Funny how the tunes you hear each summer get burned into your memory alongside the good times. If you’ve yet to find the ultimate summer song, perhaps we can help?

The good folks at have thrown together their suggestions for the sounds of summer, with many artists featured in the Whistler Presents: Outdoor Concert Series, those free shindigs held through summer in Whistler Olympic Plaza. Turn it up, and better yet – pop on over to the plaza to see the acts live and have a dance.

Acts to Catch Live in Whistler

Hey Ocean

Bedouin Soundclash

Washboard Union

Dear Rouge

Too Many Zooz

Terra Lightfoot

Nick Mulvey

DJ Drez




Samuel J


Sea to Sky Talent

Canadian Classics and Crooners

Tom Cochrane: Life is a Highway | Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi | I love this road – Emerson Drive | The Show is Free – Doc Walker | Wake Up – Arcade Fire | Soon Enough – The Constantine’s | Not in Love (feat Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles | Red Hands – Walk of the Earth | Hideaway – Kiesza | Celine Dion: I drove all night | Shania Twain: Man I Feel like a Woman | Len – Steal my Sunshine | Summer of 69’ – Brian Adams

The Extended Playlist

Hello – Conkarah & Rosie Delmah | Free Animal – Foreign Air | Blur – Song 2 | Santana ft. Rob Thomas – Smooth | Jurassic 5 – What’s Golden | Cruise – Florida Georgia Line | Mungo Jerry – In the summer time | Echo and the Bunnyman – the Killing Moon | Michael Franti – Sound of Sunshine | Ziggy Marley – Beach in Hawaii | Will Smith – Summertime | Better Days – Graham Nash | Ophelia – The Lumineers | Midnight City – M83 | Get Free – Major Lazer | Save the World – Swedish House Mafia | Young Blood – The Naked and Famous | Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People | Haven’t we lost enough – Crosby, Stills, & Nash | Shooting Stars – Bag Raiders | Distant Shouts – Little Children | Radioactive – Imagine Dragons | Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz | Young Folks – Peter Bjorn and John | I Need You – M83 | Helplessly Hoping – Crosby, Stills, & Nash | Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap | Float On – Modest Mouse | Drive – Incubus | We are the People – Empire of the Sun | Take me Out – Franz Ferdinand | Breathe – Seeb | Paint the Silence – South | Milk – Kings of Leon | Tonight is the Night – Outasight | Where is my Mind – Pixies

If you like the style of this soundtrack for summer 2018, give the folks at a call and let them know. They can also assist you with any questions you may have about Whistler.



Pip has somehow worked her way around from being a snow-and-bike bum to holding a real job while also being outdoors as much as possible. She’s collected scars, bikes for (almost) every occasion, a small trail dog and a love of craft beer plus a rudimentary understanding of skiing, snowboarding, sketching, and the art of chairlift conversations. She currently believes a combination of gravity, snow, dirt and rad people are what make Whistler tick but investigations are ongoing.