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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500 - 8th Ave N
Golden, British Columbia
Daily from September 18, 2015 to September 20, 2015
The Golden Ultra is a three-day, stage trail running race (or relay) in Golden. Runners may participate in all three stages as a solo or part of a relay, or may register for any single or combination of two stages separately.
Tofino, British Columbia
Saturday, September 19, 2015
A day at the beach, dedicated to all the mini hardcore Canadian surfers who brave the cold water because they love to surf!
The Beach Day will run as a one day event in Tofino, using a classic heat/judging panel format for the competitive divisions and a non judged ‘expression session’ event for the kids who are not interested in competing but still want to be part of the fun. Divisions include Open Expression Session (everyone wins!), 12 and Under Division, and a 16 and Under Division. It's all about the kids and celebrating surfing in our community and in Canada.
Cranbrook, British Columbia
Daily from September 19, 2015 to September 20, 2015
A mountain biking festival for all ages and abilities.
Saturday: Kids & Youth Stix races for cyclists 2-6 years old on pavement & 5-14 years old on trails.
Sunday: 6-hour x-country for solos and relay teams of 2 on the fast & flowy single track trails. Features include BBQ lunch, souvenir shirt, recovery food and race expo.
Whistler, British Columbia
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Mudderella is a world class 8-11 km obstacle course challenge, designed by women for women. With 12-15 obstacles, the course will test your stamina and will power. It is not a race; Mudderella is about people coming together to have fun and step outside their comfort zone. Work with your team to overcome obstacles, get a great workout and own your strong! Leave everything else in the mud.
1760 West Creston Rd
Creston, British Columbia
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Join us for a day paddle to celebrate our local waterways. You must bring your own canoe or kayak and have some experience. Cost is by donation. Call for more details.
Cox Bay Beach & North Chesterman Beach
Tofino, British Columbia
Daily from October 2, 2015 to October 4, 2015
The Queen of the Peak is an annual all Women's Surf Contest created to showcase and celebrate the amazing female surf talent present here on the west coast. Contest organizers have focused efforts on designing the contest to be 'female-friendly' with free child care and dog sitting services for competitors and even has a massage tent that is complimentary for competitors.
Competitors vie for cash and prizes in both longboard and shortboard categories. New to this years contest is the added division of the "Princess of the Peak" for grommets ages 16 and under sponsored by Billie Girls by Billabong.
All proceeds from the event are donated to the Keep a Breast Canada.
Whistler Valley Trail
Whistler, British Columbia
Saturday, October 17, 2015
This 8-person, 50 mile relay race or solo ultra-marathon is centred around Whistler Village and the winding Valley Trail system. Relay legs alternate between 13 km & 7 km. With pre-race gatherings and post-race parties, this a fun athletic event and a great social weekend.
2950 Camozzi Road
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Cyclocross is coming to Revelstoke Mountain Resort! A different style of bike racing, cyclocross is done on a short circuit and features areas where you have to dismount and run over barriers or up short hills. Fun for all ages and abilities! Races are 45-60 minutes and a fun atmosphere surrounds the events. Come on out and try it or cheer on the racers!