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Win a Whistler Adventure Getaway.

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Winter isn’t over yet, now could be your chance to win the Whistler weekend you’ve been dreaming of!

Win a Whistler Adventure Getaway!

Prize Package: (Valid for two people)

– 2 Nights in a king or double room at the Crystal Lodge & Suites.
– 2 Superfly Ziplines Passes.
– 2 hour beginner or intermediate Snowmobile Tour.
– Axe Throwing with Forged Axe.
– Pizza for 2 people at Creekbread.

Enter Here: winwhistlergetaway.pgtb.me/S0BQWk

Winner announced on Feb 19th 2019.

Winter Family Activities off the Slopes.

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Thinking of travelling to Whistler for your next family holiday and want to take advantage of those off slope activities as much as skiing or snowboarding? Here’s our top 5 choices for all budgets.

Snowshoe Peak 2 Peak Combo

1. Snowshoe / Peak 2 Peak Combo

Combine the best of Whistler Blackcomb. Experience the serenity of snowshoeing with our experienced guides with the impressive, record-breaking Peak 2 Peak experience. After your walk through the wilderness, journey between the two mountains with a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment and surrounding peaks. A mountain experience like no other.

  • $129.99 /Adult
  • $89.99 /Child

Escape Rooms Whistler

2. Escape! Whistler – Escape Rooms

Escape! Whistler is an excellent indoor activity for people of all ages looking for an exciting way to spend an hour. All of our themes are family friendly and non weather dependent.
Choose from our 4 themes and immerse yourself into the world we have created for you. Be prepared for fun, creative, and interactive obstacles. How far you make it will depend on your group’s ability to solve the challenges laid out for you. If you get stumped along the way, you will have the opportunity to receive clues to help you advance. But don’t waste time…you only have 45 minutes to Escape!

  • $33 /Person

Family Snowmobile Tours

3. Family Snowmobile Tours

Introduce your family to the sport of snowmobiling in a safe and exciting environment. Explore our vast network of trails to breath-taking vistas and through old growth forests with your professional guide. The kids are going to love this tour, as they can try driving their very own mini-snowmobiles + children 12 and under are free!

  • $189.99 /Driver
  • $99.99 /Passenger
  • Kids 12 yrs and under are free!

Ice Skating at Olympic Plaza

4. Ice Skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza

The rink is now open for the 2018-2019 season! The outdoor skating rink at Whistler Olympic Plaza is an inspiring place to ice skate outdoors with your family and friends, surrounded by majestic scenery, the twinkle of festive lights and the iconic Olympic rings.

  • Admission is FREE and skate rentals are $6 per person.

Superfly Ziplines

5. Superfly Ziplines

Fly through our winter wonderland on the world’s most spectacular ziplines. We’ve designed and custom-built one of the best adventures in the world. Your tour starts with a custom 4×4 climb up Rainbow Mountain, at the top, we will get you ready to soar across mountain valleys and through old growth forests on four dual ziplines. Highlighted by Canada’s longest ziplines at well over a kilometre long and 600 feet high, you will reach speeds up to 100 km/hour as you fly through the BC backcountry.

  • $129.99 /Adult
  • $109.99 /Child

Winter Update – All Activities Open!

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With 600cm of snow falling this season so far and December claiming most of those centimetres, the locals are calling it #deepcember!

Our full winter activity offering is open and the trail conditions are unreal! Whether you’re looking for apres ski or a much earned day off from the shredding the mountain we’ve got options for the whole family.

Snowmobile at Cougar Mountain. Ranging from beginner to advanced as well as our specially crafted family tour which includes mini-snowmobile action for the kids, we’ve got something to suit all adventure levels.

Snowshoe tours on Whistler Mountain offer a unique way to sightsee, add-on on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to make an unforgettable dual mountain experience.

Soar through the Whistler backcountry with Superfly Ziplines, the world’s most spectacular ziplines. Flights departing every hour from 9am – 4pm.

Want to combine more than one adventure? Our combos are a great deal with up to 30% savings.

We hope to see you this winter season, it’d be our pleasure to show off our wonderful backyard to you.

