Vancouver has always been one of the most active cities in the world. If you’re looking to keep fit for the Summer, why not look at what type of summer sporting events in Vancouver. Participate or just be a spectator – if you’re interested in sport – read on!
The Vancouver Marathon is one of the biggest events of the year in Vancouver. All those months of dedicated training is finally paying off! Join the race in one of the top rated marathon destinations in the world.
But hurry! The marathon is on May 7th, so sign up now to ensure you have enough time for training. You can find out all the information about registration here!
Wheel to Heel
Join the fun in Wheel 2 Heel, whatever your cycling ability! Taking place on May 6th, this event raises money for the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. A great cause to be a part of – while keeping fit at the same time! Post ride, the organizers will also be offering a host of fun activities suitable for the entire family. Find out more information on WheeltoHeel.ca.
Seek The Peak
With a monumental 1400 m climb covering 16km, this is not one for the faint of heart! You can go it alone or sign up with a team to spur you on. Taking place June 11, the route will take you from Ambleside Park in West Vancouver to the Peak of Vancouver at Grouse Mountain, which is sure to promise stunning views of the city from the top! The climb is in aid of BC Cancer Foundation, so it is another great cause to be part of.
Check their website to have a look at what they have to offer for your entry fee and to register for this event.
Dragon Boat Race
Taking place between June 22th to June 25th, this is always a popular event each summer.
Apart from the actual dragon boat racing, there is plenty of entertainment offered, including food, children’s activities, art installations, performances & shopping. This weekend will highlight one of the best sporting events that Vancouver has to offer! Find out more information on their website.
Terry Fox Run
The Terry Fox Run has been part of Vancouver’s running scene for many years. This is an event suitable for anyone regardless of regardless of age, or athletic ability standing. The entry fee is by donation. While there is no minimum donation, please remember what a fantastic cause this is and give what you can! To register for the 2017 event, click here.
If you don’t know what a ‘Gran Fondo’ is – the official definition is a mass participation cycling events – if you want to take part in one, you’re in luck! Ride Sea to Sky in one of the most beautiful cities in the world as your back drop. Taking place in Whistler Saturday September 9th – this event sees all roads along the route closed to traffic, allowing you to take in the breathtaking views and ride at your own pace. As this is not an actual race, you are free to go as fast or as slow as you want! Find out more information on their website!
Whether you are a spectator or want to take part, there are plenty of active options in Vancouver this summer! If you’re coming in from out of town, be sure to check Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre for rates & availability.