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What: ARTWALK Fifth annual event is a Whistler Village walking tour of Sea to Sky visual art. It aims to connect local businesses, such as cafes, bookstores, retail outlets and hotels.

What: ARTWALK Fifth annual event is a Whistler Village walking tour of Sea to Sky visual art. It aims to connect local businesses, such as cafes, bookstores, retail outlets and hotels.

When: Now to Sunday, August 31

Where: Various locations in Whistler Village

What: BIOBLITZ The Whistler Naturalists present a 24-hour, round-the-clock race to count as many species as participants can. Scientists will look in Whistler’s forests, alpine area, lakes and elsewhere.

When: Saturday August 9 – Sunday August 10

Where: Lost Lake

What: WHISTLER ART WORKSHOPS ON THE LAKE – ART OF DRAWING: BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE A course for beginner and intermediate level artists interested in studying and drawing shapes with gesture drawings. Cost $140

When: Saturday August 16 to Sunday August 17

Where: Alta Lake Station House

What: KOKANEE CRANKWORX Whistler’s premier mountain biking event of the year. For nine days, the world’s most fearless and talented bikers vie for freeride glory in the loops and dirt of the Whistler Bike Park.

When: Saturday August 9 – Thursday August 17

Where: Whistler Bike Park

What: LUNAFLIKS See a movie in the heart of nature – or just Lost Lake Park. An inflatable screen lights up the night as cinephiles exercise their kino-eyes surrounded by Whistler’s patented natural environments. This week’s film – “The Cup,” by Tibetan director Khyentse Norbu. Pic tells of a passionate young student who wants to bring a TV to a monastery so the monks can watch the World Cup. $7 admission for non-members, $5 for members.

When: Wednesday August 13, gates at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Lost Lake

What: CHEESE ROLLING A first-ever in Canada – a load of adults rolling, falling, tumbling down a hill, all to chase after a block of cheese. It’s already a major hit in the UK, and now it’s coming to Canada.

When: Saturday August 16, 12 – 4 p.m.

Where: Blackcomb Mountain Base

What: WAG K9 WINE AND DINE FUNDRAISER Dogs get the royal treatment, with a gourmet three-course meal provided by Three Dog Bakery, and get it served to them on fancy dinnerware. Their owners, meanwhile, get a lowly buffet with wine from Peller Estates. Tickets $45 per person, $20 per dog

When: Saturday August 23, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

What: IN-SHUCK-CH DAYS A celebration of the In-SHUCK-ch identity and pride within the First Nation’s communities. Features prayers, ice cream making, rap for youth and many other activities.

When: Saturday August 23 to Sunday August 24

Where: Head of the Lake School, Skatin

What: FEAST OF FIELDS FESTIVAL The Chateau Whistler has partnered with the FarmFolk/CityFolk Society for the third annual harvest festival, an event that aims to expose Whistler residents to the finest organic foods that the community can offer. Cost is $199 per person, gets each participant a night’s sleep at the Cheateau, as well as a private tour through Whistler’s Farmer’s Market and a brunch buffet at the Wildflower restaurant.

When: Saturday August 30

Where: Rebagliati Park

What: INAUGURAL MR. GAY CANADA COMPETITION Whistler is playing host to the first Canada-wide search for Mr. Gay Canada. The purpose is to identify people who take the responsibility to speak out for equal rights on a global stage.

When: Thursday September 18 – Sunday September 21

Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

What: RCMP SEA TO SKY REGIMENTAL BALL RCMP officers from all over Canada gather at this annual event to raise funds for Cops for Cancer. Event will include silent auction, live music, piping, a traditional grand march, and, of course, dancing with officers in red serge.

When: Saturday September 20, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Westin Resort and Spa