Whistler Film Festival

Whistler Film Festival

November 29-December 3, 2017

5 days, 80+ films


Whistler Film Festival unveils Summit lineup and first wave of industry guests
October 10, 2017
With seven weeks to go until ‘Canada’s coolest film fest’ kicks off at the Whistler Film Festival (November 29 – December 3), industry can start planning their festival experience as WFF unveils its Summit lineup and first wave of guests. Featuring 25 interactive sessions designed to foster business collaborations, WFF’s Summit aims to provide practical intel for filmmakers and dealmakers, as well as spark debate through a variety of high-level keynotes and panel discussions on topics that include finance, marketing, distribution, technology and export. With up to 1,000 expected delegates including industry executives, filmmakers and digital trailblazers from across North America and beyond, Whistler is the place to be, connect and deal this December.

Basalt Wine + Salumeria

Basalt Restaurant, Whistler

Fall deals at Basalt:

Main course and glass of wine – $28
Cheese and charcuterie plate and 2 glasses of wine – $27
Weekend brunch – benny and mimosa or Caesar – $19
Weekend happy Hour at 3 pm – Cheese Fondue and glass of wine – $24 per person

From the website at http://basaltwhistler.com/

Basalt is a wine bar, salumeria and restaurant located in Whistler Village, offering the ideal combination of service, quality and atmosphere. With an emphasis on curated food and drink, and a fine attention to detail, our goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our wine list features both local and international regions and an extensive selection of wines by the glass, our cured meat and cheese offerings are carefully selected from the best products available, and our plated menu emphasizes exquisite artisanal fare.

Whistler Job Fair

Whistler Job Fair
Saturday, October 21st from 1-4pm
Whistler Public Library

Learn more at www.whistleresc.com

Bring your resume Meet local employers in person

Get resume and interview tips

Thirty of Whistler’s Top Employers will be
on site and they want to meet you!

From the website:

Who’s hiring in Whistler & Pemberton? See below for the latest job listings!

Drop by in Whistler at #204-1200 Alpha Lake Road (above LordCo & Olives) or call us at 604-932-1600, for help and assistance in resume building, job search, networking skills, and employment plans.

Whistler and Pemberton Job Listing – 12 OCTOBER-2017

Table Nineteen Lakeside Eatery at Nicklaus North

Table Nineteen

I forgot all about this place, and its gorgeous!

Its not REALLY a hold in the wall, but it IS off the beaten path, you have to go past Whistler heading north, and turn into the golfing community at Nicklaus North, drive to the golf course – and there it is, overlooking the gorgeous goldf course, the water, everything!

Plus some great service, food and drink


Check it out, even just for drinks and an awesome view, winter or summer!

Warm decor, exquisite fare, all in a beautiful winter
setting, lakeside at Table Nineteen at Nicklaus North

Holiday & Winter Party Packages from only $59 per person:
includes exclusive use of dining room, dinner (buffet or plated),
welcome drink & dance floor!

Whistler’s BEST Patio – check out the picture at their website at http://www.tablenineteen.com/

Table Nineteen

From their website:

At Table Nineteen, we offer outstanding food, unparalleled views, great value and exceptional service. Table Nineteen is authentically Whistler — open, fun, creative — casually elegant and welcoming to everyone. Located alongside glacier fed Green Lake and set against the Coast Mountain range, our location showcases Whistler’s spectacular natural environment. It is the Whistler we all love.

Our setting is an essential part of the Table Nineteen dining experience and one we enthusiastically share with our Guests. In summer choose to dine on Whistler’s Best Patio, our club-style lounge, our newly updated dining room. Guests can trust that a meal at Table Nineteen will be prepared using the freshest locally sourced ingredients through innovative recipes created by Executive Chef Eric Gilchrist.

During the golf season (May-Oct) Table Nineteen provides one of the most idyllic spots in all of Whistler to grab a bite and enjoy a beverage. Our lakeside patio is one of the most stunning in all of Whistler. Relax and enjoy the lakeside views, aquatic life, the odd roaming bear, golfers teeing off on the 16th hole and the Harbour Air seaplanes taking off and landing from Whistler’s only “airport”.

