Canada Day 2010: Whistler


Monday, June 14th, 2010 — 12:03pm PST
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While making my way around the region with the Canada Day series, I am happy to include Whistler’s Canada Day event. Whistler is a part of the “604” after all and they have a great lineup of activities and entertainment to compliment their Canada Day festivities this year.

Whistler

Where
The resort municipality of Whistler
When
July 1st (9:00am – 11:00pm) through July 4th, 2010

Activities

  • Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone is offering 30% off all their activities before noon on Canada Day.
  • Meet athletes & Olympic medallists: Ashleigh McIvor and Maelle Ricker, Davey Barr, Julia Murray, Justin Lamoureux, Michael Janyk, Robbie Dixon, Matt Hallat, Tyler Mosher Lindsay Debou, and Morgan Perrin.
  • The Après Parade Party will take place at Village Square at 2:00pm with the singing of O Canada by local performer Rachel Thom, cake-cutting, a 2010 Olympic and Paralympic athlete recognition ceremony and a free outdoor concert by Spirit of the West.
  • An Evening at Ross Rebagliati Park starts at 7:00pm and will include a line-up of Whistler’s best acoustic performers, a community mural and a free outdoor film screening.
  • There will be fireworks at Ross Rebagliati Park at 10:15pm (as long as current forest fire danger levels permit).
  • More activities are listed online.
  • Parade
    The parade‘s theme is “Whistler Spirit – Let’s Hear It! Celebrating our Arts, Culture, and Heritage” and will begin at 12:00pm at the Whistler Public Library, winding along the Village Stroll, ending at Mountain Square. The parade includes roving street entertainment, 2010 Olympians and Paralympians, a 60-piece marching band and award for the most sustainable float.

    The festivities continue Friday to Sunday with an outdoor concert series (3:00pm – 5:00pm Friday July 2nd) and the BC Bike Race (10:00am Saturday July 3rd). The outdoor concert series continues (3:00pm – 5:00pm Saturday July 3rd) with Delhi 2 Dublin and the Whistler Dragon Boat Festival at Rainbow Park (9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday July 3rd). The Dragon Boat Festival continues on Sunday July 4th.

    Related posts for Canada Day 2010: Granville Island, Richmond/Steveston, North Vancouver, Canada Place, Whistler, and Surrey. The series will continue this week with more listings.

    Current contests on Miss604.com

    • Enter here to win a Date Night to Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh plus $50 for dinner at Silk Vancouver (until Nov 18)
    • Enter here to win a $50 Indigo gift card (until Nov 17)
    • Enter here to win tickets to see the Barra MacNeils in North Van (until Nov 17)
    • Enter here to win a $100 gift card for Potters Christmas Store (until Nov 23)
    • Enter here to win tickets to A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill (until Nov 19)
    • Enter here to win tickets to see Ed the Sock's War on Stupid tour (until Nov 22)
    • View a complete list of contests »

    One comment

    1. iVision4u says:

      Thanks for visiting us in Whistler. I hope you enjoyed your stay. I’m a little bias but I thing Whistler has go to be one of the most fun and beautiful destinations in all of North America.

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