Travel Tips

Get from suitcase to slopes in record time with our travel tips and planning advice.

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Whistler-Style

As "Santa Day" approaches The Insider counts down the twelve days of Christmas with fun and adventurous Whistler activities for the whole family. Plus, a new last minute gift idea each day. Happy Holidays!

Free is Key. Whistler Family Fun

Ice skating is a quintessential Canadian activity. This winter Whistler offers free skating daily at the Whistler Olympic Plaza starting December 20. Plus the Whistler Holiday Experience fires up December 21, also free. Family fun has never been easier.

Whistler’s Autumn Ways to the Top

As winter approaches the ski lifts stop running but there are still a few options left for getting to the tops of the the mountains and touching snow. Fall is 4x4 season.

Whistler in Autumn: Top Ten Things To Do

Autumn is the mellowest time of year in Whistler but that doesn't mean there's nothing happening. The Insider presents our exclusive top ten list of cool stuff to do before the snow falls.

A Guide to Whistler Ski & Snowboard Premieres

Snow in the mountains means winter on our minds. It also means it's time to check out this year's batch of ski and snowboard movies.

Whister Winter Anticipation Saves You Money

Yes, Its sunny and warm outside but here at the Insider we are starting to think about snow. And about saving you some money if you want to start thinking about snow too. Warning, this is a sales pitch, but it's a pretty damn good one.

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.

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.

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.

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!”
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