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Exploring the Best Dog-Friendly Activities in Whistler

Whistler is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and that includes dog owners! Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Whistler offers a variety of activities to enjoy with your furry friend. From hiking and camping to dog-friendly restaurants and parks, there’s no shortage of fun for you and your dog in Whistler.

Best Snowshoeing in Whistler

Enjoy the beauty of Whistler, BC with trails suitable for all levels, be sure to keep your eyes open for local wildlife while exploring!

Whistler In February

It doesn’t get much better than February in Whistler! Here are all the awesome things to do in Whistler to make sure you have lots of fun this month.

A Whistler Winter Adventure

This holiday season, why not create memories with your loved ones instead of giving them something that will collect dust and take up space?

Are You Ready for the Ski Season?

Winter is finally here! You know those times you sat inside staring out at the torrential downpour, and the only consolation was the hope that if it was raining outside, it must be snowing on the mountains?

Staying Cool on the Local Rivers

Whistler’s Rivers There are many ways to travel in Whistler – bike, skateboard, run, swim – but one of the most satisfying and perspective changing is by waterway. Whether you are leisurely floating down a picturesque mountain stream or rafting down rivers fueled by glacial meltwater, the Whistler area’s rivers offer both adventure and a […]

Summer Fun at the Whistler Farmers’ Market

The Whistler Farmers’ Market is a great summer tradition for locals and visitors alike. Located in the Upper Village, at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the market offers fun for the whole family. Listen to live music while browsing goods from over 90 vendors selling local produce, artisan crafts and prepared food. Whether you’re looking for […]

From Hard Tails to Heli-Drops: The Evolution of Biking in Whistler

The Whistler bike park? What’s that? It’s hard to imagine someone saying that these days, when Whistler is internationally recognized as a mecca for mountain biking with over 200 kilometers of bike park trails and countless kilometers of cross country. But it took awhile to get here. When settlers first started arriving in Whistler, the […]

Top 6 Whistler Hikes

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get your hiking shoes on and head out on adventures. Whistler is filled with some of the best hiking trails around. Here is our guide to summer hiking and which ones you won’t want to miss. Wedgemount Lake Not for the faint-hearted, the Wedgemount Lake hike […]

Why May Is The Ultimate Month

May in Whistler is the ultimate month. You can enjoy an array of fun activities from golf to skiing to seeing a bear. Here is how you can keep yourself entertained this month. Weather While April may bring with it showers, May is the time the sun comes to shine. You can lavish in average […]

The Most Adventurous Activities In Whistler

Is gnarly your middle name? Do you only like to do things that have an element of danger to them? Do you look before you leap? If you answered yes to any of the above, we get it. You like adrenaline. Lucky for you, if you’re traveling to Whistler this year, you’re coming to the right […]

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

In addition to world-class winter and summer sports, Whistler is home to a number of award-winning cultural experiences as well. One of such is the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The Squamish and Lil’wat Nations were among the first to occupy the land from North Vancouver to past Pemberton. The centre was built by these First Nations […]

25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Adventure

Maybe life has just gotten in the way or perhaps you’re stuck in a rut. It happens. We all need a little motivation sometimes and often, it’s as simple as reading a quote. Perhaps that’s all you will need to get out of your comfort zone, start exploring and live the adventurous life that you […]

Guide To Spring Skiing

Spring is the perfect time to come to Whistler. The evenings are longer, the temperatures are milder and yes the snow is still awesome! Here is our guide to spring skiing, and why you want to ski Whistler at this time of year. Start Later You can enjoy a nice late start and still get […]

Where You Should Go Dancing In Whistler

It doesn’t have to be a Friday or Saturday night for that matter to go out on the town in Whistler. There is an exciting night life every day of the week, and it can take you from après until the early hours of the morning if you have the energy for it. But what […]

Whistler’s Lingo

Whistler is only located 2 hours away from Vancouver but that doesn’t stop it from having its own language! We wish we could say that it’s because of the transient nature of the town or foreign influence but in reality, we just had to come up with terms that described our daily life in the […]

