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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Explore Whistler through the Canada 150 scavenger hunt


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Whistler, B.C. – In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, guests are invited to explore Whistler by taking part in a special Canada 150 scavenger hunt. The free scavenger hunt is available online or in Whistler at the Visitor’s Centre until the end of the calendar year.

Let the special scavenger hunt lead you from delicious Canadian treats to historical spots and iconic landmarks. The hunt acts as a tour guide – it can be done all in one day or throughout the duration of your visit as you make your way around Whistler.

From food to photo opportunities, the Canada 150 scavenger hunt serves up Whistler’s most Canadian offerings. Don’t miss the opportunity to seek out maple taffy at the Farmer’s Market, find a friendly bear hug at Bear Necessities or learn a bit of local Canadian history at the Whistler Museum.

Grab your camera and document the entire journey on social media by tagging @GoWhistler and through the hashtags #OnlyInWhistler and #Canada150.

Once 20 or more items have been marked off the scavenger hunt, take the proof over to the Whistler Visitor Centre for a Canada 150 themed prize. The unique scavenger hunt acts as a new way to engage with local culture as well as being a free guide to celebrating Whistler’s Canadian offerings. Not only will you have the photos and memories, you’ll also have a Canada 150 souvenir.

Get started on planning your Canadian bucket list vacation in Whistler now. Taste special menus, try a regionally-inspired cocktail or score a deal on a hotel, all in honour of Canada 150. For more details and ways to celebrate Canada 150 in Whistler visit www.whistler.com/Canada150.

 

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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.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
T: www.twitter.com/mediaTWhistler
F: www.facebook.com/GoWhistler

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