Whistler Events & Best Summer Festivals | Whistler Vacation Ideas

With gorgeous mountains and tons of sunshine, Whistler offers just as much to do in the summer as it does during the wintertime. Whistler, Canada upcoming events and festivals are held year-round, and its two massive mountains provide adventure enthusiasts with the biggest outdoor playground to explore. To experience as much of Whistler as you can, plan a summer mountain vacation around these five can’t-miss festivals, from feats of strength to celebrations of arts and culture:

Whistler’s Best Summer Events

Go Fest May 18-21, 2018

Grab your sunscreen and expect to catch some rays, engage your creativity, and boost endorphins. This four-day festival focuses on being outdoors during Canada’s Victoria Day long weekend. Come celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of summer by submersing yourself in sports like tennis, whitewater rafting, yoga or standup paddleboarding. Attend clinics such as learning how to fly fish or how to sail, or indulge your artsy side with unique screenings and workshops like how to sculpt a bear. You can attend events such as Wine About Art to sip while you paint or head to one of the free afternoon and evening concerts.

Tough Mudder June 16-17, 2018

Expect to be pushed to your limits as you test your boundaries, discover your physical and emotional strength, and work together as a team with this Whistler vacation idea. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to be a ninja warrior, grab your most trusted family and friends and come together during this two-day event. You’ll get outside of your comfort zones and push your physical limits during the muddy, military-inspired obstacle course. Three different courses are offered for varying fitness levels, including the Tough Mudder 5K (3 miles, 10 obstacles); the Tough Mudder Half (5 miles, 10 obstacles); and the Tough Mudder Full (10 miles, 20+ obstacles).

Wanderlust August 2-5, 2018

Open your heart to the idea of practice, meditation, listening, learning and exploring. This four-day Yoga festival encourages attendees to unplug, unwind and recharge the soul in hopes of finding inner peace and re-connecting with one’s self and nature. Offering a wide array of classes including invigorating vinyasa flow, relaxing yin or aerial yoga, this festival gratifies all levels from beginners to seasoned yogis. Re-awaken your soul by coming together with other like-minded individuals for a revitalizing retreat.

Crankworx August 10-19, 2018

For those in search of a good dose of adrenaline, this world-renowned mountain biking festival comes into its’ 15th year in Whistler. Athletes from all over the world compete in this four-part series to be christened King or Queen of Crankworx. Events include the chain-less biking Pump Track, the graceful Whip-Off, the speedy duo Dual Slalom, the iconic Joyride and more. Watch athletes defy gravity and showcase their exceptional skills, as they fling themselves upside down off stationary objects, riding faster and going bigger than the norm.

Whistler Village Beer Fest September 11-16, 2018

Inviting all beer lovers looking for Canada vacation ideas; this festival was made for you. Come celebrate the love of beer against a picturesque backdrop of Whistler and Blackcomb while sampling lagers, IPAs, pale ales, stouts, and ciders. Located in the Olympic Plaza, the event allows you to purchase wooden tokens that can be exchanged for beer samples in a special souvenir mug. Grab your beer-loving friends and plan a group trip to Whistler for the tasting event.

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