Spring Events in Whistler
Published Date : 01 Apr 2013
- Whistler Cup
- April 5 - 7, 2013
After the completion of its 20th year, Whistler Cup has grown to become the largest and most important ski race in North America, and internationally, for athletes aged 11 to 14 years. It is held under the auspice of FIS, the international governing body for alpine skiing, and with hundreds of young athletes from 23 countries participating, the Whistler Cup brings together children from many different cultures. More information at http://www.whistlercup.com/.
- World Ski & Snowboard Festival
- April 12 - 21, 2013
Don't miss this legendary spring festival celebrating Whistler's mountain culture. Experience 10 days and 10 nights of winter sports, music and the arts. Featuring sport competitions, free daily outdoor concerts, after parties with internationally acclaimed DJs, fashion shows, photography and art exhibits, film screenings, theatre and of course, the best skiing and riding in the world. There's nowhere else you'll want to be.
- Mum's Mountain Classic
- April 10, 2013
Mums (and grandmums too) come together for this fun annual event on the mountains. The day includes morning coffee, race practice, a match-time race, lunch coupon and après festivities. Register in person prior to the event day at any Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations or Ski & Snowboard School Sales locations.
- Annual WORCA Bike Swap *FREE*
- April 27, 2013
- Dufflebag Theatre - La Belle Et La Bete
- May 4, 2013
DuffleBag Theatre returns for another fun filled and hilarious season of interactive storytelling theatre. Since 1992, “the nearly world-famous” DuffleBag Theatre has wowed audiences of all ages in theatres, festivals and schools across the country. In their refreshing adaptations of fairy tales and Shakespearean classics, audience members are invited into the show to play the main parts!
Children’s craft station will open at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 7 PM at Millennium Place. Tickets are $22.50 for general admission, $11.50 for children 12 years of age and younger, $15 for students and seniors and $17.50 for WAC members and can be purchased at Millennium Place or online. For more information, please click here.
Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Opening May 17, 2013
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park has something for every level of rider including gentle, banked cruisers through the forest; tight and twisty single track in the alpine; steep rock faces; gnarly, root strewn lines, and drop offs of all descriptions. It also features jump parks, three skills centres and a biker cross. Sign up for a camp, lesson or tour and get even more out of your time in the park.
- 2013 All British Whistler Run Car Show
- May 19, 2013
As part of the Vancouver All British Field Meet on Victoria Day Weekend, this fun day gives participants the opportunity to drive one of the world’s most scenic roads, the Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler, where the cars will be displayed in the magnificent Whistler Olympic Plaza from 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM. More information here.
May 24 - 26, 2013
Connecting, supporting and motivating women of all ages, shapes & sizes to be active. Select from a diverse offering of more than 60 workshops featuring the Groove Method, Capoeira, Zumba, Nia, African dance, Barre Fitness, Hiking, Spin Yoga and much more. No experience necessary. Humour recommended. Movement guaranteed.
- Whistler Kids Tri & Tri-A-Tri
- May 25, 2013
The Whistler Triathlon Club makes it possible for anyone to try their skills in a triathlon format. Younger athletes will love the Kids Tri, while older athletes and para-athletes can enjoy the Tri-A-Tri. More information can be found here.
- The North Face Whistler Half Marathon
- Jun 1, 2013
The third annual Whistler Half Marathon race takes place on a 21.1 kilometre course that includes Whistler’s main Village. The gently-rolling course also winds through nearby neighbourhoods and along Whistler’s already-popular running paths, offering spectacular mountain views throughout.
- Whistler Wellness Fair
- Jun 2, 2013
Join us for the 10th annual Whistler Wellness Fair featuring products, samples, services and healthy living ideas all under one roof. Don't miss the free seminars taking place every hour on the hour. This event takes place at The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler between 11 AM to 6 PM. Admission is by donation benefitting Pearl's Transition House for Women. For more information, please click here.
- 5th Annual Raise the Roof Event
- Jun 7, 2013
Please join us for the 5th annual Raise the Roof event, a fundraiser for Whistler Adaptive Sports Program and Habitat for Humanity from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Delta Whistler Village Suites (4308 Main Street). Complimentary parking is available during the event (see the front desk for instructions). Hosted by the Delta Whistler Village Suites and Tantalus Resort Lodge, the event features a silent auction featuring numerous hotel stays, restaurants, activities and local artists. Live entertainment is included. Tickets are $15 and include a variety of appetizers. Available in advance at the Delta Whistler Village Suites or at the door.
- Tough Mudder
- June 22 - 23, 2013
Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world, consisting of hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces. Go to the mountains and test your strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie at Whistler Olympic Park this June.
- Comfortably Numb Running Race
- June 23, 2013
One of the most beautiful point to point races in British Columbia. The 25km Comfortably Numb course is an internationally recognized mountain biking route, and it's even more fun to run! A few climbs, a few descents, a beautiful bridge crossing, numerous sweeping vistas, and almost all singletrack. Don't miss out on the rebirth of this classic race! The race starts at Wedgemont Lake, Lower Parking Area, 8 AM - 8:45 AM. Singletrack point to point from Wedgemont Lake Parking area to Spruce Grove Park.
- Tenderfoot Boogie Trail Race
- June 29, 2013
Encounter just about every terrain imaginable on this trail run between Squamish and Whistler. With 50 mile, 50 km and 28 km options, the run follows the Sea to Sky Trail and will challenge and reward runners with flat and easy stretches, climbs, descents and stunning views. Learn more.
- BC Bike Race
- June 29 to July 6, 2013
BC Bike Race is much more than the challenge of a ride ... it's about everything experienced along the way - spectacular scenery, fascinating culture, interesting people, and tantalizing tastes. The stages of BC Bike Race wind through nine beautiful west coast communities, each showcasing unique qualities and elements that make British Columbia a world-class destination for athletes, adventurers and visitors alike. Friends and spectators will have an opportunity to congratulate the riders on their accomplishment on July 6 as they cross the finish line at Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Whistler Farmers Market
Every Wednesday and Sunday throughout the summer
The Whistler Farmers Markets are held in the beautiful Upper Village Market stroll and feature local produce from the Pemberton Valley and beyond. Wander through the open air markets and enjoy tasty artisan foods, local artists, musicians and face painting. Lots of outdoor fun with activities for families and children. Sunday Markets are held from 11 AM to 4 PM, Wednesday Markets from 3 PM to 7 PM from June 16 to October 6.