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Friday, June 19, 2015

Book early and save on your Whistler summer vacation


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Whistler, B.C. - Somewhere amid Whistler’s stunning lakes and beaches, alpine hiking and biking trails, premier golf courses, ziplines and patios a remarkable summer escape is waiting to be discovered.

With summer savings only getting better the longer you stay, guests can take the extended vacation they deserve.

With the Stay Longer, Get More promotion, is serving up sweet summer savings with up to 40 per cent off accommodation when you book by June 30.

Locals and visitors alike have been delighting in the sunshine and warmth with this year’s early arrival of summer weather; extending many of Whistler’s iconic summer offerings, including, but not limited to, premier golf courses and a myriad of hiking and biking trails. Whistler’s renowned lakes and beaches offer an exquisite and picturesque experience, as well as a refreshing sanctuary from the summertime warmth. The resort boasts hiking trials of varying degrees of difficulty, from easy, stroller-friendly trails around Lost Lake, to full day/over-night treks including Garibaldi Lake, Black Tusk and Wedgemount Lake Trail. No matter the route, guests are rewarded with unsurpassed panoramas beyond expectation. To read about hiking in Whistler, check out what the Whistler Insider has to say.

The Whistler Children’s Festival, a favourite among locals and visitors alike, returns July 10-12. The festival kicks off with a shimmy and a shake on Friday, July 10 with a free, all-ages dance party (BYO dance shoes) from 5- 8 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday (July 11 and 12) the festival launches into overdrive at Whistler Olympic Plaza with face painting, origami crafts, roving children’s characters, magic shows, balloon artistry, live performances and more. The cost of entrance is $5 for kids and $10 for adults and free for children under the age of 2. The festival is an annual family fun event in Whistler, which hosts a number of additional paid workshops, including soapstone carving, dreamcatcher crafting as well as a beading bonanza. Due to popularity registration is encouraged: CLICK HERE for details.

Does Whistler in summer sound too good to be true? Whistler locals and visitors pay testament to the resort’s supreme summer offering in four ‘how to’ videos, showcasing Whistler’s remarkable alpine, lakes and beaches, valley trail and village, as well as insider tips. CLICK HERE to take a virtual tour of Whistler in the summertime.

Whistler’s summer itinerary is jam-packed with festivals and events, and activities galore. Whistler-based travel consultants at can take care of all of your vacation needs. Take the stress out of planning a unique Whistler vacation, visit or call 1.800.944.7853 for a no-obligation quote


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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