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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1501 Quartz Rd
Cache Creek, British Columbia
Daily from June 28, 2014 to July 1, 2014
Follow the Gold Rush trail to a wagon load of family fun for all! Come for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 days.
June 28: Gold Country 2014 "Passport to the Gold Trail" at the Cache Creek Recreation Park at 9:00 am.
June 29: Letterbox Clue Event at the Packing House in Spences Bridge at 4:00pm.
June 30: Survival of the Wittiest at the Wind and the Pillows B&B in 70 Mile House from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.
July 1: Canada Day! at Reg Conn Park Meet in Clinton from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm.
For more information and to register, please visit our website.
Golden, British Columbia
Sunday, June 29, 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.
This stop includes the Canadian Uphill Running Championships.
3964 Puntzi Lake Road
Chilanko Forks, British Columbia
Daily from July 4, 2014 to July 6, 2014
The Annual Fishing Derby is fun for all ages! Up to $1000 in prize money. Entry fee is just $20. Weigh in at Woodland Caribou Resort on Puntzi Lake.
Anahim Lake Stampede Grounds
Anahim Lake, British Columbia
Daily from July 5, 2014 to July 6, 2014
Anahim Lake Stampede: rodeo, parade & dance.
Minette Bay Marina
Kitimat, British Columbia
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Boating teams come together to race against one another in an intense 500 m sprint to the finish. Don't worry about eating before attending; the Food Fair running during the event will have the perfect lunch for you.
Squamish, British Columbia
Sunday, July 06, 2014
17th annual memorial to Bob McIntosh features Olympic and Sprint distances for swimming, bike riding and running.
15355 - 24 Ave
Surrey, British Columbia
Daily from July 11, 2014 to July 21, 2014
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!
Fernie, British Columbia
Daily from July 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014
An attempt of the Guinness World Record for the longest yoga chain will be held on July 12. July 12-13 there will be free yoga classes, wellness seminars, trance dance, live music and yoga.
Lake Windermere Area
Invermere, British Columbia
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The Heart of the Rockies Triathlon is an Olympic Distance Triathlon. The swim takes place in Lake Windermere, followed by an out & back cycle route & a single lap out & back run. It's a spectacular venue in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, with stunning views of Lake Windermere & the mountains. The Heart of the Rockies Triathlon is thrilled to have several family groups participate in both the individual & team events. Come & participate or spectate.
Various locations throughout Penticton Summerland Okanagan Falls
Penticton, British Columbia
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Some cyclists will ride casually. Others will race. The beauty of the 2014 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (PGAMO) is that everyone will finish in Penticton with a smile on his/her face. All ride categories start at 7 a.m. from Penticton's Gyro Park (also the site of the Finish Area).
Join us this summer for the ride of your life. Visit the website to register or volunteer.