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It took prehistoric volcanoes, an ice age and some over achieving engineers to get it right.

The PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience As the longest and highest lift in the world, it is an engineering feat; but the most remarkable thing about the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, is where it takes you. Step aboard for a 4.4 km journey between the top of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, and soak in 360 degree views of peaks and glaciers. Lucky for you, scenic interpretive walks, a freshly prepared meal, and a cappuccino bar were a part of our evolutionary process.

Tickets available at any ticket window.

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Map 1 Whistler village Map 2 - sea to sky Highway / B.c. overview Map 3 Whistler valley overview Map 4 - Whistler valley south Map 5 - Whistler valley central Map 6 Whistler valley north Map 7 Benchlands / Upper village Map 8 - creekside Map 9 lost lake Hiking & Biking trails Map 10 - fitzsimmons Bike trails Map 11 - Garbanzo Bike trails Map 12 - pemberton valley Whistler street index

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Publisher: Paul Harris Editor: Noa Glouberman Sales Manager: Kerry MacDonald Sales: Cathie Greenlees Graphic Designer: Annette Spreeuw Project Administrative Assistant: Michelle Myers Controller: Marlita Hodgens Editorial Contributors: Chad Chomlack, David P. Lewis, Gary Fiegehen, Get Bear Smart Society, Hanna Maria, Michael Kraus, Mike Crane, Robin O’Neill, SLCC, Steve Rogers, Tourism Whistler, Ziptrek Ecotours Cover Photos: top left - Tourism Whistler / Steve Rogers top right - The Adventure Group bottom left - Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane bottom right - Tourism BC / Toshi Kawano Visitors’ Choice is a member of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce: 604.932.5922 | whistlerchamber.com Copyright® 2013 by Visitors’ Choice Publications Ltd. No part of this publication may be duplicated or reproduced in any manner without the prior written permission of the publisher. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication; however, the publisher accepts no responsibilities for errors or omissions.

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Bring your camera and make time to see these awesome sites – you won’t want to miss a single one! Whistler Village

With a focus on pedestrian-friendly spaces where walkers can easily and safely access local shops and restaurants, Whistler Village is a hub of activity throughout the year. Cobblestone streets and a unique blend of West Coast and continental architecture give the town a European feel, and an abundance of outdoor patios make this the perfect place to people watch and dine al fresco. whistler.com (Map 1) Photo: Tourism Whistler / Robin O’Neill

Did you know? The area informally acquired the name “Whistler” due to the whistling calls of the local hoary marmot population. Photo: David P. Lewis

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Whistler Summer/Fall 2013 | visitorschoice.com

Rising 436 metres (1,427 feet) above the valley floor, this 11-minute ride spanning the peaks from Blackcomb to Whistler will leave you breathless. Whether you’re looking for a mountaintop meal, headed for a wilderness hike or just wishing to marvel at the view, this recordbreaking ride is the way to go. 4545 Blackcomb Way | 604.967.8950 whistlerblackcomb.com Photo: Tourism Whistler / Steve Rogers

FYI The Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations are early inhabitants of the Whistler area.

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Whistler officially opens for skiing on February 15. Visitors access the mountaintop via a four-person gondola, a double chairlift and two T-bars.

Vancouver/Garibaldi is nominated for the 1976 Winter Games, but with Montreal set to host the Summer Olympics that same year the IOC opts for a different country.


Creekside Village Dubbed the “original Whistler,” this historic community is an alternative to the main Whistler Village area. Boasting modern facilities and amenities – and exceptional shopping – Creekside also happens to house the only gas station in the immediate area. (Map 8) Photo: Tourism Whistler / Chad Chomlack

Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone Jam-packed with family-friendly fun, this is the perfect place to keep all entertained. Experience exciting thrills on the rockclimbing wall, summer luge track, bungy trampoline and human gyroscope. More-mellow attractions include batting cages and a giant maze. 1.888.403.4727 whistlerblackcomb.com Photo: Tourism Whistler / Chad Chomlack

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

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Blackcomb Mountain opens, boasting the two longest vertical ski drops and one of the largest ski resorts in North America!

After successfully combining Whistler and Blackcomb, the mountains become the first North American ski resort to host over two million skiers in a single season.

Whistler Blackcomb plays co-host to the world’s best athletes during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Perched on a gentle rock rise in Whistler, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre provides opportunities to learn about the rich cultures and histories of the Lil’wat and Squamish First Nations. Wander through the great hall to recapture the spirit of traditional canoe building, basket weaving, storytelling and narrative art. The centre features guided tours, immersive workshops, lively performances and a gift shop. 4584 Blackcomb Way 1.866.441.SLCC (7522) | slcc.ca (Map 7, location 75)

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What’s Happening? events, festivals & performances

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July 13-14 Children’s Festival

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June 1

Whistler Half Marathon

This gently rolling course offers spectacular mountain views. Whistler Olympic Plaza 604.967.3733 whistlerhalfmarathon.com

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Wellness Fair

Products, samples, services and ideas for healthy living. Westin Resort & Spa 604.932.0621 whistlerwellnessfair.com

