In Whistler, there is always something exciting for you and your family and friends to enjoy.
In Whistler, there is always something exciting for you and your family and friends to enjoy.
The fourth annual Whistler Half Marathon race takes place on a 21.1 kilometre course that includes Whistler’s main Village. The gently-rolling course also winds through nearby neighbourhoods and along Whistler’s already-popular running paths, offering spectacular mountain views throughout. Proving to be a hit with runners, this event sold out in 2013
Test your strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie at Whistler Olympic Park this June, when Tough Mudder returns to the mountains. Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world, where participants tackle 10-12 mile courses with man-made obstacles designed by none other than the British Special Forces.
BC Bike Race is far more than a race. It’s an adventure and an experience as it tours British Columbia's West Coast - the trails, the towns, the lifestyle. There's something different about BC, including how we get around. Our rugged coastline means you'll be crossing mountains and oceans, by boats, planes, buses, and bikes. Friends and spectators will have an opportunity to congratulate the riders on their accomplishment on July 5 as they cross the finish line at Whistler Olympic Plaza.
The 2014 Whistler Multicultural Festival focuses on and showcasing local cultures, food, music, crafts, arts, games, toys and sports to the local community. There will be activities, demonstrations and performances. The event is open to the public and all activities are free.
Fat Wreck Chords recording artists Old Man Markley bring their unique blend of punk and bluegrass to Garibaldi Lift Co. with special guests Fire Next Time, Dakota Pearl and Jesse Lebourdais. Tickets can be purchased at the GLC for $15.
2014 marks the 23rd year of the Whistler Valley Trail Run. This event has been a local favourite for many years and provides something for everyone with 5 k and 10 k distances through the breathtaking Lost Lake Trails. Race starts in Spruce Grove Park.
One of the most beautiful point to point races in British Columbia. The 25km Comfortably Numb course is an internationally recognized mountain biking route, and it's even more fun to run! A few climbs, a few descents, a beautiful bridge crossing, numerous sweeping vistas, and almost all singletrack. Don't miss out on this classic race!
Come watch the stars of tomorrow as teams from Western Canada and the US participate in 23 days of non-stop hockey action. This elite youth tournament brings together players ranging from 9 to 18 years of age, all with a high level of commitment to their sport. Games take place at Meadow Park Sports Centre and spectators are welcome.
Test Your Soul is a 12 hour solo or team endurance downhill race that will be running in celebration of the longest day of the year. For more information on results, how to register and the entry fee, please call the Whistler Blackcomb Reservation Centre at 1.800.766.0449.
Encounter just about every terrain imaginable on this trail run between Squamish and Whistler. With 50 mile, 50 km and 28 km options, the run follows the Sea to Sky Trail and will challenge and reward runners with flat and easy stretches, climbs, descents and stunning views.
Join the Whistler Arts Council at the ArtWalk opening reception as the Village Stroll comes alive with over a dozen artists painting, knitting, quilting, spinning pottery wheels, and musicians. Bring the family and pick up your ArtWalk passport for a self-guided tour of all the art work and watch as roving characters perform around every corner.
The Bearfoot Bistro and The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation have joined forces to create the most imaginative and memorable fundraising event Whistler has ever hosted. Imagine a six-course tasting menu from the Bearfoot Bistro served in your private gondola cabin on Whistler Blackcomb’s iconic PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola at an altitude of 424 metres - all in support of The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. The night begins on the Wizard and Solar Coaster Express chairlifts as guests head to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain for a sophisticated pre-dinner cocktail reception on the patio at Christine’s Restaurant. After an unforgettable dinner, guests descend the mountain on the Whistler Village Gondola for a post-dinner party at the Bearfoot Bistro. Gondolas (10 seats) are available for purchase for $7500, tax receipt included.
Lindi Ortega and Barney Bentall & The Grand Cariboo Opry perform live in Whistler Olympic Plaza as part of Whistler’s free outdoor concert series.
