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What's On Whistler - June 2008


June kicks off Whistler's spectacular summer with a month chock-full of events. Whistler's "Dine & Unwind" program is a great way to experience many of the fabulous offerings in Whistler with discounts up to 40 per cent off spa treatments, nicely rounded out by multi-course menus starting at $20 per person. Treat Dad on Father's Day to a sunshine-filled day of golf or plan a romantic getaway with hikes and wildlife watching on Whistler's valley trail. Or, if you are more of a thrill seeker, check out one of our summer packages on the seat of a mountain bike or the exciting waters by kayak. Whistler has the solution at

Plane, train or automobile… just get here soon!
And mark those calendars!!!
There are less than 630 days left before the start of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games!
Also, lookout for the Whistler Music Festival coming July 19 & 20, 2008

Dine & Unwind
May 1 - June 28, 2008
Whistler's Dine & Unwind program continues through June 28, offering more delicious deals at a wide range of restaurants and spas. Visitors can indulge in a variety of tasty treats with multi-course menus starting at just $20 per person. From Pacific Northwest to French, Mediterranean, Italian, German, Indian and Japanese to local pub or steakhouse, there's never a better time to eat your way through Whistler. Spectacular spa specials at some of the most luxurious spas offer a variety of rejuvenating treatments at great prices. Mention "Spring Dine & Unwind" when booking and let the pampering begin. Information:

Every Woman in the World Conference
May 30 - June 1, 2008
The Every Woman in the World Conference is a weekend getaway geared to inspiring women to try new and exciting activities. The conference includes fun back-to-back introductory workshops on everything from belly dancing and yoga to mountain biking and much more. Information:

Whistler Wellness Week
May 31 - June 7, 2008
Betterment of the mind, body and spirit is the focus of a jam-packed week of wellness at the third annual Whistler Wellness Week, May 31 - June 7, 2008. This year there will be more than 100 different seminars, workshops, and activities for people to participate in. Participants can take part in individual workshops on an a la carte basis or purchase passes for the day or week. Whistler Wellness Week is North America's largest alpine wellness festival. New this year is Yoga Twenty Four - the opportunity to participate in a 24-hour yoga marathon. Each day there will be as many as 14 different workshops and activities to select from. In addition, there will be a selection of spa and restaurant specials to help your enjoy your wellness journey.

June 6 - 8, 2008
Start the 7th annual - 3 day - Enviro-Fest, Whistler's environmental festival, with the Gaia Gala, an opening ceremony at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Check out the Enviro-Fest Fair on June 7th at 11 a.m. in Mountain Square and the 2nd Annual Energy Film Festival, June 8th at 12 p.m. Wonder who will be the recipient for the Environmental Business (WEB) Awards this year? Information:

Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake - Series #1
Beginning June 9, 2008
First in the new series of Art Workshops on the Lake is Life Drawing with Maeve Bellmore.. Life drawing is the traditional cornerstone of art training as the human figure offers every challenge one could require - line and tone, perspective and composition. Realizing that proportions and anatomy work to help you instantly draw masterful faces, hands, feet, hair, and how to help you draw clothes on people. How to draw clothes and how to draw clothes and folds in them can be very difficult. You need an understanding of the human figure in order to know how clothes will fall on the body. Located at the Alta Lake Station House. Information:

Summer Glacier Skiing and Snowboarding on Blackcomb Mountain opens
June 9 to July 27 2008
The sun is shining, the lakes are sparkling, it's the perfect time to... go skiing and riding. Whistler Blackcomb enjoys the longest ski season in North America with spring skiing and snowboarding on Blackcomb Mountain continuing through June and their summer season keeps the hardcore winter enthusiasts happy as bikes, snowboards and skis load on the wizard chair and solar coaster. Information:

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Now Open 10am to 5pm
Extended play begins June 14, 2008 - 10am - 8pm until September 1st (10am i 5pm from September 1 - October 13th)
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is the No. 1 lift accessed downhill park in the world, offering 200 kilometres of lift-serviced descending trails for thrill seekers of all levels. The world-class Bike Park crew is constantly setting new boundaries with its design innovation. Trails are labeled by level of difficulty from green runs for beginners to blue and black diamond trails in the main bike park. Trails range from gentle banked cruisers through the Coastal forest to tight and twisty single track - perfect for intermediate riders. For more advanced gravity junkies, there are steep rock faces, gnarly root-strewn lines, drop-offs of all descriptions and more. Information:

