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visitorschoice.com Visitors’ Choice Whistler is created and published two times per year by Visitors’ Choice Publications Ltd. as part of a series of visitor map books produced for communities across British Columbia. For further information, please contact us through the numbers below. Visitors’ Choice is a division of Business in Vancouver Media Group. Group Publisher: Paul Holden General Sales Manager: Fawn Duchaine Sales: Cathie Greenlees, Christina Kiperchuk Editor: April Cuffy Graphic Designer: Annette Spreeuw Production: Soraya Romao, David Tong Production Coordinator: Michelle Myers Distribution Coordinator: Sue Wong Controller: Marlita Hodgens

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Whistler Events

What’s Happening

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FEATURES 10 Activities for Families 8 Highlights 10 Get Outside! Whistler 12 10 Terrific Activities 16 Whistler Activity Tours 18 Arts & Culture 25 Festivals & Fairs 26 Attractions & Activities Directory

Maps

Map 1 - Whistler Village Map 2 - Sea to Sky Highway & BC 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 Cross-Country Ski Trails Map 10 - Whistler Blackcomb Trail Map Map 11 - Whistler Transit System Map 12 - Pemberton Valley Whistler Street Index

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The Village Host INFORMATION PROGRAM

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Where to go What to see Activities Events Transportation Dining Community Services

Look for the Village Host Volunteers, wearing red, in the information kiosk and on the village stroll.

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Whistler’s Shopping Zen Shop Whistler Wellness, Alpine Style Shopping & Services Directory

Let our friendly & knowledgeable volunteers help make the most of your stay!

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Ten activities for families 1. There’s plenty of fun for all ages at Blackcomb Mountain’s Tube Park, featuring eight lands, a carpet-style lift and even fire pits to warm cold fingers and toes. 2. Step back in time in a covered sleigh ride tour while sipping hot chocolate, with Blackcomb Sleighrides. blackcombsleighrides.com 3. Head up 6000ft via snow-coach to enjoy a mountain-top gourmet fondue dinner with Canadian Snowmobile Adventures. canadiansnowmobile.com 4. Take the family for an indoor swim or enjoy ice skating at the Meadow Park Sports Centre. Fitness room and squash courts also available and don’t forget the hot tub! 5. Learn about local history. The Whistler Museum features artifacts of Whistler through the ages, including a special exhibit celebrating the community’s journey to the 2010 winter games. whistlermuseum.org 6. Speed past snow-covered trees as the whole family laughs with delight on the ZOOM Zip Line at Wildplay. Definitely a lasting memory! wildplay.com 7. Over on Blackcomb Mountain there is a Magic Castle waiting to be explored and on Whistler Mountain a hidden tree fort. Adventurers of all ages can take their skis or boards off and explore one or both of these great outdoor adventures. 8. See the winter gathering of Bald Eagles in Brackendale. Whistler Eco Tours will escort you to the Squamish River where you’re guaranteed an eagle sighting! whistlerecotours.com 9. Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and learn about the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations cultures through art, exhibits, film, live performances and handson learning experiences. Fun for the whole family. slcc.ca 10. Kids have you climbing the walls? Take them rock climbing at The Core, Whistler’s premier indoor climbing and fitness facility. whistlercore.com


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in your schedule to stop in at these awesome sites. You definitely don’t want to miss a single one! PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Rising to a thrilling height of 436m (1427 feet) above the valley floor, this 11-minute ride spanning the mountaintops from Blackcomb to Whistler will leave you breathless. Whether you’re heading to a mountaintop meal, starting out on a wilderness hike or just want to marvel at the spectacular view, this world record-breaking trip is sure to inspire. The PEAK 2 PEAK currently holds records for: longest unsupported span (3.024 km / 1.88 miles); highest vertical lift (436m / 1427 feet) and world’s longest continuous lift system. Yeah, it’s pretty impressive alright! 4545 Blackcomb Way | 1.800.766.0449 | whistlerblackcomb.com (Map 10) Photo: Whistler Blackcomb / Paul Morrison

Did you know? Establishments displaying the “Travel Adventures Group Approved 2011” logo are gay-friendly and actively enforce non-discriminatory policies regarding sexual orientation. Call 1.800.WHISTLER for details.

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Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

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Perched proud and tall on a gentle rock rise in Whistler, BC sits the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, the end result of years of planning culminating in a beautiful site where “mountains, rivers and people” can meet and learn about the rich histories and cultures of both the Lil’wat and Squamish First Nations. Wander through the great hall to recapture the spirit of traditional practices still being used today, including canoe building, cedar basket weaving, storytelling and narrative art. The Centre features guided tours, regular workshops, performance events as well as a thoughtfully curated gift shop. 4584 Blackcomb Way | 1.866.441.SLCC (7522) | slcc.ca (Map 7, location 75) Photo: SLCC / Gary Fiegehen

Creekside & Franz’s Trail Just a short five-minute drive from Whistler Village south on the Sea to Sky highway, you’ll find Creekside. Dubbed the “original Whistler,” the area is a favourite with locals and those looking to find an alternative to the busy main Village area. Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, the historic community is now a vibrant and enriched area boasting modern facilities and amenities, as well as exceptional shopping. Creekside also has an abundance of parking spaces and most importantly, the only gas station in the immediate area. See Map 8. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Steve Rogers


FYI Squamish & Lil’wat First Nations were the first inhabitants of Whistler.

1860s: British Naval Officers arrive and name the area “London Mountain.”

1900s: Resident trappers, loggers and miners dub the area “Whistler” after the Hoary Marmots’ shrill cry.

1914: Myrtle and Alex Philip build Rainbow Lodge where tourists can fish for trout.

1960: Several Vancouver businessmen create the Garibaldi Olympic Development Association to make Whistler a future Winter Olympic Games site.

1962: Franz Wilhelmsen, president of Garibaldi Lifts Limited, endeavours to build and operate the first ski lifts on Whistler. But the area did not yet have electricity, roads or sewers!

1966: On February 15, Whistler Mountain officially opens for skiing! Visitors got to the mountaintop via a four-person gondola, double chairlift and two T-bars.

1968: Vancouver/Garibaldi is nominated for the 1976 Olympic Games, but the IOC won’t let the same country host the Games twice in the same year (Montreal would host the 1976 Summer Games).

1975: The Resort Municipality of Whistler is created (the first of its kind in Canada!) to promote tourism in the area.

1978: Construction begins on the 53 acres of land that will eventually become the current Whistler Village.

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1999: After successfully combining Whistler and Blackcomb, the mountain becomes the first North American Ski Resort to host over two million skiers in one season.

2003: Whistler/Vancouver wins the 2010 Winter Olympic Games bid, and begins preparations to host the events.

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

Snowmobile Dogsled Snowshoe Sleigh Rides

2008: Whistler’s Peak 2 Peak gondola opens. It boasts the world’s largest unsupported lift span, measuring about 3 km (1.8 miles) long.

2010: From February 12 to March 19, Whistler hosts the world during the XXI Olympic Winter and X Paralympic Games. Photo: Tourism BC / Kevin Arnold

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Get Outside! Whistler

Cross-Country Skiing

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Looking for a gentler alternative to the vertical drop of the mountains? Try cross-country skiing (also called Nordic skiing) around the pristine Whistler lake and valley country. This graceful activity will have you gliding in the sun through almost 130km (80 miles) of “track-set” trails while you get a great workout. Explore Whistler’s prime cross country ski areas: Lost Lake, Valley Trail and Callaghan Valley. Ski rentals and tours available for all skill levels. See chart on page 18 for tour operators.

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now falling from above and landing underfoot is the perfect time to be outdoors. And of course, after the world watched in 2010 everyone knows there’s practically no better place to be during winter than in the heart of the Whistler Mountains. So grab your board, skis, tubes, sleds and everything else you need for winter sports, cause this town is ready to get you moving!


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Dog Sledding Can you say “mush?” For a fun activity the whole family will enjoy, try the proud Canadian tradition of dog sledding. Even better, there’s no experience required! You only need the desire to be outdoors gliding through the snowy forest, led by expert guides. Enjoy brisk air rushing past as you experience one of the oldest travel methods around with well-trained Alaskan Huskies. Now that’s an awesome winter activity, not to mention tons of fun and of course, you get to spend some time with friendly puppies! Very cute. See chart on page 18 for tour operators.

Zoom Ziplines

Whistler�’s only side by side zipline!

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Ready to take on the backcountry? Why not head up the hill in your very own helicopter tour! Your friends back home will definitely be jealous when you tell them about your amazing personal guided tour through the backcountry terrain, criss-crossing down crystallized snow barely touched by man. Probably worth about a year of bragging rights. See chart on page 18 for tour operators.

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Get Outside! Whistler Snowmobiling Canadian Snowmobile Adventures

If you’re seeking adventure in the snow, look no further than the lightning-fast speed of snowmobiling. With no driver’s licence required, this outdoor sport is suitable for the whole family! The only experience you need is the desire to ride through snowy forests and enjoy lots of laughs with good friends. Take a guided tour (beginner to advanced levels available) with one of several local tour operators, some even include mountainside dining. See chart on page 18 for tour operators.

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Snowshoeing Tired of sinking in the deep winter snow? Well, snowshoeing is the perfect answer! With two web-like “shoes” strapped underneath your winter boots, you’ll be trekking over deep pow in no time. This ancient method of travel is tons of fun and allows you easy access to previously unreachable parts of forested areas. You’ll wonder how you ever got along without them! See chart on page 18 for tour operators.

