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The 13th annual Whistler Film Festival returns December 4 offering a selection of fresh and innovative films from Canada and around the world. The festival has been a long time favourite in Whistler and this year will offer over $30,000 in prize money and commissions. As always with Whistler festivals it will not focus only on films but will feature lively celebrations, tributes, unique industry initiatives and the annual Celebrity Challenge Ski Race.
Hitting its 17th year Cornucopia is set to return to Whistler with a bang on November 7. The festival will be marking its 17th year and is doing so bigger and better than ever more than doubling in length to 11 days. This will allow festival goers to enjoy two full weekends of events that celebrate all things food, wine and cocktails.
Even if you have driven to Whistler it can be far more enjoyable to leave your vehicle parked and use Whistler’s convenient transit system to get around. So don’t waste your vacation worrying about pay parking or being unable to drink but get the bus instead!
All of our village properties are minutes away from the closest bus stop, and better still the village buses are free! The number 5 loops the Upper Village while in the winter the number 4 does a loop of the main village.
Previous posts have spoken about Whistler’s hidden secrets and its time to give away another: Parkhurst Ghost Village. Nestled on the north shore of Green Lake and accessible by canoeing or hiking it is an impressive and surreal spectacle.
August is always a busy month in Whistler but this one surpassed all others. It seemed like every weekend there was something massive happening. There were two massive festivals, two holidays and the first ever Ironman Canada in Whistler all in one month! That’s putting aside all the usual offering such as the Whistler presents concert series, Farmer’s markets, glacier riding, sightseeing, hiking, mountain biking and so much more. To put icing on the cake the sun was shining for most of the month too!
June is another exciting month in Whistler as the transition to summer is completed. Skis are stored away and the bikes come out to play. Whistler in summer isn’t just about biking though, there’s a whole host of great activities to be enjoyed for anyone visiting Whistler. Some people even say Whistler is a better place to visit in the summer than the winter! Sacrilege in my humble view, but each to their own…
The snow might be not be falling so heavily anymore but Whistler has more than ever on offer. In fact for the month of May Whistler almost has too much on offer, you can enjoy flurries of snow in the high alpine of Blackcomb, cruise through Whistler Bike Park, play a few rounds of golf and polish of the day with some of the best dining deals you’ll ever come across
With no major sponsor this year there were fears that the WSSF might not be as epic as previous years but these fears were proved baseless as the festival was bigger and better than ever. April 12 to 21 were some memorable days that saw Whistler put on a show that proves once again it is one of the premium ski resorts in the world. With activities as diverse as the weather, this was a great 10 days to be in Whistler.
The festival formerly known as Telus returns to Whistler again on April 12 with another packed 10 days of Music, Art and Sports. Every year as other resorts slow down for the season, Whistler hosts the biggest party of the year, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. You know that any festival with an official moto of: ‘Party in April. Sleep in May’ is not for the light-hearted!
The idea of spring in a ski resort fills many minds with fear: hard corduroy in the mornings, slushy afternoons, the drip-drip-drip of the snow melting and lakes thawing. After Easter the visitor numbers to Whistler dwindle, but here’s a secret we don’t like sharing, Spring is when some of the most fun is to be found in Whistler!
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