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Audain Art Museum Walk and Talk Tours
(year-round): Every Wednesday through
Sunday, at select times, join their knowledgeable
docents on a one-hour introductory tour of the
museum, which is included in the admission.
Various other ongoing events and programs are
also at the museum.
Toonie Rides (starting early May): Every week
for 20 weeks, the Whistler Off-Road Cycling
Association (WORCA) hosts Thursday night
Toonie Rides with the sponsorship of local
businesses and organizations. The rides are
$2 (Toonie) if pre-paid by purchasing a Toonie
Season Pass, or single-race entry is $2 for youth
and $5 for adults, and are followed by an après
event. Visit worca.com.
Whistler Farmers’ Market (May 19 – Oct. 6):
The Whistler Farmers’ Market returns to the
pedestrian streets of the Upper Village Stroll,
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 (July 3 – Aug. 28) 2 to 7 p.m.
Phat DH Wednesdays presented by Kokanee
(starting May 29): 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: 15 p.m. All racers must be
Whistler Multicultural Festival (June 7):
Cultural performances featuring music and
dance will be presented as well as craft-making
activities and food at the Whistler Public Library
and its plaza, 4 to 8 p.m. The festival is open to
the public and is free of charge.
WORCA Women’s Rides (starting June
11): For all women who like to ride bikes, join
WORCA every second Tuesday until Sept. 17 for
a non-competitive social ride for all abilities. Buy
a WORCA membership and join their Facebook
group for updates.
Whistler Parkrun (June 1 – Oct 19): Meet
every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Lost Lake
PassivHaus, for a free, weekly, timed, five-kilometre run, walk, jog or volunteer event for all
levels from children to seniors. Register online
for your free barcode, to track your progress.
Tough Mudder Classic, Tough Mudder 5K
and Tougher Mudder (June 15 – 16): Tough
Mudder is a hard-core 12.88-to-16-kilometre
(8- to 10-mile) obstacle course with military-style obstacles designed to test participants
physically and mentally. The Tough Mudder Half
is 5 km (3-mile) course. The Tougher Mudder
is a competitive race with exclusive challenges.
At Whistler Olympic Park. Visit toughmudder.
The Tenors (July 1): Be entertained by this
award-winning group, with a free concert at 8
p.m. at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Known for their
wonderful blend of classical and contemporary
music, and for outstanding harmonies and
charm, The Tenors appeal to a wide range of
ages and musical tastes. A small wine garden
with limited seating will also be available.
Whistler Children’s Festival (July 5 – 7):
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.
Red Bull 400 World Championships (July
13): Running 400 metres while climbing 140
metres (460 feet) at a 37-degree incline in a
headlong, gut-busting sprint is the nature of
this challenge. This year, Whistler Olympic Park
hosts the Red Bull 400 World Championships.
Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series
(starting in mid-July): Every year Whistler
hosts an exciting series of musical acts
featuring a variety of genres in Whistler Olympic
Plaza. Free transit for weekend concerts all
summer. For concert dates, times and artists,