Canadians tend to be quite serious about their national sport. And Vancouverites take special pride in the Vancouver Canucks, their own NHL team.
In fact, if you're new to the area and need friends in a hurry, just head out to a game and root for the Canucks. But be ready for lifelong connections because this crowd doesn't mess around.
The Canucks were founded in 1945 and acted as a PCHL team until their induction in the National Hockey League as an expansion team with the Buffalo Sabres. But they earned their stripes soon enough and have since advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals three times. Everyone is welcome to come support the team as they strive to bring the Cup home to Vancouver.
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