If you frequently visit Whistler, you'll know that the town has more than just winter activities. Sure, the mountain playground is renowned for its picture-perfect views, award-winning ski runs, and snow-capped Village, but it's also a haven for festivals, incredible nightlife, tasty food, and an ever-expanding craft-beer scene.
If all of the above appeal to you, you should consider heading to Whistler next month, because the mountain town is hosting a massive beer festival that you're not going to want to miss!
From September 9 to 15, Whistler Village Beer Festival will be bringing craft-beer enthusiasts and festival lovers together to drink great beer, make new friends, listen to live music, and chow down on an assortment of drool-worthy food. The schedule varies over the festival's seven days, but you can expect events like beer yoga, craft-beer breakfast, beer trivia, bar crawls, cask-beer tastings and competitions, tap takeovers, and after-parties.
The festival kicks off with a beer and axe-throwing block party on September 9, followed by Craft Cultures: Sea, Land, Sky on September 10 - a swanky evening of bites, brews, and entertainment hosted by the stunning Audain Art Museum.
But it's the Main Event at Whistler Olympic Plaza that you definitely can't miss! The two-day celebration kicks off on Saturday, September 14 and features over 140 beers and ciders to sample, plus live music, food trucks, and more! What could be better? It’s the perfect opportunity to swap the hustle and bustle of the city for some fresh mountain air - plus lots and lots of beer!
Cold brew in hand, you can enjoy the festival vibes and Whistler’s signature mountain views! Starting at $35, you can buy tickets here. Weekend General Admission Tickets and Weekend All-Access Passes give you access for both Saturday and Sunday.
And let's not forget about all of the things you can do before and after the festival! Fall is an incredible time to enjoy the mountains in Whistler. You'll get late-summer weather, crisp mornings, plus quieter hiking and biking trails.
It's also a great time to escape for a pre-winter relaxing getaway when there are great deals on accommodation! Midweek offers even more value with quieter days and lower rates, so it wouldn't hurt to book a few nights in Whistler before or after the festival! Extend your weekend in Whistler with a two-night stay from just $139 per night. So go ahead, enjoy the fest, take in the scenery, and stay a while!