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Raise the Roof

Fundraiser for Whistler Adaptive Sports Program and Habitat for Humanity. Delta Whistler Village Suites 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

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Nordic Walking

Help raise funds for Osteoporosis Canada. 800.463.6842 ext 286 osteoporosis.ca

Load up on local produce, artisanal treats, live entertainment and more every Sunday. Wednesday markets open July 3 to September 4. Upper Village Stroll

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Tough Mudder

Hardcore obstacle course tests strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. Whistler Olympic Park toughmudder.com

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Comfortably Numb

25-km trail run along an internationally recognized mountain-bike route. Wedgemont Lake 587.350.4400 runthenorthshore.ca

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Tenderfoot Boogie

Trail run between Squamish and Whistler. Squamish Adventure Centre, Squamish trailwhisperer.ca

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Matt Dusk

Free summer concert. Whistler Olympic Plaza 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

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Farmers’ Market

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Art workshops, music, theatre, dance and more imaginative fun for kids! Whistler Olympic Plaza | 604.935.8410 | artswhistler.com

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Free summer concert. Whistler Olympic Plaza 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

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The ultimate single-track cycling experience wraps up in Whistler.

August 1-4 Wanderlust

Yogis from around the world gather to celebrate with yoga classes, demos, outdoor adventures, live entertainment and more. wanderlustfestival.com

Whistler Olympic Plaza 604.842.5609 | bcbikerace.com

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Canada Day

Celebrate the country’s birthday with outdoor festivities, music and special events. 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

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Ruckus Deluxe / Kalan Wi / Jeremy Fisher

Free summer concert. Whistler Olympic Plaza 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

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ArtWalk

This walking tour brings local artists’ work into high-traffic venues in Whistler Village and the surrounding area. 604.935.8410 | artswhistler.com

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Longboard Festival

Skate-bowl jam, skate/shoot biathlon, downhill race and other events. Whistler Olympic Park / Whistler Sliding Centre whistlerlongboard.com

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The English Beat

Free summer concert. Whistler Olympic Plaza 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

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Curator talks and archive photos in honour of the general store: one of the first co-ops in B.C. Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach


Save the date! AUGUST 9-18 Crankworx This multi-disciplinary mountain-bike festival celebrates epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and vertical-dropping riding. crankworx.com Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane 800.896.4044 | 604.896.2233 britanniaminemuseum.ca

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The Strumbellas / The Trews

Free summer concert. Whistler Olympic Plaza 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

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Sea to Sky Trail Challenge

Mountain bike from Whistler to Squamish. Cheakamus Crossing 604.730.1247 great-explorations.com

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Believe Freedom

Electronic, world music and cultural festival. Whistler Olympic Park believefreedomfestival.com

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Outstanding in the Field

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Free summer concerts. Whistler Olympic Plaza 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

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Copper & Fire Arts Festival

Artist displays, demos and hands-on activities. Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach 800.896.4044 | 604.896.2233 britanniaminemuseum.ca

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Block pARTy

Live and interactive art by local artists, street hockey, children’s crafts and more. Function Junction 604.935.8410 | artswhistler.com

The Boom Booms / Hey Ocean!

Free summer concert. Whistler Olympic Plaza 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

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Free summer concert. Whistler Olympic Plaza 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

August 2-4

National BBQ Championships

See the pros in action, ride the mechanical bull, sample some of the best BBQ you will ever eat and enjoy free performances. Dusty’s Bar & BBQ, Whistler Creekside 604.905.2171

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Slow Food Cycle Sunday

A pedal-powered trip through farmland to meet local growers and sample fresh produce. Village of Pemberton slowfoodcyclesunday.com

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5 Peaks Trail Running

Run over rocks, roots, tree stumps, and logs, up ski hills, hiking trails, through puddles, mud, snow and more. Blackcomb Mountain 587.350.4400 | 5peaks.com

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IRONMAN Canada

One of the toughest triathlons in the world. Alta Lake, Rainbow Park ironman.com

to Sky Highway. rbcgranfondowhistler.com

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Terry Fox Run

Dress up (or down) and bid on original pieces by local artists. Nita Lake Lodge 604.935.8410 | artswhistler.com Walk, run, wheel or ride 4.2 km or 7.2 km to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Four Seasons Resort Whistler 888.836.9786 | terryfox.org

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Spirit Run

Cross-country and trail running event for all age groups. Whistler Olympic Park whistlerspiritrun.com

OCTOBER 11-14

Turkey Sale

Shop for top-name brands in ski and snowboard equipment at huge pre-season savings. Base, Blackcomb Mountain 800.944.7853 | whistler.com

18-20 Readers & Writers Festival

Celebrate the art of storytelling with an all-star lineup of guest authors. theviciouscircle.ca

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Meet Your Maker 50

8-person, 50-mile relay race or solo ultra-marathon. Whistler Olympic Plaza 604.333.3553 | bcathletics.org

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All event venues located in Whistler, unless otherwise noted. All dates were correct at press time. Visit whistler.com for more great events.

