For over thirty years Gibbons Whistler has been celebrating with people from all over the world and established themselves as a leader in the hospitality industry. The creation of Backyard Aprés was based on a growing following that festivals organizers have seen from their flagship festivals, as well as a growing need for a celebration of community and live music in Squamish. Squamish is the ideal location, and literally in Vancouver and Whistler’s “backyard.”


The Whistler Village was created in 1979 and so were we. Since then we have grown... from Whistler's first pub, to the proud owners of the Longhorn Saloon, Buffalo Bills, Tapley's Pub, the FireRock Lounge, Garfinkel's, Norman Rudy's, and most recently, Deep Cove Brewery and Distillery. We are even more proud that each of these establishments is being led by people who have grown up within. Our key to success has been in connecting our team's passion with opportunity... and the opportunities here are endless. 


Since then we have started to branch out and pursue new opportunities in music, travel, and festivals; fueled by the passion of the great people we have at Gibbons. Our dedicated and passionate Festivals & Events team is the brains and brawn behind the Whistler Village Beer Festival , Great Okanagan Beer Festival , Clover Valley Beer Festival, and are contracted for service for many popular events in the Sea to Sky corridor. We are thrilled to be bringing our love for this area, passion for events, and expertise in hospitality to your "backyard." 


To learn more about Gibbons Whistler we invite you to check out www.gibbonswhistler.com


a day of good music, good people and good times.

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