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The Extended moment - Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs

In 1839, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre invented the daguerreotype, the first photographic process available to the public. Photographs were immediately embraced as a documentary medium: a way to capture actual events in a single still frame, with no fictional elements.

Whistler Blackcomb’s Zones for Beginners, Intermediates and Experts

For first-time visitors, it’s easy to look up at the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and perhaps feel a bit intimidated. Looking around from the lifts, you’ll notice ski tracks going everywhere — between rocks, through the trees, and even off cliffs!

Making Memories

Some of the most magical Whistler experiences happen on the outskirts of the Village, deep in the forests that surround the town. These out-of-the-ordinary activities will make you feel like you are worlds away from your everyday life. They’re perfect for families and those who perhaps don’t ski or snowboard. These stand-out activities will help create awesome memories and give you some epic, brag-worthy stories.

Cold As Ice

Mention the word ice to any skier or snowboarder, and the person will likely shudder and shake as if touched by frozen hands at the start of a massage. The thought of edges sliding uncontrollably through your turn is incredibly frustrating, but that sound — oh, that sound. Ugh!

Preserving Summer for Winter

Humans have preserved food since the beginning of time, capturing the full energy of the sun to dehydrate herbs, fruits, meat and fish or, in cold climates, using ice to freeze food so that we could survive the barren winter months. Sure, we have year-round access to almost everything now, but nothing can beat the taste of local produce preserved at the height of its deliciousness!

Juan Carlos Pérez

From the warmth of Veracruz to the snowy peaks of Whistler, it has been a long road for Mexican Corner Chef Juan Carlos Pérez, who shares his inspirational immigrant story.

The New Influencers

If you truly wish to experience the artwork of the up-and-coming artists, the re-inventors, or the new influencers, step beyond these pages and embark on an adventure of the up-close-and-personal kind through Whistler’s fine art galleries.

Unwind at The Spa

Over the years, Whistler has developed a reputation for being an escape from reality where couples come not only to have fun but to connect or reconnect on a deeper level. With a bounty of activities available, few can compare to the experience of going to the spa.

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.

Squamish

As natural settings go, Squamish offers an abundance of idyllic beauty. Located at the head of a fjord known as Howe Sound, Squamish is where the Sea to Sky Corridor’s rivers converge and empty into the sea.

Pemberton

Nestled in the heart of the Coast Mountains, Pemberton is a small, unassuming town. Despite its sleepy ambiance, it is home to a vibrant community of outdoor enthusiasts.

The Summer Side of Whistler

Summertime in Whistler is different every day. Long days are overflowing with warm sunshine stretching out the possibilities for mountain sightseeing, delectable outdoor dining, wellness retreats, shopping excursions and adrenaline adventures.

Meet the Innovators Behind Whistler’s Bars

Martini. Old Fashioned. Brandy Alexander. Who doesn’t love a classic cocktail? Usually composed of two or three standard ingredients, these time-tested recipes offer a prime opportunity for talented bartenders to put their innovative spin on a drink to create something new from something old. Whether it’s adding bitters, switching up spirits, caramelizing or infusing, get ready to fall in love with these reinvented classics.

Ripe for The Pipe

As one of North America’s biggest and most popular ski resorts, Whistler has naturally become home to quite a few professional skiers and snowboarders. If you know their faces, it’s not uncommon to spot well-known pro riders on the chairlifts, cruising through the Village or grabbing some lunch.

Jumping for Joy — and Gold

Eleven-year-old Sofia Aragon gets giddy every time she has a chance to get airborne on her skis during sessions at the Wednesday night Hoppers’ program at Whistler Olympic Park (WOP). The young Squamish resident found plenty to stoke her enthusiasm during her first season as a ski jumper-in-training in the winter of 2018-’19.

Emily Carr Exhibition

Canadian painters must strive to express Canada. Misty landscapes and gentle cows do not express Western Canada; even the cows know that.” This pithy quote from Emily Carr is breathtaking considering all it embodies — her sharp wit, radical shift in perspective and fearless imagination.

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.

Exploring Vancouver

Shopping is a great way to explore Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods, and if you throw in a few of Vancouver’s “must-do” sightseeing attractions along the way, you have the perfect combination of retail therapy and cultural experiences.

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 and recent opening of the Kees and Claire Hut; learn about our featured local animal, the bobcat; meet the "ambassadors" of the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) through their exhibit featuring photos and artifacts created by the staff, on display until March 2020; plus reminisce about the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and celebrate the 10-year anniversary with Whistlerites from Feb. 12 to March 21, 2020.

My Whistler - A Local's Perspective

Like many Scandinavians, Maria Lundgren literally grew up on skis, both alpine and cross country, but because of her hometown’s location an hour south of the Arctic Circle, much more the latter than the former. Learn how she came to visit Whistler, why she chose to stay and raise a family here, and what are some of her favourite activities and hangouts!

Style and Indulgence - Shopping in Whistler

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!

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 Whistler’s easy access to the backcountry and get powder happy on a “bucket-list” heli-skiing adventure; fuel up for your ski or snowboard day with a fresh tracks mountaintop breakfast and beat the crowds onto the slopes; go downhill tubing at Whistler Blackcomb’s Coca-Cola Tube Park; shop local for that one-of-a-kind-gift at the Made In Whistler Market.

Sommeliers’ Picks

Winter’s snowy mountains and sub-zero temperatures invite comforting restoratives to sip and savour around the fire. What better fits this category than fortified wine? From port and sherry to vermouth and Marsala, fortified wines are made by adding a distilled spirit to wine either before fermentation is complete — which yields sweet, high-proof fortified wine — or near the end, or after fermentation, for a dryer style. Cheers!

Taste & Indulgence

Whistler has you covered for tasty food & drink and unique gifts. Fuel-up with a hearty Aussie meat pie at Peaked Pies on Main Street and try the chunky pepper steak filled with AA Alberta steak smothered in cracked black pepper gravy; treat yourself to a decadent confection at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, just steps from the Whistler Gondola and try some of their many flavours of famous fudge!

What We Love Now

Experience what we love this winter with some local Whistler favourites. Ski-down or take the short drive to visit Creekside Village and indulge in a treat of locally made gelato or sorbet, pick-and-mix candy, healthful smoothies, warming oatmeal bowls and Italian coffees at Confetti Gelato; fulfill your passion for patties at Splitz Grill on Main Street — the local’s favourite casual place with serious burgers, with fresh patties made daily and more than 40 homemade toppings; try some locally made gin or vodka from Whistler’s first local distillery Montis Distilling in Function Junction.
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