Canada Day in Whistler

Canada Day in Whistler

Celebrate Canada's 148th birthday in Whistler this Wednesday, July 1. To mark the celebration, the Village of Whistler has prepared a number fun and FREE events. This year's agenda of events includes a FREE concert from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Canada Day Parade, farmer's market and fireworks.

Canada Day Parade

When: 12 PM
Where: Whistler Village

The always fun and exciting Canada Day Parade will take place through the Village stroll starting at 12 PM. Patrons are encouraged to dress up in their red and white apparel and line the Village streets. The parade will be made up of local businesses and citizens and features a number of floats and fancy costumes representing Canada and Whistler.

Canada Day Ceremony

When: 2:30 PM
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Following the parade patrons will gather in the Whistler Olympic Plaza for a quick ceremony. It's at this time the mayor of Whistler usually addresses the crowd, followed by a cake cutting ceremony and singing of the national anthem.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Concert

VSO Concert

When: 3 PM
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Take in a FREE concert from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the outdoor venue Whistler Olympic Plaza. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and settle in for an amazing live performance. The Orchestra will play for about an hour and a half, including a few specialty Canadian numbers.

Canada Day Fireworks

When: 10:15 PM
Where: Skiers Plaza - Best Viewing

Join us in Skiers Plaza (Base of Whistler Mountain) for some Canada Day fireworks starting at 10:15 PM.

Whistler Farmer's Market

When: 3 PM - 7 PM
Where: Upper Village Stroll (Base of Blackcomb)

The Whistler Farmer's Market is your one stop shop for locally sourced produce & treats + handmade trinkets and gifts. The market usually houses around 80 to 100 vendors selling everything from fresh produce, homemade cosmetics, fresh baked treats, hand-crafted jewellery, local artwork and much more. Located beside the Market is the Blackcomb Adventure Zone - a kid's friendly play area with a number of activities including; mini golf, go-karts, bouncy castles, kids luge, pony rides and more.

Phat DH Wednesdays

When: 4:30 PM - 8 PM
Where: Whistler Bike Park 

Mountain BikeIf you're looking to do a little biking on Canada's B-Day why not check out Phat Wednesday. The event is a weekly bike race held at the Whistler Bike Park. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate including all levels of riders. Each week a new trail on the Bike Park is selected to host the event. During the event, riders are timed with their best time serving as their final score. The race is a fun opportunity to test your skills against riders throughout Whistler. Prizes will be awarded to the top riders in each category - however, draw prizes will be available for everyone that signed up. Registration for the event is done prior to the race at the base of the Whistler Bike Park. Space is limited so make sure to get there when registration opens at 4:30 PM, first race begins at 5 PM.

Photo: Mike Crane

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015

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