The Best Music Venues in Your City

To help you find the right spot to take in a night of great music, the team at Bentall Kennedy Residential Services brings you this list of the best live music venues in your city.


Victoria-Saanich: Copper Owl


A vintage downtown venue located above Paul's Motor Inn, the Copper Owl showcases live music, dance nights, comedy, and performance art.


Vancouver: The Commodore Ballroom


The Commodore Ballroom is the place in Van city for live music. With a packed lineup of acts from Paul Weller to Broken Social Scene and Franz Ferndinand, the Commodore is a staple.  


Burnaby: Michael J. Fox Theatre (MJFT)


Namesake of the legendary Canadian actor, MJFT includes a 613-seat auditorium offering a range of live music, musical theatre, orchestras, and choirs. Learn more here.


Langley: Gabby's Cabaret


Gabby's Country Cabaret is Langley's oldest and most popular venue for live entertainment. They showcase local and international talent such as Patricia Conroy, Lisa Brokop, Rick Tippe, Farmer's Daughter, and many more. Get more info here.


New Westminster: Panchos TOP 40 Rock Club


Panchos TOP 40 Rock Club is a mainstay for live music. Originally a country-only venue, Panchos recently transitioned to a top-40 focus, offering live versions of the latest radio and pop hits.


Calgary: The Blues Can


The Blues Can features a nightly lineup of talented local blues, roots and rock acts, as well as bigger-name Canadian musicians. The venue also offers a tasty southern-style menu.

Learn more here.


St. Albert: Arden Theatre


Founded in 1984, the Arden Theatre has hosted some of the world's most renowned artists from Celine Dion to Arlo Guthrie, in addition to local musicians, dance schools, theatre troupes and school productions. Check out more here.




Previously the Bronx, the Rev and Lush, The Starlite Room is a live entertainment venue which carries on the rich musical history begun by its previous incarnations. With a main hall and lower hall, the venue offers a wide range of live music. See more here.




It's very hard to nail down a "best" single live music venue in the Big Smoke. For us The Rex rules for old school charm and nightly Jazz music. It's hard to beat for great music (every day of the week), good food, and big beer selection.




From Jann Arden to Buffy Saint Marie and Pavlo, the Flato Theatre is a must for live music in the Markham area. Find out more here.




For a mix of downtown charm and haute couture, the Oakville Center is the place to check out. With everything from concerts to dance, the Oakville Center is as classic as it is classy. Learn more here.



The Bentall Kennedy Residential Services blog team hopes this list helps you take in some great live music in your city. For more information about Bentall Kennedy properties across Canada, please visit our website.