We the West Basketball Festival will take over Victoria and the Capital Region throughout June and into July, 2021. With many ways to participate, from spectating the Olympic Qualifying Tournament to entering a team in the Capital City 3X3 tournament to experiencing live performances at the We the West Concert, this celebration of culture and sport has something for everyone.

FIBA Olympic
Qualifying Tournament

The main event. Six national teams representing Canada, Greece, China, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Uruguay, will compete for one spot at the Tokyo Olympic Games. All games will be held at the Victoria Memorial Arena.

Basketball Tournament

Join us for an action packed tournament with some of the province’s most elite Indigenous basketball players. This tournament will include important opportunities for cross-cultural and community sharing through sporting competition.

Capital City
3x3 Tournament

Making its debut at the Tokyo Summer Games, 3X3 basketball is considered by many as the number one urban team sport. The Capital City 3X3 Tournament will showcase all levels of ability from community players to elite powerhouses competing for prizes, glory, and bragging rights. Slated to be the largest 3X3 tournament in Canada in 2021, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Basketball Tournament

BC Wheelchair Basketball and Friends of Victoria Basketball team up to put on a high-calibre wheelchair basketball tournament. This tournament will showcase the fast-paced, hard-hitting action and excitement that the sport of wheelchair basketball has to offer.

Celebrate Canada &
We The West Concert

Victoria will be the place to celebrate Canadian culture and sport from June 25 to July 4. Enjoy this family-friendly, 10-day celebration featuring live entertainment, sponsor activations, food and beverage hubs, local artisans, and the summer’s biggest outdoor concert on Canada Day!

Outside the Lines:
Court Mural Project

Witness powerful and awe-inspiring works of visual art unfold, as artists and muralists reimagine what a basketball court can look like in this mashup of sport meets art. Ten courts throughout the Capital Region will be transformed like never before, breathing new life, new conversations, and new possibilities into these important public spaces.