Whistler's nightlife, Shops & Events
Ongoing Summer Events
Old Man Markley: Sat. June 14th - 9pm - The GLC More Info Buy Tickets
WORCA 25 Year Anniversary Celebration: Whistler Off Road Cycling Association is celebrating 25 years of pedaling good times this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15. More Info
Test Your Soul – 12 hours of Downhill: June 21, To celebrate the longest day of the year we are running a 12 hour Endurance Downhill in the Park. To celebrate the longest day of the year we are running a 12 hour Endurance Downhill in the Park. More Info Online Registration
Tough Mudder: Jun 21 - 22 Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million inspiring participants worldwide and raised more than $2 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project. More Info
Smirnoff House Party w/ Opiuo: June 22, The GLC Presents...Smirnoff House Party with Opiuo.Hosted by DJ Kori K. More Info Buy Tickets
Phat Kidz: June 25, This is a fun beginner style race on Green and blue trails, a perfect intro to downhill racing. DFX coaches will be available to escort your child to the top of the course, provide some advice and cheer racers on. More Info
Phat Wednesdays presented by Kokanee: June 25, Put your skills to the test on Wednesday evenings with our ever-popular race series. Complete with an awesome aprés at the Garibaldi Lift Company and tonnes of prizing from Bike Park sponsors, Phat Wednesdays rock. More Info
Whistler Presents Concert Series: June 28 - September 1, Things are heating up this summer in Whistler and there is plenty to celebrate! Whistler Olympic Plaza is hosting Whistler Presents, a free outdoor Summer Concert Series. More Info
Kokanee Live Presents Pete Murray: June 30, Kokanee Live Presents Pete Murray at The GLC More Info Buy Tickets
Canada Day Celebrations: Come celebrate Canada's 147th birthday dressed in your red and white, on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. With lots do do and see including free concerts all weekend, its great for all ages. Bring your whole family and celebrate Whistler style with non-stop fun for residents and visitors. More Info
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: July 1 - 5, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is set to return and play a series of public performances from July 1, 2014 to July 5, 2014 in Whistler Village. Some are large with the entire Vancouver Symphony Orchestra playing and some a small with just four musicians. All of the events are very family friendly with quality classical music being performed by professional musicians. More Info
Whistler Children's Festival: July 12 - 13, The Whistler Children’s Festival is a fun-filled weekend with art workshops, music, acrobatics, theatre, dance and fun that encourages kids to embrace their imagination! Celebrating it's 31st year in 2014, the Festival will be held in Whistler Olympic Plaza. More Info
Pemberton Music Festival: July 18 - 20, Pemberton Music Festival promises to delight music fans with a line-up featuring contemporary music from rock to indie, hip hop, EDM and more. Get ready to dance all summer night long with the stars and the massive mountains. More Info
Subaru IRONMAN® Canada: July 27, One of the toughest triathlons in the world is coming to town again. Whistler will host Subaru IRONMAN® Canada this summer with the race course incorporating its beautiful lakes, mountain roads and the Valley Trail network. More Info
Wanderlust Whistler: July 31 - August 4, Yoga and music phenomenon reaches new heights with Wanderlust Whistler. Yogis from around the globe will be down-dogging, dancing, dining on organic delicacies, celebrating and joining together in an amazing community. With the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, Wanderlust Whistler is an event not to be missed. More Info
Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships: August 1 - 3, Incredible Food, Great Music and Live Entertainment. The Canadian National BBQ Championships competition is the highlight of the Pacific Northwest's competitive BBQ circuit. Don't miss Whistler's favorite summer event. More Info
Squamish Valley Music Festival: August 8 - 10, Arcade Fire, Eminem and Bruno Mars top expanded 2014 Squamish music festival lineup. The fifth edition of the Squamish Valley Music Festival is going big and estimated to attract close to 35,000 music fans Aug. 8-10, with the festival's site capacity expanded from 17,000 last year. More Info
Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival: August 8 - 17, Crankworx showcases Whistler as the ultimate downhill biking playground by combining stunt sessions and speed events with the world's best mountain bikers competing for cash and prizing. The event line-up also includes an outdoor expo, pro riding demonstrations, free music and entertainment. More Info
Whistler Village Beer Festival: September 11 - 14, Beer in the mountains just feels ‘right’! A festival focused on celebrating the awesome talents of the Canadian and Pacific Northwest craft brewing industry with some international brews to boot. More Info
Calling all Shop-o-holics!
Whistler offers a unique shopping experience. Modeled after a Swiss Alpine Village, the Whistler Village is closed off to car traffic, allowing you to stroll comfortably from shop to shop along a cobblestone path. Whistler's diverse amenities attract the casual weekend golfers to the summer long working students. Whistler has many great local businesses that sell unique clothing and equipment to the Whistler area. In Whistler you will always be greeted with a huge smile and a cheery hello every time you enter a store. Be sure to spend the day exploring every corner of the Village. There are several great stores that are just off the main Village Stroll.
Sip. Shop. Dance.
When the sun goes down the fun goes way up in Whistler with dozens of clubs, pubs, lounges and live entertainment venues. Shops, art galleries and boutiques are also open late if a little shopping is what you have in mind. Best of all, you'll find all of it on the doorstep of Whistler Village Inn + Suites. Here are some of the nightlife picks of our staff and guests:
- Moe Joe's - A favourite of locals and visitors alike, this popular spot features both live music and talented DJs.
- Longhorn Saloon & Grill - Another favourite of the locals and a great place to shoot some pool and watch the big game.
- Whistler Brewhouse - The original village brewpub serving up both year-round and seasonal ales and lagers.
- Savage Beagle - Attracts all ages with both an upscale street level lounge and lively lower level dance club.
- Garfinkel's - Attracts a younger crowd that likes to dance to hip-hop and R&B. Arrive early and dance the night away.
- Buffalo Bill's - Attracts the 30+ crowd and features regular comedy nights and hypnotists.
- 21 Steps - The upstairs Attic Lounge features an extensive beverage menu and comfortable leather couches.
- The Mountain Club - Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and an extensive Pacific-Northwest wine list.
- Seven - Cool Martinis and an even cooler decor.
- The Mix by Ric's - An intimate upbeat lounge featuring fresh fruit cocktails.
- Maxx Fish - Attracts a younger crowd with dozens of plush booths and a concert quality sound system.