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Newest Whistler Event – Great Outdoors Festival (GO Fest)

Whistler Great Outdoors Festival - GO Fest

Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival will be taking over the town during the May long weekend! Just one of the excellent reasons to head up the mountain this spring. The event will be held from May 16-19, 2014 in celebration of the community’s love of the great outdoors.

Making a comeback on this inaugural Whistler event is the historic Great Snow-Earth-Water Race. This legendary race, which took off in 1975, starts on top of the mountain with a team member skiing down until they reach the snow line, running down the mountain the rest of the way. A cyclist will then take over, followed by paddlers on a canoe, and lastly by runners finishing the relay off. The race returns to Whistler this May long weekend, after a 20-year hiatus.

The organizers have a packed schedule in and around Whistler Village  involving arts and culture, musical performances, and equipment demos.


Besides the Great-Snow-Earth-Water Race, this Whistler event will include a rafting challenges, Ultimate Frisbee and a massive yoga meet-up!


GO Fest Day 1: FRI – May 16

GO Enduro

GO Fest Day 2: SAT – May 17

AlpenGlow Fun Run
The Great Green River Challenge
DiscGO Disc Golf Tournament
Whistler 5 on 5 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
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GO Fest Day 3: SUN – May 18

The Great Snow-Earth-Water Race
Whistler 5 on 5 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

GO Fest Day 4: MON – May 19

The Great Slush Cup
GO Yoga Jam
The Great Cheakamus River Extreme Kayak Race


The Sheepdogs Perform at Whistler Go Fest

The Sheepdogs will perform at Whistler Go Fest


What’s an epic Whistler event, without a soundtrack? The Great Outdoors Festival will have an outdoor stage set-up in Whistler Village Square, for the entire May Long Weekend. Headlining this year’s GO Fest free outdoor concerts are the 2012 JUNO winner for New Group of the Year: The Sheepdogs. Live music will be playing for the rest of the long weekend, to keep that amazing energy going. The rest of the line-up includes local musicians such as The Boom Booms, She Stole My Beer, Foxy Moron, Gordo and Coloured Sky.



Who wouldn’t be compelled to create beautiful works of art if you lived in such a pictureque town such as Whistler? GO Fest will showcase art exhibitions involving film, paintings, and theatre. Experience passion for the outdoors without actually getting dirty, or wet!

This weekend is packed with amazing activities, and surely should not be missed. We’re talking to you, outdoor enthusiasts.. Be the first to experience Whistler’s first Great Outdoors Fest!

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If you know of any other Whistler events during the May Long Weekend that we have missed, please let us know in the comment section below.
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