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 to May 2021
Reservoir - Special Exhibition
Over the past 30 years, Rebecca Belmore has developed a highly charged aesthetic rooted in socio-political commentary that hinges upon her Anishnabai ancestry. As an internationally renowned, multidisciplinary artist from the Lac Seul First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, she has been featured at contemporary art fairs from Havana to Athens. RESERVOIR by Rebecca Belmore includes new works that examine the disparity between wealth and poverty in Canada with poignant references to Vancouver, Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor.
When: Until 16 May
Where: Audain Art Museum
Artist Exhibition: Sqatsza7 Tmicw – Father Land
Sqatsza7 Tmicw – Father Land is the newest artist exhibition in the SLCC's temporary gallery space. It runs from August 13 to February 25 and displays a collection of art pieces showcasing the multi-disciplinary genres of Ed Archie NoiseCat, including limited edition prints, woodcarvings, metalwork glasswork and handcrafted jewellery.
When: Until 25 February
Where: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Whistler Museum Exhibit: Land of Thundering Snow
Land of Thundering Snow is a travelling exhibit exploring the history of avalanches and snow science in Canada. The exhibit will be on until 31 March, 2021 at the Whistler Museum, which is open by donation six days a week (closed Wednesdays).
When: Until 31 March
Where: Whistler Museum
Whistler Half Marathon Weekend
This scenic 21.1km course is designed to showcase all that Whistler is - an amazing town nestled in the coast mountains of BC. It doesn't take long to understand how this place was chosen to be the host mountain resort of the 2010 Winter Games. With towering glacier capped mountains as the backdrop, it is no wonder that Whistler's only half marathon has made it to the "must do" list for distance runners from across North America.
When: 4 to 6 June
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza
RBC Gran Fondo
The training kilometers are behind you; now you’re lined up at the startline with 5000 others, full of nervous excitement and anticipation. And then suddenly you’re off; the click of shoes fixing to cleats combining with a symphony of rolling wheels proceeding as one around the leafy dawn of Stanley Park. Soon, the road will deliver you to the majestic Sea-to-Sky corridor, with the vast Pacific Ocean and shimmering turquoise of Howe Sound awaiting to inspire you for the challenge ahead.
With full waterbottles on your bike and fresh mountain air filling your lungs, you’re fully alive in the moment. Take in the smiles of those around you, the cheers of the crowds and your own inner determination. Whistler awaits, and beyond that one epic celebration. Here comes one of the rides of your life.
When: 11 September
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza (finish line)