Whistler Winter Pride and Ski Festival
If you have any extra time in Vancouver a drive up the Sea to Sky Highway to Gay Whistler is a must. Whistler is about 1 hour and 40 minutes (120 km 90 miles) north of Vancouver and Davie Village. Whether traveling by car or bus (see our transportation page) you will follow the Sea to Sky highway past Horseshoe Bay with breath taking ocean views to your left and mountains on your right.
With 10,000 permanent residents, Whistler is the world class ski resort which hosted the Winter Olympics in 2010 and regularly draws people internationally each year for Winter Pride. Whistler is a very gay friendly resort and the 2010 Olympics made history by providing the first ever Pride House Pavilion. Located in the Pan Pacific Hotel. The Pride Pavilion provided a safe, comfortable space for gay athletes and support staff attending the games.
Whistler Winter Pride is an international premier gay event with winter actives to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Whether it’s downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, sledding (both dog and snowmobile), snowshoeing, attending the many dance parties and cultural events, or simply sitting beside the fireplace in the lobby of your hotel chatting with friends both old and new, Whistler Winter Pride is sure to satisfy. Read more
But Whistler is NOT just for winter anymore. Enjoy the Peak 2 Peak gondola anytime of the year. Built in 2008, the Peak 2 Peak links Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in an 11 minute journey with the world record for an unsupported lift span of over 3 kilometers, almost 2 miles!
With over 200 hiking trails, Whistler is surrounded by old growth rain forest and is a hiker’s dream. For the more courageous the forest can be viewed from mountain bikes, Quads/ATV’s or Whistler’s famous zip lines for an aerial bird’s eye view of the forest. And for the traditional outdoor enthusiasts who prefer four legs to two, horseback riding is also available. Still if you would prefer relaxing at one of Whistler’s Spas, dining in the many fine restaurants, shopping, or a round of golf is your preference, the possibilities are endless at Whistler anytime of the year.