Explore & Experience Whistler on July 1

This Canada Day, we encourage both locals and visitors to partake in a meaningful celebration. The municipality acknowledges July 1 as an opportunity to contemplate the entirety of Canada’s history, encompassing the truths of our past and ongoing relationship with Indigenous peoples.

Whistler Village is situated within the shared, unceded territory of the L̓il̓wat7úl (Lil’wat People) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish People).

View the 2024 schedule below.

Whistler’s Self-Guided Tours

Get more out of your Whistler experience with Go Whistler Tours. The curated tours guide you to unique experiences and locations throughout our resort, from art galleries to nature walks, and help you adventure more deeply in Whistler.

The tours are best experienced by downloading the mobile app, Go Whistler Tours.

Village activities & entertainment

  • 8 a.m.
  • Mountain Square, Whistler Village
  • The day will be uniquely commenced by the SLCC Cultural Ambassadors, who have the distinct honor and permission to welcome people on behalf of both the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation, whose traditional territories encompass Whistler. The Cultural Ambassadors will begin our special event with a warm and respectful welcome to these sacred lands, acknowledging the deep history and culture of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation. This opening ceremony is a heartfelt gesture of hospitality and unity, setting the tone for a day of celebration and community spirit.
  • Time: 8 – 9 a.m.
  • Location: Mountain Square, in front of the lululemon store.
  • Please bring your own mat, as there are limited mats available for use.
  • Join us for an engaging outdoor yoga class suitable for all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, our class is designed to be inclusive and enjoyable for everyone. Please remember to bring layers of clothing to stay comfortable throughout the class, as the weather can be unpredictable.
  • Presented by the Whistler Rotary Club
  • Time: 8:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • Pancakes are $10 minimum for adults and $7 for kids.
  • Join us for a delicious morning feast featuring fluffy pancakes, fresh fruit, and syrup. The pancake breakfast is a perfect way to kick off the day’s events.
  • Funds raised will support the Rotary Club of Whistler‘s local community improvement projects.

  • Whistler’s Community Parade starts at noon.
  • The parade route is along the Village Stroll: Starting from Olympic Plaza and ending at Mountain Square.
  • Featuring a diverse array of performances and participation from various community groups and local businesses, this walking-friendly parade showcases the unique culture and creativity of Whistler.
  • 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. 
  • Whistler Village Stroll – Mountain Square to Ted Nebbeling Bridge

Wander the Village and encounter lively performers, dressed in colorful and imaginative costumes.

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Town Plaza Gazebo

Alex Wells is a world-renowned Indigenous hoop dancer and three-time World Champion Hoop Dancer. Hailing from the Lil’wat Nation in British Columbia, Canada, Alex has captivated audiences globally with his extraordinary skill and storytelling through the traditional art of hoop dancing. Combining athleticism, rhythm, and cultural expression, his performances celebrate Indigenous heritage and promote cultural understanding. In addition to his achievements in competitive dancing, Alex is a dedicated cultural ambassador, sharing his knowledge and passion for Indigenous traditions through workshops and educational programs. His artistry not only entertains but also inspires and educates diverse audiences about the rich cultural tapestry of Indigenous peoples.

  • 2 – 2:20 p.m.
  • Town Plaza Gazebo

With 15 years of performances in over 10 countries around the globe, Yuki brings a mix of traditional and modern juggling techniques to bring laughs and awe to audiences.

Concert at Whistler Olympic Plaza

DJ Foxy Moron

6:30 p.m.

Walk off the Earth

7:30 p.m.

Whistler Olympic Plaza


Walk off the Earth is a JUNO Award-winning multi-platinum musical phenomenon. In the past few years alone, they have headlined Red Rocks Amphitheater and Wembley Arena, sold out the historic Sydney Opera House, notched a top-10 single in Canada for 30 straight weeks and made it all the way to the top of the Pop Albums chart in the US. The chemistry between band members Gianni, Sarah, and Joel is infectious and undeniable as Joel’s driving and prolific percussion work and Gianni and Sarah’s remarkable vocal talents continue to exhilarate fans across the globe.

