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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Set your sights high in Whistler with the ultimate summer hiking and sightseeing experience

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - August 26, 2014

Set your sights high in Whistler with the ultimate summer hiking and sightseeing experience


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Whistler, B.C. – From Valley floor to high alpine, exploring old growth forest, pristine mountain lakes, waterfalls and the bold colour palette of wildflowers, Whistler offers hiking and sightseeing opportunities for nature lovers of all ages and ability levels.

Fancy a stroller-friendly jaunt along Whistler’s paved Valley Trail, a walk from the Village to Lost Lake, or the ultimate alpine hiking experience? Whistler has everything you’re looking for.

Sightseeing via the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a quintessential Whistler summer experience. Providing access to a vast network of mountain hiking trails for all ability levels, the PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience gives a stunning 360-degree view of Whistler in all its glory. With the PEAK 2 PEAK linking both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, more than 50 kilometres of trails await exploration.

From the village and surrounding area, Whistler offers hiking routes that take guests off the beaten path and into the heart and soul of Mother Nature’s bounty. The paved Valley Trail network is a scenic route that allows walkers, runners and cyclists to explore Whistler.

The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola Package includes accommodation and PEAK 2 PEAK gondola tickets, starting at $67 per person, per night. Extend your stay and take in some of the surrounding hiking trails that will bring you even closer to Mother Nature. Whistler-based travel consultants at whistler.com can also customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, ground transportation, accommodation and activities. Whistler.com 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 whistler.com for more details and offers.

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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.com - 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. http://media.whistler.com/contact-us/filming-in-whistler/

Media can visit whistler.com/media for Whistler facts, media releases, story starters, local personality profiles and access to images and B-roll.

Media Contacts

Patricia Westerholm
Manager, Communications
T: 604.938.2748
E: pwesterholm@tourismwhistler.com

Mary Zinck
Specialist, Media Relations
T: 604.938.2702
E: mzinck@tourismwhistler.com

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