I was wondering if anyone knows of any good powerlifting gyms in Vancouver. I currently lift at the UBC Birdcoop. It's ok in that they allow chalk, have a decent amount of weight, and 2 olympic lifting platforms + 2 power cages - but the atmosphere really is not there. I want to find a good warehouse/garage style gym with a lot of weight, chalk, hardcore atmosphere and strength athletes - instead of cardio buffs, squat rack curlers and bosu ball people. A gym more like my high school football weight room - everyone lifting because they wanted to be there, busting their ass to get better and feeding off each others energy.
A crossfit gym would work in a pinch but it's a different vibe.