The Canucks and Flames have played in the same division since the 1980-81 season, which has led to the development of a fierce rivalry. Vancouver and Calgary are the two largest cities in Western Canada, and as a result, the cities themselves look for any bragging rights they can get over the other. On the ice, the Canucks and Flames have met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs seven times with the Flames winning the most recent meeting in 2015 four games to two. If you want to see an incredible game at Rogers Center, then there are few better than a Canucks-Flames game.
Canucks Stadium Guide
Canucks fans are among the most passionate in the NHL, which can be seen by the riots that swept Vancouver following the team’s 2011 Stanley Cup Finals defeat. The fans in Vancouver love their team, and you’ll encounter a lively atmosphere both inside and outside Rogers Arena as a result. You’ll even have the chance to see the famed Green Men live when visiting Vancouver, so enjoy every minute of this raucous atmosphere.
In addition to the incredible fan support, you’ll also be treated to several tributes to past greats around the arena. The Canucks have a ring of honor that pays tribute to the greatest players in Canucks history including Kirk McLean and Matthias Ohlund, so make sure to check that out. There is also a nice memorial for deceased player Luc Bourdon near Gate 3. It’s not just Canucks history that’s on display at Rogers Arena you’ll also be able to exhibits dedicated to the 2010 Winter Olympics as well.
Finally, Rogers Arena offers excellent sightlines all over the arena, so no matter where you’re sitting you’ll have a good view of all the action. Even in the upper deck, you can easily make out who each player is, and you’ll have no problem getting into the action.
Vancouver’s love the Canucks and their history make a trip to Vancouver well worth it for any hockey fan out there.
The Luc Bourdon Wall of Dreams is a tribute to former Canucks player Luc Bourdon who was killed in a motorcycle accident. The wall honors those playing minor hockey and is located near Gate 3, so make sure to check it out.
Win autographed Canucks jerseys, photos, and more during your visit to Rogers Arena. There are a wide variety of items up for auction and even if you’re not bidding it's still fun to see the memorabilia up close.
If you’re getting into town the day before the game see if you can take a tour of Rogers Arena. The tour offers you exclusive access to Rogers Arena and is an excellent way to spend a couple of hours, so take the tour and see the press box and locker rooms in person.
The Canucks Ring of Honour pays tribute to the greatest players in Canucks history including Kirk McLean, Pat Quinn, and Matthias Ohlund. Check out the Canucks Ring of Honour during your next visit to Rogers Arena to remember some of your favorite players from the past.
Located outside Gate 3, you’ll see the statue honoring former Canucks coach Roger Neilson. Neilson led the Canucks to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 1982 and is famous for energizing his team by waving a white towel in Game 2 of the 1982 Campbell Conference Finals. Stop by this statue and remember one of the best moments in Canucks history.
Located near Gate 6, The Canucks Team Store offers an incredible selection of Canucks gear, so stop by and pick up a souvenir. You’ll find any Canucks merchandise you could want ranging from jerseys to hats and much more.
Wiser Center Ice Grill is located inside of Rogers Arena and is a great place to grab a bite to eat during the game. Just be sure to make a reservation, because it is virtually impossible to get in without one on game days.
The Canucks Green Men duo of Force and Sully are two of the most well known super fans in the NHL. They sit next to the penalty box and are famous for their outlandish antics, so don’t miss The Green Men when attending a game in Vancouver.
The Towel Power tradition dates back to the 1982 Campbell Conference Finals when Canucks head coach Roger Neilson waved a white towel during game two of the series. Following the Canucks return to Vancouver fans began waving towels in support of the team. The tradition continues today with Canucks fans waving white towels at every playoff game, so join in on the fun.
Mark Donnelly has been the anthem singer for the Vancouver Canucks since 2001 and over time has become a fan favorite. Get to your seat before the puck drops so you can hear Donnelly’s rousing rendition of “O Canada.”