GO Fest - Whistler's Great Outdoors Festival

Go Fest | Whistler's Great Outdoors Festival
Come out and play May 16-19, 2014 at GO Fest, Whistler's Great Outdoors Festival! GO Fest is a new festival taking place on the Victoria Day Long Weekend. With four days of events and activities celebrating outdoor recreation – the challenge starts with deciding what to do first.

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GO Adventure Film Series

Millennium Place | Friday, May 16 - Sunday, May 18 | View ADVENTURE FILM SERIES Flyer:
Experience adventure on film. Featuring a selection of the world’s best independent outdoor adventure films from extreme sport to activism through adventure, the WFF Adventure Film Series, produced by the Whistler FIlm Festival, includes a 20-film lineup from four countries. More Information »

Painting the Peaks - Whistler - Plein Air - Artist Viewings

Nita Lake Lodge, Riverside Resort, and Scandinave Spa | Friday, May 16 - Sunday, May 18:
Experience the adventurous spirit of outdoor artists, who represent a tradition going back to the historic “Group of Seven” painters. White Dog Whistler Studio Gallery artists will take their brushes, canvases, sculpting tools and easels to some of the stunning vistas around Whistler area, sharing their passion as they take you along an interactive adventure through the process of art creation. There are 3 locations to view the art making process, all free!  More Information »

The GoPro GOShow presented by Whistler Blackcomb

Garibaldi Lift Co | Sunday, May 18:
Six filmers armed with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition camera will compete for a grand prize of $2,500, and the title of becoming Whistler’s first GoPro GOShow Champion. Doors at 7pm, presentation and awards at 8pm and after party at the GLC at 10pm. More Information »

The Chairlift Revue

Millennium Place | Monday, May 19:
Anyone who has spent time in the mountains has a memorable chairlift moment. Some of Whistler’s best writers share insights through a number of short skits and with the help of local acting celebs they take on a multitude of subjects, all set on a 4-person chairlift. Audience participation is often encouraged in this laid back mash up of Whistler culture and our love for the outdoors. More Information »

GO Enduro

Friday, May 16:
This mountain bike race features three timed downhill stages in Whistler Mountain Bike Park as well as two liaison stages of uphill or cross country sections GO Enduro will challenge riders' technical bike handling skills and test their endurance. Registration is $30. Course details and registration will be available in mid-April. Online Registration

The Great Green River Challenge

Saturday, May 17 | 11:00am & 2:00pm:
Crews of six, including at least two men or two women, will run the Green River while completing a gauntlet of challenges including a flat water slalom sprint, Sumo wrestling atop a raft, a raft flip, mass start river race and river time trials. Registration is $300 per team in advance online, and each session will take approximately 2hr 45mins. More Information »
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DiscGO Disc Golf Tournament

Saturday, May 17 | Round 1: 10:00am-12:00pm / Round 2: 2:00pm-4:00pm
The Whistler Disc Golf Course will play host to DiscGO, a two-round disc golf tournament, drawing intermediate, advanced and pro level players to vie for cash prizes. More Information »
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GO Ski to Sail Regatta

Blackcomb Base & Alta Lake | Saturday, May 17 | 10:00am-5:00pm
Only in Whistler can you take part in an afternoon ski + scavenger hunt on Blackcomb Mountain followed by a sailing regatta on Alta Lake. Presented by the Whistler Sailing Association, we hope you'll join us for a fun-filled day in Whistler's great outdoors, from altitude to Alta Lake! Registration is $50.
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AlpenGlow Fun Run

Saturday, May 17 | 8:00pm:
Runners and walkers are invited to light up the night with brightly-coloured clothing, face paint and any - and everything - glow-in-the-dark in this 6.7k fun run that welcomes strollers, kids and pets.
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Whistler 5 on 5 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Saturday & Sunday, May 17-18:
Whistler 5 on 5 is throwing their second annual Ultimate Frisbee tournament and has joined the line-up of action taking place at GO Fest Whistler on Saturday and Sunday. This fast-paced and engaging tournament takes place on the grass fields of Myrtle Phillips School. Get information and register teams at whistler5on5.com until April 15, 2014.

The Great Snow-Earth-Water Race

Sunday, May 18 | 10:00am-6:00pm:
This multisport, team relay features six timed stages starting with ski/snowboard touring and downhill skiing/snowboarding on Whistler Blackcomb, downhill mountain biking in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park from the snow line to the valley, running, canoeing through the River of Golden Dreams, and finishing with cross country biking. Registration is $300 per team and opens on April 4. More Information »
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The Great Slush Cup

Monday, May 19:
It wouldn't be spring at Whistler Blackcomb without some slush pit action! The Great Slush Cup will challenge competitors to dress to impress and employ all the style and skill they can muster in their attempts to clear the massive slush pit located at Glacier Creek Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain. This fun event will be free for all participants skiing and riding that day and registration will take place at the event.

