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There’s a reason why Whistler is on the map as a foodie hotspot. Use FAQ to help you sort through all the options.

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welcome to whistler

What they mean is they’ve carved out a life in Whistler — working hard, playing even harder, making the most of the lifestyle, the mountains and the inexorable thirst for adventure. For the 2.7 million annual visitors coming to Whistler for a season or a long weekend, it can be hard to understand. Who lives here and why?

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How many locals call Whistler home? A:

Well, the second question is the easier to answer. The recently-released results from the 2016 Why live in Whistler? For all same reasons people visit Whistler. The mountains, the lakes, census show Whistler’s population is now 11,854. the forests, the fun, the adventure. That’s an almost 21 per The town is nestled at the base of Whistler and cent increase from six Blackcomb Mountains, which are part of the years ago when the Coast Mountain Range of southwestern British Columbia. This area, due to its considerable resort’s population annual rainfall — in the form of welcome fresh was below 10,000. To powder in the winter — is in the heart of a put that in perspective, temperate rainforest. Giant coniferous trees elsewhere in Canada the such as Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, and population growth was Western Red Cedar dominate the landscape. five per cent. It seems Snow-capped peaks rise up above the rainforest like more and more — the distinctive flat peak of Wedge to the people want to start north, Armchair Glacier cradled in mountain arms, Rainbow to the west promising something “living the dream”..

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welcome to whistler beyond, and the aptly-named Overlord Massif close to the village, to name just a few. These mountain names are as familiar as old friends. It’s hard not to keep looking up when you’re spending time in Whistler. The valley below is another story. Whistler boasts more than 550 hectares (1,360 acres) of parkland within its boundaries. There are five valley lakes and six major parks on the water.

Why live in Whistler? For all the same reasons people visit Whistler. The mountains, the lakes, the forests, the fun, the adventure.

Best of all, there’s the Valley Trail — more than 40 km of paved trail and boardwalk that connects one end of the valley to the other. You can go for a meandering walk or ride your bike, rollerblade or skateboard. The Valley Trail is one of the best ways to see Whistler. But perhaps we’re getting ahead of ourselves. If you’ve just arrived, sit back, settle in and read on. Within the pages of FAQ you’ll find helpful tips and fun facts. You’ll learn how Whistler got its name and where to find the Inukshuks for some great photos. You’ll find out where to shop and where to eat and learn about the newest bike trails and the best parks. And what about the answer to that first question: Who lives here? Within these pages are the stories of six Whistler locals: the owner of a bike shop and guiding company, a golf marketer, an emergency room doctor, a gelato-maker, an actor/director and a server/hospitality expert. Their stories are really the story of Whistler. When you read them, you’ll get to the heart of this town and realize that Whistler is so much more than the No. 1 ski resort in North America.

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MAY 17 BIKE PARK OPENING DAY The wait is over.

TOONIE RIDES Locations vary every Thursday night for the weekly WORCA ride.

21 ALL BRITISH WHISTLER RUN CAR SHOW After driving one of the world’s most scenic highways, participants will park at Whistler Olympic Plaza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all to admire.

May 19-22 GO FEST — WHISTLER’S GREAT OUTDOORS FESTIVAL This four-day, action-packed festival is designed to make the most of Whistler in the spring. Bid adieu to another epic winter season and start gearing up for the summer season ahead. 19-21 WHISTLER PRESENTS: FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS 54/40, The Zolas, Dear Rouge 10

WHISTLER FARMERS’ MARKET Grab a little slice of Whistler by sampling the local fare. Every Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Upper Village

27-28 WHISTLER SPRING CLASSIC The 2nd stop in the North American Enduro Tour.

May 31June 4 WRITERS ADVENTURE CAMP AT THE POINT A four-day immersive experience for emerging writers in one of the most inspirational locations. Let your creative juices flow.

JUNE 1-4 THINKBIKE WHISTLER A multi-day bike expo featuring the latest and greatest in road and mountain bikes. There’s no better place to test the newest rides. 3 THE NORTH FACE WHISTLER HALF MARATHON Five different distances from which to test your mettle, the Whistler Half is so much more than a running race. Join the festival atmosphere with live music and kids’ activities.  faqwhistler.com

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course at Whistler Olympic Park. It’s called Tough Mudder for a reason. Don’t wear white. June 2-26 THE CHILI THOM EXPERIENCE Celebrate and honour one of Whistler’s favourite artists Chili Thom. This event will take place in June throughout Whistler’s cultural institutions including the Audain Art Museum, the Whistler Public Library, the Maury Young Arts Centre, the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre and the Whistler Museum. 9 WHISTLER MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL All are welcome to celebrate Whistler’s diversity. Florence Petersen Park 4-8 p.m.

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TOUGH MUDDER You don’t know “tough” until you try your hand at this epic obstacle

24-25 WHISTLER DOWNHILL BC CUP The best in the province take their skills to the dirt in Whistler, prepping for national and international competition ahead.

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CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150TH Head to the Audain Art Museum to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial.

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July 1-2 WHISTLER PRESENTS: VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Let the sounds fill the air at Whistler Olympic Plaza. The free shows begin at 8:30 p.m. There is a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday afternoon.

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IRONMAN CANADA AND IRONMAN 70.3 CANADA In its fifth year in Whistler, Ironman needs no introduction. Cheer on competitors as they swim, bike & run to Ironman glory. Don’t forget your cowbell!

AUG 3-6 WANDERLUST WHISTLER Yoga and music make the mountains come alive in this annual festival.

3-5 WHISTLER PRESENTS: FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS

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Aug 11-20 CRANKWORX WHISTLER This festival defines Whistler in the summer. The world’s best riders descend on Whistler for the epic 10day biking festival. Aug 20 PEMBERTON SLOW FOOD CYCLE Take your cruiser bike and enjoy bucolic Pemberton, sampling local fare along the ride.  faqwhistler.com

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7-9 WHISTLER CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL It’s all about the kids this weekend — art, music, dance and so much more.

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hen asked about the secret behind building a booming bike shop and guiding operation in Whistler over the last decade, Matt Delany believes it ultimately comes down to one essential thing: It’s about understanding why you do what you do. For the team at Arbutus Routes, that’s easy. “We believe the best moments and experiences in life can be had on a bike and in exploring the mountains. I think we’re all really connected to that belief. This is why we do what we do,” says Delany. This summer, Delany will be opening the doors of his bike shop and guiding company at a new location in the Upper Village. The move solidifies Arbutus Routes’ position in Whistler with a message that this business is here to stay. In the past decade it has become “Whistler’s complete riding source.” There’s the rental side of the business, from road bikes to downhill bikes and everything in between; the workshop for repair and servicing; the retail component with bikes from Yeti; and the guiding and coaching, taking clients throughout the Sea to Sky corridor and beyond on customized trips. “We’re just so lucky to have the trail systems we have in our backyard – from the North Shore to the Chilcotins,” says Delany. “I would argue that it’s the best biking in the world.” Delany grew up with the North Shore Mountains as his biking backyard. Whistler was a familiar family playground, particularly in the winter for skiing. In 2004 he wrapped up his entrepreneurship degree at the University of Victoria with an internship with Whistler Outback Adventures. The owners, who were based in Arizona, were looking for a “local” to get their bike touring business off the ground. Four years in, Delany bought the business, later rebranding it to Arbutus Routes, and began making his home here with his young family. His entrepreneurial spirit is perhaps bred in the bone; his parents started Delany’s Coffee House almost 25 years ago. There are now five locations in Vancouver. Whistler, he says, is the perfect place to hone that kind of spirit and drive; the town was built on dreams, ideas, risks, and hard work. As it turns out, coming to work every day is easy… when you understand and love what you do.  MATT’S PERFECT SUMMER DAY: Riding a new trail with friends and ending at the lake.

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Having a mountain playground that stretches up to 7,500 feet (2,256 metres) is even better. Whistler is defined by its mountains. They are the backbone of this town — its history, its culture, its future. From the avalanche bombs in the winter mornings to the alpenglow in the afternoons to the star kaleidoscope at night, living in a mountain town is different than living elsewhere.

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Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains stack up fairly evenly when all While there is no alarm clock bombing in the is said and done. And summer, mountain adventures still beckon. yet, everyone has their Perhaps the biggest adventure of all is the favourite for their own Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Stretching down particular reasons — a Whistler Mountain, this park is the best in its class with more terrain than any other bike particular memory, park in North America. That’s 4,900 vertical a particular ski run, a feet of lift-accessed trails totalling 80 km. For certain vista. When almost 20 years, the bike park has been setting standards for the world. The plans for the future it comes to vertical, Blackcomb has a slight say it all —the bike park is only going to get edge — 5,280 feet (1,609 bigger and better. Let that be your reason for going to bike school this year with Bike Park metres) to Whistler’s 101 — an intro clinic for first-timers. You’ll be 5,020 feet (1,530 metres). hooked as soon as you hit the saddle. Blackcomb has summer While the bike park dominates with its sheer skiing and riding size and scale, there are so many other things to throughout June and do on the mountains. July whereas Whistler Whatever the season, these mountains — has the bike park. Whistler and Blackcomb and the peaks beyond Whistler also opened — are an ever-changing playground. As first in 1966, compared summer kicks into gear in the valley, winter’s to Blackcomb which aftertaste remains up high in massive white opened in 1980. walls of snow. Wander through the snow walls in your T-shirt as the sun beats down from 16

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above. Summer is coming and it’s a race to the snowmelt. By the height of summer, the whiteness has been eclipsed by the rainbow of colour from the alpine wildflowers. The deep purple Fireweed and the pop of crimson from Indian paintbrush transform the alpine for an all-too-brief brief summer sensation. And that’s the trick: get up there for hiking and sightseeing when you can as the seasons change all too quickly. More of these activities in FAQ. Unlike the surrounding peaks, Whistler and Blackcomb bring the comforts of home to the top of the mountains — a cappuccino for that jolt of energy on your hike, a chilled gelato to keep the summer heat at bay, an exquisite lunch at Christine’s in the Rendezvous. They are also a gateway to the mountains beyond, a great introduction to what awaits elsewhere in spectacular British Columbia. 

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o Davies remembers his first set of golf clubs — promotional freebies that came from filling up at the Chevron station in Brandon, Manitoba.

“I had this pieced-together set of irons and a Northwestern 5 wood and a bag that I was so proud of saving up my paper route money to buy,” recalls the sales manager at the Whistler Golf Club, who’s generally not hard to spot on the course in hot pink golf pants or perhaps neon green or even bright blue checks, depending on the mood. Davies’ golf game has come a long way since those Chevron clubs as he sells Whistler to the world as a premier golf destination — four courses in a spectacular mountain setting. The thing that really sets Whistler apart, he says, are the designer courses: Whistler Golf Club is an Arnold Palmer design, Nicklaus North is designed by “The Golden Bear” Jack Nicklaus, the Fairmont is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Big Sky in Pemberton is a Robert Cupp course. “Those names alone attract a very big audience,” says Davies. Davies moved to Whistler in 2002 — the job at the golf course brought him here but the mountains have kept him. It was an exciting time to be living and working in Whistler, particularly after Vancouver and Whistler won the bid to host the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. In that time, Whistler has gone from a relatively undiscovered golf destination to one of the all-time bucket list golf destinations in the world, marketed collectively as Golf Whistler, a gateway to the 330 courses around British Columbia. “Every hole on every course in Whistler has a different mountain view or lake view or both and it’s just unbelievable when you’re playing the courses around here: It doesn’t even matter how you hit it!” says Davies, adding that the altitude helps the ball go further. Now he can’t wait to experience Whistler through fresh new eyes — those of his young son, born in 2016.“I’m really excited for that next piece, of him going through ski school and keeping me young in the mountains.” In the meantime, he’s still on the hunt… for a really great pair of plus-fours.  RO’S PERFECT SUMMER DAY: Up early to catch the mist rising and the first tee time followed by lunch on a sunny patio. Jump on a mountain bike to get the heart rate up on a cross country rip, and cool down with a lake dip. BBQ & pint to finish. 19


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WHEN YOU PICTURE WHISTLER in the summertime, you generally think of big beefy bikes hurtling down the mountains or alpine hikes in the snow-capped peaks. But imagine this: meandering down a 5 km river, flowing around gentle bends, through wetlands, past beaver dens and alongside pretty riverbanks. This is the River of Golden Dreams and it is as much a Whistler experience as riding in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and hiking in the mountains. The river flows from Alta Lake to Green Lake. It’s your choice how to navigate it: canoe, paddleboard, kayak. If a more solitary approach is your thing, there’s always an early morning paddleboard on one of Whistler’s five valley lakes, the mist burning off the water as the sun comes up over the mountains. Or get your adrenalin pumping as you fly through the forest on a zipline. The lakes, rivers and forests are a pivotal part of summer in the mountains. It’s a little known fact that the first commercial activity in Whistler was fishing. More than 100 years ago, the Rainbow Lodge opened for business, the first commercial fishing and weekend retreat in Whistler. It would become the most popular lodge west of the Rocky Mountains in its heyday. And take our insider Ro Davies, who sells Whistler’s golf experience to the world. Whistler, he says, has become a “bucket-list destination” for golfers, lured here for the courses but also for the whole Whistler experience. Keep reading for a quick guide on activities in the Sea to Sky corridor: ziplining, rafting down rushing rivers, renting ATV’s to get deep into the backcountry, bungee jumping, bear viewing, horseback riding and more. The question is: What’s on your Whistler Bucket List? 

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activities ACTIVITIES Whistler Blackcomb Bear Tours Expert guides take you up the mountains in a 4x4 vehicle through old growth forests to explore bear feeding sites, daybeds and natural habitat. 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com MAP   V 11

ADVENTURE TOURS Activity Central Visit Whistler’s Play Professionals at Activity Central, your one-stop shop for all your activity needs. Receive 10 per cent off when you mention this ad, plus purchase sightseeing passes at our preferred rate. Olympic Plaza: 604.935.4528 Visitor Centre 604.905.4866 AD BACK COVER MAP   I 1 3 MAP   P 1 2

Blackcomb Helicopters Blackcomb Helicopters specializes in chartered adventures to otherwise inaccessible peaks, opening up a whole world of glacier hiking, biking, sightseeing tours, and experiences dreams are made of. 1.800.330.HELI (4354) blackcombhelicopters.com AD PG 26 MAP  

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Explore the breathtaking wilderness of Blackcomb Mountain and the Callaghan Valley with Whistler’s premier outdoor adventure company. Join Canadian for a wide variety of tours including ATV, Jeep 4x4, offroad buggy, canoeing, interpretive nature walks, and our famous salmon bake dinner at the Crystal Hut. 604.938.1616 adventuredesk@canadian01.com canadianwilderness.com AD INSIDE COVER MAP   T1 1

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Whistler ATV Tours Whistler’s best backcountry tours! Explore the Brandywine backcountry on an ATV Tour. Tours for all ability levels. Located in the Hilton Whistler Resort. We pick up at all hotels. 604.932.6681 whistleratv.com AD PG 24 MAP   U1 3

Whistler Backcomb PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience. Your launch pad to our Outer Spaces. Discover the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, providing 360° alpine views, access to 50+ km of hiking/walking trails, mountaintop dining, and more. It’s out of this world. 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com MAP   V 1 1

Ziptrek Ecotours This is Whistler’s No. 1 year-round activity, and home of The Sasquatch™ - the longest zipline in Canada and the USA! Choose between multiple tour offerings where there is something for everyone. Experience ziplines, suspension bridges and treetop platforms in the ancient rainforest between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains! 604.935.0001 or 1.866.935.0001 ziptrek.com AD PG 1 MAP   T 1 1  /faqwhistler

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challenge of perfecting your skills. Tours for all ability levels. 604.938.1616 adventuredesk@canadian01.com canadianwilderness.com AD INSIDE COVER MAP   T1 1

Family Adventure Zone presented by NINTENDO® Looking for a variety of exciting activities for the whole family? Head to the Adventure Zone at the base of Blackcomb Mountain for mini golf, Westcoaster Slide, bungee trampoline and much more! 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com/summer MAP   P6

Whistler ATV Tours Whistler’s best backcountry tours! Explore the Brandywine backcountry on an ATV Tour. Tours for all ability levels. Located in the Hilton Whistler Resort. We pick up at all hotels! 604.932.6681 whistleratv.com AD PG 24 MAP   U 1 3

ATV TOURS Activity Central Visit Whistler’s Play Professionals at Activity Central, your one-stop shop for all your activity needs. Receive 10 per cent off when you mention this ad, plus purchase sightseeing passes at our preferred rate. Olympic Plaza: 604.935.4528 Visitor Centre: 604.905.4866 AD BACK COVER MAP   I 1 3 MAP   P 1 2

BOATING Backroads Whistler Stand-up paddle boards, pedal boats, canoes, kayaks and fishing. Located at Lakeside Park on the shores of Alta Lake. A five minute drive from Whistler Village. 604.932.3111 info@backroadswhistler.com RiverOfGoldenDreams.com AD PG 2 MAP   PG 32 #4

Canadian Wilderness Adventures Drive your own ATV or share with a friend as you explore the enchanting trails of Blackcomb Mountain or the more rugged, natural backcountry terrain of the Callaghan Valley. Discover a new-found freedom and enjoy the

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activities BOOKING SERVICES Activity Central Visit Whistler’s Play Professionals at Activity Central, your one-stop shop for all your activity needs. Receive 10 per cent off when you mention this ad, plus purchase sightseeing passes at our preferred rate. Olympic Plaza: 604.935.4528 Visitor Centre: 604.905.4866 AD BACK COVER MAP   I 1 3 MAP   P1 2

BUNGEE JUMPING Whistler Bungee Whistler’s ultimate adrenaline rush provides a 160ft heart-pounding drop that no other activity can compare to. Booking location: #19-4314 Main Street, Whistler Village 604.938.9333 or 1.877.938.9333 whistlerbungee.com AD PG 2 3 MAP   L 1 2

CANOEING Backroads Whistler Paddle the River of Golden Dreams. For over 100 years people have been paddling this twisty-turny flat water river and they come back year after year. Definitely fun in our flat

water kayaks. Lakeside Park, Alta Lake. Our river trips sell out, please pre-book. 604.932.3111 info@backroadswhistler.com RiverOfGoldenDreams.com AD PG 2 MAP   PG 32 #4

Canadian Wilderness Adventures An enchanting journey from lake to lake, the River of Golden Dreams is a summertime classic! Daily guided tours starting on Alta Lake. Captain your own boat and learn new strokes as you navigate the narrow passages and river bends. 604.938.1616 adventuredesk@canadian01.com canadianwilderness.com AD PG 2 5 MAP   T1 1

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treetops between Whistler and Blackcomb. 604.935.0001 or 1.866.935.0001 ziptrek.com AD PG 1 MAP   T1 1

GOLF Whister Golf Club Imagine Cinemas Village 8 The Sea to Sky’s only movie theatre. Located next to Earl​‘s on Whistler’s Village Stroll. For tickets, visit imaginecinemas.com MAP   P12

ECO TOURS TreeTrek Canopy Walk Discover the secrets of the world’s most productive forest from suspension bridges and observation platforms up to 200ft in the

Play Arnold Palmer’s first Canadian design located in the heart of the village. Enjoy the deck at Palmer’s Gallery Bar and Grill or come hit some balls and take a lesson at the Whistler Golf Academy. 1.800.376.1777 or 604.932.3280 reservations@whistlergolf.com whistlergolf.com Book tee times online MAP   S1 2

MOUNTAIN BIKING Cross Country Connection Enjoy Whistler’s famous trail system on Elite models of professionally maintained Norco and

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activities Specialized bikes. Gain confidence with our Singletrack Tours and Skills Sessions. Find us at Lost Lake PassivHaus. 604.905.0071 info@crosscountryconnection.ca crosscountryconnection.ca AD PG 3 8 MAP   F6

NATURE WALK/HIKE Canadian Wilderness Adventures Travel deep into a special ancient forest in the Callaghan Valley. Learn traditional knowledge while you walk along an old trapper’s path through a forest full of mystery. Sample healing teas from plants that grow along the Medicine Trail. Let your imagination go as you gaze upon giant cedar, fir and hemlock trees that provide a canopy high above. 604.938.1616 adventuredesk@canadian01.com canadianwilderness.com AD INSIDE COVER MAP   T 1 1

OFF ROAD 4X4 Canadian Wilderness Adventures Get a closer look at Blackcomb Mountain by Jeep. Ascend from the Whistler valley past glacier-fed rivers to the snow-capped Horstman Glacier in one of our Jeep Rubicons. Tackle 4x4 trails, feel the thrill of hill climbs, spot wildlife and enjoy spectacular scenery and views. 604.938.1616 adventuredesk@canadian01.com canadianwilderness.com AD PG 2 9 MAP   T1 1

Whistler ATV Tours Whistler’s best backcountry tours! Explore the Brandywine backcountry on an ATV Tour. Tours for all ability levels. Located in the Hilton Whistler Resort. We pick up at all hotels! 604.932.6681 whistleratv.com AD PG 24 MAP   U 1 3

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activities OLYMPIC SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES

SCENIC TOURS

Whistler Olympic Park From late June until early September, discover the beauty of Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley. Explore the trails on foot or rent an electric-assist fat bike, shoot a real biathlon rifle and look at the Olympic landmarks! 604.964.0060 info@whistlerolympicpark.com whistlerolympicpark.com AD PG 2 1

