Whistler's Signature Festivals and Events

Whistler offers a non-stop lineup of events through every season, but these are the classics that come back annually and truly showcase Whistler's culture. For more entertainment month by month, visit the Events Calendar or see what's on in Whistler this week.

January People in costume holding up the WinterPride giant rainbow flag

Whistler Pride and Ski

One of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America, a week of non-stop activities and events on and off the slopes.

February – March Bobsleigh & Skeleton athletes at the World Championships at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Bobsleigh & Skeleton

Be trackside as top bobsleigh and skeleton athletes reach speeds of up to 150 km/hour at the world-renowned Whistler Sliding Centre.

April A skier gets big air at Whistler's World Ski and Snowboard Festival

World Ski & Snowboard

A festival celebrating our unique mountain culture full of snowsports, outdoor concerts and non-stop nightlife.

May Concert at GO Fest in Whistler Village Square

GO Fest –
Whistler’s Great Outdoor Festival

Go Fest celebrates the end of winter and start of summer in the magical time when both can be enjoyed in the same day.

June A muddy team of Tough Mudder participants at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler BC.

Tough Mudder Classic
& Tough Mudder 5K

Rally your team, book your basecamp in Whistler and get ready for the ultimate obstacle course. Come for the camaraderie, stay for the fun!

July Entertainer at the Whistler Children's Festival

Whistler Children’s

Kids can enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, theatre, multimedia, dance, music and magical performances at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

August People practicing yoga during Wanderlust at Whistler Olympic Plaza


More than Yoga, Wanderlust is a celebration of wellness and spirituality including entertainment, speakers, nutrition and art.

August Mountain biker mid-air performing tricks for a crowd of onlookers.


The best riders, most hard-core fans and a week of gravity-defying, awe-inspiring competitions coupled with incredible celebrations.

September GranFondo Whistler particpants coming into the finish line in Whistler BC.

RBC GranFondo

Road cyclists of all abilities are able to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Highway as they pedal their way 122km from Vancouver to Whistler.

September Celebrating all things beer at Whistler Olympic Plaza during the Whistler Village Beer Festival.

Whistler Village Beer

Seven days of all things beer, including an axe-throwing block party, beer yoga, foodie events, live music, after-parties and of course, beer sampling.

October Participants at Alta Lake during the Whistler Writers Festival

Whistler Writers

Celebrate the written word at this annual fall event with four days of in-depth conversation, literary events, workshops, food and wine.

October Whistler Marathon runner racing by Lost Lake

Whistler 50 Relay
& Ultra

This annual fall event in Whistler is a 50-mile race open to teams of 8, 4, or 2 members as well as 50K solo ultra-marathoners.

November Sampling wine at Whistler's Cornucopia


Open your palate to 11 days of bold tastes with food and drink tastings, intimate chef luncheons, winemaker dinners, and avant-garde parties.

December Red Carpet at the Whistler Film Festival

Whistler Film

Experience fresh films, special guests, industry connections, epic events and time to play at 'Canada's coolest film fest'.

December Viessmann Luge World Cup Whistler happens at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Viessmann Luge World Cup

Cheer on more than 100 of the world's fastest luge athletes as they reach speeds of up to 130 km/hr at the Whistler Sliding Centre, an Olympic venue.