Canada Day is here, and Whistler is the place to be! On July 1st, 152 years ago, Canada was born from the union of three British colonies. Today, this beautiful country is a mosaic of diverse cultures, languages, and traditions. Whether you’re Canadian or just visiting, join us in Whistler for an unforgettable celebration. We’re proud to be Canadian, and we’re celebrating in an amiable and
welcoming style. Here’s your guide to making the most of your July Long Weekend in Whistler!

Get the Look and the Lingo

First, decide what Canadian look you want to embrace for the festivities. Like any endeavour, looking the part is half the battle. Keep it simple by throwing on anything red or decorated with a maple leaf, a beaver or a moose and you’ll be good to go – even better if it comes from a Roots store. Opt for a denim Canadian tuxedo for an iconic look. Whether aiming for a lumberjack/cowboy vibe with Blundstone boots and plaid flannel or going all out in denim, the Re-Use-It Center near Nesters has you covered for outfit inspiration.!

While planning your Canadian outfit, practice basic Canadian lingo. Start with “eh” (do you agree)? Grab a double-double at Timmies (Tim Horton’s) before heading to the Re-Use-It Centre. Stock up on a two-four (24 pack of beer), a mickey (24oz of liquor), and some pop (Coke, 7up, ginger ale, etc.) the day before the festivities. Don’t forget the BCLC (British Columbia Liquor Commission) will be closed on the holiday, so plan to avoid a kerfuffle. For true enthusiasts, embrace Mountain Lingo and remember to apologize and thank generously. Get your outfit and Canadianisms ready – you’re all set for Canada Day in Whistler!

Your Ultimate Weekend Adventure & Relaxation Guide

  • Thursday Kickstart your long weekend early with a mouthwatering BBQ at FireRock Lounge. Savour the grilled delights and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
  • Friday Venture outside Whistler to Squamish on The Adventure Group Elaho River Rafting Tour. You will experience class 3 & 4 rapids on this 8-hour round-trip excursion. This iconic adventure provides thrill-seekers with the challenge of two of BC’s biggest rivers. Paddle the exhilarating class 3-4 rapids of the Elaho before flowing into the Squamish River where you will enjoy waterfalls, glaciers, and forests with a true backcountry feel.
  • Saturday Begin your weekend adventure with a day ticket at The Adventure Group. Dive into thrilling activities such as Superfly ziplining, conquering the Aerial Obstacle Course, exploring scenic hiking trails, or immersing yourself in the magic of Vallea Lumina.
  • Sunday Experience the lively après scene at Longhorn Saloon. Enjoy refreshing drinks and take in the stunning mountain views of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
  • Monday Relax & Rejuvenate at the spa at Whistler with a massage and enjoy complimentary use of the Westin Resort & Whistler pool, sauna, gym, steam room, and jacuzzi during the day. Head to Stonesedge Kitchen for Harmonies & Highballs in the evening and enjoy tunes and expertly crafted cocktails.

Gibbons Whistler

Gibbons has been celebrating with people since 1979. We operate venues, run festivals, brew beer, talk travel and throw parties.