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Whistler Sliding Centre

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Take a self-guided tour through the official 2010 Winter Olympic venue for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions. See for yourself why this lightning-fast 1450m (0.9 mile) track is one of the world’s best facilities of its kind. Boasting a vertical drop of 152m (499 feet) and no less than 16 corners, the complex was built over a two-year period just in time for the Olympic Games and will soon feature a Public Sport Experience Program through the winter months. 4910 Glacier Lane | 604.964.0040 | whistlerslidingcentre.com


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ten terrific activities

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ride of a lifetime with Ziptrek Ecotours. ziptrek.com 3. If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Get geared up and let Outdoor Adventures Whistler provide the fun with a guided tour. adventureswhistler.com 4. Take in a live performance at Whistler’s premiere arts venue: Maurice Young Millennium Place. myplacewhistler.org 5. Climb aboard your own snowmobile (or double up) and take on the winter terrain with a guided tour from Canadian Snowmobiles. canadiansnowmobile.com 6. Relax in the heart of nature! Enjoy the tranquility of Scandinave Spa Whistler offering Scandinavian bathing experiences and Swedish hot stone or Thai yoga massages. scandinavewhistler.com 7. Whistler has a vibrant art scene. Start your tour at Mountain Galleries in The Fairmont Chateau. mountaingalleries.com 8. Have a magical evening starting with a horse-drawn sleigh ride and ending with a delicious 3-course Fondue dinner from the Chalet at The Fairmont Chateau’s Golf Club and Outdoor Adventures Whistler. adventureswhistler.com 9. Get the ultimate backcountry powder experience with Coast Range Heliskiing. Spend a day gliding through glorious powder in pristine alpine settings then enjoy après at their base lodge. coastrangeheliskiing.com 10. More daring types may want to try bungee jumping from a 53m (160 foot) bridge over a glacial-fed river with Whistler Bungee. whistlerbungee.com

1. Rent some “skinny” skis at Cross Country Connection & hit the cross-country ski trails around the Lost Lake Park or the Whistler Olympic Park. Trails are even lit for night skiing! 2. Fly though the ancient rainforest between Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains on a zipline

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Cross Country Connection | 7400 Fitzsimmons Road South 604.905.0071 | crosscountryconnection.ca

Meadow Park Sports Centre | 3km (1.87 miles) North of Whistler Village on Hwy 99 | 604.935.PLAY (7529) | whistlerisrecreation.com

Outdoor Adventures at Whistler | 4293 Mountain Square 604.932.0647 | adventureswhistler.com

Tourism Whistler | 4230 Gateway Drive | 1.800.WHISTLER (944.7853) | whistler.com

Whistler Activity Central | Whistler Marketplace (next to Blenz) 1.877.935.4528 or 604.935.4528 | activitiescentral.com

Whistler Blackcomb | 1.800.766.0449 or 604.296.5316 | whistlerblackcomb.com

Whistler Bungee | 15 min South of Whistler Village on Hwy 99 (Cal-Cheak Recreation Area) | 1.877.938.9333 | whistlerbungee.com

Whistler Heli Skiing | Carleton Lodge, Whistler Village 1.888.HELISKI (435.4754) | whistlerheliskiing.com

Whistler Olympic Park | 65 Callaghan Valley Road, Callaghan Valley 1.877.764.2455 or 604.964.0060 | whistlerolympicpark.com

Wildplay Whistler | 218 – 4293 Mountain Square 1.888.297.2222 or 604.932.0647 | tagwhistler.com

Ziptrek Ecotours | Carleton Lodge | 604.935.0001 | ziptrek.com

Bungee Jumping

Coast Range Heliskiing | 218-4293 Mountain Square 1.800.701.8744 or 604.894.1144 | coastrangeheliskiing.com

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Downhill (Alpine) Ski/Snowboarding

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Snow Tubing

Snowmobiling

Canadian Snowmobile, Dogsled, Snowshoe Adventures | Located in Whistler Village, downstairs from the Longhorn | 1.877.938.1616 | canadiansnowmobile.com

Snowshoeing

Blackcomb Sleighrides | 604.932.7631 | blackcombsleighrides.com

Whistler Activity tours

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get outside! With so many winter options, choosing where to head next can be confusing! Here, we’ve listed some of the great companies operating tours in Whistler, for your planning convenience.


What’s Happening events, festivals & performances 2010 November 11–14

Cornucopia 2010

Whistler’s premier wine and food extravaganza featuring acclaimed chefs, sommeliers and vintners. Various venues whistlercornucopia.com

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Performance Series: Al Simmons

One-man creative singing show; great family fun. Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

November 25 – 27: Watch with bated-breath as Canadian bobsleigh and skeleton Olympians speed to victory at the Viessmann FIBT World Cup, at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

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Yoga Jam – Africa Yoga Project

Enjoy a day of fun yoga practice. Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre 1.866.441.SLCC (7522) slcc.ca

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Whistler Blackcomb Official Opening Day

Be the first to hit the fresh POW! 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Detox Your Body and Our World

Live music from the Universal Zulu Nation, Bronx, NYC. 604.935.1152 moejoes.com

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2010 Viessmann FIBT World Cup Bobsleigh and Skeleton Competition

Watch Canadian and world Olympians as they speed down the renowned Whistler Sliding Centre track. The Whistler Sliding Centre 1.800.WHISTLER whistlersliding centre.com

25–Dec 17

Conference Centre 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

Save 30% on selected Snow School programs. 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Discover Whistler Days

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Bizarre Bazaar

Discover Whistler’s Original Artisan Market with hand-made high quality arts and crafts. TELUS Whistler Conference Centre 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

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LanternMaking Workshop

Learn skills to create and decorate your own paper lantern. Bizarre Bazaar, TELUS Whistler

Spirit of Winter

Group art exhibition. Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery adelecampbell.com

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Whistler Street Entertainment

Free performances on selected Village streets. 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

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Cedar Basket Workshop

Learn traditional Cedar Weaving skills. Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre 1.866.441.SLCC (7522) slcc.ca

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Joanna Runciman hosts a workshop focused on women’s choices about environmentally-friendly food and household products. Whistler Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA: The Amen-Ra of Hip Hop and Electro

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Whistler Film Festival: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Celebration of Canadian and international independent films with workshops, gala parties and more. Various venues 1.877.838.FILM (3456) whistlerfilmfestival.com

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Lantern-Making Workshop Learn skills to create and decorate your own paper lantern. Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

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Bassnectar

Live DJ set with Lorin Ashton. Garfinkels 604.932.2323 garfswhistler.com

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Games Night at the Library

Great fun with new and classic board games, no registration required. Whistler Public Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

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Festival of Lights

One-of-a-kind light sculpture and lantern exhibit by various artists. Scotia Creek Gallery, Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

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Literary Salon

Join fellow book lovers to discuss and celebrate favourite literature, no registration required Fireplace Lounge, Whistler Public Library

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Park Rider Sessions presented by TELUS: Rail Jam

A ski/snowboard event open to all skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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GMC Race Centre opens on Blackcomb

Daily free racing and group events. 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Quest Lecture Series: A Voice of One’s Own: The Female Composer in Life and Literature Laurel Parsons, Quest University music professor hosts a discussion on female composers. Whistler Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

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Reel Alternatives

Screenings of Canadian and international independent feature films and documentaries. Village 8 Cinemas 1.877.838.FILM (3456) whistlerfilmfestival.com

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Kokanee Valley Race Series Different race events open to all ages and levels of skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Whistler Holiday Experience

Indoor family fun with mini-golf, movies, video games and more! Whistler Conference Centre 1.800.WHISTLER (944.7853) whistler.com

Showcase Passholder Test Ride Event Whistler Demo Centre 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

Film Movement Series: Bomber Screening of an Official Selection film from the 2010 Edmonton International Film Festival. Whistler Public Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

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Skate with Santa

Family ice skating fun with Santa Claus. Meadow Park Sports Centre 604.935.7529 whistler.ca

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Park Rider Sessions presented by TELUS: Slopestyle

A ski/snowboard event open to all skiers and snowboarders of all ages.