Whistler Village Beer Festival

The Whistler Village Beer Festival is here! Beer lovers have been waiting all year for the return of this tasty festival, and this year, it’s bigger than ever. Running for a total of 7 days, the festival offers a full-on schedule of activities and events for beer enthusiasts to enjoy.  The festival runs from September […]

Best Events for Spectators at Crankworx Whistler

One of the most exciting events of the year is taking place right now! Crankworx Whistler is the ultimate celebration of all things mountain biking. Bringing together the world’s top mountain bike athletes, Crankworx Whistler is a 10-day festival jam-packed with fun events.  But the fun isn’t reserved just for bikers — the festival offers […]

Best Events at The World Ski and Snowboard Festival

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is one of the highlights of the winter calendar. Showcasing the best of Whistler with sports, arts and free live music, this event is one you won’t want to miss out on. Sports Watch some of the best winter athletes on the globe demonstrate their skills on snow. […]

Whistler’s Newest Adventure, Sweat Not Included

Picture this: you are pedaling up a hill, sweating more than you thought was possible as you slog up singletrack at a 40 degree angle in the summer heat. You know the good part (where you get to go downhill) is worth the hard work so you put your head down and grind for all […]

50 Things To Do In Whistler This Month

We are heading into March, one of Whistler’s best-kept secrets. March typically has blue skies, warmer temperatures and above average snowfall, making it an ideal time to be in the mountains. As usual, there is always more to do than just ski but early spring brings even more to the table. Think patios, hiking, and […]

Best Hot Chocolate In Whistler

After a cold day, there is nothing that warms you up quite like a piping cup of hot chocolate. Since Whistler is so famous for its winters, it is only fitting that there are numerous places that offer a drink that screams cozy! We at Whistler Adventure Passport have taken it upon ourselves to sample […]

10 Adventure New Year’s Resolutions You Should Keep

It’s the beginning of a new year and the opportunity to start fresh! This doesn’t mean you need to overhaul your whole life but it is a great opportunity to work on what’s important to you! Travel is often included on a New Year’s resolution list but as with many goals, it’s importance falls to […]

24 hours in Whistler

If you have ever been in Whistler, you will know that 24 hours just isn’t enough. The seemingly unlimited terrain, picturesque village, and endless activities could keep anyone busy for weeks! But if 24 hours is all you have, we can help you make the most of your time! Here is how to maximize 24 hours in […]

The Most Unique Activities to Experience Off the Slopes This Season

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or visiting Whistler for the first time, the mountain offers far more than just world class skiable terrain. Whistler boasts some of the most unique outdoor adventures in the world, not to mention world-famous apres, five-star dining, spas, shopping, and legendary nightlife. We assure you there’s plenty of activities to […]

Year-Round Activities in Whistler

It’s no secret that Whistler is well known for being a town filled with seasonal activities- skiing, hiking, and biking are just to name a few. But what activities can you do year round?  With your Whistler Adventure Passport, there is a year’s worth of fun-filled things to do. We’ve gathered a few of the […]

Crankworx Insta Highlights

Crankworx 2016 was one of the best yet with record breaking attendance, challenging courses, and unforgettable biking. The sun was out for the whole ten days and the village atmosphere carried the buzz of excitement and adrenaline. Many records were created and many athletes challenged what we know as the norm on a bicycle. The […]

The Sea To Sky Highway

Maybe you are travelling from the airport or perhaps, you have designated time to experience the Sea to Sky Highway. Either way, the natural, wild, beauty this section of highway holds will blow your mind. It is littered with history and is known as one of the most stunning sections of road in the world. Discover […]

Whistler on A Budget

Whistler is full of ways to spend money; activities, tickets, food and lodging all come at a cost. When visiting this mountain town, there is no need to sell off all the worldly possessions you own to meet your travel dreams- just a realistic budget. Budgeting your travel costs can help you be prepared and let […]

Sea To Sky Corridor Activities

The sea to sky corridor is home to adventures of all sorts. The close proximity and surrounding wilderness allows for you to experience many activities in a short span and not just in Whistler. Through experiencing the surrounding area such as Squamish, Callaghan Valley and Pemberton, you can really get a feel for what life […]

A Day In Whistler Bike Park

There is so much to do in Whistler during the summer months and the Whistler Bike Park should be on your list! When you see all the hustle and bustle surrounding the bottom of the chair, you will want to be part of it! Nervous? Don’t stress, we’ve got the lowdown on how to make […]

Where the Locals Eat in Whistler

Whistler locals are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining. There are over 100 places to grab a bite in Whistler and whether you are vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, raw or dairy-free there is a multitude of dining options on the menu. So where do the locals go to eat? I guess it depends […]

How To Spend A Girl’s Weekend in Whistler

If you’re planning a bachelorette party, birthday, or relaxing getaway and it involves a group of girls Whistler is the place to be. For years women from around BC (and the world for that matter) have gathered in Whistler to celebrate their achievements, milestones and special moments. From a four season outdoor playground to world-class […]

12 #WSSF Highlights Through The Eyes Of Instagrammers

It came it went, we skied, we rode, we danced, we partied and we shared on social media the highlights of the 2016 World Ski and Snowboard Festival. A world-class festival to top off an epic season at Whistler Blackcomb here are 12 Festival Highlights from #WSSF this year. Chromeo’s set on the last Saturday […]

A Simple Guide to Dressing for Spring in Whistler

Spring is an awkward time of year in the fashion department. Too early for sandals, but too late for boots. Try wearing shorts and you’ll likely freeze your knee caps off if the wind picks up or temperature takes a sudden dip. Our bodies are pale and pasty from the winter and for some of […]

Why You Need to Get Excited About Spring NOW

Photo: Tourism Whistler/ Mike Crane The weather has heated up and the sunshine has firmly established its presence in Whistler. The increased sunlight hours lend way to longer days on the mountain, epic patios sessions, and the rejuvenation of the natural world around us. As the snow begins to melt, the animals wake up from […]

4 Ways to Rest Your Sore Muscles in Whistler

There are over a hundred ways to put your body to the test in Whistler. Every season offers a multitude of experiences to test yourself physically and mentally. It’s important to take time to properly recover and honour these bodies that carry us from the tops of mountains to the depths of forests and everywhere […]

5 Types of Whistler Locals

Whistler is truly a unique spot, and those lucky enough to call it home are blessed with four seasons of action packed adventure, breath-taking scenery and a world-class town that attracts over two million visitors each year (yet somehow remains tight knit). The locals in Whistler are just as diverse as the activities and adventures […]

4 Ways to Experience Whistler by Air

From stunning glacier landscapes, old growth forests and expansive valleys between- Whistler is a spectacular place to explore from the air. Shifting your perspective by heightening your vantage point can lead to incredible experiences and unforgettable memories. You probably have seen Whistler by foot, ski and board, so why not take your exploration to new […]

5 Ways To Explore Whistler’s Back-Country

Break away from the crowds, free yourself from lift-lines and step into Whistler’s Back-Country. Imagine the feeling of hundreds and thousands of acres of wilderness sprawling before you. Whistler’s Back-Country is high alpine terrain featuring glaciers, frozen lakes, rivers, bowls and gladed valleys all ready to be explored. With some of the most abundant snow […]

New Year’s Eve 2016: What’s On in Whistler

Whistler for NYE is a no brainer. What better way to start the New Year then skiing or shredding down some epic lines at North America’s best ski resort? Each year Whistler hosts some of the greatest New Year’s Eve parties in the world and the best part is, there is something for everyone. Families, […]

Your Guide to Christmas in Whistler

Spending Christmas in Whistler is the next best thing to spending it in the North Pole. Think back to your fantasies of a white Christmas and they will closely resemble that of Whistler, BC. A blanket of snow covering the ground with soft white flakes drifting from the sky. Twinkling colourful lights hung on buildings and […]

Blackcomb and Peak 2 Peak Are Now Open!