Listen to Walk off the Earth now on Spotify.

Explore Places

Monday, July 1: Canada Day
FREE ADMISSION gratefully provided by Proud Partner CIBC

Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Current Special Exhibit

Declaration of the Lillooet Tribes
This exhibition shares the history of the Chiefs of eleven communities that came together to sign the Declaration of the Lillooet Tribes, on May 10, 1911. These St̓at̓y̓emc Nation communities including the Lil’wat Nation share the same culture and language with Southern, Northern, and the Lakes dialects, and they gather together each year to celebrate Declaration Days.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Address: 4350 Blackcomb Way


  • Adults: $22
  • Seniors (65+): $19
  • Young Adult (19 – 25): $15
  • Youth (18 & under): Free

Current Exhibition

Otherwise Disregarded – Capture Photography Festival
The four artists featured in this exhibition, Adad Hannah, Jake Kimble, Michelle Sound, and Jin-me Yoon, harness the transformative power of art to nurture creative expression, challenge notions of justice, and foster a deep connection between the mind, body, and society at large. They use visual tools for self-reflection, addressing complex social, political, and environmental issues that should not be dismissed. Compelling photographic and video works bring attention to the painful past linked with colonial injustice, social discrimination, intergenerational experiences, and environmental devastation, calling for justice and a sustainable future.

Upcoming Special Exhibition
Tom Thomson: North Star
Date: June 29 – September 30, 2024
Tom Thomson’s catalytic achievement changed the face of Canadian painting forever. He has a canonical place in Canadian culture, and each generation must reckon with his legacy anew, bringing to bear the fresh perspectives of their time. Gathering works from the leading collections of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the National Gallery of Canada, as well as other Canadian museums and private collections, this exhibition will provide a fresh view of one of Canada’s most incandescent talents, focusing on the small en plein air oil sketch, of which he is the supreme master. Oil sketches will be organized both by chronology and by theme, paring away the inessential to get at the essence of his vision, and isolating moments of artistic experimentation.

  • Sessions start at 10 a.m. 
  • Whistler Sliding Centre  
  • Admission: $129/Adult, Youth slide 50% off per every 1 full-price adult (2 youth:1 adult) 
  • The price includes a track walk and one summer bobsleigh ride
    (transportation to and from the venue is not included, free parking is available)

Following an orientation and a tour of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue and an exclusive track walk, your team will embark on an exhilarating bobsleigh experience. Guided by a trained pilot, ride through twists and turns at speeds of up to 90km per hour. 

Hours: 1 – 5 p.m.

Address: 4333 Main Street, Whistler

Admission by donation.

Come visit to learn about Whistler’s history from wilderness to world-class resort. The Whistler Museum tells Whistler’s stories from early fun-loving summer lodge operators to the creation of Whistler Blackcomb, to the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games and beyond.

Lost Lake Park

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This “pop up” museum explores Whistler’s unique natural history and includes visual displays and on-site interpreters. Different themes and aspects of Whistler’s natural history are rotated and explored daily throughout the week.

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Rainbow Park
  • Lost Lake Park
  • Lakeside Park

Visit the Park Eats page to learn more.


  • From Whistler Village (Jun 15 – Sep 2)
  • To/From Lost Lake Park – daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • To/From Rainbow Park – Sat, Sun + holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
FREE Transit in Whistler
Summer Weekends + Holiday Mondays (Jun 15 – Sep 2)

  • Whistler Olympic Plaza: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Lost Lake Park: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • This Secure Attended Bicycle Parking service is inspired by the successful complimentary service offered in Whistler Village and the Upper Village since the summer of 2017. In addition to secure bicycle parking, we provide free and secure storage for your personal watercraft, including paddleboards, as well as “bagged” items such as backpacks.

Open for summer sightseeing & hiking.
The Whistler Village Gondola, Blackcomb Gondola and the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola will all be open for guests to access the alpine surrounded by jaw-dropping vistas, ancient glaciers, alpine lakes, and wildflower-filled slopes.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park is open!