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It’s almost August, so you know what that means – it’s time to celebrate British Columbia Day! Why not experience the stunning beauty of our province by spending the long weekend in the Coast Mountains?

Come out and celebrate BC Day in Whistler this August 4th - 6th, 2018. The long weekend in Whistler is full of fun special events and entertainment for locals and visitors to enjoy. Couple that with the seemingly endless amount of Whistler summer activities, and you’ve got yourself one great weekend! Check out just a few of the unique things happening during BC Day weekend below.

Creekside Whistler BBQ Championships

Canadian BBQ Championships in Whistler Creekside

August 3, 2018 – August 5, 2018

Are you ready for one of the most mouthwatering weekends of your life? Then Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships are where you want to be! From local pitmasters to world champions, Whistler Creekside will be graced with a magnitude of BBQ talent during BC Day Long Weekend. Come out to Dusty’s in Creekside to watch the action take place, sample some of the best BBQ food in Canada, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend.

Whistler Wanderlust

Wanderlust Whistler

August 2 – 5, 2018

If chopping down on meat all weekend doesn’t appeal to you, maybe Whistler’s Wanderlust Festival will! Celebrate the mind, body, and soul through yoga and wellness in the extraordinary Coast Mountains of Whistler this August long weekend. Join visitors from around the world and take part in an all-out celebration of mindful living with renowned yogis, speakers, chefs, musicians, and more. Wanderlust is a place to try new things, taste new foods, and learn some new yoga moves.

Whistler Farmers' Market

The Whistler Farmers’ Market occurs throughout the summer on Wednesdays and Sundays until October. You can shop for fresh local produce, baked goods, beverages, art, and more at this open-air market. Perfect for a family outing, the Whistler Farmers' Market will be open from 11 am - 2 pm both Saturday, August 4th, and Sunday, August 5th of the long weekend.

Olympic Plaza Concert

Whistler Olympic Plaza Concerts

Running in tandem with Wanderlust, there’s a great lineup of free concerts at Whistler Olympic Plaza before and during the long weekend. Grab a chair and enjoy a chill night out, or dance the night away like nobody's watching, we’ll let you decide.

Concert Schedule:

Thursday, August 2

  • 7:00 pm – Orgone
  • 8:30 pm – MarchFourth

Friday, August 3

  • 7:00 pm – Samuel J
  • 8:30 pm – Nick Mulvey

Saturday, August 4

  • 7:00 pm – Geoffroy
  • 8:00 pm – DJ Drez
  • 8:30 pm – Stars

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler