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Experience World-Class Music at the Whistler Mountain Summer Concert Series 2024

Photo credit Mike Crane.

Summer is finally arriving in Whistler, and so has the Whistler Summer Concert Series! Our team is excited to share news and a fantastic lineup for this year and wants to assure you that this event is truly remarkable. The Whistler Summer Concert Series highlights the season by bringing a diverse lineup and world-class music to our vibrant community. And we are sure that you will love to be part of it! Keep reading to learn everything you need about Whistler’s popular events.

Introducing Sunday Sessions Featuring Sea-to-Sky Local Musicians

The Whistler Summer Concert Series 2024 promises an incredible performance lineup that caters to all musical tastes. This year’s series is especially noteworthy with the introduction of the Sunday Sessions. These concerts will showcase the outstanding talent of local musicians from the Sea to Sky region and offer a unique and authentic musical experience highlighting the area’s rich cultural diversity.

Enjoy Concerts at the Scenic Olympic Plaza

Olympic Plaza, nestled in the heart of Whistler, provides picturesque scenery for these concerts. Surrounded by stunning mountain views and lush greenery, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy live music and spend quality time with family and friends. The open-air venue allows concertgoers to experience the beauty of Whistler while enjoying performances. The concerts are free to attend, making them accessible and enjoyable to everyone.

Whistler Summer Concert Series 2024 Schedule

  • Monday, July 1 – Walk Off the Earth, opening DJ Foxy Moron
  • Thursday, July 4 – Aysanabee, opening DJ Peacefrog
  • Friday, July 5 – The Sheepdogs, opening DJ Whiteness
  • Thursday, July 11 – Ibio Sound Machine, opening DJ Doc Rhythmo
  • Friday, July 12 – New Breed Brass Band, opening DJ Vinyl Ritchie
  • Sunday, August 4 – Sunday Sessions featuring Bahamas, Gone Gone Beyond, Ryan Harris, and Taylor James
  • Thursday, August 8 – Astrocolor, opening DJ Surgeon
  • Friday, August 9 – The Suffers, opening DJ Soul Club
  • Thursday, August 15 – Fort Knox Five LIVE, with special guest Dunks
  • Friday, August 16 – Colin James, opening DJ Mixmasterfab
  • Thursday, August 22 – Trans-Canada Highwaymen, opening DJ ShotSki
  • Friday, August 23 – Ocie Elliott, opening DJ LAZY FNGZ
  • Thursday, August 29 – Drag in the Mountains, opening DJ Nat Morel.
  • Friday, August 30 – Boy & Bear with special guest Boo Seeka, opening DJ LDA
  • Sunday, September 1 – Sunday Sessions featuring Kim Churchill, Cat Madden, JennaMae and The Groove Section, and Little Bigs Band


Movies in Olympic Plaza

Besides the concert series, the Resort Municipality of Whistler prepared some fantastic movies projected under the stars. Bring your camping chair or blanket and enjoy the movie night with a unique background view of the Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains.

  • July 3 – Eddie the Eagle
  • July 6 – Eddie the Eagle
  • July 10 – 500 Days in the Wild
  • July 10 – 500 Days in the Wild
  • August 7 – Next Goal Wins
  • August 10 – Next Goal Wins
  • August 14 – Bob Marley: One Love
  • August 17 – Bob Marley: One Love
  • August 21 – Mrs. Doubtfire
  • August 24 – Mrs. Doubtfire

The Summer Concert Series in Whistler is supported by funding from the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and the Province of British Columbia.

Plan Your Stay with Aloha Whistler Accommodations

Mark your calendars, and don’t miss the Whistler Summer Concert Series 2024. With performances scheduled throughout the summer, these events add extra excitement to your Whistler getaway. Join us at Olympic Plaza this summer and immerse yourself in the rhythm and incredible energy. Contact us for more information on the Whistler Summer Concert Series 2024 and to plan your stay. Click here to book your dream Whistler Vacation today! Let’s make this summer one to remember!

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President’s Week in Paradise: Your Whistler Adventure Awaits

Whether it’s your first time seeing Canada’s breathtaking Rocky Mountains or your tenth, there’s no better time to visit world-famous Whistler than President’s Week (Feb. 19 – 23).

You and your family can fly out of many American cities at breakfast and be in Vancouver, BC (just an hour away from Whistler) by lunchtime.

If you’d like to make the short hop from Vancouver to Whistler in luxury style, consider a limousine transfer or better yet, a helicopter charter with views of Vancouver and the Coast Mountains most people will never get to see.

Also known as Family Day in Canada, President’s Day is a great time to celebrate with family in one of the most gorgeous locations in the world. Your weekend with us will be jam-packed with family-friendly events and precious memories to last a lifetime.

President’s Week Events, Whistler BC

Whistler-Blackcomb (the two-mountain resort town on every adventure-lover’s wishlist) is well-known for classic winter activities like nordic skiing (cross-country), snowshoeing, ice skating, and some of the finest alpine skiing slopes in the world, renowned for their deep, fluffy powder.

But there’s a whole lot more on offer here, and we invite you to come enjoy it all at Aloha Whistler. This President’s Day on Monday, February 19, there are a number of special events we can recommend.

Consider heading to Meadow Park Sports Center where ice skating drop-ins will be 50% off. There’s a family-friendly stick-and-puck session too, from 4:30 – 5:30 PM (perfect pre-dinner activity for you and the kids).

If you’d rather take in some of the freshest and cleanest alpine air in the world while gliding across the ice, then the Whistler Olympic Plaza is the place to be with all-day free admission (Feb. 19) for the outdoor skating rink. This is the perfect place to enjoy unforgettable mountain views and cozy village vibes (and there’s a Snow Zone play area just for the kids).

For something with a slower pace, take a self-guided tour through the village of Whistler. CBC-narrated podcasts guide you on a relaxing stroll through Whistler as you learn about its rich history and absorb its breathtaking beauty. Stop in at one of many world-class cafes and restaurants for a bite and a hot chocolate, or check out some local arts and crafts.

There’s enough fun and leisure here in Whistler to last you not just a week, but a lifetime.

Looking For More?

Maybe someone in the family is hungry for an adrenaline rush?

Viessmann Luge World Cup

Whistler Olympic Park has the answer:

a ride you’ll never forget in an Olympic bobsleigh driven by a trained pilot. Speed through hair-raising twists and turns at up to 125 km/h (80mph), or take the solo “skeleton” race where you go down the track head first!

If the bobsleigh track strikes a bit too much fear into your heart, then a few hours in the saddle of a snowmobile might be more your style, with tours available for all skill levels (and for kids too).

From beginner-friendly scenic tours that move at an easy pace, to mountain-conquering and powder-slicing backcountry expeditions for the more intrepid, this is a must-try Canadian pastime activity during your President’s Week adventure at Aloha Whistler.

Then again, you might be seeking excitement but you’d rather be in the sky above the treetops than on the ground. We’ve got you covered there too!

Whistler Ziplining

Whistler’s zipline tours

Sends you flying through old-growth forest on a spectacular highwire flight over valleys and creeks. Keep your eyes peeled while you’re soaring through the alpine forest because you might spot an eagle, a moose, or even a bear!

For those seeking adventure and relaxation further afield, there are some hot springs in the Whistler-Blackcomb vicinity too (most are within a few hours’ drive), many of which involve a backcountry hike to remote spots for a bone-warming soak in a tranquil Rocky Mountain paradise.

If you’ve come for rest and refreshment but don’t want to spend more time on the roads, we’ve got what you need here in town. Whistler’s spas have steam rooms, saunas, plunge pools, massage and body work services, yoga classes, and more; in other words, everything you need for a much-deserved total rejuvenation of body and mind.

And that’s just scratching the surface! Try your hand at ice fishing, practice axe throwing like an ancient viking, take an afternoon wine tour, or settle in for a good old-fashioned evening in the hot tub while you gaze at the distant mountain peaks and sip on a glass of vintage BC wine.

The bad news is that during your stay with us at Aloha Whistler, you won’t have time to do it all. But don’t worry, that’s just more fuel for planning next year’s trip while you’re here!

Choose Aloha Whistler For Your President’s Week Accommodations

For mountain accommodations that check every box in comfort and convenience, it doesn’t get better than Aloha Whistler’s homes on the slopes of Whistler Mountain.

Our Taluswood Ridge properties are perched above Whistler’s Creekside Village, a smaller “town” with everything you need, but still only 10 minutes away from the main village.

We’ve got all your amenities here including groceries, restaurants, medical services, and even direct gondola access to the mountain.

With homes that sleep up to 8 people, featuring full kitchens and hot tubs with mountain views, this is the perfect place to kick up your feet after a long day of excitement and fun.

Book one of our Taluswood Creekside properties here.

If you’re planning a trip with an even larger group, our Snowgoose properties located in the Upper Village near Blackcomb Mountain are also a great choice.

Just a 15 minute walk to the Blackcomb gondola, this property has ski-in access steps from your door and Lost Lake with its gorgeous cross country trails is close by. You couldn’t ask for a better adventure headquarters with premium comfort and privacy.

Book one of our Snowgoose Upper Village properties here.

If you have any questions, or need help planning your President’s Week adventure in Whistler, contact us and we’ll get you set up with accommodations

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Feast and Fireside: Whistler’s Top Winter Dining Destinations

As winter descends again and those first glorious layers of powder cover the mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, there’s more to look forward to than epic ski slopes and breathtaking mountain vistas.

Whistler’s abundance of excellent dining establishments won’t just feed you – they’ll provide a refuge from the cold and a taste of pure comfort. We couldn’t possibly cover them all here, but read on to learn about a few of our coziest restaurants and their hearty dishes that promise to both fill your belly and warm your soul.

Rimrock Cafe: Fine food and great service in an elegant atmosphere


The Rimrock Cafe is known as Whistler’s go-to for upscale fish and game with an inspired menu full of creative takes on familiar dishes. Come here to treat yourself to an elegant yet rustic ambiance, a wine cellar that’s reason enough to linger, and wait staff known for their attentive and accommodating service.

The Seared Scallops with house cured bacon, apple and leek puree & pickled charred leek are a great starter to awaken the taste buds, and the Beef Tenderloin Tartare is exquisite.

For your main course we recommend the Wild Salmon, or the Roasted Rack of Lamb covered with herb provençal and served with garlic mashed potatoes and a red wine demi. The Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Butter makes an excellent side.

Enjoy the picturesque scenery along with your evening of exceptional service and unforgettable cuisine, and be sure to book your reservation well in advance as you won’t be the only ones coming in from the cold.

Website: https://rimrockcafe.com/


IL Caminetto: Sophisticated and elegant Italian classics with a modern touch


The ambiance of this restaurant led by some of the country’s top chefs is as mellowed as a finely aged wine, perfectly reflected in its name, which is Italian for “the fireplace.” Exactly where you want to be to tuck yourself away from the winter chill.

Featuring an expertly curated 4-course menu Sunday through Thursday, as well as a modern alla carte menu that reimagines Italian classics, you’ll be hard pressed to choose because everything at Il Caminetto is superb.

Our personal favorite? The currently featured “Prix Fixe” four course menu.

Start things off with a cicchetti of sicilian olives accompanied by roasted tomatoes, chilies, herbs, and orange zest. Next up, your antipasti. How about the Whistler Harvest Mushroom Risotto? Lavishly garnished with grana padano, chives, porcini, and truffle essence, this dish embodies warmth and comfort.

Now for your secondi. We can’t help but recommend the Tagliatelle Bolognese made with Brant Lake wagyu beef. Pair this dish with a recommendation from Il Caminetto’s wine experts and you’ll be in heaven.

And finally, your dolci: the tiramisu is fantastic, but why not try something new with the Torta Caprese. Hazelnut whipped ganache with candied hazelnuts and spiced chantilly cream?

“Molto bello!”

Website: https://www.ilcaminetto.ca/


Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar: Show stopping fine dining


Wild Blue is a relative newcomer to the culinary scene, but that hasn’t stopped it from quickly becoming known as one of the best restaurants in BC led by industry veterans and top chefs. This is elevated Pacific Northwest seafood cuisine at its finest, with a focus on sustainable and local ingredients.

Start things off with oysters harvested from the coastal waters of BC, or the divine caviar with creme fraiche, potato blini and smoked salmon. Choose from a number of mouthwatering appetizers like poached Dungeness crab with louie sauce or an Autumn Carrot Soup with hazelnut chantilly.

Move on to some house-made pasta or indulge in an entree of Pan Roasted Ling Cod or the to-die-for Sablefish with turnip, radish, maitake mushroom, sesame, and roasted fish bone sauce. For dessert, we recommend the Toffee Pudding with candied walnut, dates, almond streusel, salted caramel ice cream, and toffee sauce.

Keep a glass of champagne at your side and enjoy the culinary mastery at Wild Blue.

Website: https://www.wildbluerestaurant.com/


Aloha Whistler Accommodation and Itineraries

With options ranging from romantic and sophisticated to casual and family friendly, featuring establishments that emphasize local products and farm-to-table quality, and with every culinary region of the world represented here in Whistler, there’s truly something for everyone.

So replace the chill of the outdoors with the warmth of good company, great food, and the flickering allure of the open fire–and get in touch with Aloha Whistler to plan your exploration of Whistler’s winter culinary delights.

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Your Winter Adventures Await: 10 Must-Try Family Friendly Activities In Whistler

From ice skating to bungee jumping, Whistler Blackcomb has activities for everyone. And whatever you choose during your stay, you’re guaranteed to leave with priceless memories and stories. Now let’s explore some of the family-friendly winter activities you can plan for this season.



It’s more strenuous than hiking, but slower paced and more relaxed than skiing or snowboarding. Snowshoeing is a great activity for the whole family to slow down and fully absorb the majesty of the alpine beauty around you. Among the places you can snowshoe are Lost Lake Park, Rainbow Mountain, or the Whistler Olympic Park.

Family Ski Day


There are plenty of green and blue trails on both mountains–just the right combination of ease and exhilaration. Legend has it there’s a secret tree fort on Whistler and an enchanted castle on Blackcomb. You’ll just have to find them first…

Activities for Teenagers

Sometimes teens like to get away from Mom and Dad for a few hours, don’t they? One way to affirm their burgeoning independence is to put them into snow school, where teens aged 13-18 receive ski and snowboard lessons in all skill levels.

It’s a great way to meet other kids their age, learn new skills, forge lasting friendships, and explore both mountains with an experienced coach.




If you’re feeling more adventurous, consider an afternoon of high wire ziplining.

Yes–you can ride a zipline across the valley from one mountain to the next, soaring above the snow capped trees and screaming like a maniac. If you’re especially daring you can try “Superfly,” a zipline spanning more than a kilometer from 200 meters in the air.

There’s nothing quite like it, and if you can convince Grandpa to give it a shot you’ll be the family hero.

Ice skating


A classic Canadian pastime, and there’s a great variety of skating in Whistler. You can skate outdoors at Whistler Olympic Plaza with views of the mountains, or venture further afield and lace up for a skate on one of the local lakes.

