Summer in Whistler is an incredible time. The days are long, the weather is warm, and there are so many activities available to take part in.
On top of all that Whistler is blessed to host a huge variety of events throughout the season for locals and visitors to enjoy. If you don’t know what’s happening this year, get up to speed with this handy guide to some of our favourites:
Outdoor Concert Series
When: May 19 – Sep 10
Where: Olympic Plaza
About: Enjoy free outdoor concerts at the Olympic Plaza all through summer. There is a massive range of acts playing this year, you can view the full roster HERE.
Educational Speak Series
When: June 25 – Sep 3
Where: Samsung Theatre in the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain
About: Mountain themed presentations from some of Whistler’s foremost innovators, all taking place on top of Blackcomb Mountain!
Outdoor Summer Cinema Series
When: July 19 – Aug 9
Where: Creekside – Base of Whistler Mountain
About: Whistler Film Festival presents the Outdoor Summer Cinema Series showing movies at dusk at the base of Whistler Mountain in Creekside.
When: July 30
Where: Whistler and Pemberton
About: Ironman Canada returns to Whistler for another year with 2000 athletes taking on the incredible course. Find out more on the official event site.
When: Aug 3 – Aug 6
Where: Various locations, Whistler
About: Whistler comes together to celebrate wellness and yoga at the annual Wanderlust Festival Canada. Yogis from all over the world come to share their wisdom, along with music, DJs, and food events.
Canadian National BBQ Championships
When: Aug 4 – Aug 6
Where: Dusty’s, Creekside
About: The highlight of the PNW competitive BBQ circuit, the National BBQ Championships is a great event that sees incredible food, live music and entertainment.
When: Aug 11 – Aug 20
Where: Whistler Mountain
About: The biggest mountain bike festival in the world, Crankworx, returns to Whistler for another year. This is an event not to be missed!
When: Sep 9
Where: The Sea to Sky Highway
About: The GranFondo returns to Whistler in its 8th year – take in incredible mountain and coastal views in this epic 122km ride from Vancouver to Whistler.
Whistler Beer Festival
When: Sep 13 – Sep 17
Where: Whistler Village
About: The Whistler Village Beer festival returns with more breweries than ever and over 200 beers to try. There are also talks, workshops, and some great food/beer pairing nights to enjoy.