The Local’s List: August 2019
Your guide to what’s up, what’s new, and what’s on in Whistler for the month of August.
August in Whistler is full of dualities, we’re all about hiking high in the alpine and diving deep into the lakes, all about the adrenaline of Crankworx and the zen of Wanderlust. Speaking of events, this month starts off with us celebrating BC Day long weekend which means all kinds of fun programming like free outdoor concerts. Whatever side of Whistler you choose to embrace in August, you can’t go wrong.
You’ll find us:
- Improving our downhill mountain biking skills with advice from the new Whistler Mountain Bike Park 102 guide
- Cooling down on and in the water by swimming, paddleboarding, rafting and more
- Looking for hoary marmots and hanging glaciers on alpine hikes such as Wedgemount Lake
- Sleeping under the stars at our favourite campgrounds
- Appreciating the alpine wildflower bloom (respectfully, from the trail)
Exploring Arts & Culture
- Experiencing a free outdoor concert from Jakob Dylan, of Wallflowers fame and son of the legendary Bob Dylan, after a screening of the documentary Echo in the Canyon and a Q&A from the film’s Director.
- Enjoying an outdoor film night at the base of Whistler Mountain in Creekside, put on by the Whistler Film Festival
- Catching the Artistry Revealed: Peter Whyte, Catharine Robb Whyte and Their Contemporaries exhibit at the Audain Art Museum before it ends on August 26
- Watching mountain culture on film and in photo at Dirt Diaries and Deep Summer Photo Challenge during Crankworx
Having Family Fun
- Getting creative on Wednesdays at Crafts in the Park with the Whistler Public Library and Whistler Museum
- Registering our mini riders Kidsworx, and cheering them on through the challenges, races and skill sessions
- Watching an original play on the floating stage at the Flagstop Theatre & Arts Festival
- On a family picnic at the local lakes and parks
Eating and Drinking
- Indulging in delicious farm-to-table dishes from Executive Chef Jorge Munoz Santos at the Araxi Longtable Series at North Arm Farm
- On a private cabin patio during a Salmon Bake by ATV Tour up Blackcomb Mountain
- At the Umbrella Bar, enjoying views of the Coast Mountains in every direction
- Hot off the grill BBQ from local legends and world champions at the Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships
Enjoying the Village Vibe
- Watching all the Red Bull Joyride action from Skier’s Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain. Or if we’re feeling fancy, from the VIP zone.
- At the yoga classes, Speakeasy Lectures, meditation workshops and more at Wanderlust Whistler. If you’re not a part of the festival you can still enjoy the markets, pop-ups and free concerts in the Village.
- Keeping cool with ice cream or gelato from Cow’s, Dairy Queen, Lucia Gelato, Rogers’ Chocolate and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
- Checking out the vibe at Whistler’s newest locally owned restaurant and lounge, Stinky’s on the Stroll
Don’t Forget . . .
- To protect yourself from the sun! August is the warmest month of the year in Whistler.
- That the toads at Lost Lake are migrating, respect signed beach area and trail closures
- About day summer camps for kids, they can learn outdoor skills while you indulge at the spa or tackle a hard hike
- To find out what type of biking you should try with this short quiz
- That there’s free secure bike parking at the Whistler Farmers’ Market and a bike check at the Whistler Presents Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Events this Month
- August 1 – 4: Wanderlust Whistler
- August 2 – 4: Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships
- August 3 – 5: BC Day Long Weekend
- August 9 – 18: Crankworx Whistler
- August 24: 5 Peaks Trail Running Series
- August 31: The North Face Valley to Peak Race
- August, Various Dates: Whistler Presents Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Ready to enjoy all August has to offer in Whistler? Plan your trip on Whistler.com and join us!