It’s a season switch up in Whistler!
Fall is here. It’s a season switch up in Whistler and the colours in and around the Village are absolutely breathtaking. Not to mention the excitement in the air as Whistler was treated to its first snowfall of the season. Fall is beautiful, and winter will be EPIC!
The time to plan your Whistler holiday is now. Here are some fun upcoming happenings to get those travel bug juices going…
-October 5th through 8th is the annual Turkey Sale where you can buy up all things ski and snowboard for the upcoming winter season.
-October 11th through 14th Whistler welcomes its Writers Festival featuring guest writers, readers and storytellers of all levels.
-Every Friday throughout October (5-7pm) you can indulge in a Whistler wine walk between various private and public art galleries excited to share their arts, eats and wines with you.
-October 12th through 14th the Fairmont Chateau hosts the ‘All About Me’ Women’s Weekend. A rejuvenating and inspiring women’s weekend retreat. Need we say more?
-October 13th is a big day for teams and individuals participating in the annual 50 Relay & Ultra! This 50 mile race is centred around the Village and scenic Valley Trail system. Be a runner or part of the cheering squad and join the excitement!
Furthermore, there are lots of Fall Hotel Packages available right now to tempt you.
And we’re already seeing snow along the Sea to Sky Corridor so BOOK your transportation with us for a safe, easy and enjoyable journey to and from the Resort.
Any questions? We can’t wait to hear from you. Contact us today.
Sea to Sky Gondola Private Day Tour
Check another summer item off your bucket list with a Sea to Sky Gondola private day tour.
Enjoy a beautiful drive along the Sea to Sky Corridor to Squamish, our outdoor adventure capital, to ride up the Sea to Sky Gondola for breathtaking views all around you and endless activities. Summer hours have arrived and they are now open later in the evenings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
With an amazing system of hiking trails and events such as a unique Backyard Seafood Boil experience, Mountain Music series highlighting multiple artists, and daily weekday yoga classes for all levels, it is the place to be! The suspension bridge is sure to impress while the surrounding mountains and endless sky tend to tap you on the shoulder in all directions.
You can either spend a fabulous day up the Sea to Sky and return back to Vancouver or it can be a stop on your adventures that continue on up to Whistler.
Vancouver Wedding Day Transfers for your Guests…
And she’s off! Looking beautiful as she embarks on her special day. Thank you for entrusting us with your wedding day transfers and sincere congrats to the happy couple!
It’s wedding season! Vancouver is such a beautiful host city for a wedding, and with so much to plan and remember leading up to the big day, let us take care of your wedding day transfers for your guests.
Depending on your group size from wedding party to large guest groups, we have Sedans, SUVs, Sprinter and Transit Vans, as well as Executive Minibuses to suit any group size.
From a Vancouver Hotel to the ceremony site and then off to photos around town or straight to the reception, we can customize your Vancouver wedding day transfers to reflect your preferred itinerary.
Contact us today so you can easily and confidently check that box on your wedding to-do list!
Vancouver Day Tour
It’s the perfect time of year to explore our beautiful city of Vancouver on a private Vancouver day tour!
Begin with a breathtaking drive around Stanley Park, the gem of our City, with visits to Prospect Point and the Totem Poles for great photo opportunities. Explore the heights and beauty of Capilano Suspension Bridge and/or the views that Grouse Mountain has to offer. Then feast your eyes on Robson Street, the shopping hub, and into historic and cultural Gastown and Chinatown. Finally, take in all the amazing local eats and treats at Granville Island Public Market, with its cobblestoned streets filled with shops, kiosks and live entertainment…delights for all the senses.
Additional sights could include Fly Over Canada with time to enjoy the views from Canada Place, the lovely Queen Elizabeth Gardens, or stop for ice cream in English Bay and touch your toes to the sand at its waterfront.
Private Sedans for just the two of you, SUVs for your group of up to 5, Sprinter Vans for parties of 6 to 11 and Minibuses for larger groups. We can set a flexible schedule for your day tour or you are welcome to customize it to best suit how you wish to explore Vancouver. Half day or full day options. Vancouver awaits you!
Welcome to the year of the DO…so do Whistler and let’s make some memories!
They are saying that consumers are more focussed now more than ever on what they DO rather than what they HAVE. We absolutely agree.
It’s becoming more about building on meaningful and memorable experiences rather than physical things. Whistler oozes with opportunity for this. With that said, here are some ideas to help you with your Whistler DO this year.
Winter Olympics 2018
Throw on your festive gear and head to the Village for a number of Olympic activities and events with live music, Olympic themed activities and Olympic Plaza broadcasts throughout the Winter Games.
Ice Kingdom Whistler
From now through March 31st, feast your eyes on the impressive 40,000 square feet of ice and snow sculptures inspired by the 300 year old Chinese tradition of gathering and creating beautiful sculptures out of ice and snow. Whistler Golf Course is hosting and will feature ice slides for children, interactive sculptures and brilliant light displays.
April 10th through 15th brings us the ever popular World Ski and Snowboard Festival! This snow and ski festival, coming into it’s 23rd year, celebrates all things Whistler. Ski races, big air competitions, live music and entertainment, and popular filmmaker showdown. Excitement to the extreme and not to be missed!
So we invite you to come to Whistler to build on or begin building your experiences and memories. DO Whistler with us!
