Though Scout is decidedly Vancouver-centric, we often venture north up the Sea To Sky highway for kicks. Whistler offers so much more than just the slopes its famous for. Hiking, eating, culture – each season reveals a new personality of the essential British Columbian experience, and we encourage our readers to get up there and explore. Check it out (again) as soon as you can, and let Scout be your guide…
THINGS WE’VE SEEN
THINGS TO CHECK OUT
THE CURRENT EXHIBITION AT THE AUDAIN GALLERY
TOURS OF WHISTLER BREWING COMPANY
GREAT STACKS TO BROWSE AT ARMCHAIR BOOKS
PLAYING “AVOID THE BEAR” ON THE 40KM WHISTLER VALLEY TRAIL
MASS CAVORTING AT THE CORNUCOPIA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
A LITTLE SNAKE RUN & MELLOW BOWL AT THE WHISTLER SKATEPARK
CALM CANOEING ON ALTA LAKE
2,500+ AUSTRALIANS WHO HAVE LEARNED HOW TO TIP
AN EXCELLENT FARMER’S MARKETS (SUNDAYS MAY-SEPTEMBER)
ESSENTIAL FOOD & DRINK
WHERE TO STAY
FASCINATING THINGS OF NOTE
– Bearfoot Bistro chef Melissa Craig won the country’s biggest cooking competition, the Canadian Culinary Championships, in 2008.
– The “Sea To Sky” highway from Horseshoe Bay to Whistler is considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world.
– Whistler was named after the call of the Hoary Marmot, North America’s largest (and loudest) ground squirrel.
– Australians make up a third of the workforce at Whistler Blackcomb.