If you take one of our Peak 2 Peak Combo Tours during the summer months then you may spot a hoary marmot - the vocal ground squirrel that our town owes its name to. Up until the summer of 1965, Whistler Mountain was known as London Mountain because of the heavy fog that some of us locals are all too familiar with. When London's fog turned into a dangerous and deadly smog it became a negative association so the town was ready for a change.
It's almost time to celebrate Canada's 151st anniversary on July 1st, 2018! There's a whole calendar packed with activities in Whistler to help you enjoy some of our nation's greatest wonders. Not sure where to start? Make the most out of your long weekend by experiencing what it's like to be Canadian with all five of your senses:
Winter and Summer are known locally as "peak season" since they draw the largest crowds from abroad who come to enjoy Whistler and all of Whistler's amazing outdoor recreational activities. Meanwhile, Spring gets overlooked by newcomers but is a prized time of the year by those who have experienced it before... This hidden gem of a season is really the perfect time to experience everything Whistler has to offer, with a few added bonuses as well! Here are a few reasons why we love Spring so much:
Whether you're coming to Whistler for a Stag or Stagette, a birthday party, school trip, corporate retreat, or maybe even a big family reunion, you'll want to make the most out of your time here and take advantage of these awesome group activities:
You may be lucky to spot this remarkable bird in the alpine on Whistler or Blackcomb during one of our Peak 2 Peak Combo Tours. Or perhaps you noticed the oddly named street (Ptarmigan Place) in town or the ski run (Ptarmigan) on Whistler mountain. In this feature we'd like to introduce you to the smallest ptarmigan in North America, and one of our local residents, the White-tailed Ptarmigan.
It's almost time to wrap up 2017 and start a brand New Year! Have you started thinking about your Resolutions for 2018? Some of the best ones you can have will affect yourself AND the planet for the better. With a few small adjustments, you'll be on your way to making the planet a much happier, healthier, and GREENER place.