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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Invermere, British Columbia
Fri January 31, 2014 - Mon February 03, 2014
Playing hockey on backyard rinks, frozen ponds and lakes is how most of us, as kids, started playing hockey.
The BC Pond Hockey series continues this tradition with a focus on creating fresh air venues and fun outdoor tournaments that remind us of why we started playing in the first place - for the pure joy of the game!
This tournament sees players in silly costumes on and off the ice, four on four, change on the fly, no icing, no off-sides and no goalies.
The 2014 tournament will take place Jan. 31 - Feb 2.
6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Sat February 08, 2014 - Sun February 09, 2014
Saturday, February 8 to Sunday February 9 welcomes the return of everyone's favourite sleepless night, 24 Hours of Winter. Grouse Mountain is celebrating the Olympic legacy & the one-year countdown to Sochi. Enjoy 24 consecutive hours of winter fun, including after-dark snowboard & ski contests, sunrise snowshoe treks, the torch parade, shopping, dining & everyone's favourite junior pond hockey tournament. Entry is complimentary with Grouse Mountain General Admission, Membership or Ski Pass. Visit our website in the new year for a schedule of events.
Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia
Thu March 06, 2014 - Sun March 09, 2014
Please see our website for more information in the upcoming months.
5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
Sat April 12, 2014 - Sat April 12, 2014
Another local's favourite - the PPP has been going strong since 1984! Teams of 1-5 people ski, bike, paddle & run in a fun (yet competitive!) relay race. Followed by a great dinner & party, this is the perfect season ender!
BC Place Stadium
Vancouver, British Columbia
Sun April 27, 2014 - Sun April 27, 2014
Canada's biggest community run takes place Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 9:00 am. The Vancouver Sun Run has been Canada's largest 10K road race since its inception in 1985. Still Canada's largest 10K road race, the Vancouver Sun Run is now the 2nd largest timed 10K in the world. Runners, joggers, walkers, & wheelchairs make their way around the route along the streets of downtown Vancouver. The Vancouver Sun Run is a race that everyone should do at some point in their lifetime
Kimberley, British Columbia
Wed June 04, 2014 - Wed 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.
Various Locations Around False Creek
Vancouver, British Columbia
Fri June 20, 2014 - Sun June 22, 2014
Creekside Community Centre, Creekside Olympic Village & the waters of False Creek will come alive with the 26th Anniversary of the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival, June 20, 21 & 22, 2014.
Created 26 years ago as a showcase of Vancouver's growing cultural diversity, this first-of-its-kind event has grown to become a grand celebration of Canada's unique multicultural heritage with exciting programs & professional performances by well-known entertainers. Visual arts displays & activities from local community groups & of course, the world-class dragon boat races make the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival Vancouver's most anticipated & prestigious summer event. See you in 2014!
Various Locations On The West Coast Of BC
Vancouver, British Columbia
Sat June 28, 2014 - Sat July 05, 2014
BC Bike Race is a seven-day mountain bike adventure that takes 500+ international participants from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, down the Sunshine Coast & via Squamish to Whistler.
The BC Bike Race is excited to announce that North Vancouver, home of the infamous North Shore trails, will host the opening stage for 2014. Going into year eight, BC Bike Race, the "Ultimate Singletrack Experience," will make a slight change to its route by hosting stage one in North Vancouver. After three years away the trail conditions are right to bring the event back. Other stages are Cumberland, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Sechelt, Squamish & Whistler.
Anahim Lake Stampede Grounds
Anahim Lake, British Columbia
Sat July 05, 2014 - Sun July 06, 2014
Anahim Lake Stampede: rodeo, parade & dance.
15355 24 Ave
Surrey, British Columbia
Fri July 11, 2014 - Mon 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!