Show & Tell: Why You Need to Go to Wanderlust Whistler This Year

Wanderlust Whistler

Show & Tell: Why You Need to Go to Wanderlust Whistler This Year

Wanderlust Whistler 2018 tickets are on sale earlier than ever this year so we’re serving up a little fresh inspiration so you don’t miss the chance to get your festival fix.

We know it’s hard to plan for the warmer months in the throes of winter but this four-day festival is a highlight of the summer. It is the perfect way to reset, re-energize and explore Whistler.

Surnise yoga on Alta Lake


Honestly, we think the location itself is enough motivation to grab your ticket but if you need more convincing, keep scrolling. This is why you need to go to Wanderlust Whistler:

To Try Different Types of Yoga and Meditation

The trees of yoga asana and meditation practices are BIG with many branches that have evolved differently over time. It would be difficult and confusing to practice all of them all the time but switching it up now and again can lead to wonderful discoveries. You may find learning to let go in a Yin practice is just what your yang practice needed. If there’s something on the schedule you’ve never had a chance to practice (or maybe even heard of), this is the place to try it.

Don’t miss: Amplified Kundalini, Ha-Tha Yoga: Duality & Wholeness, Holotropic Breathwork

Slackline Yoga at Wanderlust

BlackLight Yoga at Wanderlust Whistler

Photos courtesy of Wanderlust.

To Learn & Get Inspired

Feel like you’re on auto-pilot in your practice? Spending multiple days immersed in yoga with one-of-a-kind instructors is bound to give you a boost. Just being around other yogis does wonders for your inspiration. The Speakeasy Talks are a great place to learn something new and expand your mind, plus it won’t hurt to  sit down for an hour and use a different part of your body!

Don’t miss: Living Courageously, Global Spirituality, Rebel Rebel, The Yoga of Awakening

Yoga in the Forest at Wanderlust Whistler

Photo courtesy of Wanderlust. MADELEINE MARY PHOTO

To Connect with Nature

In summer the Whistler life is led largely outdoors. Every minute of daylight is soaked up at the lakes, on the mountain or in the forest where there is endless inspiration to drawn on for your practice. Ground your tree pose surrounded by old-growth giants, bloom into heart openers like the alpine wildflowers, flow through challenges with the grace of Fitzsimmons Creek.

Don’t miss: Spirit of the Wild, SUP Yoga Current of Change, Whistler Summit Trail Hike, Sensory Forest Immersion.

Classes at Wanderlust Whistler

Photo courtesy of Wanderlust. MITCH WINTON PHOTO

Alpine Wildfower Path in Whistler

Photo courtesy of Wanderlust.

Mountain Top Yoga in Whistler

Photo courtesy of Wanderlust.

To Hang-out with Your Beautifully Dynamic Yoga Family

People come from all over the world and from all walks of life to Wanderlust Whistler, you never know who you’re going to run into. The person beside you could be a local volunteering for their pass or the owner of an Italian fashion empire. That’s the beauty of the festival, you get to meet, hold space for, share life altering moments and celebrate with people who you might never cross paths otherwise. Knowing you already have one thing in common makes ice-breaking easy.

Don’t miss: The Gathering: A Welcome Event, AcroYoga for Every Body, Work Together to Fall Apart: Partner Inversions, STARS Concert

Live Music at Wanderlust Whistler

Photo courtesy of Wanderlust.

Acro Yoga at Wanderlust Whistler

Photo courtesy of Wanderlust. MITCH WINTON PHOTO

To Let Go and Embrace Adventure

Practice, eat, listen, dance, be still, celebrate, repeat – your days at the festival distilled. There’s lots of opportunity to let go of day to day inhibitions, sign up for something you would normally never do and surprise yourself. If you’re looking to really push your boundaries, say – get over a fear of heights, Whistler can help you with that. Bungee jumping anyone?

Don’t miss: Superfly Zipline, Bike Park 101, The Green River Rafting, AIReal Yoga™ – Power Flow

Ziplining in Whistler

Photo courtesy of Superfly Ziplines

To Take a Little of the Magic Home with You

If there’s one thing we can all do to improve the world, it’s work on ourselves. Take the time to do just that in the beautiful Coast Mountains and you’re likely to return home finding it easier to focus on the good, find joy in the little things and be present for your loved ones.

Don’t miss: The festival.

Yoga Class in the Whistler Conference Centre

Photo courtesy of Wanderlust.

Blissology Class at Wanderlust Whistler

Photo courtesy of Wanderlust.


A little birdie told us accommodation rates for the festival on are the best they’re going to get right now. Do yourself a favour and book early for this long weekend festival!



Nikkey got her start in Whistler as an outdoor guide and the habit of talking about the place has clearly stuck. Whistler’s general laid-back lifestyle and immediate access to fun is what’s kept her around. When not hanging out on the Whistler Insider team Nikkey works as a freelance creative for outdoor and wellness brands. Nikkey’s favourite Whistler animal is the marmot- she just wants to pinch those fluffy cheeks! (but never would because she respects wildlife and really likes having her fingers attached to her hands.)