Featured Destination: Spring in Whistler BC

A trip to Whistler BC offers fun and excitement for the whole family with exhilarating outdoor activities and adventures offered year-round. As the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler has an international flair and is filled with a large assortment of activities to keep everyone happy.

This spring (April 13-22, 2012) the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival is showcasing 10 fun-filled days of jaw-dropping sports, music and art. This legendary spring festival offers sports competitions, free daily outdoor concerts, fashion shows, after parties with internationally acclaimed DJs, photography and art exhibits, film screenings, theatre and of course, the best skiing and riding in the world. Come out for a visit and watch the action.

There is also the Whistler Cup from April 6-8, 2012 which has grown to become on of the largest and most important ski races internationally for athletes aged 11-14 years. There are hundreds of young athletes from 23 countries participating. More information can be found at www.whistlercup.com.

The Fire and Ice Show is a legendary outdoor show held every Sunday at 7:30pm at the base of the mountains and is completely free! Dress warm, grab a cup of hot chocolate and prepare to be amazed by the live entertainment including big air, fire spinners, live DJ and fireworks display. Guaranteed fun for the entire family.

Besides the shows and concerts, get active with fabulous spring skiing and boarding, a ride on the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola, cross country skiing, Olympic legacy tours, apr├Ęs-ski relaxing, shopping in the walk-through village, swimming and skating at the Meadow Park Sports Centre, or climbing and fitness classes at The Core. There are so many fun things to do in Whistler BC; a vacation here will not have a moment wasted. Here is a handy overview map of Whistler that might be useful.

It’s about 2 hours and 15 minutes drive to Whistler when leaving Vancouver International Airport or you can get there by train with the Rocky Mountaineer Sea to Sky Climb service from Vancouver to Whistler.

Don’t forget about Owner Direct’s great last minute deals in Whistler if you’re looking for accommodations for a quick getaway. Spring skiing anyone? What are your favourite things to do in Whistler in the Spring?

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