Whistler's Signature Festivals and Events

Whistler offers a non-stop lineup of events through every season, but these are the classics that come back annually and truly showcase Whistler's culture. For more entertainment month by month, visit the Events Calendar or see what's on in Whistler this week.

January People in costume fly out the WinterPride giant rainbow flag

Whistler Pride and Ski
Festival

One of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America, a week of non-stop activities and events on and off the slopes.

February – March Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes at the World Championships at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Bobsleigh & Skeleton
World Championships

Be trackside to check out top bobsleigh and skeleton athletes as they reach speeds of up to 150 km/hour at the world-renowned Whistler Sliding Centre.

April A skier gets big air at Whistler's World Ski and Snowboard Festival

World Ski & Snowboard
Festival

A festival celebrating our unique mountain culture full of snowsports, outdoor concerts and non-stop nightlife.

May Concert at GO Fest in Whistler Village Square

GO Fest –
Whistler’s Great Outdoor Festival

Go Fest celebrates the end of winter and start of summer in the magical time when both can be enjoyed in the same day.

June A muddy team of Tough Mudder participants at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler BC.

Tough Mudder Classic
& Tough Mudder 5K

Rally your team, book your basecamp in Whistler and get ready for the ultimate obstacle course. Come for the camaraderie, stay for the fun!

July Entertainer at the Whistler Children's Festival

Whistler Children’s
Festival

Kids can enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, theatre, multimedia, dance, music and magical performances at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

July A man running along the valley trail in the final leg of Ironman Canada.

Subaru IRONMAN Canada® &
Subaru IRONMAN Canada® 70.3

Two epic triathlons held over the same terrain on the same day. Participate or spectate, this is a journey you'll never forget.

August People practicing yoga during Wanderlust at Whistler Olympic Plaza

Wanderlust
Whistler

More than Yoga, Wanderlust is a celebration of wellness and spirituality including entertainment, speakers, nutrition and art.

August Mountain biker mid-air performing tricks for a crowd of onlookers.

Crankworx
Whistler

The best riders, most hard-core fans and a week of gravity-defying, awe-inspiring competitions coupled with incredible celebrations.

September GranFondo Whistler particpants coming over the crest of a hill along the Sea to Sky corridor.

RBC GranFondo
Whistler

Road cyclists of all abilities are able to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Highway as they pedal their way 122km from Vancouver to Whistler.

September Whistler Olympic Plaza is transformed with tents and people during the Whistler Village Beer Festival.

Whistler Village Beer
Festival

Six days of all things beer. Enjoy seminars about beer brewing, dinner pairings, competitive events, after parties and, of course, beer sampling.

October Author Reading at the Whistler Writers Festival

Whistler Writers
Festival

An annual fall event celebrating the written word where you can meet renowned authors, listen to lively speakers panels and attend workshops.

October Whistler Marathon runner racing by Lost Lake

Whistler 50 Relay
& Ultra

This annual fall event in Whistler is a 50-mile race open to teams of 8, 4, or 2 members as well as 50K solo ultra-marathoners.

November Plated salmon with herbs prepared for Whistler's Cornucopia

Cornucopia
Whistler

Indulge your palate and enrich your mind with a celebration of food, drink and living well including culinary events, seminars, tasting and more.

December Red Carpet at the Whistler Film Festival

Whistler Film
Festival

Experience fresh films, special guests, industry connections, epic events and time to play at 'Canada's coolest film fest'.