Children’s festival kicks off summer of family fun in Whistler

Published on : Saturday, July 12, 2014

Childrens-festival-kicks-300x200Whether it’s taking in a mountain-top barbecue, frolicking at the beach and in the water, exploring the Valley Trail on bicycles or taking in the never-ending entertainment lineup, summer in Whistler is the perfect family escape.

In addition to the abundance of summer activities, the resort hosts the Whistler Children’s Festival July 12 and 13 at Whistler Olympic Plaza in the Village.


The popular festival weekend includes hands-on workshops, crafts, multi-media, dance, music and much more. The festival takes place in Whistler Olympic Plaza, in the heart of Whistler, offering a beautiful outdoor family friendly space complete with stage, lawn and playground.

Dating back more than 30 years, the festival has become part of the fabric of a Whistler summer, offering workshops, entertainment and fun for locals and visitors alike.


Art workshops are available for children aged 3 and up and provide a variety of options including soap stone carvings, circus skills, shaggy shakers, tin can robots, patio lanterns and more.


Live performances including popular children’s bands, plays and demonstrations with special appearances by the Vancouver Circus School will keep everyone entertained.

The family faq gives vacationers all the answers they’ll need when planning their family vacation at Whistler while the family friendly fun itinerary provides a selection of favourite things to do with kids in Whistler.

For a complete list of summer events in Whistler, visit
Whether it’s sightseeing, mountain biking, ziplining or a round of golf that gets your adrenalin pumping, or if you’re looking for a relaxing spa escape, summer packages are available to suit everyone’s tastes – choose from some of the most popular vacation packages, or create your own and enjoy the carefree days of summer in Whistler.

Whistler-based travel consultants at can also customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, ground transportation, accommodation and activities. offers the largest selection with no booking fee for accommodation and activities and the price match guarantee.

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