Bike Park 101 - * New This Summer *
June 14, 2008
You don't have to be a pro to have fun in the bike park. This is the perfect program for beginner riders who would like an introduction to the Whistler Blackcomb Bike Park. If you feel confident on a bike but have never ridden in the Bike Park before, Bike Park 101 will have you off and running in no time. Includes Bike Park Lift Ticket, Lesson and Rentals. Groups meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:00pm in front of the MAC Pan. Information:

Women's Wednesdays (and Mondays)
June 18, 2008
Women's Wednesdays are so popular that we've added an extra night! Chicks rip it up in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Monday & Wednesday nights. Whistler Blackcomb is growing the sport of downhill mountain biking for women with these fantastic girls-only clinics. Women's Wednesdays are the perfect opportunity for women to experience lift-accessed downhill riding with friends in a relaxed environment. The program offers something for riders of every ability whether it's your first time or 100th time in the Bike Park. Women's Wednesdays run every Monday and Wednesday between 5 to 8pm. Women's Wednesday's tickets include rentals, lift tickets, bike guides, a beer at apres, and a chance to win great prizes. Information:

Comfortably Numb Trail Running Race
June 22, 2008
Comfortably Numb follows a winding 25 km trail through moss covered forest. Elevation gain is mostly in the first half. Majority of the course is undulating trail through forest, with most of the descent and tricky sections near the finish. Information:

Whistler Cancer Awareness and Prevention Walk
June 14, 2007
One step closer to awareness, prevention and a cure is the purpose of this Canadian Cancer Society of BC fundraiser. Participants will walk distances ranging from five to 25 kilometres on Whistler's beautiful Valley Trail. Walk starts and finishes at Dusty's Bar & Grill in Creekside, starting at 9 a.m.
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Whistler Farmers' Market
June 15 to October 13, 2008
Starting Father's Day, June 15, the Whistler Farmers' Market hits the pedestrian streets of the Upper Village (near The Fairmont Chateau Whistler) every Sunday with artisans, crafts, organic and local produce, jams, honey, baked goods, jewelery and much more. Runs every Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. until October 13, 2008.
Whistler International All Star Hockey Tournament
June 21 - July 14, 2008
The Whistler International All Star Hockey Tournament is an elite youth tournament designed to bring together hockey players with a high level of commitment to their sport. Information:
Whistler's Inaugural Dragon Boat Festival
June 28 & 29, 2008
The first annual Whistler Dragon Boat Festival is about to embark on beautiful Alta Lake. Spend the weekend in some of the most spectacular scenery in the world filled with beating drums, fierce paddling, cheering spectators and live entertainment! Information:

Summer Sightseeing and Hiking on Whistler Mountain opens
Summer sightseeing begins June 28 , 2008
***Alpine Hiking will open as the snow pack allows***
Experience the magnificent 360 degree views of the high alpine with the ease of gondola and chair lift-accessed hiking trails and viewpoints. A wide range of self-guided routes varying in difficulty set out from the Roundhouse and Peak Chair atop Whistler Mountain. Information:

Coming soon…
Whistler Music Festival - July 19 & 20, 2008
Pemberton Festival - July 25-27, 2008
Whistler Children's Art Festival - July 12-13, 2007
Artwalk - August 1-31, 2008
Kokanee Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival - August 9-17, 2008
Campground "C" - August 23, 2008
Cornucopia: Whistler's Celebration of Wine and Food - November 6-10, 2007
Whistler Film Festival - December 4-7, 2008

Feature Vacation Package

A golf experience unlike anything else

Great golf packages including 2 Nights / 3 Courses starting from as low as $355 per person*.

Rated Canada's number one golf destination by Golf Digest, Whistler's four championship designer courses provide an unparalleled mountain golf experience.

This season visitors are invited to join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Arnold Palmer's first-ever Canadian design at the Whistler Golf Club. Take the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf at the foot of Mount Currie by playing the tee-to-green bent grass of Big Sky Golf and Country Club designed
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