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Whistler Events

June

 

Northface Whistler Half Marathon

June 7, 2014
Whistler’s 3rd annual Half Marathon expands through the picturesque Whistler Valley around pristine lakes, golf courses and all with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain peaks. This popular event sells out every year so be sure to register soon. For registration and course details visit here.

Whistler Farmers Market Starts

June 15, 2014
The best way to start your Sunday in Whistler is cruse up to the base of Blackcomb to indulge in tasty food, fresh baking’s & local produce! Enjoy the live entertainment, family activities and view creations from our local artisans. Whistler Farmers Markets take place Sundays from 11am to 3pm and Wednesday afternoons July 4 – August 29, 2012 from 3pm to 7pm.

Tough Mudder

June 21 - 22, 2014
Join participants from around the world as they enter an obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces to test strength, stamina, and mental determination. Come out and support these athletes on this 10mile obstacle course as they trudge through swamps, climb rope walls, crawl through tunnels walk through fire and more all to support the Wounded Warrior Project supporting those soldiers returning from real life battle fields.

Whistler International All Star Hockey Tournament 

June 19 - July 13, 2014
Canada and USA teams participate in 23 days of non-stop hockey action! These elite youth teams bring together players from 9 - 18 years of age! Come out and cheer on these stars of tomorrow. For a schedule of events visit their website here. 

BC Bike Race

June 28 – July 5, 2014
The BC Bike Race takes place over 7days touring some of British Columbia’s best West Coast trails and towns. This tour takes riders over pristine mountains, across oceans and bays and more while making their way to Whistler’s Olympic Plaza July 7th. Come and cheer on participants as they cross the finish line wrapping up their journey of the ultimate single track experience of a lifetime.

 

July

 

Canada Day with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

July 1 – 5, 2014
This Canada Day Whistler welcomes the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for a special Canada Day Concert! They will also be playing throughout Whistler Village during the week in various locations with brass quintets and string quartets. Don’t miss their captivating music guests come back yearly for and maybe stay a bit longer to see them daily through the week! For a schedule of events visit here.

Whistler Longboard Festival

July 3 - 6, 2014
This family friendly event takes place at the Whistler Sliding Center. Come cheer on these adrenalin fuelled contestants from all over the world as they race down a winding mountain courses at top speeds!

Whistler Children's Festival

July 14 - 15, 2014
Don’t miss this year’s Children’s Festival presented by the Whistler Arts Council. This fun filled event is full of Children’s workshops, live music, dance, theatre, face painting and so much more! For more details and to register visit their webpage here.

IRONMAN Canada

July 27, 2014
Whistler hosts IRONMAN Canada this year with one of the world’s toughest triathlons winding its way around Whistler’s Valley Trails, pristine lakes and mountain roads. This race starts with a two-loop swim of Alta Lake, with a transition onto bikes for a ride to the Callaghan Valley and up to Pemberton. After the bike ride competitors gear up for a run via the Valley Trail winding around Whistler’s stunning Green Lake and Lost Lake finishing the competition at Whistler Olympic Plaza. For more information on the event and other weekend activities for family, friends and spectators visit the Ironman site here.

Wanderlust Whistler

July 31 – August 4, 2014
Wanderlust is coming to Whistler this August bringing together yoga teachers and yogis from around the globe, daily concerts, top chefs, winemakers and more! Visit http://whistler.wanderlustfestival.com for a complete schedule of events including live bands.

 

August
 

Canadian National BBQ Championships

August 1 - 3, 2014
Whistler’s legendary summer competition is back where BBQ champions from around the world meet to compete for the title and to win the draw qualifier for the American Royal World Championships in Kansas City! Enjoy the sunny patio at Dusty’s and indulge in samples of all kinds of award winning BBQ.

Canadian Orienteering Champoinships

August 1 - 5, 2014
Runners from across Canada join up in Whistler for this fun event for all ages. Participants compete for first place in a series of five races, which challenge both their running and navigation skills as they make their way through parks and forest trails.

Crankworx

August 8 - 17, 2014
The legendary 10 day summer festival returns where the best mountain bike athletes take their skills to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Competitions include downhill races, dual slaloms, giant slaloms, best trick showdowns and big air events! This event is sure to impress so don’t miss out on this year’s festival!

Slow Food Cycle

August 17, 2014
This annual sea to sky event takes you riding down the stunning Pemberton Meadows stopping at local farms along the way. Bring your bike and make sure it has a basket so you can fill it with all locally grown fresh produce. This event is fun for all ages and a perfect way to spend a Sunday touring the farms, sampling freshly picked produce and enjoy taking in the breath taking scenery.

5 Peaks Trail Running Series

August 23, 2014
This intense running course takes contestants off the road and into the forest running over rocks, roots, tree stumps, logs, up ski hills, through snow, puddles mud and more. Taking place on Blackcomb Mountain runners must find their way up some steep climbs, sharp descents and rough terrain as they race to the finish while enjoying the stunning views. For more details and registration visit their site here.