Jon and Roy and Said the Whale perform live in Whistler Olympic Plaza as part of Whistler’s free outdoor concert series.
Don’t miss our annual Oyster and Bloody Caesar Championships. The 2014 event will take place just across the street from the Bearfoot Bistro, in the expansive grounds of the Whistler Golf Club Practice Range. The event will also feature BC’s best bartenders and mixologists competing in the Bloody Caesar Battle vying for the top prize. An event in support of Playground Builders, a Canadian charity that builds playgrounds for children in war-torn areas.
Join the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for a special Canada Day Concert, as part of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in Whistler program. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be in Whistler from July 1 - 5, 2014 to perform full-orchestra outdoor concerts at Whistler Olympic Plaza as well as six chamber concerts in Whistler Village with brass quintets and string quartets.
Enjoy the sounds of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet as you stroll through the Village. The Quintet will play three chamber concerts at 11 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM as part of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in Whistler program. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be in Whistler from July 1 - 5, 2014 to perform full-orchestra outdoor concerts at Whistler Olympic Plaza as well as six chamber concerts in Whistler Village with brass quintets and string quartets. More information on the enhanced Vancouver Symphony Orchestra summer concert schedule can be found at www.whistler.com/events/vso
It's a crazy, kinetic celebration of skateboarding this summer. The Whistler Longboard Festival will roll into town with events for spectators and skateboard enthusiasts alike including a Skate Bowl Jam and Boarder Cross. For maximum gravity fueled excitement, don't miss the 2014 International Downhill Federation's Canadian World Cup Downhill Race, to be held at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
Join in the excitement as local and international members of HOG, Harley Owners Group, tour Highway 99 from Squamish to Whistler to showcase their spectacular bikes in Skier's Plaza. This rally is sponsored by the Vancouver BC Canada Chapter of H.O.G.® along with Trev Deeley Motorcycles.
This Friday and Saturday, Whistler Village will be filled with the sound of classical music, with string quartets playing during the day and a full-orchestra concert both nights. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be in Whistler from July 1 - 5, 2014 to perform full-orchestra outdoor concerts at Whistler Olympic Plaza as well as six chamber concerts in Whistler Village with brass quintets and string quartets.
Finally a good excuse to ride in your cape and unitard! This 5 stage event touches on a unique mountain bike style: DH, XC, enduro, flat time trial, and an uphill climb. One bike for the whole day, technical but mellow terrain, not too long or short, and you get to drop your worst stage. Plus the usual on-course shenanigans by gentlemen dressed as your favorite superheroes.
The Whistler Children’s Festival fills one weekend every year with art workshops, music, acrobatics, theatre, dance and fun that encourages kids to embrace their imagination! The Festival offers a range of workshops for kids, including pre-school activities for children aged 3-5, intermediate workshops for kids up to grade 8, and workshops for the whole family. Celebrating it's 30th year in 2013, the Festival will be held in Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Dance the long summer night away at the Pemberton Music Festival. Featuring contemporary artists from across the musical spectrum, the three day outdoor event will be held at the foot of majestic Mt. Currie in the beautiful Pemberton Valley, less than 30 minutes from Whistler. Rock, hip hop, EDM and more in an unbeatable setting – it’s a spectacular summer festival with a unique Coast Mountain vibe.
One of the toughest triathlons in the world returns with more than 2,000 athletes competing in a test of mental and physical strength. From the early morning start in Alta Lake to the finish adjacent to Whistler Olympic Plaza, this is an awe-inspiring day for spectators and participants alike. There's plenty for athletes, family, friends and spectators to enjoy before and after the race, with special events and activities and an exciting atmosphere unique to the Subaru IRONMAN® Canada event.
Whistler celebrates wellness when yoga and music come together in the mountains for the second annual Wanderlust Festival in Canada. Yogis from around the globe will be down-dogging, dancing, dining on organic delicacies and sharing their wisdom in an amazing event across the entire community. Drawing the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, Wanderlust Whistler is an event not to be missed.