Save the date! December 9: White Cowbell Oklahoma + Big John Bates

Live rock ‘n’ roll, featuring The Voodoo Dollz. Dusty’s Bar & BBQ | 604.905.2146 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Performance Series: The Christmas Carol Project

ongoing Every Thursday and Saturday

Whistler Club Crawl Packaged evening of dinner, drinks and various nightclubs. 604.722.2633 whistlerclubcrawl.com

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Super Demo Days presented by Showcase & CAN-SKI

Dickens’ classic tale set to contemporary folk music. Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

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Nov 1–Dec 5

Every Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre 1.866.441.SLCC (7522) slcc.ca

Excellence recipient Angela Teng displays her works. Scotia Creek Gallery, Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market

Angela Teng: Solo Exhibition

Nov 30– Mid-March

Parent and Tot Public Skate

Every Tuesday morning, for the season (except Christmas holidays). Meadow Park Sports Centre 604.935.7529 whistler.ca


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Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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First Night Whistler

Alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration for the whole family. Whistler Village Square and Conference Centre whistlerfirstnight.com

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January 30 - February 6: Join the week-long celebration for the “Evolution of GayWhistler Ski Week” activities and events.

no registration required. Whistler Public Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

Shinny Hockey

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Different race events open to all ages and levels of skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

Good Canadian hockey fun without the padding, every Tuesday. Meadow Park Sports Centre 604.935.7529 whistler.ca

Kokanee Valley Race Series

Different race events open to all ages and levels of skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Living the Dream: Claudia Segovia

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Showcase Public Test Ride Event Whistler Demo Centre 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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GORE-TEX Deep Winter Experience

Celebrate the magnificent winter storm season on Whistler Blackcomb mountain Venue TBA 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Games Night at the Library Great fun with new and classic board games,

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The Arc’teryx Deep Winter Photo Challenge

Photos capturing the winter storm season on Whistler Blackcomb. mountain MacDonald Ballroom, Fairmont Chateau Whistler 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Park Rider Sessions presented by TELUS: Slopestyle

A ski/snowboard event open to all skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Film Movement Series: (Film TBA) Screening of an awardwinning film from the International Film Festival circuit. Community Room, Whistler Public Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

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Discover Whistler Days

Save 30% on selected Snow School programs. 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

Reel Alternatives

Screenings of Canadian and international independent feature films and documentaries. Village 8 Cinemas 1.877.838.FILM (3456) whistlerfilmfestival.com

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Whistler Blackcomb Snowcross presented by Powerade

Recreational all-ages ski and snowboard snowcross competition. Helmets mandatory. Nintendo Terrain Park Snowcross course 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Performance Series: Songs Are Like Tattoos — A Tribute to Joni Mitchell Singers perform the legendary Canadian artist’s music live. Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

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Kokanee Valley Race Series Different race events open to all ages and levels of skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Scrabble Tournament for Family Literacy Day All ages welcome, no registration required. Whistler Public Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

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Join Whistler Blackcomb Foundation members for their annual charity fundraiser event. 604.938.7321 whistlerblackcomb foundation.com

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Masters Race: Appleton Rum Peak to Valley Warmup Event

Prepare for the peak to valley race in an adult recreational Masters GS race. Helmets mandatory. Whistler Mountain 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

30-Feb 6

Winter PRIDE 2011

A variety of gay ski week events. Various venues 1.866.787.1966 gaywhistler.com

February tba

Out of Bounds: Tales from the Backcountry Photo exhibition featuring amateur and professional photographers. Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

1-Mar 31

Whistler Winter Arts Festival Two-month program featuring live music, snow sculpting, film, art and literary evenings. Various venues 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

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Photography exhibit depicting daily living conditions and lifestyles of Whistler “seasonaires.” Scotia Creek Gallery, Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

Kokanee Valley Race Series

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Kokanee Valley Race Series Different race events open to all ages and levels of skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Park Rider Sessions: Halfpipe

March 26: Heat up your spring with hot world music from Alpha Yaya Diallo, part of the Arts Whistler Performance Series, at Millennium Place.

event spread over two days. Helmets mandatory. 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Games Night at the Library

Great fun with new and classic board games, no registration required. Whistler Public Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

10-13

Whistler Mountain Ski Club Parson K2 Super-G

Whistler mountain 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Park Rider Sessions presented by TELUS: Slopestyle

A ski/snowboard event open to all skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Reel Alternatives

Screenings of Canadian and international independent feature films and documentaries Village 8 Cinemas. 1.877.838.FILM (3456) whistlerfilmfestival.com

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Kokanee Valley Race Series

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Different race events open to all ages and levels of skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders. Helmets mandatory.

Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Showcase Public Test Ride Event Whistler Demo Centre 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

19-20

Super Demo Days presented by Showcase & CAN-SKI Whistler and Blackcomb mountains 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

the whole family. payak.ca

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14th Annual Showcase Showdown Outdoor event featuring the best in terrain park tricks. 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

march 1-22

Group Show with Sarah Ronald

Whistler Mountain 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

Local artist exhibition featuring multiple disciplines and a range of artistic mediums. Scotia Creek Gallery, Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

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Screening of an awardwinning film from the International Film Festival circuit. Community Room, Whistler Public Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

Whistler Demo Centre 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Masters GS Race

Film Movement Series: (Film TBA)

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Kokanee Valley Race Series

Different race events open to all ages and levels of skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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P’aykaentsut

Premiere event! Crosscountry ski activities for

Showcase Public Test Ride Event

5-6

PowerAde Ski and Snowboard Cross

All-ages amateur skiers and boarder recreational competitions. Nintendo Terrain Park Snowcross course 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Family Games Night at the Library

Great fun with new and classic board games, no registration required. Whistler Public Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

A ski / snowboard event open to all skiers and snowboarders of all ages. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Reel Alternatives

Screenings of Canadian and international independent feature films and documentaries. Village 8 Cinemas 1.877.838.FILM (3456) whistlerfilmfestival.com

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Kokanee Valley Race Series: Dual GS Finals and Team Relay on Blackcomb Different race events open to all ages and levels of skiers, telemarkers and snowboarders. Helmets mandatory. Check web for location 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Film Movement Series: (Film TBA) Screening of an awardwinning film from the International Film Festival circuit. Community Room, Whistler Public Library 604.935.8433 whistlerlibrary.ca

23-Apr 13 Alison Hodson Exhibit

The 2009 Professional Artist Award recipient displays her progressive mix of mediums in a solo exhibition. Scotia Creek Gallery, Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

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BC Law Firm Championships

Race and evening events


open to all judges, lawyers, law office employees and law students. Blackcomb Mountain 604.905.2034 whistlerblackcomb.com

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Performance Series: Alpha Yaya Diallo

Live world music from West African guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo Millennium Place. 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

26-Apr 10

Discover Whistler Days

Save 30% on selected Snow School programs. 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

april 2

Performance Series: DuffleBag Theatre

Live interactive storytelling show featuring fairly tales and Shakespearean classics. Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

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Showcase Public Test Ride Event

Whistler Demo Centre 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

March 9 Performance Series: Carlos Del Junco and the Blue Mongrels

Live jazz and blues music. Millennium Place 604.935.8410 artswhistler.com

Ronald McDonald House Charity Event

An annual ski/snowboard fundraising event with both on-snow and evening festivities. 1.800.387.8808 rmhc.ca

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Mum’s Mountain Classic Race

“Western-themed” fun event open to all skiing and snowboarding mums and grandmums. Blackcomb Mountain 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

8-10

19th Annual Whistler Cup

International FIS Juvenile Ski Races for ages 11 – 14. 604.932.4644 whistlercup.com

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TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Ski and snowboard competitions, concerts, cultural events and other free activities. 604.938.3399 wssf.com

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Whistler Mountain Only: Last Day of skiing and riding

Friday, October 15, 2010 4:47:36 PM Keir Jewellery 16251 WW10 4v.indd

1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

may 14

Opening Day: Whistler Mountain Bike Park

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Blackcomb Mountain Only: Last Day of skiing and riding

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Opening Day: PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

All dates were correct at press time. Please visit event websites for more information.

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Whistler Arts & Culture

Mike Crane

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ith a rich cultural history spanning over a century, Whistler is not just about the mountains. Increasingly, the area is becoming a destination for artistic and cultural events of all kinds.

Whistler’s arts scene is constantly evolving, including exciting live performances like the Chairlift Revue Theatre at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, pictured above.

The region is now home to almost two dozen art galleries, nearly a dozen annual festivals and countless live music events, happening all season and in fact, all year long. Not to mention the growing interest in film, live theatre and photography. So while you’re here, why not check out some of the superior events and happenings, certain to enrich your vacation!

Art Galleries & Studios

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Being surrounded by superb scenery does wonders for the soul and it’s easy to see this influence by stepping into any one of Whistler’s surprisingly many art galleries. What was once a souvenir affair has now turned into a serious movement, bringing international attention to the area as a place for both artists to thrive and aficionados to complement their collections. In addition to timeless, traditional landscapes, is a mix of edgy, contemporary subject matter and fresh mixed-media concepts, courtesy of the growing modern scene on the Sea to Sky highway. Keep an eye out for internationally sought-after artists living and working in Whistler and find some of the area’s best artistic treasures at the wealth of photography studios and art galleries around.

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Festivals & Fairs Always looking to maintain a lively arts presence through the whole year, Whistler is wellknown for hosting fantastic festivals and creative events. A major player in this drive to honour the arts is the Whistler Arts Council, who in conjunction with Millennium Place and the Whistler Conference Centre offer a wealth of enticing events. While the events happen all year long, here are just a few to keep you going through the winter and spring months. indoor and outdoor live entertainment and activities. December 31 | Whistler Village Square and Whistler Conference Centre | whistlerfirstnight.com Winter PRIDE 2011: A week-long party in January?! Who wouldn’t want to attend! Join local and visiting party-goers for a snowy celebration of gay pride featuring live entertainment, mountaintop parties and daily activities. January 30 – February 6 | Various venues | 1.866.787.1966 | gaywhistler.com Whistler Winter Arts Festival: Brighten up your February with two full months of arts programming including live music, snow sculpting, film screenings and literary events. February 1 – March 31 | Various venues | 604.935.8410 | artwhistler.com TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival: Now in its 15th year, this annual festival combines mountain sports with art to bring you one heck of a festival! Come party at the biggest North American winter sports, music and cultural festival, jam-packed in the heart of Whistler. April 15 – 24 | Various venues | 604.938.3399 | wssf.com

