BC Day 2018 falls on Monday, August 6th, opening up the weekend for some extra fun and relaxation.
These are our recommendations for spending the August long weekend in Whistler.
1. Go sightseeing in the alpine and check out the new Whistler peak suspension bridge.
Grab a sightseeing pass and get access to Whistler Blackcomb’s gorgeous alpine hiking trails. Enjoy mountaintop food and drinks at the Roundhouse Lodge and take the Peak Chair up to Whistler’s new suspension bridge.
2. Get loose and limber with Wanderlust Whistler.
From August 2nd-5th Whistler hosts Wanderlust, a massive festival of yoga and mindful living. There are many free workshops and gatherings to partake in, including some scenic outdoor yoga sessions.
3. Witness the dazzling lights at Whistler’s new Vallea Lumina attraction.
Have you heard about the new attraction on Cougar Mountain? An immersive, dazzling light show in the forest, Vallea Lumina is an incredible nighttime attraction.
4. Enjoy world-class barbecue in Creekside.
From August 4th-6th the Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships take over Creekside. Head to Dusty’s and the surrounding area for insanely delicious eats and lots of entertainment.
5. Hang out by the lake.
There’s limited access to Lost Lake, on account of the Western toad migration, but the rest are fair game. Float and relax at one of the village lakes, or hike to a scenic destination such as Garibaldi Lake to take in the incredible views.
6. Take a cruise down the valley trail.
Hop on a bike or take the heel toe express on the massive paved trail network that connects all of Whistler. Multiple lakes, parks, golf courses, restaurants and neighbourhoods are strung together on this scenic trail.
7. Watch free concerts in the Olympic plaza.
Whistler’s free summer concert series is in action on Friday and Saturday of the long weekend, starting at 7 each night and featuring a variety of talented musical acts.
8. Stroll through the farmers’ market in the Upper Village
For the long weekend there is a special double farmers’ market, Saturday and Sunday in the Upper Village from 11am-4pm. Lots of great food and other goods from talented local producers.