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.
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).
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 WORCA members.
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.
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 Creekside.
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 whistler.com/events/concerts.
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.
Wanderlust Whistler (Aug. 2 – 5): Attend an enlightening gathering of the world’s leading yoga teachers: yoga and meditation, inspiring lectures and workshops, outdoor activities, food and markets as well as music and outdoor concerts.
Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival (Aug. 10 – 19): This premier mountain bike event features freeride competitions, pro riding demos, Kidsworx, mountain biking movie premieres and awesome music with bands and DJs from around the world.
Pemberton Slow Food Cycle Sunday (Aug. 19): A pedal-powered trip through the natural buffet that is Pemberton Meadows farmland allows you to meet local growers, sample and purchase produce fresh from the field, crafts and much more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
RBC GranFondo Whistler (Sept. 8):
The world-class 122 km or 55 km route(s) begin in downtown Vancouver and proceed up the stunning Sea to Sky Highway in a car-free dedicated lane to a hero’s welcome in Whistler. Recreational, advanced and elite-level cyclists can all participate. For course routes and details, visit rbcgranfondo.com.
Sea to Sky, All-British Car Rally (Sept. 22): One of the last British car runs of the season, this day gives participants the opportunity to drive the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler, where the cars are displayed in the Olympic Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Whistler Writers Festival (Oct. 11 – 14): Celebrating the written word, this is a chance to meet renowned authors, listen to dynamic speakers’ panels and attend workshops, reading events, evenings of music and engaging conversation. Visit whistlerwritersfest.com.
Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival (Oct. 12–13): Presented by the Whistler Naturalists Society, this two-day event includes presentations and guided walks by experts in this field, as well as a gourmet wild mushroom tasting on Saturday!