If you do skate on lake ice, be sure you understand the risks and can assess the conditions for safety. You want to have at least 6 inches of ice thickness, and preferably several days of cold weather (below -10° C / 14° F) before getting on the ice.

Avoid any signs of open water or slushy conditions. In fact, it’s a good idea to stay close to shore where the water is shallower. Also, never skate alone, stay in groups, and keep a close eye on everyone!

And if indoor skating is more your style, head over to the NHL-size rink at Meadow Park Sports Center where equipment is available for rent at the full service skate shop.

Snow Tubing & Tobogganing


What more really needs to be said? Go flying down a snowy hill at top speed in a snow tube, come to rest at the bottom of the hill, then take a special conveyor belt back to the top and do it all over again.

This is how you can pass your time at the Bubly Tube Park, or you can head over to the Whistler Olympic Park for some good old fashioned tobogganing.

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola


Aside from a private helicopter ride, this is your best bet for incredible panoramic views. If you start at the Whistler Village Gondola, then take the PEAK 2 PEAK all the way up Whistler Mountain and then down Blackcomb Mountain, you’ll enjoy a continuous 13.5 KM loop with a bird’s eye view of the mountains, glaciers, and forests. There’s even a glass-bottomed gondola along the way to take your sightseeing to the next level.

Whistler Olympic Park


One of the most popular places for winter adventurers. Here you’ll find all kinds of gear for rent, a massive area to explore, a day lodge with cafe, and dog-friendly ski and snowshoe trails. This wintery paradise has cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, and even biathlon (that cool sport combining cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship).

Vallea Lumina


Vallea Lumina is a multimedia night walk that immerses you in glimmering light shows in the forested trails of Cougar Mountain. A perfect activity for all ages, groups, and families. And children aged 5 and under get free admission.


“But Wait–There’s More”

We couldn’t possibly cover all the available activities in this short article! There’s so much to do here in Whistler Blackcomb that if you come here and you’re bored, you’re doing something wrong!

For more information and for pricing on all the above activities (and more) visit: https://www.whistler.com/

If you’re already decided on how you and your family want to spend your visit, or you need a little help planning your trip, get in touch with Aloha Whistler to book your mountain accommodations today.

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From Markets To Mazes, Whistler’s Winter Event Calendar Is Packed With Options

From festivals to wellness retreats or even luge lessons, and all the classic winter holiday events you’d expect in Whistler, here’s a quick highlight reel of what to look forward to in the upcoming winter season.

Holiday Markets


Arts Whistler Holiday Market, Nov. 25-26:

The Arts Whistler Holiday Market is a two-day extravaganza featuring vendors from the Sea to Sky region. Celebrating its 32nd year, it’s the perfect place to find unique, handcrafted gifts for your Secret Santa list. Plus, young entrepreneurs from Bratz Biz add a youthful spark to this artisan market.
Whistler Artisan Market, Nov. 26-27:

The biggest indoor market experience in our resort town, The Whistler Artisan Market is held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, where you’ll discover unique collections and one-of-a-kind creations, including handmade jewelry, clothing, ceramics, fine art, artisan foods, and more. Come discover what our local artisans are capable of and support them in their craft.
Winter Bespoke Market, Dec. 9-10:

Get ready for a holiday shopping experience at the Winter Bespoke Market. This gathering of creative entrepreneurs showcases designers, small shop owners, and talented makers you’ve never heard of. Expect handcrafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind art, natural skincare, artisanal foods, fashion items, and home goods meticulously crafted for socially-conscious shoppers.

