Festivals & Events

We run our own events, help others manage theirs (big & small), and work with our partners and community to showcase Whistler to the world.

Gibbons has been part of Whistler since they began building what we now know as Whistler Village back in the late 70’s. For over thirty years we have been celebrating with people from all over the world and established ourselves as a leader in the hospitality industry, currently owning five iconic venues throughout the village.

In 2012 we decided to launch our own events division to work with community organizations and larger collaborations that bring the world to Whistler. We work with some of the most innovative event organizers that come to Whistler including sports entities like Tough Mudder, GranFondo and Outerbike, tech conference such as GROW and TEDActive and lifestyle events like Wanderlust, Cornucopia, Whistler Readers & Writers Festival, and the Whistler Film Festival.

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Festivals & Events

Launch of the beer festivals

In 2013 we decided to launch our first large Gibbons event with the birth of the Whistler Village Beer Festival. We placed the festival at the end of the summer in mid-September and worked with community partners to lengthen our summer offering, attracting more guests and helping local businesses. This was a huge success and in 2014 we grew, doubling the size of our festival in only one year.

In 2015 we expanded our flagship Whistler event and started the Great Okanagan Beer Festival in Kelowna BC. This beer festival has become a must-attend sold-out event throughout the years. Continuing with this momentum we created and launched the Clover Valley Beer Festival in Surrey in 2017.

All three of these festivals continue to grow and develop and have become staples within their communities.

Contract Services

At Gibbons we have over 30 years experience in hospitality, and have been putting on events in our venues since 1979. More recently, we’ve started to develop our events team, which has led to us working with some internationally recognized brands such as Tough Mudder, GranFondo and Outerbike.

If you’re looking to put an event on in Whistler, who better to contact then the team that have been here since the very beginning of this mountain town? Here’s what we can offer you:

  • Planning and Logistics
  • Food and Beverage Organization
  • Catering Licenses and Endorsements
  • License Applications
  • Supplier Management
  • On-Site Execution
  • Local Authority Liaison
  • Sales and Security Team Contracts
  • DJ and Talent Booking
  • Ticket Sale Management
  • Marketing Strategy and Execution

We have a dedicated and passionate team who want to hear about your next event – big or small, local or international, sporty or arty. We’d love to hear about what you do and how we can help:

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