Subaru IRONMAN® Canada in Whistler

July 24, 2016

Calling all athletes - preparation has begun for the 2016 Subaru IRONMAN® Canada triathlon in Whistler! Take up the challenge and swim, bike and run through Whistler's beautiful lakes, roads and trails. Book ahead and choose from a wide range of accommodation for the all-important race week.

Training Resources

Athletes know that preparation is key to finishing this incredible race. Knowing the course can make a huge difference on race day, and all athletes are encouraged to come to Whistler early to scope out the route, get familiar with the facilities and log training hours in the water and on the roads. As an added bonus, athletes can treat family and friends to a couple of days in the mountains to thank them for their support and make sure they make it to race day too.

Fitness Facilities

Interested in booking facilities for private use or taking advantage of daycare services?
Contact Meadow Park Sports Centre

Please note this information is for the 2015 Subaru IRONMAN® - the details of the 2016 event will be confirmed and updated as soon as possible.


The race will start with a two-loop, 2.4-mile mass start swim in the clean shallow waters of Alta Lake at Rainbow Park.

2015 Swim Course

Timex Bike Course

Athletes will enjoy a lakeside transition before starting a one-loop, 112-mile bike course that is comparable in difficulty to the bike routes at previous IRONMAN Canada venues. Athletes will travel south on the Sea-to-Sky Highway before climbing into the Callaghan Valley, site of the Nordic skiing events during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. After descending back to the highway, athletes pass through Whistler on their way north to Pemberton. An out-and-back section allows athletes breathtakingly beautiful views of glaciated peaks, while racing on a completely flat section of road. Athletes then return to Whistler via the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

2015 Timex Bike Course

Run Course

The two-loop, 26.2 mile run course follows the meandering Valley Trail past Lost Lake and Green Lake allowing spectators to reinvigorate athletes with a return through Whistler Village at the halfway point of the run. Athletes repeat the same loop a second time before finishing adjacent to Whistler Olympic Plaza.

2015 Run Course

Please note this information is for the 2015 Subaru IRONMAN® - the details of the 2016 event will be confirmed and updated as soon as possible.

Travel Tips

On July 26, 2015, Whistler will host Subaru IRONMAN® Canada, a world-class sporting event. Traffic pattern changes will be put in effect throughout Whistler and Pemberton to ensure the safety of athletes, volunteers, participants and travelers.

To assist successful travel on race day, Subaru IRONMAN® Canada will be releasing comprehensive travel guides, traffic updates and tips for spectators in the lead up to the event. Please take a moment to review them for helpful travel information.

View the 2015 Traffic Impact Guide

Spectator Guide

Download the Official Spectator Guide 2015

Residents Guide

View the Guide for Residents 2015

Subaru IRONMAN® Canada Weekend in Whistler

Whether you are coming to race, support or spectate, there is plenty to see and do in Whistler. Arrive early to prepare and stay late to relax after the event.

ABCs of IRONMAN® Canada - 26 Perks of Racing in Whistler from IRONMAN®

Things to Do in Whistler

  • Entertain the kids at the Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone, open daily
  • Get a different view of the mountains - ziplining, a tree top adventure or a ride on the incredible PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
  • For added excitement try an ATV tour or white water rafting
  • Go on a family adventure and rent a bike or hike to one of Whistler's lakes for a day by the water

After the Race

Athletes will deserve rest and relaxation after finishing the epic race - here are some ideas for ways to celebrate, post race.

  • Book your athlete a post-race massage at one of Whistler's spas
  • Join up with other participants in one of Whistler's bars or pubs to raise a glass to victory
  • Gather with family and friends for a special meal and hear first-hand how the race went down
  • Celebrate with a gift - find the perfect present in one of Whistler's boutique shops

2016 Subaru IRONMAN® Canada Whistler Partner Hotels

Bike storage for the Subaru IRONMAN® Canada event from Partner Hotels

Hotel Name Bike Allowed in Room Secure Bike Storage Damage Deposit Other Information
Aava Hotel Yes Yes No Valet Service, cleaning station, tools
Coast Blackcomb Suites Yes Yes No -
Crystal Lodge No Yes No -
Delta Whistler Village Suites No Yes No Event Security Storage
Fairmont Chateau Whistler No Yes No Valet Service - Cleaning station
Four Seasons Resort Yes TBD No -
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Yes Yes No -
Holiday Inn Yes Yes No Valet Service
The Listel Hotel Yes Yes No Cleaning Station
Nita Lake Lodge TBD TBD TBD TBD
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside Yes Yes No Valet Service
Pinnacle Hotel Whistler TBD TBD TBD TBD
ResortQuest Whistler No Yes No Bike Lock Required
Tantalus Lodge Yes Yes No -
Westin Resort & Spa Whistler Yes Yes No Valet Service



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Black Friday Offer

2-day / 2-night Stay & Ski Packages from only $97 per person per night

Valid for arrivals from Now - Dec 22. Must be booked with lodging.

Photos from Past Subaru IRONMAN® Canada races in Whistler