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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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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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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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