Fall in Whistler – Top 10 Things to Do

Fall can be the best time to visit Whistler Resort.

Weather can be amazing, crowds less & deals plentiful.

Check out the top 10 things to do in Whistler in this fall.

Alpine Hiking


September and October have seen some of the most fantastic weather in past years, this coupled with the fact that the crowds are smaller in the fall months in Whistler, make it a real treat to get out to hike in the alpine. Take in the last of the alpine splendour and get started ski season on your fitness program. There are many epic hikes in and around Whistler and the Sea to Sky, check out some favourites here.

Get Fit for the Slopes

Autumn is a great time to get started on your pre ski season fitness regime so your legs are ready to rock and roll on opening day, and the best part is you’ll be able to get out of bed the next day! Starting early means you can build up slowly and maintain longer, and it is also a good way to prevent injury. Get 4 top tips in our ski fit post here.

Bike Like There’s No One Watching (because there probably isn’t)

Autumn mountain biking is known for tacky conditions, less dust, more comfortable air temperatures, “hero dirt,” and way lest people on the trails and in the park. Even in the rain (or sometimes snow) Whistler die-hards keep pedaling and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is usually open until mid-October. Mud rules, greasy corners are fun, and filthy clothes and a dirty face only prove how much fun you had.

Walk on Water

Or at least paddle on it. While Whistler’s lakes can be a bit chilly for swimming in the Autumn months they’re still perfectly good for floating upon. Mountain Life Magazine publisher Todd Lawson is one of Whistler’s premier Stand Up Paddleboard enthusiasts.

“Out on the lakes the autumn scenery is what it’s all about,” Todd says. “Especially those days when the winds are really calm, everything is quiet and you get a nice visual blast from all the fall colours in the trees and maybe a dusting of snow on the mountains. It’s totally serene.”

Fishy Business

Autumn brings salmon into the rivers south of town and the trout in the Whistler lakes start to get hungry and less picky about what they’ll bite. ”The lakes get good in the autumn because you have that sweet window where they go from too warm to too cold,” says Whistler Flyfishing’s Brian Niska. “So you get that magic temperature where the fish are feeding and they’re not too selective –you can put a leech pattern on and call’er good.”

Check out the Insider’s fishing post for a better look at local fishing.


The slower pace of autumn makes for perfect for shopping in Whistler. With winter approaching and all the latest ski and snowboard gear lining the shelves, you need to take a little time to try things on, test out multiple brands and models and basically get yourself as prepared as possible to rip that pow once it arrives. Check out the Whistler Insider’s Local Walk and Shop tour if you need more guidance but the best shopping often comes from wandering around and letting your instincts sniff out the best deals.

Or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, the annual Turkey Sale,a massive flea-market of winter gear that attracts thousands, happens every (Canadian) Thanksgiving Weekend. It’s mayhem, but it’s fun.

Pamper Thyself

Feeling creaky in the joints? Rainy day blues happening every day? Time to spa it up. Whistler has plenty of spas and wellness facilities. The Scandinave is always popular and I can personally attest that the Thai Stem Foot Massage at Avello is no joke either.

Insider tip from a girl here in the offices –“You can go to the Spa at the Four Seasons, or any other one, for a morning massage from a registered massage therapist (RMT) and then just relax there and enjoy the facility for the entire day.”
Now that’s what I’m talking about.

Dandelion Dog

Just because Summer is officially over doesn’t mean the pound dogs suddenly stop needing their daily walks. Head a few minutes north of the Village to WAG – Whistler Animals Galore and see if they have any puppies that need a stroll. Drop in walking hours are 1-4pm daily and few things help a person make friends in this town as quickly as a happy pooch.


Many of Whistler’s finest restaurants often reward their locals and autumn customers with fantastic deals and affordable set-menu specialties.With 100+ places to eat and some truly world class offerings autumn dining in Whistler has enough options to brighten even the greyest of days. (Combine this one with #2 Hit the Gym for guilt-free enjoyment of all those fantastic meal deals.)

