Family hiking on a grassy hill with ski lifts backdrop near Blackcomb Springs Suites

Whistler in May is a fantastic destination for families! It is when the annual Whistler Children's Festival is held where kids can immerse themselves in endless dance parties, performances and workshop. Besides, the comfortable temperature and sunny days are constantly tempting us to go outside and explore what nature has to give. There are plenty of fun outdoor activities to enjoy, such as hiking, biking, and zip-lining, that are perfect for children of all ages. However, to make your trip extra special, here are some upcoming events you can join this month.


Whistler Children's Festival

When: May 19-21 & 27-28 

Where: Various locations in Whistler

Happy kids posing by stalls in Whistler Children's Festival near Blackcomb Springs Suites

Whistler Children's Festival is the highlight of May. Be prepared for two weekends of action-packed family adventures. The festival is loaded with interactive activities, workshops, performances and dance parties suitable for kids of all ages. Here is a sneak peak of what to expect at the festival:

Festival Kick-Off Party featuring music from DJ Foxy Moron 

Daily Free Kids Entertainment at Whistler Olympic Plaza

Science World On The Road!

Circus of Thrills with NZR Productions

Hand Puppetry Workshop with Ventriloquist Kellie Haines


After Dark Performances

(Presented by Whistler Children's Festival)

When: May 20, May 27 from 8PM to 9PM

Where: Maury Young Arts Centre

Close-up of Fred Penner performing in Maury Young Arts Centre near Blackcomb Springs Suites

You don't have to be a minor to take part in the Children's Festival. This year, the festival is presenting two exclusive 19+ performances.

On May 20, Fred Penner, a well-know Canadian children entertainer will be performing grown-up versions of his most famous songs. Grab an adult beverage and get in touch with your inner child.

On May 27, the world's most extreme two-person circus sideshow comedy magic extravaganza, Monsters of Schlock, is preforming in Whistler. Aside from showing us mesmerizing stunts, their show will also spread the word on the importance of mental health. The duo has been on Canada's Got Talent and America's Got Talent, so make sure you catch them in Whistler.


Empty Bowls Whistler

When: May 18 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM 

Where: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center

Close-up of crafted bowls with arts at Blackcomb Springs Suites

Artists and craftsmen around the world created the Empty Bowl movement to encourage people to donate money to food related charities and to end hunger in their communities.

The Sea to Sky Potters' Guild and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is holding this event to raise fund for the food banks in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. Each ticket for the event includes a delicious bowl of soup prepared by a local chef with a piece of bannock and participants can take home the handmade pottery bowl that held their soup. As for dessert, get a scoop of Lucio Gelato in a bowl handmade by students from Whistler Secondary School with a $15 donation.


Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opening Day

When: May 19 from 10AM to 8PM

Where: Whistler Village Gondola

Close-up of a mountain biker through forest near Blackcomb Springs Suites

The wait is over! It's time to take your bike out of storage. Whistler Mountain Bike Park is opening on May 19. Mark your calendar and be one of the first bikers to ride down Whistler this year.


Whistler Farmers' Market

When: May 21, 28 from 11AM to 4PM

Where: Upper Village Stroll

Woman by a veg stall in Whistler Farmers' Market near Blackcomb Springs Suites

Take a stroll at the Whistler Farmers' Market every Sunday starting from May 21. With almost 100 vendors rotating every week and 60 vendors per market, the organiser strives to keep it fresh for customers. The weekly market showcases a wide variety of products from farm goods to cold drinks to artistic creations, there must be something to your liking here.

Dining table & TV lounge area by the bed in Studio at Blackcomb Springs Suites


Spacious studio suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony and a gas fireplace. Perfect for solo travellers, couples, or small families. 

  • 430 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 2
  • Bedding Configuration: Queen Bed and Queen Sofa Bed
  • Max Occupancy: 4
Dining table & kitchen by the living area in 1 Bedroom Suite at Blackcomb Springs Suites

1 Bedroom Suite

One-bedroom suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony, and spacious living area, dining for four and a gas fireplace.

  • 560 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 2
  • Bedding Configuration: King Bed in Bedroom and Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room 
  • Max Occupancy: 4
Fireplace by TV lounge area in 2 Bedroom Suite at Blackcomb Springs Suites

2 Bedroom Suite

Two-bedroom suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony, and spacious living area, dining for four, a gas fireplace, and two bathrooms.

  • 880 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 4
  • Bedding Configuration: King Bed in Master Bedroom, Twin Beds in Second Bedroom, and Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room
  • Max Occupancy: 6