Whistler Film Festival

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Bizarre Bazaar: Whistler’s Original Artisan Market runs every year featuring handmade high quality arts and crafts from local and regional artisans. Just in time for the holidays, find unique gifts such as ceramics, clothing, jewelry, candles and Christmas decorations. November 26 – 27 | TELUS Whistler Conference Centre | 604.935.8410 | artswhistler.com Whistler Film Festival: Celebrating its 10th year, this ever-popular juried festival features Canadian and international independent films, as well as various workshops, special presentations, family events and gala parties. December 1 – 5 | Various venues | 1.877.838. FILM (3456) | whistlerfilmfestival.com Festival of Lights: This month-long festival features one-of-a-kind light sculpture and lantern exhibits, as well as lantern-making workshops for the public. December 6 – January 4 | Scotia Creek Gallery, Millennium Place | 604.935.8410 | artswhistler.com First Night Whistler: An alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration, mountain-style! Suitable for the whole family with hours of

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Whistler’s Shopping Zen

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Where else can you stroll European-styled villages with falling snow and pristine mountain-tops in view, all while still wearing your ski boots! And since the area is designed with pedestrians in mind, you’re free to walk safely and only have to park your car once. Check out these dedicated shopping destinations: Village North, Upper Village, Whistler Town Plaza, Main Street, Whistler’s Marketplace and just five minutes south on Highway 99, Franz’s Trail Shopping Village in Whistler Creekside. To accommodate peak season fanatics, many shops are open later into the evening, ensuring you’ll be able to satisfy your cravings for fresh powder and high fashion. And don’t forget there’s everything you need for every indoor and outdoor activity imaginable within the region. With highly-trained staff at stores like Columbia, Quiksilver, Salomon and The North Face, Whistler’s ski apparel outlets and repair facilities offer the ultimate in service and expertise, ensuring your gear is in peak performance and that you look amazing using it. So whether you’re just looking to take a break between ski runs or out to put some serious mileage on your credit cards, shopping in Whistler will absolutely satisfy your cravings and be one of your favourite reasons to visit the area again and again.

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hopping in Whistler is divine. The area is richly abundant with a wide diversity of over 200 retail options including international brand names and local craft boutiques. Everything from runway fashion to keepsake souvenirs can be found within city limits, so even though you’re close to larger cities, you may never want to shop outside of Whistler again.

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  fter a hard day on the slopes (or even after shopping!) there’s no better way to relax and unwind than by treating yourself to some well-deserved body work and treatments. Whether it’s in the form of yoga, massage or reclining in a hot tub, Whistler has it all.

This area was designed for intense physical activity, followed by generous moments of meditation and Zen reflection. Seriously! That’s what the original settlers had in mind when they created the town to be an Olympic city back in the 1960s. What better way for athletes to stay focused and in top form, than by balancing their extreme activity with dedicated healing therapies and remedies. So find yourself in a little piece of heaven in Whistler where taking time for yourself is paramount and indeed encouraged. Go ahead, you’ve earned it.

Winter is perfect for being outdoors, whether to hit the slopes or unwind afterwards there’s no better time to enjoy the mix of hot and cold. From head to toe (literally!) you’ll find there’s a treatment to soothe every part of your body, whether it’s aching back muscles or sore foot tendons, Whistler’s wellness MEDICAL facilities have a cure. For regular maintenance and to keep in touch with An apple your regular routines, enjoy yoga studios such as Neoa day doesn’t Alpine Yoga, which offer a range of courses from beginner always keep the doctor away. to advanced, with various methods and techniques. Whistler is also home to international relaxation and Whistler’s ONLY medical clinic revitalization practices. The Scandinave Spa offers with X-ray, Lab and Acute Care a European three step process of heat, cold and services on site! meditation, repeated several times to soothe and calm Walk-In Patients Welcome. the mind and body. It makes for a great outdoor activity, 4380 Lorimer Rd. | Whistler BC W H I S T L E R

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especially in winter with sweeping mountain views and sparkling snowflakes landing beside you. Other options include a wide range of hotel spas featuring massage, hydrotherapy, body wraps, facials and full day services, so bring a friend or spend some quality alone time working on your inner and outer beauty. In addition, facilities can be found offering acupuncture, deep bodywork, Pilates, psychotherapy, nutritional counselling, personal training and fitness studios. So whether you have a few minutes or several days to unwind, think about spending your time with Whistler’s trained professionals who can show you how to keep your body in top shape, so you can keep up with your strenuous activities. Even if that strenuous activity mostly involves exercising your credit card at the local shops.

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Village

MAP 1 - WHISTLER VILLAGE EMERGENCY MEDICAL & DENTAL

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BUILDINGS

30 Holiday Inn Sunspree 73 Le Chamois 13 Listel Whistler Hotel/ Best Western 57 Market Pavilion 54 Marketplace Lodge 23 Mountainside Lodge 1 Northern Lights 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 2 Tantalus Lodge 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 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

3 Telemark Place 4 Mountain Edge 6 Whistler Village Gondolas 10 Whistler Golf Club 16 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

Map Directory

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32 32 Creekside Creekside Market Market 33 33 Dusty’s Dusty’s 34 34 Evolution Evolution 35 35 First Tracks First Tracks 36 36 Highland Lodge/Rimrock Highland Lodge/Rimrock 37 37 Lake PlacidLake Lodge Placid Lodge 38 38 Nita Lake Lodge Nita Lake Lodge 39 39 The Legends The Legends 40 40 Subway Subway 41 41 AvalancheAvalanche Pizza Pizza

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BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN

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SLOW ZONES

Keep an eye out for our Mountain Safety Team in their bright yellow jackets monitoring the Slow Zones. Slow Zones are in effect in teaching areas and congested zones for your safety. Please also watch for the bright orange banners that indicate all traffic must travel in a slow, controlled manner.

RESTAURANT WASHROOMS

KNOW AND RESPECT THESE COMMON SIGNS ON THE MOUNTAIN

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Map 11 - Whistler

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Whistler street index Street