Get a closer look at Blackcomb Mountain by Jeep. Ascend from the Whistler valley past glacier-fed rivers to the snow-capped Horstman Glacier in one of our Jeep Rubicons. Tackle 4x4 trails, feel the thrill of hill climbs, spot wildlife and enjoy spectacular scenery and views. 604.938.1616 adventuredesk@canadian01.com canadianwilderness.com AD INSIDE COVER MAP T1 1 

SCANDINAVIAN BATHS

SIGHTSEEING

Scandinave Spa

Blackcomb Helicopters

The Scandinavian baths experience, also known as hydrotherapy, is renowned for its energizing and relaxing properties. It cleanses the skin, improves physical conditioning and promotes a sense of well-being. Experience the essence of relaxation through our sauna, steam bath, thermal & Nordic waterfalls, hot baths, cold plunges, solariums and outdoor fireplace. 604.935.2424 info.whistler@scandinave.com scandinave.com AD PG 2 2 MAP   PG 1 0 6 # 1 1

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Canadian Wilderness Adventures

Get a bird’s eye view of the Whistler/ Blackcomb resort area by helicopter. A stunning tour includes views of the mountains, meadows, hidden waterfalls, and glacier-fed lakes that lie beyond the hiking trails. 1.800.330.HELI (4354) blackcombhelicopters.com AD PG 26 MAP T1 1 

SPORTS CENTRE Meadow Park Sports Centre Affordable fun for the whole family. Meadow

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activities Park Sports Centre offers an NHL-sized ice rink, a 4,500 sq.ft. fitness centre, a fitness studio, two squash courts, a half basketball court, a 25-metre lap pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a steam room and a kids pool. Located five minutes north of the Village at 8625 Highway 99. 604.935.PLAY(7529) parksrec@whistler.ca whistler.ca/recreation AD PG 2 8 MAP   PG 32 #6

SUMMER BOBSLEIGH Whistler Sliding Centre Experience the thrill of bobsleigh – in the summer! After a safety orientation, your trained pilot and four passengers will reach speeds of up to 90 km/hr in a wheeled bobsleigh. Families: Ask for the “Kids Ride Free” discount! 604.964.0040 info@whistlerslidingcentre.com whistlerslidingcentre.com AD PG 2 1

WATERSPORTS Backroads Whistler Lakeside Park on Alta Lake. Boat rentals and Alta to Green Lake River of Golden Dreams “Go With the Flow” excursions. Spectacular views, gentle water, wildlife, great equipment,

guides and free shuttle service. 604.932.3111 RiverOfGoldenDreams.com AD PG 2 MAP   PG 32 #4

WALKABOUT TASTING TOURS Whistler Tasting Tours Whistler’s No. 1 dining experience! Daily tours that visit several amazing restaurants for a delicious multi-course lunch, dinner or dessert. Indulge your palate! 604.902.8687 info@whistlertastingtours.com whistlertastingtours.com MAP   W 1 3

ZIPLINING Ziptrek Ecotours This is Whistler’s No.1 year-round activity, and home of The Sasquatch™ - The longest zipline in Canada and the USA! Choose between multiple tour offerings where there is something for everyone. Experience ziplines, suspension bridges and treetop platforms in the ancient rainforest between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains! 604.935.0001 or 1.866.935.0001 ziptrek.com AD PG 1 MAP   T1 1

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elcome to Whistler’s parks — not to be confused with the terrain parks, the skateboard park or the bike parks. Just your average, runof-the-mill parks. Except in Whistler, there’s nothing run-of-the mill about the local parks. There are 31 parks in town. Yes, that’s correct – 31 parks. That includes the little neighbourhood parks dotted throughout the valley as well as the big destination parks. This is where you’ll find the people of Whistler in the summertime when they’re not on the trails or on the mountains. There are endless things to do at the local parks — canoe, kayak, swim, walk the dog, hit the playgrounds, slackline (use the slackline posts, not the trees), chill, BBQ, picnic, beach volleyball, build a sandcastle, watch the sun rise, bask in the afternoon alpenglow. Like the locals, you’ll have your favourite park before too long. The Valley Trail can get you to most parks, by foot or by bike. The popular food truck program will be back again this summer, setting up at Rainbow Park and Lost Lake Park from July 1 to September 4. The local lakes are another hotspot in the summertime. There are five valley lakes: Green Lake, Alta Lake, Lost Lake, Alpha Lake, and Nita Lake. They may be chillier than you’re used to but don’t let that stop you! You’ll find more lakes further afield.  30

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lakes and parks LOST LAKE PARK Nestled throwing distance from the Village, this is an easy walk to the edge of the wilderness. Soon you’ll be lost in the sounds of the forest, the busy village but a distant memory. map #8

MEADOW PARK Watch people meandering down the River of Golden Dreams on various forms of flotation devices! There’s an outdoor water park here too to keep kids entertained in the summer sun. map  #6

RAINBOW PARK It’s the park that has it all. A sandy beach, a swimming dock, a massive grassy lawn fit for soccer games, beach volleyball courts, easy access to the Valley Trail and incredible mountain views. map #5

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On the shore of Alta Lake, there are boat, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals as well as a concession and sandy beach. map #4

WAYSIDE PARK On the shores of Alta Lake, this park is a little hidden gem. map  #2

ALPHA LAKE PARK With lots of grass, a playground, and a sandy beach, lots of summer time action happens on Alpha Lake. map  #1

SPRUCE GROVE PARK Baseball diamonds and a clubhouse are here as well as a concession. map #7

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n Japan it’s called shinrin-yoku. It means “forest bathing.” Finding rejuvenating and restorative benefits to the body while being in the forest. To put it simply — getting out into the forest and the natural environment does the body good. Whistler knows all about this; hiking in our forests and our mountains is one of our favourite past-times, whether it’s a short walk in a forested area right on the edge of civilization or a long hike deep into the woods

The practice of Shinrin-yoku is associated with reduced blood pressure, reduced stress, improved mood, increased energy level and focus, and improved sleep. As if you needed another reason to get your hiking boots or your running shoes ready. There’s also every chance you’ll hear the whistle of the marmots or find an ancient green glacial lake in which to dip your weary toes. The fresh mountain air awaits, the vistas beckon, the old-growth forests stand ready. There are paths for everyone — easy routes for families like the trails in the Cheakamus Community Forest or in Lost Lake Park and more difficult climbs for those who want to get the lungs burning, like the hike to Rainbow Lake.  34

Tips for

SAFE ALPINE HIKING 1 Never hike alone. 2 Be prepared. Carry extra clothing.

3 Observe closures. Stay on marked trails to avoid damage to the ecosystem.

4 Steep slopes, snow and ice fields are very dangerous. You may encounter hazards such as cliffs, glaciers, crevasses and unstable surfaces.

5 Treat all wildlife with caution. Do not feed or approach bears.

6 Carry water, a snack, sunscreen and a watch. 7 No hiking permitted in the Bike Park. 8 Fires, dogs & camping are not allowed at Whistler Blackcomb. Visit Whistler Blackcomb Guest Services for current information.

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Skywalk

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kywalk is still a secret! Though it’s been open since 2014, the trail remains relatively undiscovered, tucked above Alpine Meadows, one of Whistler’s neighbourhoods. It was built by volunteers, mostly from the Alpine Club of Canada, giving visitors and locals another hike on Rainbow Mountain on the west side of Whistler. What a gift to our community! This is a highalpine trail that takes you through old-growth forest into the subalpine and then leads you to, among other things, the beautiful Iceberg Lake and its shimmering, chilled turquoise waters nestled on the side of the mountain at the foot of the glacier. Once you get to the lake you see where Skywalk gets its name. We won’t spoil it by trying to describe it. The view from above is something that’s worth seeing for yourself. This hike is not for the faint of heart. It’s uphill for a few hours and it’s steep in sections. But every step is worth it. Think Shinrin-yoku while you’re up there — bathe in the beauty of the forest as you hike to the top. You’ll feel the difference when you get back down. You can return the way you came or keep going on Skywalk, north to Screaming Cat Lake and loop back. There are several loops and trails once you get up in the alpine. Do your research before you head out and keep your eyes peeled for the trail flags; it’s not as well marked as some of the other local trails. This is supernatural B.C. at its best. Discover Skywalk now before the word really gets out there.   /faqwhistler

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hiking trails RAINBOW LAKE

CHEAKAMUS LAKE This is an “easy” hike into a beautiful blue glacier-fed lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Arguably suitable for everyone. You can park at the trailhead and then it’s only three km without much elevation gain before you get your first glimpse of the lake. It’s another four km along the trail to get to Singing Creek. Cheakamus Lake is the jumping off points to the Black Tusk Meadows and to Helm Creek.

GARIBALDI LAKE Another must-do hike this summer to see the turquoise-coloured water of Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park. It’s an intermediate hike, about five hours round trip for 18 km. The elevation gain is 820 metres. Don’t forget to bring your camera along with all the other essentials. This is a place you will want to capture forever.

WEDGEMOUNT LAKE Still in Garibaldi Provincial Park but further north now. Again, the reward is a sparkling alpine lake at the end, circled by Wedgemount and Armchair Glaciers. Wedge Mountain, with its distinctive flat peak that inspired the name, lies to the south. It is the highest peak in the provincial park at 2,891 metres. This is a 14 km roundtrip hike taking 8-10 hours with an elevation change of 1,200 metres. It’s a lung-burning slog to get there but well worth the effort. The last stretch involves a steep climb up a boulder field.

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The big sign at the entrance on Alta Lake Road gives you some idea of the path ahead — 16 km round trip, six hours, elevation gain 850 metres. This is a great day hike up to Rainbow Lake. You’re on the west side of the valley on this hike and the views look back over town. You haven’t really seen Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains until you see them from this vantage point! It’s important to note that dogs are not allowed on this hike. This area is in Whistler’s watershed.


sightseeing

Q:

How long does it take to get from one mountain to the other?

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The PEAK 2 PEAK takes approximately 11 minutes, travelling 4.4 km.

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he world-record breaking numbers are perhaps the enticement to get you on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Who doesn’t want to say they’ve taken a ride on the world’s longest unsupported lift of its kind — 3.024 km for the detailoriented among us. But the record-breaking stats fade away when you step inside the red gondolas for the ride across Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It all seems business as usual until the gondola passes that last tall lift tower cemented into the mountain (there are only four towers on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola) and the long unsupported stretch high above the Fitzsimmons Valley below begins in earnest. Snow-capped peaks touching the sky stretch beyond every window. Below (436 metres below to be exact, making this the highest lift of its kind) is the coastal rainforest of the Fitzsimmons Valley. If ever you were trying to get a sense of the sheer magnitude and magnificence of Whistler Blackcomb, this is how you do it. The PEAK 2 PEAK is one part of the world’s longest continuous lift system — one gondola, one PEAK 2 PEAK, and two chairlifts. 

