Whistler Events | Pan Pacific Mountainside Whistler Hotel


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.

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

July 2019

Whistler Children's Festival

Mark your calendars as the Whistler Children’s Festival returns for it's 36th 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: 5 to 7 July

Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Red Bull 400 World Championships

Get ready for a race that is guaranteed to put your calves, quads and endurance to the ultimate test as the steepest 400m race in the world returns to Whistler Olympic Park. All ability levels and spectators welcome.

When: 13 July

Where: Whistler Olympic Park, Callaghan Valley

Subaru IRONMAN® Canada - Whistler and Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3 Canada

Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada will return to Whistler in conjunction with the Subaru IRONMAN Canada triathlon. Take up the challenge to swim, bike and run through the beautiful lakes, roads and trails of Whistler, British Columbia or cheer on the athletes at all stages and as they make their way to the finish line!

When: 28 July

Where: Various venues in Whistler

August 2019

Wanderlust Whistler

Whistler celebrates wellness when yoga and music come together in the mountains for the 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.

When: 1 to 4 August

Where: Various venues in Whistler

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: 9 to 18 August

Where: Whistler Mountain Bike Park and various venues 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