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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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BC Sports Hall of Fame All Access Experience at BC Place - Vancouver

777 Pacific Blvd Gate A BC Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 4Y8
Websitehttp://www.bcsportshalloffame.com/
Toll-free
Phone604-687-5520

Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday from Tuesday September 2, 2014 to Tuesday September 30, 2014

This special tour of the BC Sports Hall of Fame gains you access behind the scenes at BC Place, one of Canada's most modern stadiums. Join us as we walk exclusively through areas of the stadium such as the media rooms, luxury suites and the locker rooms of the BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps (when available). You even get to walk onto the actual field and enjoy a tremendous view of BC Place. Afterwards visitors can relive the excitement of the 2010 Olympics Games in the Hall of Fame's Vancouver 2010 Gallery and participate in numerous interactive activities in the participation zone.

Tours run at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

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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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5Peaks Adventures - Golden - Golden

Check Website
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Websitehttp://www.5peaks.com/regions/kootenay-british-columbia
Toll-free
Phone

Saturday, September 20, 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 also includes a Half Marathon (21 km).

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Covert Farms - Freak'n Farmer Race - Oliver

Covert Farms Organics
Oliver, British Columbia
v0H 1T0
Websitehttp://www.covertfarms.ca/ai1ec_event/freakn-farmer-adventure-obstacle-race/?instance_id=214
Toll-free
Phone250-490-6084

Saturday, September 20, 2014

For over 50 years the Covert Family has been farming 650 acres in the rugged mountains. Inspired by history, an adventure obstacle race was born that speaks to the arduous tasks that farm hands performed in the blistering heat of Canada's only desert.

Considered by many as the most grueling of Adventure races, athletes race through fields, vineyards & wild grasslands & down to the river on the valley below. Obstacles include a 12 km Freak'n Farmer, 5 km Half Plowed Farmer, 3 km Little Freak'n Farmer & the Mini Freak'n Farmer. Come join us for a day of fun, adventure, great food, Okanagan wine & beer and live music with the Super Cooligans.

This is a ZERO TRACE event so bring your own source of hydration.

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Revy Riders Dirt Biking Festival - Revelstoke

1870 Glacier Lane
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.revyriders.com
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from September 20, 2014 to September 21, 2014

Demo bikes, enjoy the endless kms of moto trails & tracks, see trials demos and dirt bike jumps. Lots of live entertainment, great prizes to be won, food, drinks & camping!

Come and ride some of Western Canada's newest and nicest trails: MX and XC ride school taught by Brock Hoyer and friends; Guided trail rides on our complete network; Beta XC and Trials bike demo rides all day; Huge BBQ dinner and drinks with FMX and Trials demo; MX, EX, and kids Moto track. A and B loops, with a bit of C here and there.

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Six in the Stix - Cranbrook

Community Forest
Cranbrook, British Columbia
V1A 1A0
Websitehttp://www.RMEvents.com
Toll-free
Phone250-427-0021

Daily from September 20, 2014 to September 21, 2014

A mountain biking festival for all ages and abilities. Takes place in the Cranbrook Community Forest and presented by Favourite Cycles and Rocky Mountain Events.

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