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New Whistler Insider Editor Tells All

From his early days in Whistler to the secrets of life in the mountains, The Whistler Insider’s new editor, Feet Banks tells all …

Whistler Halloween is a Howling Good Time

The year is 1984. I am seven years old and clutching a pillow case. I have way too much make-up on and the sweat beading on my forehead has started to make it run. Feverishly I scan the row of houses to see if any lights are still on. There! Four houses down and on the right, I spot them – burning yellow eyes. I run.

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.

Long live the Fun-and-Games

Athletes have always been drawn to Whistler, but the emphasis, post-Olympics, as the resort hosts more multisport events, competitions and challenges, turns out to be less about the medal tally and more on the fun-and-Games, as one Whistler Insider discovered during the 2011 North America Outgames.

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.

Head for the Hills – Whistler’s Best Alpine Hikes

RISE UP. The most accessible alpine in the Northwest awaits. Bike it. Hike it. Hitch a gondola ride. But don't linger in the valley when you can stand on the shoulders of giants. Our Whistler Insider rounds up her favourite three alpine hikes to tick this summer.

Take Your Feasting to the Farm

Wanted: one white linen tablecloth. 100 feet long. Whistler Insider, and grown-up farm-kid, Mary Zinck, likes to take her produce in the great outdoors, fresh from the farm, direct from the hands of grower, passing momentarily through the outdoor kitchen of award-winning Whistler chefs. That's why she's dreaming of long tables in the field.

Cocktail Hour with Whistler’s best mixologists

Summer is here. The views are sweet. The patios are humming. Now you just need a signature beverage… Whistler Insider and self-confessed foodie Mary Zinck takes one for the team in order to research the best house cocktails of the season.

A Singing Pass to free concerts

With the Grand Opening of Whistler Olympic Plaza, the best new outdoor concert venue in BC, Whistler's Summer of Sound hits PLAY. Free concerts, every weekend in August, boost the case made by conductor and bandleader Jeff Maskell that music-lovers have a pretty good gig in Whistler. Now everyone has a Singing Pass.
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