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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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Nipika Golden Revelstoke
Revelstoke, British Columbia
Sat July 26, 2014 - Sun 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.
Whistler Bike Park
Whistler, British Columbia
Thu July 31, 2014 - Thu August 07, 2014
When Crankworx rides into town, Whistler makes its annual transformation into the Colosseum of freeride mountain biking. In a stadium of dirt sculpted out of raw mountain, a hedonic convergence of riders & bike lovers from all around the world gathers to crown champions & revel in the mountain biking revolution. Home to hundreds of game-changing moments in freeride mountain biking's history, Crankworx is a 10-day festival of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air & vertical-dropping riding. The phenoms, the veterans, the aeronauts, the tricksters, the speed-freaks, the enduro-maestros - all the best mountain bike athletes answer gravity's call.
Gibsons, British Columbia
Fri August 08, 2014 - Sun August 10, 2014
Events include: Iron Course, Short Course, OC-6 Sprints (OC-6 Events), Long Course, Surfski Iron Course (Small Boat Events), Gibsons Challenge Race, Presidents Race (OC-4 Events). The races are a part of the Canadian Outrigger Racing Association schedule.
2014 dates are tentative please check our website for updates.
Panorama Mountain Village
Panorama Mountain Village, British Columbia
Sat August 09, 2014 - Sat August 09, 2014
With 5 km + of trails, mud, obstacles and ridiculously good times, this race will be a blast for people of all abilities. Elite racers will finish in as quick as 30 minutes, slower times may be over 2 hours. All finishers receive a Mud & Sweat T-Shirt and Medal.
Top 3 in each category receive amazing prizes from our awesome sponsors.