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July Long Weekends in Whistler

Canada Day and Independence Day

Long weekend? Mini-vacation! Whistler celebrates Canada Day and Independence Day with street entertainment, special events and free concerts. Throw in some exciting summer activities and a holiday atmosphere for a fantastic getaway no matter what country you are from.

Canada Day - July 1, 2015

Whether you are Canadian or visiting Canada there is plenty to celebrate on this national day! Dress in red and white and enjoy the family-friendly festivities, special events and free concerts through the weekend and on Canada Day.

For more information on 2015 events, check back closer to the date.

View Events from the 2014 Festivities

Saturday July 28

Artwalk Opening Day

Location: Whistler Village Stroll
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description: ArtWalk is a self-guided walking tour that brings local artists’ work into cafes, retail outlets, hotel and restaurants. The work includes paintings, photography, jewelry, and pottery. Pick up an ArtWalk passport from Millennium Place or the Whistler Visitor Information Centre for details of the tour. The ArtWalk exhibit is available daily from June 28 until August 31.


Whistler Street Entertainment

Location: Throughout Whistler Village and the forest around Florence Peterson Park
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description: Whistler Street Entertainment animates the Whistler Village Stroll with fun and interactive entertainment. To celebrate the start of Artwalk, the afternoon festivities will include roving street characters, live art demonstrations, upbeat music, and children’s entertainers to celebrate the opening day of the Village-wide exhibit. The wooded area near Florence Petersen Park will be transformed into a magical artistic world.


Whistler Presents: Outdoor Concert Series

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Description:
7:30 PM Lindi Ortega
8:30 PM Barney Bentall and The Grand Cariboo Opry
More about the Outdoor Concert Series

Sunday, June 29

Whistler Street Entertainment

Location: Throughout Whistler Village
Time: All Day
Description: Whistler Street Entertainment will animate the Village with local live music acts, roving performers (including Duh Rugged Mountain Bros and Circus Fungus), children’s entertainers, crafts, and Ira Pettle’s street parties.


Artwalk

Location: Various Venues
Time: All Day (depending on individual venue hours)
Description: ArtWalk is a self-guided walking tour that brings local artists' work into high-traffic venues, including cafes, retail outlets, hotels and restaurants. Pick up your ArtWalk passport – your guide to all the venues – and explore all the incredible local art Whistler has to offer. Discover how the West Coast and the mountains influence photography, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. Find the ArtWalk passport at Millennium Place and the Whistler Visitor Info Centre.


Whistler Farmers Market

Location: Upper Village
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description: Find fresh local produce, artworks, crafts and more at the Whistler Farmers' Market.


Whistler Presents: Outdoor Concert Series

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Description:
7:30 PM Jon and Roy
8:30 PM Said the Whale
More about the Outdoor Concert Series

Monday, June 30

Whistler Street Entertainment

Location: Throughout Whistler Village
Time: All Day
Description: Whistler Street Entertainment will animate the Village with local live music acts, roving performers (including Duh Rugged Mountain Bros and Circus Fungus), children’s entertainers, crafts, and Ira Pettle’s street parties.


Artwalk

Location: Various Venues
Time: All Day (depending on individual venue hours)
Description: ArtWalk is a self-guided walking tour that brings local artists' work into high-traffic venues, including cafes, retail outlets, hotels and restaurants. Pick up your ArtWalk passport – your guide to all the venues – and explore all the incredible local art Whistler has to offer. Discover how the West Coast and the mountains influence photography, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. Find the ArtWalk passport at Millennium Place and the Whistler Visitor Info Centre.

Tuesday, July 1 - Canada Day

Whistler Street Entertainment

Location: Throughout Whistler Village
Time: All Day
Description: Whistler Street Entertainment will animate the Village with local live music acts, roving performers (including Duh Rugged Mountain Bros and Circus Fungus), children’s entertainers, crafts, and Ira Pettle’s street parties.


Artwalk

Location: Various Venues
Time: All Day (depending on individual venue hours)
Description: ArtWalk is a self-guided walking tour that brings local artists' work into high-traffic venues, including cafes, retail outlets, hotels and restaurants. Pick up your ArtWalk passport – your guide to all the venues – and explore all the incredible local art Whistler has to offer. Discover how the West Coast and the mountains influence photography, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. Find the ArtWalk passport at Millennium Place and the Whistler Visitor Info Centre.


FREE Transit

Location: within Whistler
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Pancake Breakfast

Location: Florence Petersen Park
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description: Start off your action-packed Canada Day with a Whistler pancake breakfast tradition. There's a $3.00 minimum donation to Whistler Community Services. Bringing your own plates and utensils is encouraged.


