British Columbia’s most compelling and ambitious al fresco dining experiences – the Araxi Longtable Dinner Series – will continue in 2018.
At the base of Mount Currie on breathtaking North Arm Farm, award-winning Executive Chef James Walt crafts an exclusive four-course menu showcasing his internationally recognized farm-to-table dishes, and renowned restaurant director Neil Henderson orchestrates all aspects of service for the event.
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On Sunday, August 21st, 2016 Araxi Restaurant’s Executive Chef James Walt and Restaurant Director Neil Henderson will welcome 400 guests to the sixth annual Araxi Longtable Dinner – the largest single longtable in British Columbia history – nestled under Mount Currie at the picturesque North Arm Farm in Pemberton. Guests will enjoy a multi-course menu served family-style – with many of the ingredients picked on-site just hours before – and wine pairings from British Columbia’s top wineries selected by Wine Director Samantha Rahn. Adding more excitement to the event, Chef Walt is debuting ‘Araxi: Roots to Shoots, Farm Fresh Recipes’, the follow-up from his James Beard-nominated first cookbook, even before it is available to the general public. Guests can purchase books in advance and collect a signed copy at the event. Tickets cost $159 plus tax and gratuity, and include a reception and four-course dinner with wine pairings. Cookbooks are $37.95 plus tax. The Araxi Longtable Dinner sells out quickly; tickets can be purchased online at www.araxi.com/longtable
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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.
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
MAIN EVENT SEPTEMBER 16TH and 17TH – 12PM TO 5PM
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.
Whistler Village Beer Festival for Saturday Flex Ticket or Sunday Gen. Admission at Gibbons Whistler (46% Off)
What You’ll Get
Saturday Flex Ticket. Includes:
Official WVBF sampling mug
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
Over 100 different beers and ciders
A rad time with 3000 other people with the mountains as your backdrop
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
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.
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.
Snowshoeing is a fun, family friendly and economical sport. It doesn’t take long to learn – if you can hike, you can snowshoe! The sport is growing in popularity and is a past time that the entire family can enjoy. Snowshoes are highly manoeuvrable and can get you to places where snowmobiles and cross-country skis cannot. With Canada’s long winters and plenty of backcountry to explore, Canada is a snowshoer’s paradise!
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler Ski Resort, more recently well-known for being the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic World Games, offers plenty of opportunities for snowshoeing. Any of the summer local hiking trails transform into snowshoeing trails, where snowshoe rentals and guides are readily available. Lost Lake Loop, around the valley trail is a popular, beginner level snowshoeing trail, which is about a 45 minutes in length.
There are many snowshoeing companies available offering full lessons, rentals and tours that follow summer mountain biking trails.
Callaghan Valley, 14 kilometres south of Whistler, is a snowshoer’s winter wonderland. It is an old-growth forest full of giant cedar, fir and hemlock trees. This valley gets 40% more snow than Whistler ski resort. It offers more than than 8,000 acres (3 237 hectares) of high alpine terrain and unlimited snowshoeing. Some of the backcountry lodges are only accessible via helicopter, snowmobile or snowcat.
The Rockies and Interior of British Columbia
Many of the ski resorts in the Interior of British Columbia and the Rockies region offer snowshoe rentals and guided tours. Snowshoe ski resorts include Sun Peaks, Panorama Kimberley and Fernie. Wildlife, such as elk and deer are often spotted on tours, and of course, spectacular mountain views. The Rockies have many natural hot springs throughout this area – a perfect way to relax after a day in the fresh air.
Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta
In the Banff ski resort area, a great beginner snowshoeing trail is through the Vermillion River Valley to the Paint Pots. The majority of the trail is flat and there is the opportunity to spot moose, wolf and snowshoe hare tracks.
For the more advanced snowshoer, the Bow Summit, close to Lake Louise is well known for it’s picture-perfect viewpoint overlooking Peyto Lake. Since the elevation is at 6,000′, this area gets an abundance of snow annually.
If groomed trails, with access to hundreds of miles of backcountry trails and breathtaking views of lakes and mountains, is more what you are looking for, then the Lake Louise area is the perfect place to go and explore. Lake Louise is home to 31 miles (50 km) of trails, with a nearby network of trails named Pipestone Loops with 12 miles (20 km) of snowshoeing opportunities.
Today, of course, you don’t need to strap on snowshoes and hit the trail to enjoy the alpine wonderland that Banff, Alberta, becomes in winter – but it is a nevertheless excellent way to enjoy the winter scenery up close. If you want to see the beauty of the Canadian Rockies wilderness in an authentic, traditional way, you can’t get much better than snowshoeing. It’s also an excellent opportunity for viewing wildlife of the area.
