Winter-Spring 2019

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Vancouver - Arts, Cultural and Scientific Hub

The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, Canada’s West Coast hub, is known for its stunning scenery and many unique outdoor attractions — Stanley Park, Chinatown, Grouse Mountain, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and historic Gastown spring immediately to mind. But it’s also home to enough artistic, cultural and scientific attractions to keep young and old fascinated for days on end.

Soft Snow, Hard Lessons - Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding in Deep Powder

Powder, pow, champagne powder … whatever you call it, skimming through the soft, deep snow is what most skiers and snowboarders live for.

Audain Art Museum - Storytelling through Art

Go outside your comfort zone. Take a risk. Send it. The spirit of Whistler lives in these mottos. This winter, the Audain Art Museum will embody the spirit of risk and embark on a bold new initiative with an exhibition by artist Joseph Tisiga titled “Tales of an Empty Cabin: Somebody Nobody Was ...”

Pemberton - Discover A Winter Playground

Nestled in the heart of the Coast Mountains, Pemberton is a small, unassuming town. But despite its sleepy ambiance, it is home to a vibrant community of outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it’s skiing steep chutes on the surrounding mountains, jumping off cliffs on snowmobiles or hiking from cabin to cabin through the backcountry, Pemberton’s residents make a lifestyle out of enjoying their natural playground.

Whistler's Olympic Legacies

Hosting the Olympics is a big job, but in 2010 Whistler’s long-sought-after dream became a reality when Vancouver won the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. As the Host Mountain Resort, several of the snow sports and all the sliding sport events were held in Whistler, which spurred the construction of new facilities like Whistler Olympic Park and the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Whistler Dining Classics

New chairlifts. New trails. New ownership for Whistler Blackcomb. Clearly, the resort is going through an era of major change. But when it comes to dining, there are certain dishes that remain constant. For a relatively young ski resort and municipality, Whistler boasts an abundance of beloved restaurants that have stood the test of time — in these cases, two decades or longer.

Exhale and Unwind - Relaxing Whistler Spa treatments

Whistler is known for its adventurous spirit, its “live life to the fullest” attitude and play-hard mentality. However, that kind of all-out energy needs to be tempered and balanced if you’re going to maintain it. Whistler’s spas know this and have a great range of treatments designed to help you unwind both physically and mentally. Here are a few of the many treatment options that will keep you playing in the mountains longer.

Woman in Charge - Executive Chef Isabel Chung

Female executive chefs are a lot like award-winning hotel restaurants — rarities in an industry where both still face bias. So, in some respects, Isabel Chung is practically a unicorn. Executive chef of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, she is currently the only top-toque-wearing boss lady in the entire group of 76 Fairmont hotels and resorts worldwide.

Browse Whistler's Galleries

Whistler has some incredible art galleries to discover, with each one showcasing incredible artistic talent and an openness that invites you in to appreciate it. From iconic Canadian wildlife and landscapes, to internationally renowned contemporary works, to graphically enhanced photographic pieces, the full spectrum is yours to explore.

Après-Ski Activities for the Whole Family

While skiing or snowboarding is often No. 1 on any winter visitor’s to-do list, Whistler has a lot more to offer than just sliding on the resort’s massive slopes. There’s no need for your day to end by mid-afternoon, as many of Whistler’s activities and adventures can be enjoyed after the mountains close.

Mixin' It Up with Whistler's Top Mixologists

Classic cocktails never go out of style, but Whistler’s best mixologists are constantly innovating and challenging themselves with bold new ingredients, techniques and presentations to delight and surprise. Here are just a few of their latest and greatest creations conjured for the winter season.

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 Pangea Pod Hotel, Whistler’s newest style of accommodation; learn about our featured local animal, the grouse; ride the new lifts and find out more about the new attractions on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Squamish Attracting Adventure-Seekers

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympics, and the highway upgrades that preceded the games, opened a lot of eyes to the wonders of Squamish as a place to discover. Before then, the town — situated halfway between Vancouver and Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway — was considered by many as just a rest stop between the two better-known destinations.

My Whistler

It seems that whatever Kristen Robinson does — whether it’s producing an event, partying with friends or stepping up to the microphone to be a “last-minute MC” — she does it with exceedingly good humour. Perhaps that’s why she’s such a Whistler personality — or why it’s no surprise that her job title with her company, Kristen Robinson Productions, is “Fearless Leader.”

WHISTLER Welcome to Sea to Sky Country

Winter is a magical season in Whistler, and not just because it’s home to North America’s leading resort for skiing and snowboarding.

Sommeliers' Picks - Sparkling Wine for Any Occasion

Sparkling wine goes hand-in-flute with celebration. Whatever the type — Champagne, cava, crémant or prosecco — there is an alluring, festive quality about the pop of the cork, the stream of tiny bubbles floating up the glass and the nose-tickling mousse.

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!

Right on Target - Biathlon’s Popularity on the Rise Thanks to Athletes, WOP Public Programs

Gillian Gowling gets almost as much of a kick out of seeing youngsters succeed in the Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) biathlon range as she does competing in the sport herself.

Tips for Buying and Selling Real Estate in Whistler

Over the years, the enchantment of Whistler has spread worldwide, thanks to the 3 million guests per year who visit our mountain resort town. As you experience all that Whistler has to offer, whether on the mountains or in the valley, you too might decide you want to own a home here.

The Summer Side of Whistler

Summertime in Whistler serves up an embarrassment of riches: endless exciting activities; an abundance of freshly picked, locally grown fare; multiple freshwater lakes ideal for dock diving and paddling; alpine hikes amongst wildflowers and wildlife; and entertaining outdoor concerts and shows. Can you really have too much of a good thing? In a word — yes. If you schedule your holiday too compactly, it’s possible you’ll come away feeling like you haven’t had a real break.

Whistler Makes Access for All a Priority

Since the spring of 2009, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has made it a priority to assess the accessibility of the resort’s built environment for people with both visible and non-visible disabilities.

Art Galleries

Visit Whistler’s exceptional galleries to admire an array of artistic talent and perhaps find that unique piece for your home. From Canadian wildlife and landscapes, to photo-stenciling works to internationally renowned contemporary pieces.

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? Experience the thrill of public bobsleigh and skeleton and watch the world’s best bobsleigh and skeleton athletes compete; embark on a guided Whistler tour with Whistler Valley Tours; enjoy an ice cave — or ice cap — adventure with Head Line Mountain Holidays; get ready for your mountain adventure and have your skis or snowboard delivered to you.

What We Love Now

Experience what we love this winter with some local Whistler favourites. Relax with a single-origin coffee and tasty treat at Cranked Espresso; experience unique First Nations cuisine at the Thunderbird Café in the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre; join some locals to watch your favorite game on TV and indulge in some delicious pub fare at Roland’s Creekside Pub.

Whistler Adaptive Sports Program Turns 20

Olivia Rey has lived most of her life in Whistler, and like many, skiing and snowboarding on the mountains have always been a big part of that life. But it wasn’t until a few months after Nov. 1, 2015 — “a date that will stSince the spring of 2009, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has made it a priority to assess the accessibility of the resort’s built environment for people with both visible and non-visible disabilities.

Taste & Indulgence

Whistler has you covered for tasty food & drink and unique gifts. Fuel-up with a hearty Aussie meat pie at Peaked Pies, but with a twist… have you ever tried Kangaroo? treat yourself to the tantalizing, bubbly, caramelized delight of seafoam from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; pick up a custom gift basket to thank that special person at Blackcomb Liquor Store.
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