Runners from across Canada come together in Whistler to compete in five races to discover who is the fastest runner and best navigator in the local parks and forests. This is an open competition with categories for all age groups and skill levels.
From local legends to world champions, the BBQ Championships pit the best of the best against each other at Dusty's Bar & BBQ in Whistler Creekside. Come see the pros in action, enjoy family entertainment, sample some of the best BBQ you will ever eat and enjoy free music throughout the weekend. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Whole Lotta Ribs Dinner and the Bottomless BBQ Buffet contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Crankworx Whistler has become THE freeride mountain bike festival. A supercharged magnet for the world’s best riders and the definitive domestication of dirt in the service of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and gravity-fuelled mountain biking. Over ten fearless days in August, the venues at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park serve as a modern day Colosseum to the world’s best mountain bike athletes. Downhill, enduro, trials, pump track, whip-offs, music, art - this festival has it all.
Sea to Sky's signature agritourism event, Slow Food Cycle Sunday, in Pemberton, BC, blows the fast-food drive-through away. A pedal-powered trip through the natural buffet that is Pemberton Meadows farmland, allows you to meet local growers and sample produce fresh from the field.
Running over rocks, roots, tree stumps, and logs, up ski hills, hiking trails, through puddles, mud, snow and much more. These courses take people off road and into the hills. The Whistler race will be held in the upper alpine of Blackcomb Mountain. Navigate through some steep climbs, sharp descents and craggy wilderness trails. And through it all, enjoy the tremendous views!
Ride this epic 122 km route from downtown Vancouver to Whistler up the Sea to Sky Highway. Enjoy breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountain Range, with challenging climbs rewarded with plenty of downhill sections. Recreational, advanced and elite level cyclists are all welcome to ride at their preferred pace. Arrive to a warm welcome in Whistler - stay the night and celebrate with family, friends and fellow riders.
Run to heaven and back! This event redefines the 50 mile distance. With 90% single track trails surrounding world renowned Whistler, this course will thrill the true trail runner in us all. Race solo or as part of a team of up to seven people.
The Whistler Village Beer Festival celebrates the diversity and talents of the Canadian and Pacific Northwest craft brewing industry, with some international brews on the side. The Festival happens Saturday in the heart of Whistler Village with events throughout the week including tastings, special dinners and beer pairings. Whether you prefer a refreshing wheat beer, a hearty stout or the hoppiest IPA this is your chance to relax and drink beer, surrounded by gorgeous mountain views.
Walk, run, wheel or ride either 4.2 km or 7.2 km in this annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Hosted by the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, registration beings at 10 AM and the run starts at 11 AM.
This fun day gives participants the opportunity to drive one of the world's most scenic roads, the Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler, where the cars will be displayed in Whistler Olympic Plaza for all to see.
The Rubble Creek Classic is an early morning recreational trail run that has been going every year since 1985. Taking runners up a grueling 1338m climb, runners proceed along the Helm Creek Trail through Cinder Flats giving them epic views of the Black Tusk and down to Garibaldi Lake. The race continues through Taylor Meadows ending with the final knee jarring decent of 1781m to finish at the Rubble Creek parking lot. It is a long run (24k) but the scenery is so spectacular you will not mind the work!
The Whistler Spirit Run is a one-day cross-country and trail running event that takes place at Whistler Olympic Park and features options for all age groups from children to masters. Whether you are a highly competitive runner or a runner looking for a fun trail run or relay, the Whistler Spirit Run offers multiple options ranging from 1 KM to 8 KM including a family fun run. Come out and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Callaghan Valley and know that your participation is helping to build healthier communities right here in British Columbia.
