Grab your tartans and get your tickets early for the 85th BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival. Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam will again be our location with an expanded festival celebrating the best highland bagpipers and dancers, heavy event athletes, food, whisky and all that is Scottish and Celtic in British Columbia.
Start off the weekend on Friday evening June 17 with the Pacific Northwest’s best professional bagpipers. The 2016 pro pìobaireachd competition is moving back to Percy Perry Stadium in a special event Friday evening. Our new Highland Pavilion will be home to this high calibre musical event, pitting expert pipers against each other in the classical music of the Great Highland Bagpipes. Be surrounded by the mesmerizing music of Scotland while enjoying the atmosphere of the Highlands in our new Highland Pavilion home.
On Saturday, bagpiping, drumming, highland dancing, Scottish heavy events, British food, sheep dog demos, children’s activities (including golf), two beer gardens and an expanded whisky tasting event take centre stage on the field. Tickets are available now and can be purchased online in advance of the Games. Satisfy your craving for haggis, bacon buddies, Irn Brew and other Scottish delicacies at the British Food Shop. Check out our new Highland Pavilion celebrating the Scottish culture past and present in BC. Relax in the shade of the grand stands and enjoy non-stop entertainment on the main stage. And be prepared for the roll of drums when the massed pipes and drums of the BC Highland Games march onto the field (twice) during the day.
Volunteer for the Day
Want to be part of the Highland Games? Join our volunteer corps for a true experience of Scottish highland games. We need volunteers to help with children’s activities, beer gardens, setting up and taking down at the end of the day and lots of other places. Give us four hours of your time, and we’ll give you free entrance, a cool tee-shirt and other bonuses. Contact our fantastic volunteer coordinator Leslie Neill.