Go and check it out – gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Whistler Has The Coldest Vodka Tasting Room In The World

Coldest Vodka Tasting Room In The World

Ketel One Ice Room Vodka Menu

The Bearfoot Bistro is home to the coldest vodka tasting room in the world. At -32C (-25F) the Ketel One Ice Room provides the optimal environment for drinking this complex spirit. We offer guests an unparalleled opportunity to sample a diverse selection of premium vodkas from across the globe, while learning how the grain, distillation and filtration processes combine to make each product unique.

Vodka Tasting Experience $48

A crazy selection of obviously ice cold vodkas!

360 vodka usa

42 below new zealand

absolut sweden

absolut elyx sweden

belvedere poland

belvedere – citron poland

belvedere – intense poland

belvedere – orange poland

belvedere 1x poland

blavod england

broken shed new zealand

ciroc – bluestone france

ciroc – red berry france

ciroc – coconut france

ciroc – peach france

deepcove bc

flyte canada

grey goose france

grey goose – pear france

grey goose – orange france

hanger one usa

iceberg canada

ketel one holland

ketel one – citrus holland

longtable bc

luksusowa poland

phrog bc

prairie usa

pristina canada

russian standard russia

russian standard – imperial russia

schramm pemberton bc

skyy usa

skyy – passion fruit usa

snow queen kazakhstan

sobieski poland

spirit bear canada

square one usa

stolichnaya russia

stolichnaya elite russia

tito’s usa

u’luvka poland

unruly bc

vincent van gogh holland

vincent van gogh – espresso holland

wyborowa poland

x4 canada

yukon winter yukon

zubrowka poland

Whistler Fall Restaurant Deals 2017

Whistler Fall Restaurant Deals 2017

Shoulder seasons are the BEST!

Way less people in the village, makes YOU the most valuable thing a restaurant can have – customers!

GREAT deals, look for the top restaurants and 3 course dining menus for around $29-$39 – you can also save at the cheaper spots, but why go there, when you can eat like a king or queen for so little right now! Save the bargain, fast food type joints for when you have to pay full price!

Sample Whistler Fall Restaurant Deals 2017:

Some of my favorite restaurants, and deals, right now:

Hy’s Steak House – 4 course chef’s menu – $49.95, Sunday to Thursday – Start with our famous Cheese Toast,
then choose from a selection of Hy’s favourite
appetizers, entrées and dessert

Araxi – $36 Five course anniversary dinner – Sunday to Thursday

21 Steps – 3 course dinner for $39, 7 days a week.

Alta Bistro – $29 for 3 courses Sunday to friday

Mexican Corner – $21 3 course menu Sunday-Thursday.

Brewhouse, 5 different dinners with a craft beer for $14.99 Sunday to Thursday

Look for Sidecut, Bearfoot Bistro, and Rimrock cafe often have prix fixe deals (several course sample menus)

The best part of it is that there are some world class restaurants in Whistler, you’re not just getting cheap eats, you are getting amazing eats at a great deal!

Check The Whistler Pique for updates!

Whistler Cornucopia 2017 | Nov. 9-19, 2017

Whistler Cornucopia

An eleven-day celebration of heavenly decadence, Whistler Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial is a merriment of food and drink that will make your senses sing and your taste buds soar. Contrary to what one might guess, Cornucopia is a pleasure fest that offers something tantalizing for everyone, not just typecast foodies

Just a FEW sampe events, more at http://whistlercornucopia.com

Cellar Door Grand Tasting
Friday November 10, 2017
8:00PM PDT

Cellar Door unlocks the gates to the world of luxury fine wines, uncorking top-shelf bottles of wine and champagne ($35 and up) to sip, savour and salivate over. Discover new wines and…
Crush Grand Tasting: Early Entry
Crush Grand Tasting: Early Entry
Saturday November 11, 2017
7:45PM PDT

The Crush Early Entry ticket is a head start for a limited number of attendees to the Crush Gala Tasting. This is your chance to interact with dozens of wineries and sip and savor a fantastic…
Crush Grand Tasting
Crush Grand Tasting
Saturday November 11, 2017
8:30PM PDT

The renowned flagship grand tasting event of Cornucopia: Crush creates a vibrant atmosphere for attendees to sip, savour and sample their way through the night and get to know new wines, creating new…

Whistler Writers Festival | Oct. 12 -15, 2017


Whistler Writers festival

Thursday October 12th will feature Comedy Quickies, a night of bite-sized comedy that takes writers’ humorous humdingers to the stage. Cash and prizes will be awarded for Best Comedy Writing, and our audience will choose the Best Act.

