Through Your Eyes: Whistler During Lockdown

A woman enjoys the mountain views on a hike in Whistler.

Through Your Eyes: Whistler During Lockdown

The best views come after the hardest climbs, and this “climb” has been a toughie. In the middle of March, Whistler shifted into a lockdown state, much like most of the world. As a town built on tourism that usually welcomes thousands of visitors in the spring for late-season skiing and the start of the mountain bike season, it’s been hard to look out over empty runs, trails, strolls and patios. They seemed like a tease on one hand, but also a reason to hold the line so that we can get back to them as soon as it’s safe.

Although many things changed in the last few months, Mother Nature stayed constant. Daffodils and crocuses started to poke through the cold ground, bears came out of hibernation and the sun helped to raise the snow line and uncover our precious trails. Many of us adjusted to a slightly slower pace of life and got to witness these things with a new level of appreciation.

A lot of these experiences were captured on camera and shared on social media. We’ve pulled together a highlight of these posts to showcase what life has been like in Whistler over the past couple of months. Thank you to the people who tagged #OnlyInWhistler and shared their thoughts, images and strength with us all over this time.

Finding a Way Through the Clouds

Seeking Open Spaces

Spending Time With Loved Ones

Weathering the Storm

Loving Spring Colours

Getting Outside

Welcoming the Bears

Braving a Cold Dip

Finding Beauty

Exploring Home

Making Cocktails

Taking in Views

Tackling Trails

Taking Time Over Morning Coffee

Singing With Backyard Birdies

Making Art

Enjoying Sunsets

Reflecting on the Future

Patiently Waiting

Getting a Dose of Culture

Paddling Forward

Becoming Bakers

Powering Through

Watching the Mist Rise

Creating New Paths

We’re dreaming of a time when Whistler’s Village Stroll is filled with people, bikers are sending it in the park, hikers are reaching our peaks and patios are buzzing with people sharing their après celebrations. Until then, know that the mountains are waiting for you and that we’ll see you soon.

Like you, we’re passionate about exploring Whistler, but now is still not the time to travel. Please stay home and follow the advice of health authorities to keep yourself and others safe. We’re so close, hang in there. 

Dee Raffo

Dee Raffo

You can often find Dee exploring all Whistler has to offer with her three-kid tribe in tow. Originally from the UK, Dee enjoys balancing out high-thrills adventures with down-time basking in the beauty of the wonderful place she now calls home.

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