The Whistler Children’s Festival kicks off this Victoria Day long weekend

Publication Date: May 18, 2022


The Victoria Day long weekend in Whistler will be filled with family fun and outdoor recreation possibilities. The Whistler Children’s Festival is back again and kicks off on Friday, May 20. The May long weekend is a great time to get out and enjoy the Whistler trail network by bike or foot and explore Whistler’s many parks, recreation and cultural activities.  

“The fun, family-friendly atmosphere in Whistler during the Victoria Day long weekend celebrates the wealth of outdoor activities available in Whistler for all ages,” said Mayor Jack Crompton. “I want to recognize the great work of our incredible community partners and our Festival, Events and Animation team and for producing a fantastic and well-rounded program.” 

Whistler Children’s Festival  

Produced by Arts Whistler, with funding supported by RMOW’s Festival, Event and Animation Program, the Whistler Children’s Festival is full of fun, family-focused activities, workshops and performances. There will be theatre presentations including circus skills, music, magic, comedy, acting, creative education and dance.  

In addition, the Family Art Adventure will feature free activations along Whistler’s Cultural Connector, including balloon twisting, face painting and button making. Children of all ages are invited explore endless creativity while discovering Whistler’s cultural spaces and public art. Everyone is welcome.   

Celebrate the start of the festival on Friday, May 20, with a kick-off party featuring DJ Ira with special guest Norman Foote. The festival runs over two weekends, from May 20-22 and May 27- May 29. 

For more information about the Whistler Children’s Festival, visit

Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival 

The creative team behind Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival (GO Fest) has made the difficult decision not to produce a 2022 festival. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying all the outdoor activities and adventure in Whistler this Victoria Day long weekend.  

Introducing Go Whistler Tours 

Get more out of your Whistler experience with Go Whistler Tours, brought to you by Tourism Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler. From art galleries to nature walks, these free, curated tours will help you adventure more deeply in Whistler.  

To learn more about the Go Whistler Tours, visit 

Celebrating safely 

To support a safe Victoria Day long weekend, there will be ongoing RCMP, RMOW Bylaw Services and Whistler Fire Rescue Service presence throughout Whistler.  

The RCMP will be conducting CounterAttack road blocks on the highway to remove impaired drivers from the road. The public is reminded to plan a safe ride home and say no to impaired driving. There will be zero tolerance for public intoxication, possession of open liquor, general disturbances, and disorderly behaviour. 

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