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  • Whistler Beaches & LakesPosted on July 16, 2013
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    Summer is in full swing here in Whistler, we've already been blessed with many of bluebird sunny days. With a week of 28 degree plus on the forecast it is definitely time to pack a picnic and hit the lake. Linger on the sandy shores or wade into the shallow lakes of Whistler's beaches. No tides, currents or sharp rocks disturb these clear waters. Whistler's beaches are easily accessible and feature great amenities for families, including kids' play areas, grassy fields and picnic tables. Many beaches offer ...

  • Whistler Children's FestivalPosted on July 09, 2013
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    The Whistler Children's Festival is back in a brand new location for 2013. This year this fantastic festival that screams of play time and fun for the little ones will be taking place in the heart of Whistler Village on the lush lawns at Whistler Olympic Plaza. This great location is just a 5 minute walk down the village stroll from your hotel room at the Crystal Lodge. What makes this festival so popular for locals and many returning guests every year? The sell out art workshops, crafts, theatre, ...

  • Top 5 Whistler HikesPosted on July 02, 2013
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    Whistler is well known for its amazing skiing and world renowned mountain biking, but it is also packed with tremendously beautiful hiking trails. There is a huge number of trails to explore which feature majestic waterfalls, enormous glaciers, heart pounding summits, stunning blue lakes and breathtaking views. The list of trails is endless so we had our hotel staff vote and here is our top 5 picks. Nairn Falls Easy - 3km round trip ( 1 hour) - no elevation gain Nairn Falls is a short and easy, family ...

  • Whistler Celebrates Canada DayPosted on June 25, 2013
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    Canadians and visitors search your bags and don your favourite red and whites, it's time to celebrate Canada Day. Whistler will be celebrating Canada day in style this weekend with family-friendly festivities, parades and free concerts every day of the weekend. Check the schedule for the full list of Canada Day festivities. Saturday, June 29 7:30 pm Whistler Olympic Plaza Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series: Free concert featuring Daniel Lapp Band, Matt Dusk All day Whistler Village Whistler Street ...

  • June 18, 2013
    Whistler Farmer's Market
    The Whistler Farmer's Market kicked off in style on Sunday June 16th for the season. If you haven't heard of or stopped by the Whistler Farmer's Market then you need to rearrange your Sunday (or Wednesday) plans and schedule a visit to the Market. The open air Whistler Farmer's Market features local produce from the Pemberton Valley and beyond, with tasty artisan foods, local artists, and entertainment. This years Farmer's Markets opened for the season with a record number of 85 vendors. The usual local ...
  • June 11, 2013
    Whistler Summer Concert Series
    Whistler will be hosting a fantastic Summer Concert series at the stunning Whistler Olympic Plaza in 2013. Whistler Olympic Plaza is a short walk from the hotel and is the site of the Victory Ceremonies during the 2010 Winter Games. Designed as a lasting legacy, Whistler Olympic Plaza accommodates audiences of up to 5,000 and is now a permanent venue for recreation, arts, and culture. It features a lawn, playground, outdoor performance spaces, and public art celebrating the 2010 Winter Games. The summer ...
  • June 04, 2013
    Peak 2 Peak Alpine Experience
    The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a breathtaking journey that creates limitless ways to explore Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Over four years after the Peak 2 Peak was first opened and it still amazes me that you can be transported from the peak of Whistler (7,156 ft; 2,181 m) to the top of Blackcomb (7,992 ft; 2,436 m) in a mere 11 minutes. This fantastic gondola ride offers stunning views of the Whistler area as well access to a network of alpine hiking and interpretive walking trails or simply stop by one ...
  • May 27, 2013
    Crystal Lodge hosts Whistler Half Marathon
    We are proud to be the host hotel for the North Face Whistler Half Marathon this weekend. With the addition of the 10km race this year it going to be another spectacular sold out event again in 2013. The weekend features a jam packed schedule of activities so make sure you check out the full schedule below:   Thursday, May 30th 5:00 - 9:00pm Package Pick up Crystal Lodge, hotel lobby level Friday, May 31st Noon - 10:00pm Package Pick up Crystal Lodge, hotel lobby level Noon - 6:00pm Parnter Showcase ...
  • May 20, 2013
    Whistler Bear Watching
    The Whistler valley forest area is home to approximately one hundred black bears. One of the most popular questions we get at the hotel is "where can I see a bear?" There is a few places not far from the Crystal Lodge worth visiting to increase your chances of a bear sighting. Here are some of our favourite bear watching hot spots but the first bear watching tip to keep in mind is that bears tend to be more active at dusk and dawn. Golf Course There is a great 5km walk around the Whistler Golf course which ...
  • May 13, 2013
    Whistler Bike Park has records in sight
    Whistler Mountain Bike Park is scheduled to open this Friday, May 17, 2013 and if warm conditions continue they will be set to break opening day records. The bike park trail crew has taken advantage of the fantastic, warm and dry start to spring, "allowing lots of snow to melt on its own while we concentrate on getting as much of the lower Park open and buffed as possible" says Brian Finestone, Whistler Mountain Bike Park Manager. The final list of trails to be open on Day One has not been confirmed as yet ...
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