Snowmobile Tours Open Tomorrow, Dec 14th!

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Snowmobile Tours open tomorrow, December 14th!

Better late than never, Whistler has received 86cm of snow in 48hrs and 130cm in 7 days… This can only mean one thing! Snowmobile tours open tomorrow, December 14th!

We will be offering our full schedule of snowmobile tours on Cougar & Rainbow Mountains. Choose from 2-2.5 hour tours for beginner or intermediate ability levels. Family tours & Trailblazer advanced tours will open next week.

Book online or speak to our team on 1 855 824 9955 or email.

Snowshoe Tours Open.

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Snowshoe on Whistler Mountain This Weekend!

With the opening of Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains for skiing & snowboarding tomorrow, Nov 22nd, comes the opening of snowshoe tours this Saturday, Nov 24th.

Ride the gondola up Whistler Mountain, then strap on your snowshoes for a trip through the freshly fallen snow in Whistler Blackcomb’s most pristine old growth forest.

Book online or speak to our team on 1 855 824 9955 or email.

*Natural Mystic snowshoe tour only until more snow falls.

Vallea Lumina – Now Open!

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Whistler’s First Ever Multimedia Nightwalk Opens at Cougar Mountain

Last week (July 18th, 2018) saw the long-awaited launch of Vallea Lumina, a spectacular multimedia night walk at Whistler’s Cougar Mountain. Over 600 guests gathered in the mountain’s old-growth forest to walk the 1.5km trail for the first time, celebrating the opening of Whistler’s newest immersive experience.

Vallea Lumina is the eighth night walk experience from our partners Montreal-based Moment Factory, marking the beginning of a new era of destination experiences in BC.

The experience is located at our base at Cougar Mountain, just eight minutes north of Whistler Village, in the heart of a lush rainforest. With a stunning backdrop of mountain and valley views, the setting lends an otherworldly atmosphere to the experience, and is inspired by the local culture and the natural beauty of its location. Vallea Lumina uses a universal language, speaking to audiences of all ages and interests and bringing generations together using a combination of emotive lights, videos, soundscape and scenography. Guests are transported to another world, with plenty of opportunities to explore and engage with the environment.

Vallea Lumina runs daily until October 15th, 2018. The experience begins at sundown and takes place every 20 minutes (exact times vary depending on time of year). The illuminated 1.5km long trail takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and a complimentary shuttle service is provided to transport visitors between Whistler Village and Cougar Mountain. Tickets cost $29 for adults (16+), $24 for youth (6 to 15 years) and children 5 years and under receive free admission. For more information or to book, visit vallealumina.com.

Mid-Summer Heatwave Remedies.

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It’s the middle of summer and the temperatures are soaring. Here’s our 5 best ways to cool down on those 30°C days.

Whitewater Rafting

1. Whitewater Rafting

The wide variety of Whistler Whitewater Rafting tours offered by Wedge Rafting, Whistlers original rafting company, is meant to provide the perfect challenge and adventure for your group. We offer tours between Classes 1 and 4 rapids all on glacial fed rivers. In the presence of an experienced professional raft guide you will venture onto one of Whistler’s pristine rivers with the confidence it takes to rip through the wild waters.

River of Golden Dreams

2. Whistler Eco Tours – River of Golden Dreams

Take a gentle paddle down The River of Golden Dreams and experience lush, old growth forest and wildflower-lined banks, as well as stunning snow-capped mountain vistas. Choose between a canoe or single or double kayak for this family friendly activity.

Superfly Ziplines

3. Superfly Ziplines

The air is cooler up here! Feel free as a bird, as you fly through the forest on an exhilarating high wire adventure. Superfly Ziplines unique system allows two guests to ride side-by-side, each on their own cable making it an incredible scenic experience for the whole family. Tours depart daily, every 30 minutes from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Lost Lake Park

4. Lost Lake Park

Spend the warm summer days on a beautiful beach by a cool, clear mountain lake. Within 15 minutes walking distance from Whistler Village, Lost Lake beach features a swimming area, docks, barbecue stands, washrooms, picnic tables, a kid’s area and a concession stand for some delicious summer treats!

