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 fly out the WinterPride giant rainbow flag

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

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.

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

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

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

May Sailing on Alta Lake in Whistler

GO Fest –
Whistler’s Great Outdoor Festival

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

June A muddy team of Tough Mudder participants run through the final obstacle.

Tough Mudder Classic & Tough Mudder 5K

Test your mental and physical strength on three unique obstacle courses throughout beautifully steep and rocky Whistler Olympic Park.

July Entertainer at the Whistler Children's Festival

Whistler Children’s Festival

Kids can enjoy hands-on art workshops, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance, music and magical performances at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

July A man running along the valley trail in the final leg of Ironman Canada.

Subaru IRONMAN Canada® &
Subaru IRONMAN Canada® 70.3

Two epic triathlons held over the same terrain on the same day. Participate or spectate, this is a journey you'll never forget.

July -August People practice Yoga on a sunny day at Whistler Olympic Plaza

Wanderlust Whistler

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

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

Crankworx Whistler

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 over the crest of a hill along the Sea to Sky corridor.

RBC GranFondo Whistler

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 Whistler Olympic Plaza is transformed with tents and people during the Whistler Village Beer Festival.

Whistler Village Beer Festival

Six days of all things beer. Enjoy seminars about beer brewing, dinner pairings, competitive events, after parties and, of course, beer sampling.

October Author Reading at the Whistler Writers Festival

Whistler Writers Festival

An annual fall event celebrating the written word where you can meet renowned authors, listen to lively speakers panels and attend workshops.

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 Relay Teams of 8, 4, or 2 members as well as solo Ultra-Marathoners.

November Plated salmon with herbs prepared for Whistler's Cornucopia


Indulge your palate and enrich your mind with a celebration of food, drink and living well including culinary events, seminars, tasting and more.

December Red Carpet at the Whistler Film Festival

Whistler Film Festival

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 Whistler

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, a 2010 Olympic venue.