Map Coordinates

Alder Ln

Easy St

5

A2,A1

Alpha Lake Rd 4

B4

Alpine Cr

5

A4

Edgewater Lodge Access 6

B3,B4

Alpine Way

6

A4,A3,B4

Emerald Dr

6

D1,D2

Alta Lake Rd 4/6

D3,E1/A5

Emerald Pl

6

D2

Eva Lake Rd

4

F1

Fairway Dr

5

B2,B3

Falcon Cr 5

5

Ambassador Cr 5

A4 C1,C2

Ancient Cedars Ln

4

F3

Arbutus Dr

5

A4,B4

Archibald Way 5

A4

Aspen Crt

F1

Fitzsimmons Road North Fitzsimmons Road South

4

Aspen Dr 4 F1,F2

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Map Coordinates

A3

Alta Vista Rd

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Street

6

Autumn Dr

6

D2

Autumn Pl

6

D2

Balsam Way

5

A1,A2

Barnfield Pl

5

A2

Bayshore Dr

4

E3

Beaver Ln

5

A2

Big Timber Ct

4

F3

Bishop Way

5

B2

Blackcomb Way

B2,B3, C2,D2

Boulder Ridge 4

E2

Falcon Ln Fissile Ln 6

Street

Map Coordinates

McKeevers Pl

6

A3,A4

Meadow Ln

6

A3

B5,C5

A3

Mons Rd

5

B1

5

B1

5

Mons Rd

6

B5,C5

Mountain View Drive 6

Spruce Grove Way

5

B1, C1

A3

Muirfield Cr

6

B4

Squaw Valley Crescent

4

E2

Murfield Ln

6

B5

Nancy Greene Drive

St. Andrews Way

5

B1, C1

A3

A4 5 5

B1,C1 C1,C2

Fitzsimmons Road

5

B1,C1

Needles Dr

6

A4

Flute Pl

5

A2

Nesters Rd

Forest Ridge Dr 6

A5,A4

Garibaldi Way 4

F1

Glacier Dr

5

C3

Glacier Ln

5

C4,C3

Glen Abbey Ln 6

C4

Golden Bear Pl 6

B4

Gondola Way

4

F3

Harmony Cr

4

F1

5

B2,B3

Nicklaus North Boulevard 6 Nighthawk Ln 5

E1 D2

A3,B3

Summer Pl

6

D2

Nita Ln

4

E2

Summit Ln

5

C3

Nordic Dr

4

F1,F2,G2

Nordic Dr

5

A5

Sunridge Cr

5

B4

Sunridge Dr

5

B4

Sunridge Pl

5

B4

Taluswood Pl

4

G2

Tantalus Dr

5

B4,B5

Tapley Pl

5

A2

Taylor Way

4

E3

Timber Ln

6

A4,B4

Timber Ridge

4

E3

Toad Hollow

5

A1

Toni Sailer Ln

5

C1,C2

Trail’s End Ln

4

F3

Tree Top Ln

5

B2,B1

Nordic Pl 4

F1

Nordic Pl 5

A5

A5

Nordic Rd

5

A5

B4

Buckhorn Dr

6

A5

5

B2,B3

Buckhorn Pl

6

A5

Hawthorne Ridge

Northlands Boulevard

5

B4

Oboe Pl

5

A2

Callaghan Dr

4

E3

Helm Pl

4

F1

Old Gravel Rd 4

D3,E3,E2

Camino Dr

6

A4

Olive Ter

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F3

Carleton Wy

5

A4

Heritage Parks Trail

4

F3

Osprey Pl

5

A3

Castle Dr

Painted Cliff Rd 5

D3,D2

C4 A2

Cedar Spring Road 6

A4

Chalet Dr

6

A3

Chateau Blvd

5

C2

Cheakamus Lake Road

4

B4

Cheakamus Way

4

D3,E3

Clifftop Ln

4

A3,A4

5 6

5

4

A3,A4

St. Moritz Cr Summer Ln

5

Cedar Grove Ln 5

A2,A3

B4,C4

Hawthorne Pl

Cedar Glen Pl

5

St. Anton Way 5 Stonebridge Dr 4

Harmony Crt

E3

C1, B1

B4

6

E3

4

5

Spruce Grove Lane

4

A4,B4

Cayley Cl

E3

Spruce Grove Circle

Mons Crt

5

F2

C4,D4

4

Miller Creek Road

D3,D4

4

F1

4

Sproatt Dr

4

Brio Entrance

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Map Coordinates

Millars Pond Crescent

Brandywine Way

Cavendish Way 4

Street

Spring Creek Drive

High Pt. Dr

4

F3

Hillcrest Dr

4/5

F1/A4

Palmer Dr

5

B2

Horstman Ln

5

D2

Horstman Pl

5

D3,D2

Panorama Ridge

5

A4,B4

Idylwood Pl

6

A5,A4

Par Rd

5

B3

Tricouni Pl

4

E3

Juniper Pl

5

B4

Parkwood Dr

6

A3

Kadenwood Dr 4

E4,F4

Peak Dr

5

A3

Piccolo Dr

5

A2

Trudy’s Landing

Pinetree Ln

6

D2

Pinetree Pl

6

D2

Ptarmigan Pl

5

A3

Karen Cr

4

E2

Kathleen Pl

4

E3,E2

Kirk-Patrick Way

5

B1,C1

Kirkpatrick Way 6

C5

Knyber Ln

4

D4

D3

Lake Placid Rd 4

E2,F2

6

D2,D1

5

A4

Lakewood Crt 6

A5

Quail Run Estates

4/5

F2/A5

Rainbow Dr

6

A5,A4

Raven Ln

4

E2

6

B3

Tynebridge Cr 4

C4

Tynebridge Ln 4

C4

Tyrol Cr

5

A4

Valley Dr

6

A3,A4

Village Gate Boulevard

5

B3

Watson Way

4

E2

Way Side Ln

4

F1

Wedge Ln

5

B2

Wedgeview Pl 6

A4

Westside Rd

4

E2

Whiskey Jack

4

F2

Corral Pl

5

A1

Lakeshore Dr

Coyote Pl

4

D3,E3

Lakeside Way

Crabapple Dr

5

A2

Cypress Dr

6

B4,B5

Linkside Dr

5

B3

Daisy Ln

5

A2

Linkside Rd

5

B3

Dave Murray Pl 4

E2,F2

London Ln

4

F2

Deerfern Ln

4

F2,G2

Lookout Ln

4

G2

Deerhorn Pl

6

D1

Lorimer Rd

5

A2,A1,B2

Drew Dr

4

E2

Los Lenas Pl

4

E3

Seppos Way

5

B2,B1

Drifter Pl

6

A4

Lost Lake Rd

5

D1

Snow Valley Pl 4

F3

Drifter Way

6

A4

Lynham Rd

4

B4

Snowridge Cir 4

F2

Whistler Ridge 4

E2

Driftwood Cl

6

A4

Main St

5

B2,B3

Snowridge Cr

4

F2

Whistler Way

5

B3

Eagle Dr

5

B2

Marmot Pl

4

F3

Spearhead Dr

5

C2,D2

Wolverine Cr

4

F2

Eagle Ridge Cr 5

B3

Matterhorn Dr 6

A5,A4

Spearhead Pl

5

C3

Woodland Pl

6

A3

Rimrock Estates

4

F2

Rob Boyd Way 4

F2

Sapporo Dr

4

F2

Sarajevo Dr

4

E3,F2

Sea to Sky Highway 4/5/6 (#99)

A4-G1/ A5-B1/ B5-D1

Whistler Cay Drive

5

B2

Whistler Rd

4/5

F2/A5


BE(AR) careful!

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histler is located in prime black bear country so whether you’re enjoying a walk along a local trail or hiking the backcountry, you may encounter black bears. Black bears hibernate through the winter and are most active from mid-March to November. When awake, their constant search for food may draw them into unexpected, populated urban areas. Seeing a bear in its natural habitat can be a memorable experience, but please respect and help protect our bears. Being aware of bears and following a few simple guidelines can help ensure that any encounters with bears are positive and conflict free. campsites remain free of bear attractants, such as food. n Respect all bears (and other wildlife!). Give them plenty of space and do not approach them. No one should be encouraged to feed, pet or pose for a photo with a bear. If you want to take pictures, use a telephoto lens from a safe distance. n Never stop on the side of the road to photograph a bear, even if others are doing so. Many bears lose their lives each year as a result of preventable run-ins with people and their vehicles. Call 604.905.BEAR (2327) to report any and all bear conflicts.

The Whistler Get Bear Smart Society (GBS) and Bear Aware BC, champion progressive management policies that reduce both the number of human-bear conflicts and the number of bears destroyed. For more information visit bearsmart.com or bearaware.bc.ca, and to report a conflict or bear attractants, such as unsecured garbage, call 604.905.BEAR (2327). Remember to always be alert and “bear smart” in bear country. With your cooperation, bears and people can happily coexist. “The Bears Thank You!”

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n Be prepared. Learn as much as you can about bear behaviour before venturing into bear country and remember you might encounter them in unexpected places. n Be aware of your surroundings and scan the area for signs of recent bear activity. If you see tracks, scat, tree markings or a natural food source, be extremely cautious and consider an alternate route or postpone your trip. n Never feed a bear, either intentionally or unintentionally. Properly dispose of garbage, wherever possible, in a bear-proof container and — if camping — ensure that unattended

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Whistler Dining

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Fine Dining In Whistler, there’s a variety of fine dining establishments suitable for end-of-day fare, as well as special occasion feasting. Options include West Coast fare as served at the Mix by Ric’s; Mediterranean/Italian meals like those at Il Caminetto Di Umberto; as well as Asian-inspired dishes like those found at Celadon and Ka-ze. Whistler is also famous for its fine dining steakhouses, such as Ric’s Grill, seafood restaurants as well as fine Indian cuisine such as Tandoori Grill, ensuring a variety of options to suit every palate. For a special treat, diners can enjoy a great day of snowmobiling or snowcat skiing followed by a mountaintop fondue dinner by booking with Canadian Snowmobile, definitely a Whistler original! Whistler has fine dining for every occasion, including celebrations of an awesome day on the hill. Be sure to call ahead for reservations though, because during peak season these favourites can fill up fast.

After 30 years in Jasper, former free-styler turned professional sushi chef "Tokyo" Tom opened Ka-ze Sushi & Beyond, now in its current location in The Westin Resort & Spa. Offering a warm, cozy atmosphere, Ka-ze Sushi features traditional Japanese cuisine including sushi, hotpots and Japanese tapas. Reservations recommended. Appetizers: $3.00 - $5.95 Entrees: From $9.00 - $60.00 Cards: DN, DP, JC, MC, V Reservations: Yes

4090 Whistler Way (in the Westin Resort & Spa) 604.938.4565

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efinitely not your average ski hill, the Whistler region has long been honing its culinary skills, attracting some of the world’s best restaurateurs to create incomparable dining experiences. In fact, with the recent global spotlight on Whistler, courtesy of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the region is quickly becoming an even more impressive dining destination. Recent trends show that visitors come for the outdoor activity, but fall in love with the food, whether it’s a slope-side gourmet hot chocolate or five-star culinary creation. And with such diverse dining options, you’ll wish you had more time to indulge in all the culinary delights available. Might be time to consider adding a fourth meal to your daily schedule!


Dine Whistler 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 Daily for Dinner at 5:00 Trattoria Di Umberto – Located in the Mountainside Lodge 604.932.5858 Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner

Reservations for both highly recommended

Bibimbap Salad is one of the popular dishes at Celadon, Canada’s new Korean-inspired hotspot in Whistler. Celadon attracts foodies and the adventurous by combining sustainable local ingredients crafted with authentic Korean characteristics. Celadon stands on the forefront of Canada’s revolutionizing food trend in Asian cuisine. Re-think Korean at Celadon!

300-4293 Mountain Square (Hilton Whistler Resort) 604.905.4188 | celadonwhistler.com Whistler Winter 2010/11 | visitorschoice.com

Discover Sushi Village & find out why Whistler locals have been coming back for more than 20 years. Enjoy an extensive special menu at the sushi bar, tables or semi-private tatami rooms. Also a terrific selection of hot dishes such as noodles, tofu, teriyaki seafood, steak & chicken. Located in Mountain Square, just steps away from the Village Gondolas. 4272 Mountain Square (in the Sundial Hotel) Tel: 604.932.3330 Appetizers: From $3.50 Entrees: From $12.90 Cards: A, DI, DN, DP, JC, MC V Reservations: Yes

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Whistler Dining

Family Fare

Open for Breakfast & Lunch 7:00am to 6pm

Looking for an awesome meal where the whole family can relax and indulge? Whistler offers a range of establishments featuring different styles of cuisine, suitable for everyone on your guest list. Check out these local favourites: Ingrid’s Village Cafe, Sushi Village, The Fitzsimmons Pub and BC’s own White Spot restaurant.

