Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

What’s better than a four-day long weekend? The four-day long weekend that the GO Fest falls on! The GO Fest is full of events that celebrate Whistler’s great outdoors, from physical activities to arts and culture- it’s full of exciting things to do for the whole family. With so much to take in all over the valley, it’s a wonder you’ll be able to settle on what do each day. Never fear, we’ve created this handy guide to GO Fest to help you maximize all the fun your sure to have on Victoria Day long weekend in Whistler.


It’s easy to bond while in nature… and while doing something really fun. The GO Fest has a large variety of activities on the schedule, many of which are family friendly.

GO Fest Pancake Breakfast
Start your GO Fest off on a full belly!
Friday, May 18
Whistler Public Library
10 a.m. – Noon
By donation

Vans Mini Skate Ramp
Kids, grab a helmet and show your skills off!
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whistler Olympic Plaza

GO Green Scavenger Hunt
The Scavenger Hunt is a wonderful opportunity for families and individuals to learn about Whistler’s natural environment.
Saturday, May 19
Florence Peterson Park
1 – 4 p.m.


From ping-pong to SUPing, there are endless sports to try out during the GO Fest!

Photo: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Stand Up Paddle Board With Back Roads Whistler
It’s not as easy as it looks, so come prepared to get wet!
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20
Registration Required

Canoe The River Of Golden Dreams
Take a self-guided tour of the infamous River Of Golden Dreams
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20
Lakeside Park
Pre-registration recommended

You might need to stretch after all the physical activity you’re going to be doing. Luckily, there are a number of yoga classes to choose from.
Friday, May 18 – Monday, May 21


This festival is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill or try a new sport. Take a clinic or two and walk out a pro!

Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

GO Sailing Clinic
Learn the ways of the wind during this 3 hours introductory clinic
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20

Digital Camera Photography Workshop
Get the basics down during this photography clinic and understand the relationship between the shutter, aperture and ISO.
Sunday, May 20
Registration required


As the sun begins to wane, the main stage comes alive and music can be heard all over the village.

Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Philosopher Kings
Friday, May 18

Current Swell
Saturday, May 19

Funk Hunters
Sunday, May 20

GO Fest is the perfect way to spend your May long weekend and staying at the Adara Hotel is like the cherry on top!

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