Summer Event Calendar
Retreat from city life and head to Whistler this summer to experience hiking, biking and golfing amongst alpine meadows, sparkling glacial lakes and majestic mountains.
Visit www.tourismwhistler.com/events for the full list of Events.
Photo credit: Tough Mudder, Mike Crane, Tourism Whistler
Whistler Children’s Festival
Date: July 6, 7 & 8
Venue: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Returning for its 35th birthday, the Whistler Children’s Festival transforms the Great Lawn at Whistler Olympic Plaza into a family-friendly hub for workshops, live music and child-friendly activities for all to enjoy. Tents, balloons and circus acts make the plaza into a magical place for kids of all
Date: June 16th and 17th
Venue: Whistler Olympic Park
Tough Mudder Full has an Olympic-sized course featuring more than 20 obstacles over 16 kms up Whistler Mountain. Take part in a team to make it through the endurance course, which includes challenges from quagmire mud puddles and scaling monkey bars, to carrying timber, crawling under barbed wire, and going through ‘electroshock therapy’. Tough Mudder Half (June 16th) is a still-challenging 8 km course that packs in 13 obstacles.
Photo credit: BC Bike Race, Mike Crane, Tourism Whistler
Canada Day in Whistler
Date: July 1
Venue: Whistler Village
Celebrate all things Canadian with free transit all day, a pancake breakfast, free concerts, crafts, and a colourful parade through the Village at noon. Head to the World Cup Plaza afterwards for Dusty’s Block Party with Dusty’s Bar & BBQ hosting a party with music from 1pm until 9pm. Join locals with a picnic and blanket to see Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the Whistler Olympic Plaza and finish the night with incredible fireworks best viewed from Skiers Plaza.
BC Bike Race
Date: July 6-13
Venue: Cowichan Valley to Whistler
Billed as the ultimate single track experience, the BC Bike Race is an eight-day epic ride from the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island to the Sunshine Coast, Squamish and Whistler. Riding three to six hours day, the bucket list bike ride is a destination adventure for mountain bike lovers from around the world.
Red Bull 400
Date: July 14
Venue: Whistler Olympic Park
Taking place in 17 destinations across the globe, the Red Bull 400 is the toughest 400m run in the world. Competitors run up the dry ski jump at a 37 degree incline from the bottom to the very top, either as a solo participant or relay team.
Date: July 29
Venue: Alta Lake, Whistler Valley
Due to elevation this Ironman contest is deemed to be one of the hardest in the world and it includes a swimming course in Alta Lake at Rainbow Park, a three-loop bike route through the undulating Whistler Valley, and a two-loop 42.2km running course that follows the meandering Valley Trail past Lost Lake and Green Lake. Spectators can cheer on competitors in Whistler Village at the halfway point of the run, before they complete the same loop again before finishing next to Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Photo credit: Wanderlust, Mike Crane, Tourism Whistler
Date: August 2-5
Venue: Whistler Blackcomb Mountain
Get motivated at a four-day transformative retreat for yogis and wellness warriors. Workshops and sessions include intimate and informal lectures in the Speakeasy series, which covers everything from holistic health to environmental action, alongside musical performers, artists and chefs. Other events include local and sustainable dinners, kundalini yoga, stand up paddleboarding, mountain bike rides and trail runs.
Canadian National BBQ Championships
Date: August 3-5
Venue: Dusty's Bar & Grill, Creekside
Barbecue lovers rejoice! Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships take place in August at Dusty’s Bar & BBQ and includes free samples (by donation), as well as free live music on Saturday and Sunday, with a special event on Friday.
Date: August 10-19
Venue: Trails and Whistler Mountain Bike Park
The Crankworx World Tour brings spectacular two-wheeled tricks to Whistler for 10 days of incredible stunts, contests and events. From the Enduro World Series and Official Whip-Off World Championships to the Slopeside World Tour and Red Bull Joyride, there are plenty of opportunities to see the experts in action, as well as parties, clinics and workshops for anyone that wants to take part.
Five Peaks Challenge
Date: Saturday, August 25
Venue: Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
Trail runners can take part in a five-peak challenge that covers races in Alice Lake in Squamish, Cypress and Seymour Mountains near Vancouver, Golden Ears near Maple Ridge, and Whistler Mountain. Runners start with a gondola ride up Whistler Mountain, and take the Peak to Peak Gondola across to Blackcomb where racers pass through alpine meadows and past lakes and boulder fields to experience amazing views of the area on a challenging yet stunning trail run.
Photo credit: Justa Jeskova, Tourism Whistler