BC Games Society
Company typeCrown Corporation
IndustryMulti-sport event management
Founded1977; 47 years ago (1977)
Area served
British Columbia
Key people
Jamey Paterson (Chairman)
Alison Noble (President and CEO)
Number of employees
10 (January 2017)[1]

The BC Games Society is a provincial crown corporation in British Columbia created in 1977. The organization is the governing body responsible for the BC Summer Games and BC Winter Games, and manages the Team BC program at the Canada Games. Ron Butlin served as the first manager-director of the society from 1977 to 1987.[2][3]

Host cities

Year BC Winter Games BC Summer Games
Host city Host city
1978 Penticton
1979 Kamloops Richmond
1980 Kimberley Kelowna
1981 Prince George Comox Valley
1982 Trail Vernon
1983 Revelstoke Maple Ridge
1984 Fort St. John Burnaby
1985 Osoyoos/Oliver Nanaimo
1986 Terrace Cranbrook
1987 Fernie Delta
1988 Dawson Creek Greater Victoria
1989 Nelson Surrey
1990 Penticton Prince George
1991 Duncan/North Cowichan Coquitlam
1992 Greater Vernon Port Alberni
1993 Kitimat Chilliwack
1994 Smithers Kelowna
1995 Comox Valley Penticton
1996 North Vancouver Trail/Castlegar
1997 Campbell River Burnaby
1998 Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
2000 Quesnel Victoria
2002 Williams Lake Nanaimo
2004 Port Alberni Abbotsford
2006 Greater Trail Kamloops
2008 Kimberley/Cranbrook Kelowna
2010 Terrace Township of Langley
2012 Greater Vernon Surrey
2014 Mission Nanaimo
2016 Penticton Abbotsford
2018 Kamloops Cowichan Valley
2020 Fort St. John Cancelled due to COVID-19
2022 Greater Vernon Prince George
2024 Quesnel Maple Ridge
2026 Trail/Rossland Kelowna


Summer sports

Winter sports

See also

Participating teams

Eight zones, each representing a different region of British Columbia, participate in each instalment of the games. The zones and the cities they include are listed as follows.[4]


  1. ^ "BC Games Society Staff". BC Games Society. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Slade, Daryl (2014-06-26). "Calgary sporting pioneer dies in B.C. at age 89". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  3. ^ Friday, July 10, 1987 — Morning Sitting, 34th Parliament, vol. 1st Session (1987 Legislative Session Hansard ed.), Victoria, British Columbia: Parliament of British Columbia, p. 2392, retrieved February 23, 2020
  4. ^ "BC Summer and BC Winter Games Zones". BC Games. Retrieved 2021-09-16.