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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Close out your Canada 150 celebrations in Whistler


Tweet this: Wrap up #Canada150 in Whistler this December with Canadian art exhibits, a lantern parade, solstice celebration and more

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Whistler, B.C. – Celebrate the culmination of Canada 150 in Whistler this December. Create a completely Canadian itinerary, check out the activities and events in the Village or simply relish in the beauty of Whistler’s great outdoors before the 150th anniversary year is up.

Light up the darkest day of the year with a Lantern Parade through the Village along the Cultural Connector Route. The Canada 150 Winter Solstice Celebrations kick off at 5 p.m. on December 21 at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Follow up the lantern parade with live music, roving entertainers and activities for everyone at the Village Stroll by Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Explore the Great White North in the latest exhibit at the Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre. This collection of painted landscapes and mountain culture aims to connect observers with Canadiana, running now until January 7, 2018. Sea to Sky locals and Canadians Anne Popma, Kate Zessel, Sean St. Denis and Vanessa Stark are among the 21 artists featured.

See the work of some of the nation’s most celebrated artists in the Audain Art Museum’s latest exhibit, Stone and Sky, a Canada 150 project exploring Canada’s relationship with landscapes. Lawren Harris and other members of the Group of Seven to Emily Carr and Edward Burtynsky are among the iconic works on display now until February 26, 2018.

Take the last chance to complete the free, family friendly Canada 150 Scavenger Hunt. Explore Whistler through the lens of the Scavenger Hunt to score a Canadian prize from the Whistler Visitor Centre. Find the Scavenger Hunt and all the details here.

Find Canadian itineraries, history, special menus, activities and events all on whistler.com/canada150. Make it up to Whistler before the Canada 150 celebrations come to a close by scoring a last minute deal starting at $169 through whistler.com.

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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.

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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

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