The whole purpose of the Whistler Insider is to give you, our reader, an idea of the wealth of adventures that await you should you join us up here in the mountains. One of the unique things about Whistler is that these experiences are incredibly varied; from thrilling, adrenaline-pumping adventures to activities that allow us to breathe in the serenity of the landscape that surrounds us.

We’re a group of Whistler-lovers, who have made this resort our home and want to share with you why we made that decision. The team is made up of people from all over the world, each with their own perspective on what makes these mountains their special place. We’ve gone through the seasons of 2021 and pulled out five of the most-read and / or commented on blog posts from over the year.

1. Why Whistler? Video Series

This 10-part video series asked a variety of Whistler locals the question – Why Whistler? It’s interesting to hear the different stories of how people came to Whistler, what made them stay, and what it is about Whistler that made it the place they want to call home. We started in the winter season of 2020/21, and then in the summer of 2021.

2. The Essentials: 5 Whistler Summer Must-Do Adventures

In this listicle post, our Insider, Feet Banks, manages to weave in a Harry Potter reference in the introduction. We don’t know if it was this touch of wizardry that made this one of the most popular posts of the year, or the simple fact that you all wanted some mountain adventures this summer!

People ride through white water rapids with Whistler Jet Boating.
Feeling the need for speed? PHOTO WHISTLER JET BOATING

3. 15 Things to Do in the Fall

We used to have this thing called a shoulder season when the resort slowed down between the summer and winter, but given that Whistler is an all-year-round resort that really doesn’t apply.

This listicle-style post features 15 ideas of what to do in Whistler in the fall, and it’s not even an exhaustive list. Take a look and see how many of these adventures you’ve been on and which ones you’ve yet to tackle.

4. 5 Reasons to Live, Work and Play in Whistler

Whistler is a destination that people dream about visiting and for some lucky people, myself included, when we wake up, the dream doesn’t end. We get to shred pow before work, use a gondola for our morning commute, hang out with people who understand the 20 centimetre rule, learn from a passionate community of likeminded, mountain explorers and weave the magnetic pull of the mountains into our own lives, in whatever form that takes.

Tempted to join us? Read on in 5 Reasons to Live, Work and Play in Whistler.

A group of skiers walk away from the Creekside Gondola in Whistler.
PHOTO BLAKE JORGENSON

5. Whistler’s Best Budget Bites

Adventuring does make one hungry, and Whistler’s food and drink scene is as diverse as the experiences you can have here. This foodie post was one of the most popular posts of this season, covering some of the top value places to go when your belly starts rumbling. Bon appètit!

Yummy tacos on display at La Cantina in Whistler.
Mexico in the mountains. PHOTO LA CANTINA

We hope you enjoy reading these as much as we loved creating them. If you haven’t been to Whistler, yet, then we hope that it’s on the cards for 2022.

Winter in Whistler offers great value when you Stay Longer, Save More with savings of up to 30%. If you are a BC or Washington Resident, be sure to check out Whistler Rewards for the best seasonal deals, including a $100 Whistler Dining Voucher when you stay 3 nights or more. If all this has you dreaming of Whistler, enter the Thrill Runs Deep contest to win an action-packed, six-night, winter getaway.

Author

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.