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 Backcountry skiing at Whistler Blackcomb's Flute Bowl

(Andrew Strain photo)

Whistler

Theatre & Performing Arts

A traditional dancer performs at a festival (Dannielle Hayes photo)

A traditional dancer performs at a festival (Dannielle Hayes photo)

Whistler has a flair for the dramatic – perhaps it's the mountain air. Find seasonal performances in music, dance, drama, film and lecture presentations.

Whistler Film Fest

Every December, Whistler rolls out the red carpet for the Whistler Film Festival. More than 80 films are shown during the event, which is one of Canada's leading film festivals. There are also big awards are handed out to some lucky filmmakers.

Always held on the first weekend in December, the Whistler Film Fest embraces the wintery mountain ski resort setting. A Celebrity Challenge ski race is part of the festival entertainment, which also includes celebrations, tributes, awards, and a free outdoor screening.

Whistler Children's Art Festival

The Whistler Children's Art Festival gives kids a chance to express creativity in a weekend at Whistler Creekside (held annually in July). Musicians and children's entertainers create a lively atmosphere for budding artists to try fine arts, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance and music. This popular event has been held for more than 25 years.

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