Rob Boyd’s World Cup downhill victory in 1989 has been hailed by many as the greatest sporting moment in Whistler’s history — even surpassing the Olympic gold medals won by locals Ross Rebagliati, Maelle Ricker and Ashley McIvor DeMerit, because it happened right here in town.
A street in Whistler, slightly off the beaten path, is home to a mouthwatering smorgasbord of international cuisines. This foodie heaven is called Main Street, and within steps of each other, you can opt for Italian, Mexican, Australian, Asian and North American fare.
Whistler’s spectacular scenery is the backdrop for an exceptional variety of activities. Why don't you try some of these unforgettable Whistler experiences this summer? Let gravity assist you as you experience the Whistler Bike Park on a Gravity A-Ride with Alpine Riding; light up your night with Vallea Lumina as you discover a secret valley and unravel the story of a two hikers, a father-daughter duo, who set off to discover it long ago; turn off … tune in … chill out as you experience the tranquility of forest bathing on Canadian Wilderness Adventures’ Medicine Trail in the serene old-growth forest of the Callaghan Valley; embark on a high-elevation heli adventure with a scenic flight to a spectacular ancient ice cave — or combine the ice cave tour with a trip to the steaming cavern of an active volcano — with No Limits Heli Adventures.
In the early 1990s, Whistler was in the throes of a development boom. “We talked about a ‘crane-o-metre’ at the time,” said then and current Whistler resident Ken Melamed, speaking about the formative years of the community’s then-fledgling environmental group, the Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE).
Experience what we love this summer with some local Whistler favourites. Pick-up a fresh loaf of naturally leavened organic sourdough and enjoy an espresso with an in-house baked goody at BReD – Organic Sourdough in Creekside; grab a fresh slice for lunch or order your favorite Sicilian pan-style pizza with a Detroit crust — cheesed right to the edge, at Functional Pie Pizza in Function Junction; whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner, Pangea Pod’s Living Room has delicious and affordable eats and check out the exceptional view over the Village Stroll while enjoying a refreshing beverage on their rooftop patio.