Read, Learn, Get Cultured

Even though Whistler is an outdoor paradise there is lots happening inside and the rainy days of pre-winter are the best time to check out stuff you won’t have time for once the snow falls. “There’s tons of awesome stuff happening at the library,” says Nadine. The Whistler Public Library website has dozens of events listed and often has university professors speaking on top scientific topics and current events.

Not to be outdone, The Whistler Arts Council generally fires up the pre-winter stoke with their Out of Bounds:Tales from the Backcountry photography exhibit as well as an excellent live music performance series. Check their events listings.

Over at the Whistler Museum and Archives there’s always something cool happening there and its listed on theirevents page.They often host debates and lectures to coincide with the annual Whistler Readers and Writers Festival which takes place each October and sees some of Canada’s top authors in town for a weekend of readings, workshops and parties.

Of course, sitting in your private vacation rental home reading books is never a bad idea either. Happy Fall season in Whistler.

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Crankworx Whistler :: August 2015

Whistler Crankworx 2015 :: Fun for All Ages

crankworx whistlerBorn in Whistler BC, Crankworx is a 10-day multi-disciplinary mountain bike festival celebrating epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and vertical-dropping riding.

This year, August 7-16, the downhill, slopestyle and enduro legends of the world return to Whistler to battle for freeride glory. Nowhere else will you see competitors of this caliber gathered in one place.

Combined with a weekend Concert Series, the GoPro Dirt Diaries, the Deep Summer Photo Challenge, Kidsworx and Familyworx, exhibitions, demos and clinics, parties and après, Crankworx Whistler truly encapsulates the best of summer on the West Coast.

whistler family-events-crankworxHere’s a great shot of the kids giving it their all at Kidworx and Familyworx 2014.

To check out the full schedule of events for this year’s festival: Whistler Crankworx Schedule

And for the latest on Facebook : Whistler Crankworx on Facebook




Whistler Crankworx Video:

Enjoy a preview of the 2015 Whistler Red Bull Joyride course.

Crankworx Volunteers Needed

And what makes any event Fabulous is the VOLUNTEERS! Crankworx organizers are looking for additional volunteers this year.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, and those who are between 16 and 18 must have a parent sign a waiver.

Those who volunteer with receive a Crankworx T-shirt, and for every 12 hours worked, a voucher for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. At the wrap-up party, all volunteers will receive the chance to win from a pool of draw prizes.

Those looking to help out can sign up at www.crankworx.com/whistler/volunteer.

Foodworx Returning For 2015

Foodworx is back for this edition of Crankworx to support the Whistler Community Services Society’s food bank.

Local businesses are being asked to solicit food or funds for the food bank, which typically experiences a lull in donations during the summer months.

The winning organization, determined by weight of food donated per employee, will receive a Call of the Wild ATV tour for four, which was donated by Canadian Wilderness Adventures.

Last year, the campaign brought in 755 pounds of food and over $7,000 to the food bank. Thornhill Real Estate Group topped all businesses in 2014.

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Whistler Village Beer Festival

3rd Annual Whistler Village Beer Festival.

Back again, bigger & better in Whistler Resort.

You thought last year was fun? Over 80 breweries, 6 seminars, 4 cask events and 7000 attendees are sure to make this year even better.

Here’s a teaser video to get you stoked…

This year’s main event will stretch over Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Whistler Olympic Plaza, doubling hosting capacity (3,500 per day) and the number of breweries (40 per day) on display.

Whistler Beer Festival Tickets:

There will be weekend passes for those who would like to attend both days, as well as the beer festival’s educational and culinary program that will stretch over a five-day period.  Liquor service will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. on both days.

beermebc.com press release June 9, 2015, highlights what new for this year:

whistler beer festival 2015The festival’s expansion doesn’t stop there; in partnership with the Province of British Columbia and Resort Municipality of Whistler,  the festival is hosting a brewing industry icon panel discussion called “Master Crafters”. This will be the kick off event of the festival, held on Friday September 18 at the Westin Hotel and Spa Whistler.


“Master Crafters” will be hosted by Destination B.C.’s beer blogger and author of Craft Beer Revolution, the Thirsty Writer – Joe Wiebe. Wiebe will be moderating a B.C. and American panel through topics such as expansion, difference in style, generational shift and the limitations of the industry.


