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Audain Museum

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.

Bear Viewing: A Family Affair

“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.”

Driving the Sea to Sky Highway

Getting there is half the fun — or perhaps more than half. That is certainly true of the drive up the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler, which ranks consistently as one of the world’s most scenic drives.

The Summer Adrenaline Vacation

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.

Meat But No Potatoes

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.

Hot Spot - Il Caminetto

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.

Herbalicious

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.

Art - Taking the Leap

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.

Local Vibe

Giving you the inside information on what’s happening, what’s fun and what’s new in Whistler. Find out more about the Spearhead Huts Project in Whistler’s backcountry and exciting upgrades and new attractions on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Plus learn about the local areas’ grizzly bear population.

Exploring Vancouver

Vancouver is a stunning destination to visit year-round, but it really comes alive in the summer. Here’s our handy guide on how to make the most of your visit.

Welcome to Whistler

What could be better than summer in Whistler: afternoons by the lake, hiking in the alpine, a barbecue and drinks on the patio? Less than 90 minutes from Vancouver, with options for dining, shopping, galleries and public art, and outdoor adventure, Whistler is at the top of the list of North American mountain towns as a summer destination.

Squamish

Location, location, location: In the case of Squamish, being at the head of a fjord, at the base of one of the world’s largest granite monoliths and less than an hour from both Vancouver and Whistler, it proves its status as an ideally located emerging adventure tourism destination.

The Power of Connecting People & Nature

The Alpine Loop trail system begins with the Alpine Walk trailhead located mere steps from the Blackcomb Mountain end of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. The easy-walking, narrow dirt path leaves the sights and sounds of Whistler Blackcomb’s operations behind. Minutes later, hikers are immediately hit with a view of forever-reaching peaks, snow and sky.

Pemberton

Nestled in a fertile, verdant valley tightly surrounded by incredible mountain peaks, the community of Pemberton is a hidden gem in 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. Offering favourable weather and a large span of level ground, the valley is a prime agricultural zone.

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 summer? Experience decadent dining at winemaker and longtable dinners. Get culturally connected with Whistler’s public art, museums and cultural venues. Embark on an e-bike adventure in the nearby Callaghan Valley or Whistler Olympic Park. Get out on the water and navigate down the River of Golden Dreams.

My Whistler

Brett Tippie leads what many would consider a charmed life. In his late 40s, he has a wife (Sarah) and two daughters (Jess, 9, and Alix, 6), has enjoyed sustained success in two sports, is revered in his community — this past spring he was voted Favourite Local Legend at the Whistler Chamber of Commerce’s annual excellence awards ceremony — and is known to colleagues as the “Director of Good Times” for his gregarious nature.

Calendar of Culinary Events

Art Galleries

Bear Smart Tips

Black bears are constantly on the move in Whistler. They can be seen on the mountains, in the Village and in residential neighbourhoods. They are fast — as in covering 50 feet in one second. They swim and climb. Their intelligence is likened to that of the great apes — or a three-year-old child.

What We Love Now

Experience what we love this summer with some local Whistler favourites. Let the chefs assemble a delicious made-to-order sandwich followed by a decadent doughnut at the newly renovated Portobello. Enjoy a refreshing craft brew, fresh-pressed cider or cocktail with friends on the patio at “The Fitz” (The Fitzsimmons Pub). Experience the innovative menu and signature cocktails of the revamped Aura Restaurant, lakeside, at Nita Lake Lodge. Fuel-up with the bounty of choose-your-own seasonal salad choices, soups, curries and fresh-pressed juices at Shred – A Creative Salad Kitchen.

Big Things Brewing in B.C.

In large cities, you’ll often hear the phrase “something’s always brewing,” but that saying could rightfully be applied to British Columbia these days. With dozens of craft breweries in Vancouver and Victoria plus one or more in nearly every small town, B.C. has become a destination for craft beer lovers.

Sommeliers' Picks

Rosé season is in full bloom. Crisp, refreshing and immensely thirst-quenching, dry rosé wines are the perfect summer sippers. Not quite white and certainly not red, quality pink wines are made from black grapes with some direct skin contact after pressing to impart a pretty blush (although methods do vary).

Events Calendar

Taste & Indulgence

Whistler has you covered for tasty food & drink and unique gifts. Grab a hearty and delicious breakfast pie and a coffee at Peaked Pies; treat yourself to gourmet handmade ice cream, sorbet or frozen yoghurt from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; pick up a custom gift basket to thank that special person at Blackcomb Liquor Store.

Take a Cultural Journey

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.

The Winter Side of Whistler

In wintertime the occupying passion of locals and visitors alike is to ski and snowboard the vast terrain of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. While it’s true that downhill snowsports are considered the main menu, Whistler has a tantalizing cornucopia of other winter activities to try. This coming winter, why not expand your tastes and sample something new?

Spa - Sandal Ready for the summer

If you’re like many Whistler locals and visitors, your feet spent the winter being stuffed into ski and snowboard boots, ice skates and winter boots. With flip-flop weather upon us, it’s time to think about freeing your feet.

Style & Indulgence

Be inspired by the style and indulgence found in Whistler. If you are looking for a day off from adventure, or perhaps you need to gear up for your next adventure, check out these featured products and visit our local retail partners. Happy Shopping!

Golf

In the summer months, there is no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy in Whistler. But in recent years, one sport in particular has caught the attention of ladies: golf.

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