It takes a Community to Raise a Festival

It takes a Community to Raise a Festival

A good festival can stand the test of time; Whistler knows this better than most towns. Take our marquee winter festival, the Whistler Ski and Snowboard Festival — 20 and counting and a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Or the summertime staple Crankworx — 14 years and counting and more blood, sweat and tears. Mainstay festivals...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons
Apres Surf Sauna

Apres Surf Sauna

Rolling waves greeted the shore with a hint of salt while we waxed our boards. We sat on driftwood logs soaking up as much of the morning sun on our exposed skin as possible before tucking our arms and legs into wetsuits. With the anticipation of surfing too much to handle we dashed into the blue. Quickly, is the only way to go about...

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
Whistler Village Beer Festival Activities

Whistler Village Beer Festival Activities

The 2017 Whistler Village Beer Festival is happening from September 13-17 in beautiful Whistler, B.C. This fantastic festival of craft beer features two days of tasting events in Whistler Olympic Plaza plus a range of Whistler Village Beer Festival activities including cask nights, axe throwing, foodie nights, and more. There are...

POSTED BY · Vince Shuley
Crankworx Whistler 2017: Guide for Newbies

Crankworx Whistler 2017: Guide for Newbies

Dirt-cloaked folk peruse Whistler Village with bikes rolling smoothly by their side all summer long. From August 11 to 20 this crowd dominates the corridor as Crankworx Whistler 2017 takes hold of our town. Unified by the thrill of cruising steep adrenaline pumping lines, these bikers are here for 10 days of bike-fueled festivities...

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
Best Hiking Trails in British Columbia

Best Hiking Trails in British Columbia

Living in a province that is chock-full of endless exploration opportunities means that selecting the best hiking trails in British Columbia is a daunting task. There are so many views and destinations of epic proportion that it seems wild to showcase just a few. So how did we come up with our list of the best hiking trails in...

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
Vacation for Dogs: Whistler Edition

Vacation for Dogs: Whistler Edition

This a first-dog account of a Whistler vacation for dogs. Hey bestfriend! Yeah bestfriend! It's time to get up! He always does this. He smiles, pets my head, says something I don't understand then rolls over to sleep a little longer. But not today, we're on vacation. A vacation for dogs! Bestfriend groans after I nudge him again and...

POSTED BY · Vince Shuley
The Ultimate Whistler Festivals Guide

The Ultimate Whistler Festivals Guide

There are plenty of reasons to visit Whistler; the mountain landscapes, pristine lakes and all sorts of adrenaline-fuelled activities. But there's also a thriving arts and culture scene, an ever-growing exhibition of food, wine, and beer, family-specific gatherings and a selection of special interest events. Variety is what this...

POSTED BY · Vince Shuley
Earn Your Après

Earn Your Après

Après, a single word that means you had a day worth celebrating. It’s what comes after your adventure seeking heart is content. It’s a beer with good people ready to relax and relive the memories freshly made. Too soon? Never. Whistler is the heart of après, what can we say, we love to celebrate! Traditionally après is a term...

POSTED BY · Abby Cooper
How to do Canada Day in Whistler

How to do Canada Day in Whistler

On July 1st 150 years ago, the Constitutional Act united three colonies within the British Empire to create a new country. A vast and beautiful country that is home to many diverse cultures, languages, fashion, food, activities and traditions that have evolved to make it the Canada that we know, appreciate and love today. We are...

POSTED BY · Meredith Eades
Bottled Water — Making the Right Decision

Bottled Water — Making the Right Decision

We made the decision this week to stop ordering bottled water to our Gibbons venues. We’re really excited about it, considering it a first step of sorts as we really look to challenge our supply line throughout the organization and examine what we can do to make our company better. Our current stock will be phased out over the...

POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons