It’s interesting that two of the biggest events happening this weekend are so diametrically opposite – on the rough and ready man time side of the scale, the Dusty’s BBQ Championships, and on the other, the annual Wanderlust Festival, a gathering of yogis and yoga fanatics. Call them what you will, but when a town that’s as positive as Whistler gets an extra karmic dose of good vibes, you can’t say this is an awful weekend to be around. Sure, their food orders are a little more particular than an average weekenders diet (no, we don’t have kale), but that’s small potatoes compared to the mass effect of smiling faces in sunny weather.
So what is there to look forward to this weekend at Wanderlust?
Well, as has become the norm during summertime, some amazing acts are set to hit the stage in the Olympic Plaza. An indie hip hop legacy is playing Friday Night, and although it’s a ticketed event, it will be worth checking out. That act is none other than RJD2. You know RJD2. Trust us.
Then, there’s the Speakeasy Lectures. “Lectures’ is probably not the right term, as it’s a more casual, intimate affair with some of the best minds weighing in on the world of spirituality. Previous speakers include the name to have on a list, Deepak Chopra, as well as techno artist Moby, actress and author Mariel Hemingway, and Congressman Tim Ryan – a wide variety of speakers on a wide variety of subjects.
Gastronomically speaking, The Farm to Table Dinner is not a new concept, especially in a conscious town like Whistler, but it certainly strikes a chord with our ethically and globally focused visitors this weekend. The menu looks mouthwatering, and yes, there is something for you carnivores out there as well. In a similar vein, Winederlust takes a look at local, organic, and biodynamic wines (Aug. 1st) and beers (Aug. 2nd) from across BC.
It’s no secret that we live in one of the most vibrantly beautiful places in the country, especially with the alpine flowers in full bloom right now. Why not take advantage of it and grab your camera? Photographer Ali Kaukas invites guests to bring their cameras on a nature hike, to capture some phenomenal shots of North America’s most exquisite terrain.
Tickets for all of the events can be found here, and with what looks to be an amazing weekend for weather, it doesn’t matter if you’re looking to centre your chakras or chow down on chicken wings, have fun doing it.
(New to yoga? Check out this video to get yourself up to speed.)