While many places embrace winter as a time of rest and dormancy, a period when the fields lay fallow, the onset of winter in Whistler is when the locals get busy. The first activity is to extricate winter gear from underneath summer gear. Then there are boards and skis to wax, ice skates to sharpen, hockey sticks to tape up, and crazy carpets to unroll. Seasoned experts know that assembling snow-sport clothing takes at least a half day, and that it needs to be done well in advance of Opening Day on the mountains.
The art of photography has seen a vast evolution, especially in recent years since the advent of digital cameras and editing software. Interestingly, there is a community of photographers who purposefully stick to traditional methods and equipment, while others happily embrace digital cameras and post-processing as simply today's way of taking pictures, or taking them even further.
In the Sea to Sky corridor you could spend a lifetime collecting perfect golf experiences. A who’s who of internationally-renowned golf architects, marked along the way by names such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent-Jones Jr. and Bob Cupp, a
In 1926, while Myrtle and Alex Philips of Rainbow Lodge were setting Whistler on the course to becoming the resort we know today, Alison and Ross Barr of Mission purchased an 11-acre parcel at the northeast tip of Green Lake and built the pioneer sawmill settlement of Parkhurst. The time came, however, when enterprise found brighter opportunities elsewhere, and Parkhurst slowly succumbed to a natural death.
Nestled in a fertile valley and tightly surrounded by incredible snowy peaks, the village of Pemberton is a hidden gem at the heart of the Coast Mountains. Located just 25 minutes north of Whistler, Pemberton (known to locals as "Spud Valley") enjoys a slightly warmer and sunnier climate. Combined with the rarity of flat ground amidst the Coast Mountains, this makes the area a prime agricultural zone.
There’s a lot more to biking in Whistler than the world-famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Beyond the bike park’s boundaries lies an abundance of biking experiences for all levels and abilities.