New this Summer in Whistler
Beacon (formerly Cittas) Whistler Village
New Whistler Summer Activities
Introducing RZR Tours!
Pronounced “Razor” The Adventure Group is changing the Whistler Activity game. These new and exciting off-road machines provide a unique side-by-side driving experience that will be the first of its kind in Whistler. They are officially the most thrilling way to explore the backcountry trails and old growth forests of Cougar Mountain.
With every feature you could want, the RZR gives you more control with a steering wheel, more comfort with bucket seats, and more safety with a roll cage. With 2 seat or 4 seat models available, they have options for all group sizes.
Tours will include a stop at their brand new skills park, where drivers can play with gigantic teeter totters and big banked turns in a safe environment.
Beginning May 16th, read more about this and more Adventure Group activities here
More Summer Activity News :: Whistler gets a record breaking zipline
Ziptrek Ecotours, voted Best Adventure Tour and Best Customer Service in Pique Magazine’s Best of Whistler 2014, is building a record breaking zipline. The new 2km zipline will be the longest in both Canada and the US.
The zipline, set to open in mid-July, will start at Blackcomb mountain and go all the way to Whistler, similar to the world-record breaking Peak2Peak gondola. For those able to enjoy the view, the results will be spectacular. For the rest of us, it’ll be a thrill-seekers nirvana. Think about it: You’re following the path of the Peak2Peak gondola, flying between the two peaks of Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, but on a zipline.
For more details read the full Whistler Question article here.
NEW RACES for Whistler Summer 2015
For the first time ever Outerbike is coming to Whistler this June 4th – 7th! If you’re wondering what Outerbike is, you are not alone.
It is a four day event that gets the world’s leading bike and gear manufactures together in one place for you to try out all the latest and greatest the bike industry has to offer. You get to not only see but sample next years innovations all on one of the best trail systems anywhere. There is over 120 miles of trails in Whistler from fun and easy to exciting and gnarly. You can go into the Bike Park or head over to Lost Lake for some x-country bike action.
Registration to the event includes breakfast, a Whistler Mountain Bike Park pass and guides as well as prizes, movies and entrances into the parties for the entire weekend! Get out to the best places Whistler has to offer, you will really get to try out that bike you have always wanted and as an added bonus you get to participate in one of the legendary Twoonie Races on your first night in town.
See the full schedule and register here.
New Red Bull 400 Race at Whistler Olympic Park
The steepest 400m race in the world that tests both speed and endurance is coming to Canada July 19, 2015 Whistler Olympic Park.
This race challenges runners with 400 vertical metres of gain from the bottom of the ski jump, straight to the top. With categories for full-distance, coed relay (4x100m), and a dedicated relay race for firefighter/police/EMS (4x100m), Red Bull 400 will test runners of all skill-levels. Don’t let the simplicity of the concept fool you, runners will push themselves to the limit with this punishing 400m climb up.
The location is the beautiful Callaghan Valley area during the warm Summer months when there is no snow and lots of sunshine. For full details click here.
New Whistler Restaurants
Pizzeria Antico Restaurant
The new Pizzeria Antico restaurant has opened in Whistler village and they’re cooking up some fine tasting thin crust style pizza. Located in what was formerly the Bavaria restaurant, the very central restaurant location is bright, warm and filled with the smell of fresh cooking that is being enjoyed by local residents along with visitors to the resort.
The Neapolitan style of the Pizzeria Antico has been well received and has added some additional variety to the already large selection of restaurants available in Whistler village. This is definitely one of the casual dining restaurants you will want to try when visiting Whistler village.
Oh ya, and they have Dessert!!
Basalt Wine and Salumeria
Set to open this summer in Whistler the Basalt Wine and Salumeria, the concept for this new restaurant, going into the former location of The Mix by Ric’s, centres on the idea of an old-school salumeria — except with a touch of the contemporary thrown in.
The chef and owner Eric Gilchrist tells Pique Magazine his vision for the new Whistler Restaurant:
“My vision for that is you’re staying in the village or you’ve been here for a little while, and maybe you don’t want to go out tonight. But you can come and pick one of these up or call ahead… and we can have it ready,” Gilchrist says. “I want to bring the ploughman’s lunch back to the table. They’ll probably arm-wrestle over whether that’s English or Irish (in origin), but it’s that idea of sitting in a field and tearing up bread with some beautiful olive oil, cheese and cured meats. Everybody has a glass of wine and you relax, and that’s what our vision is: rustic yet refined.”
to read the full article in Pique Newsmagazine click here.
Also new to Whistler recently is the iconic Tim Horton’s coffee located in Creekside on the corner of Highway 99 and London Lane. The new location is approximately 968-square-feet in size, and includes a large patio area with ample outdoor seating and a fire pit. Now you can get your double double on the way out of or into town.
Summer Vacation Rental Rates:
Whistler VRBO Summer Rentals available.
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