Whistler's Year-Round Extravaganza
With an array of annual signature events and vibrant community happenings, there's something for everyone in Whistler. Immerse yourself in the endless calendar of events featuring festivals, concerts, races, and more throughout the year. Make sure to align your stay with the events that capture your interest – it's a year-round celebration waiting to be experienced!
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival
Be part of one of North America's premier LGBTQI ski weeks at the annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. This vibrant pride week is teeming with skiing, snowboarding, arts and culture, parties, and social gatherings. Secure your accommodations and ski packages early to enjoy fantastic savings and make the most of this unforgettable event.
World Ski & Snowboard Festival
Where Action Never Ends! Whistler's World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) presents an unending array of events on and off the slopes. Experience thrilling ski and snowboard competitions, live music, filmmaking, top-notch entertainment, and the ultimate skiing and après-ski sessions of the season.
WHISTLER CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL
Participate in Whistler's delightful family event, where arts and crafts, theatre, dance, music, and enchanting performances take center stage at Whistler Olympic Plaza. It's the perfect way to create cherished moments and enjoy quality time with your little ones.
Cycling Enthusiasts Unite: For those passionate about cycling, get ready for a thrilling road bike race that combines road, gravel, trail, and dirt. Whether you're participating or spectating, witness riders take on the challenge of navigating winding gravel switchbacks and exhilarating descents against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain vistas, with plenty of mud for an added dose of adventure!
Crankworx Whistler Mountain Bike Festival
Ride with the World's Best: Come together with top riders and devoted mountain bike enthusiasts from around the globe in a non-stop, 12-day extravaganza of adrenaline-pumping races, thrilling slopestyle competitions, a variety of Kidsworx events, exciting bike demos, and the opportunity to conquer Whistler's epic trails.
RBC GranFondo Whistler
Embark on a captivating road cycling race through the stunning Sea to Sky Corridor, commencing in Vancouver and culminating with a diverse array of events and entertainment in Whistler. This remarkable and demanding race spans a distance of 55 to 122 km, winding through breathtaking landscapes while providing a traffic-free route.
Whistler Village Beer Festival
Craft Beer Extravaganza: Indulge in a week-long celebration of the finest craft beers. The festival showcases two primary tasting events at Whistler Olympic Plaza, along with cask nights, beer competitions, culinary soirées, and a multitude of other activities throughout the week.
Whistler Writers Festival
For the Avid Reader in You: If you proudly wear the badge of a bookworm, then the Whistler Writers Festival is tailor-made for you. Here's your chance to connect with esteemed Canadian and international authors and immerse yourself in workshops, speaker panels, captivating readings, and engaging evening events.
WHISTLER 50 RELAY & ULTRA
The Whistler 50 Relay offers more than just a relay experience. You can either participate in the 50-mile event or be a spectator, revelling in the race's vibrant atmosphere from the beer gardens while enthusiastically cheering on your beloved athletes. After the race, join the post-race party for a well-deserved celebration.
Where Global Gastronomy Meets: Gathering food and beverage aficionados from around the globe, Cornucopia is a fall festival that honours Whistler's exceptional culinary and libation offerings. Revel in tastings of diverse drinks, culinary showcases, informative seminars, chef-hosted luncheons, winemaker dinners, unforgettable soirées, and an array of delectable experiences.
WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL
Join the annual extravaganza held in early December, known as Canada's Coolest Film Fest. Immerse yourself in an international array of films, including premieres, industry discussions, talent initiatives, lively celebrations, and appearances by special guests. And, of course, don't miss the countless chances for skiing and après-ski enjoyment in between the cinematic adventures.
Eberspächer Luge World Cup Whistler
Speed and Thrills on Ice: Experience the electrifying spectacle of the world's fastest luge athletes as they hurtle across the ice at breakneck speeds in the Whistler Sliding Centre. Show your support for over 100 athletes hailing from 20 nations competing in the FIL World Championships.
December - January
Celebrate the Festive Season in Whistler
Step into Whistler's enchanting winter wonderland, a realm of holiday magic that unfolds from early December to January. Immerse yourself in the joy of Christmas, where Santa, crackling fires, twinkling village lights, playful elves, Christmas carols, and a host of festive events come together to create unforgettable memories.