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB TO OPEN BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN AND THE PEAK 2 PEAK GONDOLA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26 Peak Chair On Whistler Mountain To Open November 27 Whistler Blackcomb will complete the kick off to its 50th anniversary season when Blackcomb Mountain opens for skiing and snowboarding on Thursday, November 26. In addition to the PEAK 2 PEAK […]

7 Whistler Activities To Try This Winter (Besides Skiing)

So you’re planning a winter holiday to Whistler Blackcomb and are looking for things to do apart from the obvious (skiing and snowboarding). Lucky for you there are loads of winter activities in Whistler for you to choose from. Here at Whistler Adventure Passport we want you to get the most out of your time […]

Ullr: Who the heck is he and why should I pray to him?

The ancient god of snow Ullr has been worshiped by skiers from around the world but how much do we really know about him? If you’ve just arrived in Whistler and haven’t introduced yourself to Ullr- now is the time. The enigmatic God of Snow is the go-to guy when it comes to praying for […]

Your Unofficial Guide to Whistler’s Cornucopia

Cor·nu·co·pi·a noun – an abundant supply of good things of a specified kind. Yes, good things are coming to Whistler this November. If you like food and wine, make sure to mark November 5th– 15th in your calendar- Whistler will be hosting top notch Chefs, Wine-Makers and Foodies from around the World for its annual […]

A Scandinavian Bath Experience in Whistler

If you are seeking ultimate relaxation and bliss, make sure to check out Scandinave Spa in Whistler. The Nordic inspired spa features a collection of thermal baths, cold plunge pools, a eucalyptus steam room, a Finnish sauna and relaxation areas designed to detoxify your body, lift your spirits and quiet your mind. I recently enjoyed […]

Five Awesome Autumn Activities in Whistler

For those of you who have been lucky enough to spend time in Whistler between September-December you will know that Whistler’s ‘off-season’ has heaps to offer without the crowds. After Labour Day long weekend and until the winter season begins at the end of November a mellow atmosphere overcomes Whistler which is a nice change […]

Eating And Drinking Your Way Around Whistler

So you are planning a trip to Whistler and want to know the best places to eat, drink and have fun? Whistler has a great array of restaurants, pubs, clubs and festivals for all tastes and styles. Whistler restaurants range from casual pubs, hip cafes and coffee shops, and world-class fine dining restaurants. The drinking […]

What’s new in Whistler for 2015/16

It is no surprise that Whistler has once again been named the #1 Ski Resort in North America by Ski Magazine. Whistler is a mecca for everything outdoors and is consistently updating and upgrading its services and infrastructure to deliver a world class experience to its guests year-round. This summer the resort town saw the […]

7 Things You (probably) Don’t Know About Whistler

There are many well-known facts about Whistler that you have probably read about in a guidebook or heard rattled off by the media or someone you know. It is accepted truth that Whistler has over 200 runs, 99 acres of Terrain Park, and an elevation is 2181m. How could we miss the fact that Whistler […]

Whistler Zip Line Adventure

Want to check out Whistler from the treetops? Glide through the forest and over rivers valleys with Ziptrek Eco Tours. Can you imagine what it feels like to descend thirty stories on a zip line? The newest 2400ft long zip line guarantees a heart pounding good time!

Whistler Rafting Adventures

If you are more of a “do-er” than a “viewer” this is the right trip for you. Don’t get us wrong, you will have plenty of amazing views, you’ll just have to enjoy them in-between rapids.

Whistler Restaurant Deals

If you find yourself visiting or living in Whistler, there is a good chance you are here because you love the outdoors and adventure. Whether that describes you perfectly, or is far from it, there is something we can all agree on. Food.