While this summer in Whistler looks quite a bit different than it has in previous years, there are still plenty of things going on in and around Whistler Village. Visitors from outside of Canada are not permitted to cross the border just yet, but Whistler is a great destination for Canadian residents looking to get out of the city and into the mountains!
Whistler Farmer's Market
Since the Whistler Farmer's Market is an open-air venue, we were able to make slight adjustments so that we could safely continue to run this favorite weekly event. It takes place every Sunday from July through October (11am to 4pm) in the Whistler Upper Village at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Physical distancing will be required (giving at least 2 metres/6 feet of space between those around you, and prepared food will be packaged in sealed containers. Sadly food samples will not be allowed, and on-site consumption of food is not permitted - although luckily there are countless parks and open spaces to enjoy your Farmer's Market goodies! And of course the full kitchens in our Whistler vacation rentals are the perfect place to enoy a Farmer's Market meal.
We hope that you can head to the Farmer's Market during your Whistler vacation and enjoy perusing fresh, local produce, food, drinks, and arts/crafts.
Fitness in the Plaza
Every Friday morning, Whistler offers free fitness at yoga classes at Olympic Plaza, a fun and healthy way to kick off the weekend. The classes are offered outdoors under the pavilion at Olympic Plaza, rain or shine. The Fitness classes go from 8-9am, and the yoga classes (sponsored by Lululemon) are from 9:30-10:30am. Attendees must reserve a spot in advance, drop-ins are not allowed. What better way to start your Friday than a workout in the fresh air with mountain views. Don't forget to bring your mat!
Live & Local Music
Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm, Sea to Sky Orchestra musicians will play outdoors at various parks around Whistler. If it rains, look for them under the Olympic Plaza Pavilion.
Valley of Dreams Walking Tours
Hosted by the Whistler Museum, these daily guided tours are hosted by longtime Whistler locals. Get a chance to learn all the secrets of Whistler, from Whistler's journey to the 2010 Olympic Games to the history of Alta Lake, and how the ski area was first developed. Whistler has had an interesting history, and you'll hear about all of it from people that know and love the area. Tours depart at 11am daily from the Visitor Information Centre, To maintain proper physical distancing, tours are limited to 10 people, and donations are encouraged.
Whistler's Chair-Ity Project
A great way to see some art and support the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. Every weekend throughout the summer, Sea to Sky artists will handpaint adirondack chairs in various parks around Whistler. A new painted chair will be up for auction each week, with 18 chairs in total. What a fun way to see artists in action and contribute to a local charity! View website