Whistler is a mecca for all things active and because of this it attracts some of the most prestegous events the world has to offer. From extreme mountain biking competitions to massive yoga conventions, our little mountain town has it all. Here is the ultimate round-up of summer events coming to whistler in 2012.
Whistler Yoga Conference, May 4 – 6
Join in this journey to the majestic mountains, to the nurture of nature, and the timeless experience of yoga. The Whistler Yoga Conference provides teachers and yoga students of all levels with a supportive meeting place to grow and expand their practice through three days of inspirational learning. The weekend includes approximately 40 seminars, workshops and classes. More information and offers here.
Tough Mudder, June 23 – 24
Tough Mudder is a hardcore 10 to 12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. Tough Mudder is more than an event; it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days. The race will be held at Whistler Olympic Park. For more information on entry fees and race details, please click here.
Whistler Children’s Art Festival, July 14 – 15
Mark your calendar for the 29th annual Whistler Children’s Art Festival. This fun-filled weekend features a multitude of hands-on art workshops led by professional artists in fine arts, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance and music from across BC. The festival comes alive even further with free activities and entertainment by popular children’s performers, roving musicians and zany characters.
Kokanee Crankworx, Aug 10 – 19
In less than a decade, Kokanee Crankworx has become the authoritative free ride festival. A supercharged magnet for the world’s best riders and the definitive domestication of dirt in the service of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and gravity-fuelled mountain biking. Over ten fearless days in August, the venues at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park serve as a modern day Colosseum to the world’s best mountain bike athletes.
Whistler Wanderlust Yoga, Aug 23 – 26
Yoga and music phenomenon reaches new heights with the first-ever Canadian location for Wanderlust. Yogis from around the globe will be down-dogging, dancing, dining on organic delicacies, celebrating and joining together in an amazing community. With the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, Wanderlust Whistler is an event not to be missed. Fostering relationships with local yoga rockstars, Wanderlust has invited lululemon athletica ambassadors to teach alongside its already amazing lineup inclusive of teachers Baron Baptiste and John Friend, musicians Michael Franti and Krishna Das, DJ set by Thievery Corporation, and performance artists Quixotic. For more information and for advance tickets, please visit here.
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