Blue skies on the way to Whistler

Whistler Through Instagram – The Realities

On the Tourism Whistler website I’d stare at their backdrop photo. The mountain runs looked like a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with mint chocolate sauce dripping down the slopes. It looked so tasty.

Before coming to Whistler I scrolled Instagram daily on #whistler. The pictures revealed secret spots, action sports and the tourist traps to avoid. It also showed me what my age bracket are up to and where I should get my first drink…

Raw tacos could be on the menu of your next WCSS cooking class.

5 Things to do in Whistler on a Budget

Seasons pass $1999, new skis/board $300+, rent per month $500+, apres fund per week $50+ = Whistler is expensive.

Gibbons has been part of the Whistler community for over 30 years and so we thought we’d share a few of the activities that the locals love that won’t break the bank.

Snowman will be featured at the Whistler Film Festival.

What tickets to grab ASAP for the Whistler Film Festival

From December 3rd to 7th, 2014, the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) will celebrate its 14th edition as one of Canada’s leading festivals. Featuring innovative and original films from around the world and opportunities to connect with the people who made them, this year’s five day Festival will be filled with a solid lineup of premieres, star-studded guests, lively celebrations and unique industry initiatives.

Andrew Lincoln as AMC's The Walking Dead protagonist Rick Grimes.

Why We Love Scary Stuff

An attacker comes at you in your own home, instead of going out the front door you choose to run upstairs and secure yourself in a bathroom with a lock that a small child could break.

Before you know it a knife (if you’re in the city), axe (if you’re in the country), or smoke (if you’re in a vamp movie) comes through the door.

Why do we love watching scary movies? What is it about Halloween that gets our juices going?

WAG K9 Wine and Dine

K9 Wine and Dine: Puppy Love This Weekend in Whistler

A black tie event for your pooch? That’s what’s happening at the Westin Hotel this weekend as they host the 12th K9 Wine and Dine event in support of Whistler Animals Galore (WAG), our local animal shelter.

Whistler Social Netball League game action.

Whistler Social Netball League and Netball 101 By Steph Ball

So for the love of Netball and being deprived from a sport I love so much, the Whistler Social Netball League was founded in December 2012. To give you a quick idea of the sport – the development of netball derived from basketball from England in the 1890s.

Nicole Yavis stars in the Pretty Faces film.

Celebrating Girls – The Whistler Pretty Faces Film Premiere

The United Nations made October 11 International Day of the Girl back in 2011 to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

This year Gibbons Life is proud to help bring the second Whistler celebration of International Day of the Girl to life with a speaker event followed by a premier film screening.

Last year the Whistler community celebrated by watching the inspiring film Girl Rising, which followed the stories of a courageous group of girls striving to get an education.

"The Recruitment" film by Super Proof Inc. is set to be premiered in Whistler.

The New Super Proof Inc. Ski Movie Will Blow Your Mind

On September 30th Whistler will play host to the first ever Super Proof team film – The Recruitment. This full-length ski film combines a creative screenplay written by Sean Pettit, Max Hill and Leigh Powis with the talents of seven pro skiers. An untold story, Hollywood stylization and, of course, epic ski action makes this film a must-see for the upcoming winter season. For a sneak peak check out the trailer…

Sampling unusual beers at the Whistler Village Beer Festival.

Unusual Beers to Look Out for at the Whistler Village Beer Festival

It’s looking like it’s going to be a barmy few days for the Whistler Village Beer Festival, with temps hovering at 24 degrees for the main event on Saturday – the perfect temperature to knock back some brews.

With over 60 breweries in attendance, it means there are over 150 beer to try. Although festival goers will be armed with a 4oz tasting glass it’s still going to be hard work getting through that amount of grain filled goodness, so we’ve picked out a few of the unusual ones you might want to make sure hit your beer line up – even if it’s just for the cred to say – been there, tasted that!