Whistler’s Canada Day
Explore & Experience Whistler on July 1
This Canada Day, we invite locals and guests to engage in thoughtful celebration. The municipality recognizes July 1 as a time to reflect on all of Canada’s history, including its past and present truths about our relationship with Indigenous peoples. Whistler Village is situated within the shared, unceded territory of the L̓il̓wat7úl (Lil’wat People) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish People).
See the 2023 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.
- Time: 8 – 9 a.m.
- Location: Mountain Square, outside lululemon
- Bring your own mat, limited mats available for use
- All levels welcome
- Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
- Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
- 11 a.m.
- Whistler Creekside Village
- Sessions start at 10 a.m., with check-in options every 20 minutes. Pre-booking is recommended.
- Whistler Sliding Centre
- Adults $119 (19+), *One youth (ages 12-18) slides free with a full paying adult (ratio 1 youth: 1 adult)
- 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Whistler Village Stroll
- Whistler is proud to have created a participatory, active and sustainable way to celebrate Canada Day. Join us for the People’s Parade! Instead of observing the parade as it winds through the village, locals and visitors can explore fun and engaging stations set up along the Village Stroll at their own pace. The People’s Parade will include a pop-up poetry booth, a large paint-by-numbers mural, face painting, roving characters, dance lessons, arial performances, photo booths, and more!
Concert at Whistler Olympic Plaza
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings featuring Daniel Lanois and Terra Lightfoot
Whistler Olympic Plaza
Canadian musical legends Blackie and The Rodeo Kings will be joined by friends and fellow musicians Daniel Lanois and Terra Lightfoot to meld roots and rock in what is sure to be an unforgettable collaboration between some of this country’s most celebrated musical artists.
10 a.m. Kids Crafts and Coloring
10 a.m. Self-Guided Tours/Scavenger Hunt
10 a.m. What We Treasure Tour
11 a.m. Satellite Cafe Longhouse
11 a.m. Guest Speaker Series: Podcast Rethinking Canada Day, Unceded Exhibition focus
1 p.m. Cultural Sharing with Spo7ez Performance Team
3 p.m. What We Treasure with Intro to Unceded Exhibition
10 a.m. Enjoy First Nations-inspired cuisine at the Thunderbird Café
10 a.m. Gift Shop Explore books on Truth and Reconciliation and authentic Indigenous gifts and handcrafted artwork.
Current SLCC Exhibition: UNCEDED: S7ulh temíxw / Ti tmicwkálha / Our Land
Set in breathtaking Sea to Sky locations, this exhibit marries regalia, elders and chieftainship with the modern world around us, and brings a sense of belonging to both the viewer and the people celebrated in the exhibit. Join in this photographic journey into belonging, on the unceded territories of the Sk_wx_wu´7mesh U´xwumixw and the Lil’wat7ul.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Address: 4350 Blackcomb Way
- Adults: $20
- Seniors (65+): $18
- Young Adult (19 – 25): $10
- Youth (18 & under): Free
Current Exhibition – Manabu Ikeda: Flowers from the Wreckage
Manabu Ikeda seeks inspiration from his surroundings to bring attention and awe to viewers, as a way of sending warnings about the painful reality of environmental disasters. Central to his practice are metaphors of human grief and undeniable aspects of life that are often beyond society’s control, including the fundamental forces of Mother Nature. This is Ikeda’s first major solo exhibition in North America featuring over fifty works from national and international public, private and corporate collections. As a special feature, Manabu Ikeda will be on site over the course of this exhibition.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 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 Winter Olympic Games and beyond.
On the Whistler Museum’s Valley of Dreams Walking Tour, you’ll uncover the early history of Alta Lake, tales behind the mountain development, and the stories behind Whistler’s journey to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The tour is approximately one hour long and is for all ages.
Walking Tours begin at 11a.m. daily and each tour is led by a Whistler local, each with their own personal knowledge of Whistler’s story to add.
Meeting at the Visitor Information Centre on Gateway Dr., these tours are offered by donation.
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Upper Village Stroll
A feast for your senses, the Whistler Farmers’ Market features local produce, tasty food, local artisans, live entertainment and family activities.
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Lost Lake Park
- Meadow Park
- Alpha Lake Park
Visit the Park Eats page to learn more.
- 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Shuttles run every 20 minutes between the Village from the Gondola Transit Exchange to Lost Lake Park.
- Whistler Olympic Plaza: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Meadow Park, Lost Lake Park: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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.