Summer events are back on the docket for Whistler this year, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome their return! With so many people resuming regular travel and chomping at the bit to enjoy large-scale events again, we wanted to highlight some of our favourites to help you plan your travel in advance.
XTERRA Whistler is a premier off-road triathlon, set around the pristine Lost Lake on June 12th. It boasts of a beautiful lake swim and our globally renowned single-track MTB & run trails, making XTERRA Whistler a bucket list race in a World Class destination. The open water swim takes place in Lost Lake, and then the bike & run take place on the scenic & challenging single-track network of trails surrounding the lake.
Spots in the race fill up quickly, so if you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to snag an entry, we highly recommend securing one of our premier accommodations close by. Woodrun Lodge is a favourite spot for those participating in the XTERRA Whistler Triathlon, as it’s located only a stone’s throw away from Lost Lake and features bike storage for those travelling with their bikes.
We’re beyond thrilled to have Crankworx Whistler back for 2022! Born in Whistler in 2004, Crankworx has evolved into a multi-stop international festival series that mountain bikers plan their year around. The Whistler festival brings together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions, as well as amateur racing, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events, and celebrations of mountain bike culture. While all the stops on the tour are fantastic, Crankworx Whistler is the biggest and most anticipated, bringing in the global mountain bike community for the ultimate celebration of all things mountain bike.
If you want to stay in the heart of it all and never miss a beat of the festival, we highly recommend staying in Village Gate House. You’ll be steps away from the excitement of the festival, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and all the post-race parties and activities. All of our bright and spacious one bedroom + loft multi-level units offer private hot tubs and balconies in addition to full kitchens. Village Gate House is the ultimate spot for your Crankworx Whistler vacation!
The Gran Fondo Whistler is one of the most celebrated and award-winning Gran Fondos in the world. And how could it not be? Biking from Stanley Park in Vancouver, up the scenic Highway 99, and finishing at the biggest post-race party in the heart of Whistler Village – it’s legendary. Whether you’re looking to race or come support loved ones making the 122km journey, you won’t be disappointed with the course and post-ride festivities in Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Stay just steps away from the finish line and post-ride party at Northstar at Stoney Creek. Directly across from the Village Marketplace, you can enjoy a luxurious accommodation with a year-round heated pool, hot tub, fully equipped kitchen, and a deluxe Weber BBQ on the private balcony or patio. While bikes aren’t allowed in rooms or on balconies, there is underground bike storage available. These accommodations are ideally equipped for those looking to kick back and relax after a big day on the bike!
This year we happily welcome the return of The Whistler Farmers’ Market! This is a great way for visitors to connect with local makers and growers who are part of the fabric of Whistler and the surrounding community. Enjoy almost 100 vendors featured throughout the season, including farms, hot and artisan foods, drinks, liquor and a variety of talented creators. The market takes place on the Upper Village Stroll from 11 am – 4 pm on Sundays from May 22 to October 9, plus select Saturdays on long weekends.
This summer, book direct online and save up to 35% on your Whistler vacation! We can’t wait to host you in our beautiful mountain town!