There’s still a lot of summer left by the time August hits. Warm weather, predominantly sunny days and loads of different festivals can be found during the latter part of the hot season in Whistler. In addition to the full line-up of events, there is a number of exciting natural phenomenons that happen in the mountains during this time. Wildflowers, tiny toads and alpine hiking are just to name a few. Keep reading to find out what August in Whistler is all about!
When the weather has been consistently warm, the wild flowers found in Whistler’s alpine region (1,800m and up!) begin to flower. Taking over the alpine meadows, a dozen different types add colour to the mountains and provide a memorable as well beautiful alpine experience.
Tiny Toad Migration
The beginning of August marks the start of the annual Tiny Toad Migration which is expected to last several weeks. Western toads, which are designated as a species of special concern, breed in Lost Lake then emerge as dime-sized toadlets to migrate into the surrounding forest. At peak times, as many as 1,800 toadlets per hour may cross nearby trails!
Date: August 11th-20th
For 9 days in August, mountain bikes take over Whistler. Events, races and demonstrations, many of them free to watch can be found in the village, surrounding valley and in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. It’s the festival of the summer season!
FUNction Block Party
Date: August 27th
Location: Whistler Brewing Company Millar Creek Road
Time: 11am – 5pm
With the support of its merchants and residents, the FUNction Block Party will be staged on the closed-off streets of Millar Creek Rd and South End properties in Function Junction. Visitors can expect excitement on every business block, a flea market, beer gardens, ‘food truck’ stations, arts and craft stations, and more. Parking is limited.
Date: Every Sunday and Wednesday
Location: Upper Village
Time: Sunday from 11am-4pm and Wednesday from 2pm – 7pm
Every Sunday and Wednesday in Upper Village, local vendors set up booths to sell artisan goods. Here, you will find jewelry, produce, delectable treats and so much more. Add this to your list of things to do in while in Whistler!
By August, a majority of the snow has finally melted, unveiling over 50km of trails to access by hikers. Take in jaw-dropping vistas, ancient glaciers, alpine lakes and wildflower-filled slopes which can all be reached by the chair lifts and gondolas.
August is the time to truly experience summer to it’s fullest in Whistler. Sunny days, blue sky and high temperatures make being outside in nature an incredible experience. To top it all off, there are a number of events that happen in the month before fall that are exciting for the whole family. Check out our last minute deals so you too can experience August in Whistler!