Events


BCE is about more than just providing quality gear. We offer frequent classes, workshops, seminars, and slideshows on a variety of outdoor-related topics, right here in our store. Topics include: avalanche awareness, ski tuning, adventure travel, and more. We also rent our upstairs for small parties and get-togethers such as slideshows and fundraisers. We have seating for 50+, a ceiling-mounted projector and screen, and other event amenities. 


Upcoming Events

Stay tuned!

Summer Season | BCE Photo Contests

Let's celebrate the beauty of nature together. This summer, we want to see you get creative combining your favorite adventure elements in fun ways. Share your unique perspective, inspire others, and connect with the elements. We've got two opportunities to capture memories and have a chance to be shared on our community platforms.


Got a wet pet or a rad ride? Snap and submit to one of our water-themed photo contests: Pups + Paddles, and Bikes + Boats!


Ongoing Events

TRAIL CHALLENGE


Ready... Set... HIKE! 

Starting now through October 1st, complete 8 of the 10 hikes in either one of our trail challenges listed here.
Post a picture of each hike on Instagram with the hashtag #BCETrailChallenge to enter our raffle for some sweet prizes once the challenge ends.



VOLUNTEER PUNCH CARD



Past Events

July 12-14th | NW Tune-Up Festival


This July, we're taking charge of the Chill Zone at the Northwest Tune-Up Festival: camp chairs, hammocks, and a pump up shower from Nemo to keep you fresh and cool. 


Speaking of "fresh," we've got Kombucha Town and Advanced Sports Chiropractic sponsoring the tent. Stop by to get your next awesome party shirt, sunglasses, hat, and other sunny day mountain bike essentials. 


If you're in an adventure planning mindset, our staff will be ready to help you plan your next packraft adventure: the perfect tool to explore our PNW waterways with mountain bike in tow!

May 9th - Climbing Komo Kulshan (Mt. Baker) with Cascade Mountain Ascents

Join us for an evening of story sharing and education with the local mountain guides and climbers. Hosted by Cascade Mountain Ascents. Doors at 7, presentation at 7:30. 

May 10th - Downtown Wine Walk

Downtown Bellingham Partnership is hosting the 10th annual spring wine walk! Meander around 19 shops as they host pop-up tasting rooms showcasing an array of regional wines. As an attendee, you'll receive tasting tickets to redeem for samples of the wines of your choice, and if you find a favorite, you can take a bottle (or two!) home by making a purchase right at the tasting location!

Join us in celebrating spring Downtown by sipping and shopping local.

Tickets available here

May 16th - Ladies Night

If you've been, you know you're in for a good time. If it's your first time, we can't wait to see you. Raffles, fashion shows, shopping, amazing community, and more! Doors open at 7, runway at 7:30, shopping, drinking and ice breakers from 7:50- 8:30, Raffle at 8:30.

May 23rd - Cougar Ecology and Behavior with Brian Kertson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Join us for an evening presentation with Brian Kertson, carnivore researcher with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He'll be discussing cougar ecology and behavior while providing plenty of safety tips for anyone recreating where cougars live.


Event Space Rental

Rates:


Private party | 2-hour minimum | $100/hour


Non-profit event | 2-hour minimum | $50/hour​

If you're interested in booking an event at BCE, please contact us at (360) 543-5678 or email info@backcountryessentials.net

A large group gathers for an event at the shop.
A large group gathers for an event at the shop.
A large group gathers for an event at the shop.