Mountain Culture

Our lifestyle and outlook are a little different here. You don't change the mountains - they change you.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Comes to Whistler

This February 9 and 10 it's going to be all things hockey at Whistler Olympic Plaza as Rogers Hometown Hockey rolls into town. Hockey is to Canada what football (soccer) is to England, and sumo wrestling is to Japan - it's an intrinsic part of the culture.

Hidden Gems of Whistler’s Après Scene

The tradition of après may have originated in France but in true Whistler fashion a local spin has been put on it. Here, you can après any way from playing family games to vodka tasting in an ice room.

Magic Moments: Whistler 2018 in Photos

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and so we thought we'd let our incredible photographers do the "talking" as we look back over the most magical Whistler moments of 2018. 

How Whistler Becomes a Twinkle Town

There's something simply magical about seeing twinkling lights adorning trees and buildings, the sparkle and glow being reflected in the white snow that blankets the ground below. Let's take a look at how Whistler turns into the twinkle town that brings that festive spirit to life each year…

Insider’s Guide: When to Visit Whistler in the Winter

While winter may be confined to three months in other parts of the world, in Whistler we revel in it for six! Each month offers unique must-do events, activities, and snow sports, making it hard to know when to visit.

The Design Mind Behind the Whistler Village Stroll

The main viaduct of Whistler’s pedestrian Village Stroll is a meandering, cobblestoned route that connects both ski hills to four public squares and over 100 shops and eateries, before easing onto the great lawn of Whistler Olympic Plaza and the Marketplace.

A Whistler Workation: Working Remotely in Paradise

Thanks to digital technology more and more of us are able to work remotely, taking beautiful locations like Whistler as our offices. Insider Blair Kaplan has tips to help the digital nomad feel right at home in the mountains.

Feast for the Senses: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Dining with a difference – taking time out with the First Nations people of Whistler to make a different connection with the landscape.

30 Years of Whistler with the Black Velvet Ski Team

What's kept the Black Velvet Ski Team coming to Whistler for 30 years in a row? It's a complicated story to do with life-long friendships, tradition and regular après sessions.

Summer of Biking: Whistler’s Two-Wheeled Events and Rides

Summer is here and there's no better time to hook up with fellow bike enthusiasts and do what you love best. From social rides to DH races and road cycling epics, there's something for everyone.

Happy Tails: Dogs of Whistler

From taking time out to play to being good adventure buddies and knowing how to completely relax, dogs have plenty to teach us about living well. Meet Whistler's Instagram-famous dogs (and their owners) and get their take on living the good life in the mountains.
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