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. 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.

Find out what events are happening this month in Whistler:

EverydayAMBASSADORS - Exhibition!

Location: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

AMBASSADORS, the first exhibition of its kind at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, celebrates the staff family and faces of the Cultural Centre while highlighting their strong sense of connection to their land, their cultures, and each other. Visitors to the Cultural Centre will learn about the Ambassadors’ deeply-rooted connections to the immersive cultural centre, and the passion they share in belonging to S?wx_wú7mesh Lil’wat7ul. Runs from September 27 until March 10th, 2020
Everyday Emily Carr: Fresh Seeing - French Modernism and the West Coast

Location: Audain Art Museum
Runs until January 19, 2020

This exhibit focuses on the dramatic changes in Emily Carr’s approach to painting over the course of three critical years: 1910 to 1912. Emily Carr: Fresh Seeing – French Modernism and the West Coast investigate Carr’s momentous journey to France (1910-1911) that broke the bonds of her conservative art training.

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Every Friday Art After Dark

Location: Audain Art Museum
Time: 3:30 – 8:30 PM

Everyday items are often overlooked as great art mediums. This month, come learn exciting new repurposing techniques! Each week features a unique item that can be repurposed into something else. There are adult and youth classes - hosted every Friday for the month of November.

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Until 22nd Special Exhibition - The Construction of Whistler Village: 1978 – 1984

Location: Whistler Museum

This exhibition looks at the massive undertaking of turning a landfill into Whistler Village and features a timeline of photos documenting the construction of the Village we know today, from framing to completion. This is a free event, but donations are encouraged. The exhibit runs until November 22, 2019.

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7-14 Whistler's Cornucopia

Location: Various venues in Whistler Village

Cornucopia is the fall festival that celebrates the best of food and drinks 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 the food of all kinds, beer, wine, and spirits and enjoy a fantastic social atmosphere.

For more information, please visit: Whistler Cornucopia
9 TGR Snowboard Film: Roadless

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
Time: 7 PM and 9 PM

The Teton Wilderness is one of the largest tracts of protected land in the lower 48. Home to stunning mountain scenery, massive amounts of snow and the home of the Yellowstone grizzly, the hand of man has left this treasure trove largely untouched. In the winter of 2019, Bryan Iguchi teamed up with fellow snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Travis Rice to explore this untamed area on a 10-day human-powered expedition, climbing and riding dozens of never-seen-before lines. All-ages movie screening is at 7 PM and at 9 PM for adults 19 years of age and up.

For more information and tickets, please visit: Arts Whistler
11 Whistler Service of Remembrance

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 10:45 AM

All are welcome as the Whistler community joins together to remember the men and women who have died or suffered in all wars and peacekeeping operations. The Whistler Remembrance Day service begins with a Veterans’ Parade down Village Stroll to the Whistler Cenotaph at Olympic Plaza. Following the service, enjoy a community reception hosted by Whistler Rotary.
15-16 Flag Stop in the Fall! Theatre, Dance and Live Music

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
Time: 8 PM

The Point Artist-Run Centre takes its summer Flag Stop Theatre and Arts Festival from the floating stage on Alta Lake to the beautiful Maury Young Arts Centre for two nights of theatre, dance and live music. Friday night features the Whistler "dry land" premiere of Stephen Vogler's new stage play, About the Moose, a hilarious romp through the swamp. A witty satire on bureaucracy and wildlife management that is both moving and drop-dead funny. Friday night also features a dynamic live set by East Vancouver's spoken word artist and outlaw hip hop harmonica player C.R. Avery. Saturday night's show opens with a dance performance by Trish Belsham's Gruff Goat Dance Theatre followed by an encore performance of About the Moose. Tickets start at $15.

For more information, please visit: Point Artist Centre
17Borealis String Quartet

Location: Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church
Time: 5 - 6 PM

One of the most dynamic and exciting world-class ensembles of its generation, the Borealis String Quartet has received international critical acclaim for its fiery performances, passionate style, and refined musical interpretation. Founded in Vancouver, BC in 2000, the ensemble rapidly established a stellar reputation. Borealis has toured extensively internationally, performing to sold-out audiences in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Rome, Mainz, Shanghai, Taipei, Beijing, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and of course, their home town of Vancouver.

Adult tickets are available for $20 and youth tickets are $15.

For more information, please visit: Whistler Chamber
26 Absinthe Films 'Isle Of Snow' Whistler Premiere & After Party

Location: Longhorn Saloon
Time: 7PM - 1AM

The newest offering from the legendary Absinthe Films, ISLE OF SNOW, is set to connect snowboarders through their passion and persistence. Featuring Whistler's very own Chris Rasman, The Manboys, Maria Bertram Thomsen, Mark Tremblay, and DCP. The night at the Longhorn will feature an info panel and Q&A with pro riders Nicolas Müller, DCP David Porchron, Frank Bourgeois and Absinthe Films, Justin Hostynek.

Loads of giveaways and huge after party! This is a 19+ event.

For more information and tickets, please visit: Facebook Event
29 Tree Lighting Ceremony for the Festival of Trees

Location: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the six-week-long Festival of Trees. Celebrating with hot chocolate, cookies, decoration judging and, of course, the grand lighting of the trees. Come see Four Seasons Whistler turn into a truly enchanting place. Free admission with a suggested donation.
30 26th Annual Art of Winter Group Show Opening Night

Location: Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Time: 5 - 7 PM

Adele Campbell Gallery invites you to their Annual Art of Winter Group Exhibition. The flagship event celebrates talented artists and reflects all that we love about winter in Whistler and Canada. Enjoy impressive new paintings and sculpture by many of their signature artists and emerging talents. All are welcome to mix and mingle whilst enjoying seasonal refreshments at the opening reception.
30 Freestyle Whistler's Third Annual Ullr Gala

Location: Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC)
Time: 8 PM - 1 AM

Come celebrate the start of the winter season and raise funds for the Gemini Freestyle Centre on Sorcerer, Blackcomb Mountain. The disco-themed Viking party features DJ Foxy Moron, silent and live auctions, wine draw, jewelry raffle, and fabulous hor d'oeuvres. Prizes for best costume and disco dance moves. Tickets start at $60.

For more information and tickets, please visit: Event Brite
30 - 1 Arts Whistler Holiday Market (Bizarre Bazaar)
Location: Westin Resort & Spa
Saturday | 10 AM to 7 PM
Sunday | 10 AM to 5 PM

Arts Whistler Holiday Market is two days of hand-baked, hand-made goodness. Grab some local artwork, a cozy sweater, or a delicious treat. With over 100 vendors from the Sea to Sky region and across BC, there is sure to be something for everyone on your “nice” list. Come along and check out the young entrepreneurs of Bratz Biz, enjoy local live music, and visits from Santa. Don’t miss out! Ski, ride your bike, or walk right on in.

For more information and tickets, please visit: Arts Whistler

30 -
Jan 8
Festival of Trees

Location: Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Come and wander through a sparkling, indoor forest of beautiful, community-decorated trees at this year’s annual Festival of Trees at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. The Festival of Trees is a lively, feel-good, do-good holiday event in communities across British Columbia and a tradition for Four Seasons Whistler. Partnering with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the resort hopes to raise much-needed funds for the BC Children’s Hospital.
This is a free event open to guests, visitors and locals.