Insider Tips

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

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.

Best Places to Grill and Picnic in Whistler

Where there's smoke, there's BBQ. The Insider dishes on the hottest spots in Whistler to grill your own and master the ancient art of the outdoor picnic and feast.

Whistler’s Top 10 Cheap Eats

Frugal and foodie DO go together. The Whistler Insider sniffs out Whistler’s best summer eateries to satisfy both flavour-hunters and deal-seekers, so you can fuel your adventures at the friendliest prices.

A Guide to Whistler Ice Cream

Ice cream, gelato, sorbet, frozen yogurt...any way you serve it summer is all about a nice refreshingly cold treat. Here's a list of all the best spots in Whistler to chill out and cool down your tastebuds.
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