How To

From how to wax your skis to Insider's Guides to our festivals and events, this is top-notch advice from locals.

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.

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!

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.

How To Plan And Pack For A Ski Trip To Whistler

Your ski trip to Whistler is booked, now it's time to pack your gear. Take the guesswork out of packing with this list of Whistler essentials.

Your Guide to Cornucopia 2018

There are over 90 food and drink events happening during the 11 days of the Whistler Cornucopia festival. This can be a little overwhelming at first glance, but we've got some handy guides that can help you navigate these incredible events.

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.

Insider’s Guide to Whistler’s Mountain Bike Trails: Lost Lake

In the third of a five-part series, local riders Hailey Elise and Ollie Jones check out the gentle ascents, friendly signage, and beginner to intermediate descents of Lost Lake, with plenty of photos to get you keen and suggested trails for beginners to experts.

Insider’s Guide to Alpine Hiking with Kids

The Whistler Insider has a few easy tips and tricks to adventuring in the mountains and visiting your favourite alpine spaces with kids in tow.
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