Whistler Real Estate Mini-Guide

Date Posted: April 21, 2015

Here is The Whistler Real Estate Company’s most recent publication. This mini-guide provides an overview of some of the properties available for sale in Whistler and Pemberton.

 


This Weekend in Whistler: August 15 – 17

Date Posted: August 15, 2014

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Planning to spend this weekend in Whistler? Here are a few of the events to look forward to:

August 15 – 17 – Crankworx

This is the ultimate gravity fueled, mountain bike festival. With only 3 days left here are some of the events that will be happening this weekend:

  • August 15: Giant Duel Slalom & Canadian Open Cross-Country
  • August 16: Red Bull Joy Ride
  • August 17: Canadian Open Downhill

Visit the Crankworx Whistler website for more information. Or, take a walk through the Village to check out the posted schedules of events and entertainment.


August 16 – The Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival

When: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Where: The Upper Village at the Base of Blackcomb

What: A celebration of all things cheese including:

  • Uphill Races: A kids race to roll cheese up the cheese rolling hill
  • Cheese Bowling: A kids race to roll cheese through an obstacle course
  • Face Painting
  • Cheese Tasting
  • Expert Seminars with Cheese Makers & Experts
  • Crazy Costume Contest
  • THE MAIN EVENT: Put on a helmet & knee pads to chase an 11-pound wheel of cheese down a hill! The first person to the cheese gets 2 season passes to Whistler Blackcomb!


August 17 – Pemberton Slow Food Cycle

This is the Sea-to-Sky’s signature agrotourism event. Take a pedal-powered trip through the beautiful Pemberton Meadows and meet local growers, sample fresh produce, connect with the local community, and more!

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For more information or to register, visit the Tourism Pemberton website.


Wanderlust Whistler

Date Posted: July 30, 2014

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Wanderlust Whistler: A Celebration of Mind Body & Soul

The 2014 Wanderlust Festival in Whistler is happening this weekend from July 31 to August 4. Although is is commonly known as a festival of yoga, including classes from the world’s leading yoga teachers, it also brings together top musical acts and performers as well as renowned speakers and amazing chefs. This is a festival for all the senses.

 Yoga: You can create your ideal day of yoga at the Wanderlust festival – no matter if you are an experienced yogi or brand new to the practice. A broad selection of classes, from relaxing meditation to aerial yoga, there is something for all ability levels and interests. See the Yoga schedule here.

Music: A feast for your ears. Wanderlust believes that ‘if yoga is the soul, music is the beating of the heart’. The festival brings a wide variety of musical performers together, from the beloved to those who you are yet to discover. View the musical lineup here.

Outdoor Adventure: In addition to yoga, the Wanderlust festival celebrates a healthy outdoor lifestyle with hiking, trail runs, mountain biking, zip-lining, rafting, and rock climbing. Check out the adventures here.

Food & Wine: Find healthy food choices from renowned chefs throughout the festival. No matter if it is a quick bit on the go or a fine dining experience. Find out more about the dining experience here.

Speaker Series: The Wanderlust Speakeasy Lectures focus on topics related to mindful living and feature a lineup of yoga teachers, musicians, authors, business leaders, filmmakers, and philosophers. See the lineup here.

A family affair: The Wanderlust Festival is not just for adults! The festival offers a variety of kids programs and workshops for all ages. Learn about the kids programs here.

Tickets are limited but there are still some available. To purchase tickets for get more information, visit the Wanterlust Whistler website.


Tonnie Ride Season

Date Posted: April 30, 2014

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The toonie season is here and it is open to everyone! No matter if you are a hardcore rider out to win or a first-timer out to enjoy the ride.

Sponsored by local businesses and organizations, the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA) hosts a Toonie Ride every Thursday for 20 weeks over the summer months in Whistler. Why is it called a Toonie Ride? Because it only costs $2 (a toonie) to take part. Half of the entry fees from each race go towards WORCA’s trail maintenance fund. The other half are awarded to the top finishers.

