Kayaking race (Picture BC photo)
Recreation sports events in British Columbia showcase the province’s beautiful and diverse landscape in epic displays of athleticism and sport.
Sporting action happens year round; watch top athletes compete on ski hills, in mountain bike parks, along roads and everywhere in between. Many occur annually and include a festival component with entertainment, activities and exhibitions for visitors and athletes.
Watch as skiers and snowboarders send tricks down Whistler’s snow-covered slopes at the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival. Those same mountains play host to vertical-defying freeride and downhill mountain bikers in summer at the Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival. Take part in the Sun Run – Canada’s largest running event – or trade shoes for cowboy boots at the Williams Lake Stampede, an annual display of BC’s cowboy culture and heritage.
There’s extreme obstacle racing (like the challenging Tough Mudder), marathon races that wind along scenic BC roads and cities, cycling grand prix races, multiple sport events, and beach volleyball tournaments among others.
For more details on recreation sports events, check out the links to information and/or product listings from business or service providers below. Or stop by a local Visitor Centre to find out what events are happening in specific locations.
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Ag Rec Builidng 32470 Haida Drive
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Daily from April 4, 2014 to April 6, 2014
Each year Twisters Gymnastics Club holds its invitational competition in spring at the Ag Rec in Exhibition Park. In the gymnastics community this event is viewed as one of the premier competitions in BC, and again for the 2014 competitive season, Twisters Invitational is one of three trials to the Canadian National Championships. Not only does this event draw a strong showing from many participants here in BC, but regularly draws participation from gyms across Canada. This year we expect as many as 500 gymnasts and over 1000 spectators to descend on Abbotsford for a weekend of exciting and very skilled competition.
2950 Camozzi Rd
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Celebrate spring with the Seventh Annual Stoke to Spoke. Race down Revelstoke Mountain Resort by ski/snowboard, then Bike, then Run and navigate an obstacle course. Compete as an individual or in teams of three. Prizes will be awarded to the top three solo/team finishers, plus best costume, best wipe out, and oldest/youngest competitors. Season's Pass is up for grabs!
Whistler, British Columbia
Daily from April 11, 2014 to April 20, 2014
Don't miss this legendary spring festival celebrating Whistler's mountain culture. Experience 10 days & 10 nights of winter sports, music & the arts. Featuring sport competitions, free daily outdoor concerts, after parties with internationally acclaimed DJs, fashion shows, photography & art exhibits, film screenings, theatre & of course, the best skiing & riding in the world. There's nowhere else you'll want to be.
5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Another local favourite - the PPP has been going strong since 1984! Teams of 2-5 people ski, bike, paddle & run in a fun (yet competitive!) relay race. Followed by a great dinner & party, this is the perfect season ender!
Big White Mountain
Kelowna, British Columbia
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Since 1980, participants compete in open, open mixed, women's, masters, recreation, corporate, junior, solo (men's) or solo (women's). This range of categories provides an opportunity for both super competitive teams as well as fun loving race enthusiasts to compete in a fun and challenging event.
From the slopes of Big White to the shores of City Park in Kelowna, teams of up to seven people and soloists race others and the stopwatch over six legs that span 95 km. The legs, in order of completion are: alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, running, and canoeing/kayaking. Two people are required for the canoeing leg.
1121 Eagle Pass Way
Sicamous, British Columbia
Daily from April 18, 2014 to April 20, 2014
Register your Men's or Women's Team today and play in 4 games. Maximum 10 spots for Men's and 4 spots for Women's. Cost also includes admission to hear live bands both Friday and Saturday night, refreshments after each game and a souvenir t-shirt for each player.
Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex
Williams Lake, British Columbia
Daily from April 18, 2014 to April 20, 2014
A major 3 day event for Williams Lake & surrounding communities that sees approximately 5,000 people participating as spectators, competitors, volunteers, sponsors & more.
BC Place Stadium
Vancouver, British Columbia
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Canada's biggest community run takes place Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 9:00 am. The Vancouver Sun Run has been Canada's largest 10K road race since its inception in 1985. Still Canada's largest 10K road race, the Vancouver Sun Run is now the 2nd largest timed 10K in the world. Runners, joggers, walkers, & wheelchairs make their way around the route along the streets of downtown Vancouver. The Vancouver Sun Run is a race that everyone should do at some point in their lifetime
Invermere, British Columbia
Saturday, May 03, 2014
5Peaks is a trail running series, aimed at getting families and recreational runners off the road and to encourage participants to set and achieve goals. The 5Peaks series (Kids 1 km, Youth 3 km, Sport 5 km, Enduro 11 km) runs from May to September throughout the different cities in the Kootenay Rockies region.
Brackendale, British Columbia
Saturday, May 10, 2014
The 2014 Orecrusher XC is a multi-lap classic XC through the Cheekye Fan single-track trails of Brackendale.
Racers will ride a set number of laps of the approximately 20 Km loop of single-track trails & return to the race venue. Each category will race the same number of laps. (subject to change up to & including day of the event).
Racers are responsible for keeping track of their own laps.
On your last lap, you will divert towards the Finish line to the cheers & adulation of friends & family!