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Race along 90% single-track trails. Whistler Valley 604.988.2320 meetyourmaker50.com

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GranFondo Whistler

122-kilometre route up the Sea

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Enjoy a meal showcasing the best local produce. North Arm Farm, Pemberton outstandinginthefield.com

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rom mountain biking to alpine hiking, summertime in Whistler means enough amazing outdoor activities and adventures to keep you going for days. You’ll find plenty of fresh experiences here – and wish you had more time to discover them all. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Walking & Hiking

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Whistler’s got walks to suit every skill level. Many of the streets in and around Whistler Village are pedestrian friendly with plenty of awesome photo opps, while the paved Valley Trail winds for 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) through a lush natural landscape. Lost Lake Park boasts over 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) of trails; do a short loop around the lake or chart your own course for breathtaking forest and mountain views (Map 9). High Note Trail, which starts at the top of the Peak Chair, offers spectacular views of Cheakamus Lake before linking up with Singing Pass and meandering down to Whistler Village. Or hire a local guide for a glacial hike that will teach you to use crampons and ice axes to access the alpine area’s three ancient glaciers.

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Mountain Biking At the more relaxed end of the cycling spectrum is the 20-kilometre-long Valley Trail – a wide, paved path winding north to Green Lake from Alpha Lake. Beginner and intermediate riders will love the beautiful and tranquil Lost Lake network of trails, while west- and northside trails (with names like Kill Me Thrill Me, No Girly Man and White Knuckles) tend to be more challenging. And don’t forget the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, where riders turn out tricks and blast over 250 kilometres (155 miles) of lift-serviced downhill trails. These amazing descents provide hours of fun and are labelled by level of difficulty, from green for beginners to black diamond for more advanced gravity junkies. Check out unique elements like steep rock faces, gnarly root-strewn lines, drop-offs of all descriptions and much, much more. whistlerbike.com (Maps 10 & 11) Photo: Tourism Whistler / Steve Rogers


Great Golf Whistler’s a dream for golf lovers, boasting a diversity of courses for every skill level – plus amazing scenery to boot. Whether you’re here to challenge your game or just enjoy the view, one of these courses is sure to suit you to a tee. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mary Henebry

> Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club Par 72 | Yards: 6,635 (gold), 6,243 (blue) 4612 Blackcomb Way | 604.938.2092 | fairmontgolf.com/whistler (Map 7, location 9) > Furry Creek Golf & Country Club Par 72 | Yards: 6,025 (gold), 5,442 (white) 150 Country Club Road, Furry Creek | 604.896.2224 | golfbc.com (Map 2, A5) > Nicklaus North Whistler Par 71 | Yards: 6,908 (gold), 6,413 (blue) 8080 Nicklaus North Boulevard | 604.938.9898 | nicklausnorth.com (Map 6, B5) > Whistler Golf Club Par 71 | Yards: 6,722 (tournament), 6,336 (Palmer) 4001 Whistler Way | 604.932.3280 | whistlergolf.com (Map 1, location 10)

Water Sports

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When summer heats up, head for the pristine waterways surrounding Whistler. Paddle the mellow River of Golden Dreams or Alta Lake to gain a unique view of the landscape. Canoes can be rented in town, or join a guided tour. For whitewater adventures check out the rapids at Green, Birkenhead, Elaho or Squamish rivers. Play at one of Whistler Valley’s family-friendly beaches, including Lakeside, Wayside and Rainbow parks. If you’re looking to lure in some fish for supper, ask a local tour operator to guide you to the best-stocked spots in the area. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Robin O’Neill

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Amazing Adventures Try zip-lining over Whistler’s forest canopy, rock climbing the Sea to Sky’s granite faces or rap jumping off the top of Whistler Peak, 1,500 metres (4,921 feet) above the valley floor. Visit whistlerblackcomb.com to view the valley by horseback, ATV, Jeep or Hummer; take a TreeTrek walk across suspension bridges and elevated boardwalks; or go on a guided bear-viewing tour to experience local wildlife up close – but not too close! For more extreme adventure, Via Ferrata tours combine glacier trekking with rock climbing and include a four-hour excursion to the summit of Whistler Peak via a series of metal ladder rungs (whistlerguides.com). Photo: Ziptrek Ecotours

Flight-Seeing Take to the skies to experience sightseeing at its best, soaring high above the mountains in an airplane or helicopter. Fly deep into the pristine and rugged landscape and enjoy a gourmet heli-picnic or go walking on a glacier. For a change of pace, try a scenic, silent soar over the Pemberton and Whistler area in a glider. The sky’s the limit! Photo: Hanna Maria

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Just Say Spa

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histler’s spas are a heavenly mix of immaculate service, professional care and luxurious surroundings, perfect for winding down after a fun day outdoors. In fact, the community was originally designed to keep athletes in top condition by creating an ideal balance between extreme activity and a range of health therapies, treatments and remedies. Today, the tradition lives on. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane Head-to-Toe Treatment

Photo: Tourism Whistler / Chad Chomlack

Hydro Health For a European experience, head to the Scandinave Spa for a three-step process of alternating heat, cold and meditation. This hydrotherapy technique, which includes a network of steam baths, hot pools and cascading waterfalls, is designed to calm both body and mind. It makes for a great outdoor activity, too, with sweeping mountain views and a bounty of fresh wilderness air. scandinave.com

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You’ll find a treatment to soothe and renew every inch of your body at Whistler’s diverse wellness facilities. Start with any one of the luxurious hotel spas, which specialize in massage, hydrotherapy, body wraps, facials and full-day services. Whistler is also home to centres and studios that specialize in acupuncture, deep bodywork, yoga and more.

