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. Visit whistlerfarmersmarket.org.
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 WORCA members. Visit bike.whistlerblackcomb.com.
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. Visit parkrun.ca/register.
Tough Mudder, Tough Mudder Half and Toughest 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.
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. Visit whistler.com/events.
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. Visit whistler.com/events/whistler-childrens-festival.
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 mid-July): 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 28): Ironman, one of the world’s toughest triathlons, returns with more than 2,000 athletes competing on courses that include Whistler’s beautiful lakes, mountain roads and Valley Trail network in a test of mental and physical endurance. Races start early morning at Alta Lake, ending near Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Wanderlust Whistler (Aug. 1 – 4): 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. 9 – 18): 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. 18): 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. 7): Three routes between 55 km and 152 km and more than 4,500 cyclists proceed along the stunning Sea to Sky Highway in a car-free dedicated lane, finishing with a hero’s welcome in Whistler. Suitable for all cycling ability levels. Visit rbcgranfondo.com.
Sea to Sky, All-British Car Rally (Sept. 21): 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. 17 – 20): 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. 19–20): 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!