GO Fest - Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival

May 18 - 21, 2018

May is the month when summer and winter meet, where sliding on snow, golfing, bike riding and water sports can all be enjoyed on a single day. GO Fest falls on the Victoria Day Long Weekend, with four days of events to welcome warmer months and get everyone out and enjoying Whistler’s great outdoors.

2018 GO Fest Schedule

GO Fest is all about Whistler’s great outdoors, from the physical activities and adventures that get you out and about, to movies that will inspire you to keep on exploring and arts and culture events that blend time in nature with creativity. Check out the selection of events happening at the 2018 Festival below:

Visit the GO Fest website for the latest schedule.


We’re getting ready to put our lakes and trails to good use with everything from sailing to cycling to ping pong!

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Pick up a new skill or freshen up an old one after winter with a clinic. Learn how to DJ, improve your photography skills or discover the right way to throw an axe.

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Arts and Culture

It’s not just about exploring the outdoors – it’s about expanding your mental horizons, too.

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GO Fest’s outdoor concerts will fill Village Square with free live music including The Philosopher Kings, Carmanah, Coco Jafro and The Funk Hunters.

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Village and Valley

The pedestrian-friendly Village Stroll is the perfect place to hang out and catch a couple of events, with free street entertainment daily, markets, car rallies and more.

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Daily Schedules

Check out what’s on across the festival day by day, and start planning your weekend now.

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2017 GO Fest Concerts

When the weather gets warmer, we just want to be outdoors whether it’s paddling, biking or tapping our toes to a favourite band. Stay tuned for more information on the 2017 concert schedule.

GoFest Accommodation Partners

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Delta Whistler Village Suites
Evolution Whistler
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Listel Hotel Whistler
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Pinnacle Hotel Whistler
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Sundial Boutique Hotel
Woodrun Lodge
Whistler Peak Lodge

Click on any logo above to check availability at our partner hotels.


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Whistler Summer Lodging Deals

Whistler Summer Lodging Deals
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Book early and save on summer in Whistler. Plus, book 3+ nights and receive a free $25 adventure voucher.

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