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.
Whistler Film Festival
November 29 – December 3, 2017
For the 17th time Whistler Film Festival welcomes film fans and filmmakers to North America’s premiere mountain resort destination. Approximately 90 films from Canada and around the world (including 45 features and 45 shorts) will be presented. Did you know that WFF features the second largest cash and commission festival prize for a Canadian film in the country? Click here for event website and tickets.
Mondays and Wednesdays starting December 20, 2017
Experience free winter outdoor fun with the kids the Canadian way! Visit Whistler Olympic Plaza next to the ice skating rink for Family Après, an event featuring kid-friendly activities and entertainment like snowman building competitions, tobogganing, storytelling, roving characters, music, mini hockey, snacks, hot beverages and more.
Christmas and New Year’s in Whistler
Whistler village is transformed into a winter wonderland by Christmas with twinkling lights, snow covered walkways and festive events and activities going on around town. Both mountains are open over the holidays and many restaurants and shops have extended hours. The festivities do not end at Christmas. Thanks to all Whistler’s nightclubs, pubs and bars, there’s no end to parties around town during New Years.
Whistler Pride and Ski Festival
January 21-28, 2018
Whistler is proud to host the 26th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, one of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America. The LGBT pride week features a packed events schedule of skiing, snowboarding, parties, arts and culture and social events.
BC Family Day
February 12, 2018
Local BC families flock Whistler on the February long weekend. February is often the time for really good skiing with a significant snowpack and slightly warmer weather. Special Family Day events around the village and a 50% discount on full day lift tickets for BC residents make sure that everyone has a good time.
Peak to Valley Race
February 23-24, 2018
In its 34th year in 2018, the Peak to Valley race is a unique team race on Whistler Mountain. The Peak to Valley Race is the longest GS race of its kind on the in the world. The average GS race has 35 gates and a vertical drop of 250 metres. The Peak to Valley race has a vertical drop of 1,443 metres, with 180 gates and a course that’s over 5 km long. Teams of 4 race a course which starts on the Whistler Saddle and traditionally finishes at Dusty’s in the Creekside.