Insider Tips

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

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.

10 Reasons Your Dog Wants to Come to Whistler this Summer

Ever wondered what your dog is dreaming about when he's twitching happily in his sleep? How about Whistler trail runs, belly-soaks, off-leash beaches, home-made organic treats, black tie dinners, pet-sitters and concierges who remember his name. This week's Insider gives a two-paws-up to Whistler as a dog-friendly getaway catering to the R&R needs of blended (canine human) families.

Best Places to Feed a Family – Cheap Eats for Tribes of Three or More

All-in for under $50 for a family of four? No problems.

Best Places in Whistler to Spot a Bear

Most of us have been sleeping with bears forever, so it's a thrill to see one in the wild. But 500 pounds of muscle and claw doesn't make for a good bedmate, playmate, or photo-shoot model, if you're too close. The Insider reveals the worst and the best places to spot a black bear, or three, in Whistler.

How To Build a Whistler Inukshuk

Traditionally found in the far north, the Inukshuk is fast becoming a Whistler icon. Learn the history and how to build your own.

Monkey Around – a Playground Round-up

Free fun for kids means enhanced sanity for parents. When the little people start bouncing off the walls, take a tour of Whistler's best jungle gyms, with this Insider's round-up of the Playground scene geared at keeping you grounded.
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