Whistler Children’s Festival

July 6 – 8, 2018

The 2017 Whistler Children’s Festival has ended - thank you to everyone who made it a success. Check back for more information on 2018 events.

This long-running July event brings hands-on art workshops, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance, music and magical performances to Whistler Olympic Plaza. It’s the perfect excuse to visit family-friendly Whistler for a weekend or more.


The festival takes over Whistler Olympic Plaza all weekend long. The entrance fee gives access to free activities such as face painting, balloon hats, origami and a covered free-play area for kids under 2 years. There will be performers on stage all day and roving characters to surprise and delight.

Additional Workshops:

A large number of paid creative workshops will also be available, in previous years these have included: Art Bots, Backyard Birdhouses, Dreamcatchers, The Art of Magic and more.

Whistler Children’s Festival Accommodation Partners

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Delta Whistler Village Suites
Listel Hotel Whistler
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
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Tantalus Resort Lodge

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Whistler Children's Festival Planning

Whistler Children’s Festival:
7 Helpful Planning Tips for Parents

From workshop registration to kid-friendly food and free events (hello, pyjama dance party!) here’s the Insiders guide to the festival.

Entertainment at Whistler Childrens' Festival

Summer Itinerary:
Family Friendly Fun

You know what they say about families who play together? They are happier, healthier and both kids and parents have way more fun on vacation.

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Photos & Video from Past Whistler Children's Festivals

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