Whistler Cantando Music Festival


Whistler Cantando Music Festival is a three-day, non-competitive band and choir festival that brings together schools from across Western Canada and Washington State. Held in the beautiful Whistler Village, it is big enough to have all the amenities of a world class resort, yet small enough for you to feel its unique mountain culture and hospitalities.

Celebrating 20 years at the Whistler Resort!

“This was our first time attending this festival.  Having heard so many great things about the festival, we finally had a chance to try it out.  I can’t say enough on how refreshing the experience was.  The adjudicators were fantastic.  it was refreshing to hear some new approaches and fresh ideas.  The competitive nature of the festival was supported by every instructor and was embraced by all the students and teachers involved.  Hearing groups from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberts, the USA and abroad was great for my students.  Thank you for an amazing musical experience and learning opportunity for my music students.  The hotel staff was fantastic and the proximity of the hotel to the conference centre was great especially in the rain and hail. My students embraced the opportunity to work on their cooking skills and made for an ‘whole’ learning experience."

​- Kathy Fester, Heritage Woods Secondary School

"​Thanks so much for such a fantastic trip. Of all the trips that I have taken my choir on, this was definitely the best. The hotel was a lot of fun, Whistler Village feels so safe, the scenery is memorable, the clinicians were excellent, the concerts were great, and the massed choir was such a positive experience. My students, and my parent chaperones, can't say enough good things. Thanks for all of your excellent communication in helping us organize this."

- Jean-Marie Michaud, Seattle Youth Choir and Eckstein Middle School Choir

2017 Festival Photos

April 26-29, 2018