Travel Tips

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

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!”

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.

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.

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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