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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Celebrate 40 years of Whistler; summer shines right through September

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Whistler, B.C. – Contrary to the calendar suggesting summer is nearing its end; Whistler’s summer enjoys longevity with endless entertainment and events sure to spell fun for everyone.

Guests are invited to celebrate the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) 40th birthday on September 6, with roving street entertainment and a free outdoor concert from Canadian folk-rock band Spirit of the West.

The birthday celebration is just the beginning; September in Whistler is abuzz with excitement, boasting a plethora of outdoor activities and entertainment. Dance beneath Whistler’s starry skies at the Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series. Channel your inner-child and jump in the mud at Mudderella Whistler, little sister of Tough Mudder featuring a muddy 8-11 kilometre obstacle course, designed by women for women. Watch the best of the best rally in Whistler for the multi-day Whistler Longboard Festival – picture boardercross meets the Grand Prix of skateboarding. All that plus much more, September’s is a hub for summertime entertainment.

As the clock clicks closer to fall, September proves to be a tremendous time 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 the high side of summer, the PEAK 2 PEAK 360 experience offers a new perspective to alpine hiking and sightseeing, offering spectacular vistas from on top of the world.

September highlights:

  • Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series: Great Lake Swimmers. September 5, 7.30 p.m. at Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • Araxi Longtable Series, September 5, annual outdoor farm-to-table dining experience at North Arm Farm, Pemberton
  • Resort Municipality of Whistler turns 40, September 6, 3.30 p.m., street entertainment, gelato and live performance by Spirit of the West at Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • Brewmaster Dinner featuring Howe Sound Brewery, September 10, at Aura – Nita Lake Lodge
  • Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series: Trooper. September 12, 7 p.m. at Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • RBC GranFondo Whistler, September 12, an epic 122-km bike race from Vancouver to Whistler on the picturesque Sea to Sky Highway
  • Whistler Village Beer Festival, September 16-20, beer in the mountains at various venues
  • Whistler Longboard Festival, September 18-20, longboard World Championships at various venues
  • Whistler Summer Biathlon Championships, September 25-27, at Whistler Olympic Park
  • Mudderella Whistler, September 26,  Blackcomb Mountain
  • Sea to Sky All British Rally, September 26, 11.30 a.m. at Whistler Olympic Park

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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 1.800.944.7853 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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