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The Magic Of May Long Weekend

Photo: Clint Trahan

Once upon a time, May was known as the shoulder season in Whistler. The village would become quiet, the ski hill barren and many travelers would save visiting for more lively times.  Gone are those days. Now, the much-anticipated Canadian long weekend holds a festival and many other exciting events, making it one of the most action-packed times of the year! Are you ready to be part of the magic of May long weekend in Whistler? Buckle your seatbelt, you're in for a wild ride

Go Festival

Whistler's Great Outdoor Festival is all about celebrating outdoor activities. During this festival, you can try your hand at sailing, stand up paddleboarding, volleyball, tennis, running, skateboarding, and cycling among other things. What's more, there are a number of art events including a pop-up gallery and adventure film series. If you love the outdoors, this festival is for you!


Can you believe that there has still been fresh snowfall in May? That's right, the ski season is still going strong but unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. The 2016/2017 season officially ends on May 22nd. So enjoy the spring powder, sunny days and goggle tans while you can!

Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Friday May 18th marks the opening of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park for the 2017 season! Opening day isn't just about riding your favorite trails and enjoying the fresh dirt, it's about the energy that can't be found on any other day of the season! Luckily, you can expect the atmosphere to linger through the whole weekend and find many celebratory events being held at the local watering holes such as The Garibaldi Lift Company. 

Indulge In Whistler

Just like everything else, the food in Whistler is world class. From May 1st until May 31st, Indulge in Whistler allows you to sample some of the menus at acclaimed restaurants at a great value. Make sure to contact the restaurant of your choice ahead of time to determine if they are participating in Indulge In Whistler and make reservations as it can busy. 

Whistler Presents The Outdoor Concert Series

The Outdoor Concert Series kicks off on May 19th and goes until September 9th. During this period, you will find free live music at the Whistler Olympic Plaza during set times. It is a wonderful opportunity to take in the melodies of esteemed artists while in the mountains. 


Whistler has three golf courses located within the resort and all of them are open as of May long weekend. Enjoy the pristine greens set in a picturesque mountain landscape. Make sure to take advantage of our savings on staying and playing. We are proud to offer exclusively negotiated rates!

May long weekend in Whistler is a bustling and exciting time to be in the mountains. From festivals to food, there is nothing you won't find to do while in town. Want to be part of the action? Visit Whistler Reservations to view all the incredible summer savings on accommodation and activities!





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