The Sea to Sky Corridor, encompassing Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton, is home to a tremendous amount of great events throughout the year.
From small community gatherings, to athletic competitions and races, to world class festivals, there is sure to be something for everyone. The information below is only a partial list including some of our favorite signature events going on in the Whistler Valley. Please contact one of our friendly reservation agents and they would be happy to provide you with more detailed information on what’s happening at any given time period.
GO Fest – Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival
May 18 – 21, 2018
Happening on the Victoria Day Long Weekend, this Festival celebrates the Great Outdoors during the spring season. Four full days of programming which includes everything from outdoor adventures to arts and culture events. The focus is being interactive and having something for everyone.
May 31 – June 3, 2018
With various Whistler venues, this multi-day Bike expo will showcase the latest and greatest in bicycles. Admission includes demos of the fanciest new bikes from around the world including all disciplines of road and mountain bikes. All the leaders in bike design will be here in Whistler for this one.
Tough Mudder Whistler
June 16 – 17, 2018
Think you’re tough? Test your strength and stamina with a team of friends when Tough Mudder returns to the Sea to Sky. Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world, where participants tackle courses with man-made obstacles designed by none other than the British Special Forces. Get a team and get training now.
Whistler Children’s Festival
July 6 – 8, 2018
Back for it’s 35th year, the Whistler Children’s Festival is great for the whole family. Tons of live performances, interactive activities, creative art workshops and so much more will keep kids of all ages entertained all weekend long.
Red Bull 400
July 14th, 2018
How does one prepare for the steepest 400 meter race in the world? Red Bull 400 returns to conquer the ski jumps of Whistler Olympic Park in the Callahan Valley. This race challenges competitors to push themselves to the absolute limit up this punishing 400m climb.
Subaru Ironman Whistler 2018
July 29th, 2018
One of the toughest triathlons in the world returns this summer when more than 2,000 athletes will take on Whistler’s beautiful lakes, mountain roads and Valley Trail network in a test of mental and physical strength. From the thrilling early morning start in Alta Lake to the triumphant finish adjacent to Whistler Olympic Plaza in the Village, this is an awe-inspiring day for spectators and participants alike.
August 2 – 5, 2018
Whistler celebrates wellness when yoga and music come together in the mountains for the annual Wanderlust Festival in Canada. Yogis from around the globe will be down-dogging, dancing, dining on organic delicacies and sharing their wisdom in an amazing event across the entire community. Drawing the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, Wanderlust Whistler is an event not to be missed.
August 10 – 19, 2018
Crankworx is the defining event of mountain biking. A supercharged magnet for the world’s best riders and the definitive domestication of dirt in the service of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and gravity-fuelled mountain biking. Nowhere else will you find this caliber and collection of athletes, from across this many disciplines of mountain biking, together in one place. Over ten fearless days in August, the venues at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will serve as a modern day Colosseum to the world’s best mountain bike athletes. Downhill, enduro, trials, pump track, whip-offs, music, art – this festival has it all. And don’t forget to sign up the little ones for Kidsworx.
Whistler Village Beer Festival
September 11 – 15, 2018
Beer in the mountains – it just feels right. This year marks the 6th annual Whistler Village Beer Festival, which means even more craft beer celebrations. New to 2018, a SIXTH day of programming has been added to enhance the feature food pairing dinners, unique cask nights, live music, and of course, the incredible two-day Main Event at Olympic Plaza. The Main Event, hosted on Saturday and Sunday will feature over sixty breweries and guests can try over 120 of the best craft beers and ciders BC has to offer, with some nation-wide and international brews will be available as well.
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Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane and Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova