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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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Starlight Challenge - Fairmont Hot Springs

5225 Fairmont Resort Rd
Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia
V0B 1L1
Websitehttp://www.FairmontHotSprings.com
Toll-free800-663-4979
Phone250-345-6000

Weekly on Friday February 6, 2015 to Friday February 27, 2015

Every Friday evening, during the month of February, the Fairmont Hot Springs Ski Resort turns on the floodlights and hosts the popular annual Starlight Challenge, now in its 31st year. Races include 4 person teams and individual racers, both skiers and snowboarders.

Enter the race or come and cheer on the action. Everyone is welcome!

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Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest - Nelson

Selkirk Mountain
Nelson, British Columbia
V1L 4C7
Websitehttp://www.coldsmokepowderfest.com
Toll-free
Phone250-354-4944

Daily from February 20, 2015 to February 22, 2015

The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest is a grass-roots gathering where both experienced & debutant backcountry skiers & snowboarders can celebrate the culture of backcountry pursuits amongst breathtaking scenery & world renowned snow.

Whitewater resort's terrain combined with the Selkirk's legendary snow, provides fantastic opportunities for all levels to ski, learn, compete, & celebrate off-piste & backcountry riding.

The festival revolves around several days of clinics, competitions, events & celebrations of all ski/snowboard pursuits. We look forward to seeing you there!

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32nd Annual Royal LePage Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race - Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington
Mount Washington Alpine Resort, British Columbia
V9J 1R9
Websitehttp://www.snowtosurf.com
Toll-free
Phone250-898-0231

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Canada's premier multi-sport team relay event starting at the top of Mount Washington to the Comox Marina featuring disciplines of alpine & cross-country skiing, road & mountain biking, kayaking & canoeing.

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