Whistler Children’s Festival

July 8 - 10, 2016

This long-running July event brings hands-on art workshops, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance, music and magical performances to Whistler Olympic Plaza. It's the perfect excuse to visit family-friendly Whistler for a weekend or more.

Information on the 2016 event will be posted as soon as it is available.


Details: Free, all-ages dance party in Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Saturday & Sunday

Details: The festival takes over Whistler Olympic Plaza all day long. The entrance fee gives access to free activities such as face painting, balloon hats, origami and a covered free-play area for kids under 2 years. There will be performers on stage all day and roving characters to surprise and delight.
Entrance Fee: $10 kids, $5 adults (19+), Free for kids 2 & under
Additional Workshops: A large number of paid creative workshops are also available with projects including Soapstone Carving, Shaggy Shakers, Backyard Birdhouses, Dreamcatchers, Circo-Circuit and Beading Bonanza. The festival entrance fee is included in the workshop price. Register online at the festival website early, as these popular workshops fill up fast!

Whistler Children’s Festival Partners

Crystal Lodge Logo
Evolution Logo
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Logo
Hilton Whistler Logo


Nita Lake Lodge Logo
Pan Pacific Mountainside Logo
Tantalus Resort Lodge Logo


Family Meals

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Summer Itinerary:
Family Friendly Fun

You know what they say about families who play together? They are happier, healthier and both kids and parents have way more fun on vacation.

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Valid for arrivals from May 1 - October 31, 2016

Photos & Video from Past Whistler Children's Festivals