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Long live the Fun-and-Games

TAG: Amped-Up Adventure, Family Time, Festivals & Events, Freebies & Fun Posted by: Rohan Hare

Athletes have always been drawn to Whistler, but the emphasis, post-Olympics, as the resort hosts more multisport events, competitions and challenges, turns out to be less about the medal tally and more on the fun-and-Games, as one Whistler Insider discovered during the 2011 North America Outgames.

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Head for the Hills - Whistler's Best Alpine Hikes

TAG: Amped-Up Adventure, Family Time, Freebies & Fun, Hiking, Must Dos Posted by: ADmin

RISE UP. The most accessible alpine in the Northwest awaits. Bike it. Hike it. Hitch a gondola ride. But don't linger in the valley when you can stand on the shoulders of giants. Our Whistler Insider rounds up her favourite three alpine hikes to tick this summer.

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A Singing Pass to free concerts

TAG: Cultural Fix, Freebies & Fun Posted by: Jeff Maskell

With the Grand Opening of Whistler Olympic Plaza, the best new outdoor concert venue in BC, Whistler's Summer of Sound hits PLAY. Free concerts, every weekend in August, boost the case made by conductor and bandleader Jeff Maskell that music-lovers have a pretty good gig in Whistler. Now everyone has a Singing Pass.

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The Edible Garden Tour

TAG: Cultural Fix, Freebies & Fun, Must Dos Posted by: ADmin

Whistler isn’t just a worldclass resort, it’s also habitat. Foragers know the secret stashes of blueberries, huckleberries, salmonberries and mushrooms, but even without having done an apprenticeship in wild-crafting, visitors can get a sense of the satisfaction that comes from eating fresh food close to its source, as local chefs increasingly shorten the distance between fork and field, unwinding in their own market gardens. Here, we take you on an edible tour of Whistler and it's top-notch tasty herb gardens.

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