As the capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is no doubt impacted by the success of the Vancouver Canucks. In fact, the last time the Stanley Cup was awarded in British Columbia, it was the Victoria Cougars in 1925 who brought it here! I've been reminded this week of when Team Canada was playing for the Olympic Gold Medal last year. The entire city of Victoria is buzzing with anticipation and excitement. When goals are scored we all hear the rumbles of cheers through the streets and horns honking to announce we are one step closer to winning the cup after all these years. For those of us who love to watch hockey on a screen with friends and fellow fans, I've put together a quick list of the best pubs to watch the next few games with help from Sandi Heal's recent blog post on Life is Short. Go and Live! I’ll pass on a gentle reminder to celebrate our wins kindly and take any disappointments with grace. After all, we are all Canucks! Listed Alphabetically: Bard and Banker Pub (Victoria Pub Company) Web: www.bardandbanker.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/vicpubco Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/bardandbanker Bartholomews Pub Web: http://www.executivehouse.com/index.php?page=26 Beagle Pub Web: www.beaglepub.com Boston Vancouver Pizza Web: www.bostonpizza.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/BostonPizza Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BPSaanich Brown’s Social House Web: http://brownsrestaurantgroup.com/brownssocialhouse/category/locations/victoria-now-open/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/brownssocialhouse Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BrownsSH_ Cactus Club Web: www.cactusclubcafe.com/locations/bc/victoria FB: https://www.facebook.com/cactusclubcafe Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/cactusclubcafe Canoe Brewpub Web: www.canoebrewpub.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/canoe.brewpub Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/canoebrewpub Christie's Carriage House Pub Web: http://members.shaw.ca/christiespub/ FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christies-Carriage-House-Pub/151635921544131 Darcy's Pub Web: www.darcyspub.ca FB: https://www.facebook.com/darcyspub Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/darcyspub Earl's Restaurant Victoria Web: www.earls.ca FB: https://www.facebook.com/EarlsVictoria Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/earlsvictoria Fernwood Inn Web: www.fernwoodinn.com FB: http://www.facebook.com/thefernwoodinn Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/thefernwoodinn Flying Otter Grill Web: www.flyingottergrill.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/the-Flying-Otter-Grill/163697626329 Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ottergrillFOG Four Mile Pub Web: http://www.fourmilehouse.com/sports-bar.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/fourmilepub Garricks Head Pub Web: http://www.bedfordregency.com/pub.htm FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garricks-Head-Pub/239152483069 Gorge Pointe Pub Web: None FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gorge-Pointe-Pub/124804187202 Hecklers Bar and Grill Web: http://www.hecklersbarandgrill.com/ FB: http://twitter.com/#!/hecklerscomedy Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hecklers-Bar-Grill/15367825225 Irish Times Pub Web: http://www.irishtimespub.ca/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/irish_times_pub James Bay Inn Pub Web: http://www.jamesbayinn.com/fb.html FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JBI-Pub-and-Resaurant/135401779830764 Loghouse Pub Web: http://loghousepub.com/ Maude Hunter’s Pub Web: www.maudehunterspub.ca FB: http://www.facebook.com/maudehunterspub Milestones Web: www.milestonesrestaurants.com FB: http://www.facebook.com/milestonesrestaurants Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/MilestonesVic Monkey Tree Pub Web: http://monkeytreepub.ca/ Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery Web: http://moonunderwater.ca/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Moon-Under-Water-Pub-Brewery/115209138522980 Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/TheMoonBrewpub Penny Farthing Pub Web: http://www.pennyfarthingpub.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/_pennyfarthing Pig BBQ Joint Web: www.pigbbqjoint.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pig-BBQ-Joint/88528478298 Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/pigbbqjoint Podium Sports Grill Web: www.podiumsportsgrill.ca FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Podium-Sports-Grill/117452722493 Ross Bay Pub Web: www.rossbaypub.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/rossbaypub Shark Vancouver Club Web: www.sharkclubs.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/sharkclubvictoria Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/SharkClub250 Sliders Web: www.slidersbar.ca FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sliders/164960733514550 Sopranos Karaoke & Sports Bar Web: www.sopranoskaraoke.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/sopranoskaraoke Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub Web: www.spinnakers.com FB: www.facebook.com/pages/Spinnakers-Gastro-Brewpub/225719889304 Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Spinnakers Strathcona Hotel (incls the Sticky Wicket and the Clubhouse) Web: www.strathconahotel.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Strathcona-Hotel/106725086036888 Swans Brewpub Web: www.swanshotel.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/swanshotel Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/swansvictoria Swiftsure Lounge Web: www.swiftsurelounge.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/SwiftsureLounge Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/SwiftsureLounge The Office Lounge Web: http://www.theofficelounge.ca/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/theofficelounge/ Tudor House Pub Web: http://www.tudorhousepub.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tudor-House-Pub/158752777489336 Upper Deck Sports Lounge Web: www.theupperdeck.ca/upperdeck/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/UpperDeckSportsLounge Westcoast Tap House Web: www.westcoasttaphouse.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/WCTapHouse List credit: Thank you to Sandi Heal's blog post on Life is Short. Go and Live!