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Mont Tremblant Ski Resort features snowshoeing for all levels. Most trails are found within the National Park area, where trails wind through birch and maple forests and offer opportunities to take in spectacular views of lakes and wildlife.
There is a total of 48 km of trails within two networks of marked and groomed trails. Ungroomed backcountry trails are available as well.
The Diable network of trails is 23 km in length, of which one of the trails follows the eastern shore of Lac Monroe. Other trails include: La Roche, La Corniche, Lac-des-Femmes and Les Ruisselets, which leads to La Hutte hut. The popular Centenaire trail is also accessible on snowshoes.
The other network of trails, La Pimbina offers 25 km of snowshoeing trails, which includes a 10-km trail leading to Chute-aux-Rats waterfall. There are also fantastic views at Envol and Mont-des-Cascades.
Tammy is a writer for one of the more popular ski resort towns in British Columbia, Sun Peaks Ski Resort. Sun Peaks Resort is also known as a snowshoe ski resort destination.
Ski Resort In North America – Whistler, An Amazing Holiday Destination For Adventure Lovers
By Ashwini KR Maurya
The words Holiday is enough to arouse the excitement and joy in the minds of people. However, the most troubling thing in the process is to finalize the holiday destination. Different people have different priorities and they select the destination accordingly. The ones who look forward to take rest and enjoy some quality time with their family and friends prefer to select a peaceful destination with serene beauty but those who are adventurous look forward to select a destination that offers ultimate fun and adventure. If you are one among those who are adventurous, you can prefer visiting a Ski Resort In North America – Whistler.
Skiing resorts are known for offering innumerable delights to the visitors. They offer almost everything that you might have ever dreamt of. One of the best and award-winning skiing resorts in North America which can be considered by you is Whistler Blackcomb. This renowned resort is located in the northern region of Vancouver, Canada. This ski resort is one of the largest resorts in North America and is greatly popular among the skiing lovers. It is one of the most popular and most-visited resorts with over 2 million guests all round the year.
Whistler Blackcomb comprises of snow-covered slopes which are stretched in about 8100 acres. This place is known for its majestic beauty and also comprises of 3 glaciers, sixteen alpine bowls, 200 plus marked trails with different ability levels etc. There is much more that can be enjoyed by the visitors. This place is really exciting during winters providing access to a plethora of adventurous activities on snow-covered mountains. The huge mountain tops provide outstanding skiing experience and you will really experience an adrenaline rush while enjoying the sport. Those who love panoramic views can also go for a gondola ride between the two mountains, Blackcomb and Whistler.
The visitors looking forward to visit this place will be delighted to know that this Ski Resort In North America, Whistler, is ranked the top-notch resort by the SKI magazine. So, get ready to experience thrilling adventures during your trip to this place. Apart from fun and adventure, Whistler Blackcomb is also known for terrain variety, Off-hill activities, digital presence, delicious cuisine, magical landscapes and luxurious lodging facilities.
This beautiful place is active all round the year but its beauty and liveliness increases to a great deal in winters. Some specifications regarding the mountains are further discussed below and with these details you can determine the venture you are going to have.
• The mountain receives an average snowfall of 396 inches.
• The total inbound terrains are extended up to 8,171 acres.
• The top elevation of the mountain is 7,494 feet.
• The bottom elevation of the mountain is 2,140 feet.
• The vertical drop at Whistler is 5,020 ft. and at Blackcomb is 5,280 ft.
• There are total 200+trails and 28 lifts.
Whistler Blackcomb is one of the top-notch mountains for skiing but there are several other activities which can be enjoyed by the guests. Some of them are discussed below.
The visitors can go to the Nordic paradise that offers around 129 k trails with different styles and ability levels. The trains offered by this place are of Olympic quality trails with exceptional lodging facilities.
Enjoy a race on the snow-covered mountains on a sledge pulled by sled dogs. It is one of the best ways of exploring the hidden secrets and natural beauty of Whistler. You can either sit at the back and enjoy the ride or take lessons from the experts and ride the sledge yourself.
Gondola Ride and Sightseeing
Exploring the panoramic views of this exceptionally beautiful place can be fun from a certain height. Going on a gondola ride offered between the two mountain peaks allows the backpackers to enjoy the scenic beauty of the snow-covered peaks. The visitors can enhance their experience by enjoying dinner in a mountain restaurant.
After a complete day of adventure and fun, enjoy the thrilling and lively nightlife of whistler in some of the great clubs located in the region. The visitors can either go to a club and enjoy drinks with their group and new friends or can sit with their family having fun around the fire.
The Whistler Blackcomb is a must to visit Ski Resort In North America – Whistler for ultimate fun.
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