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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May heats up in Whistler with GO Fest and the unofficial start to summer

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - May 06, 2015

May heats up in Whistler with GO Fest and the unofficial start to summer

Suggested Tweet:  May is #Whistler’s unofficial start to summer! #Whistler welcomes extended skiing, #GOFest plus bike park’s early opening



Whistler, B.C. – May marks the unofficial start to Whistler’s summer season and this year it all kicks off with the return of GO Fest, May 15-18.

May in Whistler is set to be a blockbuster month, GO Fest is on the calendar, spring skiing is still available until June 7, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is open, golf is in full swing plus the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola opens for summer sightseeing May 23.

With so much to offer, Whistler in summer cannot be done in just a couple of days, and with favourable exchange rates, the US Dollar goes even further in Whistler. Turning your dream Whistler vacation into a reality makes more sense than ever.

Whistler welcomes the return of the Great Outdoors Festival, better known as GO Fest, May 15-18, 2015. GO Fest features ample family fun with free outdoor concerts (featuring April Wine, Victoria’s Current Swell and more), Whistler’s Farmers’ Market Street Party (celebrating the first farmers’ market for the season), outdoor art demonstrationsGO Golf Nike Demo (try out the latest Nike clubs and compare using the TrackMan, a state-of-the-art swing and ball flight analyzer), as well the Whistler Film Festival Adventure Film Series (a selection of the world’s best independent adventure films) plus more. Must-attend events include the GoPro GO Show - showcasing the essence of May in Whistler across snow, dirt, and water, and The Great Snow-Earth-Water Race – a team relay dating back to 1975, featuring skiing/snowboarding, canoeing, cross-country and downhill mountain biking. Visit for all event details.

The trails are bustling with cyclists and Whistler is serving up extreme thrills earlier than expected with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park open as of May 2. Early bird pricing is available on new and pre-existing bike park passes until May 17.

Whistler boasts a summer itinerary like no other. Book your summer Whistler vacation by June 30 to save up to 40%. Visit  or call 1.800.944.7853 to connect with a Whistler-based travel consultant who can customize a unique vacation package.


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 1.800.944.7853 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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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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