Whistler Events & Festivals | Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside


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.

March 2020

TELUS Winter Classic

This action-packed weekend features fun-filled ski events, wine, beer and food galore, plus their famous live and silent auctions. Don't miss fabulous live entertainment and more at Whistler Winetastic and the Mountaintop Gala at the Roundhouse Lodge.

When: 6 to 7 March

Where: Various venues in Whistler

April 2020

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: 15 to 19 April

Where: Various venues in Whistler

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

The World Ski & Snowboard Festival is an annual celebration of snowsports, music, arts and mountain culture. 

When: 16 to 26 April

Where: Various venues in Whistler

May 2020

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: 15 to 18 May

Where: Various venues in Whistler

June 2020

Whistler Half Marathon

The Whistler Half Marathon, continually described as one of Canada's most scenic runs, offers five great distances to choose from including a 21.1 km half marathon, 30 km, 10 km, 5 km, and a 1 km kids run. 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.

When: 6 June

Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Tougher Mudder, Tough Mudder Classic & Tough Mudder 5k

Tougher Mudder takes the Tough Mudder signature course and adds a competitive, timed twist. Or test your strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie at Whistler Olympic Park as Tough Mudder Classic returns to the mountains with an 8-10 mile course that is packed with 25 obstacles which change every year. Finally the Tough Mudder 5K Whistler is not your typical fun run. The course at Whistler Olympic Park is 3 miles of 13 best-in-class obstacles, designed for intense teamwork and fun.

When: 13 to 14 June

Where: Whistler Olympic Park, Callaghan Valley

Whistler X Triathlon

After huge success in their inaugural year, Whistler X Triathlon is thrilled to host their 2nd triathlon. Athletes get ready, as the 2020 event is also a qualifying event for the 2021 ITU World Championships in Bermuda.

When: 14 June

Where: Lost Lake Park

Comfortably Numb Trail Running Race

One of the most beautiful point-to-point races in British Columbia, the 23-kilometre-plus 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. In 2019, Comfortably Numb have made a slight but fun change to the course and the race now finishes back in Whistler Village by descending the Yumby Numby climb. Don't miss out on this classic race.

When: 20 June

Where: Comfortably Numb trail

July 2020

Whistler Children's Festival

Mark your calendars as the Whistler Children’s Festival returns for its 37th year. This action-packed weekend features two full days of live performances, interactive activities, and lots of hands-on creative workshops for kids and families to enjoy.

When: 10 to 12 July

Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Red Bull 400

Warm up your leg muscles for the steepest 400 metre race in the world as Red Bull 400 returns to conquer the ski jumps of Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley. Testing both speed and endurance, this race challenges runners to 400 metres from the bottom of the ski jump, straight up to the top. Don’t let the simplicity of the concept fool you, runners will push themselves to the limit with this punishing climb up.

When: 11 July

Where: Whistler Olympic Park, Callaghan Valley

August 2020

Crankworx Whistler

Crankworx is the defining celebration of mountain biking. 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. Nowhere else will you find this caliber and collection of athletes, from across this many disciplines of mountain biking, together in one place. Over ten fearless days in August, the venues at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will 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. And don’t forget to sign up the little ones for Kidsworx.

When: 5 to 16 August

Where: Whistler Mountain and various venues in Whistler village

5 Peaks Trail Running Series

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!

When: 22 August

Where: Blackcomb Mountain