Phat DH Wednesdays presented by Kokanee
(starting May 30): 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
Whistler Multicultural Festival (June 8):
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. Visit welcomewhistler.com.
Tough Mudder, Tough Mudder Half and
Toughest Mudder (June 16 – 17): Tough
Mudder is a hard-core 16-kilometre (10-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. The
Toughest Mudder is an eight-hour overnight
event, with exclusive obstacles. The races take
place at Whistler Olympic Park.
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in
Whistler (June 30 – July 1): 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.
Whistler Children’s Festival (July 6 – 8):
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.
WFF Summer Cinema Series (mid-July – mid-August): Select Wednesday evenings from 7 to
11 p.m. (movie starts at dusk), free and family
friendly outdoor movies at Creekside Plaza
at the base of Whistler Mountain. Bring your
lawn chair or blanket, have a picnic or dine in
Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series
(starting July 13): Every year Whistler hosts
an exciting series of musical acts representing
a variety of genres in Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Free transit for weekend concerts all summer.
For concert dates, times and artists, see
Subaru Ironman Canada and Subaru
Ironman 70. 3 (July 29): 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 endurance. Race starts
early morning at Alta Lake, ending adjacent to
Whistler Olympic Plaza in the Village.
Audain Art Museum Walk and Talk
Tours (year-round): Every Wednesday
through Sunday, at select times, join their
knowledgeable docents on a one-hour
introduction tour of the museum, which is
included in the admission. Various other
ongoing events and programs are also at the
museum. Visit audainartmuseum.com.
Toonie Rides (starting early May): Every week
for 20 weeks, Whistler’s Off-Road Cycling
Association (WORCA) 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 20 – Oct. 7):
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. Times: Sundays and long
weekend Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Wednesdays 2 to 7 p.m. (July 4 – Aug. 29).