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Whistler Vibe

Welcome to Tourism Whistler's monthly media newsletter, featuring what's new, what’s happening, and what makes Whistler a top year-round destination.

July 2017

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BC Bike Race | July 6-13
Whistler Children's Festival | July 7-9
Subaru IRONMAN Canada® & Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada® | July 30
Wanderlust Whistler | August 3-6
Bulleit Bourbon Canadian National BBQ Championships | August 4-6
Red Bull 400 | August 5
Crankworx Whistler | August 11-20
Pemberton Slow Food Cycle Sunday | August 20
Araxi Longtable Dinner | August 20
5 Peaks Trail Running Race | August 26

What's New & Happening

Pangea Pod Hotel

Pangea Pod Hotel to open in 2018

Canada’s first pod accommodation concept, Pangea Pod Hotel, is set to open April 2018 to fill Whistler's void between hostels and hotels. Pangea offers the solo traveller a boutique hotel feel, complete with impressive design and a prime location at an affordable price-point.

Pangea features a series of custom suites housing 88 private sleeping pods. Each pod is comfortably outfitted with a memory foam double mattress, high-end linens, multiple charging points and an integrated fan for ventilation and white noise. There’s room for everything thanks to a lockable cabinet for valuables and a storage area for luggage.

Pangea offers a unique modular bathroom concept featuring four individually accessed components: spa-like shower cubicles, washrooms, vanities, and changing rooms. More than 60 of these bathroom components are spread among Pangea’s suites.

The hotel features communal spaces, including a café, rooftop bar, and outdoor patio overlooking the Village Stroll as well as secure storage for skis, snowboards, mountain bikes and private lockers for boots and accessories.

Whistler Olympic Park

Summer Olympic Legacy Activities

Whistler Olympic Park is now open for the summer season from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, offering Summer Biathlon, Electric Assist Fat Biking Rentals and Olympic Sightseeing.

Summer Biathlon allows visitors to learn about the sport of biathlon with guidance from a qualified instructor, shoot an authentic .22 caliber sport rifle at the Olympic Biathlon Range. Summer Biathlon is suitable for ages 8 and up and no prior experience is required.

Guests can also explore the Park and its landmarks on an electric assist fat bike, available for hourly rentals. The bikes are easy to operate and are ideal for cruising along the designated bike routes. The electric assist pedal feature lets users climb hills with ease. Easy to intermediate/advanced bike trails exist on the previous winter ski trails, leading riders past Olympic and First Nations landmarks and even up to the top of the ski jump.

At the Whistler Sliding Centre, summer bobsleigh is open daily from July 1 to September 3. Ride in a wheeled sled, steered by a trained pilot, to reach speeds of up to 90 km/hr. One child (12 - 18) rides free with a paying adult.


Wanderlust Festival: August 3-6

Wanderlust, one of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, returns to Whistler from August 3-6. This four-day retreat offers a lineup of world-renowned yoga teachers, speakers, meditation instructors, musicians and performing artists. Attendees can practice a wide range of yoga styles (at all levels), join in outdoor activities such as hiking, nature runs, kayaking, paddle-boarding and mountain biking, indulge in food and wine events including the Farm to Table Dinner, and enjoy outdoor concerts by Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Elijah Ray and more.

Red Bull 400

Red Bull 400: August 5, 2017

Red Bull 400 is the steepest 400m race in the world. Held at Whistler Olympic Park on August 5, this unique race starts at the bottom of the Whistler Olympic Park ski jump and ends at the top. That’s a challenging 400 metres at a 37-degree incline set to put competitor’s calves, quads and endurance to the ultimate test. Categories for the race include full distance, coed relay and a relay race for firefighters, police and EMS personnel.

Crankworx Whistler

Crankworx Whistler: August 11-20

Crankworx Whistler has established itself as one of the most prestigious freeride mountain bike festivals in the world. The best riders and biggest bike fans come out for a week of gravity-fueled racing, slopestyle competitions, Kidsworx, bike demos and the chance to shred Whistler's trails with other like-minded bike fans. Every day of the festival offers a schedule packed with events, races and demonstrations, many of them free to watch.

5 Peaks Trail Running Race

5 Peaks Trail Running Race: August 26

The 5 Peaks Trail Running Series takes participants over some of Canada's most spectacular terrain, where competitors gain a new appreciation for the beauty of the backcountry. The Whistler race is on Saturday, August 26 on Blackcomb Mountain and offers a unique opportunity to run on alpine trails surrounded by wildflowers, lakes, glaciers and panoramic views. Competitors of all levels and ages are welcome, with a 6.6 km Sports Course, 10.6 km Enduro Course, 3 km Timed Kids' Race, and 1 km Children's Challenge on offer.

July Events

Whistler Arts & Culture

Whistler offers a multitude of cultural offerings from engaging art exhibitions, live music and dance performances, and international film and culinary events making it a vibrant arts and culture destination.

Crankworx Deep Summer Photo Challenge Crankworx Deep Summer Photo Challenge

The Deep Summer Photographer Challenge returns to Whistler as part of Crankworx, where six talented pro photographers – including Whistler’s own Ollie Jones – will present their own unique twist on the story of mountain biking from behind the lens. The photographers will rally their chosen athlete teams and embark on three days of intense shooting and editing. Watch the final slideshows on Wednesday, August 16 at a free screening at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Art on the Lake Summer Workshops Art on the Lake Summer Workshops

Art on the Lake features introductory to advanced-level workshops in a variety of visual art forms. Held at the Alta Lake Station House, a rustic heritage home located on the Alta Lake waterfront, the program is inspired by the unique Whistler environment. Seven creative workshops, including watercolour painting, indigo dye and macramé, henna and incense making will run over the summer.

Whistler Stories

Ollie Jones Ollie Jones: rider, photographer and filmer

Whistler based bike rider, filmer and photographer Ollie Jones has been invited to showcase his photography skills in the Crankworx Deep Summer Photo Challenge this August. Jones has graced magazine covers as both a rider and a photographer locally and internationally, and works as a content creator for and Santa Cruz Bicycles. Jones has participated in Crankworx’s filmmaking contest Dirt Diaries as both an athlete and filmer and has been an athlete in four previous Deep Summer shows. This year he has earned a turn behind the lens - take a look at his Instagram to see why: @olliegregoryjones

Image by Hailey Elise courtesy of @olliegregoryjones Instagram

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September Events

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