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Canucks Training Camp Schedule In Whistler, Roster Announced

Canucks Training Camp Schedule In Whistler, Roster Announced

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On-ice sessions at Meadow Park Sports Centre, Whistler from Sept. 23 – 26

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that 34 veterans will participate in the 2016 Training Camp. Players will report for physicals, medical exams and media availability at Rogers Arena on Thursday, September 22nd and take to the ice at the Meadow Park Sports Centre in Whistler from Friday, September 23rd to Monday, September 26th.

The list of veterans attending training camp includes three goaltenders, 11 defencemen and 20 forwards. This group will be joined by select players who will carry on from the Young Stars Classic taking place this weekend at the South Events Okanagan Centre in Penticton. All on-ice practice sessions and the team scrimmage at the Meadow Park Sports Centre in Whistler are free to attend and open to the public.

Media Availability

On Thursday, September 22nd, General Manager Jim Benning and Head Coach Willie Desjardins will meet with the media in the Norm Jewison Media Room at 9:30 am. Player availability will immediately follow in press conference format with groups of four players at a time.

Players at camp, as well as Head Coach Willie Desjardins, will be available to the media following practice sessions at the Meadow Park Sports Centre.

Canucks Training Camp Schedule In Whistler:

Sept. 22 9:30 a.m. Rogers Arena Media Availability

Sept. 23, 24, 26 8:30 a.m. Meadow Park Sports Centre On-Ice (first group)
10:40 a.m. Meadow Park Sports Centre On-Ice (second group)
12:50 p.m. Meadow Park Sports Centre On-Ice (third group)

Sept. 25 10:00 a.m. Meadow Park Sports Centre On-Ice
11:15 a.m. Meadow Park Sports Centre Intra-Squad Scrimmage

Please note the attached roster and above Canucks Training Camp Schedule In Whistler and times are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please call the media hotline at 604-899-4995, follow @CanucksPR or visit

Canucks Training Camp At Whistler

Canucks Training Camp At Whistler

Canucks announce training camp in Whistler

The Vancouver Canucks announced that Whistler, B.C. will host their 2016 Training Camp from September 22-26th. On-ice training at Meadow Park Sports Centre begins September 23rd and is open to the public.

A complete schedule of practice sessions, events and player roster will be released within the weeks leading up to training camp. The Canucks return to Whistler after holding camp last year in Prince George, the club’s first training camp in Northern British Columbia.

Historically Vancouver Canucks training camps have been held throughout the province of B.C. including stops in Victoria, Courtney, Powell River, Duncan, Parksville, Kamloops, Vernon and Penticton. The Canucks have also held training camp in Calgary, Alberta during the club’s first four NHL seasons and in Stockholm, Sweden in 2000.

Vancouver Canucks 2016 training schedule around British Columbia:

• Development Camp – Shawnigan Lake, July 3-7
• Young Stars Tournament – Penticton, Sept. 16-19
• Training Camp – Whistler, Sept. 22-26

Whistler Zip Line (Video) – Longest In North America

Whistler Sasquatch Zip Line

New zip trek line in Whistler called the Sasquatch. Longest in North America. 2km long 130 kph 600 feet up…amazing!!

This is the ultimate zipline experience. Spanning a mind-blowing distance of +2 Kms, you will experience spectacular views and 7,000 feet of pure eco-exhilaration!

You want to say “I’ve done The Sasquatch™!” A zipline adventure you simply won’t forget.

$119 For tour alone, seniors and under 14 are $99

Free Whistler Outdoor Concerts In September

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Friday, September 2 Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza Time: 7:30 PM Artists: The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar

Saturday, September 3 Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza Time: 7:30 PM Artists: Mother Mother

Saturday, September 10 Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza Time: 7:00 PM Artists: Steven Page

Sixth year in a row of free outdoor concerts in Whistler during the summer – a great time!

Whistler Village

Whistler BC has one of North America’s top-quality skiing and snowboarding resorts – Whistler Blackcomb. Whistler Blackcomb, by measurments like terrain, is the most significant skiing and snowboarding resort destination in North America. This ski resort keeps ranking as one of the best ski destinations on the globe and is extremely popular with vacationers for this reason specifically.

