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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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1st Annual Mustache Mile at Silver Star Mountain Resort - Silver Star Mountain Resort

Silver Star Village
Silver Star Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V1B 3M1
Websitehttp://www.winter.skisilverstar.com/events/mustache-mile
Toll-free
Phone1-800-663-4431

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Join us in Silver Star Village from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm for the first annual Mustache Mile. Silver Star, Sovereign Lake and The Canadian Cancer society have joined together to put on this exciting cross country fundraising event. Show off your gorgeous mustache you have been working so hard to grow all month or just come out to support a great cause. All of the proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Cost by donation: $5 or $10. Includes free rentals and a mustache cookie for all participants!

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Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour - Burnaby

3676 Kensington Ave
Burnaby, British Columbia
V5B 4Z6
Websitehttp://www.tourismburnaby.com/rogers-hometown-hockey-tour
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from November 8, 2014 to November 9, 2014

Tourism Burnaby is proud to be a partner of the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour - coming to Burnaby's Bill Copeland Sports Centre.

Each week during the 2014/15 NHL season, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will roll into a different community across the country with a weekend of free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages, culminating in an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast every Sunday, with Ron MacLean hosting live onsite from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio!

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Movember Moustache Miler - presented by Skullcandy - Vancouver

1151 Stanley Park Dr
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 3W7
Websitehttp://www.moustachemiler.com
Toll-free
Phone604-726-5969

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Join us by taking your 'stache on a scenic 5 km tour of Stanley Park. Run, walk or board the route and then join us for a kickin' after party at Brockton Pavilion. Men everywhere will thank you for creating awareness and helping fundraising efforts for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. All net proceeds go to Movember Canada.

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Cross-Country Lantern Ski - Revelstoke

Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.revelstokenordic.org
Toll-free
Phone250-837-7303

Thursday, January 01, 2015

A night nordic ski to Macpherson Cabin; 5 kilometres (3 miles) of groomed trail is lit on Mickey's Loop with Lanterns from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm.

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BC Eastern Regional Pond Hockey Championships - Invermere

Kinsmen Beach
Invermere, British Columbia
V1A 1K7
Websitehttp://www.bcpondhockey.com
Toll-free
Phone250-362-7599

Daily from January 31, 2015 to February 1, 2015

For hockey fanatics, it's hard to imagine it getting any better than this. Invermere has been named the host city for this sanctioned qualifier BC Eastern Regional Pond Hockey Championships. Outdoor rinks, on either Lake Windermere or Lake Lillian, are approximately 75' x 150', nets are 6' wide and 10" tall and side boards are made of snow. It's 4-on-4 hockey with no goalies; teams can have up to 6 players.

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Nipika Toby Creek Nordic Skate Loppet - Invermere

Nipika Mountain Resort
Invermere, British Columbia
V1A 2Y5
Websitehttp://www.nipika.com/toby-creek-nordic-skate-loppet
Toll-free877-647-4525
Phone250-342-6516

Daily from January 31, 2015 to February 1, 2015

Join the fun of the Nipika/Toby Creek Nordic Ski Club Loppet weekend!

Saturday is classic technique and Sunday is skate technique. There are lots of age categories for all events.

There are distances for all ages and abilities and awards will be presented to the top skiers in each category on both days. There are lots of draw prizes to be had. Top male & female will be awarded a special prize for the two day total time.

After the loppet, join us for the awards BBQ.

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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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Wasa Lake Triathlon - Wasa Lake

Wasa Lake Provincial Park
Wasa Lake, British Columbia
V0B 2K0
Websitehttp://www.RMEvents.com
Toll-free
Phone250-427-0021

Daily from June 13, 2015 to June 14, 2015

3 Triathlons in 2 days, the Olympic Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon and TriKids Triathlon.

Categorized by age (children to adult) and level, athletes compete on a scenic and fast course.

All races will receive a quality souvenir shirt, recovery finish line food, a BBQ lunch, and more.

This is the 22nd anniversary of this event and there will be numerous prizes for athletes and volunteers. For more details, please visit our website.

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