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

5. PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

Experience 11 minutes of 360 views. Ride the Guinness Book of World Records-holder for the longest and highest lift, connecting the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain. For a sensory overload, check out the variety of alpine wildflowers which can be spotted on both mountains during bloom periods.

Win passes to Vallea Lumina on opening weekend!

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Win a weekend in Whistler including tickets to Vallea Lumina on the opening weekend!

Old stories tell of the wondrous things that happen near Whistler. Discover unexpected enchantment at Vallea Lumina on July 21 – 22.

Discover the Hidden Wonders of the Whistler Valley Prize Package: (Valid for two people)
– Passes to Vallea Lumina
– One night stay at the Crystal Lodge and Suites
Superfly Ziplines adventure
– $50 gift certificate for dinner at Hunter Gather

Two (2) ways to enter. Limit one (1) entry per person.

On Vallea Lumina’s Facebook Post:
1. Comment on what you think the people are doing in photo.
2. Fill out the form: a.pgtb.me/HSCq1k

On Vallea Lumina’s Instagram @vallealumina:
1. Comment on what you think the people are doing in photo.
2. Fill out the form: a.pgtb.me/HSCq1k

Good luck!

Image Credit: Foresta Lumina, Coaticook, Québec, Moment Factory.

21st Whitewater Rodeo Goes Back to its Roots.

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Iconic Whistler businesses come together to make the Whitewater Rodeo 2018 a force for good.

The Whitewater Rodeo is a legendary Whistler event, with 300 locals and VIPs rafting the Green River with Wedge Rafting and kicking on at a bumpin’ after-party at Cougar Mountain. This will be its 21st year.

The Adventure Group (TAG), Wedge Rafting, Gibbons, and Good Fortune Collective have pooled their expertise and experience to plan a fun-filled, feel-good event for locals to kick off the summer in style. They have joined forces to make this long-standing event a force for good.

Once again, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Zero Ceiling, funding their programs for young people who have experienced homelessness from the Sea to Sky corridor and Vancouver.

Zero Ceiling’s Work 2 Live program provides housing, employment, support and outdoor adventure for young people who have experienced homelessness from the Sea to Sky and Vancouver. All have faced significant challenges in their lives: many have been in government care, experienced poverty, unstable housing, and disruption in their lives. They’re looking for stability and opportunity, and that’s what the Work 2 Live program provides.

“Our incredible community is what makes Whistler such a powerful place to base our Work 2 Live program,” said Chris Wrightson, Co-executive Director of Zero Ceiling.

That’s also what inspired Joey Houssian, owner of TAG, to donate the rodeo ticket sales to Zero Ceiling last year. “We know the Whitewater Rodeo has always been a favourite among locals, and leveraging their enthusiasm to support Zero Ceiling just makes sense,” said Houssian. “The community spirit that the Rodeo embodies is the same spirit that makes Zero Ceiling’s programs so effective, so we’re glad we can bring a real benefit to these young people through the event.”

Joey Gibbons, owner of Gibbons Whistler was also keen to come on board, and use Gibbons’ decades of experience planning the best parties and events in Whistler to support Zero Ceiling. “We were really excited to come on board. It’s a fantastic cause and one that’s close to our hearts as a long-time local business. We understand how hard these young people are working to transform their lives, and it’s great to be a part of that.”

“We’re humbled by the time, effort and resources all our partner organizations have put into the Whitewater Rodeo,” said Chris Wrightson, Co-executive Director of Zero Ceiling. “The funding raised from this event will make a huge difference to the young people in our programs. We’re only a small charity, so we’re thrilled that these iconic Whistler businesses have come together to transform this long-time locals’ event into such a great fundraiser for Zero Ceiling.”

The Whitewater Rodeo 2018 is taking place on Wednesday June 20th. Check out www.zeroceiling.org/whitewater-rodeo to find out more.

CONTACT: Chris Wrightson, Zero Ceiling, 604 966 4304, chris@zeroceiling.org

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Vallea Lumina – Coming to Whistler, July 2018.