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Retail Therapy

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rom fashion to food to fine art, Whistler’s shopping scene delivers. Popular retail destinations include: Village North, Upper Village, Whistler Town Plaza, Main Street, Whistler’s Marketplace and, just five minutes south on Highway 99, Whistler Creekside Village. With many shops open late, you can satisfy your shopping craving any time. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

There’s a Store For That! Besides the charming cobblestone streets, Whistler Village retailers boast a wide variety of wares. Get all the gear you need for almost any type of indoor or outdoor activity imaginable. With stores like Columbia, Quiksilver, Salomon and The North Face, Whistler’s mountain outfitters and repair facilities offer the best service and advice, ensuring your equipment is in peak performance. Whistler Village is also making a name for itself internationally for its wealth of promising artists. Boutiques and galleries feature the best and brightest in local talent. For wearable art, Ruby Tuesday has a beautiful selection of jewelry, handbags, accessories and more.

Upper Village Shops Upper Village is a shopper’s paradise, offering everything from gourmet foods and fine artwork to keepsake souvenirs. It’s here you’ll find Snowflake, the best little fur store in Whistler, with such accessories as mitts, hats, scarves, leather and cashmere coats and wraps. Also be sure to visit the luxurious specialty shops at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

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Sweet Treats No trip to Whistler would be complete without a sugary indulgence or two. Venture into Cows for some of the tastiest ice cream on the planet. This proudly Canadian shop is as famous for its quirky bovine-inspired clothing and gift items as it is for its smooth, creamy ice cream. Rogers Chocolates, also proudly Canadian, has been making delightfully tempting treats since 1885; try the legendary Victoria Creams, which come in 22 flavours including blueberry, ginger and maple. If your chocolate craving calls for more, head to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for handmade chocolate, fudge and some of the most decorated candy apples imaginable!

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Arts & Culture

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ith a rich history spanning over a century, Whistler is not just about mountains. Increasingly, the area is becoming a destination for cultural events of all kinds, boasting a number of art galleries, annual festivals and livemusic events open and on all year. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Chad Chomlack ArtWalk Every summer, artists in the Sea to Sky region join the annual ArtWalk festival, displaying their work in restaurants, hotels, cafés, retail stores and traditional galleries throughout the area. From pottery to multimedia, photography, jewelry and paintings that reflect the surrounding landscape and lifestyle, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace local culture, learn all about the area – and purchase unique Whistler souvenirs to boot! artswhistler.com Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

A virtual trip to the Whistler Arts Council website ahead of your visit lets you search for upcoming artistic and cultural events in the area. artswhistler.com Cultural Journey To celebrate their long history in the area, the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations have jointly developed a unique informational asset called the Cultural Journey. Anchored by the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, this multifaceted installation includes a network of 30 interpretive kiosks located at scenic, historic and culturally relevant points of interest along the Sea to Sky Highway. These extraordinary assets are definitely worth exploring – and they’re fun, too! culturaljourney.ca Photo: Gary Fiegehen / SLCC

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MEDICAL & DENTAL 14 AARM Dental 52 Northlands Medical Clinic 44 Town Plaza Medical Clinic 62 Whistler Dental Office 60 Whistler Health Care Centre

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INFORMATION 15 Tourism Whistler 27 Whistler Visitor Centre

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14 Adara Hotel 53 Alpenglow 26 Blackcomb Lodge 11 Carleton Lodge 33 Cascade Lodge 18 Clock Tower Hotel 76 Club Intrawest 12 Crystal Lodge 36,37 Delta Whistler Village Suites 18 Executive Inn 20 Fitzsimmons Condos 69 Gables 74 Glacier Lodge 65 Glacier’s Reach 64 Granite Court 21 Hearthstone Lodge 7 Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

30 Holiday Inn Sunspree 73 Le Chamois 13 Listel Whistler Hotel/ Best Western 57 Market Pavilion 54 Marketplace Lodge 23 Mountainside Lodge 28 Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre 22 Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside 7 Powder’s Edge 21 Rainbow Building 21 Rainbow Suites 20 Royal Suite 68 Snowy Creek 25 St. Andrews House 52 Summit Lodge & Spa 17 Sundial Boutique Hotel

49 Sunpath at Stoney Creek 66 Symphony at Whistler 51, 55 Tyndall Stone Lodge Town Plaza Suites 44 Deer Lodge 43 Eagle Lodge 35 Bear Lodge 63 Valhalla 32 Village Gate House 5 Westin Resort & Spa 21 Windwhistle 48 Whistler Pinnacle Whistler Village Inn & Suites 24 Keg Lodge 19 Powder Lodge 18 Whistlerview Condos

