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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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Paddle with InspireHealth - Vancouver

1300 Discovery St
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6R 4L9
Websitehttp://www.inspirehealth.ca/paddle-vancouver
Toll-free
Phone604-734-7125

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Paddle With InspireHealth is inclusive to all forms of paddling and has a focus on health and wellness. After a great morning on the water, join us for a Beach BBQ Celebration with awards and prizes! Register and use one of the kayaks or stand-up-paddle boards provided or bring your own. Begin the journey, and support integrative cancer care! Visit our website to learn more about the event, register or donate.

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The Flavour Cycle - North Saanich

9100 East Saanich Road
North Saanich, British Columbia
V8L 1H5
Websitehttp://www.tidesgroup.com/2014/tides-group-tours/vancouver-island-tours/
Toll-free
Phone250-999-2997

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A leisurely cycle on the North Saanich Flavour Trail. Come explore the farms, markets and other tasty stops on two wheels!

The ride will travel the country roads of the Peninsula to visit the Flavour Trail events and locations. This will be a relaxing ride with lots of time to experience the many flavour stops.

The participant fee for this escorted and fully supported ride is $65 per person with lunch and taxes included.

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2014 Vancouver Island Salmon Classic - Sooke

6971 West Coast Rd
Sooke, British Columbia
V9Z 0B2
Websitehttp://www.sookeharbourmarina.ca/salmon-classic
Toll-free866-616-3236
Phone250-642-3236

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The 5th Annual Vancouver Island Salmon Classic Derby will be taking place on August 30th, 2014 at Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina, attracting anglers from all over the world to fish in one of North America's most fertile fishing grounds. Sign up now for your chance to fish & win cash prizes!

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84th Annual Labour Day Golf Tournament - Revelstoke

Revelstoke Golf Club
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.revelstokegolfclub.com
Toll-free
Phone250-837-4276

Daily from August 30, 2014 to September 1, 2014

Join us at the Revelstoke Golf Club for the Annual Labour Day Tournament open to the public.

Men's & Ladies Division, Senior Competition, Putting Contest and much more.

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BC Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race - Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort
Fernie Alpine Resort, British Columbia
V0B 1M6
Websitehttp://www.Seracing.ca/legendarysummer
Toll-free
Phone250-423-4655

Daily from August 30, 2014 to August 31, 2014

Fernie Alpine Resort is proud to host the Fernie Legendary Summer Race and the Finals of the 2014 BC Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race.

Friday will be course marking and taping, at which time the course will be open to the public and competitors to check out. Saturday is race inspection runs. Sunday is the big race day and awards (please note: race course trails will be closed to public both Saturday and Sunday).

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Kootenay Sufferfest - Nakusp

86 4th Ave SW
Nakusp, British Columbia
V0G 1R0
Websitehttp://www.kootenaysufferfest.com
Toll-free
Phone250-265-8707

Daily from August 30, 2014 to September 1, 2014

3 day Trail Running, Mountain Bike, Cyclocross and Duathlon festival. Multiple events to choose from to challenge and inspire. Takes place in Kaslo, New Denver & Nakusp and all the trails in between! Family friendly with kid's events. 10 km, 25 km, 50 km, 200 km Trail Runs. 14 km, 40 km, 100 km Mountain Bike. 40 km, 100 km Cyclocross Enduro. Off-road Duathlon.

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1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games - Richmond

6111 River Road
Richmond, British Columbia
V7C 0A2
Websitehttp://www.richmondoval.ca
Toll-free
Phone778-296-1400

Daily from September 3, 2014 to September 7, 2014

The 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games is the first of its kind and will encompass a martial arts festival that combines interactive demonstrations followed by a competition showcasing the community of sport for all martial arts athletes from around the world.

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Women's 6-Star Surf Competition - Tofino

Chesterman Beach
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0
Websitehttp://www.aspworldtour.com/schedule/asp-womens-star-events-schedule/
Toll-free
Phone250-000-0000

Daily from September 3, 2014 to September 6, 2014

The Association of Surfing Professionsl Women's 6-Star Surf Competion will be making a stop in Tofino this September. Check website for more information.

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4th Annual Health & Home Care Society of BC Golf Classic - Vancouver

University Golf Club
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6T 1R4
Websitehttp://www.carebc.ca/4th-annual-golf-classic.html
Toll-free
Phone604-733-6614

Friday, September 05, 2014

4th Annual Health and Home Care Society of BC Golf Classic benefiting Meals on Wheels and the Family Respite Centre!

1:00 pm Texas Scramble followed by Dinner and Silent Auction.

Golfers Package includes: Green fees and bucket of warm-up balls; Power cart; Bottled water; Light lunch including one drink ticket; West coast BBQ buffet dinner with cash bar; Locker and shower facilities; First tee gifts; Silent Auction at dinner; Opportunity to win great prizes including hole-in-one vehicle from Pan Pacific Nissan Richmond.

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14th Annual Penticton Dragon Boat Festival - Penticton

Penticton Paddling Centre
Penticton, British Columbia
V2A 5N7
Websitehttp://www.pentictondragonboat.com
Toll-free
Phone866-658-6333

Daily from September 6, 2014 to September 7, 2014

The 14th Annual Penticton Dragon Boat Festival is a premier summer dragon boat festival that takes place annually in September on Skaha Lake. Come out to watch the races throughout the weekend, including the always special Survivorship Ceremony for breast cancer on Sunday. Shop at the vendors onsite, pick up something to eat or enjoy the beer gardens with thousands of Dragon Boaters!

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