Insider Tips

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

Whistler Top 5 Summer On-Mountain Activities

Summer in Whistler is generally all about the lakes and forests, with a few hikes tossed in for good measure, but the same mountains that bring us good times all winter also have lots going on in the summer months. Check this list of the Top 5 On-Mountain Activities for Summer.

Whistler is Bear Country. Be Smart.

As summer rolls in The Insider reminds everyone to be Bear Aware. But check out this great footage of our local black bears courtesy of Brian Hockenstein Cinema.

Sightseeing in Whistler – A How-To Guide

Whistler is an extreme town. We definitely play much harder than we work. Sightseeing is not an extreme sport, however, so there's no reason to be intimidated by a chance to take in our wonderful scenery. To make things easier on everyone, here is a How-To Guide to Whistler Sightseeing...

Accessible Whistler – Life Rolls On

Whistler is an active, fast-moving town but that doesn't mean people with disabilities have to miss out on any of the fun. Guest blogger Norm DePlume reveals exactly how we roll up here in the mountains.

How to Tip – A Gratuity Guide to Whistler

Ever wonder how the customs of tipping and gratuities work in Whistler? Who gets what, how much and when? Its totally confusing and many locals don't even know the answers but this handy guide provides a good starting point.

A Guide to Sea to Sky Waterfalls

Waterfalls are both intense and relaxing at the same time. Call it the duality of nature if you like, we call it good clean fun for the whole family (plus a time-warp!) Check out this list of the Sea To Sky's best waterfalls.

Whistler Sabbatical – A Heli & A Blonde Rocket

The Whistler Sabbatical Project continues and the snow keeps falling as Lucky Luke and Tim ski the trees with born-and-raised Whistler girl and Olympic Skicross gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor then hop in a helicopter for some un-tracked perfection with guide John Furneaux.

WSSF- How to Festival

Whistler's World Ski & Snowboard Festival is the best "season-ender" party on the planet. Ten action-packed days of high-energy good times might seem difficult to navigate but The Insider makes it easy with this handy "how-to" guide. More partying, less standing around wondering what to do...

Drink, Dance, Repeat – A Whistler Nightlife Guide

Finally, an Inside scoop on what Whistler nightclubs are going off on what night. (hint- they all go off almost every night. Bring an extra liver...)

Heli-Skiing in Whistler, Better Than Ever

Nothing can prepare you for that very first helicopter ride. The noise, the floating sensation, the excitment of flight. It's amazing. And then you get dropped a top a seemingly endless world of untracked powder snow and the real fun begins...

Jumping Through Hoops— Whistler’s Fire & Ice

Whistler freeskier Mauro Nunez has been performing in the Fire & Ice show every winter weekend since 1999. The Insider gets him to reveal the secrets of the flame.
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