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Telemark Place Mountain Edge Whistler Village Gondolas Whistler Golf Club Royal Bank of Canada & ATM 25 St. Andrews House 26 Blackcomb Professional Building 27 Blackcomb Gatehouse 29, 31 Whistler Village Centre 32 Village Gate House 38 Municipal Hall 40 Vehicle Impound Yard 41 Village Maintenance Shop 42 Maurice Young Millennium Place 46 Whistler Museum & Archives 47 Whistler Public Library 50 Brewhouse Restaurant & Pub 54 Lagoons at Stoney Creek 58 IGA Plus Food Store 66 Symphony at Whistler 67 Whistler Golf & Racquet Resort 56, 59, 61, 62 Whistler’s Marketplace & Lodge 70 Upper Village Market

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Benchlands 1 Alpine Greens 2 Arrowhead Pointe 3 Aspens 4 Cedar Creek 5 Cedar Hallow 6 Cedar Ridge 7 Club Intrawest 8 Crystal Ridge 9 Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club 10 Forest Trails 11 Four Seasons Residences Whistler 12 Four Seasons Resort Whistler 13 Fox Glove – The Villas 14 Gleneagles 15 Greystone Lodge 16 Horstman House 17 Lost Lake Lodge 18 Marquise 19 Mountain Star 20 Painted Cliff 21 Pinnacle Ridge 22 Powderhorn 23 Residence Inn by Marriott 24 Snocrest 25 Snowberry – The Villas 26 Snowbird 27 Stoneridge 28 The Fairmont Chateau Whistler 29 The Woodron Lodge 30 Wildwood Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain 31 Wintergreen – The Villas 68 Snowy Creek 69 Gables 70 Blackcomb Admin Office 71 Whistler Blackcomb Sales Guest Services 72 Monk’s Grill Steak House & Bar 73 La Chamois 74 Glacier Lodge 75 Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre 76 Club Intrawest

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Map Coordinates A3 B4 A4 A4,A3,B4 D3,E1/A5 A4 C1,C2 F3 A4,B4 A4 F1 F1,F2 D2 D2 A1,A2 A2 E3 B3 A2 F3 B2 B3 B2,B3, C2,D2 E2 E3 A4,B4 A5 A5 E3 A4 A4 F1 F2 E3 C4 A2 A4 A3 C2 B4 D3,E3 D3 A1 D3,E3 A2 B2 B4,B5 A2 E2,F2 F2,G2 D1 E2 A4

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Drifter Way 6 Driftwood Cl 6 Eagle Dr 5 Eagle Ridge Cr 5 Easy St 5 Edgewater Lodge Access 6 Emerald Dr 6 Emerald Pl 6 Eva Lake Rd 4 Fairway Dr 5 Falcon Cr 5 Falcon Ln 5 Fissile Ln 6 Fitzsimmons Road North 5 Fitzsimmons Road South 5 Fitzsimmons Road 5 Flute Pl 5 Forest Ridge Dr 6 Garibaldi Way 4 Glacier Dr 5 Glacier Ln 5 Glen Abbey Ln 6 Golden Bear Pl 6 Gondola Way 4 Harmony Cr 4 Harmony Crt 5 Hawthorne Pl 5 Hawthorne Ridge 5 Helm Pl 4 Heritage Parks Trail 4 High Pt. Dr 4 Hillcrest Dr 4/5 Horstman Ln 5 Horstman Pl 5 Idylwood Pl 6 Juniper Pl 5 Kadenwood Dr 4 Karen Cr 4 Kathleen Pl 4 Kirk-Patrick Way 5 Kirkpatrick Way 6 Knyber Ln 4 Lake Placid Rd 4 Lakeshore Dr 6 Lakeside Way 5 Lakewood Crt 6 Linkside Dr 5 Linkside Rd 5 London Ln 4 Lookout Ln 4 Lorimer Rd 5 Los Lenas Pl 4 Lost Lake Rd 5 Lynham Rd 4

A4 A4 B2 B3 A2,A1 B3,B4 D1,D2 D2 F1 B2,B3 A3 A3 A4 B1,C1 C1,C2 B1,C1 A2 A5,A4 F1 C3 C4,C3 C4 B4 F3 F1 A5 B4 B4 F1 F3 F3 F1/A4 D2 D3,D2 A5,A4 B4 E4,F4 E2 E3,E2 B1,C1 C5 D4 E2,F2 D2,D1 A4 A5 B3 B3 F2 G2 A2,A1,B2 E3 D1 B4

