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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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Ride a Classic Whistler Trail: River Runs Through It

TAG: Amped-Up Adventure, Must Dos Posted by: Lisa Lefroy

When you land in Mountain Bike Mecca, with 400+km of trails unravelling around you, where do you begin? Professional freerider and bike coach Lisa Lefroy suggests the classic A River Runs Through It, and gives the low-down on what you'll need if you want to session your way to mastery. (Bug spray. Leg armour. A buddy. And treats.)

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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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Catch Peloton Fever on a Tour de Whistler

TAG: Amped-Up Adventure, Must Dos Posted by: ADmin

Inspired by the Tour de France? Are your pre-dawn dreams interrupted by the unfolding quest for the yellow jersey? Are you training for a forthcoming GranFondo? The Whistler Insider rounds up the best road rides in and around Whistler, plus training tips for the skinny-tire set, to reveal the area's slick and speedy cycle side.

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