Your Local Guide to Canada Day Celebrations in Whistler!
Happy Canada Day!
Just to refresh your memory, on July 1, 1867, the nation was officially born when the Constitution Act joined three provinces into our beloved country of Canada. In fact, this year is our 150th anniversary!
This holiday is the perfect excuse to go all out. Kick off the day fueling yourself with a delicious pancake breakfast and head over to the Canada Day Parade. While watching all of the amazing acts, be sure to grab a taste of the local, Whistler-made gelato (supplies will run out fast!) Finish off this wonderful, festive day with a beautiful performance by the talented Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Check out all the celebration & event details below!
CANADA DAY EVENTS and CELEBRATIONS
1. Canada Day Carnival
Where: Westin Resort & Spa | When: July 1st from12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
"Following the Canada Day Parade, discover the activities and entertainment that await on the Westin Plaza for the Canada Day Carnival. Entry is $10 per person or $30 for a family, two adults and two children under 15 years of age with a portion of proceeds benefiting Whistler Community Services Society. The Canada Day Carnival will feature a number of exciting activities including a bouncy castle, DJ, games, face painting, crafts and cupcakes. Indulge in the nourishing Carnival concession stands, featuring popcorn, handcrafted ice cream, beer garden, BBQ and more!"
2. Pancake Breakfast
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza | When: July 1st from 9:00 - 11:00 AM
"Whistler Cooks will be flipping pancakes for the first 150 people at Olympic Plaza." Come fuel up for the day!
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza | When: July 1st & 2nd at 8:30 PM
"The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will play in Whistler this summer bringing classical music to Whistler Olympic Plaza, our beautiful outdoor concert space. Bring a chair or blanket and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation this Canada Day with a magnificent full orchestra playing under the stars, absolutely free of charge."
3. Canada Day Parade
Where: Whistler Olympic Plaza | When: July 1st at 12:00 PM
"Whistler's famous Canada Day Parade will make its way from Whistler Olympic Plaza to Mountain Square along the Village Stroll. The parade theme is Strong, Proud & Free"
4. Canada Day Gelato
Where: Town Plaza | When: July 1st from 1:30 PM to 7:30 PM
"Join us for free locally made Lucia Gelato (while supplies last!)"