The B.C. panel includes Brent Mills of Four Winds Brewing Co. from Delta, Gary Lohin of Central City Brewers & Distillers from Surrey, and Sean Hoyne of Hoyne Brewing Co., from Victoria. The American panel consists of; Jamie Floyd, Co-founder and brewer at Ninkasi Brewing, from Eugene O.R., Kim Jordan, co-founder and CEO of New Belgium Brewing, from Fort Collins C.O., and Dick Cantwell co-founder and former Brewmaster at Elysian Brewing, from Seattle W.A. Once the talks are done, the Emerald Ballroom at the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler, will transform into a reception style event with live local music and lots of mingling with the craft brewing industries A-list.

For a complete list of events and times and to buy tickets check out the Festival website.

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Wanderlust Whistler 2015

Find your True North at Wanderlust Whistler

Wanderlust is the mother of all yoga retreats and most definitely belongs on your summer bucket list.

Wanderlust Festivals are all-out celebrations of mindful living. Combine that with one of the most spectacular places on the planet and you have an unforgettable weekend adventure!

wanderlust whistlerThis years event is no less amazing musically speaking, Michael Franti performs Saturday Aug 1 at Whistler Olympic Plaza at 7pm. Also performing during the festival is Nahko and Medicine for the People, High and Mighty Brass Band and MC Yogi.

Stephanie Florian sums it up in the Westender:

With so many amazing teachers on the roster like Seane Corn, Shiva Rea and Ana Forest to name a few, you may also recognize a few of your favorite local lululemon ambassadors. Take your time planning and mapping your classes in order to enrich and embrace your overall Wanderlust experience. Hard core yogis will love the back-to-back classes offered all day (many of them outdoors) but don’t forget to mix in some chanting, lectures, hooping, hikes, runs, slackline and chill time. New this year are the Soulscape yoga classes accompanied by DJs and rocking playlists. Be prepared to experience a flashback, as this year’s playlists will include Pink Floyd and the Police. I highly recommend any class or event led by MC Yogi. Rumor has it he will be leading the Yogi Tribe celebration this year, a final wrap party to end the festival.

Unplug the ordinary and discover the extraordinary.

The Wanderlust Whistler experience includes:

  • Practice – Yoga & Mediatation
  • Listen – Music & Performances
  • Explore – Hikes, Runs, Biking, Outdoor Expeditions and more
  • Learn – Speakeasy Talks
  • Taste – Local and Sustainable Foods

Wanderlust Taste Local and Sustainable FoodsGrass-fed, cold-pressed, small-batch, gluten-free … if it’s got a hyphen and is good to eat, it’s likely at Wanderlust. Wanderlust offers healthy fare throughout the festival, whether you’re grabbing a quick bite from the hand-picked vendors in our Food Co-op or sitting down at the Farm to Table Dinner, our mountain top local food experience. For those with a wee bit of thirst, we also offer Wanderlust Uncorked, small gatherings featuring the best craft wine & beer and even better company.

To find out what may appeal to you check out the full schedule here…

Wanderlust Whistler 2015 Event Schedule

Whistler Wanderlust Video 2015

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Whistler Lakes :: Beaches & Swimming

Find Clean Mountain Water, Sun & Fun at Whistler’s Lakes.

Whether you’re into relaxing on the beach, soaking up the rays, or training for Whistler Ironman.

And you can bring your furry friend with you to the dog-friendly Whistler parks.

Hello BC says…

Whistler’s beaches are easily accessible and feature great amenities for families, including kids’ play areas, grassy fields and picnic tables. Many beaches offer kayak or canoe rentals, and some have volleyball and tennis courts.  

Read more and check out the list of local beaches below:

Whistler Summer Fun at Alta Lake

Alta Lake Whistler

Lakeside Park

This quaint beach makes a great get-away for the whole family. It’s equipped with a kids’ play area, picnic tables and barbecue. Dive into the warm waters or rent canoes, boats and windsurfers. Lakeside Park is on Lakeside Road at Alta Lake.

