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Events

Whistler is renowned for the wide variety of events and festivals that take place here. From Village ice skating, the Fire & Ice Show and live music, to bike races,  yoga, farmer’s markets and kids event, there is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the year in Whistler.

February 2019

Family Après

Whistler knows how to après and now the whole family can celebrate a great day on the slopes with even more fun at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Parents can share stories about their day with a warm beverage while kids participate in a variety of outdoor winter activities and entertainment each week.

When: Every Monday and Wednesday throughout the winter season

Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza

First Nations Winter Feast & Performance

Join the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on Thursday and Sunday evenings for their First Nations Winter Feast & Performance program. Enjoy a delicious indigenous-inspired feast complete with Indigenous World Winery wine pairings and craft beer from local breweries. Performances take place throughout the dinner service and feature the SLCC’s Cultural Ambassadors and a world-renowned performance team. The museum remains open for dinner guests wishing to explore the exhibits. Feast rates are $65 for adults, $25 for youth 13-16, $9 for children 5– 12, and children four years and younger are complimentary.

When: 3 February

Where: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Rogers™ Hometown Hockey™ Tour presented by Scotiabank

Canada’s ultimate touring hockey festival is coming to Whistler - Rogers™ Hometown Hockey™ Tour presented by Scotiabank. This free, family-friendly hockey celebration features two days of live entertainment, NHL alumni, local celebrities and hockey-themed activities for all ages. Running from Saturday through to Sunday evening, the festival culminates with an outdoor viewing party of the Toronto Maples Leafs v New York Rangers NHL game broadcast, hosted live by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Sportsnet.

When: 9 to 10 February

Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Peak to Valley Race 35th Anniversary

The Peak to Valley Race, presented by Jackson-Triggs, is celebrating its 35th year on Whistler Mountain. This unique race is not only long-standing, it is also the longest GS race of its kind on the planet, challenging teams of four to race down Whistler Mountain.

When: 22 to 23 February

Where: Whistler Mountain

BMW IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships

The fastest athletes on ice slide into the Whistler Sliding Centre track when Canada hosts the 2019 BMW IBSF World Championships. The world’s top bobsleigh and skeleton athletes blast down a 16-corner icy chute that twists and turns down Blackcomb Mountain. More than 250 athletes representing over 35 countries battle it out for the title of King and Queen in the most prestigious bobsleigh and skeleton event in a non-Olympic year.

When: 25 February to 10 March

Where: Whistler Sliding Centre

March 2019

22nd Annual SHOWCASE Showdown

The longest running Canadian snowboard competition comes back to Whistler Village this year with a Slopestyle event not to be missed. Athletes will ride hard for cash and prizing and after the action on the slopes, stick around for the Showdown After Party which is always a night to remember. Register online or in person prior to event day at any Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations or Ski & Snowboard School Sales locations.

When: 30 March

Where: Various venues in Whistler

April 2019

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Don't miss this legendary spring festival celebrating Whistler's mountain culture. Experience 5 days and nights of winter sports, music and the arts. This year’s festival will feature: The Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme, the world’s steepest ski and snowboard competition; The World Championships of the Monster Energy Boarderstyle Tour; Two ski and snowboard Big Air Competitions in Skiers Plaza; Enhanced music programming from internationally known DJs and musicians; The Freeride Après series with live music at various venues and popular multi-media showcases like the Olympus 72 hour Filmmaker Showdown.

When: 10 to 14 April

Where: Various venues in Whistler

Mackenzie Investments Whistler Cup

The largest and most important ski race in the world, held in North America for athletes ages 11 to 14 years. Held under the auspice of FIS, the international governing body for alpine skiing, it attracts hundreds of young athletes from more than 21 countries each year.

When: 11 to 14 April

Where: Various venues in Whistler

May 2019

GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival

GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival celebrates Whistler’s great outdoors in springtime where winter and summer meet. From outdoor adventures from both seasons to arts and culture inspired by them, everyone is invited to get interactive with four days of active programming over the Victoria Day long weekend.

When: 17 to 20 May

Where: Various venues in Whistler

All-British Whistler Run Car Show

As part of the Vancouver All-British Field Meet on Victoria Day Weekend, 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 Creekside.

When: 19 May

Where: Whistler Creekside

June 2019

Whistler Half Marathon

The Whistler Half Marathon, continually described as one of Canada's most scenic runs, offers 5 great distances to choose from: a 21.1 km half marathon, 10 km, 5 km, and 1 km kids run, and a 30 km. Each gently rolling course offers a great Whistler running experience along a hybrid paved and gravel surface route while taking in the surrounding world-famous natural beauty that Whistler is known for. Add to that a great festival atmosphere with live music, kids activities, seminars and much more; and you have yourself a weekend of running that is not to be soon forgotten.

When: 1 June

Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza

ThinkBike Whistler

ThinkBike Whistler is a multi-day expo, where the latest road and mountain bikes are available for test rides. The event opens for riding each morning with hundreds of high performance demo bikes (cross country, all mountain and downhill) supplied by some of the global leaders in bike design and production. This allows attendees looking to purchase a new bike ample opportunity and choice to make an informed decision prior to spending large sums of money on a high-end bike. Admission includes all bike demos, guided rides and access to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. 

When: 7 to 9 June

Where: Various venues in Whistler

Tough Mudder Classic & Tough Mudder 5k

Test your strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie at Whistler Olympic Park as Tough Mudder returns to the mountains. The course changes every year - you will have to prepare for anything and everything! Previous years have seen participants taking on ice water plunges, electrical shocks, crawling, climbing and more.

When: 15 to 16 June

Where: Whistler Olympic Park, Callaghan Valley