Canada Day and Independence Day in Whistler

July 1 and July 4, 2015

Whistler celebrates the entire week of 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're from. Book accommodation early, because long weekends in Whistler are incredibly popular. Take a look at our suggestions for things to see and do and you'll understand why!

Canada Day in Whistler

Celebrate like a Canadian

Canada Day is a national holiday that lands on July 1 every year with roving street parties in towns across Canada. Whistler is no exception, with everyone turning out to celebrate this amazing country with free concerts, crafts, parades and cake. Everyone is welcome!

Whistler's Canada Day Celebrations 2015

VSO in Whistler

Free Concerts All Week Long

Thanks to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra the first week of July turns into a musical feast. Catch the special performances on Canada Day and Independence Day with themed music, or bring a picnic dinner and watch the evening performances as the sun sets.

VSO in Whistler 2015

Canadian Summer

Experience the Real Canada

Canada is famous for its mountain landscapes and outdoor lifestyle, which explains why Canadians are such a happy bunch. Our picks for a tryule Canadian experience? Take the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola to see the mountains, go for a hike to immerse yourself in the forest then BBQ by a lake for dinner.

Canadian Summer Activities

First Nations Whistler

History, Heritage, Culture

To really appreciate a place, see it through the eyes of the local people. Get a First Nations perspective at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, walk through Whistler's history at the Museum and see how Whistler's contemporary artists view the land and people with the expansive ArtWalk.

Arts and Culture in Whistler

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Enjoy the Village Vibe

There's no need to make big plans in Whistler, just step outside and go with the flow. Pick a patio and people-watch for hours on end (keep your eyes open for whimsical roving characters). Don't forget to check out the Farmers' Markets Wednesday and Sunday for local food, gifts and live music.

Whistler Farmers' Market

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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.

Mountain Beach Time Whistler

Whistler Summer Itinerary:
On The Water

Where will you find Whistler locals on a summer day? On, in and around the water. With lakes, beaches and water craft for hire, you can play too.

Summer Room Offer

2015 Summer Accommodation Offer
Moderate Rooms from $99 per night

Valid for arrivals from May 1 - Oct 31, 2015