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mountain biking

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hough the bike park gets all the headlines, it’s not all about lift-accessed riding when it comes to two-wheels in Whistler. There is a valley of choice for those willing to pedal for their trails. Let’s begin by clearing up a few misconceptions. While Whistler has more than its fair share of double black techy trails — tough grinding climbs followed by rooty steep descents — there are options out there for those who want to take it at a different pace. You just have to know where to look. One of the most popular spots to cut your bars is in Lost Lake Park, five minutes from the village. The singletrack trails in Lost Lake are great at the beginning of the season or if you need to build some confidence — fun, intermediate challenges to get you out of your seat. And there’s something so poetic about riding trails called Toads of the Short Forest or Dinah-Moe Humm. Flip to the FAQ section at the back to find out how these Lost Lake trails got their names. On the south side of town, the Riverside trails are another alternative for family-friendly beginner and intermediate trails. Cruise through the forest beside the rushing Cheakamus River and get ready to explore and have some fun. When it’s time to just roll around, don’t miss out on the BMX track at Cheakamus Crossing and the various pump tracks and dirt jumps around town. The village bike park, located next to Fitzsimmons Creek (not to be confused with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park), is getting a facelift this year — new jump track, pump track, and skills areas. This is a great area to while away a few hours on a sunny summer’s afternoon. 

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t’s been three years. Three years of painstaking trail building from valley to alpine. Three years of moving rocks, cutting logs, shifting dirt. But by all accounts, from the first riders down at the end last summer, it has been well worth the wait.

It’s working name was the Alpine Dream Trail, which though not very creative, summed up the trail to a tee. It’s now known as Lord of the Squirrels and it will change the way we ride; this, after all, is what Whistler has been waiting for these many years. Depending on when the snow melts, Whistler is opening the alpine trail this summer. It’s located in the south end of town — an epic climb to the base of Sproatt Mountain followed by an equally epic descent down Lord of the Squirrels — a fast, fun, intermediate downhill. Everyone is talking about it. Those who have done it tell stories of their ride; those who have yet to do it are putting it on the top of their list this summer. The trail begins in Function Junction with a long climb to the alpine. At the top, there are spectacular views of the Whistler Valley stretching out below. This is deep in Whistler’s backcountry — wild and rugged, with civilization miles away. There are future plans to bring more trails to this area. Now, however, the way down is via Lord of the Squirrels which ends back in Function. The trick for this bike ride is: Be Prepared. Bring water. Bring lots of food. Bring an extra sweater or jacket for that alpine chill. Know where you’re going. Don’t ride alone. And find out for yourself if this trail is worthy of all the hype.   /faqwhistler

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99 things to do Some may be short and sweet, others more verbose, but this summer’s FAQ Insiders know what they’re talking about when it comes to experiencing Whistler at its best. They’ve each offered up their top ten list of things to do. Not surprisingly Matt Delany thinks you should go biking and Ro Davies thinks you should get the first tee time. They say these things for a reason: This is what Whistler means to them and they want you to experience that too. Live it up like a local while you’re here. Here’s 99 Things to Do.

5. GET CULTURED The Audain Art

THE TOP

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1. DO SOMETHING

EXTRAORDINARY This is Whistler. Do something that you can’t do at home. More suggestions further on.

2. DO A 360 We don’t mean a full

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rotation jump on your bike! You need some skills to do that. We mean the 360 degree view from the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.

3. SWIM ALL FIVE LAKES Make

it your mission to take a dip in all five valley lakes.

4. WALK IN THE SKY Hike

the new Skywalk trail above the Alpine subdivision. Or head into the backcountry for a true B.C. experience. It’s all around you. Make a plan and… go wild.

Museum has been open for just over a year. This is a special opportunity to understand the history of this province through the eyes of its artists from the First Nations to the contemporary. Read more in FAQ.

6. DON’T SAY A WORD Go to

Scandinave Spa and actually follow the no talking policy. See how you feel.

7. BE A PARK RAT Even if it’s just

for a day, be a park rat. Rent the gear. Do the Bike Park 101 lesson. Experience the world’s best mountain bike playground.

8. GET LOCAL Head to the Whistler

Farmers’ Market on a Sunday morning in the Upper Village and check out the talent from our local artisans.

9. SUSS THE SCENE If you want

to be a true local, grab the Pique on Thursday morning when it hits the stands and find out what’s going on.

10. FIND AN INUKSHUK Take a picture.

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Matt’ s TOP 10 11. BIKE It is Whistler after all. 12. GET WET Soak up some lake

time.

13.

GET INTO THE MOUNTAINS Hike into the alpine.

14. GET RUSTIC Go camping. 15. EXPLORE Go somewhere you

have never been.

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16. SAY GOODBYE Have an end of season ski day.

17. APRÈS Enjoy Whistler’s patio life with beers in hand.

18. GO SOUTH Climb in Squamish. 19. GET ON THE WATER SUP,

kayak, raft, whatever.

20. MORE BIKING

It’s just too good.

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ACTIVITIES INSIDER PG18-

21.

FRESH CUT CUPS First tee time at the Whistler Golf Club.

22.

LAST TEE TIME Enjoy at any of the awesome golf clubs in Whistler — alpenglow, après, and hot summer nights.

23.

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL GAME Play soccer with the Whistler FC. Dropin or League.

24.

FIND SPARE CHANGE Take part in the weekly Toonie Rides with the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association.

25. WHISTLE BACK Say hello to

the marmots in the alpine over a hike or run.

26. SCANDINAVE SPA So good, see for yourself.

27. TAP YOUR TOES Live music at the Dubh Linn Gate.

28. DINE OUT  Eat at any restaurant

in Whistler! So many amazing choices.  We are lucky.

29. QUENCH YOUR THIRST Have a tour and a pint at Coast Mountain Brewing.

30.

MORE THAN A SWIM Go jump in a lake! And enjoy fly fishing and releasing them back into the water.

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Clark’ s TOP 10 31) RIDE WHISTLER

So many trails to choose. Try Lord of the Squirrels.

32) RIDE PEMBERTON Try Jack the Ripper.

38) GO SOUTH TO FUNCTION

JUNCTION Hit up Chromag, Coast Mountain Brewing, Camp Lifestyle + Coffee Co, and grab a donair at The Wildwood.

33) RIDE SQUAMISH Try Angry

39) HIKE SKYWALK Don’t forget

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40) PADDLE The River of Golden

Midget.

RIDE CHILCOTINS Get out of the corridor for a different view. Try Ridge-O-Rama

35) RENT A DOWNHILL BIKE Ride the Whistler Mountain Bike Park the way it’s meant to be experienced.

36) GO NORTH WITH THE KIDS

Take the kids to Pemberton: skate park, One Mile beach, North Arm Farm, Mile One burger.

37)

VOLUNTEER Head out for a volunteer trail day and help keep our trails in shape. 44

your fly fishing gear.

Dreams.

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Sharai’ s TOP 10 PHOTO: (This Page) STEVE ANDREWS

ARTS INSIDER PG72-

41. DO GO CHASING WATERFALLS 45. USE GRANDMA’S CAMERA OR Brandywine (south of Whistler), Nairn (close to Pemberton), Shannon (Squamish).

A HIPSTER HOLGA Whistler Foto source develops film!

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42. START A NOVEL OR POETRY

DECIPHER GRAFFITI At the skate park or on Train Wreck.

43. PEOPLE WATCHING ON A

kind finds at the Re-Use-It Centre.

COLLECTION Get a journal from the bookstore, Armchair Books. PATIO Pairs well with a Caesar or glass of wine.

44. GET INKED Get some wearable

art from one of the many talented tattoo artists in Whistler.

47. TREASURE HUNT For one-of-a-

48. DOUBLE YOUR STARS Lie down on one of the many lake docks during a meteor shower and the reflection makes it seem like you are floating through space.

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CHANNEL SOME GOOD VIBES With crystals from the Rocks and Gems Store (plus check out the epic dino bones and fossils).

50. DREAMERS Check out the

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Kathryn’ s TOP 10 FAMILY FOOD INSIDER PG78-

51.

SURFING THE ENDLESS WAVE Behind the boat on Green Lake. Finish with a drink at Table Nineteen at Nicklaus North.

52. RIDING WITH THE GIRLS ON

TUESDAY NIGHTS Any trail. Finish with a signature cocktail on the patio at Nita Lake Lodge.

53. RIDING THE SLOPESIDE-

SPONSORED TIME TRIAL Loonie Race on Kill Me, Thrill Me. It ends at Scandinave Spa.

54. GOING OUT TO THE VILLAGE

FOR A QUICK BEER WITH A FRIEND End up on the dance floor at Buffalo Bill’s at 1 a.m.

55.

CRUISER BIKING Pedal into the village for one of the live music shows at Celebration Plaza. Dance on the grass all night to Michael Franti or whoever may be in town.

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56. WORKING OR GOING TO

THE FARMERS’ MARKET Trying all the amazing food and checking out the awesome wares.

57. WALKING INTO VILLAGE FOR

BREAKFAST WITH OUR DOG Finding a patio and watching the world go by and pat our dog.

58. RIMROCK PATIO For fresh

oysters and champagne or chilled white wine.

59. ALPENGLOW WITH GELATO

Pick up a tub of Lucia Gelato from Nesters or Creekside and head to one of the lakes with friends and enjoy the sunset.

60.

LOST LAKE WITH KIDS Riding with my 10-year-old daughter in Lost Lake and finishing with a milkshake at Cross Country Connection.


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61. CAMPING, CAMPING, CAMPING! 66. LAKE TIME!! BBQ’s, hula hoops 62. RIVER OF GOLDEN DREAMS At and practice poi with buds. 67. WAG DOG WALKS So hard to least once and if you’re feeling tough, try doing it in reverse.

take them back afterwards.

Under full moonlight until the sun comes up.

love music, so concerts at celebration plaza are the best!

63. DANCE AMONG THE TREES 64. FORREST FROLICKING 65. MOUNTAIN MEANDERING

Once the snow has conceded to summer, get among the waterfalls and flowers.

68. FREE IS MY FAVOURITE PRICE I 69. PEMBY FEST! 70. SUP ACROSS GREEN LAKE

Explore the ghost town at Parkhurst on the other side of Green Lake.

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ADRENALINE TOP 10 71)

BUNGEE If you’re ever going to bungee jump, why not do it in Whistler. Fall from a bridge over the rushing Cheakamus River! It’s 50 metres high (160 feet).

72)

ZIP It sounds short and sweet but this is the thrill of a lifetime. Check out what it means to be as free as a bird.

73)

ATV This is an activity that everyone can enjoy and it gets you into places that are not easily accessible.

74)

ROLLING THUNDER Head down the fastest bobsleigh track in the world with a professional bobsleigh pilot at the wheel.

