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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Whistler celebrates in summer – non-stop lineup of events and activities; Canada Day rocks with free concerts, parade and fun for everyone

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - June 13, 2013

Whistler celebrates in summer – non-stop lineup of events and activities; Canada Day rocks with free concerts, parade and fun for everyone


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Whistler, B.C. – Nothing says summer like celebration and in Whistler, we take that approach seriously.

Whistler summers are a sight to behold, with an abundance of activity options and a non-stop events calendar that offers something for everyone.

The Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series includes a variety of musical acts, all performing at Whistler Olympic Plaza – an outdoor, open-air performance space in the heart of Whistler. The free concerts run from the end of June through to September and feature the likes of Matt Dusk, 54-40, The English Beat, The Trews and much more. The full concert schedule is available here:

And, what’s better than a summer birthday? For residents and visitors alike, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday in Whistler, with family-friendly festivities, special events and free concerts every day of the weekend.

Whistler basks in a sea of red and white as the Canada Day Parade makes its way through the village, with onlookers sharing our pedestrian strolls with decorative floats, musicians, performers on stilts and of course the famous Canadian Red Serge. The parade starts at noon and moves from Town Plaza to Mountain Square along Village Stroll and is followed with a Canada Day ceremony at Whistler Olympic Plaza and performances by Ruckus Deluxe, Kalan Wi, Jeremy Fisher and Norman Foote. The festivities wrap up with a brilliant fireworks display at 10:15 p.m., best viewed from Skiers’ Plaza in the village.

July in Whistler also marks the beginning of the two-month ArtWalk, bringing the work of local artists into high-traffic venues throughout the village and surrounding areas. On this colourful walking tour, you’ll find yourself surrounded by work from various mediums in some unsuspecting places. The opening night for ArtWalk is July 4 in Whistler Village.

For a complete list of summer events in Whistler, visit

Summer packages are available, offering a variety of activity and accommodation options including the two nights’ accommodation and PEAK2PEAK sightseeing package starting at $70 per person, per night; the two nights’ accommodation and zipline tour package, starting at $96 per person, per night, the two nights’ accommodation and bike park package starting at $69 per person per night, the two nights’ accommodation and Scandinave Spa Bath package starting at $76 per person, per night or accommodation and golf packages starting at $139 per person, per night. Book your summer vacation by June 30 to receive a third night free.

Whistler-based travel consultants at can also customize a vacation package, taking care of flights, transportation, accommodation and activities. Call 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853) to request a no-obligation quote or visit for more details and offers. Book your summer vacation package by June 30 to receive a third night free.




About the FE&A Program
Celebration has always been an important aspect of Whistler culture as was highlighted during the 2010 Winter Games when the community presented the most outstanding display of sport, entertainment and culture the town had ever seen. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and resort partners have continued to build on this momentum by coming together to develop quality year-round, programming to help ensure Whistler offers a non-stop line-up of festivals, events and resort animation. Complementing the many great events the resort has become known for, the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program showcases a variety of events, concerts and lively village entertainment for all ages. The FE&A program is financed by the funds it receives from the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) designed to invest in programs and projects to build tourism in the province. The program is overseen by the FE&A Oversight Committee, which is comprised of staff members from the RMOW and Tourism Whistler, a community member at large and one member of Whistler Council.

Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

Broadcasters: Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. Details on how to access, and book the fibre are available on our media site.

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