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Whistler celebrates Family Day with exciting offers

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - February 4, 2013 

Whistler celebrates Family Day with exciting offers


Suggested tweet: #Whistler is always a family-friendly resort; check out the specials offered for B.C.’s new Family Day holiday

Whistler, B.C. – Monday February 11 marks B.C.’s first Family Day holiday and with an array of activity, accommodation and event options, Whistler is the place to celebrate.

Family activities such as skiing and snowboarding on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, ziplining and ice skating are always on the menu at Whistler and on Family Day, many local activity operators are offering discounts on these experiences.

Whistler Blackcomb is offering half-price lift tickets to B.C. residents on Monday, February 11.

In addition, the Whistler Museum is offering entry by donation on February 11 while the Meadow Park Sports Centre is offering family drop-in rates at half the regular price. The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is offering discounted family admission passes February 9 and 10.

Guests to Whistler can indulge in the B.C. Family Day stay and ski package which offers accommodation, reduced-rate lift tickets and savings of up to 25% on select Whistler activities. Kids stay free.

The long weekend in Whistler is also packed with exciting events including the King of the Rail presented by Showcase, free drop-in craft station at Millennium Place, kids' yoga jam at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Sessions.

Families love the Fire and Ice show. On Sunday, February 10, watch world-class athletes flipping and twisting through a fire ring at the base of Whistler Mountain. The Fire and Ice show is performed by members of Whistler Blackcomb’s ski and snowboard school. The free show kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in Skier’s Plaza every Sunday until March 31. And on February 10, the event will culminate with a first-class fireworks display.

For the ultimate scoop on Family Day in Whistler, visit the Whistler Insider blog.

Whistler-based travel consultants at can customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, ground transportation, accommodation and activities. offers the largest selection with no booking fee for accommodation and activities. Call 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853) to request a no-obligation quote or visit for more details and offers.




Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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