Special events 

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: PEMBERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL Speaks for itself. Three-day festival includes bands such as Tom Petty, Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails. Three-day event ticket $259.50.

When: Friday July 25 to Sunday, July 27

Where: Foot of Mount Currie

What: MOTHER MATTERS: BERRIES AND BLACK BEAR BEHAVIOUR Whistler bear expert Michael Allen offers a free educational experience titled “Mother Matters: Berries and Black Bear Behaviour” to teach people about Whistler’s black bear population, including the impact that past year’s berry crop has had on it.

When: Saturday July 26, 9 p.m.

Where: Lost Lake Park

What: WILDERNESS COMMITTEE FAMILY FUN CAMPOUT Take a train to the fifth annual event, located near Pemberton in St’at’imc territory, and enjoy a guided nature hike where you’ll learn to save endangered spotted owls.

When: Saturday August 2 to Monday August 4

Where: Seaton Portage

What: PREVENTING HUMAN-BEAR CONFLICT Bear Aware’s Michelle Sims tells you how to keep bears out of your backyard. Includes what initiatives Whistler is taking to become a Bear Smart Community.

When: Wednesday July 30, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Community Room, Whistler Public Library

What: JAZZ VESPERS Whistler Village Church presents jazz in conversation with the Christian Story. Features Vancouver vocalist Sibel Thrasher of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” fame, as well as Cameron Chu, “Whistler’s most talented piano man.”

When: Sunday August 3, 10 a.m.

Where: Millennium Place

What: WHISTLER MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL Four days of fun with street entertainment, music and art activities for the whole family.

When: Sunday August 10 – Wednesday August 13

Where: Whistler Village Stage

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.

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

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