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Your Winter Adventures Await: 10 Must-Try Family Friendly Activities In Whistler

From ice skating to bungee jumping, Whistler Blackcomb has activities for everyone. And whatever you choose during your stay, you’re guaranteed to leave with priceless memories and stories. Now let’s explore some of the family-friendly winter activities you can plan for this season.   Snowshoeing     It’s more strenuous than hiking, but slower paced and more relaxed than skiing or snowboarding. Snowshoeing is a great activity for the whole...

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RBC GranFondo Whistler Weekend

RBC GranFondo Whistler Weekend

The second RBC GranFondo Whistler will be taking placeon Saturday September 10th. This epic 122 kmbike ride from Vancouver to Whistler will bring more than 7,000riders plus their families and fans to Whistler and the area.

This is going to be an incredible weekend in Whistlerwith lots happening, including a free performance by54-40! As part of the Whistler Presents summer concertseries there will be free concerts and entertainment at theWhistler Olympic Plaza to celebrate the GranFondo weekend!

Friday evening live music and outdoormovie

On Friday September 9th at 6.30pm head overto the Whistler Olympic Plaza to see the electro funk tunes ofVictoria's Kuba Oms. After the free show there will be ascreening of the family-friendly film, BreakingAway, at 7:30 p.m.  Make sure you bring a blanketand sweater to watch this charming film.  This Academy Awardwinner (1979, Screenplay) cycles high on comedy as four friendscome to terms with life after high school. When top-notch cyclistDave (Dennis Christopher) learns that the world's bicyclingchampions are always Italian, he attempts to turn himself into anItalian, driving his parents (Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley) crazy.But everything changes after he meets the Italian racing team-anencounter that ultimately leads him and his friends (Dennis Quaid,Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley) to challenge the local collegeboys in the town's annual bike race.

During the day on Saturday if you are not participatingin the GranFondo, make sure you cheer and congratulate the7000 plus riders as they end their epic bike journey in WhistlerVillage.  The finish line is the best place for spectators toview the RBC GranFondo Whistler.

Free performance by 54-40 on Saturday

On Saturday evening 54-40 will be performing at 7 pm onthe stage at the Whistler Olympic Plaza.  Theselegendary Vancouver rockers will be playing all their hits. Theyare one of Canada's all-time favourite bands and their hits includeBaby Ran, She La, Casual Viewin', One Gun, Ocean Pearl, Love YouAll, and Music Man.

This is going to be a great weekend and a great excuseto stay the whole weekend in Whistler whether you are a fan orparticipant.

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Check out our Whistler condo rentals, Whistler townhome rentals orluxury homeaccommodations.   Our local, in-resort travelexperts can help you with any questions you may have about ourWhistler accommodation or the RBC GranFondo Whistler weekend.

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Free Concert: Colin James & Gonch Messiah

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Time: 7 p.m. Gonch Messiah 8:15 p.m. Colin James
Location: Olympic Plaza - Whistler Village

Whistler PresentsWhistler Presents is a FREE outdoor concert seriesat the new Olympic Plaza. Colin James is the featured actwith Gonch Messiah opening the evening's musical entertainment.

Colin James

Colin James rocks the blues like no other Canadianartist. His musical roots hint of Praries beginnings withsome jazz, a lot of rock, folk and even a dash of punk. Colin(image right) has studied the greats including Ry Cooder, OtishRush, Albert King, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and the incredible SteveRay Vaughn... just to name a few.

Some of his most popular hits includes "Voodoo Thing" and "FiveLong Years" and he'll be rockin' out these and a lot more includingtunes from his most recent release "National Steel" at the WhistlerPresents concert on Saturday August 13.

Gonch Messiah

Gonch Messiah are billed as one of Vancouver's premierFUNK bands. Think funky rythm guitar, congas, horns andmaybe a little hacky sack and tiedye t-shirts thrown in. Lookingfor fun? Gonch Messiah put the fun in FUNK!

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Aloha Whistler has been connecting visitors to Whistlerwith great info, resources, activities and accommodations since1979. Please check out our accommodations in Whistleror contact our friendlyin-resort long-time local travel experts if you need any help.No hassles, no obligations. Just friendly knowledge people at yourservice!

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Free Concert: Tom Cochrane & The Hairfarmers

Date: Friday, August 12, 2011
Time: 7 p.m. Hairfarmers 8:15 p.m. Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
Location: Olympic Plaza - Whistler Village

Whistler Presents TWhistler Presents is a FREE outdoor concertseries at the new Olympic Plaza. Tom Cochrane with RedRider are the featured act with The Hairfarmers as the openingact.

Tom Cochrane
TomCochrane with Red Rider

Singer, songwriter, award winner, producer, activitstand Canadian Icon Tom Cochrane (image right) is known forhis music and beyond. Tom's hits include "Life Is a Highway","Lunatic Fringe", "Human Race" and "I Wish You Well". Tom will beplaying Whistler with Red Rider, his long-time band.

The Hairfarmers

Whistler's own The Hairfarmers will be theopening act starting at 7 p.m. The Hairfarmers are a long-timelocal favourite well know for their numerous performances at thelegendary Dusty's Bar & Grill.