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Main St 5 Marmot Pl 4 Matterhorn Dr 6 McKeevers Pl 6 Meadow Ln 6 Millars Pond Crescent 4 Miller Creek Road 4 Mons Crt 6 Mons Rd 5 Mons Rd 6 Mountain View Drive 6 Muirfield Cr 6 Murfield Ln 6 Nancy Greene Drive 5 Needles Dr 6 Nesters Rd 5 Nicklaus North Boulevard 6 Nighthawk Ln 5 Nita Ln 4 Nordic Dr 4 Nordic Dr 5 Nordic Pl 4 Nordic Pl 5 Nordic Rd 5 Northlands Boulevard 5 Oboe Pl 5 Old Gravel Rd 4 Olive Terrace 4 Osprey Pl 5 Painted Cliff Rd 5 Palmer Dr 5 Panorama Ridge 5 Par Rd 5 Parkwood Dr 6 Peak Dr 5 Piccolo Dr 5 Pinetree Ln 6 Pinetree Pl 6 Ptarmigan Pl 5 Quail Run Estates 4/5 Rainbow Dr 6 Raven Ln 4 Rimrock Estates 4 Rob Boyd Way 4 Rope Tow Way 6 Sapporo Dr 4 Sarajevo Dr 4 Sea to Sky Highway 4/5/6 (#99) Seppos Way 5 Ski Jump Rise 6

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Definitely not your average ski hill, Whistler’s long been honing its culinary skills, attracting some of the world’s best restaurateurs and creating incomparable dining experiences. From gourmet cafés to luxe lounges, the area is an impressive dining destination, with trends showing that visitors come for the outdoor activity, and return again and again for the fabulous food. Consider adding a fourth meal to your day? Photo: Tourism Whistler / Robin O’Neill

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Fine Dining You’ll find a variety of fine-dining establishments for end-of-day and special-occasion feasts. Try West Coast fare at the Mix by Ric’s, Italian at Il Caminetto and Asian dishes at Sushi Village. Whistler is also famous for its gourmet steakhouses (Ric’s Grill), seafood restaurants and Indian cuisine (Tandoori Grill), ensuring a variety of options to suit every palate. Just be sure to call ahead for reservations; these favourites fill up fast. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Robin O’Neill

Offering a taste of Tuscany at its very best, Umberto Menghi welcomes you to Il Caminetto & Trattoria Di Umberto. Both restaurants push fine Italian cuisine to its logical limit while thriving on style, drama & originality. Come for fun, relaxation, or romance in the cozy dining rooms, rich with colour and Italian charm, or enjoy the patios – the perfect place to “see and be seen” while in Whistler! Il Caminetto Di Umberto – Located on the Village Stroll 604.932.4442 Open Seasonally for Dinner Trattoria Di Umberto – Located in the Mountainside Lodge 604.932.5858 Open Daily for Dinner, Seasonally for Lunch

Reservations for both highly recommended

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Fun Family Fare Whistler offers a range of restaurants with menu items the whole family will enjoy. “Perfect any time” eateries include Ingrid’s Village Café, Sushi Village, Fitzsimmons Pub and B.C.’s own White Spot restaurant. For a special treat, enjoy a day of ATVing or Jeep touring followed by an authentic outdoor salmon bake with Canadian Wilderness Adventures. canadian01.com Photo: Tourism Whistler / Robin O’Neill

Perfect Pairings Whistler’s award-winning chefs take care of everything, from start to finish, including stellar wine lists to accompany every meal. Check out these wine-focused best bets: n Araxi Restaurant & Bar n Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar n Il Caminetto Di Umberto n The Wine Room at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Photo: Michael Kraus

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The Bearfoot Bistro’s underground wine cellar is available for private parties, and its 20,000 bottles make it the largest collection in Western Canada.

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Attractions & Activities ATV/Jeep 4x4 Tours

Ecotours

Family Adventure Zone

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Experience Whistler like never before! Choose from one of our ATV, JEEP or mountain top dining adventures for all ages and abilities. From mild to wild fully guided adventures – Canadian will take you there!

TreeTrek Ecotours Embark on a journey along a series of treetop suspension bridges and boardwalks on a guided ecotour through Whistler’s ancient rainforest. Discover the secrets of the world’s most productive rainforest from high in the tree canopy, year round and in all weather conditions.

FAMILY ADVENTURE ZONE presented by Nintendo Looking for an activity that gets everyone excited? Head to the Family Adventure Zone at the base of Blackcomb Mountain for a variety of activities guaranteed to keep the whole family happy. From mini golf, westcoaster luge, a bungee trampoline & much more!

Reservation Desk located at Carleton Lodge, upstairs across from the Longhorn Saloon Tel: 604.938.1616 canadian01.com See ad on page 5; Map 1, location 11

Inside the Carleton Lodge Tel: 604.935.0001 Fax: 604.905.2243 email: info@ziptrek.com ziptrek.com See ad on back cover. Map 1, location 11

Base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village Tel: 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com/summer

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Whistler Activity Central Why shop around? We book for all activity companies, have the best options & best rates. Receive 10% activities and get your resort pass for restaurant, rental and retail savings. Your ‘one-stop shop’ for all of your adventure planning! Olympic Plaza (Next to Blenz) Tel: 604.935.4528 Map 1, location 55 Village Gate House (Taxi/Bus Loop) Tel: 604.905.4866 Map 1, location 27 activitiescentral.com See ad on page 13