However, Whistler has loads of attractive features. Among the most captivating is the Whistler Village pedestrian zone which is a pleasing car-free area where pedestrians can stroll freely. This section is fantastic for enjoying shopping, restaurants and outdoor patios. But, amongst its most pleasing traits is its makeover during a festival. The pedestrian area changes into an amusement gathering place with booths, displays, and exhibits featuring entertainment, products, and giveaways.

Whistler Blackcomb hosts countless events and a number of festivals all through the year. Two of the most significant celebrations are as follows:

  • Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival is a ten-day and ten-night celebration which shows off the most recent in skiing and snowboarding where there are open-air concerts, ski and snowboarding showdowns, fashion displays, infinite amounts of night entertainment and a fun gathering on the streets of Whistler. This festival occurs during the month of April.
  • Kokanee Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival is a big visitor celebration attracting over 20,000 viewers to the leading biking events. Whistler Village buzzes with action including an active and enjoyable pedestrian zone where there are displays, shows, booths, and free giveaways.

There’s still space on the hill for sports lovers to mountain bike or ski/snowboard during the course of these festivals. And, in case you aren’t interested in the adrenaline rush, there are lots of pursuits in Whistler such as spas, restaurants, strolling in the market, a children zone, close-at-hand lake, hiking, wide-reaching paved trails and much more.

Whistler Village has resorts and condominiums which have easy-access to the pedestrian area and the skiing and snowboarding hills. However, if the hubbub of the town center is just not of interest, the village is separated into a couple of zones including:

  • Whistler Village which usually describes the main core.
  • Whistler Upper Village which is found at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and is only steps from the downtown core.
  • Whistler Creekside is a supplementary part situated at the base of Whistler Mountain. It’s one of the first parts of town and has been through a significant renovation for the 2010 Olympics.
  • Whistler Village North gives guests convenience and privacy. It is structured around a market place and supermarket and also merely minutes from the village pedestrian zone.
  • Whistler Valley is fantastic for people that have a car making an excellent alternative to the village as it’s tranquil with terrific scenic views.

If you’re going to Whistler BC for a holiday vacation and entertainment, Whistler Village has a large number of things to provide visitors. It’s extremely fun to visit during one of the major events. Be sure to book lodging in advance and choose a part of the village that is best suited for your needs and interests.

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Whistler Hikes – Top 5

Whistler, BC has so many excellent hikes to choose from that it’s often difficult to know where to start. From gentle, undulating walks through old growth forests, to challenging climbs up to awe-inspiring peaks, there is something for everyone. Here is my top five.

Cheakamus Lake – Easy
Length: approx 6km roundtrip
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Starting only 8km south of Whistler this trail is easy to get to. From the parking lot it’s a fairly easy, mostly shaded, 45 minute walk through old growth forests to the lake where you are rewarded with a beautiful view and a relatively secluded campsite.
You then have the option to either hike further round the lake or return.

Ancient Cedars Trail – Easy
Length: 4km roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 150m
You really need a four-wheel drive vehicle to get to this trail. Access is via the 16 Mile Creek FSR off Highway 99 at the north end of Green Lake. It’s a pleasant trail with some decent views and the 1000 year old cedars at the base of Cougar Mountain are very impressive.

High Note Trail – Easy
Length: approx 5km roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 258m
The High Note starts behind the Inukshuk at the Peak of Whistler Mountain and can be accessed by the Whistler Gondola. The views of Black Tusk and Cheakamus Lake are breathtaking, and in August, when the wildflowers are in bloom, the meadows come alive with colour.

Singing Pass – Moderate
Length: 23km roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 1000m
The Singing Pass trail begins at the bus loop in Whistler village. It’s a good single track trail that initially passes through forest and then alpine meadows. The hike itself is very rewarding with spectacular views of the Fitzsimmons and Spearhead mountain ranges. It’s also possible to do a short side trip to Russet Lake from here.

Wedgemont Lake – Challenging
Length 14km roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 1,200 m
This hike starts approx 12km north of Whistler village and there is a parking lot at the trailhead. It’s a challenging hike taking 4-6 hours one way, with some steep and rocky sections, but the rewards are great. The lake is pristine and the surrounding landscape is magnificent. There is even a pit toilet and hut.

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