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Spring

Long Hikes Around Whistler

Long Hikes Around Whistler

Need a pre-season workout? Enjoy the elevation gains and explore one of the many long hikes around Whistler. From the old-growth coastal rainforest to the stunning mountain views, September is the perfect hiking season with fewer crowds and cooler temperatures. We had our staff compile their favourite fall hikes to explore on your next mountain getaway: #1: Garibaldi Lake & Beyond Garibaldi Provincial Park Duration: Day hike Elevation gain: 900m Distance: 18km (return) Dog Friendly: No Not for the faint of heart (over 6km of switchbacks!) but worth every step! This classic hike provides stunning mountain views, and the infamous More »

Short Hikes Around Whistler

Short Hikes Around Whistler

Looking for a quick and fun activity close to Whistler and the Village? Whistler is filled with fast walking paths of various difficulties, all with beautiful scenic routes and landmarks to discover. These short trails are perfect for going on before heading to lunch, dinner, or other activities! Check out these prime hiking and walking trails in Whistler:   1. Brandywine Falls: 30 minutes Just before Whistler right off the highway, lies a short hike to the beautiful 70-metre Brandywine Falls! The waterfall is only 1km away, making it a great place to stop on the way to Whistler or More »

The Best Mountain Biking in Whistler

The Best Mountain Biking in Whistler

Whistler is synonymous with world-class mountain biking. Bikers are known to follow their passion around the globe, seeking out the best mountain biking in the world, and it’s no wonder so many make annual treks to the mecca of Whistler, BC. Our trail builders, in and outside of the park are widely recognized as some of the best in the world, turning the natural, rugged terrain of Whistler into a playground for two wheels. Because the trail system is so vast, we’ve boiled down some of the best trails in and outside of the Bike Park to give you a More »

The Art of Whistler’s Wildflowers

The Art of Whistler’s Wildflowers

Whistler has its beautiful landscapes, clear lakes, and vibrant wildflowers, with the local artists immortalizing its beauty on murals and art installations all over Whistler! A few honourable mentions are Chili Thom, Andrea Mueller, and Isobel MacLaurin, who all drew their inspirations from the surrounding natural ecosystem to create something unique to themselves and to Whistler. These legends are the foundation of Whistler’s art culture, and you can find their art for sale and appreciation at cafes and galleries, or perhaps find Andrea Mueller working on a piece under a tent along the village stroll. With sunshine, a cool breeze, More »

Whistler’s Wild Fauna

Whistler’s Wild Fauna

Spring is in the air, and it’s the time of year where our local wildlife starts to come out and play. Since the local fauna can be elusive, we want to help educate you on what to look for, and how to best view these furry locals. As always, safety first, and keep your distance when you’re venturing out to view these magnificent animals!   1. Bears Whistler is home to the beautiful and majestic black bear. Since these animals have been hibernating all winter, you’ll start to see them emerge around mid-April to start foraging for food. The best More »