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 Pride participants celebrating on the slopes of Whistler with rainbow flags

Whistler Pride and Ski

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 Adaptive athletes competing in Nordic sports at Whistler Olympic Park

Invictus Games Vancouver

The first ever winter, hybrid games with 500 competitors from 20 nations competing in adaptive sports including alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, skeleton and wheelchair curling.

February Eberspächer Luge World Cup happens at the Whistler Sliding Centre

FIL Luge World

Cheer on the world’s fastest luge athletes on ice as they compete for the title of king and queen of luge at the Whistler Sliding Centre, an Olympic venue.

April DJs in the Village at Whistler's World Ski and Snowboard Festival

World Ski & Snowboard

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

May Entertainer and child at the Whistler Children's Festival

Whistler Children’s

Whistler’s longest running festival engages children and families in arts and culture with two weekends filled to the brim with adventure.

June Runners and spectators at the start line of Whistler Half Marathon in Whistler Olympic Plaza

Whistler Half

One of Canada's most scenic run courses with multiple distances and inclusive race divisions. Features seminars, a kids run and athlete celebration.

June A chef's hands prepping food at Nourish Whistler Wellness Series

Nourish Whistler
Wellness Series

30-plus unique events happening in June. Engage in our Masterclasses and Speakers Series, indulge in nutritious meals, move your body and connect with nature.

June Riders at XFONDO Whistler


New and from the creators of RBC GranFondo Whistler, XFONDO is an all roads bike race featuring road, gravel, trail and dirt.

Jun - Aug Whistler Olympic Plaza Concert

Whistler Summer Concert

Whistler Olympic Plaza is the place to be in summer for free, outdoor concerts on weekends, special holidays and during festivals.

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


The best riders, most hard-core fans and 10 days of gravity-defying, awe-inspiring competitions coupled with incredible celebrations.

September GranFondo Whistler particpants riding through Whistler Village

RBC GranFondo

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 Celebrating all things beer at the Whistler Village Beer Festival

Whistler Village Beer

Seven days filled with all things beer, including brewery tours, beer yoga, foodie events, live music, after-parties and of course, beer sampling.

September Runners conquering the Fitzimmons Mountain range in Whistler British Columbia

Ultra Trail Whistler

Conquer the Fitzsimmons Mountain Range in this epic trail running event with distances of 100K, 50K and 25K.

October Pouring some wine during Whistler Wine Walk on Fridays in October

Whistler Wine

Explore Whistler’s vibrant art gallery scene while sampling hors d’oeuvres and BC wines every Friday night in October.

October Participants at Alta Lake during the Whistler Writers Festival

Whistler Writers

Celebrate the literary arts at this annual fall event with workshops, readings, speaker panels, musical events and more.

October Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra runner on the Valley Trail

Whistler 50 Relay
& Ultra

This annual fall event in Whistler is open to teams of 4 or 8 members with distances ranging from 10K to 50K, with competitive and recreational categories.

November People sampling food and wine at Cornucopia in Whistler


Open your palate to a month of bold tastes with lively food and drink tastings, culinary demonstrations and winemaker dinners.

December People outside the Conference Centre in Whistler Village during Whistler Film Festival

Whistler Film

Canada’s Coolest Film Fest features action-packed days of original films, world premieres, industry summits, talent programs, parties and special guest appearances by actors and directors.