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May in Whistler: GO Fest, Bici Gusti Ride, & More

The month of May in Whistler is a big one. The convergence of summer and winter create a fantastic atmosphere in Whistler which is only punctuated by the number of events happening during the month. May welcomes the opening day of Whistler Mountain Bike Park, GO Fest, the Bici Gusti, and much more. Summer is just getting started but now is the time to be in Whistler!

This year, the 18th of May seems to be the magic day with numerous events starting and happening throughout Whistler on that day. So without further ado, here’s what’s happening in Whistler this May 18th, 2018:

Whistler Bici Gusti Ride

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opening Day

The Whistler Bike Park will be opening on May 18th for the 2018 season. See what everyone is ranting and raving about at Whistler’s ultimate downhill biking experience that attracts mountain bikers from all around the globe.

With the Bike Park being accessible from both Skier’s Plaza and Whistler Creekside Gondola, there’s no telling how you’ll spend your day exploring four mountain zones, green trails, technical double blacks, jump trails, and more. All skill levels and abilities have trails catered to them while in Whistler. Plus, new this year is the Creekside Expansion which brings five additional new trails to the Creek Zone.

Whistler Bici Gusti Ride

Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride

The Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride is back on Victoria Day Long Weekend for its annual 70km cycle. Join a limited group of 70 riders as you tour around Whistler and the Callahan Valley sampling local gourmet foods. Do you love fine dining and road biking? Then this the perfect event for you! You better sign up quickly though because it’s known to fill up, head over to CCN Bikes to learn more about the Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride.

Whistler GO Fest Paddleboarding

Whistler GO Fest

Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival is back in action this May during Victoria Day Long Weekend with four full days of events and activities. GO Fest is all about getting outside and doing some physical activities to welcome in the warmer months. Whistler is the perfect place to stretch your muscles and enjoy exclusive some time with mother nature. Grab your favourite athletic wear and get ready to try some new and old sports at Whistler GO Fest this year!

GO Fest isn’t all outdoor adventures though, you can also enjoy multiple free concerts in Whistler Village, watch inspiring movies, explore arts and culture events, and much more during the festival! You can learn more by heading over to Whistler GO Fest.

It’s a Spring Thing Contest

There’s still time to enter in Whistler’s It’s a Spring Thing Contest where you could win a chance to celebrate longer days with an extended spring vacation for two. The grand prize is worth approximately CAD $7,318 and includes airfare, accommodations, golf trips, and much more. But you better hurry up because the contest closes on May 31st!

If you’d like to learn about more events happening in Whistler during May, we suggest you head over to Tourism Whistler to see all the upcoming events and activities happening!

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane