Labour day is a Canadian national holiday. The day was originally created to give workers the opportunity to campaign for better working conditions or pay. The tradition has since transformed into a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the last taste of summer. Labour Day in Whistler has become a weekend of music, entertainment, relaxation and of course the great out doors. We’ve got lots of things on the calendar for you to check out this upcoming weekend, and of course the regular thrill of Whistler based actives are still in full swing!
September 5th 2015
The Rotary Brandywine Boogie Trail Run will be taking place on Saturday at 9am. Cheer on athletes as they run 11.5km of single track from Cheakamus to Brandywine Falls Provincial Park on the Sea to Sky Trail. We promise the views at the finish line will not disappoint!
The Salomon Valley to Peak Race will also be taking place on Friday the 5th. Athletes will race from the village Salomon store and finish at the top of Whistler Peak. These incredible athletes deserve a cheer from on top on the mountain. Great excuse to get up the Peak-to-Peak one last time this season for the views and for the event.
On Saturday night the Whistler Olympic Plaza stage will welcome the Great Lake Swimmers for a free concert at 7:30pm.
September 6th 2015
Whistler turns 40! The Resort Municipality of Whistler is celebrating its fortieth anniversary and is sharing the celebrations with all! Starting at 3:30pm the Whistler Olympic Plaza is the place to be. Enjoy a free serving of the new soon-to-be announced Whistler signature flavor of gelato from Lucia Gelato while you watch the street entertainment wander through the village. An open air concert from Spirit of the West will take place on the main stage, so bring a blanket and snag a spot on the grass for a great view.
If you haven’t experienced a mountain top BBQ this is the last weekend that Whistler Blackcomb is offering this unique experience. It is recommended to get your tickets in advance, as this BBQ is sure to sell out quickly!
The weekly farmers market will be held in the Upper village. Check out what our locals have to say there favorite part of the farmers market is in our post: Your Guide to the Whistler Famers Market.
All Weekend Long
Okay so you can head to the spa year round, but if you are looking to relax before diving into the fall or a new school year we recommend headed to the Scandinave Spa Whistler before heading back to reality where ever that might be.
While this holiday may signal the transition into fall, there are still plenty of activities happening through out the next couple of months that will keep you playing outside and feeling like summer! Labour Day in Whistler might be your last “escape” to the mountains for a while now that summer holidays are wrapping up, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to play in our backyard and participate in our Labour Day weekend celebrations!