75)

TOP OF THE WORLD It’s hard to highlight any one trail at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park but the aptlynamed high alpine trail Top of the World gets a special mention.

76) SOAR You’ll see their brightly

coloured wings high in the mountain peaks. Paragliders get the birds’ eye view of the valley.

77) RAFT Experience the ups and

downs, the swirls and eddies, of rushing whitewater on the local waterways in Whistler and Squamish.

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VIA FERRATA There is rock climbing throughout the Sea to Sky corridor. On Whistler Mountain there is also the Iron Way, or Via Ferrata, a guided tour with rungs and safety lines in the alpine. 48

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BAR CRAWLS Thrilling in a different way. This is a chance to see what happens when the sun disappears behind the mountains and the town wakes up.

80 ADVENTURE ZONE Head to the

base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village and you’ll find non-stop action for the kids — mini-golf, a batting cage, bouncy castles, go-carts, trampolines.

DECADENT TOP 10 81)

SCANDINAVE SPA This is an experience not to be missed. Go from hot steam rooms and the sauna to cold plunges followed by a soak in the hot tubs. Quiet your mind and make your body whole again.

82) HELI TOURS Is there any better way of understanding our place in this beautiful province than seeing it from high above?

83)

VODKA ROOM It’s the coldest vodka-tasting room in the world. Get cozy in a puffy parka and get ready to “tickle” your taste buds at Bearfoot Bistro.

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ROCKY MOUNTAINEER Ride the rails to Whistler and travel through canyons, past the ocean and beside the Stawamus Chief. The old-school elegance of the railway never gets old.


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summertime evenings at the Roundhouse on Whistler Mountain. Check out The Mountain Top BBQ Series or the Winemaker Dinners featuring B.C. wines paired with locally-sourced food.

86) GLAMPING Stay in cozy yurts

tucked in the woods at Riverside Campground. The yurts have electricity, heating and fireplaces but no running water. Talk about “glamourous camping!”

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TASTING TOURS Travel with Whistler Tasting Tours on a food lovers’ journey through the village, hitting up five different premiere restaurants and bars.

98) U-PICK Like the alpine

wildflowers, there is a limited time to get your fresh-from-the-farm fruit in Pemberton.

89) VANCOUVER SYMPHONY

ORCHESTRA It doesn’t get much more decadent than listening to the VSO under the stars at Whistler Olympic Plaza. For free.

90 GOLF WITH BEARS Don’t be

alarmed if they watch you tee off or end up walking across the fairway. But do read up on black bear etiquette in our FAQ section at the back.

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CULTURAL CENTRE Journey back in time to learn about the two

First Nations who live in this area — Squamish Nation to the south and Lil’wat Nation to the north.

92) WHISTLER MUSEUM Learn

more about how a sleepy fishing outpost became the No. 1 ski resort in North America at the Whistler Museum.

93) DISC GOLF No collared shirts

required for this game. Access Whistler’s disc golf course next to Lost Lake Park.

94) BIATHLON

Channel your inner Olympian and see what it feels like to stare down the barrel of a rifle, zeroing in on your target. The added bonus is you get to check out Whistler Olympic Park deep in the Callaghan Valley.

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GO BEYOND Whistler is the perfect staging ground for exploring all parts of the corridor.

96) SKATE PARK It’s just gone

through a massive renovation. Check out the action at the local skate park in the heart of the Village.

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PAINTBALL Ready. Aim. Fire. Or duck.

98) ROCK OUT Beginners can try

their hand indoors safely and with guidance at the Core climbing facility or get outside and explore the local slopes from a slightly different perspective.

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r. Clark Lewis, an emergency room doctor at the Whistler Health Care Centre, describes Whistler as “a town full of mutants.”

But he means it in the nicest way possible. “No matter how good you are when you come here, you’re probably pretty average (by Whistler standards),” says the Winnipeg transplant, of the bikers and the skiers who call Whistler home. “So it’s very humbling.” Lewis had never been on a mountain bike before heading into the Whistler Mountain Bike Park on his second day in B.C. It was 2003 and he was fresh out of medical school. Before lunch he was hooked. “I had no idea that existed,” he says. “I was aiming to be here to ski and ended up falling in love with mountain biking.” What was it that reeled him in? Lewis says it was exciting; it felt dangerous; sailing through the air on your bike feels like flying; and going fast is just fun. By day three in B.C. he had dropped $4,000 on a mountain bike and, every day thereafter he would ride the North Shore trails while working as a resident in Vancouver. You could say the transformation to mutant was beginning. Less than a decade later, Lewis had moved to Whistler full time, working at the Whistler Health Care Centre as an emergency room doctor, tending to the town’s residents and guests, the broken bones, the sick kids, the self-induced party fails. He got married along the way and started a family, Whistler an unexpectedly great place to raise kids. “There’s a baby boom going on in the background that you might not notice if you don’t have kids,” he says. This once self-described “park rat” doesn’t ride the park much any longer, not when there’s a whole valley of cross country trails to explore. “I really enjoy being in unfamiliar situations. I get bored doing the same thing over and over. Once I had the trails figured out, it felt more exciting to branch out and ride new stuff. And there’s so much to explore,” says Lewis. “I almost never ride the same trail twice in a year.” Just another Whistler mutant.  CLARK’S PERFECT SUMMER DAY: Getting up early with the girls, having breakfast with them, then a second breakfast with the boys for the Friday Chromag ride. It’s a different ride every week and it’s always a big pedal. End with a couple of beers and then dinner and a movie with my wife. 50


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THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT — Whistler sets new standards when it comes to playing in the mountains. The goal is always to get better. Ride more trails. Ski more double blacks. Hike more peaks. Run faster. Stretch deeper. Find peace. Every season brings new challenges; that’s one of the beautiful things about living in Whistler. But pushing the limits comes with a price, as Whistlerites know all too well. There is an extraordinary amount of time dedicated to healing bodies in this town. The physios, the massage therapists, the trainers. They know what to do to come back from a torn ACL; they can help on the road to concussion recovery; they can navigate their way around any broken bone.

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And what about the sheer blissed-out sensations from the Wanderlust Festival, celebrating yoga and music in the mountains, making the body and the mind whole and connected. So, don’t believe all the hype. Whistler may be full of mountain mutants but this is a place that knows what it takes to keep the body going. There’s a reason people here are still skiing at 90.  52

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The local spas are designed to help too, a place to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. Take Scandinave Spa, tucked away in the forest. The Scandinavian baths experience brings hydrotherapy to the mountains — heat up in one of the saunas or hot tubs or steam rooms followed by a cold plunge under a chilly waterfall. Warm up again and repeat. It’s all designed to get the body flowing.


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Whistler Healing Hands Dr. Michelle Kaminski. Registered Doctor of traditional Chinese Medicine. Specializing in: Acupuncture, Massage and Herbal Medicine for Acute & Chronic Injuries, Preventative Medicine & Relaxation! 604.905.9468 healinghandswhistler.com MAP   W 1 3

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HAIR SALONS The Loft Salon Award-winning cutting stylists, makeover specialists, and skilled colourists for both men and women. Convenient village location. Free parking, bus, shuttles right outside our door. 604.935.0044 theloftsalon.com MAP   W 1 3

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Creekside Dental New patients and emergencies welcome. We are conveniently located steps away from Creekside Gondola, next to Creekside Market. Voted “Best Dental Clinic for 2016” by Pique Newsmagazine readers! 604.938.1550 smilewhistler.com AD PG 5 4 MAP   PG 6 8 #4

Avello Spa Where health and luxury meet. Signature treatments include: sports, hot rock and Thai massage; European facials; manicures and pedicures in our state of the art pedicure lounge. Located at the Westin Resort & Spa hotel. 604.935.3444 | whistlerspa.com MAP   W 1 3

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Therapeutic massage for chronic or acute injuries and relaxation. All of our therapists are BC registered. Two locations. Marketplace: 604.932.4001 MAP   F14 Garibaldi Highlands (Squamish): 604.898.1009 whistlerphysio.com AD PG 53

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Whistler’s No. 1 spa & tanning lounge. Best waxing and nails in town featuring both hard and strip wax. Featuring I Love My Muff products and eyelash extensions. Wedding or party rates available. 2-hour free parking in Whistler Marketplace. 604.962.6900 bebeautywhistler.com AD PG 55 MAP I14

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SCANDINAVIAN BATHS Scandinave Spa The Scandinavian baths experience, also known as hydrotherapy, is renowned for its energizing and relaxing properties. It cleanses the skin, improves physical conditioning and promotes a sense of well-being. Experience the essence of relaxation through our sauna, steam

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The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge Avello Spa Where health and luxury meet. Signature treatments include: sports, hot rock and Thai massage; European facials; manicures and pedicures in our state of the art pedicure lounge. Located at the Westin Resort & Spa hotel. 604.935.3444 | whistlerspa.com MAP   W 1 3

Scandinave Spa The Scandinavian baths experience, also known as hydrotherapy, is renowned for its energizing and relaxing properties. It cleanses the skin, improves physical conditioning and promotes a sense of well-being. Experience the essence of relaxation through our sauna, steam bath, thermal & Nordic waterfalls, hot baths,

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Whistler Day Spa Located within the Pan Pacific Village Centre Hotel, Whistler Day Spa delivers quality services at an affordable price. A locals’ favourite spa for many years, Whistler Day Spa offers facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, and specializes in waxing! 604.966.5540 whistlerdayspa.com MAP   I 2

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Whistler Integrative Wellness Centre Whistler’s best and only holistic wellness centre offering acupuncture, Chinese medicine, laser acupuncture, naturopathy, osteopathy, massage, clinical counseling, & IV vitamin therapy. BC registered practitioners. Professional grade, natural supplements & herbs. Eminence Organic Skin Care distributor. 208-4368 Main Street 604.962.8828 | whistlerintegrative.com MAP   I14

Whistler’s No. 1 spa & tanning lounge. Four stand-up super tanning beds and tanning lotions. Jewellery by Christy Feaver and JKO Designs. 2-hour free parking in Whistler Marketplace. 604.962.6900 bebeautywhistler.com AD PG 55 MAP I14

YOGA Yogacara Studios Yoga and wellness services in the heart of the village! Promoting community, wellness & authentic yoga in a peaceful environment. Small class sizes (13 student cap). 604.935.2020 whistleryogacara.com MAP   Q1 2

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EVERYONE wants to leave Whistler with a little something to remember it by. Relax — Whistler has you covered. There is something for everyone here. You just have to know where to look. So let’s explore. The pedestrian village was designed with that concept in mind — to meander, stroll and discover. At first glance it might seem as though there’s nothing more than kitschy keepsakes and Whistler T-shirts. Look harder. This is a town of innovation and entrepreneurialism that is reflected in our stores. Pop into some of the jewellery stores and check out the hand-made local treasures. Browse the art galleries and see if there’s an artist who has captured your vision of Whistler to a tee.

