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 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:

Whistler Farmers Market

Whistler Farmers Market

When: Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Continues through Oct. 8

Find fresh local produce from the Sea to Sky Corridor, food, local art, refreshing beverages and live entertainment A great family day out with the Upper Village shops, restaurants, patios and Blackcomb Adventure Zone to explore.

Upper Village

From the website at Whistler Farmer’s Market

Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia

The Whistler Farmers Market is a registered non profit society dedicated to the promotion of regionally produced foods, crafts and services. We adhere to the made, baked or grown policy of the B.C. Association of Farmers Markets. From humble beginnings of one farm and a couple of crafters in the summer of 1994, the market now hosts an average of 90 vendors showcasing fresh fruit, produce, artisan crafts and food products.

Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the Whistler Farmers Market welcomes residents and resort guests alike as they interact in the festive atmosphere accented by assorted entertainers.

Whistler Village Beer Festival / Sept. 13 – 17, 2017

Whistler Village Beer Festival / Sept. 13 – 17, 2017


Beer in the mountains – it just feels right. 2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the Whistler Village Beer Festival, and we’ve pulled out all the stops to deliver our best event yet. In celebration, all Saturday Main Event tickets grant festival-goers access to the grounds on BOTH Saturday and Sunday, our Hoppy Anniversary gift to you! So double the trouble, malt-iply the fun, and drink in this year’s tasty ticket offerings.

For five days, Whistler Village celebrates all things beer with various beer-centric events held throughout the village. Participants can attend beer-focused dinners, tap takeovers, and the return of Master Crafters – Pucker up! Battle of the Sours. The two-day MAIN EVENT of the Whistler Village Beer Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Here, attendees fill their provided mugs with more than 120+ beers while strolling across lush grass and taking in picturesque sights of the mountains and nearby resort village. The event showcases more than 60 breweries split up between the two days. Its Best in Fest contest rewards the best breweries that year. Instead of medals and slow claps, winners receive covetable draft contracts, which place their brews in local restaurants and bars for one year.

More info at website:

Whistler Village Beer Festival

Groupon Discount:

Whistler Village Beer Festival for Saturday Flex Ticket or Sunday Gen. Admission at Gibbons Whistler (46% Off)

What You’ll Get

Choice of:

Saturday Flex Ticket. Includes:
Official WVBF sampling mug
Live music
Over 100 different beers and ciders
A rad time with 3000 other people with the mountains as your backdrop
10 x beer tokens for Saturday event
Bonus Sunday admission

Sunday General Admission. Includes:
Grounds access only for Sunday event
Official WVBF sampling mug
Live music
Over 100 different beers and ciders
A rad time with 3000 other people with the mountains as your backdrop

Whistler Village Beer Festival Groupon Discount

Axes & Ales – Forged Axe Throwing $30

Whistler Brewing Co. presents Axes & Ales

Wed., Sept. 13, 2-6 p.m.

FIRST the axes, THEN the ales! LOL

Part of the Whistler Village Beer Festival / Sept. 13 – 17, 2017

It’s a Function Junction block party! You’ll start with axe throwing at Forged before heading to Coast Mountain Brewing for a brew then closing out the party at Whistler Brewing Co. for beers, barbecue and live music. Ticket includes the axe throwing, a burger, plus a beer at Coast Mountain.

Starts out at Forged Axe Throwing

1208 Alpha Lake Rd #1, Whistler Function Junction
phone 778-770-2240

Dog Sledding Whistler

Top 6 Canada Dog Sledding Destinations
By Tammy Diesner

Dog sledding in Canada is truly a thrilling adventure. Originating approximately 4000 years ago, before snowmobiles and airplanes, dog sledding was the main mode of transportation in Northern Canada. Sled dogs were used to transport everything from mail to food and medicine. Nowadays, dog sledding is enjoyed more as a sport rather than out of necessity and has recently gained popularity. A true Canadian dog sledding experience is in the far north. However, there are many dog sledding adventures to be enjoyed in other parts of Canada as well.

Herschel Island, Yukon

Hershel Island is situated off the north coast of the Yukon Territory in the Beaufort Sea. To the north lies the Arctic Ocean and, close by, the permanent pack ice. To the south, is the mainland, where one can see the British Mountains. When visiting this beautiful part of the world, one will see mountains and valleys and lakes amidst a spectacular landscape.

