If you’re looking to explore an interesting sub culture or you are a gaming enthusiast, Vancouver’s gaming community is vast and diverse.

Gaming Events and Expos

Vancouver’s large and ever growing gaming community has created the need for and creation of a number of larger scales events and expositions. One of the most recent and increasingly popular events is the Retro Gaming Expo. This expo has been around since 2012 and has been well attended every year. The event has been so well attended that it has moved locations a number of times to help accomodate larger volumes.

This is only one of many expos you can find in the Vanouver area. Each expo is different but tend to have a few commonalities that include vendors, player tournaments, amazing costumes, music, special guests and big names, gaming. These events are run by teams of enthusiasts, often who volunteer their time to make the events a success. For a list of events, check your local listing.

PC Gaming

Another huge subculture and popular element of gaming in Canada is PC gaming. In Canada alone, there are a number of manufacturers and retail outlets where you can buy top of the line pc gaming equipment.

Top names in PC gaming equipment in Canada include:




Prices vary depending on what you are looking for and who you are buying from. Canadian manufacturers such as Dell often offer competitive pricing, and the option to customize your purchase. More affordable equipment can often be bought from other countries and secondhand.

Games Worth a Try

Some of the most notable titles worth trying include:

  • Warcraft (PC)
  • Grandtheft Auto
  • Battlefield (PC)
  • Minecraft
  • Zelda
  • Resident Evil
  • Prey
  • Mario (a number of gaming options here)
  • Starcraft
  • Rocket League
  • NHL/NBA series games
  • League of Legends
  • Tomb Raider