Guided Canoe Tours

Ziptrek Ecotours Soar between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains on Whistler’s most popular zipline adventure. A total of 10 ziplines are joined by suspension bridges and platforms over 150' high in the tree canopy. Choose from 3 zipline tours and then fly through the ancient rainforest on the ride of a lifetime! Inside the Carleton Lodge Tel: 604.935.0001 Fax: 604.905.2243 email: info@ziptrek.com ziptrek.com See ad on back cover. Map 1, location 11 Monday, April 22, 2013 2:13:00 PM Ziptrek 21511 WS13 L.indd

Canadian Wilderness Adventures The enchanting journey across Alta lake & down the River of Golden Dreams is a summertime classic. Flowing with the current you will captain your own boat effectively negotiating the river bends, steering through narrow passages and under bridges. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Reservation Desk located at Carleton Lodge, upstairs across from the Longhorn Saloon Tel: 604.938.1616 canadian01.com See ad on page 5; Map 1, location 11

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Booking Services


DInIng Indoor Recreation & Fitness Centre

Fine Italian Cuisine

SHOPPIng & SErVICES Apparel

Meadow Park Sports Centre Located 5 minutes north of the Village with Valley Connector/Emerald bus service to the front door. Skating arena with rentals, 25m pool, kids’ pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, fitness centre & squash courts. Individual & family drop-in rates. 8625 Hwy. 99, north of Whistler Village Tel: 604.935.PLAY (7529) WhistlerIsRecreation.com See ad on page 6; Map 6, B4

Umberto’s Whistler Umberto Menghi welcomes you to II Caminetto & Trattoria Di Umberto – both restaurants pushing fine Italian cuisine to its logical limit while thriving on style, drama & originality. Reservations for both highly recommended. Il Caminetto Di Umberto – Located on the Village Stroll Tel: 604.932.4442 Trattoria Di Umberto – Located in the Mountainside Lodge Tel: 604.932.5858 Ad on page 34; Map 1, locations 18 & 23

Mining Museum Japanese

Snowflake Wrap yourself in fabulous Canadian designed furs, cashmeres, lambskins and shearlings. Also featured is Il Fait Froid, a stylish line of woven fur accessories and outerwear in an array of colours. Shop online at: www.snowflakecanada.com Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Blvd. Tel: 604.938.2019 Fax: 604.938.1631 snowflakecanada.com See ad on page 17; Map 7, location 28

Art Galleries Britannia Mine Museum Faces just seem to light up once the new Britannia Mine Museum’s underground train pulls out. It’s a ride that introduces the joys, noise and stories of BC’s history and pioneers. Come explore this multi-awardwinning National Historic Site.

PEAK 2 PEAK Experience

PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience It starts with a 4.4 km journey between the top of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains on the world record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Then soak in 360 degree views of peaks and glaciers, explore the scenic interpretive walks or enjoy a freshly prepared meal in the alpine. Tel: 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com/summer See ad on page 3

4272 Mountain Square, Whistler Tel: 604.932.3330 sushivillage.com Appetizers: $3.50 & up Entrées: $12.90 & up Cards: A, DI, DN, DP, JC, MC, V Res: Yes See ad on page 35; Map 1, location 17

Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Supporting & promoting the Arts for 35 years. Founded in Jasper in 1977 by artist/filmmaker Wendy Wacko, we have grown to become Mountain Galleries at The Fairmont (Jasper, Banff, & Whistler) – featuring contemporary Canadian Art. 4599 Chateau Boulevard (Shopping Concourse, Fairmont Chateau Whistler) Tel: 604.935.1862 Fax: 604.935.1896 whistler@mountaingalleries.com mountaingalleries.com See ad on page 18; Map 7, location 28

Credit Card Codes

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Highway 99, Britannia Beach (10 minutes south of Squamish) Tel: 604.896.2233 TF: 1.800.896.4044 britanniaminemuseum.ca

Sushi Village Japanese Cuisine Located in the Sundial Hotel, above Showcase Snowboards. Casual yet vibrant dining with a diverse menu of sushi, soups & teriyaki dinners created from the freshest ingredients. Open daily from 5:30pm.

A - American Express DI - Discover DN - Diner’s Club/EnRoute DP - Direct Payment JC - Japan Credit Bureau MC - MasterCard V - Visa

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Shopping & Services Chocolate Shop

Currency Guide:

Ice Cream/Chocolate Shop

Canadian Coins (actual size)

$2

Rogers’ Chocolates Canada’s first chocolatier, founded in 1885 in Victoria, BC. Rogers’ time tested recipes and premium quality chocolates make for the perfect taste of Canada to bring home with you. Come in for a free sample! #17 - 4314 Main Street, Whistler Tel: 604.676.3452 rogerschocolates.com See ad on page 16; Map 1 location 44

Home Accessories & Gifts

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Get that kid-in-a-candy-store feeling all over again as you watch chocolate, fudge, caramel apples, sponge toffee, peanut brittle & more made by hand. Breathe in the aromas & feast your eyes on a huge selection of treats to suit every taste. Open late. Don’t forget to try our delicious ice cream.