Even more fresh winter Whistler powder is upon us this weekend.
It was forecasted, we heard it, we waxed our skis and boards, and we’re ready!
Powder days ahead for Whistler Blackcomb and it’s an exciting time to be in Resort with the upcoming events…
Jan 21st through 28th: Whistler Pride and Ski Festival.
Whistler is gearing up for a packed week of events including epic skiing, snowboarding, parties, social events and comedy gigs.
WSSF: April 10th through 15th.
We’re stoked with the announcement of a new partnership with Whistler Blackcomb and Gibbons Whistler to bring yet another World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Celebrating its 23rd year with the best in culture, art, music and of course immense and intense snow sports with big air competitions. They’re calling it a revitalization…bring it!
Family Après: Every Monday and Wednesday through March 28th.
Who doesn’t love a great après ski? Olympic Plaza in the Village is doing it up family style this season once again with music, lights, local entertainment, sweet eats and much more. Come out and enjoy the fun every Monday and Wednesday after you’ve had your fill on the hill.
Getting to Whistler.
Remember, Whistler has great in-Resort transfer and shuttle options available to you so leave your car at home and let us get you to Whistler safely, easily and comfortably.
It’s been big news recently that Vail Resorts has announced a massive $66 million gondola & lift upgrade to Whistler Blackcomb Mountains for the coming year. Way!
First of all, a new gondola on the Blackcomb side, in addition to lift upgrades will make both mountains even more accessible. So this will allow you to really maximize your time enjoying the slopes!
The new 10 passenger gondola that will replace the Wizard and Solar chairlifts at the base of Blackcomb will move a whopping 4,000 people every hour. This will out-do all others in North America in capacity.
In addition, and in terms of lift upgrades, the Family Zone’s Emerald Express will see a face-lift from a 4 passenger to a 6 passenger high speed. The 3 passenger Catskinner chair will be replaced by a 4 passenger high speed.
We know it’s difficult for anyone to think about anything else right now outside of easier and quicker access to Whistler Blackcomb mountain (get me up there now!!)… But for anyone thinking ahead to summer, part of the expansion and improvements includes upgrades to the bike park. This will involve a monumental addition of 21 km’s of biking terrain to Whistler Blackcomb’s already amazing mountain bike park.
Have Winter on the mind? Plunge into the wonder of Whistler winter activities! For you, we foresee lots of snow, fun, and hot cocoa cocoa…simply the perfect place for a holiday with family and friends. Here are some highlights…
Opening Day Winter Kick-off:
With Whistler Blackcomb opening day set for Nov 24th there is much to celebrate! Come out and enjoy live music, food, and firepits with your friends and family at the base level. This is an exciting kick-off as it’s only the beginning of what’s sure to be an epic winter of endless skiing and riding across both mountains.
Whistler Film Festival:
This truly awesome festival runs Nov 29th to Dec 3rd and will bring to life epic and original adventures on film. So enjoy an early season treat! A great way to get inspired for the upcoming winter and support these amazing film makers.
Holiday Season in Resort:
With its blanket of white, bright twinkling Resort lights, a bustling Village, and endless activities on and off the mountain for the whole family to enjoy, it’s the perfect place to be this coming winter holiday.
In addition to the unbeatable daily skiing and riding, there are weekly Fire and Ice Shows mountainside every Sunday evening, Skates with Santa at the Olympic Plaza, galas, winter parades, sledding, snowshoeing, fireworks, and so much more.
Check out the schedule and book your Whistler holiday today!
Whistler is a beautiful place to be at any time of year! We have been enjoying the vibrant colors of Fall and are growing increasingly excited about the upcoming season. We have snowriding, skiing and sledding on the brain now!
It is being projected that we’re potentially in for another very white winter and therefore another incredible season on the mountains.
Winter is upon us, and the time is now to book a Whistler getaway.
Your winter wonderland awaits, and here are some great to-do’s to include on your Whistler vacation list…
-Take in some breathtaking coastal viewpoints along the Sea to Sky Highway on route.
-Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola to an unforgettable view (in Squamish about half way there).
-Endless powder days on Whistler Blackcomb Mountains and of course the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to take you from one to the other
-Stroll the pedestrian cobblestone Village for great shopping, amazing eats or just to take in the great atmosphere of the Village.
-Walk the Village at night to take in the brilliant lights displayed throughout.
-A relaxing and peaceful day at the Scandinave Spa.
-Get your adrenaline going at the Whistler Sliding Centre.
-Enjoy a snow walk in the easily accessible Valley Trail system.
This is the year to be in Resort. Book today!
Fall Whistler Events
Fall is in full swing now in Whistler, and we’re even seeing the first signs of winter approaching.
Here are some activities and events happening in Resort this early season…
Oct 14th – Relay and 50 Mile Ultra: Participants will push themselves beyond the threshold as they take on a 50 mile running event around Whistler Village and its trail systems. Impressive!
Nov 9th – 19th – Cornucopia: It’s wine time! This colourful and flavourful food and wine festival is back in full swing to showcase the best in wines and culinary delights.
Nov 23rd – Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Opening Day 2017! Need we say more!?
Nov 29th – Dec 3rd – Whistler Film Festival: Film fans and filmmakers will gather for a festive cinematic exploration and celebration.