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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer sun and fun at Whistler as festival-goers flock to Sea to Sky

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - July 16, 2014

Summer sun and fun at Whistler as festival-goers flock to Sea to Sky

Suggested Tweet: Get your #summerfun on at #whistler



Whistler, B.C. – Music lovers will unite at the foot of the majestic Mt. Currie this weekend for the Pemberton Music Festival and in Whistler, visitors can relax, refuel and enjoy all that the resort has to offer.

Setting the mood for the festival will be free concerts with Ruckus Deluxe, Dan Deacon, Matt Mays and Gord Downie with the Sadies performing at Whistler Olympic Plaza, starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.

Those heading to the Pemberton Festival might want to choose Whistler as their home base. Accommodation options are varied, activities abound and there are plenty of options for refueling, re-energizing and relaxing in between your festival sets.

Amp up your festival weekend with activities like bungee jumping, ziplining or mountain biking. Take some time to relax and enjoy the view with the PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience package or recover with the Stay & Save Scandinave Spa package. If you just can’t fit it all in, extend your stay! Rooms at various rates are available on

Before, during or after the festival, Whistler is the place for summer fun. Mother Nature agrees, with temperatures soaring into the thirties over the past week and more sun in the forecast for next week.

If you miss the pre-festival concerts in Whistler, you can still get your summer concert fix with the continuation of the Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series in August with The Matinee and Corb Lund on August 22, Kuba Oms and Jarvis Church on August 23, Del Barber Band and Dallas Smith August 29, Messenjah and Rocky Dawuni August 30, Headwater and Matt Nathanson August 31. For a complete list of summer events in Whistler, visit

Whistler-based travel consultants at can also customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, ground transportation, accommodation and activities. offers the largest selection with no booking fee for accommodation and activities and the price match guarantee. 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.

About the FE&A program
Celebration is an essential aspect of Whistler culture. This was highlighted during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games when the community presented the most outstanding display of sport, entertainment and culture the resort had ever seen. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and resort partners continue to build on that momentum through the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program to develop and attract a wide range of high-quality, year-round programming, including an exciting line-up of festivals, events and entertainment for all ages and audiences.

The FE&A program is funded by the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI), which invests in programs and projects to build tourism throughout BC. The FE&A program is overseen by the FE&A Oversight Committee comprised of staff from the RMOW and Tourism Whistler, a community member at large and a Whistler council representative. Learn more about the FE&A program.

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.

Broadcasters: Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. Details on how to access, and book the fibre are available on our media site.

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