The Great Cheakamus River Extreme Kayak Race

Monday, May 19 | 12:30pm-6:30pm:
The legendary Cheakamus River is synonymous with Whistler kayaking. Class 4+ above kayakers can test their skills in two stages. The first is a down river race where each kayaker is timed individually, the second stage, King of the River, will consist of "head to head" knockout races through a 100m–200m section of the hardest rapids in the river. Registration is $20. More Information »
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GO Yoga Jam

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre | Monday, May 19 | 3:00pm-5:00pm:
Celebrate the joy of yoga at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre with Erin Anderson and the amazing White Gold Yoga teachers! This established and fun community event is raising funds for Africa Yoga Project while elevating spirit, connection and contribution in our own community.

Visit the Great Outdoors Festival website for more information on race formats, rules and registration. Details for the festival are being finalized. Stay tuned for more information. GO FEST website »

It wouldn’t be a true Whistler festival without free, live music on an outdoor stage, and the inaugural GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival is no exception.

The Sheepdogs

Friday, May 16 | 8:00pm-9:30pm:
The Sheepdogs will bring their solid sound to the GO Fest mainstage set in the heart of Whistler’s Village Square at 8pm. With a reputation studded with Juno awards and the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, The Sheepdogs are the perfect band to kick off Whistler’s newest spring festival.

Foxy Moron

Saturday, May 17 | 6:00-6:30pm & 7:00-9:00pm:
Ace plays lots of different styles of music, as long as it's funky! In winter you can usually find her spinning 7" vinyl records during aprés-ski at the base of Whistler Mtn at The Garibaldi Lift Co. This year she was voted Whistler's Favourite DJ by readers of Pique Newsmagazine.

The Boom Booms

Saturday, May 17 | 9:00pm-10:00pm:
Formed in Vancouver in 2008, the Boom Booms are a funk/soul band who have been friends since childhood. They released their debut album ¡Hot Rum! (2011), which earned them a spot in The Peak Performance Project. The band is currently recording a new album with Grammy Award-winning producer Chin Injeti, which is set to release in summer 2014.

Foxy Moron

Saturday, May 17 | 6:00-6:30pm & 7:00-9:00pm:
Ace plays lots of different styles of music, as long as it's funky! In winter you can usually find her spinning 7" vinyl records during aprés-ski at the base of Whistler Mtn at The Garibaldi Lift Co. This year she was voted Whistler's Favourite DJ by readers of Pique Newsmagazine.

She Stole My Beer

Sunday, May 18 | 8:00pm-9:30pm:
Whistler’s musical icons She Stole My Beer will also contribute to the soundtrack for GO Fest with an 8pm show on the mainstage. Their live show will wrap up the action for the Great Snow-Earth-Water Race, a legendary relay race making a comeback after a 20-year hiatus. She Stole My Beer is one of Whistler’s favourite live musical acts, and their mix of covers and originals will be the perfect complement to the celebration sure to ensue after the Great Snow-Earth-Water Race.


Monday, May 19 | 2:30pm-3:15pm:
Gordo has been spreading the gosple of roots rock and rhythm 'round Whistler as a solo artist for near 20 years. Come celebrate both his and Queen Victorias birthday at Go Fest. But be ready to stomp your feet…

Coloured Sky

Monday, May 19 | 4:15pm-5:00pm:
Formed following a chance meeting in Whistler, Coloured Sky is a duo of two musicians from markedly different backgrounds. Merging influences as distinct as fingerstyle acoustic and punk rock, Samson Danniels (guitars) and Adam Giles Levy (vocals, guitars) produce a sound which is equally energizing as it is reflective.

Blame the Weekend

Monday, May 19 | 5:15pm-6:00pm:
Whistler's newest live band is set to make waves on local stages this summer! Blame the Weekend is a 5-piece act featuring local musicians Matt King (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Rachel Thom (lead vocals, keys), Rajan Das (bass guitar), Gary Yoshida (vocals, lead guitar), and Jason Chaulk (Vocals, drums). All seasoned performers on the local scene, the group's joining of forces has been a long time in the making... and well worth the wait!


Nita Lake, Creekside | Friday, May 16 | 2:00pm-5:00pm:
$10 Paddle boarding and BBQ combo at the Nita Lake Lodge. Sold day of, first come, first served. Demo times will be based on demand. GO Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) on Nita Lake with demos and trial sessions from local SUP manufacturer, Beaver Boards. SUP is the fastest-growing water sport worldwide and Nita Lake in Whistler’s Creekside is perfect for both recreational waterwalkers and adventure SUP racers. All participants who GO SUP will also enjoy a delicious lakeside BBQ from Nita Lake Lodge.

GO Fish

Friday, May 16, 1:30pm-5pm & Saturday | May 17, 9:00am-12:30pm / 1:30pm-5:00pm
Free demos and instructional session led by fly casting instructor, Aaron Goodis. Goodis is certified through the Federation of Fly Fishers and is on the pro staff for Rajeff Sports, G-Loomis and Airflo. Restration is free and available on-site on the day of each session. First come, first served.
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TaG CYCLING Whistler Long Course Triathalon Training Camp

Friday, May 16 & Saturday, May 17:
Receive race specific bike training on the Whistler Long Course Triathlon Course from coaches who have competed at the highest level of cycling. Whether or not you are training for a Triathlon, this is an opportunity to ride faster and more efficiently in a fully supported camp environment. More Information »

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