Canada Day Parade

Location: Town Plaza to Mountain Square
Time: 12:00 PM
Description: The Canada Day parade begins at noon at Town Plaza and runs to Mountain Square at the base of Whistler Mountain. There will be floats from local businesses and community groups, marching Mounties, and float judges. Wear your finest red and white!


Canada Day Ceremony

Location: Village Square
Time: 1:15 PM, after the conclusion of the Canada Day Parade
Description: After the parade head to the Village Square for a Canada Day Ceremony, speech from Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden, the national anthem sung by Whistler’s Breanna Martindale, cake, and the chance to meet Olympic and Paralympic athletes.


Canada Day Concert - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 3:00 PM
Description: Enjoy the festivities of Canada Day in Whistler, including this free concert from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra celebrating the national day.

Program Details


Fireworks

Location: The dazzling display of colors and sounds are best viewed from Skier's Plaza*.
Time: 10:15 PM

*Please note firework display is subject to change according to weather and local fire hazard conditions.

Independence Day Long Weekend - July 3 - 6, 2015

Whistler celebrates Independence Day weekend with street entertainment and free outdoor concerts plus other exciting events happening over the long weekend.

For more information on 2015 events, check back closer to the date.

View Events from the 2014 Festivities

Friday, July 4

All Weekend

Artwalk

Location: Various Venues
Time: All Weekend
Description: ArtWalk is a self-guided walking tour that brings local artists' work into high- traffic venues, including cafes, retail outlets, hotels and restaurants. Pick up your ArtWalk passport – your guide to all the venues – and explore all the incredible local art Whistler has to offer. Discover how the West Coast and the mountains influence photography, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. Find the ArtWalk passport at Millennium Place and the Whistler Visitor Info Centre.


Whistler Longboard Festival

Location: Various Venues
Time: All Weekend
Description: A celebration of skate with options to participate or spectate. Don't miss the high speed longboard racing at the International Downhill Federation's Canadian World Cup race at the Whistler Sliding Center.
More Information

14th Western Regional Harley Owners Group Rally

Location: Various Venues
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description: Join in the excitement as local and international members of HOG, Harley Owners Group, tour Highway 99 from Squamish to Whistler to showcase their spectacular bikes in Skier's Plaza.


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra - String Quartet Concerts

Location: Town Plaza
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra string quartet plays free concerts in Whistler Village.

Program Details


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Concert

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 8:30 PM
Description: A full orchestra performance in beautiful Whistler Olympic Plaza. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy the music from the comfort of the lawn.

Program Details

Saturday, July 5

BC Bike Race - Final Stage

Location: Whistler Bike Park and Lost Lake Trails
Description: Riders in the epic BC Bike race will complete the final stage in Whistler today, ending in Whistler Olympic Plaza.


String Quartet Concerts

Location: Village Square
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description: A free concert from The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra string quartet.

Program Details


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Concert

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 8:30 PM
Description: A second full orchestra performance in beautiful Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Program details

Sunday, July 6

Whistler Farmers Market

Location: Upper Village
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description: Find fresh local produce, artworks, crafts and more at the Whistler Farmers' Market.

Plan your Trip - Whistler in Summer

Long days, warm weather, gorgeous nights - each weekend in Whistler is a chance to unwind and enjoy being outside. Here are a few suggestions to help plan your July vacation:

Outdoor Activities

  • Experience the best of summer and save with Whistler Activity Combos!
  • Golf - Whistler is home to four championship golf courses. Book your tee-time now.
  • Go hiking or ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola for an incredible apine sightseeing experience
  • Bike Park - The Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be open for downhill thrills
  • Two-wheeled fun for cross country, road and recreational cyclists too
  • Pack a picnic and enjoy swimming and sunshine beside Whistler's lakes and beaches

Whistler Arts and Culture

  • Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre - learn the history of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations
  • Whistler Museum - discover Whistler's history, Olympic story and unique mountain culture
  • Art Galleries - take a cultural walking tour of Whistler's art galleries to discover amazing artworks and fresh local talent
Mounties On Whistler Village Stroll

Canada Day in Whistler:
What makes a Canadian?

The Whistler Insider lists the reasons why Whistler is a brilliant place to celebrate Canada Day, from beers to bears and more.

Sightseeing on Blackcomb Mountain

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.

Summer Room Offer

Last Minute Deals
Moderate Rooms from $85 per night

Valid for arrivals from Now - Nov 20, 2014