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Visiting Whistler

Perched north of Vancouver in the Coast Mountains, Whistler is often honored as the best ski area in North America thanks to outstanding facilities and vertical rises. You can even ski during the summer here, though golfing, hiking, fishing, and biking will compete for your time. Unless you’re an indoor enthusiast, of course, in which case it’s the shops of Whistler Village that will entice you.... Read More Perched north of Vancouver in the Coast Mountains, Whistler is often honored as the best ski area in North America thanks to outstanding facilities and vertical rises. You can even ski during the summer here, though golfing, hiking, fishing, and biking will compete for your time. Unless you’re an indoor enthusiast, of course, in which case it’s the shops of Whistler Village that will entice you.    Close

Stories and Tips Whistler

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Cariboo Prospector - Ride the Rails

Written by Barber E. Lane on 30 Oct, 2002

Just the name, Cariboo Prospector, fills one's mind with romance, with the clicking of the train over the tracks. While staying in Vancouver, choices to get to Whistler, about 2 hours away, were either to drive, take a tour on a bus, or ride…Read More


Whistler Basics: The Mountain, the Rental, the Condo

Written by Truly Malin on 01 Apr, 2002

A Tale of Two Mountains Once upon a time (that'd be the early '70s), Whistler and Blackcomb were two competing ski resorts. Thank heavens for the free markets! In their haste to out-do each other, the two resorts kept adding bigger, better, and higher lifts and…Read More


Wine-Soaked Woman in the Okanagan Valley

Written by Truly Malin on 01 Apr, 2002

The Okanagan is O.K.! I couldn't resist that corny title. Please forgive me, it was the wine speaking! Okanagan is an up-and-coming wine region, a long meandering valley in British Columbia that flanks the Okanagan Lake. The presence of the lake helps smooth out chilly…Read More


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Art and Legend: a Northwest Coast Primer

Written by Truly Malin on 01 Apr, 2002

On an earlier trip to British Columbia, somewhere between Victoria and Vancouver, my husband and I fell in love with the work of Northwestern native artists. Every subsequent trip North has included a search for reputable stores and galleries that carry carvings and serigraphs, particularly…Read More


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Drinking and Dining on the Mountain(s)

Written by Truly Malin on 01 Apr, 2002

With only three days to ski the vast offerings of the Whistler-Blackcomb extravaganza of trails, we didn't have the luxury of planning our runs to end up at the best restaurant on the hill at precisely 11:45am. Instead, we let fate and timing guide…Read More


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From Bottom to Top and Back Again

Written by Truly Malin on 01 Apr, 2002

The tall, needled spires of mountain hemlocks seem the size of toothpicks next to vast, immaculate glacial bowls. Ski and snowboarders co-exist peacefully, taking turns getting tissues at the "sniffle stations" and wending in and out of trailside glades or through nubbly fields of moguls.…Read More


Did you hear about the bear in the Cigar Store?

Written by Haruyo on 10 Mar, 2004

Take a leisurely 2-hour drive from Vancouver to Whistler and enjoy the picturesque scenery as you travel northwards from the city. You will probably go cross the Lion’s Gate Bridge over the Burrard Inlet. Keep a lookout along the route, far out in…Read More


Shopping in Whistler

Written by bebetx03 on 28 Mar, 2005

For a ski town, Whistler has wonderful stores where all the employees enjoy their jobs. For both gals and guys, check out lululemon. This is a yoga store that sells yoga attire and other things. If you do not do yoga, you should check it…Read More


Gay/Lesbian Activities

Written by fastercuddles on 04 May, 2004

Believe it or not, Whistler has a large gay/lesbian scene! I made this trip with my boyfriend and I felt completely comfortable showing affection. There are also several activities that took place during the time we were at Whistler. The crowd was more sporty homosexuals…Read More


Fabulous Whistler!

Written by Gypsy3 on 28 Mar, 2004

If you want to see some snow, I promise that it will still be there in August! Take the ski lift up as far as you can and hike around. Be prepared for a glaring sun as well as snow at the highest altitudes. Dress…Read More


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