Whistler’s Canada Day celebrations will look a little different this year.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler is hosting both virtual and in-person events throughout the day on Wednesday, July 1.
The online celebration will offer a mix of music, arts, and entertainment—including appearances by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Choir! Choir! Choir!, The Tenors, She Stole My Beer, and SkiiTour—and will stream at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at whistler.ca/CanadaDay.
Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton is hosting that event alongside Olympian Britt Janyk.
“I felt it was important to bring our strong, resilient community together to celebrate while staying apart,” Crompton said. “This will be a uniquely Whistler event, even though much of it will be virtual.”
In-person events range from a fitness class and yoga in the park; a virtual Canada Day scavenger hunt hosted by We Run Whistler; local artists live painting at various locations around town; local musicians performing in different neighbourhoods; and a variety of newly-reopened arts and cultural institutions.
“Celebration is in Whistler’s DNA,” Crompton said. “Even though much is out of the ordinary this year, we still wanted to have an exciting, festive day planned to celebrate Canada Day.”
To see the full list of events, their locations and times, click here.