August in Whistler – What to do and see

With long, hot days and cool, dreamy nights, August in Whistler is a magical time.

If you’re lucky enough to visit Whistler in August, you’ll probably want to check out these world class events and attractions.

Whistler August Events:

Wanderlust Whistler

August 2-5 2018

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A massive celebration of mindful living. Invigorating yoga, live music, inspiring speeches, nourishing food, and outdoor adventures come together for this popular festival. Whistler’s surreal surroundings offer the perfect setting for this gathering of bodies and minds.

BC Day Long Weekend

August 4-6, 2018

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Enjoy your long weekend in Whistler with endless possibilities for what to see and do. There are free concerts in the Olympic Plaza on Friday and Saturday, and Creekside is hosting the Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships all weekend long.

Crankworx Whistler

August 10-19

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Arguably Whistler’s largest annual event, Crankworx is an explosion of mountain biking action. The Crankworx World Tour reaches its finale in Whistler with a whopping ten days of competition and festivities.

Whistler August Attractions:

POP Exhibit @ Audain Art Museum

Until September 17th

It’s bright, it’s bold. It’s banal and commercially inspired. It’s POP art and in the 1950s it took the art scene by storm. POP art challenged our assumptions about what fine art should be and now its come to the Audain Art Museum for your enjoyment, featuring classics by Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and more.

The Whistler Peak Suspension Bridge

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Whistler’s new suspension bridge is open for business. Take in a stunning view of the valley from this adrenaline-inducing alpine bridge. The Cloudraker Skybridge is located beside the top station of Peak Chair on Whistler mountain and can be accessed with your sightseeing pass.

Hiking

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August provides the perfect weather to explore as much of Whistler as possible. Alpine hikes are made accessible by the warm weather and the scenery is absolutely stunning. Hike Whistler and Blackcomb mountain with your sightseeing pass or explore Whistler’s vast network of free hiking trails.

Whistler Lakes

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Lounge with family and friends and soak up the day at any of Whistler’s iconic lakeside parks. Or take an adventure to one of Whistler’s stunning glacial lakes.

Bike on the Valley Trail

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Explore Whistler at your own pace using the expansive valley trail network. For thrill seekers, there are plenty of opportunities to branch off of the valley trail for a more adventurous ride.

Outdoor Concert Series

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Catch free shows in the Olympic Plaza on August 2, 3, 4, 24, 25, and 31.

Whistler Farmer’s Market

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A large selection of food, crafts and other goods from local vendors, in the upper village every Sunday from 11am-4pm, and every Wednesday from 2pm-7pm.

Patio Dining

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Sip, snack, and relax in the electric atmosphere of the Whistler Village.