On Friday night our Chefs’ Reception will feature Caren McSherry, cookbook author and owner of the Gourmet Warehouse, local chef, Leah Garrad-Cole, author of It all Begins with Food, and Ben Greenberg, of Night Owl Brewing. There will be samples of appetizers and beer to try and you’ll be able to meet these authors and hear them discuss their featured recipes and books. The Literary Cabaret will follow the Reception. Hosted by local scribe and musician Stephen Vogler, the night combines readings from some of Canada’s best-loved authors, accompanied by live music. This year’s cabaret features David Chariandy, Leanne Dunic, Terry Fallis, Steven Heighton, Helen Humphreys, Grant Lawrence, Suzette Mayr, Sandra Ridley, Mark Leiren-Young, and Terry Watada. The winners of the Whistler Independent Book Awards will be announced just before the Literary Cabaret.

Our popular Saturday reading events are back, each featuring authors of different genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction and Fiction. In addition, we’ve added two literary salons this year for book clubs and will encourage you to read our feature authors’ books because the authors will be attending the salons. Our first salon on Friday October 13th will feature Frances Itani’s book, That’s My Baby. Our Saturday book salon will feature the Globe and Mail’s Doug Saunders and his book, Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Aren’t Enough. Our Saturday Crime Writers Lunch reading, moderated by our very own Feet Banks, will host authors John MacLachlan Gray, Sheena Kamal, Michael Redhill, Alisa Smith and Jenny D. Williams.

On Saturday night, a special main stage event will see CBC’s Grant Lawrence in conversation with the Globe and Mail’s Doug Saunders, Leslie Anthony, Claudia Casper and Gurjinder Basran. Doug Saunders will join us again on Sunday, October 15th to host our Sunday brunch and discussion with award winning authors Barbara Gowdy, Monia Mazigh, Frances Itani, Michael Harris and Lee Maracle. For the early risers and those who like a rousing walk in the morning, Grant will host a walk and reading with Terry Fallis, Shelley O’Callaghan, and Mark Leiren-Young.

Friday features a full day of publishing sessions. Join us for a workshop about publishing alternatives. This will be followed by a discussion with publishers about the industry’s challenges. The afternoon will offer an opportunity to sit down one-on-one with a publisher to hone your pitching skills. Eight publishers will participate in this event and together they represent all genres.

Whistler Writers Festival Schedule:

Festival Schedule 2017

Thursday, October 12
Time Event Venue

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP 1: Tales from the Trenches Lunch
Summit Lodge | $50 including Lunch

2 – 4p.m.

WORKSHOP 2: Out of the Attic: Engaging Your Audience

Summit Lodge | $32

6 – 7:30 p.m.

READING EVENT 1: Canada’s Best Independent Authors of 2017

Whistler Public Library | FREE

8 – 10 p.m.

READING EVENT 2: Comedy Quickies

Maury Young Arts Centre | $22

Friday, October 13
Time Event Venue
9 – 11 a.m. WORKSHOP 3: Publishing Alternatives (Caitlin Press and Vivalogue Publishing) Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. WORKSHOP 4: Panel Discussion: Publishers Roundtable Discussion Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $22
1:15 – 4:30 p.m. (with 20 min break) WORKSHOP 5: Speed Dating: Pitch your Book/Idea to Publishers and Editors Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $50 | Sponsored by: Marquis Book Printing
4 – 5:30 p.m.

READING EVENT 3: The Booklovers’ Workshop & Literary Salon I
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $20
4 – 5:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP 6: 50 Is the New Writer With Lenore Rowntree
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

READING EVENT 4: Tasting the Divine: Cooks With Books
Audain Art Museum | $22 | Sponsored by: Night Owl Brewing
8 p.m.

READING EVENT 5: Literary Cabaret
Maury Young Arts Centre | $22 | Sponsored by: Vivalogue

Saturday, October 14
date/time event venue
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

WORKSHOP 7: Awakening Your Inner Teen
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32 | Sponsored by: Vision Pacific
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

WORKSHOP 8: Memoirabilia
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
10 – 11:30 a.m.

