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  • 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 ...

  • Whistler Farmer's MarketPosted on June 18, 2013
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    The Whistler Farmer's Market kicked off in style on Sunday June 27th 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 ...

  • Whistler Summer Concert SeriesPosted on June 11, 2013
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    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 ...

  • Peak 2 Peak Alpine ExperiencePosted on June 04, 2013
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    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 ...
  • May 06, 2013
    Golf in Whistler
    Golf season in Whistler has teed off. Sunshine, blue skies and great green conditions have resulted in a fantastic start to the season for the Whistler and surrounding golf courses. All courses in the Sea to Sky Valley are now open and offering some amazing early season special offers. Here's a brief run down on the Golf courses in the Whistler area.   Nicklaus North Golf Course Snowcapped peaks. A brilliant emerald-coloured lake. Majestic fir trees. Fresh, invigorating mountain air. This is the setting ...
  • April 29, 2013
    Dine in Whistler Specials
    Whistler’s spring dining program, Dine In Whistler, offers exceptional dining deals at more than 20 featured restaurants located right on your hotel doorstep. Taste for yourself why Whistler has earned a culinary reputation for innovation, quality, and commitment to local producers – and for value. From May 1 - 16 is a great time to eat your way through Whistler's diverse range of regional and international cuisines. Here are some of our favourite 'Dine In Whistler' specials located just a few minutes' ...
  • April 22, 2013
    Whistler Spring Skiing
    Warmer temperatures, longer days, sun-soaked patios, soft corn snow, and pristine terrain parks are just part of what makes spring such an amazing time at Whistler Blackcomb. While Whistler Mountain closed yesterday, the good times continue with Blackcomb Mountain extending skiing and riding until May 27. "Whistler Blackcomb is lucky to boast one of the longest ski seasons in North America,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior VP of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb. “Whether it is skiing freshly groomed ...
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