#GOFest2016 Invites Everyone To Come Out and Play

If your 8-year-old isn’t interested in the iBubble Soccer Demo in Rebagliati Park on Sunday, May 22 you should probably check their pulse. GO Fest is going all out for family fun this May Long Weekend in Whistler, May 20-23 and the iBubble Soccer Demo (for ages 7+) is just the tip of the iceberg.

Parents will love the entertainment and immersive learning on offer all weekend. Kids can start the day stand-up paddle boarding at Lakeside Park with Backroads Whistler before swinging through the forest during The Treetop Adventure Race with the Adventure Group.

Roving characters and local musicians will animate Whistler Village, while stories from the Whistler Library Book Bike, LEGO building with the Whistler Museum, encounters with Radical Raptors’ real-life owl, eagle and falcon, and interactive entertainment for kids by Ira Pettle keep boredom at bay and the screens away.

For families that want to golf together, Nicklaus North Golf Clinics will teach participants of all ages the art of chipping and putting. Tiny aspiring snowboarders will love the Burton Kids Riglet Snowboard Park in Village Square courtesy of Showcase Snowboard, Surf and Skate Shop where kids ages three to six years old can get a taste of park life in Village Square on Saturday and Sunday.

Every adventurer will find their path for adventure at GO Fest’s Base Camp in Mountain Square. Base Camp will be hub of activity and information for all of the festival events and activities. Fly fishing clinics, including one just for women, a King of the Beach format beach volleyball tournament at Rainbow Park, yoga, the Whistler Film Festival Adventure Film Series, sailing, golfing, a digital photography clinic and art experiences are some of the many events and activities available in Whistler on May Long weekend.

Play and stay in Whistler during GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival. Book by June 30 and save up to 40 per cent by staying longer through Whistler.com www.whistler.com/events/gofest/.