READING EVENT 6: Writers of Fiction
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $15
11 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

READING EVENT 7: The Places Children’s and YA Literature Dares to Go
Whistler Public Library | FREE
11 a.m. – 1p.m. WORKSHOP 9: Engaging People with Place through Biography Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32 | Sponsored by: BDO
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WORKSHOP 10: Songwriting
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

READING EVENT 8: Speaking Our Silence – The Poetry of Courage
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $15
1 – 2:15 p.m.

READING EVENT 9: Crime Writers Lunch
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32 includes lunch | Sponsored by: Stonebridge of Whistler
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP 11: Writing as Re-enaction: Prose that Engages the Senses
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP 12: So, You Want to be a Screenwriter?
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $32 | Sponsored by: Rogers Group Financial
2:30 – 4 p.m.

WORKSHOP 13: Writing Workshop for Young Writers (must be under 19 to attend)
Whistler Public Library | FREE
3 – 4:30 p.m.

READING EVENT 10: Writers of Non-Fiction
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $15
4 – 5 p.m.

READING EVENT 11: Book Launch – The Kawai Scrolls
Whistler Public Library | FREE
4:30 – 6 p.m.

READING EVENT 12: The Book lovers’ Workshop & Literary Salon II
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $20
8 p.m.

READING EVENT 13: When Reality Looks Like Fiction, How do you Write Your Way to the Truth?
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $22 includes a glass of wine | Sponsored by: Pasta Lupino and Burnt Stew Computer Solutions

Sunday, October 15
date/time event venue
9 – 10 a.m.

READING EVENT 14: A Walk to Lost Lake and Back
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Admission by donation, includes hot chocolate
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

READING EVENT 15: Doug Saunders in Conversation
Fairmont Chateau Whistler | $40 includes brunch

4 days of listening to dynamic speaker panels, meeting renowned authors, attending workshops and more. You will have the opportunity to attend workshops on publishing, comedy, and word craft. Then, gather together for a few evenings of music and great conversation with other readers, writers, and bookworms.

2017 Whistler Writers festival tickets here: https://whistlerwritersfest.ticketleap.com/

Whistler Ski Swap Sale

Trueky sale has great dealds on NEW ski equipment, the ski swap has great deals on USED ski equipment

Same Weekend, same area

2017 The Swap (Sale with Awesome Prices)

Friday, October 6 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 7 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, October 8 9:00am – Noon

Base of Blackcomb Mountain – Under the Tent Don’t miss out on this annual winner! The Whistler Mountain Ski and Snowboard Swap is held in conjunction with Whistler Blackcomb’s Turkey Sale through the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend. This perennial landmark event represents incredible value in on-hill related clothing and equipment.

The SWAP (the “Sale With Awesome Prices”) has a proven reputation for quality pre-owned equipment for both kids and adults that simply cannot be found in other similar events in the region. Combine that with a wide assortment of clothing and accessories from several local Whistler retailers plus equipment, clothing and accessories from Whistler Blackcomb’s chain of retail outlets – and you have an unbelievable one-stop shopping opportunity for getting fully and economically outfitted for the winter season.

Looking to sell your equipment? Bring us your used skis, snowboards and boots and let us sell them for you. It’s that easy!

Whistler Turkey Sale

Annual Turkey Sale | Oct. 6 – 9, 2017

Get ready for the ski season with great deals at the Whistler Blackcomb Annual Turkey Sale.

Don’t miss Whistler Blackcomb’s legendary Turkey Sale from October 6-9, 2017. Save up to 50% off your favourite brands with new inventory stocked daily.

The Legendary Turkey Sale, where you can shop for the top name brands in ski and snowboard equipment under one roof, at huge pre season savings!

If you do one thing to get ready for the upcoming season, make sure you stop into the Turkey Sale!

2017 – Blackcomb Daylodge at the Base of Blackcomb Mountain
Friday – Locals / Pass Holders / EDGE Cardholders

October 6 Noon – 9:00pm
Saturday October 7 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday October 8 9:00am – 6:00pm
Monday October 9 10:00am – 5:00pm

The deals and activities don’t stop there. Local retailers, accommodation and restaurants are all sharing in the Thanksgiving spirit. The Turkey Sale, and all of the Thanksgiving activities that go along with it, starts at high noon Friday October 6, with a sale for locals and lasts through the weekend.

Don’t forget to pick up your Seasons Pass or EDGE Card while checking out the sale!

More info here: