Recreation Northwest

Recreation Northwest

We promote outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.
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 Saturday, September 19th Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse

BellinghamTraverse2015Get 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 and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.


quest-adventur-races-logoKulshan Brewing Company Presents: Quest Adventure Races

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 26thIsland Quest

Adventure Races on San Juan Island – Roche Harbor, WA.



July 25th Kulshan Quest

Adventure Races out of Fairhaven in Bellingham, WA

Quest AR Team

Keep an eye on our Quest Adventure Race TEAM.

The Quest Adventure Race Team, after winning the Krank 30 hour race in Cle Elum.


FairhavenForestTrailProjectwordmarkThanks to the generous donations from 92 supporters, the launch of our Stewardship Campaign to relocate the trail in Fairhaven Park was a success. 

Join us for the Groundbreaking, Wednesday July 29th. 3pm at the Upper Pavilion in Fairhaven Park.

Check out the great list of our Phase One Trail Stewardship Project Donors.

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

Download the Full Report

Download the Full Report

Download the Factsheet

Download the Factsheet

Our 2015 Race Calendar

Check out our Recreation Northwest Event Calendar
Our listing of the races, events and fun stuff that we’ve found to do around the region. Let us know if you’d like your event listed.

2015 Recreation Northwest Event Dates

Thursday, March 12th Recreation Northwest EXPO

Sunday, June 28th Bellingham Kids Traverse

Saturday, July 25th Kulshan Quest Adventure Race

Saturday, September 19th Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse

Saturday, September 26th Island Quest

Monday, November 16th Race Director Summit


November 16th, 2015

Gathering at the Race Directors Summit– local race directors to get our upcoming calendar ironed out and some issues addressed. 


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