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Established 1986

With great meals comes excellent wine pairings and Whistler is no exception. In fact, the troupe of award-winning local chefs have taken care of everything, from start to finish, including stellar wine lists, comparable to any major international city. Check out these “wine rack” best bets: • Araxi Restaurant & Bar • Barefoot Bistro and Champagne Bar • Il Caminetto Di Umberto • The Wine Room at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

We are located in Franz's Trail Creekside R I C ’S G R I L L STEAK SEAFOOD & CHOPHOUSE

Traditional. Traditional. Original. Original. Vegetarian and Kids Vegetarian and Menus available Kids Menus Available Dinner from 5pm daily

Dinner from 5pm daily.welcome Families welcome. Families

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Rack Focus

Tourism Vancouver / Araxi Restaurant

604-932-7000

Homecooking at its best! Daily sandwich specials Present this ad for a free souP with the purchase of any sandwich.

604.932.7427 (rics) 604.932.7427 (RICS) In the Crystal Lounge In the Crystal Lounge

• Free Parking • Call us for all your Catering needs • Subs starting $3.29 for a 6inch

Creekside Subway

604-935-4044

www.subway.com


Mountain Safety

n Be aware of the weather. Mountain conditions can change quickly and it’s important to react accordingly. When there is falling snow and/or foggy conditions, reduce your speed or stop altogether. n Always ride in control and yield to others. If you can’t stop or turn quickly to avoid objects and people in your path, you’re probably riding too fast and should reduce your speed. n Dress warmly. Frostbite is a serious condition and can develop quickly. Bring extra layers and limit your skin exposure when the temperature drops. If your skin begins to turn white, go inside immediately. n Avoid sunburn and stay hydrated. Alpine conditions

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Mountain Safety Team and the yellow Alpine Responsibility Code signs. After all, both are there to ensure the safety of you and everyone else on the hill.

and physical activity can increase your exposure to dehydration. Remember to always drink lots of water, wear sunscreen a and goggles, as well as a hat to avoid burning your skin. n Think visibility—always! When stopping on the hill, make sure you are out of the way of other riders, but still visible to them. Avoid stopping on rollovers and around blind corners.

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n Ski/ride with a buddy and identify meeting points in case you become separated. Make sure your fellow riders know how to find the meeting location. n Carry a whistle and be cautious. n Be extra careful when skiing/riding in treed areas. Tree wells can be very dangerous because of loose-packed snow. n Stay in bounds. No matter how tempting that fresh snow may be, it’s vitally important to stay away from the closed trails. Often these trails are closed for your safety because of potential dangers they pose. Failure to follow signs and regulations could result in loss of lift privileges—or worse!

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histler-Blackcomb’s Mountain Safety Team has been steadily growing for the past ten years. You can’t miss the full-time and volunteer members in their bright yellow jackets patrolling the hills to keep them safe. Their overall mission is to ensure all guests and employees are aware of the Alpine Responsibility Code and adhere to its guidelines. Specifically, they are looking out for reckless behaviour such as skiers and boarders travelling too fast. You can help the Mountain Safety Team by understanding the rules and responsibilities attached to being on the hill, like riding in control, travelling at safe speeds in “slow zones” and by using common sense and exercising courtesy. In addition, these tips will help you have a fun, safe experience on the hill:

Winter Hours 8:30-7:30, 7 Days

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Après Whistler

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here’s an old saying that once you’ve mastered the Whistler slopes, you’ll never feel the same skiing anywhere else again… The same is true of Whistler nightlife. Picture it: you’ve mastered the backcountry, ziplined your way through the snowy forest with ease, soared high above the pristine mountains, encased in glass. Now, it’s the end of the day and you’re pumped to recount your glory stories with some good friends in a great atmosphere. It’s Whistler at night and you’ve arrived. Luckily, you have definitely come to the right place, because in this town there’s so many nightlife options, fun is limited only by your imagination. With everything almost in walking distance of each other and your hotel, you’re also ensured a safe night out with no chance of a parking ticket! Fabulous! Attracting international talent has never been a problem for Whistler and with the global

community visiting the region in increasing numbers every season, the nightlife scene has only gotten hotter. Every week hosts a different set of live bands and DJ’s ready to take on the energy and vibe of the ever-growing party crowds. One thing that’s true about Whistler is that this town knows how to party and they do it with style. The cosy town features almost a dozen proper nightclubs, at least two dozen lounge/ pub style establishments and a ton of restaurants open late into the evening, the après options are never-ending. So grab your friends and head out for an unforgettable night, whether it’s Friday, Saturday or any day of the week, really, cause there’s always a party waiting to happen and you’re the perfect person to get it started.

GET HOME SAFE WHISTLER CREEKSIDE 205–2071 Lake Placid Rd Whistler, BC V0N 1B2 604 905 4927

WHISTLER MARKETPLACE 101–4360 Lorimer Rd Whistler, BC V0N 1B0 604 932 7251

WHISTLER VILLAGE OPEN SUNDAY 4211 Village Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 604 932 5050


Club Crawl Can’t decide where to go first? Let Whistler Club Crawl make the decisions. You’ll be treated like royalty and given full access to a number of different nightclubs, including line by-pass and even dinner, for a low packaged price. It’s one of the best ways to explore Whistler after dark and it’s pretty easy on the pocketbook. Let Club Crawl take you on an unforgettable night out and then get ready to do it all again tomorrow. Operated by HighEnd Limousine Services Ltd.

Exclusive Provider at the Vancouver International Airport

Tourism BC / Toshi Kawano

Servicing Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler & Cross Border Destinations

Airport Transfers / In-Town Transfers Whistler Transfers Corporate Events & Conferences Sightseeing Tours

1-888-821-0021

www.aerocar.ca info@aerocar.ca

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Attractions & Activities

Campgrounds & RVs

Ecotours

Riverside RV Resort & Campground Whistler’s only year-round RV Resort features fully serviced & winterized RV sites, furnished and heated yurts, and cozy log cabins. Licensed café, well-stocked store, and complimentary shuttle service to Whistler Village.

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.

Booking Services

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! Marketplace (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 16

8018 Mons Road (2 minutes north of Whistler Village) Tel: 604.905.5533 Fax: 604.905.5539 #66 Ctv Ec Pu Sh Wa LS $40-$50 HS $50-$60 See ad on page 38. Map 6, C5

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

Friday, October 15, 2010 3:41:45 PM RiversideRV 16214 WW10 L.indd

Dogsledding

Heli Skiing

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Whistler Bungee Whistler’s Ultimate Adrenaline Rush located at B.C.’s highest & most pristine year round bungee site! Soak up the birds-eye view of awesome scenery before an exhilarating free-fall from a 160 ft. bridge toward a glacial-fed river.

15 Minutes South of Whistler off Hwy. 99 at the Cal-Cheak Recreation Area TF: 1.877.938.9333 whistlerbungee.com See ad & location on page 34

Tourism Whistler / Steve Rogers

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Bungee Jumping (Year-Round) Outdoor Adventures at Whistler Step onto one of our traditional dog sleds behind your team of energetic & loveable Alaskan Racing Huskies and get ready for a unique backcountry journey! You get a thrill like no other as you head out into the pristine Soo Valley, handling your very own team of dogs!

Coast Range Heliskiing Exceptional service, spectacular terrain and endless powder thrills! Single day, multi-day & private packages available. Personal attention with 4-5 guests per professional guide means more skiing, less waiting. Book your ultimate backcountry powder experience with Coast Range Heliskiing!

218-4293 Mountain Square, Whistler Tel: 604.932.0647 tagwhistler.com See ad on page 11. Map 1, location 7

Booking Desk: 218-4293 Mountain Square Tel: 800.701.8744 or 604.894.1144 coastrangeheliskiing.com See ad on page 6. Map 1, location 11

Ecotours

Heli Skiing

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 2 zipline tours and then fly through the ancient rainforest on the ride of a lifetime!

Whistler Heli Skiing You’ve come this far. Let us take you all the way. A variety of packages await everyone from seasoned experts to intermediates. Make this the year and visit the Whistler Heli Store located in the Carleton Lodge.

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

Carleton Lodge, Whistler Village Tel: 1-888-HELISKI whistlerheliskiing.com See ad on page 15. Map 1, location 11


Indoor Recreation & Fitness Centre

Outdoor Activities

Sleighrides

Tube Park Fun for the whole family, the floodlit Coca-Cola Tube Park offers a great alternative for snow sliding. Multiple lanes await, ranging from Green to Black, plus a snack hut and children’s play area. Open weekdays noon to 8pm and weekends 11am to 8pm.

Blackcomb Horsedrawn Sleighrides An unforgettable experience in covered sleighs drawn by gentle Percheron horses. The ride on Blackcomb Mountain includes an amazing view of Whistler Village or sip on hot chocolate as you ride the winter trails of Nicklaus North.

Base II on Blackcomb Mountain. Tel: 1.800.766.0449 See ad on page 19. Map 5, C3

2 locations: Base 2 - Blackcomb Mtn. Map 5, location C3 Nicklaus North Golf Course Map 6, location C4 Tel: 604.932.7631 See ad on page 14

Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing

Scandinavian Baths & SNOWSHOEING

Snowmobile/Tours

Cross Country Connection Come out to Lost Lake Park day or night for a memorable winter experience! On 30kms of groomed trails (12kms for snowshoe) we offer lessons, rentals & tours for individuals or groups – all abilities are welcome. Be sure to stay for lunch in the NEW PassivHaus Daylodge.

