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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Tourism Whistler's Go Whistler Tours App Launches New Tours For Summer

A curated series of 11 self-guided tours that allow visitors to dive deeper, on cultural journeys and nature explorations

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Whistler, B.C. – Whistler’s iconic village, mountains and vibes beckon visitors to the Village Stroll, alpine trails, and lakeside parks all summer long. To encourage visitor dispersion and share cultural and educational content in a dynamic way, Tourism Whistler’s Go Whistler Tours app now has eleven self-guided tours that highlight the lesser-known (though equally inspiring) nooks of Whistler.

The Go Whistler Tours app offers free, self-guided tours that are simple to follow and share cultural stories, natural world history and insights. For example, the Weird and Wonderful Trees tour is a two-kilometre stroll around Whistler Village that points out some of the unique tree species along with how the forests contributed to Whistler’s growth. Visitors are guaranteed to discover a new side of Whistler that connects them to the natural environment, rich cultural offerings, and local businesses.

“Since its launch in 2021, we have added several tours, each one curated by a local expert. We are proud of how this app has become a hat-trick of sorts: it reduces the demand for paper maps, it elevates small businesses, and it enhances the visitor experience. We are excited to see how our new summer tours perform.” - Kate Selig, Senior Manager, Content Marketing.

One of the app’s features is that it plays audio, so users can listen to the voices of different local people as they explore the route. Each stop has imagery, and some include video extras. The map and GPS functionality makes it easy to navigate, and there are tour options for people on foot and exploring via bike.

On June 21, National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the newest tour "Art & Storytelling of the Sk_wx_wu´7mesh and Li´l?wat7u´l" goes live, leading people to nine locations that are culturally significant to both nations. A collaboration between Tourism Whistler and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, this four-kilometre, self-guided tour provides?insights into how the ancestors passed on knowledge to their children and grandchildren for the benefit of future generations.

“The tour is an invitation for guests to learn about the unceded territory of the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation here in Whistler. To understand how our art connects our families to our land, and how it transforms our intangible wealth into tangible wealth. Join us in a cultural journey to learn about our homes here in Whistler with stories from our Ancestors.” Mixalhi´tsa7 Alison Pascal, SLCC Curator at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

The Go Whistler Tours app is free to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Go Whistler Tours can also be viewed in a web browser at Go Whistler Tours.



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, and – Whistler’s official source for visitor information and booking. 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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