manager of Sport Hosting Vancouver. “We are working closely with our partners to deliver safe, memorable experiences for everyone and contribute to our local economy.”

Other events our city will be hosting

This year, Vancouver will also play host to:

  • Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival - September 18-26, False Creek
  • Pinnacle, TSG Esports - October 8-10, Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Granville Island Turkey Trot - October 11, False Creek
  • Skate Canada International - October 29-31, UBC Thunderbird Arena

Sport Hosting Vancouver

Sport Hosting Vancouver is a partnership between the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, PavCo, University of British Columbia, the PNE, and Tourism Vancouver.