Here, the weather conditions can be extreme. It is not uncommon for the temperatures to be as cold as -25 degrees Celsius and the coastal winds are legendary. Dog sledding expeditions in these parts is demanding and one must be prepared to wait out coastal storms in a tent for at least 24 hours. Multi-day dog sledding adventures include sleeping in arctic tents, which are built specifically for these weather conditions. Small stoves bring the inside tent temperatures up to 25 degrees Celsius for a few hours in the morning and evening.

Despite the wind and the cold, one can see quite a bit of wildlife: arctic foxes, ringed seals, polar bears, muskoxen, caribou, and even grizzly bears. Smaller mammals include arctic shrews, tundra voles and lemmings.

Kluane National Park, Yukon

Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada is situated in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory and borders Alaska and British Columbia. It is a large park and covers an area of 21,980 square kilometres. Kluane Park is a land of precipitous, high mountains, massive icefields and lush valleys which result in a diverse group of wildlife species and plants. Mount Logan (5959 m/19,545 ft), Canada’s highest peak is also located here. Dog sledding adventures in Kluane National Park are typically multi day and include accommodations in heated arctic tents or log cabins. Views of the beautiful St. Elias Mountains and wildlife such as moose, wolves and lynx can be seen. At night the northern lights are absolutely spectacular.

Banff, Alberta

Travel further south, to the Rocky Mountains, and glide through forests of towering black spruce and drink in the crisp, clean mountain air of the pristine wilderness. Magnificent mountain views and aquamarine lakes are to be seen, along with watching wildlife of white tail or mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose, caribou, wolves and coyotes. Smaller creatures can be seen as well, such as: hoary marmots, pikas, bald eagles and the endangered harlequin ducks.

Whistler, British Columbia

Most dog sledding expeditions are lead through the grandiose old growth forest of the Callaghan Valley, 15km south of Whistler village. This rolling subalpine terrain receives 40% more snow than Whistler mountain during the winter season. The valley offers phenomenal scenery and over 100 km of trails which lead over to three mountain peaks and three frozen lakes.

Wildlife within the Callaghan Valley include: cougars, bobcats, minks, coyotes, Douglas squirrels, weasels and wolves.

Sun Peaks, British Columbia

Dog sledding tours in the Sun Peaks explore the backcountry of the resort area amongst three main mountains: Tod and Sundance Mountains and Tod Mountain. Wind through forest trails and local lakes and spot wildlife such as: Canadian lynx, cougars, coyotes, marmots, moose, mule deer, raccoon, red fox, bald eagle, chickadee, downy woodpecker, great horned owl, grey jay, red tailed hawk, ruffed grouse and peregrine falcon.

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

Algonquin Provincial Park is located within the Canadian Shield and is Ontario’s oldest and best known park. There are two dog sledding trails: Sunday Lake Trail and North Algonquin Trail. Walking is not allowed along these trails, as deep tracks can cause injuries to the sled dogs. Any skiers or snowshoers must yield to dog sledders.

The essence of Algonquin Park is the rugged Canadian Shield with maple and pine-clad hills, rocky ridges and thousands of interconnected lakes, rivers and streams. This park offers an enormous amount of rich and diverse plant and animal species.

It is home to over 40 mammals, over 30 kinds of amphibians and reptiles and more than 130 breeding birds. Wildlife to be seen include: moose, white-tailed deer, wolves and beaver to name just a few. The park is one of the last places where one can find the original hemlock, sugar maple and yellow birch forests in Ontario. Trees as old as 430 years old using growth ring counts and up to 610 years old using estimation techniques are found in Algonquin’s old-growth forests.

Tammy is a writer for one of the more popular ski resort towns in British Columbia, Sun Peaks Ski Resort. Sun Peaks Resort offers Canada dog sledding tours.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Tammy_Diesner/1267018


Blackcomb Dogsled

– Harnessing the sled team. Blackcomb Dogsledding. Whistler, BC

Whistler Dog Sled

Dogsledding with Canadian Snowmobile