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. Please contact one of our friendly reservation agents for more detailed information on what’s happening at any given time period.
Here are some of our staff-picked Signature Events. For a full Events Calendar see bottom of page.
World Ski and Snowboard Festival, April 10-14
The World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is North America’s largest festival of snow sports, music, arts and mountain culture, April 10-14, 2019. Get fired up for speed, progression and excitement as the Saudan Couloir Race Extreme, the finals of the Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships and the Ski and Snowboard Big Air competitions launch from Whistler. Soak in the best of mountain culture at art, film, photography, and speaker events. Get loud alongside musicians and DJs at the WSSF Outdoor Concert Series.
Tough Mudder, June 15-16
The military-style Tough Mudder meets the Coast Mountains in this epic event weekend featuring two days of Tough Mudder Classic and the Tough Mudder 5K. Choose your challenge, tee up your team, set up camp in Whistler and get ready for the ultimate obstacle course in rugged Whistler Olympic Park. To register yourself or a team of friends click HERE.
Subaru IRONMAN Whistler, July 28
Subaru IRONMAN Canada triathlon in Whistler returns this summer. Take up the challenge to swim, bike and run through the beautiful lakes, roads and trails of British Columbia. With a 225+ km swim/bike/run course that can take anywhere from 8 to 17 hours to complete spanning from the Callaghan Valley south of Whistler to Whistler Village in the north, the IRONMAN makes for a long day, especially for the athletes.
Wanderlust Whistler, August 1-4
Wanderlust Whistler is an all-out celebration of mindful living. Come together in the stunning Coast Mountains and surround yourself with a dynamic family of one-of-a-kind instructors, musicians, speakers, chefs and fellow celebrants for a festival of blissful exploring. Step up into a space bright with new ideas, new friends, new foods and new moves this summer.
Crankworx Whistler, August 9-18
Born in Whistler, B.C. in 2004, Crankworx has evolved into a multi-stop international festival series, bringing together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines, as well as hosting races for amateurs, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events, and celebrations of mountain bike culture, all while showcasing amazing destinations. And while the festival has gone international, each year the global mountain bike community comes home to Crankworx Whistler for the ultimate celebration of all things mountain bike.
RBC GranFondo Whistler, September 7
Join fellow road cycling enthusiasts in the RBC GranFondo Whistler and cycle the iconic Sea to Sky Highway route, over 122 kilometres of stunning mountain roads. NEW for 2019: RBC GranFondo Whistler is now an official UCI GranFondo World Series event. Riders can endeavor to be in the top 20 per cent of their age group to qualify for the amateur-only, UCI GranFondo World Championships event to follow in 2020. RBC GranFondo Whistler still offers the usual three distance options, 55km, 122km and 152km, for those not interested in the race series.
Whistler Village Beer Festival, September 10-15
The Whistler Village Beer Festival is held annually in the fall and is a six-day festival of craft beer featuring two tasting events in Whistler Olympic Plaza plus cask nights, beer battles, foodie nights and more. Mingle with fellow beer enthusiasts and sample from some of the best breweries in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Think delicious beer, food, live music and great beverages with previous years hosting over 140 beers from 70 breweries.
ONGOING WINTER EVENTS
Family Après at Whistler Olympic Plaza, 3-6 PM, Mondays & Wednesdays till March 27th
The whole family can celebrate a great day on the slopes with fun activities at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Parents can share stories about their day with a warm beverage while kids participate in a variety of outdoor winter activities and entertainment each week.
Fire & Ice Show at Skier’s Plaza, 7 PM, Every Sunday Evening till March 25th
Where else but Whistler would performers entertain you with an electric mix of music, dance and spinning fire? Watch world-class athletes flip and twist through a burning ring of fire, then finish the night off with a first-class fireworks display. Following the show, head over to the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) for the notorious Afterburn Party (adults only after 8 PM).
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane & Mitch Winton & Destination Canada