Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A visit to Canada is not complete unless you have experienced the NHL (National Hockey League) live in action! Glacier Coachlines and Tours are pleased to offer NHL Hockey Tours from Whistler to see the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena (formerly GM Place).
Whether you are a diehard fan or this will be first experience of a NHL game, you can be guaranteed to enjoy this fast and great spectator sport. The atmosphere at a hockey game is hard to beat - this is a great way to experience a true Canadian sport.
The tours depart the Whistler Gateway Loop 3 hours prior to game time. On the way down to Vancouver you will stop at Tim Horton's - this is a very important pre game Canadian tradition! Grab a coffee and donut and relax in the comfort of a luxury coach and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Sea to Sky highway. The tours include game ticket and transportation to and from the game at Rogers Arena. You have the option of seating in the Upper or Lower Bowl. Tours run from December 6th, 2011 to March 31st, 2012.
Here a few fun facts about the history of hockey and the NHL:
- A primitive form of hockey called "ice hurley" was played in Nova Scotia in the early 1800s.
- The first 'recognized' hockey game was played with a referee and set of rules in Montreal's Victoria Rink on March 3, 1875.
- Canada's national summer sport is actually lacrosse, which was first played by Canada's native people
- Goalie Manon Rheaume was the first woman to play in the NHL in a game for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992.
- Joe Malone set a record for the amount of goals in one NHL game. He scored 7 times in a 10-6 win for the Quebec Athletics vs. the Toronto St.Pats on January 31, 1920.
- The Stanley Cup is a hockey club trophy, awarded annually to the NHL playoffs champion after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals.
- The Montreal Canadiens have won the most consecutive Stanley Cups with 5 Stanley Cups from 1956-1960.
Hockey tours sell out quickly! If you are interested in watching the Vancouver Canucks during your visit to Whistler, visit Whistler Glacier Tours for more information and reservations.
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