Whistler Events

Each year Whistler plays host to some incredible festivals, concerts and events. Spectators and competitors come from all over the world to witness events such as Crankworx, Ironman and The World Ski and Snowboard Festival to name a few.

There are a large number of local sporting events as well such as the Gran Fondo and Slow Food Cycle. But, it’s not just sporting events that Whistler locals are treated to. There are free concerts, film festivals and screenings, beer festivals and so much more.

During the summer both Pemberton and Squamish also host music festivals that are popular with with residents in the Sea to Sky area.

Find out what events are happening this month in Whistler:

1WORCA Halloween Costume Ride at Lost Lake
Sponsored by Santa Cruz Bicycles and Handlebar Cafe and Apres, Whistler's mountain bike community has hosted this after-dark cycling event for over a decade. The Lost Lake trail selection isn’t overly technical, but good quality lights are a must. Costumes should allow you to see clearly and ride safely without getting your costume caught in your spokes. You need to be a WORCA member to take part, and event memberships are available at the start. Sign-in starts at 5:30 PM at Whistler PassivHaus, with the ride getting underway at 6 PM as the sun sets. The route is marked with glowing pumpkins and reflective arrows.

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2Art After Dark: Sculpture
Location: Audain Art Museum Audain Art Museum | Time: 3:30 - 8:30 PM

Get inspired by Emily Carr’s swirling skies and landscapes and create your own landscape out of clay. Learn about mixing colours, shaping techniques, binding clay, and composition. 3:30 - 5:30 PM for youth and 6:30 - 8:30 PM for adults.

3Penning This Place: Writing Whistler’s Literary Landscape Workshop
Location: Maury Young Arts Centre | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Participants engage in a variety of writing exercises that creatively explore different ways of relating to and writing our relationships to this unique place. Working site-specifically and engaging in a range of activities from solo to small group creations, this workshop is led by published author Bronwyn Preece, who is also an accomplished professional improvisation and mindfulness coach. Open to all levels of experience.

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7Connect Whistler Week: Introduction to Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Awareness

Head over to the Whistler Public Library for an introduction to Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Awareness presented by professional guides from Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures.
8-18Cornucopia Food and Drink Festival presented by BlueShore Financial

Cornucopia is the fall festival that celebrates the best of food and drink from Whistler, British Columbia and beyond. The festival offers something for everybody with winemaker dinners, themed food and drink events, interactive seminars, health and wellness events and electric after-parties. Sip and sample your way through food of all kinds, beer, wine and spirits and enjoy a fantastic social atmosphere.

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9Art After Dark: Painting
Location: Audain Art Museum Audain Art Museum | Time: 3:30 - 8:30 PM

Get inspired by the endless strokes of white paint that create waves and eddies, and an uncanny illusion of depth in Gloria Tamer Pet’s painting “Leaves”. Experiment with different kinds of mark making then create your own painting, learn about underpainting, creating flowing patterns, repetition in composition, contrasting colours, and using paint rollers. 3:30 - 5:30 PM for youth and 6:30 - 8:30 PM for adults

17Arts Whistler Live! Full Frontal Nerdity
Location: Maury Young Arts Centre | Time: 8:00 PM

Vancouver’s favourite burlesque troupe, The Geekenders, bring their popular pop culture cabaret Full Frontal Nerdity to Whistler. The irreverence of the Muppets and the polished showmanship of a Vegas showgirl revue are combined with all of your favourite fandoms, including Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Superman, culminating in a raunchy night of comedy, body positivity, and parody. This event is for ages 19+.

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24Art of Winter
Location: Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery | Time: 5 - 7 PM

Adele Campbell Gallery invites you to their extra special 25th Anniversary edition of the Art of Winter Group Exhibition. This flagship event celebrates talented artists, and reflects all that they love about winter in Whistler and Canada. Enjoy impressive new paintings and sculpture by many of the galleries signature artists and emerging talents. All are welcome to mix and mingle whilst enjoying seasonal refreshments at the opening reception. Exhibition runs through December.
November 28 - December 2Whistler Film Festival
Location: Various venues in Whistler Village | Time: Various Times

The Whistler Film Festival welcomes film fans and filmmakers to experience its 18th edition with fresh films, special guests, epic events, innovative industry Summit and talent programs, and time to play in North America’s premiere mountain resort destination.

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November 30 - December 1Viessmann Luge World Cup
Location: Whistler Sliding Centre

Catch more than 100 of the world’s fastest luge athletes from more than 20 countries as they compete at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Cheer as the athletes reach speeds of up to 130 kilometres per hour in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and team relay races.

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