Arts & Culture

From First Nations culture to the latest in contemporary art, music and more - Whistler's arts and culture scene runs deep.

The Peoples’ History of Whistler 1: Beginnings

As Canada celebrates it’s 150th anniversary this summer, The Insider takes a look at Whistler’s local history in a three part series.

Wanderlust: How To Make the Most of the Festival (and see Whistler)

To get the most out of Wanderlust Whistler, make time for the mountains. Here's our guide to planning your festival.

11 Essential Canadian Things to Do In Whistler this Summer

Bring on lake days, alpine hikes and bike rides, it's summer in Whistler – here’s our top Canadian moments to check off for the season.

Mountain Biking Whistler: The Toonie Experience

Whistler's weekly Toonie Rides are a staple of the local mountain bike scene - Tom Clark from Freehub drops a toonie to find out why.

Top 12 Instagram Spots in Whistler this Summer

Whether you're a full fledged photographer or camera phone novice, these Whistler spots will stop you in your tracks to get the perfect shot.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in Whistler: New Music for Canada 150

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra returns to Whistler to add a touch of class to our Canada 150 celebrations this Canada Day.

Slacklining in Whistler: Growing with Respect

Trees rock, and so does slacklining in the summer sun. Find out where and how you can slackline in Whistler without damaging our shade-and-oxygen providing friends.

Change and Growth: Whistler Celebrates National Aboriginal Day June 21

When the summer solstice comes around, it’s time to honour the original locals of the Whistler area with a day of traditional celebrations led by the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations.

Axe Throwing: It’s Like Darts, but More Canadian

Forged Axe Throwing has everything you need for an afternoon of good clean Canadian fun. Plaid shirts optional, but highly recommended.

Arts Whistler Backdrop Sessions: Helen Wojcik

There's something in the water... or the mountains that make Whistler artists a whole other breed, check out the latest Arts Whistler spotlight on painter, Helen Wojcik.

Whistler Children’s Festival: Helpful Planning Tips for Parents

From workshop registration to finding kid-friendly food and free events (hello, pyjama dance party!) here’s the Insiders guide to this year’s festival.
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