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

Every Monday & Wednesday Family Apres

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 3-6 PM

Whistler knows how to après and now the whole family can celebrate a great day on the slopes with even more fun at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Parents can share stories about their day with a warm beverage while the kids participate in a variety of outdoor, winter activities and entertainment each week. Family Après is available Mondays & Wednesdays from January 6 to March 25, 2020

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Every Thursday & Sunday First Nations Winter Feast

Location: Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre

Join the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for a night at the museum dining experience. Located in Whistler’s Upper Village, the SLCC hosts a First Nations Winter Feast Sundays and Thursdays (until March 29th, 2020) that blends culinary journey and cultural sharing. Enjoy a delicious Indigenous-inspired feast as Nation members share their culture through regalia, storytelling, music, and dance.

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Every Sunday Fire and Ice Show

Location: Skier's Plaza (Base of Whistler Gondola)
Time: 7PM & 8PM

A free, all-ages night of entertainment. Check out Whistler's top skiers and riders (including Whistler Blackcomb ski school instructors) as they spin and twist through a burning hoop. Dress warmly, grab a hot chocolate and prepare to be amazed!
Note start times include a half-hour of practice ahead of the main show, so get there early if you'd like to see more!

Every Sunday Made in Whistler Market

Location: The Westin Resort & Spa
Time: 12 - 5PM

Join local artisans, craft makers, and farmers as they showcase their unique and locally crafted goods. It's a great place to find the perfect gift, or find a special piece for yourself. This market will run in January, February, and March.

For more information, please visit: Made in Whistler Market
5 Andrew Collins Trio

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
Doors: 6:30 PM
Starts: 7:00 PM

Calling Andrew Collins a master of the mandolin is the definition of an understatement. Garnering a reputation for dynamic, genre-hopping live performances full of energy and captivating vocals, Collins’ trio is perfectly rounded out by fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta and in-the-pocket bassist James McEleney. Showcasing a dizzying number of styles and instruments on stage, Collins & Co. appear to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop”, likely keeping them just ahead of his grasp.

For more information, and tickets please visit: Arts Whistler
6 Adult Intro to Aerial Silks Workshop

Location: The Hanger
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Have you been wanting to give aerial silks a try? Now is your chance with this one time workshop, no commitment necessary! This workshop will give you an idea of what a Beginner session is like with us. Open to everyone from all backgrounds, no experience necessary. Cost is $28.50

For more information, please visit: Pique

7-8 Banff Mountain Film Festival

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show Starts: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $25

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to Squamish and Whistler on February 6th-8th, 2020. Journey to stunning locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.
The 2019/2020 World Tour brings films from the 44th annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival to about 550 communities around the globe. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you.
Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. Reserve your tickets today. This stop on the world tour is hosted by The Escape Route.

For more information, please visit: Escape Route
8 Eat, Drink, Paint

Location: Gallery at Cove Commons
Time: 6:45 - 9:30 PM
Cost: $55 per person

Join Arts Whistler for a socially creative evening, combining a little art and lots of fun. Artist/Teacher Kathleen Ainscough will lead a two hour step-by-step acrylic painting class, at the end of which you will have a masterpiece to take home. No experience required! This session is inspired by Emily Carr’s The Red Cedar. Cost includes: lesson, canvas, paint, brushes, painting smocks, beverage, and snacks.

For more information, please visit: Arts Whistler
8 The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photography

Location: Audain Museum
Date: February 8 – May 25, 2020

A celebration of the art of photography from the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. This exhibition explores the development of photography from daguerreotype photographs to digital images, monochrome to saturated colour, while exploring the production of photojournalism, vernacular photographs, and portraiture. Featuring 70 photographs and related images that range from 1850s to 2000s, the exhibition demonstrates the technological advances over the decades and reveals that the basic impetus behind the art of photography remains the same.

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12-28 2010 Winter Games Replay and Photo Display

Location: Whistler Public Library

Relive the Games as the Whistler Public Library screens daily footage of Team Canada’s participation in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. A gallery of photos taken in Whistler during the 2010 Games will also be on display Monday to Thursday from 10 AM - 7 PM, Friday from 10 AM - 6 PM and Saturday / Sunday from 11 AM - 5 PM.

14 A Breakfast of Champions: Pancake Breakfast

Location: Whistler Public Library | Time: 10 AM - 12 PM

Everyone is invited to eat like an Olympian at the free Pancake Breakfast in celebration of Whistler’s 10th Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Anniversary.
20 An Evening with Comedian Tim Nutt

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

You have seen and heard him for years on TV headlining comedy shows such as Just for Laughs and Comedy Now, and on CBC Radio's Debaters and LOL. Now you can see Tim Nutt Live in Whistler! Tickets are available for $25.

For tickets and more information, please visit: Showpass
21-22 36th Annual Peak to Valley presented by Jackson Triggs

This year marks the 36th year of the world-famous Peak to Valley Race presented by Jackson Triggs. A long-standing and unique team Giant Slalom race on Whistler Mountain. Teams of 4 (teams must be co-ed and all must be 19 or over) test themselves on a unique course starting on the Whistler Saddle and traditionally finishing at Dusty's in the Creekside. The event concludes with a Gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Roundhouse Lodge. Cost is $533.33

For tickets and more information, please visit: Event Brite
22 Uprising Photo Competition

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Uprising is a new event in Whistler’s cultural calendar, filling the void left by Deep Winter’s hiatus. The event brings an exciting new format to a legendary photography competition. Teams of pros and proteges will work alongside each other to capture the moments of mountain life that inspire us and present them in a slideshow for your viewing pleasure.
With your purchase, you’ll also be supporting Protect Our Winters Canada (POW Canada), the beneficiary of this event.

For tickets and more information, please visit: Event Brite
26-27 Canadian Luge Championships

Location: Whistler Sliding Centre

Spectators are welcome to come and cheer on luge athletes as they compete at the fastest track in the world at the Whistler Sliding Centre. This event is free to attend. Drive-up Glacier Drive to Base 2 of Blackcomb or take Whistler Bus #7 (Staff Housing) from the Gondola Transit Exchange. The Whistler Sliding Centre is located on the right, across from Parking Lot 8.

For more information, please visit: Whistler Sliding Centre
29 Arts Whistler Live! Bohemian Rhapsody for Two Pianos

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
Time: 8 PM

The Bergmann Duo is joined by the Sea to Sky Orchestra in a concert presenting Marcel Bergmann's arrangement of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody for two pianos and strings. Their diverse program also includes some iconic pieces by Pink Floyd as well as Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, works by Johannes Brahms, Sergei Rachamaninoff, Astor Piazzolla and Dave Brubeck. Doors open at 7 PM and showtime is at 8 PM.
Advance tickets are available for $15 and day-of tickets are $20.