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Why Don't You Winter/Spring 2018

Why Don't You

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 winter? Unleash your inner lumberjack at Forged Axe Throwing; ski fast, shoot straight at Whistler Olympic Park; escape to the land of relaxation at Scandinave Spa; take in some Après Art at the Audain Art Museum; lace up your skates at the Whistler Olympic Plaza; take in a live show, experience live music, theatre and comedy in Whistler.

My Whistler Winter/Spring 2018

My Whistler

At the age of 7 or 8, Dean Nelson knew he was “different” from most other boys, but didn’t tell his parents. He was still “very ambiguous” about his sexuality until 1993, while he was working at the then-new Holiday Inn Sunspree in Whistler, one of the sponsors of what was called Altitude at the time, a.k.a. Gay Ski Week. After coming “out” around that time, he started helping at some of the events. With the festival in need of rescuing, he and a group of friends took a leap of faith by taking over in 2006.

Local Vibe Winter/Spring 2018

Local Vibe

Giving you the inside information on what’s happening, what’s fun and what’s new in Whistler. Find out who or what some of Whistler's neighbourhoods are named after. As well as about new facilities and new attractions on Whistler Mountain.

What We Love Now Winter/Spring 2018

What We Love Now

Experience what we love this winter with some local Whistler favourites. Enjoy a refreshing brew with friends at Handlebar Café & Après. Experience great food, paired with local beer and wine in a casual atmosphere at Hunter Gather Eatery & Taphouse. Visit Fifi’s Bistro for gracious, welcoming dining and a menu packed full of “made-in-house” delights. Indulge in unique variations of the classics in the casual elegance of Legs Diamond Supper Club.

Whistler Winter/Spring 2018

Whistler

Whether you are visiting Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor for the first time or you are a seasoned regular, no matter where today’s adventure takes place, there is one given: spectacular scenery will surround you. Although Whistler has the reputation of being North America’s top four-season resort and the heart of Sea to Sky Country, there is no question you will be equally entranced by the natural beauty in and around the neighbouring communities of Squamish and Pemberton.

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.

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.

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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