Christmas & New Year’s Celebrations



Step into the festive winter experience this holiday season with Wintersphere. Located at the Whistler Conference Center, this all-ages event offers something for the whole family. Meet Santa, enjoy stage & street entertainers, savor warm holiday treats, join in kids’ crafts, and explore Wintersphere’s signature holiday maze. It’s a heartwarming pop-up event where locals and visitors alike revel in the holiday spirit.
Christmas Caroling:

Give your vocal chords a stretch and share in the harmonious melodies and communal gathering of Christmas caroling. Local choirs, residents, and visitors fill Whistler Village and surrounding areas with the joyful sounds of the season. Traditional carol services are held at various venues, bringing people of all ages together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.
New Year’s Eve:

Kick off New Year’s Eve at Whistler Olympic Plaza, where you can enjoy some ice skating with hot chocolate in hand, a snow-play zone, and outdoor entertainment in the afternoon. Head to the Whistler Conference Centre for some indoor activities, then ring in the New Year with the thrilling Fire & Ice Show at Skier’s Plaza, followed by a showstopping fireworks display.
WinterPRIDE and Ski Festival, January 21 – 28, 2024

Whistler proudly hosts the annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. In 2023, this queer-focused ski week celebrated its 30th year. Featuring skiing, snowboarding, celebrations, arts, culture, and social events for everyone, it’s one of North America’s biggest and best LGBTQ+ pride weeks.

Family Events


Fire & Ice Show:

Every Sunday night during winter, witness a spectacular display of skills at the legendary Fire & Ice Show in Skier’s Plaza. Top skiers and riders showcase their talent, jumping and flipping through blazing rings of fire, all set to an electric mix of music and cultural performances. The night concludes with a fireworks display—a thrilling evening of free, live entertainment for family and friends.

Culinary Events



For the food and drink lovers, Whistler’s annual fall festival, Cornucopia, is a must. Dive into food and drink tastings, culinary demonstrations, drink seminars, winemaker dinners, and more. It’s a chance to experiment with your palate, expand your knowledge, and celebrate Whistler’s world-class food and drink scene in the mountains.

In Whistler, this winter season promises an abundance of festive joy, creativity, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these events are your ticket to making cherished memories in the snowy paradise of Whistler.

Contact Aloha Whistler to book your accommodations early and have these exciting events marked on your calendar.

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A Cornucopia For The Senses
Aloha Whistler, November 9 – 19, 2023

Join us for an exploration of revelry and luxuriate your senses in glorious Whistler, B.C. for 10 days and nights of feast, festival, and celebration from Nov. 9 – 19, 2023. Regale your senses with food & drink seminars, signature wine tastings, a culinary stage series, and restaurant & bar events that are sure to warm your soul for the entire winter to come.

The Cornucopia, an enchanted horn of plenty containing an endless supply of delicious food and drink, was filled with fruits and flowers and presented to the god Zeus as a gift. Are you ready to receive your gift?

From ancient times until today there have been feasts and festivals celebrating the abundance of nature in premiere destinations, and it doesn’t get any better than this.

So here’s what to expect when you join us at Aloha Whistler for this one of a kind event

Culinary Stage Series

How would you like to be live on the set of a Master Chef television series where you can watch the culinary connoisseurs create their masterpieces and then sample the food yourself? Pair these appetizing creations with expertly crafted cocktails and select wines and beers, and you have a live entertainment sensory experience like no other, featuring local and national chefs, sommeliers, and cocktail artists.

Food & Drink Seminars

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the fundamentals or expand your knowledge of food and drink pairings from world-class experts, this is the golden opportunity you won’t want to miss. Choose from more than 40 seminars in a warm and intimate setting with friends, where you can learn about and sample a wide variety of wine, beer, and spirits.

Signature Tastings

No feast would be complete without a generous offering of wines, beers, and spirits chosen for their outstanding flavour profiles and exceptional quality fit for the gods. Be sure not to miss Cornucopia’s signature event, the CRUSH Grand Tasting, where you’ll sample an abundance of varietals from more than 50 regional and international wineries in a gala-inspired setting as a live DJ curates the soundtrack to your unforgettable night.

We Know Where We’ll Be On November 9, 2023. Do You?

With so much to do and see (and taste and learn), how have you not made your plans yet?

