The Q Centre

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Coordinates: 48°26′40″N 123°27′48″W / 48.44444°N 123.46333°W / 48.44444; -123.46333

The Q Centre
Former names Bear Mountain Arena
Location Canada Colwood, British Columbia, Canada
Operator West Shore Parks & Recreation
Capacity 2,780 (box lacrosse, curling, ice hockey)
Opened 2004
Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) (2004–present)
Victoria Salmon Kings (ECHL) (2004–2005)
Victoria Shamrocks (WLA) (2004–present)
Westshore Wolves (VIJHL) (2012–present)
Westshore Bears (PNWJLL) (2007–present)

The Q Centre (formerly Bear Mountain Arena) is in Colwood, British Columbia, Canada. In 2014, the arena was named "The Q Centre" after local radio station CKKQ-FM. The arena opened in February of 2004, has 2,300 seats and houses year-round events for hockey and lacrosse. With an additional floor capacity of 860 people and standing room area for up to 480, this premier spectator facility can hold any type of event, from trade shows to major sporting and entertainment events.

The arena is hockey home of the BCHL Victoria Grizzlies. It was the home of the Victoria Salmon Kings for the 2004–05 ECHL season while their future home, the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre was being built. In the Summer months The Q serves as home to the WLA Victoria Shamrocks, Westshore Bears of the Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League. The venue has also hosted BCLA provincial box lacrosse championships.

The venue has hosted one of the biggest World Curling Tour events, the Bear Mountain Arena Curling Classic, annually since 2006. It also played host to the training camps of the Vancouver Canucks in September 2007 and the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008.

The Q Centre was awarded an NHL pre-season game[1] between the Vancouver Canucks vs San Jose Sharks.[2] This occurred after the Panorama Recreation Centre, in North Saanich, home of the Peninsula Panthers won the 2015 Kraft Hockeyville Grand Prize.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Canucks announce 2015.16 schedule". Vancouver Canucks. 25 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "North Saanich’s Kraft Hockeyville game headed to The Q Centre". Times Colonist. 25 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "North Saanich, B.C. named Kraft Hockeyville 2015". 5 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Presenting Your Kraft Hockeyville 2015". Kraft Hockeyville. 4 April 2015. 

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