The Village is one of the best places in Whistler to stop and watch the world go by. Whistler is the home of Prior Snowboards & Skis, made right in Function Junction. Chromag, the local bike manufacturer with arguably the coolest logo in town, is in the same neighbourhood. For something that you can slip in your pocket there’s Whistler Chocolate. There’s Whistler lip balm and Whistler stickers and Whistler hoodies. The best part of all of this is that you get to explore while you shop. The Village is one of the best places in Whistler to stop and watch the world go by. So don’t forget to find a patio and settle down for a little people watching. The view our village squares never gets old! INSIDER TIP: For more true local treasures don’t miss out on the weekly Farmers’ Market in the Upper Village every Sunday. It’s an event in and of itself.  58

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Cool As A Moose Whistler’s largest and finest selection of souvenirs and resort-wear, with a wide range of gifts for the whole family and free balloons for the kiddies! 11-4308 Main Street (Village Stroll across from Cows) 604.962.0099 001@cudmoregroup.com AD PG 65 MAP N 1 2

Inside Out Boutique - Not Just Lingerie Specializing in personal bra fitting for over 29 years. Not Just Lingerie-collections of unique streetwear-supporting Canadian Made. Tunics , tops, dresses, leggings, accessories, quality sleepwear and Saxx underwear for men. Also featuring intimate apparel from Chantelle and Calvin Klein. Whistler Town Plaza #30 - 4314 Main Street 604.932.2145 AD THIS PAGE MAP K1 2

Peak Performance Clothing Peak Performance was born in Åre, in 1986, in the heart of Sweden’s great northern wilderness. Making technically advanced and innovative ski, golf, training apparel and more, comes from the love of the great outdoors — we simply want to inspire people to be adventurous. Town Plaza, Whistler Village North. 604.905.1183 peak-whistler.com MAP L 1 2

B O U T I Q U E Specializing in personal bra fitting for over 29 years. Not Just Lingeriecollections of unique streetwear-supporting Canadian Made. Tunics , tops, dresses, leggings, accessories, quality sleepwear and Saxx underwear for men. Also featuring intimate apparel from Chantelle and Calvin Klein.

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Showcase Snowboard, Surf & Skate Shop The most recognizable retail brand in Whistler, Showcase continues to be the focal point of the local snowboard and skate community. Featuring the best in equipment and clothing, Showcase is the place for your summer rides and style. Located in the Sundial Hotel off Mountain Square 604.905.2022 MAP S 1 1

Snowflake For over 35 years Snowflake has showcased the best in great Canadian design. Incredible selection of cashmere, fur, leather and shearling – boots, accessories and outerwear. Superb collection of capes and wraps.   Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Upper Village. 604.938.2019 snowflakecanada.com AD PG 6 3 MAP N5

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The Nike Pro Shop at the Whistler Golf Club Whistler's new and only Nike shop featuring the latest men's and women's golf and lifestyle apparel from Nike Golf. Located in the heart of the village, our Nike Pro Shop is open daily from 7am to 9pm. 1.800.376.1777 or 604.932.3280 reservations@whistlergolf.com www.whistlergolf.com MAP S 17

DUTY FREE Aldergrove Duty Free Shop #1 Way to the USA. Short wait time, shortest route to Bellingham - only 24 km vs 33 km from Pacific Crossing or 40 km from Sumas Crossing. Save 30-50% on liquor at BC Liquor Store or WA Costco, no tax. At the Aldergrove/Lynden Border crossing. 264 St. Diversion (Aldergrove) 604.856.8867 or toll-free: 1.800.700.0767 dutyfreebc.ca/wp/duty-free-products/ AD PG 64

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“Where the Locals Shop.” Great fresh seafood and meat, deli, pharmacy, produce & wellness centre, bakery and groceries. We deliver. Located 1km north of the village. 604.932.3545 to order nestersmarket.com AD PG 1 08 MAP PG 1 06 # 7

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Breathe in the sweet aromas and see fudge, caramel apples, peanut brittle and sponge toffee made before your very eyes. Be sure to try our delicious ice cream! Open late. Located at the base of the Whistler Village Gondola 604.932.4100  AD PG 62 MAP U 1 2

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HOME Whistler’s unique gift and kitchenware store with fantastic product selection and friendly staff. A popular local store for twenty three years! Pottery, linens, tea towels and souvenirs. Come visit us! Located in Whistler’s Marketplace 604.938.1110 MAP H 1 3

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LIQUOR STORES Blackcomb Liquor Store Home of the finest in local and international beers, wines, and spirits! Coldest beer in town and best selection of premium BC wines. Located on the base of Blackcomb in the Upper Village. Delivery available. Locally owned

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Snowflake For over 35 years Snowflake has showcased the best in great Canadian design. Incredible selection of cashmere, fur, leather and shearling – boots, accessories and outerwear. Superb collection of capes and wraps. Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Upper Village. 604.938.2019 | snowflakecanada.com AD PG 6 3 MAP N5

Shoppers Drug Mart With a prestigious Beauty Boutique and a fullservice pharmacy offering travel vaccinations, medication reviews, free prescription deliveries and much more, Shoppers Drug Mart has everything you need for your health, beauty, and convenience. 604.905.5666 | shoppersdrugmart.ca MAP P11

REAL ESTATE Ecoasis Developments Bear Mountain offers an unparalleled resort lifestyle; located minutes from Victoria. The resort weaves its way between the fairways of its Nicklaus Design Golf Courses and the Westin Bear Mountain. Cycling Canada and Golf Canada call Bear Mountain home, and you can too!  250.391.6100 bearmountain.ca/livehere AD PG 9

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COOL AS A MOOSE Unisex Spirit Jersey Comes in four great colours. $59.99 Each

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there, cross back over Blackcomb Way and you’ll find yourself in one of the main village hubs — Whistler Olympic Plaza. This is one of the legacies from the 2010 Winter Games. This is the spot for the free village concerts that take place at select times throughout the summer. Beyond the Village you’ll find mostly homes and condos where the locals live. There are some fun things out there too. At Nesters you can find everything you need for a picnic in the park. At Alpine, close to Meadow Park, you’ll find a little café with an old Whistler Mountain gondola in the parking lot. You can order fondue to the gondola. It’s the “Fondula.” Take our advice and get out there. The Valley Trail leads you almost everywhere and there is adventure waiting around every corner.  While it’s true FUNCTION JUNCTION is the home of Whistler’s back-of-house operations — its warehouses and its construction base — Function Junction is turning into an eclectic hub of resort life, a place worthy of any curious tourist. You’ll find an organic grocery story, art studios and galleries, friendly coffee shops, a ski and snowboard factory. You can get your hair done, drop off the kids at the trampoline facility, get homemade treats and take home some made-in-Whistler beer. And who doesn’t want a Grapefruit Ale or a Bear Paw Honey Lager from Whistler Brewing on a summer’s day? 

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ocal director Sharai Rewels readily admits that it’s ludicrous making a movie in three days.

But as crazy as it sounds, there’s something so magical about it. And challenging. So, once again, Rewels is back on set, taking part in another 72-Hour Filmmaker Showdown, part of the annual end-of-ski-season World Ski and Snowboard Festival. This time, however, she’s behind the camera rather than in front. “I didn’t think I could love anything as much as I loved acting because there’s an intrinsic process that happens when you’re so focused and something bubbles out of you creatively that surprises you,” she says. “I was always chasing the dragon, always trying to get that surprise. I found that through directing also.” Whistler would seem an odd choice then to chase the creative dragon. Not so, says Rewels. In fact, for more than a decade Whistler has a been a place where her talent has blossomed, acting in award-winning movies like her first 72-hour project Katch Up, as well as taking part in the annual Heavy Hitting Horror Fest and the Whistler Film Festival (WFF). Last year she won the Canon Hi5 Short Film Challenge at the WFF, taking home a $7,000 Canon camera. It’s the camera she used to shoot her latest 72-hour project, The Catch. “It was being in those contests as an amateur and watching the people that I admired and having the support from the community that allowed me to blossom into this,” says Rewels. “Whistler is known for its athletes but it’s got this amazing deep pool of talent for its artists...of all kinds.” When Rewels moved to Whistler at 20 years old, it felt like a homecoming of sorts. She grew up outside of Kimberley, B.C., learning to ski as soon as she could walk. She found kindred spirits here. “I came to Whistler and I had no idea who I was or what I wanted to be,” she admits. It would have been easy to get lost in Whistler’s infamous party trap. She’s seen Whistler chew people up and spit them out. And yet she was able to find ways to stay focused and content through her art. Along the way she found her husband, got married, bought a house near Anderson Lake. “Being here, pretty much growing up here, has been very formative in who I am now and has made me feel confident in being able to chase my dreams.” 

SHARAI’S PERFECT SUMMER DAY: Mountain biking the Zappa trails, going to Scandinave Spa and then dinner at the RimRock.

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PERHAPS NOTHING sums up arts and culture in Whistler more than the movement afoot this year to honour the late Chili Thom. Chili Thom was a Whistler pioneer. A force to be reckoned with on canvas and on film. A creator. A visionary. A character. Thom passed away last year. He was only 40 years old. He left a legacy of work, much of it a reflection of Whistler. Whistler is now giving back some of the love to this local legend. In June, Arts Whistler is presenting The Chili Thom Experience. This three-week event is a celebration of Thom’s life and art throughout Whistler with exhibitions, performances and a showcase of Chili-inspired young artists’ work. The event speaks to the deep-rooted love in the community for arts and culture, an evolution these past 40 years, as Whistler has found and embraced its artistic voice. Chili Thom has been at the heart of that evolution.

Whistler is now giving back some of the love to this local legend. As Whistler celebrates its own icon, it’s also time to reflect on the first year of the new Audain Art Museum which raised the bar for arts and culture in Whistler to a whole new level. The museum is the story of B.C.’s art from its First Nations masks to its Emily Carr masterpieces. It is the private collection of Vancouver philanthropist Michael Audain and wife Yoshi Karasawa. This is one of the mustvisit things to do in Whistler — summer or winter. Spend some hours soaking in the art of Audain.  74

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histler locals love nothing more than a good homegrown success story.

