It’s a must on any Vancouver summer bucket list: a night game at Nat Bailey Stadium.
The historic 1951 stadium in the city’s Riley Park neighbourhood is home to the Vancouver Canadians, a minor league affiliate of baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays. A night at the “Nat” offers small-town charm, great baseball and beautiful views, all just minutes from downtown Vancouver.
I checked out the action over the weekend, when the Canadians were taking on their local rivals the Everett AquaSox from Washington. At 7:05 p.m. game time, the stadium was already filled nearly to its 5,000-seat capacity. I managed to get a few “nosebleed” seats for the bargain price of $12.50 a ticket. (“Nosebleed” in Nat Bailey is a relative term – It’s a small stadium and there’s not a bad seat in the house.)