Canada Day Long Weekend in Whistler

July 1 – 3, 2022

Canada Day is a time to reflect on all of Canada’s history, including its past and present truths about our relationship with Indigenous peoples. Whistler is located on the shared, traditional territories of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation. Celebrate Canada Day by developing a deeper understanding of Whistler’s first peoples through cultural experiences. July 1 begins with a First Nations welcome and drum circle, then look for live and local art, roving characters and music acts. Have a look at our suggestions for things to see and do throughout the long weekend!

Village Entertainment

Celebrate Like a Canadian

Canada Day is a national holiday that lands on July 1 every year with celebrations in towns across Canada. Whistler is no exception, with everyone turning out to celebrate Canada's birthday. Stay tuned for official events and animation.

Free Bike Valet for the Holiday Weekend

Whistler Farmers' Market

First Nations Whistler

History, Heritage, Culture

To really appreciate a place, see it through the eyes of the local people. Get a First Nations perspective at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, walk through Whistler's history at the Museum and view traditional and contemporary Indigenous art at the Audain Art Museum.

How to Experience Indigenous Culture in Whistler

Arts and Culture in Whistler

PEAK 2 PEAk Gondola

Experience the Real Canada

Canada is famous for its mountain landscapes and outdoor lifestyle, which explains why Canadians are such a happy bunch. Our picks for a truly Canadian experience? Take the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola to see the mountains, go for a hike to immerse yourself in the forest then picnic by a lake for dinner.

Canadian Summer Activities


Slide like an Olympian!

Ride down the fastest sliding track in the world, in a bobsleigh on wheels. With a trained pilot in the driver’s seat, you and up to three other passengers will go through 10 corners reaching speeds of up to 90 km/hr.

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Village Entertainment

Enjoy the Village Vibe

There's no need to make big plans in Whistler, just step outside and go with the flow. Pick a patio and people-watch for hours on end (keep your eyes open for whimsical roving characters). Don't forget to check out the Farmers' Market on Sundays for local food, crafts and artisan goods.

Whistler Farmers' Market

Valley of Dreams Walking Tour

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Family Friendly Fun

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