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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.