Although the top finishers are usually hard core riders who use these Toonie Rides as part of their training for big events, including nationals and World Cups, these rides are for everyone. When you arrive at the first Toonie Ride of the season, you will find tha it is really more of a social event. Although there is that group of hardcore riders decked out in their spandex with their eyes on the prize, the atmosphere is really one of high fives, talk, and fun. These races are open to everyone – young and old, expert and beginner and this all adds to the social vibe of the ride.

Now, they call it a ride but is it really a ride or is it a race? Well, with everyone going in the same direction and following the same course, it really is a race but at the same time it is all just fun and usually ends with apres at a local watering hole – and really, what kind of race finishes with a cold beer, food, and good conversation? There are prizes for the top finishers but most people are really there for the experience – to explore the trails, get some exercise, socialize, and have fun!

Where do the Toonie Races take place? Each week the course is set by the amazing community sponsors so it is always different – in terms of length, route, and difficulty. I would say that the average course falls somewhere in between a cycle on the Valley Trail and Crankworx – now that is a big span so it is best to review the course map each week so that you know in advance what you are getting into.

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A Few Tips & Tricks

  • The Start: Races always start at 6:30 (with sign-in starting at 5:30). If you have your eye on the prize, be there early so that you can get a start position near the front of the pack. The later you arrive, the further towards the back you will be. If you are looking to move at your own pace with no pressure coming up behind you, position yourself near the back of the group so that you won’t have to be constantly stopping and starting to let the faster riders pass you. Some, but not all, races have a staggered start.
  • The Crowds: These rides are very popular so there will always be crowding at the beginning and sometimes at the more technical sections. Just remember that if you are feeling crowded, so is everyone else so it is all part of the experience.
  • Walking: Remember, these races are open to everyone so if you get to a section that is to difficult for you then don’t worry! It is perfectly acceptable and expected for you to hop off of your bike and walk until you feel ready to ride again. If you are walking and a rider comes up behind you, just move off to the side and let them pass.
  • Rules & Regulations: Helmets are required at all times for all riders. Bikes should be in good working order and you are responsible for supplying your own on-course water and repair kits.

The first Toonie Ride of the 2014 Season

The first Toonie Ride of the 2014 summer season is on May 1

You can find the rest of the 2014 Toonie Ride schedule here. Will I see you out at any of this year’s Toonie Rides?


Health and Wellness in Whistler

Date Posted: February 28, 2014

Whistler offers clean, fresh mountain air, gorgeous surroundings and an endless variety of healthy activities for you to experience. With such beneficial attributes, it isn’t surprising that this resort has also become a renowned destination for health and wellness getaways.

Here are a few places to relax, rejuvenate and cultivate a healthier lifestyle:

  1. Scandinave Spa Whistler
  2. Farfalla Hair & Esthetics
  3. The Core
  4. Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain
  5. Whistler Racquet Club
  6. Peak Performance Physiotherapy
  7. Village Centre Chiropractic & Massage
  8. Valley Trail
  9. Meadow Park Sports Centre
  10. Avello Spa & Health Club

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A Piece of History: Whistler Museum

Date Posted: February 25, 2014

Have you had the chance to visit the Whistler Museum? If not, make a point to. You’ll be fascinated by photos of Whistler’s first pioneers, Whistler’s original ski-bums, and beautiful photos of the ever changing mountain scenery.

The mission of the Whistler Museum is to “collect, preserve, document and interpret the natural and human history of mountain life – with an emphasis on Whistler – and to provide a forum in which to present an innovative range of exhibitions and education programs to enrich the lives of residents and guests.”

And believe me, the staff and supports of Whistler Museum have done just that. The Museum is located across from our new office at 4333 Main Street, and is open 7 days a week, 11am-5pm. Admission is under $10.00.

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Photos from the Whistler Museum website >> http://www.whistlermuseum.org/welcome