Archive of: Local Vibe



Chili Thom Summer/Fall 2017

Chili Thom

Fear of failure: It’s an anxiety that holds many of us back from creative adventures — like painting an iconic landscape, composing a quirky song, making a risky film or writing our life’s story. Rare is the soul who lives an artistic life fearlessly, yet joyfully and with a generous, open heart. The Sea to Sky community was blessed to have such a creative voyager live and work amongst us for many years — artist, DJ and filmmaker Chili Thom.

Local Vibe Summer/Fall 2017

Local Vibe

Giving you the inside information on what’s happening, what’s fun and what’s new in Whistler. Find out who some of Whistler's network or pathways and green spaces are named after. Learn more about Whistler's namesake, the hoary mormot. Experience authentic First Nations culture.

Why Don't You Summer/Fall 2017

Why Don't You

Whistler’s awe-inspiring scenery is the backdrop for an exceptional variety of activities. Why don't you try some of these unforgettable Whistler experiences this summer. Test your aim at Whistler Olympic Park. Take in an outdoor concert at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Savour a mountain top feast at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain. Venture off-road with Canadian Wilderness Adventures.

Raves & Faves Summer/Fall 2017

Raves & Faves

In each issue we meet a local Whistlerite to find out their Raves & Faves. This is Isobel MacLaurin's Whistler. Isobel MacLaurin is 85, and she’s still in love with life — and the mountains. After moving to B.C., Isobel and Don were married, started a family and visited what was then known as Alta Lake, deciding to build their “summer cabin” along nearby Alpha Lake. They immediately put their stamp on the community: she as a pioneering artist, he as one of the first recreational trail builders.

Parallel Histories Summer/Fall 2017

Parallel Histories

In 2017, as Canada celebrates 150 years since Confederation, it’s interesting to note that in large measure, the post-European-settlement history of what is now one of the world’s most popular mountain resort towns parallels the larger story of the West, said Brad Nichols, the Whistler Museum and Archives’ executive director and curator.

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