The Local’s List: March 2018

The Local’s List: March 2018

 A guide to what’s up, what’s new and what’s on in Whistler this month.

Hello, March…what’s happening in Whistler in the next little while? Change is the theme this month as winter gives way to spring, the clocks change and the days lengthen…

Adventures in Nature

Hold Up…Enough with Winter Already!

Forgive us, we Whistlerites can’t help being stoked on winter – it’s just in our nature. But for those who are looking forward to less snow, more sun…there’s bright days ahead!

More March Activities

  • Keep the golden moments from the 2018 Winter and Paralympic Games moving and try an Olympic sport right here in Whistler. The Whistler Sliding Centre is offering a ‘Youth Slide Free’ with paying adult deal all March for the public bobsleigh program – give them a call at 604-904-0400 for details.
  • Check out this Insider’s guide to winter family fun for all the activities you just can’t do once the snow melts.
  • Drop in and enjoy Krafty Kids at the Maury Young Arts Centre on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 for just a $5 drop in fee. Ages 4 – 13.
  • Last month for Fresh Tracks tickets! Get the jump on lift lines, early groomer or pow laps and some bacon into the bargain.
  • We’re making sure the pooch also gets a chance to play in the snow before it disappears – here’s a dog-friendly fun day at Whistler Olympic Park (March 10) just for you and your best four-legged friend.

Flavours of the Month

  • NEW – We’re checking out the Firehouse Lounge at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, supported by Mount Gay Rum – think rum cocktails by the fire, s’mores and a relaxed, luxurious apres atmosphere
  • Learn more about the brewing process with tours at The BrewHouse near Whistler Olympic Plaza from 3 PM Thursday and Sunday – or at Whistler Brewing Co. (under a new brewmaster) in Function Junction from Tuesday to Sunday, bookings recommended.
  • We’re popping along to the Parallel 49/Vancouver Island Brewing tap takeover at The Fitzsimmons Pub (aka The Fitz), in support of WAG, our local animal shelter.
  • We’re keeping our energy levels up on the March pow days with crêpes, delicious burritos, fresh made sandwiches and pies – all in the Main Street Area.
  • If you are one of those mad people who enjoy ice cream in winter (don’t laugh, ice cream cones are a common sight on the Village Stroll year-round), Cow’s Whistler is always open for business. Just look for the life-size cow.
  • Delectable desserts from Fifi’s in the Upper Village

Retail Therapy

Arts, Culture and Mind Expanding Moments

  • The Olympics are far from over! We’ll be keeping an eye on our Winter Games athletes by watching the Paralympic events during March.
  • We’re checking out Figure Drawing, just one of the arts related activities and classes on at the Maury Young Arts Centre each week
  • We’re grabbing a copy of Mountain Life Magazine (Coast Mountains) to read with our coffee – featuring ladies only from the Sea to Sky and beyond, just in time for International Women’s Day

Events this Month

March is the last chance to catch Ice Kingdom, Family Après and the Fire & Ice Show in Skier’s Plaza

March 9: Women in the Backcountry with Abby Cooper (check out her Insider post on the Journeyman Lodge here)

March 1: Moonlit Snowshoe with Canadian Wilderness Adventures

March 8: International Women’s Day – Local musicians playing and a chance to win a guitar signed by Jann Arden at Arts Whistler.

March 8 and 9: The Telus Winter Classic Fundraiser

March 17 – St Patrick’s Day! Check out the live entertainment at the Whistler Public Library, the St Patrick’s Day Sprint at Whistler Olympic Park and of course the Dubh Linn Gate Irish pub (although we suspect a few of Whistler’s pubs and bars will be fairly lively).

March 8 – 18 – The 2018 Winter Paralympics! Go Canada!!

March 31 – The 21st Annual Showcase Showdown

Plus plenty more, all here in our event calendar…

Don’t Forget…

  • The clocks in British Columbia will spring forward March 11 2018 – don’t forget!
  • Rock scaling happening in the evenings through March at Porteau Cove – plan you trip accordingly and check out the Highway 99 road conditions and webcams before you go.
  • To start planning your fitness challenges for the year. Check out Whistler’s signature events and the events on our running page for ideas.
  • There’s always lots going on here – learn how to discover the Whistler you DON’T know.

Well, there you are – a list with the flavours of the month in Whistler. There’s a ton more to discover so don’t limit yourself, get out there and giv’r.