THE weekend to get ready for the upcoming winter season! Shop top name brands in ski and snowboard equipment, at huge pre-season savings, all under one roof. It kicks off noon on Friday at Blackcomb Daylodge and continues all weekend. Also check out the Whistler Mountain Ski and Snowboard Swap offering quality pre-owned equipment, plus a wide selection of clothing and accessories from local Whistler retailers all under the "big tent".
The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival returns to celebrate the art of storytelling with an all-star lineup of guest authors and top tier events. Writers, readers and storytellers of all levels will be able to further their knowledge of the written word through a combination of development workshops, panel discussions, and reading and spoken word events during the action-packed weekend.
This 8-person, 50 mile relay race or solo ultra-marathon is centred around Whistler Village and the winding Valley Trail system. Relay legs alternate between 13k & 7k. With pre-race gatherings and post-race parties, this a fun athletic event and a great social weekend.
Cornucopia - “an abundant, overflowing supply”. Cornucopia is the fall festival that celebrates the best of food and wine from Whistler, British Columbia and beyond. The festival offers something for everybody with winemaker dinners, themed food and drink events, interactive seminars, and electric after parties.
Whistler's original artisan market has built a reputation of presenting unique, quality, hand-made art and crafts for Whistler residents and visitors looking for one–of–a–kind treasures. Featuring over 100 artisans from the Sea to Sky Corridor, Lower Mainland and beyond, the annual holiday craft fair will feature a wide array of paper goods, food, housewares, ceramics, bath products, jewelry, craft kits, accessories, clothing, knits, artwork, to Christmas decorations. It's not just about shopping - Bizarre Bazaar is a vibrant community event that includes live music, holiday carols, arts and crafts stations and special appearances from Santa both days.
From December 3 to 7, 2014, the Whistler Film Festival will celebrate its 14th edition as one of Canada's leading festivals, attracting over 10,000 attendees including 550+ industry insiders. Featuring innovative and original films from around the world and opportunities to connect with the people who made them, this year’s five day Festival will be filled with more premieres, star-studded guests, lively celebrations and unique industry initiatives.
Say goodbye to the old and welcome the new at this alcohol-free evening of family entertainment and celebration in Whistler Village. Wristbands will be required for entry, and will give access to a range of venues with indoor and outdoor entertainment for young and old. Keep it cozy, and head to one of several indoor parties for a Youth Dance or New Year’s Eve Kid’s Countdown or go out and enjoy the snow and twinkling lights with ice skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Top it all off with a special Fire & Ice Show and a dazzling midnight fireworks display. Plus there's no need to drive - take advantage of the free, extended Whistler Transit Service on New Year's Eve from 6 PM until 4 AM late.
This indoor family fun zone provides entertainment for kids and parents alike during the holiday season. Kids can enjoy a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games free for 15 days over Christmas and New Year. Parents are catered for too - they can relax in the lounge area and enjoy a coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play. Please note The Holiday Experience is usually closed December 25, and December 31 to prepare for the New Year's Celebrations.
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The Sigge’s P’ayakentsut is an event for all ages and all levels of cross country skiers. Traversing Olympic legacy trails as well as old growth forests, the loppet offers participants a chance to train, to meet new friends, to enjoy the rugged wild beauty of the Callaghan Valley and to enjoy a what is truly a sport for life – cross country skiing. This year the event will take place over two days with the main loppet on Saturday and the kids tournament and youth ski cross on Sunday.
Whistler Cup returns for its 23rd year and has grown to become the largest and most important ski race in North America, and internationally, for athletes aged 11 to 14 years. It is held under the auspice of FIS, the international governing body for alpine skiing, and with hundreds of young athletes from 23 countries participating, the Whistler Cup brings together children from many different cultures.
Don't miss this legendary spring festival celebrating Whistler's mountain culture. Experience 10 days and 10 nights of winter sports, music and the arts. Featuring sport competitions, free daily outdoor concerts, after parties with internationally acclaimed DJs, fashion shows, photography and art exhibits, film screenings, theatre and of course, the best skiing and riding in the world. There's nowhere else you'll want to be.