There’s snow on the hills and stars in the village this week for the 11th annual Whistler Film Festival. With over 83 films screening this is when our silver screens light up with stories from around the world (and close to home.) The Whistler Insider suggests seven films worth checking out (but really they are all worth watching.)
Do you like autumn? Here in Whistler we like autumn. It’s a time for relaxation and anticipation, for watching the snow line creep down the mountains while eating cheap food and playing video games or reading French authors.
The year is 1984. I am seven years old and clutching a pillow case. I have way too much make-up on and the sweat beading on my forehead has started to make it run. Feverishly I scan the row of houses to see if any lights are still on. There! Four houses down and on the right, I spot them – burning yellow eyes. I run.
Celebrate the grand opening of the new Whistler Olympic Plaza by immersing yourself in a Summer of Sound. Free outdoor concerts, every weekend. We'll party like it's February 2010. Only with less clothing. And bare feet. Which is what lush grass, live music and an outdoor stage beg of you.
Although the Function Block pARTy art extravangza only happens once a year, transforming Whistler's most southern development into a street festival, the unique stores and cafes are a draw year-around for visitors who want to explore off-the-beaten track Whistler, where artists, entrepreneurs and steel-cap-toed workers mix it up quite happily with adventurous visitors.
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.
The tadpoles at Lost Lake really want to become frogs, please help them by not touching them or entering their riparian area. That includes you too Fido, dogs are not allowed on that part of the beach.