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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Whistler Children’s Festival returns to Olympic Plaza July 5 – 7


Tweet this: Experience a #Whistler family getaway the kids won’t forget! The Whistler Children’s Festival returns July 5 – 7 with arts and crafts, theatre, dance, music & magical performances.

   Whsitler Children's Festival - Photo by Mike Crane

Whistler, B.C. – The Whistler Children’s Festival returns July 5 – 7 to Whistler Olympic Plaza. Featuring an action-packed schedule of creative activities and interactive performances, the festival is the perfect way to celebrate the end of school and let imaginations run wild.

Each year, the Whistler Children’s Festival transforms Olympic Plaza into a playground of creativity, music, and crafts. Now in its 36th year, the festival schedule features family-fun events and activities such as hands-on arts and crafts activities, theatre, dance, live music and magical performances. This year’s festival highlights include: the Friday Kickoff Pyjama Dance Party on July 5, the Saturday Circus on July 6, as well as JUNO-nominated music headliners Will’s Jams on July 6 and Bobs and Lolo on July 7. The festival will also include a variety of activities like face painting, balloon art, and the Make-It Tent filled with arts and crafts activities that will run all weekend long. Tickets for the festival are now available online and can also be purchased at the festival. A full schedule of events can be found at whistler.com/events/whistler-childrens-festival.

With so much to explore, experiencing the Whistler Children’s Festival and everything Whistler has to offer this summer requires more than just a weekend. Whistler offers a wide variety of adventures from alpine hiking and outdoor activities to relaxing at lakes and exploring the shopping, dining and cultural delights of the Village. Stay longer and make time for more family-fun in Whistler with three-night stays from only $165CAD per night by simply extending a weekend getaway into the week. Members of Whistler Rewards can save even more with monthly perks and extra savings on accommodation, activities, and events.

Book a family getaway to Whistler with confidence at www.whistler.com. With the best price guarantee, Whistler.com, the official central reservations for Whistler, offers one-stop shopping with the largest selection and no booking fee for accommodation or activities. Travel consultants at Whistler.com are based in Whistler, with the call centre located in the heart of Whistler Village. Call 1.800.944.7853 to request a no-obligation quote or visit whistler.com for more details and offers.

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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 1.800.944.7853 and whistler.com - 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.

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