The British & Irish Lions hit the shores of New Zealand this June to take on the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians, every New Zealand based Super Rugby team, the Maori All Blacks and the All Blacks.
Christchurch and Canterbury is excited to welcome visitors from all over the world to our region and we invite you to explore the amazing attractions we have to offer from the ocean to the alps.
Crusaders v The British & Irish Lions
10 June - AMI Stadium, Christchurch
The mighty Crusaders take on The British & Irish Lions for the first time in what is sure to be the home teams biggest game of the season. Unsurprisingly, tickets to the match have sold out with rugby mad fans rushing to get a seat in the stadium to watch these two great teams go head-to-head.
Never fear, the Christchurch City Council are hosting a City Fan Zone for locals and visitors to enjoy the games with a fun and festive atmosphere.
Christchurch City Fan Zone
Located in the heart of the CBD, fans are invited to gather in the City Fan Zone in Poplar Lane outside the Vodafone building. Surrounded by a number of restaurants and bars - it's the perfect place to enjoy the game and carry on the post match festivities.
Fan Zone fixtures
Join the City Fan Zone fun for the Crusaders match as well as the three All Blacks vs The British & Irish Lions matches.
- Saturday 10 June - Crusaders v The British & Irish Lions - open from 5pm, LIVE match coverage from 7pm.
- Saturday 24 June - All Blacks v The British & Irish Lions - open from 5pm, LIVE match coverage from 7pm.
- Saturday 1 July - All Blacks v The British & Irish Lions - open from 5pm, LIVE match coverage from 7pm.
- Saturday 8 July - All Blacks v The British & Irish Lions - open from 5pm, LIVE match coverage from 7pm.
Explore Christchurch and Canterbury
Boasting the largest region in New Zealand, Canterbury spans from the deepest oceans to the tallest mountain in the country.
The Canterbury region starts in the seaside town of Kaikoura and reaches down past Hurunui, across to Arthur's Pass, past Christchurch, through to Akaroa and Banks Peninsula and Mid Canterbury, finishing the the beautiful Mackenzie region.
For a comprehensive list of Canterbury activities, check out our What To See & Do page.
To help navigate your way around Christchurch - our Pockets Of Awesome site is your ultimate guide to the city!