The storytelling traditions of the Squamish and Lil’wat peoples are mostly oral but committing the stories and legends of the First Nations peoples who have inhabited the Sea to Sky Corridor for thousands of years to writing, and sharing them on signs and kiosks along Highway 99, has helped spread those legends to a much wider audience.
“We saw the cubs when they came out of the tree,” says Maya Coleman, age 10. “They peeked around both sides of the tree. It was like the tree had grown ears all of a sudden.”
It was baptism by fire — or, more precisely, the warm glow of a modern, marble-clad, gas-burning fireplace. The new Il Caminetto opened on Dec. 28, 2017, in the middle of the Christmas rush, Whistler’s busiest time of year. By midnight on New Year’s Eve, diners were dancing in a conga line around the restaurant.
Nothing says summer like a glass filled with a big bouquet of garden-fresh herbs. But some cocktails pack an equally mouth-watering punch with no greenery at all.
Ketogenic, paleo, gluten-free — low-carb diets are all the rage and we don’t mind one bit. Who needs sugary processed foods when you can fill up on milk-fed pork, meaty halibut, buttery peas and healthy guacamole? Whistler chefs make low-carb meals a joy to eat. Here are just a few of the healthy options they’re cooking up this summer.
This summer the Audain Art Museum presents Pop Art Prints, a special exhibition featuring the bold images and pure fun of the Pop art movement, June 30 to Sept. 17. The exhibition will showcase 37 works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. by some of the leading artists who defined Pop art, from Jim Dine to James Rosenquist and most famously, Andy Warhol.
As Whistler is practically synonymous with outdoor adventure, many people come here to try a new sport or activity, push their skills further or test their physical limits.
Finding fresh artistic talent takes a leap of faith. There is no proven formula for recognizing a future star, and Whistler gallery owners and directors rely on faith to take on new artists, and so much more. “Discovering” talent takes research, time, and considerable support to incubate up-and-coming artists.