July Long Weekends in Whistler - Canada Day and Independence Day

Summer long weekends are mini-vacations, perfect for a trip to the mountains. Whistler celebrates Canada Day and Independence Day with street entertainment, special events and free concerts. With so much going on there are plenty of reasons to stay and soak up the holiday atmosphere in the Village.

There is always something happening in Whistler - check the Events page for what's on during your stay.

Canada Day in Whistler: 9 Ways to Get Canadian from the Whistler Insider

Canada Day Weekend Events

Whether you are Canadian or visiting Canada there is plenty to celebrate! Dress in red and white and celebrate Canada Day in Whistler with family-friendly festivities, special events and free concerts every day of the long weekend.

Check back regularly for more information on 2014 festivities.

Canada Day 2013 Celebrations

The 2013 Canada Day long weekend was stunning, with perfect summer weather and a huge range of entertainment on offer:

Saturday, June 29

Whistler Street Entertainment
Details: All day throughout the Village

Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series featuring Daniel Lapp Band, Matt Dusk
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Sunday, June 30

Whistler Street Entertainment
Details: All day throughout the Village

Whistler Farmers' Market
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM
Location: Upper Village

Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series featuring Wil, 54-40
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Monday July 1 - Canada Day

Whistler Street Entertainment
Details: All day throughout the Village

Pancake Breakfast
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Rebagliati Park. Minimum donation $3.00 to Whistler Community Services

Art Walk self-guided tours
Details: All day throughout the Village

North Shore Celtic Ensemble
Time: 10:45 AM
Location: Town Plaza

Canada Day Parade
Time: starts at 12:00 PM
Location: Parade will move from Town Plaza to Mountain Square along Village Stroll

Canada Day Ceremony
Details: Ceremony marking Canada's national day with entertainment including the Welcome Aboriginal Youth Ambassadors and cake
Time: 2:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series featuring Ruckus Deluxe, Norman Foote, Kalan Wi, Jeremy Fisher
Time: from 2:30 PM. Visit the concert page for set times
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Canada Day Fireworks
Time: 10:15 PM
Location: Best viewed from Skiers Plaza

FREE transit in Whistler from BC Transit
Details: 6:00 PM until late

Other Long Weekend Events

As well as concerts and ceremonies, there are plenty of other exciting things to see in Whistler. Check the Events page for other exciting events happening over the Canada Day weekend.

Independence Day Long Weekend Events in Whistler

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

In 2013, events included Artwalk, the Whistler Longboard Festival, the Whistler Farmer's Market plus several free outdoor concerts.

Check back regularly for more information on 2014 festivities.

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

Visit our Summer Activites and Summer Packages page for more great ideas.

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

Photos of 2013 July Long Weekends in Whistler

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