Insider Tips

Want to do Whistler like a local? Here's the down-low from the Insiders.

Insider’s Guide to Ringing in the New Year, Whistler Style

Whistler really comes into its own in the festive season with the twinkly lights, fresh snow, mountain views and cozy fireplaces, and it lasts all month long. However, there’s only one night that rings in the New Year, so here’s how to celebrate on December 31 in Whistler.

Insider’s Guide to Family Activities Off the Slopes

Whistler has a ton to offer families—with kids of all ages—on and off the famous ski runs. Here’s a sample of some fun family activities, divided by approximate age group, that you can do off the slopes.

Drool Alert: Whistler Foodie Photoblog

We sent local photographer, John Entwistle to some of our favourite food spots around Whistler to capture a little menu magic with his lens. From mountain tops to Caesar salad, waterfalls to crème brûlée, forests to brisket sandwiches - John covers it all.

How to get your Festive Spirit on in Whistler

From its endless decorations, to a calendar packed with seasonal fun, learn why Whistler is the ultimate place to get in the holiday spirit.

Insider Tips from a Whistler Concierge

Working at the Westin Whistler Resort and Spa, Stephen is one of Whistler’s most celebrated concierges and with the holiday season on the horizon, The Insider hooked up with him to get his Whistler vacation tips!

Pizza vs Poutine in Whistler

Pizza is a delicious traditional classic known around the world, whereas poutine is more of a Canadian delicacy which sees lashings of gravy poured over fries with cheese curds added in for melty goodness. Whistler has no shortage of places to get these ooey gooey and oh so sinful foods. But how do you choose between them?

Made-in-Whistler Gift Ideas

Whistler has a great retail scene, and if you dig a little deeper into some of the stores you'll find some unique items designed and/or made right here in the mountains. Let's take a look at where you should head to hunt down these made-in-Whistler gifts.

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.

Insider’s Guide to a Whistler Family Ski Vacation

Ski vacations are perfect for building family memories together. Learn some tips and tricks for an effortless family vacation in Whistler.

Women on Top at the 2018 Whistler Film Festival

Featuring 11 world premieres, find out which films are a must-see at this year's Whistler Film Festival with movie buff contributor Feet Banks.

MasterChef Champ Thea VanHerwaarden Tackles Cornucopia

One of my favorite and most anticipated events is Cornucopia, happening November 8 - 18, 2018. Why? Well, if food, drink, local celebrity chefs, and signature parties aren’t enough, then the perfect fall weather, gorgeous scenery and luxurious accommodations should make any person put this event at the top of their list.
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