Insider Tips

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

Blake Jorgenson- Photography Tips from a Pro!

Blake Jorgenson is a multi-award-winning Whistler photographer who's shot with all the big-name pros for all the big-game companies and publications. This week he's giving back to all the amateur photographers out there with a couple tips on how to shoot better photos in the mountains. Thanks Blake.

Whistler Skiing Secrets – 7 Top Spots and Stashes

Peter Smart skis powder for a living and for the past 16 years he has been showing others how to do the same. The Whistler Insider catches up with the founder of Extremely Canadian and gets the scoop on some of Peter's favourite spots.

Whistler Film Festival – 7 Flicks Not To Miss

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.)

Bizarre Bazaar & Six Made-In-Whistler Gift Ideas

Relieve some of that holiday-shopping pain and support local entrepreneurs at the Bizarre Bazaar, Whistler’s original artisan’s market.

The Inside Scoop on Heli-Skiing in Whistler

Heli-Skiing and Heli-Boarding are a must-do for any serious deep snow lover. To make the decision to fly that much easier on you The Whistler Insider presents “Five Things You Didn’t Know About Heli-Skiing” as well as a nifty video with guide/mountaineer John Furneaux.

Best Board for Whistler – Rocker or Camber?

Whistler offers every kind of terrain so the Insider asks, “Is there a perfect board shape for ripping these mountains?” The answer is, “You betcha!”

What to Wear for a Day on Whistler Blackcomb

Find out what's new for the winter 2011/12 season as our in-house gear "enthusiast", Graeme Leathem asks local expert Deanne Gale the big question of; “What to wear for a day on Whistler Blackcomb, or more importantly, what not to wear?”.

Best Places to Change a Dirty Diaper

Whistler's dirtiest secrets are revealed by an Insider who discovered that all his local knowledge amounted to naught when he couldn't find a place to change his new daughter's diaper, pronto. A tour of Whistler's dark side reveals some very nice places to survive a Poo–mageddon.

Rockin’ in the Free World of Whistler Olympic Plaza

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.

Function Junction, where art meets industry

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.

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.
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