Scandinave Spa Whistler Relax in the heart of nature at Scandinave Spa Whistler, offering the Scandinavian Baths experience plus Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Hot Stone & Thai Yoga massages. Enjoy the Finnish sauna, Eucalyptus steam bath, Thermal/Nordic waterfalls, Hot/Cold baths, Solariums & Fireplaces. 8010 Mons Road, Whistler

Canadian Snowmobile, Dogsled, Snowshoe Adventures Take a thrilling snowmobile tour up Blackcomb Mountain or tackle the rugged terrain of the Callaghan Valley. Explore a majestic old growth forest by snowshoe or take an exhilarating ride with our sled dogs in the pristine Canadian backcountry.

Meadow Park Sports Centre Located 5 minutes north of the Village with Alpine/Emerald bus service to the front door. Skating arena with rentals, pool area featuring hot tub, steam room, sauna, fitness centre & squash courts. Individual & family drop-in rates. Hwy. 99, north of Whistler Village Tel: 604.935.PLAY (7529) WhistlerIsRecreation.com See ad on page 8. Map 6, B4

Outdoor Activities

Whistler Blackcomb Snow School Let Whistler Blackcomb’s Snow School help you feel more confident, strong, a tiny bit invincible and a whole lot happier when you ski or ride. Develop new skills, discover the mountains, receive lift line priority, and get more from your vacation. Village, Blackcomb, Creekside. Tel: 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com/school See ad on page 12. Map 1, location 6

Tel: 604.935.2424 Fax: 604.935.2427 scandinave.com See ad on page 31

Sightseeing

Snowmobiling

PEAK2PEAK Gondola Sightseeing No skis? No problem. Sightseers can experience B.C.’s most impressive mountain landscapes via the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. While in the alpine, dine in one of our full-service, mountain-top restaurants with spectacular views and west coast cuisine.

Outdoor Adventures at Whistler World class adventures on Snowmobile! Explore singletrack trails, frozen lakes or visit Whistler's ancient cedar forests by snowmobile. Specialized tours for beginners to thrill-seekers. Join us on some of the most incredible terrain Whistler's Backcountry has to offer!

Tel: 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com See ad on page 17. Map 1, location 6

218-4293 Mountain Square, Whistler Tel: 604.932.0647 tagwhistler.com See ad on page 11. Map 1, location 7

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Walk to our location at the trailhead Tel: 604.905.0071 F: 604.905.0571 crosscountryconnection.ca

Located in the Carleton Lodge, across from the Village Gondolas Tel: 604.938.1616 canadian01.com See ad on pages 4 & 5. Map 1, location 11

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Shopping & Services

Snowshoeing

Outdoor Adventures at Whistler Experience the solitude of freshly fallen snow as you trek through old growth forests, around glacier lakes or to unique hideaways. Enjoy a moonlight trek ending with a gourmet fondue at one of Whistler's best restaurants. All tours are guided and customized to the group’s abilities. 218-4293 Mountain Square, Whistler Tel: 604.932.0647 tagwhistler.com See ad on page 11. Map 1, location 7

Yoga Studio/Instruction

Apparel/Ladies

Apparel

Snowflake If you are looking to take home a little bit of Canada, look no further. You’ll love the incredible selection of furs, leathers, shearlings, cashmere jackets and capes, boots and irresistible accessories. Shop from the comfort of home at snowflakecanada.com

Quiksilver Surf-inspired, Quiksilver and Roxy have had a natural progression into the ski & snowboard world. Whether you are looking for the latest in casual wear or technical outerwear, the Quiksilver store has you covered.

Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Blvd. Tel: 604.938.2019 Fax: 604.938.1631 snowflakecanada.com See ad on page 27. Map 7, location 28

Crystal Lodge Whistler Village Tel: 604.938.7713 See ad on page 28. Map 1, location 12

Apparel

Apparel

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Neoalpine YYoga Whistler’s premiere yoga destination offering 40 classes per week for all levels including: hot yoga, power, flow, core, yin and meditation. Neoalpine YYoga features showers, mat & towel service and eco-boutique. Beginners and drop-ins welcome. Locals, try 2 weeks for $30.

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9A -1005 Alpha Lake Road (Function Junction) Tel: 604.935.9642 yyoga.ca/neoalpine See ad on page 31. Map 4, location B4

Ziplining

Salomon Salomon’s commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports has led to an array of sporting goods like skis, boots, and apparel. You can also try the latest in Big Mountain Equipment at the Freeride Demo centre located inside the store. Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside Tel: 604.905.2295 See ad on page 28. Map 1, location 22

Apparel

Wildplay Whistler Feel the exhilaration of zooming through the air on our unique system that allows two guests to ride beside each other on their own cables. The three hour excursion includes ziplines that are connected to each other by a network of trails and boardwalks in the trees.

The North Face For years, The North Face brand has been associated with technically advanced and innovative apparel, footwear, and outdoor gear for the whole family. The new 4500 square foot store is the largest in Canada and will truly inspire you to Never Stop Exploring.

218-4293 Mountain Square, Whistler Tel: 604.932.0647 tagwhistler.com See ad on page 13. Map 1, location 7

Deer Lodge, Whistler Village Tel: 604.932.4193 See ad on page 28. Map 1, location 44

Columbia With over 70 years of experience, Columbia is known for their highquality performance products that keep you comfortable and protected, no matter where your excursions take you. Gatehouse Building Tel: 604.932.4106 See ad on page 28 Map 1, location 27

Apparel/Accessories

Hatley Scoops For 20 years Hatley has helped its customers “get clothes to nature” with its apparel & gift items for the whole family. Hatley pairs great fabric designs inspired by nature with a clever spin on everyday sayings to bring out the “pun” in everyone! Now serving gelato! 4308 Main Street, Unit #12, Whistler Tel: 604.932.6370 F: 604.932.6368 hatleystore.com See ad on page 29. Map 1, location 36


Art Galleries

Currency Exchange/Services

Home Accessories & Gifts

Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Supporting & promoting the Arts for 33 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.

Custom House 100 + currencies on hand, Western Union money transfer and payment services. Online services for non-cash transactions and large volume wire transfers, precious metals, Simply Superior Service. Mention “money” and receive a preferred rate.

Whistler Kitchen Works Whistler’s unique gift & kitchenware store with fantastic product selection & friendly staff. A popular local store for over fifteen years. Great gift ideas including pottery, linens, table top & gourmet foods. Shipping available. Come visit us! Open from 10am - 7pm daily.

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 24. Map 7, location 28

Arts Advocacy & Events

Whistler Arts Council Presenting art & photo exhibitions, free outdoor performances, artisan markets, children’s entertainers, touring theatre & dance, art parties, and everything arts & culture in Whistler! Visit us at Millennium Place.

Located in Whistler’s Marketplace Tel: 604.938.1110 Map 1, location 59

Equipment Rentals

Ice Cream/Chocolate Shop

Whistler Blackcomb Rentals Whistler’s premier rental locations. Leave your equipment at home and try the latest gear at any of our locations. Nine locations throughout Whistler Village, Blackcomb Base and Creekside. Tuning and Service also available on mountain. Visit any Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations or ticket window for your nearest rental location.

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.

whistlerblackcomb.com/rentals See ad on page 3

Opposite the Whistler Village Gondola Tel: 604.932.4100 rockychoc.com See ad on page 29. Map 1, location 7

Candy Shop

Groceries/Gift Baskets

Ice Cream/Clothing & Souvenirs

Great Glass Elevator Candy Shop Stop by for a CANDY ADVENTURE today! Bulk candy to scoop and mix, Jelly Belly’s, British Sweets, and now we have Popcorn too! We also have Helium Balloons and a fantastic Greeting Card selection. Come on in and check out our new look for our 10 year anniversary!

Upper Village Market The only grocery store in the Blackcomb Benchlands area. All your grocery needs plus fresh fruits and vegetables, pharmacy & first aid items, newspapers, DVD rentals, postcards and souvenirs, as well as fresh hot coffee and baked goods. Ask about our amazing Gift Baskets – we’re the biggest supplier in town.

115-4350 Lorimer Road Whistler Marketplace Tel: 604.935.1076 See ad on page 60. Map 1, location 59

4580 Chateau Blvd. Tel: 604.932.0230 uppervillagemarket.com See ad on page 37. Map 7, location 7

Cows Whistler COWS Ice Cream has recently been named Canada’s best ice cream by Reader’s Digest Magazine – ‘Best of Canada’ feature. COWS also offers custom whimsical COWS clothing for the whole family & tons of fun COWS souvenirs. Located in Whistler Village Centre. 102-4295 Blackcomb Way Tel: 604.938.9822 cows.ca See ad on page 9; Map 1, location 31

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4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler Tel: 604.935.8410 email: info@artswhistler.com artswhistler.com See ad on page 25 Map 1, location 55

Crystal Lodge (Village stroll) 604.938.6658 westernunioncanada.ca See ad on page 60. Map 1, location 12

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Medical Clinics

Shopping Centres

Whistler Medical Clinic Walk-in & appointments available. Open 7 days/week. Visitors welcome. We provide general family practice with on-site lab, XRay & emergency care. Located on the 2nd floor of the Whistler Health Care Centre building.

Whistler’s Marketplace Located at Lorimer Road & Northlands Boulevard, Village North. Experience Whistler’s Premier Shopping Centre featuring a variety of specialty boutiques, restaurants and professional services. Convenient, free 2-hour surface parking.

