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Festivals & Events

Recreation Sports

Kayaking race (Picture BC photo)

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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Bralorne Ball Tournament - Gold Bridge

100 Lorne St. (Ball Diamond)
Gold Bridge, British Columbia
V0K 2P0
Toll-free
Phone250-238-2534

Daily from June 26, 2015 to June 28, 2015

A long running, great 'go and camp' ball tournament. Two full days of great ball, a fun times dance, home cooked concession food and many other recreational activities for the family right at hand.

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BC Bike Race - Whistler

Whistler Olympic Plaza
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4
Toll-free
Phone1-800-944-7853

Daily from June 27, 2015 to July 4, 2015

BC Bike Race is far more than a race. While it may be the best seven days you've ever had on a mountain bike, that's only part of the story. BC Bike Race is an adventure and an experience. It's a tour of British Columbia's West Coast - the trails, the towns, the lifestyle. There's something different about BC, including how we get around. Our rugged coastline means you'll be crossing mountains and oceans, by boats, planes, buses, and bikes. Friends and spectators will have an opportunity to congratulate the riders on their accomplishment on July 4 as they cross the finish line at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

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Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship - Surrey

2201 148 Street
Surrey, British Columbia
V4A 9P5
Toll-free
Phone604-536-9287

Daily from July 3, 2015 to July 13, 2015

This annual event is devoted to providing young, high calibre, female athletes the opportunity to expand their potential & ability by fielding elite level fastpitch teams, offering exposure to potential university & college scholarships while providing a source of inspiration & mentorship to the youth of the sport. Also an entertaining, fun-filled sporting experience for the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch spectator!

34

Tofino Saltwater Classic Fundraiser Fishing Derby - Tofino

634 Campbell St
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0
Toll-free
Phone250-266-5293

Daily from July 4, 2015 to July 5, 2015

In its 6th year, the Tofino Saltwater Classic fishing derby was created by former National Hockey League (NHL) player Brendan Morrison as a fundraiser for Tofino community initiatives.

35

Rockslide Summer Curling Camp - Kelowna

551 Recreation Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 7V5

Every 52 weeks on Tuesday-Friday from July 7, 2015 to July 10, 2015

From complete beginners to experienced curlers, everyone aged 8-20 is welcome at this fun three-and-a-half day summer camp. Come along and take part fun group activities, fitness training and curling lessons tailored to your level of experience. Attendees will also have the chance to gain skills awards and receive a free t-shirt, meals and snacks. It's a great opportunity to meet new people and have some fun whilst learning a new skill. At the end of the camp there will be a two-day curling competition (spiel) from July 10-12 which is optional. For more information, visit the website.

36

Canada Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race at Panorama Mountain - Panorama Mountain Village

2000 Panorama Dr
Panorama Mountain Village, British Columbia
V0A 1T0
Toll-free
Phone250-341-3044

Daily from July 18, 2015 to July 19, 2015

Riders from across Canada and beyond national borders will converge on Panorama to compete. This major cycling event is expected to attract over 200 riders.

37

Subaru IRONMAN® Canada - Whistler - Whistler

Whistler
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4

Sunday, July 26, 2015

One of the toughest triathlons in the world returns this summer when more than 2,000 athletes will take on Whistler's beautiful lakes, mountain roads and Valley Trail network in a test of mental and physical strength. From the thrilling early morning start in Alta Lake to the triumphant finish adjacent to Whistler Olympic Plaza in the Village, this is an awe-inspiring day for spectators and participants alike. There's plenty for athletes, family, friends and spectators to enjoy before and after the race, with special events and activities and an exciting atmosphere unique to the Subaru IRONMAN® Canada event.

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28th Annual Glacier Challenge Slo-pitch tournament - Revelstoke

Centennial Park
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Website
Toll-free
Phone250-837-5345

Daily from July 31, 2015 to August 3, 2015

Annual Slo-Pitch Tournament with teams coming from all over BC, AB, and the USA. Beer Gardens, live entertainment and a variety of food vendors all weekend long.

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Victoria Dragon Boat Festival - Victoria

Victoria Inner Harbour
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1L0
Toll-free
Phone250-704-2500

Daily from August 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015

Welcome to the 21st annual Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, one of Victoria's most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour.

Featuring exciting dragon boat races, entertainment on two stages, exotic tastes in the Forbidden City Food Court, activities for kids and families, and more, the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is one of the must-see events on Victoria's busy summer Festival calendar.

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Mudd, Sweat and Tears - Panorama Mountain Village

2000 Panorama Dr
Panorama Mountain Village, British Columbia
V0A 1T0

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mudd, Sweat & Tears Rockies is a super charged 8+ km obstacle course mud run, with an action packed design featuring: tons of mud, a series of fun, challenging and rewarding obstacles and some fantastic single track trails and challenging ascents using the natural elevations found throughout the property.

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