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Attending a Victoria Grizzlies Game: A Guide Canadian Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 28 Jan 2019  
By: Clifford Hofferd

The Victoria Grizzlies home arena is The Q Centre. It is a 2,780 seat arena located in the western suburb of Colwood. Colwood is accessible off of the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1) via the Old Island Highway. Exit off of the Trans Canada just before Burnside Road. From there, drive up to Colwood and turn on Ocean Boulevard. From there, turn left and enter the Juan de Fuca Rec Centre. You will be taken down to a large area that contains a massive recreation area complete with a golf course, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and The Q Centre. 

Depending on your mode of travel (and how you choose to arrive on Vancouver Island) the cost of attending a game breaks down like this.

$5 dollars for a day pass on Victoria Transit. 

$15 to $32 dollars for a car rental. 

Depending on who you're going with and what vehicle you take $20 to $400 dollars on BC Ferries coming from Swartz Bay. 

$189 dollars (on non peak days) on discount airlines like Pacific Coastal (one way per person). 

$1.22 to $1.29 per litre in gasoline (not including diesel). 

$15.96 per ticket (adult cost).

$80 dollars for a hotel room for one person. 

Some things to keep in mind:
You can purchase tickets for Victoria Grizzlies games on line through the team's website. If you want to purchase tickets at the ticket window they are only open on game days and they don't open until an hour before game time. 

The arena has a lot of seating for a Junior-A level team and they have private box suites. However, the concourse is incredibly small and cramped. The food that's available for purchase is inflated compared to other food of the same quality from other places (par for the course with arena food). The games are also considered family friendly entertainment and you will be ejected for foul language or misbehavior.

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