So, when long-time ski patroller Kathryn Shepherd started Lucia Gelato 10 years ago, learning her craft in Bologna, Italy and bringing it back to the Canadian mountains, Whistler embraced her frozen creations. It helped that this is what she was making: Banana Caramel Fudge, Blueberry Lemon, Chocolate Hazelnut Kiss, Salted Caramel, White Chocolate Lavender. And they all taste as good as they sound. “People are really excited for you starting a business,” she adds of the local community. “They want to help you and serve your product.” Lucia Gelato is available in close to 40 locations in Whistler and the rest of the Sea to Sky corridor. Shepherd landed in Whistler in 1992, supposedly for a season, while waiting for grant money for a forestry project at the University of Toronto. By the time the grant money was in, it was too late; Shepherd was hooked on the West Coast. She worked in a T-shirt shop, at various restaurants, in ski school at Whistler Blackcomb before landing a spot full-time on Blackcomb Ski Patrol where she would stay for the next 15 years. Lucia Gelato was born while on maternity leave with her daughter Lucy. And on a dare from her husband. “And I just started making it, with not really a business plan or any idea what I was doing,” she says. The gelato comes fresh every day from a small kitchen, rented from Whistler Blackcomb, and hand scooped into the 500ml containers for sale in the stores. Every year Shepherd is pushing the edge, trying new things, exploring various pairings, what works and what doesn’t. And the flavours are always up for discussion, pushed along in part from some of Whistler’s chefs looking for new and exciting things to tempt the taste buds. This, she says, was supposed to be a little hobby job at the farmers’ market in the summertime, a respite from the physical rigours of patrol. “I don’t know what happened, to tell you the truth,” she smiles. Perhaps the best pairing of all — Whistler and gelato. 

KATHRYN’S PERFECT SUMMER DAY: Taking the Whistler Gondola, going across the PEAK 2 PEAK, doing an amazing hike with my family over Overlord, ending with a gelato at the outdoor stand, then downloading on the Solar Chair, licking a gelato cone and swinging your feet, feeling like you’re 8 years old again.

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THERE ARE MORE than 170 places to dine or drink in Whistler — restaurants, cafes, lounges and bars. Not bad for a town of 11,000 permanent residents. You can have a BBQ at 6,000 feet almost touching the peak of Whistler Mountain or a fondue dinner in the backcountry. You can snack as you stroll through the weekly Farmers’ Market or dine in an upscale restaurant. One thing is for certain: Whistler knows its food. This is a place where you can have a bowl of salmon chowder with a hearty piece of bannock at the Thunderbird Café in the Squamish Lil’wat Culture Centre. Or a collard green wrap filled with hummus, quinoa, veggies and sprouts from The Green Moustache Café, home of the vegetarian and gluten-free customer. Then again, you can always go old-school with a steak from Hy’s or The Keg. Or perhaps you’re in the mood for a little international flare — box sushi, or spicy curry, or Italian pasta.

Foodies can also rejoice at Whistler’s annual food and wine festival — Cornucopia — every fall Here’s something to chew on when you’re planning your Whistler vacation: There is a long tradition of shoulder season restaurant deals in Whistler. That’s when some of the resort’s awardwinning restaurants have great deals on to tempt you through the doors. Foodies can also rejoice at Whistler’s annual food and wine festival — Cornucopia — every fall. Another great time to visit. Check out the dining guide in FAQ to help guide you through the maze of choices.  80

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European comfort food with a local flair.

Wood fired pizza, pasta, steak and seafood, prepared with seasonal local ingredients.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Open from 10 am daily DAILY SPECIALS / OUTDOOR PATIO / TAKEOUT / GLUTEN FREE AVAILABLE. 4314 Main St. Next to the Gazebo in Town Plaza.

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Crystal Hut Salmon Bake WITH CANADIAN WILDERNESS ADVENTURES

R  $$$$ 604.938.1616 4282 Mountain Square (Below the Carleton Lodge) AD PG 92 MAP T 1 1

 CASUAL & FUN Cinnamon Bear Bar &

Grille AT THE HILTON WHISTLER RESORT & SPA R  $$ 604.932.1982 4050 Whistler Way AD PG 87 MAP U1 3

Fix Café AT NITA LAKE LODGE

 $ 604.966.5700 Nita Lake Lodge 2131 Lake Placid Road Creekside MAP PG 70 # 1 1

Grill & Vine AT THE WESTIN RESORT & SPA, WHISTLER

R  $$ 604.935.4344 4090 Whistler Way AD PG 9 1 MAP W 1 3

Mongolie Grill  $$ 604.938.9416 #201-4295 Blackcomb Way AD PG 84 MAP P12 Sushi Village R6+  $$ 604.932.3330 2nd floor Sundial Hotel AD PG 1 1 AD PG 90 MAP S1 1

4368 Main St., #201

604.905.4900 Entrees from $14 | Lunch Specials Great Vegetarian Selection Featuring Fraser Valley Farm-Raised Free Run Chicken Dishes Lunch from 11:30am | Dinner from 5pm Menu & online take-out ordering: tandooriwhistler.com Online Dinner Delivery Direct @WhistlerDineIn.Com Or Phone: 604-966-6866  /faqwhistler

Tandoor oven The meat is first marinated in a blend of Royal spices and then BBQed in the Tandoor on skewers at high temperature

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Table Nineteen  EAST INDIAN Lakeside Eatery Restaurant & Lounge Tandoori Grill Indian Cuisine R  $$$ 604.938.9898 R  $$ 8080 Nicklaus North Blvd. 604.905.4900 At Nicklaus North Golf Course #201- 4368 Main Street AD PG 89 (Corner of Northlands Blvd.) AD PG 83 MAP I 1 5 MAP PG 10 6 #8

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Caramba! R  $$ 604.938.1879 #12-4314 Main Street AD PG 81 MAP L 1 2 Old Spaghetti Factory R  $ 604.938.1081 4154 Village Green AD PG 1 3 MAP S1 2

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 FINE DINING Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar R  $$$ 604.932.4540 #110 - 4222 Village Square MAP Q 1 3 Aura Restaurant AT NITA LAKE LODGE

R  $$ 604.966.5700 Nita Lake Lodge 2131 Lake Placid Road Creekside AD THIS PAGE MAP PG 70 # 1 1

Tandoori Grill Indian Cuisine R  $$ 604.905.4900 #201- 4368 Main Street (Corner of Northlands Blvd.) AD PG 83 MAP I 1 5

 JAPANESE Sushi Village R6+  $$ 604.932.3330 2nd floor Sundial Hotel AD PG 1 1 AD PG 90 MAP S1 1

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Fresh. Casual. Local. at nita lake lodge Fresh and local, Chef Dean celebrates all things B.C. on the shores of nita lake

aura summer trio 3 course menu from $49 pp* *blackout dates may apply.

free village shuttle and parking available 2131 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler BC | 1 888 755 6482 nitalakelodge.com/dining | @nitalakelodge  /faqwhistler

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Bar Oso  $$ 604.962.4540 #150-4222 Village Square MAP Q12

Cure Lounge & Patio AT NITA LAKE LODGE

R  $$ 604.966.5700 Nita Lake Lodge 2131 Lake Placid Road Creekside MAP PG 70 # 1 1

Caramba! R  $$ 604.938.1879 #12-4314 Main Street AD PG 81 MAP L 1 2

 PASTA Pasta Lupino Gourmet  $ 604.905.0400 #121-4368 Main Street MAP I14

 PIZZA Domino’s Pizza  $$ 604.932.0410 4368 Main Street AD PG 89 MAP I14 Misty Mountain Pizza  $$ 604.932.2825 4293 Mountain Square AD PG 9 1 MAP T1 2

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 PUBS Brandy’s at the Keg  $$ 604.932.5151 4429 Sundial Place AD PG 8 6 MAP Q 1 1 Roland’s Pub  $ 604.932.5940 2129 Lake Placid Road Creekside AD PG 8 8 MAP PG 70 # 1

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Whistler Brewing Company’s Tap House  $ 604.962.8889 ext.105 1045 Millar Creek Road Function Junction AD PG 6 MAP PG 69 # 1

Caramba! R  $$ 604.938.1879 #12-4314 Main Street AD PG 81 MAP L12 The Keg Steakhouse & Bar R  $$$ 604.932.5151 4429 Sundial Place AD PG 86 MAP Q 11

Executive Chef Julian Owen-Mold re-invents traditional gastro pub fare by infusing the freshest ingredients into classic comfort food favourites. Unwind with a cool beverage on our sunny patio or catch the game on the big screen inside. Fuel up for your day with a hearty breakfast available from 7am or enjoy a delicious meal any time of day. located at

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food & drink Aura AT NITA LAKE LODGE Aura offers innovative dining and personalized service in an inspiring setting. Savour the farm-to-table experience at its freshest while enjoying stunning views of Nita Lake. 2131 Lake Placid Road 604.966.5700 | aura@nitalakelodge.com nitalakelodge.com

Brandy’s at the Keg Après, Sports, Lounge, Late Night 4429 Sundial Place 604.932.5151

Crystal Hut Salmon Bake

WITH CANADIAN WILDERNESS ADVENTURES

Combine a thrilling adventure by ATV or Jeep with a Salmon BBQ dinner at the famous Crystal Hut, 6,000 ft. atop Blackcomb Mountain. The adventure begins at the Carleton Lodge across from the Whistler gondola. 604.938.1616 | adventuredesk@canadian01.com canadianwilderness.com

Where the locals hang out s, fish & chip ndwiches, ed Burgers, sa n wings, tacos, pull icke ore! nachos, ch s, kids’ menu and m d la sa k, ters! por s Headquar Your Sport eens, HD TV’s, 9 Flatscr reat Service Food & G at re G en 7 e Store op Beer & Win including ALL k e days a we s 11am-11pm holiday F r e e P a r KI n g + WIFI !!

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food & drink Caramba! Restaurante Wood-fired pizza, steak, pasta and seafood. European comfort food prepared with a local flare. Take out. Summer Hours: breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily from 11 am, Monday through Friday. From 10 am on Saturdays and Sundays. 604.938.1879 carambarestaurant.com

Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille Unwind with a cool beverage around the cozy fireplace in one of Whistler’s iconic après bars, catch the game on the big screen, fuel up for your day with breakfast from 7am or enjoy a delicious Pacific Northwest dinner.Located at Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa  |  604.932.1982 CBBG@HiltonWhistler.com | hiltonwhistler.com

Domino’s Pizza Pizza Delivery and Takeout 4368 Main Street 604.932.0410 dominos.ca

OPEN LATE Mon. to Sat. till 3 a.m. Sun. till 2 a.m.

TABLE NINETEEN LAKESIDE EATERY at Nicklaus North Golf Course

Whistler’s Best Patio - Lakeside Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily Specials & Weekly Features Happy Hour 3-5PM Monday - Friday

(604) 932-0410 4368 Main Street

On the Valley Trail! Everybody welcome, come as you are!