Jewellery & Accessories

Whistler Town Plaza

Ruby Tuesday Accessories Fun, trendy, in-fashion jewellery, Across from the GAPat handbags & accessories 604.905.6290 affordable prices. From fancy pearls to glitzy hair accessories, to belts & bags, Ruby Tuesday has it all. And remember: It’s not what you need...it’s what you want. 26A-4314 Main Street (Whistler Town Plaza, across from the Gap) Tel: 604.905.6290 Fax: 604.938.0550 email: info@rubytuesdayaccessories.com See ad on page 29. Map 1, location 44

201-4380 Lorimer Road Tel: 604.932.3977 Fax: 604.932.0660 email: whistlermc@telus.net See ad on page 30. Map 1, location 73 Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:57:17 PM WhistlerMed 11336 WW09 L.indd

Medical Clinic

331-4370 Lorimer Road, Whistler Tel: 604.602.1887 Fax: 604.688.2328 See ad on Inside Front Cover Map 1, location 62

Transportation

Liquor Stores/ Delivery Service

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1-4573 Chateau Blvd. (Glacier Lodge, across from the Chateau Whistler) Tel: 604.932.9795 blackcombliquorstore.com Map 7, location 74

40-4314 Main Street Tel: 604.905.7089 Fax: 604.905.7039 See ad on page 51. Map 1, location 44

Liquor Stores

Real Estate

B.C. Liquor Stores Our 3 Whistler locations remind you to enjoy responsibly and please don’t drink & drive. Get Home Safe - Make It Part Of The Plan.

The Whistler Real Estate Company The Whistler Real Estate Company is number one in sales & listings in the area. With over 42 trained, full-time realtors, the Whistler Real Estate Company can make your real estate venture a resounding success.

Whistler Village Sq. Map 1, location 21 4211 Village Sq. Tel: 604.932.5050 Marketplace Map 1, location 61 4360 Lorimer Rd. Tel: 604.932.7251 Creekside (Franz’s Trail) Map 8, location C1 2071 Lake Placid Rd. Tel 604.905.4927 bcliquorstores.com See ad on page 52

137-4370 Lorimer Road, Whistler Tel: 604.932.5538 Fax: 604.932.1279 email: info@wrec.com whistlerrealestate.ca See ad on pages 90 & 91. Map 1, location 62

Aerocar Service Exclusive Sedan and Limousine Service Provider at the Vancouver International Airport. Aerocar Service has built a reputation on providing a level of customer service that exceeds expectations. Professionally trained chauffeurs and the largest luxury sedan and limousine fleet in the Lower Mainland. Vancouver TF: 1.888.821.0021 aerocarservice.ca See ad on page 53

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Blackcomb Liquor Store Whistler’s full-service cold beer, wine & spirits store on the base of Blackcomb in the Upper Village. Sommelier-run selection of nearly 400 different wines and over 125 beer offerings. Open 7 days from 9am-11pm.

Town Plaza Medical Clinic No appointment necessary. Open 7 days a week with visitors & new patients always welcome. We provide both general family services as well as minor emergency care including casting & suturing. Located in Town Plaza, across from the library & next to the Delta Whistler Village Suites.


Dining

Fine Indian Cuisine

Japanese

Tandoori Grill Open for lunch and dinner. Fine Indian Cuisine, also offering a great vegetarian selection. Cooked in authentic style. Signature dishes are first barbecued in an original Tandoor oven, over charcoal.

Ka-ze Sushi & Beyond Offering a warm, cozy atmosphere, “Tokyo” Tom & staff invite you to experience Ka-ze Sushi & Beyond - featuring traditional Japanese cuisine including sushi, hotpots and Japanese tapas. Open for lunch & nightly for dinner at 5:30.

Café

Ingrid’s Village Café Breakfast & lunch in the heart of Whistler Village. Homecooking at its best! Offering a wide selection of meat & vegetarian burgers, sandwiches, soups & daily specials. The best value in Whistler. 102-4305 Skiers Approach, Whistler Tel: 604.932.7000 ingridswhistler.com Appetizers: $1.85-$4.50 Entrées: $5.50-$7.95 Cards: DP, MC, V Res: No See ad on page 50. Map 1, location 20

201-4368 Main Street, Village North 604.905.4900 • 604.905.4711 Delivery (after 5pm): tandooriwhistler.com Appetizers: from $6 Entrées: from $14 Res: No Map 1, location 57

Fine Italian Cuisine

4090 Whistler Way (in The Westin Resort & Spa) Tel: 604.938.4565 Appetizers: $3-$5.95 Entrées: $9-$60 Cards: DN, DP, JC, MC, V Res: Yes See ad on page 48. Map 1, location 5

Japanese

Fast Food/Take Out

We are located in Franz’s Trail Creekside

Subway Call Now for all your catering needs no matter how big or small your order. Our subs start at $3.29 for a 6 inch. We offer a great location that features free parking, large family oriented dining area and outdoor patio seating with beautiful mountain views.

Casual/West Coast

the mix by Ric's Funkiest lounge on the Village Stroll. Enjoy a unique breakfast, West Coast-inspired tapas or a fresh savory entrée. Award winning wine list. Innovative martinis. Cozy, heated mountain view patio. 8am-1am.

4154 Village Green (in the Crystal Lodge) Tel: 604.932.6499 ricsgrill.com Appetizers: $6-$14 Entrées: $19-$29 Cards: A, DP, MC, V See ad on page 50. Map 1, location 12

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 49. Map 1, locations 18 & 23

Sushi Village Japanese Cuisine Centrally located just steps away from the Blackcomb & Whistler Mtn. gondolas in Mountain Square. Casual yet vibrant atmosphere with a diverse menu including sushi, salads, soups, teriyaki dinners & hot pots. 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 49. Map 1, location 17

French Creperie & Fondue

Korean

Crepe Montagne European, charming & friendly, we are most popular for breakfast...but cheese fondues, Swiss raclettes & meat fondue are our house specialities along with crepes & chocolate fondue. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Celadon Fine Korean BBQ & Grill Whistler Bibimbap Salad is one of the popular dishes at Celadon, Canada’s new Korean-inspired hotspot in Whistler. Celadon attracts foodies and the adventurous by combining sustainable local ingredients crafted with authentic Korean characteristics. Re-think Korean at Celadon! 300-4293 Mountain

116-4368 Main Street Tel: 604.905.4444 Fax: 604.938.9742 crepemontagne.com Appetizers: $7-$15 Entrées: $17-$33 Cards: A, MC, V Res: No See ad on page 50. Map 1, location 57

Square (Hilton Whistler Resort) Tel: 604.905.4188 celadonwhistler.com Cards: A, DP, MC, V Res: Yes See ad on page 49. Map 1, location 7

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204-2067 Lake Placid Road (Franz’s Trail, Whistler Creekside) Tel: 604.935.4044 See ad on page 50. Map 8, location 40

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.

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Pub/Lunch

Canadian Coins (actual size)

$2 The Fitz Whistler’s “coziest gourmet pub”. A local favourite renowned for its premium micro-brew draught beers and custom cocktails! Featuring photos and artwork by local artists. Drop by and enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Commonly known as the Toonie

$1

1-4573 Chateau Blvd. (Glacier Lodge, across from the Chateau Whistler) Tel: 604.932.9795 blackcombliquorstore.com Map 7, location 74

Snowmobile Tour / 3 Course Fondue Dinner Commonly known as the Loonie

25¢

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Mountaintop Fondue by Snowmobile or Snowcat Combine a thrilling adventure by snowmobile or snowcat with the best table in Whistler, 6000 ft atop Blackcomb Mountain at the famous Crystal Hut. Traditional 3 course fondue with live entertainment nightly. Located in the Carleton Lodge, across from the Village Gondolas Tel: 604.938.1616 canadian01.com See ad on pages 4 & 5. Map 1, location 11

Steak, Seafood & Chop

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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 Blackcomb Snow Report 604.932.4211 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 Snowbus (Express service between 1.888.794.551 or Richmond & Whistler during ski season) 604.451.1130 Whistler Transit 604.932.4020

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Living in Whistler

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hinking of extending your vacation because you can’t get enough of the ski resort lifestyle? Consider joining the growing Whistler community by purchasing a home here!

Approximately 9500 residents call Whistler home on a year-round basis, making it a close-knit community where active, outdoor lifestyles are paramount. Continually growing annually and increasing seasonally, the bustling Whistler community makes for a fantastic place to enjoy authentic West Coast living. The area is clean and relaxing, residents are friendly, funloving and helpful and the climate is extremely comfortable, with summer being hot and sunny and winter showing enough powder to keep you happy all ski season. Boasting a well-educated, outgoing, international demographic, Whistler is a cosy enclave of world-class resort activities combined with stellar social experiences. New and excited residents are continually bringing in fresh ideas to enrich and improve their community in every way possible. Whether it’s through enhancing cultural experiences, creating exceptional dining

and retail options or exploring new adventurous activities, Whistler is definitely in bloom. Despite recent economic setbacks there’s actually never been a better time to purchase property. With a range of homes from studios to luxury chalets the community has affordable options for everyone, no matter what your budget. Being only 90 minutes from downtown Vancouver has its perks too! Live the best of both worlds through the beauty of the Whistler mountains and still be able to visit friends and family in the city—all in the same day! Think of Whistler as a world-class mountain resort get-away: a place where whether you are there for a day, a week or forever, there is always something exciting and interesting to do. You’ll never want to leave, and by purchasing a home, you won’t have to!


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