Contact our concierge service today and we’ll set you up to get the most out of “the West Coast’s premier resort-based epicurean extravaganza.”

Aloha Whistler has everything you need to relax and unwind throughout your Cornucopia experience. If you’re looking for Whistler condo or townhome rentals and luxury home accommodations during your stay, we’ve got you covered.

Come and stay with us at Aloha Whistler for your own private Cornucopia.

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RBC GranFondo Whistler Weekend

RBC Gran Fondo Weekend in Whistler

The RBC Gran Fondo is coming back to Whistler BC, and you’re not going to want to miss this family-friendly event on the weekend of September 9, 2023.

Riders of all skill levels can choose from multiple route distances, including the Forte which starts in Vancouver’s Stanley Park and follows the iconic Sea to Sky highway all the way to Whistler’s Olympic Village.

With world-class support teams and rest areas, traffic-free roads, some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and a music festival to celebrate in the Coast Mountains of Whistler, it’s no surprise this event has been voted the best Gran Fondo in North America.

When you’re finished with your ride, celebrate in Whistler’s Olympic Plaza, quench your thirst in the beer garden, take your kids to the nearby playground, and enjoy some live music with your meal. There’ll be plenty of amazing food!

After pedaling through the Rocky Mountains you might also want to take a good long soak in the hot tub at one of our professionally managed chalets or rental cabins. If you’re looking for accommodations in Whistler to help turn this event into a short weekend vacation, contact Aloha Whistler to plan your stay.

Make new friends, meet new people, and forge memories to last a lifetime in beautiful Whistler, BC. For more information and to register for the RBC Gran Fondo event, visit:


Are you Looking for Whistler Accommodation for the GranFondoWeekend?

Check out our Whistler condo rentals, or luxury home accommodations. Our local, in-resort travel experts can help you with any questions you may have about our Whistler accommodation or the RBC Gran Fondo Whistler weekend.

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The 2022 Crankworx World Tour

The Crankworx announced the upcoming Crankworx World Tour 2022 in February this year. The Crankworx World Tour is a sequence of mountain bike festivals.

Crankworx brings together top mountain bikers for an elite-level competition in various disciplines. The festival began in 2004 in Whistler and has since expanded into one of the most significant mountain-biking events.

Crankworx has built a reputation as the definitive experience in mountain bike competitions. The MTB pros get to ride with the best in each discipline, and an amateur can ride the same tracks with the best of the best.

The World Tour festival also has amateur races, a CWNEXT athlete category, Kidsworkx for younger riders, and a celebration of the mountain biking culture while exhibiting scenic destinations. The CWNEXT includes categories for both genders, aged 13 to 14, 15 to 16, and 17 to 18. This category runs alongside the adult Crankworx events.

This year’s festival has four stops, returning to its iconic origin-Whistler, Canada. The pandemic meant that the event could not take place for two years. The regular Rotorua and Innsbruck locations are on the calendar, with the fourth stop at a site Crankworx is yet to reveal.

When and Where Will the 2022 Stop?

June 15th-19th 2022 – Crankworx Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck is home to Robin Goome, who performed the first-ever backflip, and Kaos Seagraves whip. This is the only European stop on the Crankworx and includes the FMBA Slopestyle World Championship and the King and Queen of Crankworx. Innsbruck has an eclectic mix of city and urban vibes, and it’s an excellent location to gather the top names in mountain biking.

August 5th-14th 2022- Crankworx Whistler, Canada

In 2019, Whistler hosted the largest race in the Enduro World Series with 675 riders. Since then, Emil Johansson got his first gold in Slopestyle at the Red Bull Joyride and has since won every Crankworx competition.

October 5th-9th- Crankworx (To-be-announced)

Crankworx will announce this location soon, but it will be an exciting location.

