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Friday, September 13, 2013

Summer doesn’t end in September for Whistler, where outdoor activities and entertainment abound

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - September 13, 2013

Summer doesn’t end in September for Whistler, where outdoor activities and entertainment abound

Suggested Tweet: At #Whistler, summer doesn’t end in September; endless entertainment and activities keep the season going


Whistler, B.C. – The calendar might indicate the seasons are changing, but in Whistler, September doesn’t necessarily mean an end to summer.

This weekend the temperature is forecast to reach up to 32 degrees Celsius – offering the perfect canvas for the inaugural Whistler Village Beer Festival in Whistler Olympic Plaza.

And as the clock ticks closer to autumn, late September and October prove to be tremendous times to visit Whistler; the golf courses remain open until mid-October (weather permitting), offering incredible value with end of season rates and mountain biking, cycling, hiking and sightseeing are all in full swing.

On Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, the PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience operates until September 22 and on weekends until October 14, providing a 360-degree view of the alpine with more than 50 kilometres of hiking trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert.  From the village and surrounding neighbourhoods, Whistler offers a number of extraordinary hiking routes that take guests on a journey off the beaten path and deep into the core of our natural surroundings. And the paved Valley Trail network offers a scenic connector route, whether on foot or bicycle. For detailed Whistler activity options visit

Whistler offers a robust calendar of events throughout the year and September and October are no exception.

The second annual Spirit Within Festival, taking place at the impressive Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and Whistler Olympic Plaza includes modern and traditional First Nations performances and visual arts, live music, artisan markets and The Raven Celebration.

In addition, Whistler hosts summer artist demonstrations, film screenings, a farmers’ market and a number of events such as:

• The Federation of Canadian Artists workshop (September 16-21)
Sea to Sky All British Car Rally (September 21)
• International Day of Peace Celebrations (September 21)
• Whistler outdoor photography summit (September 26-29)
• The Spirit Within Festival (September 26-29)
• Whistler Spirit Run (September 29)
• Fall Harvest Culinary Retreat (October 8-11)
• Turkey Sale and Whistler Mountain Ski & Board Swap (October 11-14)
• International Freeski Festival (October 12)
• Whistler Readers and Writers Festival (October 18-20)
• Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra Marathon (October 19)

For detailed Whistler activity options visit

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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