Lost Lake

Lost Lake isn’t really lost, but it is secluded. This popular sandy beach has a kids’ play area, picnic tables and a concession stand. The shallow swimming area is perfect for junior swimmers. Lost Lake is located just off Lost Lake Road, a short walk from Whistler Village.

Rainbow Park

This popular park has it all: a sandy beach, charming wharf and terrific amenities that include picnic tables, beach volleyball courts, barbecues and kids’ playground. A large dock floats offshore for swimmers. Rainbow Park is just off Alta Lake Road.

Summer Fun at Alpha Lake

Alpha Lake Whistler BC

Alpha Lake Park

Alpha Lake Park has a delightful beach on its north side, as well as picnic tables with elevated barbecues on a grass lawn. Have energy to burn? Play on the volleyball and tennis courts, or enjoy the kids’ play area. Canoe and dinghy rentals are also available. Alpha Lake Park is located at the south end of Whistler Valley near Creekside.

Meadow Park

This idyllic picnic spot is set on the banks of the River of Golden Dreams. From here, behold one of the valley’s most magnificent views of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains. Meadow Park is located in Alpine Meadows.

Wayside Park

While Wayside Park’s beach may be small, it still has all the attractions: clear water, barbeques, picnic tables and kayak rentals. Wayside Park is just off Alta Lake Road.

And if you’re still not decided after checking out the list you can read what people are saying about Lost Lake on Trip Advisor.

Lost Lake Log

Whistler mountain looks so peaceful reflected in Lost Lake early in the morning.

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Whistler Hiking and Lakes :: Summer Fun in BC Mountains

Whistler Hiking Trails.

Photos & information about Whistler area lakes to hike to.

For novice to expert hikers looking to get some exercise and get off the beaten path, with or without their dogs. Escape the crowds in Whistler Village and check out Whistler’s alpine lakes for a peaceful tour or picnic paradise.

BC Parks  has great info on hikes up to beautiful alpine lakes in and around Whistler. If you haven’t been up to Joffre Lakes yet, here is an excerpt from the posting on the site, where you will find all the info you need to get up and get going…

Joffre Lakes

whistler hiking to joffre lakesUpper Joffre Lake Upper Joffre Lake

Steeply rising from Lower Joffre Lake, the glacier-laden peaks are visible from an easily accessible viewpoint 500 metres from the parking lot. If you carry on, the trail becomes a rough, rocky and steep hike through the Coast Mountain range.

A highlight of the park is the turquoise blue waters of Lower, Middle and Upper Joffre lakes, all three of which are located along the trail, and each more stunning than the last. Their striking, saturated blue colour is caused by “rockflour” – or glacial silt – that is suspended in the water and reflects green and blue wavelengths of sunlight. Joffre Lakes Provincial Park has opportunities for hiking, camping, mountaineering, wildlife viewing, and fishing.

Dogs are allowed and must be kept on a leash at all times in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. Please pick up after your dog and pack out all waste. There are no garbage facilities beyond the parking lot at Joffre Lakes.

To find out more first hand from those who have done the trek you can Read Joffre Lakes reviews here.

There are a multitude of alpine lakes to explore and many are dog friendly for all hikers from beginner to expert. Whistler Hiatus features an awesome “Best Of” list of hikes for all outdoor enthusiasts. From the well trodden to the remote lakes you will find something to please, here are a few to tempt you…

Rainbow Lake dog friendly hikingRainbow Lake Whistler BCUpper Joffre Lake Rainbow Lake Whistler BC

Rainbow Lake

The Rainbow Lake trail is a convenient and popular trail near Whistler Village.  It is a consistently uphill and very beautiful trail with several water (bridge) crossings and waterfalls on the way to the picture-perfect lake.

Beverly Lake

Beverly Lake is reached by following the trail toward Rainbow Mountain. Beverly Lake is about an hours hike from Rainbow Lake. The restrictions at Rainbow Lake for camping, swimming etc make Beverly Lake a great option.

Loggers Lake

Loggers Lake is an amazing little lake hidden up in the deep forest above the more well known Cheakamus River.  The lake, almost unbelievably exists in a long extinct volcano.