Need More Info or Accommodations?

View a full schedule of August 2011 'WhistlerPresents' concerts.

Aloha Whistler has been connecting visitors to Whistlerwith great info, resources, activities and accommodations since1979. Please check out our accommodations in Whistleror contact our friendlyin-resort long-time local travel experts if you need any help.No hassles, no obligations. Just friendly knowledge people at yourservice!

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Whistler Holiday Experience

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2011
Time: 10am to 6pm
Location: Whistler Conference Centre

Whistler Holiday ExperienceHo, ho  ho!Santa Claus will be visiting the Whistler Holiday Experiencebetween 1pm and 5pm today.  The kids will love this freeindoor family fun zone located in the Whistler ConferenceCentre.

The zone is open every day during the holidays from Dec16-Jan 2 except for Christmas Day and New Years Eve. Activities include bouncy castles, crafts, a mini putt course, airhockey, fooseball and video games.


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Resort Municipality of Whistler

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Whistler is a year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was the site of the Alpine, Nordic, and Sliding events for the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.

Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is Whistler's local government led by an elected council and administered by an executive team and staff on behalf of residents and two million annual visitors.

Whistler has a range of accommodations totaling 3,200 hotel rooms, and more than 5,000 other tourist accommodation units including condos, townhomes and chalets. Whistler offers a wide selection of restaurants & bars, spas and boutiques

Winter activities are highlighted by world-renowned skiing and snowboarding. Whistler Blackcomb Mountains feature 3,307 hectares (8,171 acres) of terrain and receive an average of 470 Inches/1192 Centimeters (39.1 feet) of snow annually.

Summer activities
such as golf, hiking, rock climbing, and watersports make the Resort a year-round outdoor recreation paradise.

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Tourism & Travel Resources

Explore this section of our website for travel resources fromaround the world brought to you find Aloha WhistlerAccommodations.

This includes various geographical regions from hotels, vacationrentals, and private home rentals to adventures and activities.


This Web site contains hyperlinks to Web sites operated byparties other than (Aloha Whistler Accommodations) AWA. AWA doesnot control such Web sites and is not responsible for theircontents. AWA's inclusion of hyperlinks to such Web sites does notimply any endorsement of the material on such Web sites or anyassociation with their operators.

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BC Travel Resources

Across the Harbour Bed and Breakfast
Victoria Bed andBreakfast, British Columbia Accommodations for business travel,vacation holidays and romantic getaways on Vancouver Island,Canada.

Alpine Whistler Vacations
Providers of luxury home and condo rentals in Taluswood Whistler.

Drumkeeran House - Pemberton Valley
Drumkeeran House is a splendid lakefront Celtic Country House ofoutstanding character, a private resort set in the breathtakingbeauty of the Pemberton Valley.

Whistler Vacation Rentals, WhistlerRentals
Over 25 Vacation Rentals in Whistler. CyberRentals.com advertisesthousands of privately owned vacation homes, condos, villas, cabinsand cottages from all over the world. Book direct with the ownersfor great value!

Great Rentals | Whistler Vacation Rentals
Over 25 Vacation Rentals in Whistler. GreatRentals.com advertises25 privately owned vacation homes from all over the world. Bookdirect with the owners for great value!

Summit Lodge and Spa
Whistler Village Hotel andSpa, the Summit Lodge is a unique boutique with on-sitespa.

Whistler Blackcomb LodgingDirectory. Whistler BC Canada.

A1 Vacations | Offering Properties in and AroundWhistler
Over 25 Vacation Rentals in Whistler. A1Vacations.com advertisesthousands of privately owned vacation homes from all over theworld. Book direct with the owners for great value!

Golden Central Reservations
Stay In Golden, BCCanada, Kicking Horse Country. Allow the local experts toassist you in planning and booking your Dream Vacation.

Whistler AtPlay

Vancouver Island Fishing Charter
Experience heart-pounding Canadian Sport fishing action. MasterGuide with thirty years experience gives all out effort. Pinpointsthe best time and place to fish.

Whistler Weasel Workers
Whistler Weasel Workers - volunteer alpine skirace workers having international experience in building andmaintaining racecourses for Olympic, World Cup, World and NationalChampionship, and NorAm ski racing.

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US Ski Travel Resources

Sun Valley Idaho Lodging, Vacation Rentals, &Resorts
Large comfy nicely appointed split level condo with fireplacespacious living area fully equipped kitchen washer and dryerseparate dining area master suite guest quarters 2-1/2 baths.

Vacation Rentals, Condos, Homes, andVillas
Vacation Rentals, Condos, Homes, and Villas by SummitPacific.

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Whistler Real Estate Resources

So, you've decided its time to move or purchase a home orproperty in Whistler, Canada.

Here is a list of Whistler Realtors we have put together to helpwith your search for real estate in Whistler, BC.

Dean Linell
West Coast Realty Whistler

Lynne Venner
Whistler Real Estate

Lance Lundy
Whistler and Pemberton Real Estate Listings

The Whistler Real Estate Company Ltd.
Real Estate listings for Whistler and Pemberton, BC

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