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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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7 Summits Bike and Hike Challenge - Wells

Box 206
Wells, British Columbia
V0K 2R0
Websitehttp://7summitsbikeandhike.org
Toll-free
Phone250-994-2345

Saturday, September 13, 2014

7 Summits, 7 Stages, 7,000 Feet in Elevation...One Day! The 7 Summits Bike and Hike Challenge takes you on a challenging ramble over the North Cariboo Mountains. Starting in Barkerville and looping in a giant figure 8 through Wells, this event is designed to be social, unique, historically fascinating, and a fabulous opportunity to enjoy the alpine.

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Celebrate The Summit / Eva Lake Trail Run - Revelstoke

Mount Revelstoke Summit Area
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://pc.gc.ca/revelstoke
Toll-free
Phone250-837-7500

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Celebrate the final event of the Mount Revelstoke National Park Centennial with interpretive strolls, kids' art activities, live music and the second annual Eva Lake Trail Run. Enjoy a backcountry chef's cook-off and finish the fun off with a delicious piece of chocolate cake!

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Kootenay Rockies Enduro Series - Revelstoke

301 Victoria Rd W
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.bcenduro.com/kr-home.html
Toll-free
Phone604-724-6558

Daily from September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014

Enduro racing (un-timed climbs and timed descents). This will be the finale of the BC Series, bringing both series together for one final showdown.

With no 'official specific' structure, enduro racing has developed over the past few years into various ideas and capacities. The bonus has been the draw of the more relaxed personalities of mountain bike riders than what cross-country and down hill racing can have. The vibe that participants just really want to get out there and explore new riding locations, ride with friends, and their love and passion for riding their bike, all whilst still getting a competitive racing aspect to it.

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5Peaks Adventures - Golden - Golden

Check Website
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Websitehttp://www.5peaks.com/regions/kootenay-british-columbia
Toll-free
Phone

Saturday, September 20, 2014

5Peaks is a trail running series, aimed at getting families and recreational runners off the road and to encourage participants to set and achieve goals. The 5Peaks series (Kids 1 km, Youth 3 km, Sport 5 km, Enduro 11 km) runs from May to September throughout the different cities in the Kootenay Rockies region.

This stop also includes a Half Marathon (21 km).

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Revy Riders Dirt Biking Festival - Revelstoke

1870 Glacier Lane
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.revyriders.com
Toll-free
Phone

Daily from September 20, 2014 to September 21, 2014

Demo bikes, enjoy the endless kms of moto trails & tracks, see trials demos and dirt bike jumps. Lots of live entertainment, great prizes to be won, food, drinks & camping!

Come and ride some of Western Canada's newest and nicest trails: MX and XC ride school taught by Brock Hoyer and friends; Guided trail rides on our complete network; Beta XC and Trials bike demo rides all day; Huge BBQ dinner and drinks with FMX and Trials demo; MX, EX, and kids Moto track. A and B loops, with a bit of C here and there.

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Six in the Stix - Cranbrook

Community Forest
Cranbrook, British Columbia
V1A 1A0
Websitehttp://www.RMEvents.com
Toll-free
Phone250-427-0021

Daily from September 20, 2014 to September 21, 2014

A mountain biking festival for all ages and abilities. Takes place in the Cranbrook Community Forest and presented by Favourite Cycles and Rocky Mountain Events.

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Reebok Spartan Beast & Sprint Races - Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort
Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia
V0E 5N0
Websitehttp://www.sunpeaksresort.com/events-and-festivals/event.aspx?c=1&e=1798
Toll-free
Phone800-807-3257

Daily from September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014

Spartan Race, the global leader in Obstacle Racing since 2005, was designed by seven insane ultra athletes and a Royal Marine. If you have tried trail races, mud runs, tough mudder runs, or a warrior dash, it's time to step up to a brutal Spartan Race obstacle course. You can tackle a Spartan Sprint, a Super Spartan, maybe even attempt a brutal Spartan Beast, but only a few of you will have the heart to graduate up to our Death Race; the world championship of obstacle racing, and an endurance race like NO other. Are you unbreakable?

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GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon - Victoria

Menzies St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8S 1X9
Websitehttp://ww.runvictoriamarathon.com
Toll-free
Phone250-658-4520

Sunday, October 12, 2014

2014 Good Life Victoria Marathon is Sunday, October 12. There are 4 distances for runners and walkers: Marathon (42.2 km), Half Marathon (21.1 km), 8 km Road Race and the 1.2 km Thrifty Foods Kids Run & Marathon. Please see our website for more details.

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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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