Find many more hikes here to keep you and your canine companion fit all summer long.

Hiking on Whistler Mountain

Yes there are lakes on Whistler Mountain. Several of them. Granted, there will be more tourists around, but you may be surprised how few actually hike away from the lifts and mountain-top restaurants.

It’s nice up there… and the lifts do most of the work for you. Check out this video for quick peak from The Peak of Whistler…

Whistler Hiking Video

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Whistler Summer Events 2015

Events Calendar for Whistler Resort.

Looking for Whistler events schedule? You’re in the right place.

Summers in Whistler are quickly becoming as busy as winters. In fact, summertime hotel room nights have surpassed previous records.

It’s a common remark from Whistler locals,

“I came to Whistler for the winters, but stayed for the summers”.

Spend your 2015 summer in Whistler, checking out some of these awesome events, and you’ll soon see why locals and tourist rave about this great BC resort.

What’s Happening :: Arts

Whistler Presents Concert Series:

The Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday, July 1st with free entertainment and live shows in Whistler Olympic Plaza. Designed as a lasting legacy, Whistler Olympic Plaza accommodateWhistlerfreeOutdoorConcertss audiences of up to 5,000 and is now a permanent venue for recreation, arts, and culture.

Artists coming to Whistler this summer include; the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, High and Mighty Brass Band, Nahko, Medicine for the Band and Michael Franti as well as many others playing throughout venues all around the village. See the full schedule of summer concerts.

Whistler Street Entertainment

Whistler Street Entertainment (WSE) presents free, family-friendly events, attractions and performances on major weekends (Friday to Monday) predominantly from May through to September. WSE animates the Whistler Village Stroll with fun and interactive entertainment including: live music, dance, circus & outdoor theatre shows, arts & crafts for kids, sporting displays, and live art competitions. It is a staple for visiting and local families, adding value to packed summer days and holiday itineraries.

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 whistler festivalsArtwalk 2015

Get ready for another incredible summer of art in Whistler.

Each summer,  Whistler’s artists and businesses pair up to create a series of pop-up galleries in Whistler village for two months. This allows the multitude of local artists to showcase their work in areas that get lots of traffic, and provides them the opportunity to make sales from their craft. By housing the artwork in local businesses, we’re also encouraging Whistler’s residents and visitors to shop local and support our small businesses. It’s a win-win for everyone.

ArtWalk 2015 will run from June 27th to August 31st.

For more info go to Whistler Arts Council website.

Whistler Races :: Back for Another Round

 Tough Mudder Whistler 2015

The video says it all….

whistler-ironmanSubaru IRONMAN® Canada in Whistler

Back again this year on July 26, 2015. For full details for competitors and spectators see the website.

Helly Hansen Comfortably Numb Trail Running Race

One of the most beautiful point to point races in British Columbia, happens in Whistler on June 13, 2015.The 25km Comfortably Numb course is an internationally recognized mountain biking route, and it’s even more fun to run! See more here

North Face Whistler Half Marathon

Happening on June 6, 2015, the gently-rolling course also winds through nearby neighbourhoods and along Whistler’s already-popular running paths, offering spectacular mountain views throughout. Proving to be a hit with runners, this event sold out in 2014. Find out more.

BC Bike Race

BC Bike Race is far more than a race. While it may be the best seven days you’ve ever had on a mountain bike, that’s only part of the story. BC Bike Race is an adventure and an experience. It’s a tour of British Columbia’s West Coast – the trails, the towns, the lifestyle. There’s something different about BC, including how we get around. Our rugged coastline means you’ll be crossing mountains and oceans, by boats, planes, buses, and bikes. Friends and spectators will have an opportunity to congratulate the riders on their accomplishment on July 4 as they cross the finish line at Whistler Olympic Plaza. June 27, 2015 to July 4, 2015 – For details check out their website.

Whistler Summer Festivals 2015

Here are a few of the wonderful Whistler Festivals not to be missed in the summer months of  July and August.

whistler summer festivalsCanada Day Celebrations – July 1, 2015

Festivities for the day include: a Canada Day parade at 12:00 pm starting from Whistler Town Plaza to Mountain Square, a special performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at 3:00 pm at Whistler Olympic Plaza and a Fireworks display at 10:15 pm (best viewed from Skier’s Plaza).

Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships

Incredible Food, Great Music and Live Entertainment. The Canadian National BBQ Championships competition is the highlight of the Pacific Northwest’s competitive BBQ circuit. Don’t miss Whistler’s tastiest summer event. Friday July 31st to Sunday August 2nd.

Crankworx Whistler Freeride Mountain Bike Festival

Crankworx Whistler has become the authoritative freeride mountain bike festival. A supercharged magnet for the world’s best riders and the definitive domestication of dirt in the service of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and gravity-fuelled mountain biking. Over ten fearless days in August, the venues at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park serve as a modern day Colosseum to the world’s best mountain bike athletes. Downhill, enduro, trials, pump track, whip-offs, music, art – this festival has it all. August 7, 2015 to August 16, 2015. Check out the website for full details.

whistler festivalWanderlust Whistler

Whistler celebrates wellness when yoga and music come together in the mountains for the annual Wanderlust Festival in Canada. Yogis from around the globe will be down-dogging, dancing, dining on organic delicacies and sharing their wisdom in an amazing event across the entire community. Drawing the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, Wanderlust Whistler is an event not to be missed. July 30, 2015 to August 3, 2015.

Whistler Children’s Festival

The Whistler Children’s Festival fills one weekend every year with art workshops, music, acrobatics, theatre, dance and fun that encourages kids to embrace their imagination! The Festival offers a range of workshops for kids, including pre-school activities for children aged 3-5, intermediate workshops for kids up to grade 8, and workshops for the whole family. July 10, 2015 to July 12, 2015.


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Travel to Whistler this Weekend :: Top Ten 48 Hour Cities

Whistler makes the top 10 list of cities to visit for the weekend.

Have just a weekend to spare?

There’s plenty to see within 48 hours in different spots across Canada! Chatham Daily News lists the top 10 48-hour cities across Canada, and Whistler is on that list.

Whether you’re visiting in summer or winter, you are a skier, boarder or neither, travelling with the family or travelling with your buddies, there is lots to see and do. And if its a relaxing or romantic Whistler weekend you’re looking for, there’s plenty to choose from.

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Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

whistler activities2013 BC Cultural Centre of the Year, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre showcases Whistler’s Aboriginal heritage through tours, singing & drumming, Native art, interactive & outdoor exhibits, crafts, food & film. The Centre features a Great Hall, museum, theatre, contemporary gallery, cafe offering infusions of First Nations indigenous fare & a spectacular gift shop showcasing authentic local art, jewellery, literature, housewares, clothing, etc.

To plan your visit and find out about events visit their website

Skandinave Spa Whistler

Located just a few minutes north of Whistler Village, this spectacular 1858 sq m (20,000 sq ft) outdoor spa offers the Scandinavian baths experience plus Swedish, Deep Tissue & Hot Stone massages. Renowned for their energizing & relaxing properties, the Scandinavian baths cleanse the skin, improve physical conditioning & promote a sense of well-being. Experience the benefits of hydrotherapy through wood-burning Finnish sauna, eucalyptus steam bath, thermal & Nordic waterfalls, hot baths, cold plunges, solariums, hammock & relaxation areas with outdoor fireplace.

massage whistlerDuo Massage – Enjoy some pampering time as a couple with a duo massage & baths package. The duo or couple massage is a treatment offered to two people simultaneously and in the same room – a unique way to relax and unwind with the person you love.

To find out more about rates and to book click here for full details

Whistler Tasting Tours

Experience four of Whistler’s best restaurants in one night. Whistler Tasting Tours lead walk-about dining tours in Whistler, guiding groups to several gourmet restaurants for a delicious multi-course meal paired with fine BC wines.
Taste Whistler’s finest with lunch, dinner & dessert tours, ideal for individuals, couples, small groups, special occasions & corporate team building. Visit their website to learn more.

