Arts & Culture

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

Highlights of the Sea to Sky Highway

If there were beauty contests for bitumen, the Sea to Sky Highway would be reigning title-holder for its gorgeous curves and sheer pleasure on the eyeballs. The proof is in the Porsche ads that have been shot there! We've rounded up some of the highlights of driving the 99er, so your journey is as rewarding as the destination.

Ride a Classic Whistler Trail: River Runs Through It

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.)

Cocktail Hour with Whistler’s best mixologists

Summer is here. The views are sweet. The patios are humming. Now you just need a signature beverage… Whistler Insider and self-confessed foodie Mary Zinck takes one for the team in order to research the best house cocktails of the season.

The Best (and Worst) Places for a First Date in Whistler

If you're in Whistler looking for love, the odds are good - it is a town full of single 20-44 year olds. To make the odds even better, the Whistler Insider has prepared a strategic guide to the First Date. Combine a little profiling (that's how Lavalife does it) with some hard-won local knowledge and you are primed to make a good first impression.

A Singing Pass to free concerts

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.

Fresh films screen at Open Air Movie Nights

Fresh air and films make for a magic combination, as any drive-in aficionado knows. In Whistler, the open air movie night tradition of Lunafliks are a bike-in or walk-in event.

Slow Cycles and Cruiser Adventures

Here, we’ve rounded up a host of free summer Slow Cycles and Cruiser Adventures so that huck or cruise, whichever way you roll, the power of the pedal is with you.

Best Places in Whistler to Spot a Bear

Most of us have been sleeping with bears forever, so it's a thrill to see one in the wild. But 500 pounds of muscle and claw doesn't make for a good bedmate, playmate, or photo-shoot model, if you're too close. The Insider reveals the worst and the best places to spot a black bear, or three, in Whistler.

How To Build a Whistler Inukshuk

Traditionally found in the far north, the Inukshuk is fast becoming a Whistler icon. Learn the history and how to build your own.
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