Wanderlust in Whistler: For the Adventurer in You

Wanderlust…it’s such a gorgeous word, isn’t it? According to the dictionary, it means “a strong desire to travel”. For most people, wanderlust can come in one of two forms. First, the wanderlust bug can bite you, and after years of being content of where you are, you suddenly feel a sudden, strong desire that you suddenly can’t ignore. You want to go out, travel, and see what the world has to offer you! Second, your wanderlust can be inside you all along, just bubbling quietly under the surface, and every day you can feel it growing stronger and stronger, until the siren song can no longer be ignored. Maybe you need a break from your humdrum, routine life. Maybe you need some time to recharge and refresh yourself. Either way, when the wanderlust hits you, there is no choice but to satisfy your need to travel.

It’s no wonder that the locals of the beautiful town of Whistler celebrate the Wanderlust Whistler festival every July 30 to August 3. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience filled with music, laughter, adventure, and delicious food, these five amazing days are a must-do on your calendar! Wanderlust Whistler is such an amazing opportunity that you can experience with friends and family, or if you want to experience it alone, chances are you are going to meet new friends at the end of your five-day journey!


Wanderlust Whistler offers a range of gorgeous physical activities for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike. You can choose from a wide range of different guided outdoor activities, as each day of the Wanderlust festival brings a new adventure to your doorstep…as long as you step out of it! Go for a trail run or a sunset hike to get your blood pumping, or if you really want to feel that adrenaline rush, you can also choose to go on a mountain biking tour! However, if you want to connect with nature on a more serene, peaceful level, you can also choose to experience a mountaintop meditation group, complete with calming live music.

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 Of course, Wanderlust Whistler wouldn’t be a great experience on an empty stomach, so it’s a good thing that there are so many food vendors around the festival! You can experience a whole gastronomic adventure by visiting the dozens of food vendors in the Food Co-op, or if you prefer a truly exceptional local dining experience, make sure to reserve a spot at the Farm to Table Dinner! The great thing about Wanderlust food is that it’s delicious, it’s fresh, and it’s unpretentious…just healthy and delicious ingredients prepared simply to bring out flavors that you’ll never forget. For those who want to have a spot of delicious beverages to go with their meals, there is also Wanderlust Uncorked, which features some of the best craft wines and beers in the country.

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…Or Connect with Yourself

One of the best quotes about Wanderlust Whistler: “It’s always amazing to be surrounded by people who are willing to move, and be moved.” Wanderlust Whistler is more than a place to build memories and experience new things; it’s also a place to build a new you! The Speakeasy is one of the most sought-after experiences during the Wanderlust festival. The lectures are always inspiring and amazing, and there are always so many people to listen to, from all different walks of life! You can listen to health experts, authors, musicians, yogis, and film makers. You can ask them questions, get expert advice, and maybe consider a road that you’ve never considered for yourself before. This is the magic of the Wanderlust festival: you will find yourself considering, not the road less traveled, but the one you’ve not looked at before.


Just Have FUN!

The Wanderlust Whistler festival also features The Festival Grounds, where you and your companions (or just you, if you’re travelling alone) can sit down, and just take a break. Spend some time in the Uncommons, where you can listen to live music, grab a bite to eat, or take a nap in the sun! Or you can head over to the Rue Boheme, where the all-day live music will definitely make you want to break out in an impromptu dance with that gorgeous new friend that you made a few seconds ago.  If you’re in the mood for some souvenirs, you can browse around at the Kula Market, where you can buy home-made trinkets, munch down on some home-made goodies, and generally enjoy that laid-back.

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Being a part of the Wanderlust Whistler festival is an experience that you will always treasure for the rest of your life, so it makes sense that you would want to make the most of it! Visit http://wanderlust.com/festivals/whistler/ so that you can have an idea of how to schedule your visit. If you are visiting the festival for the first time, there are also a lot of great tips on that website on how to make your experience enjoyable, fun, and safe!

So, make sure to book a ticket to the 2015 Wanderlust Whistler festival, and you will surely experience a side of yourself that you never knew was there!