Wanderlust Whistler is a journey, where different paths are open for different people to explore and the meeting of like-minded individuals is facilitated. Bring a friend or make a whole group of new ones. Whether you're exploring the festival for a multi-day mountaintop adventure or gathering for a daylong retreat, Wanderlust events are an opportunity to unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary.
Music and Performances
Music is woven into the fabric of the festival. Wanderlust 2014 featured acts including Emancipator, RJD2 and Tycho playing indoor and outdoor venues around town, plus a host of DJs playing and performances happening every day throughout the Village.
Confirmed artists for 2015 include: Michael Franti, Thievery Corporation, Lake Street Dive, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Barr Brothers, Rising Appalachia, MC Yogi
Yoga & Meditation
The festival hosts a selection of local and international teachers, representing a broad spectrum of yoga disciplines and teaching styles. Be inspired with new teachers including Eoin Finn, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea and Sianna Sherman.
Confirmed teachers for 2015 include: Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Elena Brower, Rod Stryker, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman, Sri Dharma Mittra.
The Speakeasy is Wanderlust Festival's unique lecture series on subjects pertaining to the mindful life, featuring inspiring and insightful talks from a wide range of presenters including prominent yoga teachers, musicians, authors, leading figures in the areas of wellness and spirituality, and many more.
Confirmed speakers for 2015 include:
- Jason Brown: Former NFL player who walked away from a $37 million contract to create the First Fruits Farm, dedicated to feeding the hungry.
- Bill McKibben: World-renowned environmentalist and founder of 350.org
- Graham Hill: Founder of Treehugger.com and Lifeedited.com
- Seamus Mullen: Award-winning New York chef, restaurateur and cookbook author
- Taylor Conroy: Disruptive social entrepreneur and founder of ChangeHeroes.org
Hikes and Runs
Guided hikes and runs enable attendees to explore the connection between nature, yoga and music amongst the stunning natural beauty of the Coast Mountains. Choose from a series of activities with a different focus, from live music meditation to explorations of local flora and fauna and sunrise or sunset hikes.
Get off your mat and experience flow of a different kind. Whistler's mountains provide endless opportunities to challenge yourself in new, beautiful surroundings. Try standup paddleboard yoga, downhill or cross country biking, rafting, ziplining or rock climbing.
Rest the body and engage the mind at the Soulful Cinema. View full-length film program exploring the essence and contemporary connotations of spirituality both on and off the mat. More information on the films will be released shortly.
Farm to Table Dinner
Get a true taste of Whistler when Wanderlust hosts the Farm to Table Dinner, an unforgettable dining experience hosted on Whistler Mountain with breathtaking views. Local farmers and chefs collaborate to craft a nourishing feast showcasing all that is fresh, sustainable and delicious about the local food scene.
Wanderlust Whistler features a unique Kula Market that showcases exhibitors and not-for-profit organizations that align with the Wanderlust vision. The market is free and open to the public. Attendees may also wish to visit the Farmers' Market in the Upper Village for fresh local produce.
Wanderkind Kids Program
Bringing your kids to Wanderlust? The Wanderkind kids program runs Thursday through Sunday of the festival for kids ages 4-10. The program includes activities like yoga, music, hula hooping and arts and crafts.