While in Whistler you can experience more than the mountains, skiing, snowboarding and thrill seeking summer activities. Music, Arts and Festivals happen all year round. Health and Wellness is also a soul quenching experience in Whistler with our many spas and health professionals. Listed here are some of the exciting things you can experience in Whistler Events 2017!
January is more than celebrating bringing in the New Year with your favourite friends, family or significant other, skiing down the slopes, or sipping on hot chocolate at the top of the mountain. While you meander through the villiage stroll you may find yourself flooded with rainbow streams of colours if you visit Whistler near the end of January for the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival....
February is more than just Valentine's Day, chocolate and cinnamon heart's....It's college kids party time and Mardi Gras central...You may find yourself at the top of the mountain experiencing a typical 'Pineapple Express Event' where our good friends from Hawaii send us up some heat and inversions in temperatures where the valley may become cooler than up top...It is not uncommon to experience plus celsius temperatures while skiing when the valley feels like a frigid icebox... Goggle tans are a fashion and February is a great time to get your goggle tan!
March is fun with kids school breaks and never ending powder days. March is ususally the month we get our biggest snowfalls. It is not uncommon to try to find your car during one of our 6' buried car snowstorms...April Ski and Snowboard Festival
April is a time of celebration with Easter Holiday and the Ski and Snowboard Festival. Meet the pros perform their spins, twists, big airs off of jumps, rails and berms...and at the end of day you can enjoy the free concerts and live shows sponsored at the base of Whistler Mountain. Be sure to catch the evening events at the Whistler Conference Centre show casing the Filmmakers Showdown, The Photographers Showdown and Intersection to name a few! April is also great for getting dressed up in your outrageous wigs, silly, sassy costumes or go in the buck down the mountain.
May is celebrated with May 2-4/ Victoria Day long weekend and of course the Go Fest Whistler Outdoor Festival. Grab a friend or join a group and participate in activities outdoors! The Whistler Farmer's Market, located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain also has their soft openning during the 3rd weekend in May and runs every Sunday until Thanksgiving in October. It runs from 10am-4pm. Grab some food, stock up on your veggies and berries. Get a massage and organic skincare products from Healing Hands Whistler's booth. Healing Hands Whistler offers chair and table massages and showcases their organic skincare products 'Indira' and online as well. For more information on Healing Hands Whistler
June brings flowers and the Whistler Farmer's Market starts in full swing on Father's Day! The market runs on Sundays from 10-4pm and Wednesdays from 3-7pm. The Tough Mudder, Half Mudder and The Toughest Mudder Events are on in the end of June at the Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley. The events are the highlight this month for adrenalin seeking visitors and locals too. Concerts in the Olympic Park in the village are also in full swing every weekend as well as entertainment for children.
July is full of celebrations with July 1st, Canada Day and 4rth of July for our South of the border neighbours! The Children's Festival is also during the first week of July with lots of entertainment, face painting, balloons, food, music, games and workshops for children ages 2-10! The Whistler Ironman Event also takes place in the end of July posing some of the strongest and fasted athletes in the world. Enjoy a Feast at the Mountain Top barbecues at the top of Whistler Mountain every Friday, Saturday and Sunday which takes place straight through til the middle of September. Visit www.whistlerblackcomb.com for tickets.
August Festivals Wanderlust and Crankworx
August brings hot sunny days and endless beach time. You can also catch the Wanderlust Festival (yoga celebration) in the beginning of August which brings a mix of yoga, music, food, and workshops in the village, as well as the mountain top. Time to Zen out and feel the blissful vibes in the village. The middle of August hosts the Crankworx Event which is one of the biggest downhill mountain bike events in the world. Come watch these athletes perform unbelievable big airs and land them! This festival is almost 2 weeks long! You can also catch music events in the Olympic Park in the village, as well as the Mountain Bike Photographer Showdown and the Mountain Bike Filmaker Showdown after dark. Grab a blanket or your favourite beach chairs and enjoy the stars while you watch the entertainment. These events are free!
September is a time for enjoying the end of summer days. Be sure to come up for Labour Day Weekend and enjoy the Whistler Farmer's Market to pick up your veggies and berries. Take a stroll in the village to see the concerts in the park or venture out to one of our parks to enjoy some beach time with your family. During the second week of September you can take place or be a spectator of the GranFondo bike race from Vancouver up the Sea to Sky highway to Whistler! Over 100 km of hills and majestic scenery awaits you. Next we have the Whistler Beer Festival that show cases some of your favourite imports and domestic beers. Grab your friends and join in the festivities. The Terry Fox Run is also this weekend so come out and support Cancer Research and enjoy running on the local trails and roads in Whistler.
October is a time of winding down from the busy on the go summer. Thanksgiving is a celebration time in Whistler around the second week of October. Be sure to check out the Turkey Sale which takes place at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Day Lodge as well as the other local Outdoor Stores for deals on ski and snowboard equipment, winter clothes and more!
November is a celebration of harvest time! Cornucopia is a special event hosting some of the best food, wines and entertainment of the year. Visit:
The Whistller Film Festival is also a highlight of the month which brings local talent and famous Hollywood actors together. Be sure to check it out. This festival takes place at the Millennium Place Center at the end of this month and goes into the beginning of December.
December is a time of cool, crisp air and the openning of Blackcomb Mountain. Relax after a day of snowboarding or skiing with a massage or acupuncture session. Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your partner, family or friend? Online gift certificates are also available. You can book a session with the Healing Hands Whistler massage team or visit our site:
Christmas Festivities and the many lights that Whistler is decorated with are worth the visit during December. Whistler truly is a Winter Wonderland. Tobogganing in the village, ice skating, tubing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and fondue as well as skiing and snowboarding are just a few activities to enjoy while on holiday. You can also wine and dine in many of the 5 star restaurants Whistler has to offer. Ringing in the New Year is also a favourite time to be in Whistler. Enjoy the music and fireworks in the village as well as the ring of fire that the skiers go through during the fire and ice show!
There is something for everyone who visits Whistler. Whistler is not just a Summer or Winter resort, there are activities all year long. If you are not an avid skier or mountain biker there are many festivities to take part in or enjoy as a spectator. The food is amazing, the shopping is amazing and Whistler is a family friendly resort. Welcome to Whistler, service with a smile!
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