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Greater Victoria Sport Tourism

Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission, fuelled by the support of over 50 business members and municipalities, is dedicated to enhancing the region’s sporting event landscape. Our mission is to seamlessly blend sport hosting with tourism marketing, drawing major sporting events to Greater Victoria that benefit the entire community. Leveraging Destination Greater Victoria’s expertise in marketing, research, membership, and finance, the Sport Tourism Commission transforms Greater Victoria into a sports haven, offering year-round mild weather, top-notch facilities, and unforgettable event experiences, where champions are born, and epic moments unfold.

Why choose Greater Victoria?

Because our team becomes an extension of yours, assisting you in planning, coordinating, and executing flawless tournaments and championships in the BC Capital. Victoria consistently earns its reputation as one of Canada’s friendliest and most appealing cities, making it an excellent choice for events of all sizes, from sports conferences to international tournaments.

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Easy airport access for national and international flights.
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Over 6,500 available rooms within the Greater Victoria region.
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Multiple modern, accessible venues and space options for events of all sizes.
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Complimentary hands-on help to market, communicate and manage your event
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Mild climate year-round.

Our Programs

 

The GVSTC provides a range of programs to support event organizers in bringing events of any size to the Capital Region of British Columbia. Whether you need event sponsorship or peripheral organizing assistance and guidance, our dedicated team is ready to assist.

Sport VIP ProgramThe Sport VIP Program provides an exceptional opportunity for athletes and visiting officials participating in events organized by the Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission to further experience our great city. This exclusive program allows them to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the diverse experiences our city has to offer. To take advantage of the following offers, kindly present your Sport VIP Program decal along with proof of your event participation.
Sport Tourism Express ProgramThe Sport Tourism Express Program focuses on efficiently supporting smaller local and provincial sports events, providing assistance to municipalities, and measuring their impact on room nights and the region's sporting landscape. This program aims to streamline processes and support a wider range of events beyond national and international tournaments, contributing to the success of local sports hosting opportunities.
Major Sport Investment ProgramThe Major Sport Investment Program offers funding to organizations hosting sporting events that bring economic impact, overnight stays, and tourism promotion to Greater Victoria. The program prioritizes events that occur during fall, winter, and spring months, attracts new events to the region, and aligns with specific criteria to maximize their impact and legacy.

Greater Victoria Sport Awards

The Greater Victoria Sports Awards is an annual event that recognizes the achievements of athletes, teams, coaches, and volunteers in the Greater Victoria region, with a history dating back to 1968. Hosted by the Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission, this celebration of sports excellence enriches the community and enhances the overall quality of life in the region.

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Upcoming Sport Events

Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up around town.

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Meet the Sport Tourism Team

Get to know the dedicated individuals behind the Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission, a team passionate about elevating our region's sports tourism landscape and delivering exceptional experiences for athletes, organizers, and the community.

Our Sport Members

Silver

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Victoria foundation

Bronze

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Associate

Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Logo
The Westin Bear Mountain Gold Resort & Spa Victoria
camosun logo
chateau victoria logo
coast victoria hotel marina logo
coastal promotions logo
days inn victoria uptown logo
eagle wing tours logo
butchart gardens logo
global tents logo
Inn at laurel point logo
kenmore air logo
pacific fc logo
Quality Inn logo
royal bc museum logo
RVM
Sandman Inn logo
south island sup logo
teamsales sport logo
yyj victoria international airport logo
greater victoria sports hall of fame logo
vic boutique hotel logo
Victoria Harbourcats
viewpoint tech logo
viking versatility that works logo
inspire sports logo
Malahat Skywalk Logo
Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.