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.

GO Fest has been and gone for 2017 - visit later in the year for more information on the 2018 festival.

2017 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 2017 Festival below:

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We’re getting ready to put our lakes, parks and slopes to good use with everything from beach volley ball to tennis, sailing, cycling, paddling, running, yoga and more.

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Pick up a new skill or freshen up an old one after winter with a clinic – think sailing, tennis, and cycling. Oh, and there’s a dog training course with Fido, too.

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Arts and Culture

It’s not just about exploring the outdoors- it’s about expanding your mental horizons, too. Sculpt a bear, take dinner and a show, watch an inspiring adventure film or learn more about Whistler’s mountain biking history and heritage.

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From music on the patios to free live concerts, tunes will be in abundance at the festival. Main Stage acts include 54-40, MAZACOTE, The Zolas, //AMISTAD// and Dear Rouge.

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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. Get closer to nature with valley activities including paddling the River of Golden Dreams and trail running.

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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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Evolution Whistler
Listel Hotel Whistler
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
Pinnacle Hotel Whistler
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Sundial Boutique Hotel
Woodrun Lodge

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


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Paddleboarders on Alta Lake

May in Whistler
Play, Dine, Revel

Sample Whistler's spring value while you enjoy all the mountains have to offer, from outdoor adventures to dining and spa specials.

Whistler Summer Lodging Deals

Whistler Summer Lodging Deals
Midweek Rooms from $99 CAD per night

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

GO Fest Photos and Video

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