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  When planning your trip to the stunning mountains of Whistler, British Columbia, saving money is always a welcome bonus. One of the best ways to do this is by booking directly with Aloha Whistler Accommodations. While popular online booking platforms like Airbnb and VRBO are convenient, they often come with hidden fees that can add up quickly. By booking directly with Aloha, you can avoid these fees and put...

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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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Whistler Farmers Market

Whistler Farmers Market

The Whistler Farmers Market is one of the highlights ofthe summer in Whistler.

Featuring fresh local produce from the Pemberton Valley andbeyond.  Stock up on local strawberries, raspberries,blueberries, Pemberton potatoes, greens and beets to name a few! Aswell as amazing produce the Whistler Farmers Market  featuresan array of artisan foods, home baked goods, fresh bread,jewellery, textiles, pottery, woodworks, bath & body productsand art work.

Every Sunday from 11am to 4pm allthrough the summer until October 10th.

The market located in the UpperVillage, outside the Fairmont Chateau Whistler at the baseof Blackcomb Mountain.

New this summer, the Farmers Market will also be open onWednesday evenings from 3pm to 8pm. The Wednesdaymarket will be a smaller market and will concentrate on offeringfresh produce and food items.

The Farmers Market is fun for the wholefamily.

Combine your shopping with a visit to the BlackcombAdventure Zone.  Located at the base of BlackcombMountain the Blackcomb Adventure Zone is a kid's paradisefeaturing, mini golf, a bungee trampoline, luge track, climbingwall, horse rides and many more fun activities.

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Check out Aloha's complete listing of accommodations in Whistler.Then contact our in-resort localexperts to get more information or book your lodgings, eventsand activities!

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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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Whistler Snowboard Lessons

Whistler Snowboard LessonsWhistler Blackcomb offers great terrain forall snowboarder abilities. Whether you are just learningto snowboard or refining your free riding technique Whistler haswhat you need to up your game.

For All Snowboarding Abilities

Private Snowboard Lessons

You get to cut line ups, ski or ride the best places (includingthe secret ones), plus get one on one instruction to the nextlevel. A private lesson is the fastest way to improvement. You getto cut line ups, ski or ride the best places (including the secretones), plus get one on one instruction to the next level. A privatelesson is the fastest way to improvement.

Learn to Snowboard Programs

Learn to Ride

This is a fun and safe way to get going on a board. Helmets andwrist guards are provided. It's an easy does it group atmosphere.You'll have a fun day in the mountains on gentle slopes.

Supergroup Beginner Snowboard Package

For beginner adult snowboarders on Blackcomb Mountain. Small isbeautiful. These are snowboard semi-private groups with a maximumof 3 students - enough to fill one high-speed chair. You'll receiveindividual attention, intimate one-on-one instruction, a uniquesocial environment, and instructors who are all long-term pros.

Burton Women's Learn to Ride Camps

Have you ever thought about learning to snowboard? NOW'S THETIME! This is a warm positive environment that will help you getthe skills you need.

Intermediate to Advanced Programs

Summit Sessions Riding Clinics

For intermediate to expert adult snowboarders. These clinicswill deepen your comfort in any type of terrain. You'll explore themountain with the people who know all the best spots. Great forbuilding confidence or just finding ways to get more out of themountains.

Supergroup Snowboard

These are snowboard groups with a maximum of 3 students - enoughto fill one high-speed chair. You'll receive individual attention,intimate one-on-one instruction, a unique social environment andinstructors who are all long-term pros.

Quiksilver Freestyle/Freeride Snowboard Camps

This incredible snowboard camp is the proven way to do it all.Whatever your speed, whatever your style, this program has whatyour looking for.

Roxy Women's All Star Snowboard Camps

All women all the time. To get in this program you must be ableto link turns. Take it from there. This is a warm positiveenvironment that will help you get to that next level fast.

Specialty Programs

Instructor Training (CASI)

CASI Level 1 is the first level in the Canadian Association ofSnowboard instructors. These courses cover the basics of currentskiing/snowboarding techniques and teaching methodology and includevideo analysis, skiing/snowboarding and teaching evaluation.

The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program

The program caters to a full spectrum of skiers and snowboardersfrom beginner through advanced. Our trained and certifiedinstructors, guides, and assistants will help you access the slopesof Whistler Blackcomb. Please join us to experience outdooractivity in a safe, friendly, and FUN way. We tailor our lessons tosuit your needs.

Backcountry Tours

Skiers and boarders will venture outside the Ski Area Boundaryand into the backcountry for a full day of serious vertical and atrue taste of coastal powder.

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Annual Whistler Events

Grab your skis, board or bike and head to Whistler for some ofCanada's premier sports festivals.

TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Ski and Snowboard FestivalCelebrate 10 days of sports, music andfreeskiing during the TELUS World Ski & SnowboardFestival. The Vancouver Sun calls this festival a "blastof rock and awe," with days full of eye-popping freeskiing eventsand après-ski action.