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Top 5 Free Things To Do In Whistler Resort

Whistler can be an expensive place to visit. For the most part that is justified. Skiing, Snowboarding, Biking, Golfing, ZipTrek, etc are all amazing in Whistler and well worth the cost.

Sometimes it is good, however, to get in your car and have a wonderful day out and spend nothing.

These places are all free, and because they are free, are not advertised, and generally overlooked. Three are north of Whistler Village and three are south and the Sea to Sky Trail is everywhere. Three can be done in a half day easily, though if you see all in one day, bring an extra battery for your camera!

Check out the Top 5 Free Whistler list on WhistlerHiatus here…


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Whistler Tips :: How to find the best vacation rental for your trip

Finding the Right Vacation Rental.

How to Find Whistler vacation rentals by owner (VRBO)So you’ve been doing some research for your next Whistler vacation and you’ve decided on an owner-direct vacation rental, since those tend to offer the most comfort and the best value.

You’ve also chosen one or two neighbourhoods that interest you, and now you find that looking for that perfect vacation rental is like looking for a needle in a hay stack!!!

You may have noticed in your search for Whistler accommodations, that there are hundreds of townhomes, chalets, and other residences for rent.

How to Find the Right Whistler VRBO for Your Group?

The truth is, a lot of the rentals on the market aren’t very welcoming. The furnishings are old, the beds are uncomfortable, and you may or may not be able to reach the owner during your stay. The worst part: you may not know any of this until you’re there.

Use a Reputable Resource – Hone your Search Criteria.

Whistler Tips and Tricks to Find Whistler vacation rentals by owner (VRBO)That’s why www.ResortAc.com is such a valuable resource. We have about 100 rentals in our database, and all of them are from reputable owners who take great pride in renting their vacation homes. More importantly, you don’t have to sort through hundreds of VRBO listings to find the gems. All you have to do is visit our site and enter in your search criteria—and you’re sure to find at least several options that meet your needs.

To determine the best search criteria simply choose the one or two things like “fireplace”, or “hot tub”  you can’t do without on your Whistler Vacation and enter those in the search box. Not only will you find the rentals that have what you want, you will find other enticing features and it will be easy and take very little of your valuable time.

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Whistler Blackcomb Lift Ticket Price Freeze

Lift Ticket Prices in Effect Until May 2015.

Lock In The Best Prices & Get Even More With Your 2015.16 Season Pass Or EDGE Cards.

Whistler Blackcomb Spring Deals are as follows:

Unlimited Winter Season Pass – $1399 CAD ($1166 USD*) until May 4, 2015

  • $199 CAD down, balance due September 9, 2015.
  • 50 per cent off lift tickets at Sun Peaks Resort and The Mountain Collective (TMC) resorts. New this year to TMC is Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • New! Adult, parent and senior passholders receive two bring-a-friend tickets for the 2015.16 ski season (blackout days Dec.27-30, 2015).
  • New! Two free tickets for night skiing at Grouse Mountain in 2015.16.
  • New! Free unlimited 2014.15 spring skiing from March 30 – May 18 for new Passholders.
  • Unlimited summer sightsee access in 2015 and 2016.

Ten Day EDGE Cards – $659 CAD ($549 USD*) until May 4, 2015

  • Available for residents of Canada and Washington State.
  • New! Payment plan: $199 down, balance due September 9, 2015.
  • Unlimited early season skiing from Opening Day to December 18, 2015.
  • New! Two free tickets for night skiing at Grouse Mountain in 2015.16.
  • Add unlimited 2014.15 spring skiing from March 30 – May 18 for $79(Adult).
  • One free sightseeing ticket for summer 2015.

Five Day EDGE Cards – $375 CAD ($313 USD*) until May 4, 2015

  • Available for residents of Canada and Washington State.
  • Unlimited early season skiing from Opening Day to December 18, 2015.
  • New! Two free tickets for night skiing at Grouse Mountain in 2015.16.
  • Add unlimited 2014.15 spring skiing from March 30 – May 18 for $79 (Adult).
  • One free sightseeing ticket for summer 2015.

Three Day EDGE Cards – $255 CAD ($213 USD*) until May 4, 2015

  • Available for residents of Canada and Washington State.

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