EPG Victoria has conducted economic impact analyses for a number of sports/recreation facilities and events. These studies are intended to provide estimates of the economic impact of the facilities that host sporting events or of the events themselves.  Projects have been conducted for BC Place, Global Spectrum Facility Management, the BC Games Society, and for other local sporting event organizers.  Specific work program steps  involve the following tasks:

  • Determine number of events, athletes and/or venues
  • Develop participant survey questionnaires
  • Interview sample of athletes, spectator and volunteers
  • Record participant expenditures by category
  • Conduct athlete and spectator counts
  • Calculate expenditures by athletes, spectators and volunteers
  • Aggregate sample survey estimates to represent all participants
  • Report results for sporting event facilities.  The analysis process involves tallying the number of events over the analysis period, and recording estimates of participant expenditures, length of stay and origin.  Categories of events typically include, sports, conventions, consumer shows, trade shows, concerts and community events.  Estimates of spin-off benefits are calculated utilizing input-output models.

The following economic impact projects have been conducted in British Columbia, Canada.

Stadiums and Event Centres

BC Place Stadium (conducted annually since 2007)
Abbotsford Event Centre Economic Impact Analysis
South Okanagan Event Centre Economic Impact Analysis
South Peace Region Event Centre Economic Impact Analysis

Festivals and Events

Skookum Music Festival (Vancouver)
Victoria International Buskers Festival
Victoria Buskers Festival
Victoria Rifflandia Music Festival
Victoria Marathon
Vancouver Maccabi Games
Dawson Creek Fall Exhibition and Rodeo
World Curling Championship  (Victoria)
BC Resort Industry Economic Impact
Outdoor Recreation in Coastal BC

BC Summer and Winter Games

BC Summer Games (Nanaimo)
BC Winter Games (Mission)
BC Summer Games (Kelowna)
BC Winter Games (Kimberley-Cranbrook)
Northern BC Dawson Creek Winter Games
Northern BC  Winter Games (Kitimat)
BC  Summer Games (Victoria)
BC Winter Games (Quesnel)
Northern BC  Winter Games (Prince Rupert)
Northern BC  Winter Games (Dawson Creek)
BC Seniors Games (Port Alberni)
BC  Summer Games (Port Alberni)