 

September
 

RBC GranFondo Whistler

September 6, 2014
Road bike riders from all over the world take on 122 km ride from Vancouver to Whistler along the infamous Sea to Sky highway! Celebrate with these amazing riders as they cross the finish line at the Whistler Olympic Plaza and stay the night for GranFondo post-event celebrations. For more details on the event visit here.

Salomon Meet Your Maker

September 13, 2014
This 50 mile ultra relay is back! Join racers from around the world, or come and cheer them on as they compete on this unique course consisting of 90% single track trails with stunning views! For more information or to register visit their website here.  

Whistler Village Beer Festival

September 11 - 14, 2014
Is there anything better than cold, crisp and refreshing beer tastings in a mountain paradise! This festival brings many events featuring craft beer from Canada, the Pacific Northwest and around the world. More details on this year’s event to come but here is what this refreshing festival is about: 2013 Whistler Beer Festival.

Whistler Spirit Run

September 28, 2014
Head to the scenic Calleghan Valley for the annual Whistler Spirit Run. A one day cross-country and trail running event that is fun for all ages and abilities! For registration and to learn more about race options view their site here for details. 

 

October
 

Turkey Sale

October 10 – 13, 2014
Make sure you start this ski and snowboard season off right with some new gear! Whistler’s largest blow out of top name brands is all on sale under one roof at the legendary Turkey Sale located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain throughout the whole weekend!

Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival

October 17 - 18, 2014

This annual festival, presented by the Whistler Naturalists Society, is a two day event for all ages featuring various presentations,  guided walks and even mushroom tastings. For more details visit here

Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra Marathon

October 18, 2014
Cheer on participants in this competitive, challenging and fun event! The Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra Marathon consist of an 8 person team relay with a total distance of 80 kilometers (50 Miles) where relay legs alternate between 8 and 12 kilometers. For more information and to register a team please visit their website here

 

November

 

Cornucopia Whistler

November 6 - 16, 2014
This legendary festival is Whistler’s annual celebration of food and wine. Indulge in fine food creations from local award winning chefs while sampling regional and international wines. This four day festival includes sensational wine maker dinners, interactive seminars, galas and after parties! If you love food and wine don’t miss this event!

Bizarre Bazaar

November 29 - 30, 2014
Local artists, artisans and bakers come together under one roof for this craft fair. Indulge in tasty food, fresh baking & enjoy unique creations such as jewelry, fine art, ceramics, carvings, clothing, Christmas decor and more! This event is fun for all ages and includes live music, silent auctions, face painting and food sampling.

 

December

 

Whistler Film Festival

December 3 – 7, 2014
Enjoy five days of celebrating the best of film as this event brings together those who love cinema.  This festival features movie premiers, daily international movie screenings, star-studded guests, lively celebrations and more.

Whistler Holiday Experience

December 19 – January 4, 2015
Whistler’s festive indoor family fun zone provides entertainment for kids of all ages during the holiday season! This free event keeps everyone entertained with a mini putt course, games tables, bouncy castles, arts & crafts, video games and more including Santa visits!

Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebrations

December 31, 2014
Countdown to the New Year at Whistler's annual New Year’s Eve Night Celebrations. This alcohol free event is fun for the whole family with lots of activities, arts, and entertainment.

 

January

 

WinterPRIDE Festival

January 24 - 31, 2015

This festival is full of events including snowmobiling, wine tastings, a snowball dance, skiing, snowboarding, and much more! For more details and updates visit there site here

 

February

 

Peak to Valley Race

February 27 - 28, 2015
Get your team together for one of Whistler Blackcomb’s most interactive race days! Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun where mixed teams of four race down Whistler Mountain starting at the Saddle in Whistler’s alpine and finishing at Dusty’s. Participate in the race or cheer on the participants for this annual Whistler Blackcomb event!

 

Sigge’s P’ayakenstut Loppet

February 28 - March 1, 2015
This annual Cross Country Ski Event has excitement and outdoor fun for adults and children 5years of age and older with varying distances of skate and classic ski courses. This family fun day at the Whistler Olympic Park is fun for everyone! For more information and to register visit their site here.

 

March

 

TEDActive Truth and Dare

March 16 - 20, 2015
TEDActive comes to Whistler with an amazing line up of incredible talks, seminars, evening events, exhibits, demo’s and more. This event seeks to challenge and re-shape core beliefs about today’s reality and celebrate the worlds thinkers and dreamers. 

 

April 

 

Whistler Cup

April 3 - 5, 2015
Cheer on hundreds of young international athletes aged 11 to 14 as they compete for the Whistler Cup! For more than 20 years, this FIS sanctioned event is considered the largest and most important ski race in North America bringing together children from 23 countries. Watch these future Olympian’s race to the finish line! 

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

April 10 - 19, 2015
The legendary spring festival celebrating Whistler’s mountain culture is back. This festival is packed with 10 days and 10 nights of winter sports, live entertainment, music and the arts. This exciting week is full of sport competitions, FREE concerts, after parties, fashion shows, art exhibits and the popular Film and Photo showdown competitions.