604-938-9898

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food & drink Gibbons Hospitality Group Gibbons offers 5 iconic Whistler venues open 7 days/week for drinks, dancing and more. Join us at the Longhorn, Buffalo Bills, Tapley’s, Garfinkel’s and the FireRock. Or #hoponit with our Bar Hop program, which tours several of our venues! 604.938.0225 | gibbonswhistler.com

Grill & Vine AT THE WESTIN RESORT & SPA, WHISTLER

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A modern reinterpretation of the classic grill. Enjoy traditional favourites with a modern twist from our wood stone oven, complimented by 16 enomatic wines by the glass. Whistler’s best patio for the summer. The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler 604.935.4344

of the classic grill

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar The Keg Steakhouse & Bar’s reputation has been built on great steaks, slow roasted prime rib, and succulent seafood. The Keg’s unmatched guest service sets it apart. 4229 Sundial Place 604.932.5151

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food & drink Misty Mountain Pizza Serving great pizza since 1991 by the slice — whole, gluten-free and dairy-free available, pick up or delivered. Large 5 topping with 2 litre Pepsi $23.95. By the slice with drink $5.50. Extra large 5 topping $29.95. Gluten-free 5 topping 9””...$12.95; 12””...$23.95. 604.932.2825 | mistymountainpizza.ca

Mongolie Grill Combine your favourite ingredients with our gourmet sauces, then watch as our chefs theatrically grill your creation before your eyes! Join us for 20% off lunch before 4pm! #201-4295 Blackcomb Way 604.938.9416 mongoliegrill.com

Mountain-Top Summer Feast Head up Whistler Mountain every Friday through Sunday for an incredible evening experience with a mouth-watering buffet, live music, and incredible views. 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com

Sophisticated Indulgence

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food & drink Old Spaghetti Factory Whistler’s best dining value. All meals include hot sourdough bread, soup or salad, coffee or tea and our signature ice cream. Reservations of any size. Don’t forget to join us in the Crystal Lounge for Whistler’s most memorable après. 604.938.1081 | oldspaghettifactory.ca

Roland’s Creekside Pub The locals’ favourite in Creekside. Watch all the sports on our 9 flat screen TVs with volume! Great summertime patio. 604.932.5940 2129 Lake Placid Road, Creekside

Sushi Village Discover Sushi Village and find out why Whistler locals and guests have been coming back for more than 30 years! Second floor of the Sundial Hotel. 604.932.3330 sushivillage.com

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Situated at Nicklaus North Golf Course and overlooking Green Lake, Table Nineteen features unparalleled views, outstanding food, great value & exceptional service. Join us after a day on the links, in the mountains or on the trails at Whistler’s largest and most spectacular patio. 604.938.9898 | tablenineteen.com

Tandoori Grill Indian Cuisine Great vegetarian selection. Gluten-free menu. Chicken dishes prepared from fresh free-run Fraser Valley farm chicken and grass-fed lamb are on the menu. 604.905.4900 - Restaurant and Pick-up Online Pick-up order option via tandooriwhistler.com 604.966.6866 - Dinner delivery direct or Online Delivery order option via whistlerdinein.com

Whistler Brewing Company Professionally guided brewery tours will explain the brewing process with our use of 100% all natural ingredients and brewing techniques plus four samples of our award winning craft beer. $15.95 tours begin at 2:30 & 4pm Tuesday – Sunday. 1045 Millar Creek Rd, Function Junction. 604.962.8889 ext 105.

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ome days I feel like David Attenborough should be narrating my commute to work,” laughs Dena Caspick, of her daily journey to the top of the mountain where she hears the British naturalist in her mind, pointing out the black bears, the marmots, and the alpine robins. Caspick has been working as a server at Christine’s in the Rendezvous on Blackcomb Mountain for more than a decade, taking the chairlift to work every day; it’s a commute that never gets old, summer or winter. She’s also been known to ski down after her shift at Christine’s, jump on a snowmobile and head back to the alpine to the Crystal Hut to serve a fondue dinner. Or head over to the Roundhouse for a plated wedding dinner service. “I sleep in the slow seasons,” she says. “It’s the feast and famine of Whistler. You work when it’s here and enjoy not working when it’s not.” Work also gives her a chance to don her wigged alter egos. Some days it’s in the form of the black Pulp Fiction bob, other days it’s a long blonde Cinderella mane, and sometimes it’s the feathered Floridian housewife hair-do. Underneath her work wigs, however, Caspick is a rainbow of colour. Quite literally. At first it was just fire engine red bangs. Then it was wide popsicle purple streaks. The Northern Lights were her hair inspiration for a while. And now, because she loves all the colours, her real hair is a rainbow. In many ways, Caspick is quintessential Whistler — hard working with a laid-back zest for life. She remembers her fateful decision to move to Whistler, a place she grew up visiting throughout her childhood. In 2002, she was just finishing her degree in business and hospitality and tourism at La Trobe University in Australia and she called her mom back home in the Lower Mainland to share her plans. Her mom promptly said she would join her in Whistler too. This was the perfect place to put her schooling to work. But more than that, Whistler just felt like home — a place full of kindred spirits and lovers of the mountains. She adds: “The reason why I like this place is because you don’t have to climb the corporate ladder; you can take chair lifts and just enjoy.” 

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DENA'S PERFECT SUMMER DAY: “If all the planets align and I could have my absolute perfect day — stand up paddle board yoga, a few turns on the glacier, squeeze in a Valley Trail bike ride, back to the lake to BBQ, and ideally finish with some live music in the village. And walking home in the sunrise is kind of nice too.


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AS THE SUN STARTS TO DIP behind the mountains and the alpenglow lights up the peaks in its pinks and yellows and golds, Whistler gets its second wind. It’s called après. Once only associated with skiing, the old-fashioned après ski, as it was known, now applies to every activity. It is simply a celebration after a day of good fun in the mountains. And in Whistler, it’s ritual. It’s as much a part of the culture here as skiing and mountain biking. Often it’s those impromptu après sessions that go down as some of the best nights in memory. You know the ones we’re talking about — a quick beer after a bike ride that somehow ends eight hours later on the dance floor at Buffalo Bill’s. We don’t judge. We’ve all been there. So, take it from the locals: There are some rules for doing après right.

Après is just the beginning, the first course.

Make sure you spend some time on one of Whistler’s patios watching the world walk by. Find some good live music to get your toes tappin’. Don’t forget to order food. You’ll thank yourself in the morning. A plate of nachos is a trusty base. Don’t think twice about getting up on some furniture to dance, even if it’s only 7 p.m. and there are still kids around. Then brace yourself for the night ahead. Après is just the beginning, the first course. The main event is still to come. And it’s about to go off. The rest of the story, as they say, stays in Whistler.  96

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A: Now you’re thinking like a local! A Toonie Ride is the weekly Thursday cross-country bike rides on select trails in the valley. It costs a toonie and you get an après with that too — a beer and a bite to eat. You need to be a member of WORCA, the local mountain biking club, to take part. That just involves signing up and paying the fee. Check out worca.com for the toonie schedule. There is no better way to get a sense of the local community as well as see some of the valley’s best trails.

Q: How do I find out what’s going on in town while I’m here? A: Not to toot our own horn but the two weekly newspapers, Pique Newsmagazine and The Whistler Question, our sister publications, are the font of all knowledge of what’s happening in town, from the ticketed shows at local bars to the free concerts at the plaza. These papers are free and in boxes around town. WB’s ambitious

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Q: What is the “little white wonder?” A: The “little white wonder” is the white bear cub spotted on Whistler Mountain last year. It is not a Spirit (Kermode) bear. Rather, scientists believe the unusual light coat is due to a double recessive mutation. Let’s hope this little cub made it through the winter. It’s a tough life for black bear cubs who have a 50/50 chance of survival in their first year.

Q: What is the significance of the big Inukshuks? And where are they all located? A: Traditionally, an Inukshuk is a First Nations symbol to identify significant landmarks in barren landscapes. In Whistler, they are a reminder of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and they have become an unofficial symbol of Canada of sorts.  /faqwhistler

There is a giant Inukshuk on Village Gate Boulevard to welcome guests. This Inukshuk lights up with different colours in the evening. There is another at the Roundhouse on Whistler Mountain. And the highest Inukshuk sits at the top of the Peak Chair on Whistler. Great photos opportunities at all.

Q: Where do the singletrack trails in Lost Lake Park get their names? A: Gee I Like Your Pants, Dwarf Nebula, Disco Boy — The trails in Lost Lake Park have some awesome names. Trail builders, in their wisdom, decided to name the Lost Lake Trails after songs from the late great Frank Zappa. Who doesn’t want to grind through a trail called Dinah Moe Humm?

Q: Should I go swimming if I see a sign for swimmer’s itch? A: Don’t be alarmed. Swimmer’s itch is a temporary itchy rash caused by microscopic parasites passed between water fowl and certain snails. It is not related to the quality of the water. The resort municipality will post signs at 103


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Q: What about something more serious than swimmer’s itch? A:There are walk-in clinics and doctors’ offices in Whistler. There is also the Whistler Health Care Centre, which has a fully-staffed emergency department. You can’t stay overnight but it is open until 10 p.m. There are doctors on call throughout the night.

Q: When are the free concerts at Celebration Plaza? A: There are free outdoor concerts throughout the summer. Check out the Events section at the front of FAQ. Over select summer weekends you can head to Celebration Plaza and check out the live music. At the beginning of July, for example, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be playing once again with the mountains as backdrop. And… it’s free.

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Q: What is the Chili Thom experience all about? A: The late Chili Thom is one of Whistler’s most revered artists. You can find his distinctive work throughout town. Read more in the Arts section of FAQ. There is a special Chili Thom Experience throughout June honouring the artist. In particular, there is a three-week show at the Audain Art Musuem.

Q: Any changes to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park this summer? A: Big changes are afoot! If all the approvals fall into place, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be kicking off a major expansion in the Creekside area with approximately 14 km of new trails. WB is also working on a Suspension Bridge at the Peak Chair, including a cantilevered deck facing northwest. Summers are looking even bigger and brighter!

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Whistler Blackcomb Info 604.967.8950 Whistler Blackcomb Snow Phone 604.932.4211 Whistler Adaptive Sports Program 604.905.4493 info@whistleradaptive.com

Police-Ambulance-Fire 911 ICBC DIAL-A-CLAIM 1.800.910.4222 RCMP 604.932.3044 Royal Canadian Mounted Police for non-emergencies and lost & found Whistler Health Care Centre 604.932.4911 4380 Lorimer Road. Located at the corner of Lorimer Road and Blackcomb Way, next to Marketplace

Religious Services & Churches Whistler Catholic Church 604.905.4781 Whistler Community Church 604.932.3139 Whistler Jewish Community 604.935.8452

Important Websites BC Ferries bcferries.com BC Parks gov.bc.ca/bcparks Whistler Blackcomb whistlerblackcomb.com

Taxis Whistler Taxi 604.938.3333 Whistler Resort Cabs 604.938.1515

Village Information Whistler Community Services Society 604.932.0113 mywcss.org Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) 604.932.5535 whistler.ca Whistler Chamber of Commerce 604.932.5922 Whistler Public Library 604.935.8433 Maury Young Arts Centre 604.935.8410 Whistler Visitor Centre 604.935.3357

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The Insiders' Guide to Whistler. You source for all the fun to be had in North America's #1 fun town.

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