Whistler Events & Festivals | Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

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.

September 2019

RBC GranFondo Whistler

Ride this epic 122 km route from Vancouver to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway. Enjoy breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, with challenging climbs and plenty of downhill sections. Recreational, advanced and elite level cyclists are all welcome - ride at your own pace and arrive to a warm welcome and big post-race celebration in Whistler.

When: 7 September

Where: Sea-to-Sky Highway and Whistler Olympic Plaza

Whistler Village Beer Festival

The Whistler Village Beer Festival is held annually in the fall and is a six-day festival of craft beer featuring two tasting events in Whistler Olympic Plaza plus cask nights, beer battles, foodie nights and more.

When: 10 to 15 September

Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza

October 2019

Whistler Writers Festival

The Whistler 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.

When: 17 to 20 October

Where: Various venues in Whistler

Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra

Come participate or cheer on athletes at this fun athletic event. The 9th annual Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra is a 50 mile relay and 50 KM ultra marathon centered around Whistler Olympic Plaza and Whistler’s incredible Lost Lake trails.

When: 19 October

Where: Whistler Valley Trail

November 2019

Cornucopia Food and Drink Festival presented by BlueShore Financial

Cornucopia is the fall festival that celebrates the best of food and drink from Whistler, British Columbia and beyond. The festival offers something for everybody with winemaker dinners, themed food and drink events, interactive seminars, health and wellness events and electric after-parties. Sip and sample your way through food of all kinds, beer, wine and spirits and enjoy a fantastic social atmosphere.

When: 7 to 17 November

Where: Various venues in Whistler

Arts Whistler Holiday Market

Arts Whistler Holiday Market is two days of hand-baked, hand-made goodness. Grab some local artwork, a cozy sweater, or a delicious treat. With over 100 vendors from the Sea to Sky region and across BC, there is sure to be something for everyone on your “nice” list. Come along and check out the young entrepreneurs of Bratz Biz, enjoy local live music, and visits from Santa. Don’t miss out! Ski, ride your bike, or walk right on in. Hours are 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday.

When: 30 November to 1 December

Where: Westing Resort & Spa

December 2019

Whistler Film Festival

The Whistler Film Festival welcomes film fans and filmmakers to experience its 19 edition with fresh films, special guests, epic events, innovative industry Summit and talent programs, and time to play in North America’s premiere mountain resort destination.

When: 4 to 8 December

Where: Various venues in Whistler

Viessmann Luge World Cup & Viessmann Team Relay World Cup Presented By BMW

Catch more than 100 of the world’s fastest luge athletes from more than 20 countries as they compete at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Cheer as the athletes reach speeds of up to 130 kilometres per hour in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and team relay races.

When: 13 to 14 December

Where: Whistler Sliding Centre

January 2020

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

Don’t miss one of the biggest and best Pride ski weeks in the world. The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival features a full slate of events including snowmobiling adventures, wine tastings, a pool party, a snowball dance, fantastic skiing and snowboarding and everything in-between.

When: 26 January to 2 February

Where: Various venues in Whistler

February 2020

Peat to Valley Race - 36th Anniversary

The Peak to Valley Race, presented by Jackson-Triggs, is celebrating its 36th year on Whistler Mountain. This unique race is not only long-standing, it's also the longest GS race of its kind on the planet, challenging teams of four to race down Whistler Mountain.

When: 21 to 22 February

Where: Whistler Mountain