November 5th-13th- Crankworx Rotorua

Rotorua in 2021 was where Billy Meaclem made a comeback to the Crankworx competition. Jenna Hastings had her first international pro-W, and Emil Johansson won the Triple Slopestyle Crown. In one year, the rider must win three Lopestyle events in the same year to deserve the crown. The winner of the crown takes home $25,000.

We look forward to an even more significant event this year. This tour will be Crankworx Rotorua’s 8th year and the festival’s final stop. The crowning of the Crankworx King and Queen also happens here, and they get the Tewhatewha (a Maorian ceremonial weapon with a long handle). Redbull TV will air the event live at the locations.

The Mountain Bike Event at a Crankworx World Tour Stop

The events differ as per the location, but there will be pro competitions in:

  • Speed & Style
  • Slopestyle
  • Pumptrack Challenge
  • Downhill
  • Dual Slalom
  • Enduro
  • Whip off

For winning and podiuming events, winners get prize money. To encourage participation from pro-athletes across all the stops and disciplines, Crankworx has a King and Queen Competition each year. The King and Queen race is the most challenging competition in mountain biking and tests the riders’ skill and strong will.

The riders that earn the most points in the entire tour take home a CAD 20,000 cheque and get the King and Queen title. The second-place riders (male and female) get CAD 10,000, and the third-place rider gets CAD 5,000.

While attending the Crankworx competition, you need a place to go back to after a long day at the tracks. Whether riding or spectating, Aloha Whistler offers you the perfect place to call home for the first few days of the competition.

In the SKI magazine’s 26th annual survey, 20000+ readers voted The Whistler Blackcomb as the number one Ski Resort in North America. Contact us to book now to avoid any inconveniences during the Crankworx upcoming competition

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Free Concert: Colin James & Gonch Messiah

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time: 7 p.m. Gonch Messiah 8:15 p.m. Colin James
Location: Olympic Plaza – Whistler Village

Whistler Presents is a FREE outdoor concert seriesat the new Olympic Plaza. Colin James is the featured actwith Gonch Messiah opening the evening’s musical entertainment.


Colin James rocks the blues like no other Canadianartist. His musical roots hint of Praries beginnings withsome jazz, a lot of rock, folk and even a dash of punk. Colin(image right) has studied the greats including Ry Cooder, OtishRush, Albert King, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and the incredible SteveRay Vaughn… just to name a few.

Some of his most popular hits includes “Voodoo Thing” and “FiveLong Years” and he’ll be rockin’ out these and a lot more includingtunes from his most recent release “National Steel” at the WhistlerPresents concert on Saturday August 13.

Gonch Messiah

Gonch Messiah are billed as one of Vancouver’s premierFUNK bands. Think funky rythm guitar, congas, horns andmaybe a little hacky sack and tiedye t-shirts thrown in. Lookingfor fun? Gonch Messiah put the fun in FUNK!

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Kuba Oms and Evening film Screening

Date: Friday, September 09, 2011
Time: 6.30 pm
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

If you are a participantor spectator for the GranFondo bike event on Saturday, stay theweekend in Whistler as there is a lot happening. As partof the summer concert series Whistler Presents will be hosting anumber of free performances over the weekend.

The Victoria’s native Kuba Oms will be performing onFriday evening, starting at 6:30 p.m at theWhistler Olympic Plaza. He is known for his electro funktunes.  His music is often likened to a cross betweenJamiroquai, Paolo Nutini, David Gray, Ben Harper and Al Green.

After the performance by Kuba Oms there will be anevening film screening of a classic film called BreakingAway. This classic comedy from 1979 was an Academy Awardwinner.  Enjoy the evening as you get to watch a movie in theoutdoors and see the sun set behind Whistler and BlackcombMountain. Bring warm clothes and snuggle up under a blanket towatch this movie about four friends who come to terms with lifeafter high school.  The film is centered on top-notch cyclistDave (Dennis Christopher) who learns that the world’s bicyclingchampions are always Italian and he attempts to turn himself intoan Italian!

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