On July 27th 2014, the Ironman Canada triathlon returns to Whistler for the 2nd year. The iconic endurance race will take competitors through a 2.4-mile swim in Alta Lake, a 112-mile bike ride touring through the Callaghan Valley and Pemberton, and finally a 26.2-mile run around Whistler. Even though the average triathlete is male, more women are signing up for one of the toughest endurance events on the planet.
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
While beer in North America has traditionally been considered a ‘man’s’ beverage, the times are changing: last year’s inaugural Whistler Village Beer Festival drew a crowd of close to 2300 that seemed almost half male, half female. President and Founder of Vancouver’s Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers Shae De Jaray says within the craft brewing industry, 25% of the market is now women, and the number is growing.
The only thing that can improve on Whistler’s fresh mountain air and incredible views is to enjoy both from one of its fine patios …drink in hand. Yes, summer means patio season in Whistler, and there are no shortage of great spots to try. Check out our guide to some of the best patios in town and a selection of the seasonal cocktails available.
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.