Held annually in April, the festival features pro-ski andsnowboard competitions, free daily concerts, film screening,photography viewings, family activities plus plenty of skiing andriding. Visit the Demo Park to try out the newest ski and snowboardmodels.

At night the atmosphere heats up with the Kokanee Freeride, ashowcase of Canadian musical talent. Free and ticketed events takeplace on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, throughout WhistlerVillage as well as in various other venues.

A word or two on your visit:

  • No admission fee in effect to the festival
  • Some free events require a lift ticket to reach competitionvenues
  • Event tickets available at various locations in Whistler


Whistler CrankworxSeveral days, two wheels, and oneadrenaline rush - that's CrankWorx. Whistler's freeridemountain bike festival and a showcase offers some of the mostprogressive mountain biking on the planet. It's also one ofCanada's largest summer sport festivals.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park transforms into the hottest freerideplayground in the world when Crankworx comes to town. Freerideathletes compete for big time cash and prizes.

Watch world-class athletes rip up trails and down extremeverticals. The festival includes a concert series, professionaldemonstration shows and an exposition of the latest sports gearfrom top-rated mountain-bike manufacturers.

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Whistler Fishing

Whistler Fishing
Whistler and area offers incredible fishingyear-round! Let our expert guides plan the fishing tripand guide you on one of Whistler's historic rivers or alpinelakes.

Each trip is special in that we cater to your schedule andfishing needs, planning an outing that will give you an explorationof freshwater fishing.

Year Round Whistler Fishing

  • Year-Round:
    Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Cutthroat Trout
  • Winter/Spring:
  • Summer/Fall:
    Salmon (summer - odd years only)

Whether you float tube a scenic alpine lake or walk and wade apristine glacial-fed river, fishing is an activity that can beenjoyed year round in Whistler and surrounding area byeveryone.

Fishing trips vary depending on the season and trip youchoose.

A Wide Variety of Fishing Trip and Tours

  • Year-round heli-fishing
  • Wildlife encounters
  • 4 x 4 terrain adventure to a backcountry river or lake
  • walks through coastal rain forest
  • driving through mountain ranges
  • flying by helicopter to some of British Columbia's beautifulcoastal rivers.

Whistler Fishing resources

Valley Fishing Guides Ltd.

Providing Vancouver, Squamish, Pemberton & Whistler flyfishing guide service since 2000.

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Whistler Sports Centres

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Although Whistler is an outdoor sportsmecca, several indoor facilities will allow you to keepyour training habits and enjoy fitness classes. As usual, Whistlerprovides a variety of choices from the beginner classes toOlympic-level training.

Indoor Facilities

Many hotels offer their own fitness and weightsrooms, and several accommodation complexes provideessentials in terms of conditioning equipment.

f you are looking for a large sports centre that offers all themain fitness machines, weights and more, you can choose between TheCore, located in the Village, or the Meadow Park Sports Centre inthe Alpine Meadow sector. The first is a fitness facility featuringan indoor climbing area with easy from professional routes,weights, cardio, fitness and yoga classes and equipment.

There is also a Kids' Adventure Centre, helpful on a rainyafternoon or for an introduction to rock climbing. The second,Meadow Park, provides endless possibilities. With an indoor pooland kids pool (including lazy river and rope swing!), hot tub,steam room, ice rink arena, fitness studio, weight room and squashcourt, you will enjoy a top-of-the-art training centre.

Join a Class - Fitness, Yoga and More

If you prefer a group environment and want to discover anew activity, both locations offer a wide range drop-inclasses. Meadow Park Sports Centre schedules aerobics, step,pilates and boxfit classes and circuit-training. The Core offersspin, ball fit, pilates, cardio, weight, runner fit, core and yogaclasses in its fitness studio, as well as climbing lessons on theindoor climbing wall. The Solarice Spa located in the Village alsofeatures a yoga studio with a variety of Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi,and Meditation classes.

Locations & Registration

  • Meadow Park Sports Centre is opened seven days a week, from 6am to 10 pm.
    Call 1-604-935-PLAY (7529) for schedule and to book a class
  • For The Core, call 604-905-7625 or visit
  • There are two locations for the Solarice Spa. You can contactthem at 
    1-604-966-0888 or 604-935-1222 or visit the website

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Whistler Kids Summer Programs

Whistler Kids SummerWhistler offers an incredible playgroundfor kids. Parents, enjoy some quality parent time in theresort, while your children are having the time of their lives withlicensed childcare staff.

Whistler Kids programs are designed with your children's safetyand needs in mind. Featured activities build skills,self-confidence and friendships that last a lifetime. Relax and letyour kids discover the magic of Whistler.

Big Mountain Adventure for Children

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain offers great half-day, full-day ormulti-day kids' programs throughout the spring and summer.Qualified instructors take your children on memorableadventures.

Whistler Kids Activities include:

  • Gondola sightseeing
  • Nature walks
  • Arts and crafts
  • Story time
  • Cooking activities.

All full-day programs include lunch and three-day programsinclude special goodies to take home. Advanced bookings are highlyrecommended as these programs are extremely popular.

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