Whistler Children’s Festival (July 7 – 9):
This popular weekend brings hands-on art
workshops, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance,
music and more to the heart of the Village in
Whistler Olympic Plaza. Visit whistler.com/
WFF Summer Cinema Series (July 19 – Aug.
9): Every Wednesday evening from 7 to 11
p.m. (movie starts at dusk), free and family
friendly outdoor movies at Creekside Village
at the base of Whistler Mountain. Bring your
lawn chair or blanket, have a picnic or dine in
Creekside. Visit whistlerfilmfestival.com.
Subaru IRONMAN Canada and Subaru
IRONMAN 70. 3 (July 30): The 70. 3 event
coincides with IRONMAN, one of the world’s
toughest triathlons returning with more than
2,000 athletes competing on a course that
includes Whistler’s beautiful lakes, mountain
roads and Valley Trail network in a test of
mental and physical strength. Race starts early
morning at Alta Lake, ending adjacent to the
Whistler Olympic Plaza in the Village.
Toonie Rides (starting May 11): Every week
for 20 weeks, WORCA, Whistler’s Off Road
Cycling Association, hosts Thursday night
Toonie Rides with the sponsorship of local
businesses and organizations. The rides are
$2 (Toonie) and followed by an après event.
Whistler Farmers’ Market (May 21 – Oct. 8):
The Whistler Farmers’ Market returns to the
pedestrian streets of the Upper Village Stroll
every Sunday this summer, featuring local
produce, tasty artisan foods, local artists, and
entertainment. The market is open twice a
week. Times: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, 2 to 7
p.m. on Wednesdays (July 5 – Aug. 30).
Phat DH Wednesdays presented by Kokanee
(starting May 31): Test your downhill skills with
competing locals and visitors alike. Races take
place in the Whistler Bike Park with après at
the GLC and prizes from sponsors. Limited to
200 racers so register early, 4: 30 to 6 p.m. at
the base. Races start at 5 p.m. All racers must
be WORCA members.
Thinkbike Whistler (June 1 – 4): See the
latest and greatest from the world’s best biking
and gear manufacturers at various locations
throughout Whistler. This is your chance to test
ride the newest models on Whistler’s trails.
Whistler Multicultural Festival (June 9):
Culture, music, food and dance will be on
display in Florence Petersen Park at the
Whistler Public Library and Whistler Museum, 4
to 8 p.m. The festival is open to the public and
free of charge.
Tough Mudder, Tough Mudder Half and
Toughest Mudder (June 17 – 18): Tough
Mudder is a hardcore 16- to 19-kilometre
(10- to 12-mile) obstacle course with military-style obstacles designed to test participants
physically and mentally. The Tough Mudder
Half is a less intimidating eight km (five mile)
course. A new event, the Toughest Mudder, is
an eight-hour overnight event, with exclusive
obstacles. The races will be held at Whistler
Olympic Park. Visit toughmudder.com/
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in
Whistler (July 1 – 2): Do not miss this chance
to hear beautiful classical music played by
a full orchestra in the open air of Whistler
Olympic Plaza, 8: 30 p.m. each night. All
performances are free of charge.