Canada Day in Whistler

Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Canada Day Parade

What better place to celebrate Canada's 148th birthday than Whistler, B.C. Join us this July long weekend as Whistler reigns in the nations birthday with four days of FREE concerts, parades, street entertainment, fireworks and much more.

Festivities take place from Saturday, June 28th until Tuesday, July 1st. During the four day event the Village of Whistler turns into a Canada Day extravaganza with activities available for the whole family. Listed below is a complete Canada Day in Whistler schedule for your viewing pleasure.

Saturday, June 28

Whistler Street Entertainment

Location: Throughout Whistler Village
Time: All Day
Description: Catch live street artists throughout the day in the Whistler Village. The Village comes alive with fun and interactive entertainment including: live dance acts, theatre shows, arts and crafts for kids, art displays, sporting activities and live music.

ArtWalk Opening Day

Location: Whistler Village Stroll
Time: 3PM - 7PM
Description: The Village Stroll transforms into an art district with dozens of artists painting, quilting, knitting and spinning pottery wheels at every corner. Come check out the various artists live as they create new works right before your eyes. You can also pick up an ArtWalk passport and take yourself on self guided tour of Whistler's fantastic art galleries and studios.

Whistler Presents: Outdoor Concert Series

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 7:30PM - 10PM
Description: Check out a FREE concert from the following acts
Linda Ortega | 7:30PM
Barney Bentall and The Grand Cariboo Opry | 8:30PM

Sunday, June 29

Whistler Street Entertainment

Location: Throughout Whistler Village
Time: All Day
Description: Catch live street artists throughout the day in the Whistler Village. The Village comes alive with fun and interactive entertainment including: live dance acts, theatre shows, arts and crafts for kids, art displays, sporting activities and live music.

ArtWalk

Location: Whistler Village Stroll
Time: 3PM - 7PM
Description: The Village Stroll transforms into an art district with dozens of artists painting, quilting, knitting and spinning pottery wheels at every corner. Come check out the various artists live as they create new works right before your eyes. You can also pick up an ArtWalk passport and take yourself on self guided tour of Whistler's fantastic art galleries and studios.

Whistler Farmer's Market

Location: Upper Village
Time: 11AM - 4PM
Description: Grab some fresh produce from the Pemberton Valley, find local artwork, crafts and much more.

Whistler Presents: Outdoor Concert Series

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 7:30PM - 10PM
Description: Check out a FREE concert from the following acts
Jon and Roy | 7:30PM
Said the Whale | 8:30PM

Monday, June 30

Whistler Street Entertainment

Location: Throughout Whistler Village
Time: All Day
Description: Catch live street artists throughout the day in the Whistler Village. The Village comes alive with fun and interactive entertainment including: live dance acts, theatre shows, arts and crafts for kids, art displays, sporting activities and live music.

ArtWalk

Location: Whistler Village Stroll
Time: 3PM - 7PM
Description: The Village Stroll transforms into an art district with dozens of artists painting, quilting, knitting and spinning pottery wheels at every corner. Come check out the various artists live as they create new works right before your eyes. You can also pick up an ArtWalk passport and take yourself on self guided tour of Whistler's fantastic art galleries and studios.

Canada Day Fireworks

Tuesday, July 1 | Canada Day

Whistler Street Entertainment

Location: Throughout Whistler Village
Time: All Day
Description: Catch live street artists throughout the day in the Whistler Village. The Village comes alive with fun and interactive entertainment including: live dance acts, theatre shows, arts and crafts for kids, art displays, sporting activities and live music.

ArtWalk

Location: Whistler Village Stroll
Time: 3PM - 7PM
Description: The Village Stroll transforms into an art district with dozens of artists painting, quilting, knitting and spinning pottery wheels at every corner. Come check out the various artists live as they create new works right before your eyes. You can also pick up an ArtWalk passport and take yourself on self guided tour of Whistler's fantastic art galleries and studios.

FREE Transit

Ride any of the Whistler Transit buses for FREE throughout the day!!

Pancake Breakfast

Location: Florence Peterson Park
Time: 9AM - 11AM
Description: Grab a delicious pancake breakfast at Florence Peterson Park. Start the day off with a flap jack and get ready for the journey ahead. There's a $3.00 minimum donation to eat with all proceeds going towards Whistler Community Services.

Canada Day Parade

Location: Town Plaza to Mountain Square
Time: 12:00 PM
Description: Line the streets of the Whistler Village Square and check out the amazing parade floats as they cruise by.

Canada Day Ceremony

Location: Village Square
Time: After the conclusion of the Canada Day Parade
Description: Following the parade gather in the Village Square for the singing of Oh' Canada and FREE cake. MMMcake!!

Canada Day Concert - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 3:00 PM
Description: Take in a FREE concert from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Fireworks Display

Location: The dazzling display of colors and sounds are best viewed from Skier's Plaza.
Time: 10:15 PM

Photo Credit: Chad Chomlack & Mike Crane

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