While it’s extremely difficult to become a professional athlete, it’s not hard to live vicariously through one.
Here are 10 Vancouver-based athletes you need to follow on Instagram:
1. Vasek Pospisil (Tennis)
Vasek Pospisil’s account is like being alongside him as he travels the world playing professional tennis. Travel the globe with the BC native by giving him a follow.
2. Bo Horvat (Vancouver Canucks)
Bo Horvat’s Instagram is a good mixture of personal life, playing for the Vancouver Canucks, and of course, puppies. The young star’s account depicts a dude we can all pretty much relate to, despite his fame and fortune.
3. Troy Stecher (Vancouver Canucks)
Speaking of puppies, Richmond’s Troy Stecher has one too. Phoebe is the pride and joy of the Canucks defenceman’s Instagram.
4. Christian Bolanos (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Christian Bolanos is a two-time World Cup participant who is in his second season with the Whitecaps. His account is a combination of his personal life, as well as experiences playing in Vancouver and for the Costa Rican national team.
5. Rory MacDonald (MMA)
If you need inspiration in your life, or maybe scenic views of Kelowna, Rory MacDonald is the man to follow. The UFC fighter isn’t shy about posting photos of his beat-in face, followed by beautiful snap shots of nature. It’s a small, intense look into the world of MMA fighting.
6. Brock Boeser (Vancouver Canucks)
Are you interested in watching the future of the Canucks grow up in front of your eyes? Brock Boeser’s Instagram is just that.
The young future star loads his account with friends, family, and good ol’ hijinks.
7. Nikolay Goldobin (Vancouver Canucks)
Nikolay Goldobin owns a selfie stick so you know he’s invested in his Instagram game.
One of the newest Canucks players features behind the scenes of his daily life, including vacations and trips to the barbershop.
8. Erik Hurtado (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Erik Hurtado posts some pretty great and humorous throwback photos. Mixed in are his travels with the Whitecaps and the experiences he has with his teammates.
9. Jordan Harvey (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
If you’re into wholesome family photos, give Whitecaps player Jordan Harvey a follow. His happiness is contagious.
10. Emmanuel Arceneaux (BC Lions)
Emmanuel Arceneaux has been a part of the BC Lions for six seasons and the swagger he brings to the team is featured all over his account. The receiver features videos and photos of his hard work in the gym and in the Vancouver community.