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June 2019

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Upcoming Events: June

Whistler Half Marathon | June 1

Trails in Motion Film Festival | June 1 

Thinkbike Whistler | June 1 

Tough Mudder Whistler | June 15

Comfortably Numb Trail Running Race | June 15

Savour the Sun Winemaker Dinner Series | June 23

What's New + Happening


Forest Bathing  Canadian Wilderness Adventures | June 

Forest Bathing Therapy is a powerful preventative and healing medicine. By taking in the forest atmosphere we can boost the immune system, reduce blood pressure and stress while increasing happiness, energy, focus, intuition and improve sleep. Join the Canadian Wilderness Adventures team on a guided journey into Whistler’s own majestic old growth Medicine Trail.  


Summer Forest Walks  Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre | mid-June start

Every Wednesday at 3pm, starting mid-June throughout the summer, guests will learn from Cultural Ambassadors about local flora and fauna found along the SLCC’s interpretive forest walk, the Salish Stroll. This tour will be offered in place of the regular hourly guided tour and is included in the museum admission fee.


Vallea Lumina Night Walk Returns – The Adventure Group | June 7*
The Adventure Group and Moment Factory partnered on a multimedia night walk bringing Cougar Mountain's old-growth forest to life. Inspired by Whistler's natural beauty and local culture, the nightwalk speaks to audiences of all ages using a combination of emotive lights, videos, soundscape and scenography. Guests are transported to another world, with plenty of opportunities to touch, play, explore and engage with the environment. The illuminated 1.5km long trail takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. *Early opening on select weekends through end of May and June 1st, full opening June 7th.


Whistler Half Marathon | June 1 & June 2

This annual event, which continues to support Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, allows participants to run 5k, 10k, 21.1k, or 30k. Children of all ages are also encouraged to take part in the Whistler Kids Run, which is ‘just under’ 1km. This year there is something for everyone with the introduction of the Whistler Dog Jog. Supporting Whistler Animal Galore (WAG), the 4.5 or 2.5km family walk or jog follows the trails around Lost Lake Park.


Tough Mudder | June 15

The 12-16 kilometre Tough Mudder Whistler course hosts 25 obstacles designed to challenge participants to their mental and physical limits. Participants can take part solo or as part of a team as they tackle muddy obstacles throughout beautifully steep and rocky Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley.


Comfortably Numb Trail Running Race | June 15

This 23km+ trail run takes place along a beautiful internationally recognized mountain biking route. With a vertical gain of 800m+, the Comfortably Numb Trail Running Race pushes runners to their limits.


Savour the Sun Winemaker Dinner Series | June 23

Nita Lake Lodge hosts Savour The Sun Winemaker Dinner Series to celebrate the best seasonal and farm fresh ingredients. Running monthly from May to September, this four-course dining experience also highlights wines from some of British Columbia’s most prestigious winemakers.


Whistler Park Food Truck Block Party | June 28

Head up to the Upper Village for an afternoon of food truck fun. Kicking off the Whistler park’s food truck program – this free preview celebrates local food, beverages and park operators.

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Forests: Nature’s Medicine

Originating in Japan in the early 1990’s, Forest Bathing Healing encourages users to immerse themselves in the forest atmosphere to boost the immune system, reduce blood pressure and stress while increasing happiness, energy, focus, intuition and improving sleep. In today’s age of distraction, “busy-ness” and digital connectedness – it is no wonder this form of healing was eagerly adopted in North America.

This summer, Whistler’s enchanted forests come to life allowing visitors to immerse themselves in all that the lush outdoors has to offer. Explore Whistler’s surrounding old growth, temperate rainforest - morning, afternoon or evening; guided or self-guided – and experience the power of nature’s medicine. https://media.whistler.com/media-releases/whats-new/

Whistler Arts & Culture

Trails in Motion Film Festival | June 7

With Whistler being one of the best trail running destinations around the world, Trails in Motion Film Festival brings some of the best trail running videos from around the globe to The North Face Store in the Village.

Community Book Club: All Our Relations | June 26

Whistler Public Library and Armchair Books welcome everyone to their event Community Book Club: All Our Relations in recognition of National Indigenous History Month. During this event, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre presents two book discussions in recognition of National Indigenous History Month.


Save The Date

Canada Day Long Weekend in Whistler | June 29 – July 1
Whistler Children's Festival | July 5
Red Bull 400 World Championships | July 13
Subaru IRONMAN Canada® & Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada® | July 28

Media Contacts

Mary Zinck
Manager, Travel Media - USA, Australia, Asia
+1.604.938.2702 | mzinck@tourismwhistler.com

Tania Sear
Manager, Travel Media - Canada, Europe, Mexico, Brazil
+1.604.938.2734 | tsear@tourismwhistler.com

Joanne Clark
Coordinator, Travel Media
+1.604.938.2751 | jclark@tourismwhistler.com


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