Our family loves to go on “staycations” and Whistler is always on top of our list whether it is during the winter season or summer. With the picturesque scenery driving up the Sea to Sky highway and a few look out stops, it’s always a joy for Anne, the kids, and I to take some time off to relax and enjoy a taste of this beautiful province. It really feels like a different world and it’s only a day trip away or an overnight journey if you want to enjoy for longer!
This year, Whistler will be celebrating for the 33rd year, the Whistler Children’s Festival happening this weekend, July 8-10 2016 Friday 5 pm – 8 pm Kick-off Dance Party, Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 4 pm) at the Whistler Olympic Plaza, in the heart of Whistler Village. We went to one in 2014 and Rianne and Ryan definitely had a blast. It definitely will be a fun packed weekend for the kids with free activities, arts and crafts workshops for all ages and amazing performers!!
The Whistler Children’s festival is the only child-focused summer festival in the region. This festival provides a dynamic, unique cultural experience for both residents and visiting families with a goal to foster youth engagement through experiential learning, and this goal is accomplished each year through live performances, free activities, and a diverse offering of hands-on creative workshops. The Whistler Children’s Festival has been an incubator of emerging performers and artists who have gone on to continue their creative work in many other areas.
So, if you have no plans yet for this weekend, this will be an awesome place to take the kids!