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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Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Join the coveted list of "summiteers" that have reached the peak of Mt. Tod, on our 5th annual hike! It is a fun and enjoyable hike suitable for all ages where participants can travel at their own pace.
Several guides are on hand, including Canadian Senator, Olympic Champion and our Director of Skiing, Nancy Greene Raine. This popular event is complimentary and you can choose to hike on your own or you join a guide either at Masa's Bar + Grill; where breakfast will be served from 8:30 am-9:30 am; or meet at the base of the Sunburst Express at 9:30 am.
Nemaiah Valley, British Columbia
Daily from August 2, 2014 to August 3, 2014
Nemaiah Valley Rodeo: By far, one of the best events in the valley, and a mainstay on the BC Rodeo circuit.
This is the real deal, with real cowboys and real bull riders. It's got everything from barrel racing, to bronk riding and is home to the world-famous downhill Mountain Race.
Guests will be escorted a short 15 minutes to the Nemaiah Valley rodeo grounds each day where they will witness locals in action.
Roe Lake Rodeo Grounds
100 Mile House, British Columbia
Daily from August 2, 2014 to August 3, 2014
The BCRA Rodeo has been held annually since 1990 on the first weekend in August, drawing neighbors, family and friends from far and wide. This event is a highlight for the year bringing with it a great source of entertainment to community members, International visitors and tourists who frequent this resort area every year. The rodeo provides a place for local equestrian community members to compete.
This exciting rodeo is a highlight of the BC rodeo season.
Giants Head Park
Summerland, British Columbia
Daily from August 2, 2014 to August 4, 2014
The Event - the most progressive downhill skateboarding event in the history of world history.
21 km, 13 Hairpins, 700 feet of drop, wall rides, ramps, hella pinecones, and a temple of doom. Plus pre-event contest, 3 days of freeriding, race heats, camping, spectators, and give-aways!
Nelson, British Columbia
Sunday, August 03, 2014
This is the 32nd annual one quarter Ironman triathlon held in Nelson, BC.
Swim 1 km, bike 44 km and run 10 km.
The event continues to be for everyone from top-ranking amateurs to adult and youth participants who are entering for pure enjoyment.
We have an adult sprint course for people who are just breaking into the world of triathlon and team events ideal for family participation.
Draw prizes at pre-race meeting and awards ceremony.
Come and enjoy our beautiful community for the long weekend in August.
Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Resort, British Columbia
Sunday, August 03, 2014
This year will mark the 6th annual Enduro Downhill Mountain Bike Race in Rossland. Plus, the first year of inclusion in both the Kootenay Rockies and BC Enduro Series. Mountain bike racing in Rossland is a storied one, reaching back to the original Rubberhead Festival which started in 1985. As mountain biking disciplines have evolved, so have events that are celebrated in this small community. This has culminated into a new Rubberhead Enduro: a multi-stage enduro downhill race. Combine that with two days of food, drink and entertainment at Red Mountain Resort and this will be one race that you won't want to miss.
Whistler Bike Park
Whistler, British Columbia
Daily from August 8, 2014 to August 17, 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.
Check out our website for detailed schedule times.
5946 12th Ave
Tsawwassen, British Columbia
Friday, August 08, 2014
The Delta Museum and Archives Society is very pleased to announce its 14th Annual Delta Heritage Golf Classic. Our signature fundraiser is still going strong because of your support and we hope you'll make this year's another swinging success!
Join us as we welcome players of all levels for a fun round of golf, followed by a dinner, silent auction, and prizes at the iconic Beach Grove Golf Club. An important part of the evening is our annual tribute to a Delta Pioneering family; this year we celebrate the Pybus and Husband Families.
Gibsons, British Columbia
Daily from August 8, 2014 to 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.
Invermere, British Columbia
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Whether you are a serious competitor or a walk-in-the-park person, Loop the Lake is the event for you, your friends & your family. Complete as much of the course as you choose, at your own pace & comfort level. This 20th annual event welcomes walkers, runners, strollers & the whole family. The Lakeside Splashdown event involves paraglider & hang-glider pilots launching from Mount 7 in Invermere & attempting to land in a lake target for prizes. Enjoy 2 wonderful lakeside events.