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Vallea Lumina Transforms Whistler into a Multimedia Wonderland.

The Adventure Group and Moment Factory partner on a multimedia night walk experience.


Image Credit: Foresta Lumina, Coaticook, Québec, Moment Factory

This summer, magical nights await visitors to Whistler at Vallea Lumina, a groundbreaking experience that will bring Cougar Mountain’s old-growth forest to life. Created by Montreal-based Moment Factory, and brought to Whistler by The Adventure Group, this multimedia experience invites guests into an enchanting universe, inspired by Whistler’s unparalleled natural beauty and local culture.


Image Credit: Nova Lumina, Chandler, Québec, Moment Factory

The critically acclaimed Lumina night walk series is the esteemed concept of Moment Factory, an award-winning multimedia entertainment studio specializing in the production of immersive and mesmerizing environments; previously collaborating on events with Madonna, the NFL, the Sagrada Familia and Arcade Fire, among others. Following the success of seven previous nightwalk experiences across the globe, Moment Factory has partnered with The Adventure Group, Whistler’s premiere adventure and activity operator, to stage Vallea Lumina at Cougar Mountain. Located just eight minutes north of Whistler Village, in the heart of a lush rainforest with a stunning backdrop of mountain and valley views, the setting lends an otherworldly atmosphere to the experience. Inspired by the local culture and the natural beauty of its location, the nightwalk will use a universal language, speak to audiences of all ages and interests and bring generations together using a combination of emotive lights, videos, soundscape and scenography. Guests will feel transported to another world, with plenty of opportunities to touch, play, explore and engage with the environment.


Image Credit: Nova Lumina, Chandler, Québec, Moment Factory

“Our company exists to create moments for people that will be memorable and impactful through their interaction with nature”, says The Adventure Group Founder & CEO Joey Houssian. “Introducing an interactive, outdoor, multimedia night walk is an exciting evolution for us, and one I can’t wait to share. The collaboration between Moment Factory and The Adventure Group has been very special and to see two leaders in their respective fields come together to create something like this for Whistler has been rewarding in many ways, not least of which has been working with some of the most creative people on the planet.”

Vallea Lumina launches on Wednesday July 18, 2018 and will run daily until October 2018. The experience begins at sundown and takes place every 20 minutes (exact times vary depending on time of year). The illuminated 1.5km long trail takes approximately 60 minutes to complete, and a complimentary shuttle service will be provided to transport visitors between Whistler Village and Cougar Mountain. Tickets cost $29 for adults (16+), $24 for youth (6 to 15 years) and children 5 years and under receive free admission. For more information or to book, visit tagwhistler.com/lumina.

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About The Adventure Group
Motivated by a simple philosophy – to create moments of growth through high quality experiences that are fun, safe, and memorable – The Adventure Group is Whistler’s premiere booking service, connecting locals and visitors to all the region has to offer. By providing a diverse collection of activities in one place, and with a variety of offices located throughout Whistler, The Adventure Group is the most convenient way for visitors to book their adventures in Whistler. The Adventure Group’s portfolio of activities include Superfly Ziplines, Wedge Whitewater Rafting, snowmobile tours, RZR tours, snowshoe tours on Whistler Mountain and the Treetop Adventure Course. The Adventure Group offers a wealth of experiences for explorers of all ages and skill levels eager to tap into their sense of adventure.

About Moment Factory
Moment Factory is a multimedia studio with a full range of production expertise under one roof. Our team combines specializations in video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects to create remarkable experiences. With its headquarters based in Montreal, the studio also has offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, New York City and Paris. Since its inception in 2001, Moment Factory has created more than 400 unique shows and destinations. Productions span the globe and include such clients as Los Angeles Airport, Microsoft, NFL, Sony, Toyota, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Madonna and Royal Caribbean.

Media Contacts:
Rebecca Peters
Avenue PR
778.751.7029
Rebecca@avenuepr.ca
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Kelsey Millman
Avenue PR
778.379.4988
Kelsey@avenuepr.ca
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