We promote outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. Our programs include Stewardship of Fairhaven Park, Recreation Economy Education & Advocacy and FUN with Bellingham KIDS Traverse, Bellingham Traverse and Quest Adventure Races.
We also publish a Regional Race/Event Calendar.
Join us on the Path Forward
As Stewards of Fairhaven Park we are committed to improving the trails and connecting our values of conservation and recreation.
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse
Get Hooked on the Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. Families, friends and local companies form Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and CHUM (relay teams) to run, bike and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails and open waterways.
Have fun with your friends and compete with the best–everyone is welcome to participate in this beloved community event. Celebrate your accomplishment with a pint of Traverse Ale at the Boundary Bay Brewery Finish Line! The Traverse supports the Stewardship Programs of Recreation Northwest.
Raise a Pint! Drink an Ale for the Trail!
Join us in raising much needed funds to complete the boardwalk and remaining trail to connect Fairhaven Park with the urban forest trail network.
Chuckanut Brewery – Sunday, August 28th
BASECAMP is an opportunity to get together with your colleagues in outdoor recreation. Get to know each other, continue conversations from the EXPO and SUMMIT, develop new business ideas and have some FUN.
Wednesday, August 10th
5:00 – 6:30pm
2016 Recreation Northwest Events
Friday, February 26th Recreation Northwest EXPO
Sunday, June 26th Bellingham Kids Traverse
Saturday, September 17th Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse
Saturday, September 24th Island Quest
Monday, November 14th Race Director Roundtable
2016 Regional Race & Event Calendar
Check out our Recreation Northwest Event Calendar
Our listing of the races, events and fun stuff that we’ve found to do.
p.s.- Let us know if you’d like your event listed.
Using mountain bikes, your trusty feet, you will navigate a series of checkpoints using only map and compass to make your way from start to finish. Experts get to use sea kayaks too!
September 24th, 2016 – Island Quest
Adventure Races on San Juan Island – Roche Harbor, WA.
Quest Adventure Race Team
Keep an eye on our Quest Adventure Race TEAM.
We are proud to announce the release of Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation in Whatcom County, Washington. The study shows the Contribution by Outdoor Recreational Expenditures, Recreation Business Economy and Ecosystem Services in Recreational Lands. More details.
Economic Contribution of Outdoor Recreation to Whatcom County
Gathering at the Race Directors Roundtable– local race directors to get our upcoming calendar ironed out and some issues addressed.
FREE Admission to come to this exciting annual event.
Bring your friends and family to check out the EXPO Exhibitors– the best and the brightest in the local and regional outdoor recreation scene. This is your chance to connect with the resources you need for a healthy year ahead.
Recreation Industry Professionals check out our SUMMIT Schedule & Speakers.
We also have more fun lined up for Saturday with our EXCURSIONS. These are open to the public as well. Trail Run, Mountain Bike, Paddle and Hiking opportunities.
Sunday, June 26th, 2016 Bellingham KIDS Traverse
Get Hooked on the Bellingham KIDS Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. Families, friends and local companies form Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and CHUM