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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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Bike Fest Revelstoke - Revelstoke

301 Victoria Rd W
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.revelstokechamber.com/events-calendar/
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from July 28, 2014 to August 4, 2014

A gathering of bike enthusiasts for a weekend of fun and camaraderie! Downtown, group rides, kids events, live entertainment and more.

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Odlum Brown VanOpen Tennis Championships - West Vancouver

Hollyburn Country Club
West Vancouver, British Columbia
V7S 2S5
Websitehttp://www.vanopen.com
Toll-free
Phone604-913-4598

Daily from July 26, 2014 to August 3, 2014

The Odlum Brown VanOpen is the largest professional men's and women's tennis tournament in Western Canada and this is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the world's top tennis stars. The tournament has hosted some of the biggest names in world tennis including Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Marcos Baghdatis, as well as Canadians Milos Raonic, Eugenie Bouchard and Vasek Pospisil. The Odlum Brown VanOpen is a drama packed week of exhilarating tennis and good off-court entertainment.

The 2014 event will be hosted at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver from Saturday, July 26 to Sunday, August 3. Join us in celebrating the 13th annual event. For ticket information visit ticketweb.ca.

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SingleTrack 6 TransRockies Bike Race - Revelstoke

301 Victoria Rd W
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.singletrack6.com/revelstoke/
Toll-free
Phone1-866-373-3376

Daily from July 26, 2014 to July 31, 2014

Born from the desire to showcase premiere Western Canadian mountain bike communities, Singletrack 6 features a rider-built and maintained route that changes annually. Riders will be treated to the very best trails in Alberta and British Columbia, including first year stops in Kananaskis, Nipika, Radium, Golden (x2) and Revelstoke. Stages will be a combination of traditional cross-country stages, as well as enduro and time-trial stages to best suit each location.

Final Stage in Revelstoke on July 31.

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TransRockies Challenge - Revelstoke

Nipika Golden Revelstoke
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.transrockies.com
Toll-free
Phone403-668-7537

Daily from July 26, 2014 to August 31, 2014

The TransRockies Challenge, North America's original mountain bike stage race offers riders epic adventures with the most singletrack, spectacular mountain vistas & best rider support.

More than 500 competitors from more than 25 countries will pedal over 500 km of wilderness trails, from Alberta to Nipika Mountain Resort then to Golden and finishing in Revelstoke, BC.

Seven days, 17,416 vertical & one word: unforgettable. Experience one of the world's most challenging but rewarding mountain bike races.

Men & women testing their limits on the most rugged & beautiful singletrack the Rockies have to offer.

Some call it crazy... they call it an adventure of a lifetime. See website for detailed schedule.

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Meadow Vista Honey Wines - Yoga at the Farm - Kelowna

3975 June Springs Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1W 4E4
Websitehttp://www.meadowvista.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-862-2337

Weekly on Saturday from Saturday June 7, 2014 to Saturday September 27, 2014

Fresh air, sunshine and the gentle sounds of nature can really help ground you and bring you down to Earth. We love yoga and we love the Farm, so we are bringing them together for Yoga at The Farm. Local yoga instructor Karla Fredrich will be here to teach yoga outdoors in the sunshine.

Every Saturday from 12 noon-1:00 pm. Call ahead to book your spot or drop by the Farm.

Join the Social Club and get 2 free classes!

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Meadow Vista Honey Wines - Yoga at the Farm - Kelowna

3975 June Springs Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1W 4E4
Websitehttp://www.meadowvista.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-862-2337

Weekly on Thursday from Thursday June 5, 2014 to Thursday September 25, 2014

Fresh air, sunshine and the gentle sounds of nature can really help ground you and bring you down to Earth. We love yoga and we love the Farm, so we are bringing them together for Yoga at The Farm. Local yoga instructor Karla Fredrich will be here to teach yoga outdoors in the sunshine.

Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm. Call ahead to book your spot, or drop by the Farm.

Join the Social Club and get 2 free classes!

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Kootenay Freewheelers - Kimberley

Nature Park
Kimberley, British Columbia
V1A 2Y9
Websitehttp://www.kimberleynaturepark.rockies.net/
Toll-free
Phone250-427-5404

Weekly on Wednesday from Wednesday June 4, 2014 to Wednesday October 29, 2014

Visitors are welcome to join local mountain bikers for their weekly ride through the Nature Park and the Lois Creek Trails. Rides are for any level of ability and fitness. Some routes may include technical sections. Meet at Platzl at 6:30 pm every Wednesday. Ride duration:approx. 2 hrs followed by a drink in one of the local pubs.

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Meadow Vista Honey Wines - Extreme Bocce Night - Kelowna

3975 June Springs Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1W 4E4
Websitehttp://www.meadowvista.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-862-2337

Weekly on Friday from Friday May 30, 2014 to Friday October 3, 2014

Quando? Almost as good as being in Italy, come hang out on our piccolo agricola. Bring some friends, grab a bocce set and a bottle of wine to enjoy an evening at the Farm. Delicious local pizza is available for delivery to complete your night.

From 5:00-7:00 pm every Friday.

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Kimberley Nature Park Guided Tours - Kimberley

Kimberley Nature Park
Kimberley, British Columbia
V1A 2Y9
Websitehttp://www.kimberleynaturepark.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-427-5404

Every 2 weeks on Saturday, Sunday from May 11, 2014 to September 21, 2014

This summer, beginning May 11, guided hikes & walks will be led in the Kimberley Nature Park - one of Canada's largest municipal parks. Everyone is welcome but remember that most of the hikes involve some hill climbing. Please dress for the weather & bring a snack & drink. Be sure to check the Kimberley Nature Park's website for last minute changes or revisions to scheduled events.

May 11, Mothers Day Walk; June 7, Photography Hike; June 15, Fathers Day Hike; June 28, Geology in the Nature Park; July 5, Creeks and Ponds, Natural History Event; July 12, Singalong & Amble in the Park; July 20, Terrific Nature Park Traverse; August 17, Hike for Young Families; September 6, Biking in the Nature Park; September 21, Myrtle the Magnificent.

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Ultraman Canada - Penticton

Locations Throughout The Okanagan/Similkameen Region
Penticton, British Columbia
V2A 5B2
Websitehttp://www.ultramancanada.com
Toll-free
Phone250-490-3334

Daily from July 30, 2014 to August 5, 2014

A 3-day, 514.5 km (320 mile), individual ultra-endurance event, encompassing a 10 km swim, 420.2 km bike ride and 84.3 km run. Check website for more information.

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