Commonly known as a Toonie

$1

Opposite the Whistler Village Gondola Tel: 604.932.4100 rockychoc.com See ad on page 17; Map 1, location 7

Jewellery & Accessories

Commonly known as a Loonie

Whistler Kitchen Works Ruby Tuesday Accessories Whistler’s unique gift & Fun, trendy, in-fashion jewellery, kitchenware store with fantastic handbags & accessories at 604.905.6290 Plaza known as a Quarter product selection & friendly staff. Commonly affordable prices. From fancyWhistler Town A popular local store for over pearls to glitzy hair accessories, to eighteen years. Great gift ideas belts & bags, RubyTown Tuesday has 604.905.6290 Whistler Plaza 10¢ Whistler Town Plaza including pottery, 604.905.6290 linens, table it all. And remember: It’s not what top & gourmet foods. Shipping you need...it’s what you want. available. Come visit us! 26A-4314 Main Street Open from 10am - 7pm daily. (Whistler Town Plaza, across from the Gap) Located in Whistler’s Marketplace Tel: 604.938.1110 Map 1, location 59

Tel: 604.905.6290 Fax: 604.938.0550 email: info@rubytuesdayaccessories.com See ad on page 17; Map 1, location 44

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Commonly known as a Dime

Commonly known as a Nickel Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

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25¢

Commonly known as a Penny


Important Numbers 10-Digit Dialing Whistler is serviced by the 604 area code. When placing a call, all 10 digits of the number must be dialled.

emergency numbers AMBULANCE / FIRE / POLICE: 911 NOTE: There is no 911 landline telephone service in Pemberton (but there is cell phone *911 service). For Pemberton Police call 604.894.6126 Whistler RCMP Non-emergency: 604.932.3044 Emergency: 911 Hospital (Whistler Non-emergency: 604.932.4911 Health Care Centre) Emergency: 911 Crisis Line 1.866.892.6365 Poison Control 1.800.567.8911 Whistler Search & Rescue 604.932.2328 BCAA Emergency Road Service 1.800.CAA.HELP (222.4357) Bear Conflict Hotline (Get Bear Smart) 604.905.BEAR (2327) Forest Fire Reporting 1.800.663.5555 (cell: *5555) Town Plaza Medical Clinic 604.905.7089 Whistler Medical Clinic 604.932.3977 Lost & Found (Municipal – RCMP) 604.932.3044

Car Rental Avis Rent-A-Car

604.932.1236

BUS SERVICE

Taxi & Limousine service Aerocar 1.888.821.0021 or 604.298.1000 Ritz Whistler Limousine 1.888.937.7480 VIP Whistler 1.866.335.2299 Whistler Resort Cabs 604.938.1515 Whistler Taxi Ltd 1.800.203.5322 or 604.938.3333

Tourist Services BC Ferries 1.888.223.3779 Canada Customs Information (24hr Automated Service) 1.800.461.9999 Fishing & Wildlife Permits 1.866.433.7272 Tourism BC 1.800.435.5622 Tourism Whistler 1.800.WHISTLER (944.7853) Weather Reports (Environment Canada) 604.664.9010 Whistler Visitor Centre 604.935.3357

From Whistler to area communities: km mi Birken 62 38 Bralorne 120 75 Britannia Beach 69 43 Garibaldi Provincial Park: Black Tusk / Garibaldi Lake 22 13 Cheakamus Lake 11 7 Wedgemount Lake 12 7 Gold Bridge 116 71 Lillooet 131 81 Pemberton 32 20 Seton Portage 106 69 Squamish 58 36 U.S. border crossing 174 108 Vancouver 122 76 BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo 56 35 to Sunshine Coast 29 17 From Whistler to other destinations km Banff AB 804 Blaine WA 174 Calgary AB 928 Cranbrook 969 Creston 857 Edmonton AB 1,106 Fernie 991 Fort Nelson 1,464 Golden 659 Hope 271 Horseshoe Bay 102 Jasper AB 742 Kamloops 300 Kelowna 428 Merritt 299 Nanaimo 161 Nelson 772 Penticton 512 Port Hardy 544 Portland OR 632 Powell River 257 Prince George 635 Princeton 385 Revelstoke 511 Salmon Arm 412 Seattle WA 354 Spokane WA 805 Surrey 151 Tofino 363 Trail 741 Vernon 417 Victoria 233

mi 500 108 577 602 533 687 616 910 410 168 63 461 186 266 186 100 480 318 338 393 160 395 239 318 256 220 500 94 226 460 259 145

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Glacier Coach Lines 1.866.905.7779 or 604.905.7779 Greyhound (Regional Service) 1.800.661.8747 Pacific Coach Lines 1.800.661.1725 Whistler Transit (WAVE) 604.932.4020

Driving Distances

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Awesome! eco-exhilaration™

The Ziptrek Ecotours adventure area is located above Whistler Village, in a spectacular temperate rainforest valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

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Our Guest Services desk is in the Carleton Lodge across from the Whistler Village gondolas

604.935.0001 or 1.866.935.0001 ziptrek.com


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