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Top Moments in the Vancouver and Calgary sports rivalry

VANCOUVER, BC – Everyone knows classic rivalries like the Yankees and the Red Sox, or Barcelona and Real Madrid; but a rivalry much closer to home is Vancouver against Calgary. The two cities have a history of competition against each other, notably in the NHL (Canucks and Flames) and CFL (Lions and Stampeders), but also in soccer, lacrosse, and collegiate sports.

As Vancouver Whitecaps FC head to Spruce Meadows to face the newly formed Cavalry FC in the Canadian Championship, a new chapter has been unlocked in the rivalry.

Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable clashes on either side of the Rockies.