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Thursday, April 27, 2017

May means more in Whistler thanks to multi-sport sessions, foodie delights and GO Fest


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Whistler, B.C. – Reap the benefits of what Whistler has to offer in May. From early season biking and paddle sports to the glorious slushy spring skiing days, there’s something for everyone. Treat the taste buds to a fanciful feast with Indulge Whistler deals or experience what Whistler is all about in one action-filled weekend at the Great Outdoors Festival.

Create your own multi-sport day with one of the many May offerings. Options are endless with trails re-emerging for biking and running, golf courses reopening, lifts still spinning on Blackcomb Mountain until May 22 and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park uploading as of May 19. The Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride returns on May 19 – 21 offering fabulous food and views as you cycle through the mountains. Still hungry for more? Check out the Whistler Insider’s list of 10 ways to play this May in Whistler.

Gear up for Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival, a celebration of the merging of the seasons returning May 19 to 22. This is a weekend jam packed with sports, clinics, arts, culture and music. Set sail on Alta Lake, sign up the pooch for a dog training workshop or new this year- enjoy a nutrition workshop aimed at fueling up for adventures. Catch a free concert in the Village Square with 54-40, MAZACOTE, The Zolas and more or watch one of the inspiring films at the Whistler Film Festival Adventure Film Series. Find the complete GO Fest schedule here

Indulge Whistler returns for the month of May with dining specials available from a wide variety of acclaimed Whistler restaurants. Leave room to refuel after a day of May adventures or fully indulge and make dining the main event. Feast your eyes on the selection of dining deals to plan the tastiest course of attack. For a taste of local fare, stop by the Whistler Farmer’s Market open for a special pre-season day on Sunday, May 21 as apart of the GO Fest weekend.

Enjoy more this May in Whistler. Take advantage of rooms from $99 CAD per night available now on whistler.com. For a complete look at May in Whistler visit whistler.com/may.

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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.

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 1.800.944.7853 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.

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

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.

Media Contact

Marion Young
Specialist, Communications
T: 604.938.2726
E: myoung@tourismwhistler.com

Bree Eagles
Coordinator, Travel Media
T: 604.938.2718
E: beagles@tourismwhistler.com

W: www.whistler.com/media
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F: www.facebook.com/GoWhistler

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