What to See and Do in Vancouver on Your Way to Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2020

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By Angus Praught

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, January 26th-February 2nd,  attracts thousands of people from around the world to southern British Columbia each year, as one of the most popular LGBTQ2+ winter Pride festivals anywhere on the planet. With a full week of exciting activities that include guided ski and snowboard groups, a comedy night, a charity ski race, daily après ski events, cabaret nights, spa night, pool parties, a pride parade, the massive “Snowball” and more, people arrive continually throughout the week.

Vancouver is high on the list of many as a pre or post ski festival destination. As some are traveling long distances from as far away as Asia, Europe, the USA, Mexico and the southern hemisphere, it’s the perfect chance to take in some of the fabulous LGBTQ2+ events in the city to enhance the overall experience, and for a chance to meet some of the locals.

Here is a selection of events on various nights of the week that will be taking place in downtown Vancouver around Whistler Pride:

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What to See and Do in Vancouver on Your Way to Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2020

8 Unique Outdoor Adventures Near Vancouver to Experience This Winter

Dogsledding in the Callaghan Valley near Whistler

Dogsledding in the Callaghan Valley near Whistler. Photo credit: Canadian Wilderness Adventures

While Vancouver’s mountains might be best known for skiing, that’s not the only thing to do here in the winter. Our city offers so many other winter outdoor adventures, some of which are truly special. Here are our picks for the most unique Vancouver outdoor adventures you’ll want to try this winter. 

 

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8 Unique Outdoor Adventures Near Vancouver to Experience This Winter

8 Beginner-Friendly Places to Mountain Bike Near Vancouver

mountain bikers on a trail in North Vancouver, BC

Photo Credit: Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism

The Vancouver area is known around the world as a mountain biking destination. Since the late 80s and 90s, local riders and trail builders have been at the forefront of the mountain bike scene. That means Vancouver has lots of gnarly trails for expert riders. But if you’re just starting out, don’t be intimidated: there are tons of beginner-friendly trails in the Vancouver area too. Here’s run-down on some local riding areas.

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8 Beginner-Friendly Places to Mountain Bike Near Vancouver

5 Amazing Summer Yoga Experiences You Can Only Get in Vancouver

Image: Mat Collective

When visiting Vancouver, it would be a shame not to take advantage of how much this city loves yoga. A variety of yoga styles are offered at our world-class studios around the city, and summer provides the opportunity for some unique venues and experiences for both a first-time and experienced yogi. So whether you want to brighten your day up, or wind your day down, check out what we’ve got for you this summer!

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5 Amazing Summer Yoga Experiences You Can Only Get in Vancouver

A New, Record-Breaking Suspension Bridge is opening in Whistler this Summer

whistler suspension bridge

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If you’ve already managed to face your fears while crossing Vancouver’s iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge and are looking for a new challenge, you’re in for a treat! This summer, a new 427-ft-long (130 metre) suspension bridge will be opening at the peak of Whistler Mountain.

This suspension bridge is located at an elevation of about 7,200 ft above sea level, making it one of the highest elevated suspension bridges in the world. Located a 2-hour drive away from Vancouver, it may be worth the day trip!

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A New, Record-Breaking Suspension Bridge is opening in Whistler this Summer

Filming in Vancouver: Dwayne Johnson, Boyd Holbrook, John Cho, Deadly Class, and…UFOs

Li Jun Li and John star in Season 2 of the horror TV series The Exorcist

In this week’s roundup of what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene, a major blockbuster is about to depart. But there’s another feature film coming in that, like the one leaving, will shoot in both Vancouver and Shanghai. 

Meanwhile, there’s a new UFO–themed TV series and an assassin-filled TV pilot starting up this week, just as a horror TV series calls it a wrap.

Wondering what’s going on? Well, dear reader, read on.

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Filming in Vancouver: Dwayne Johnson, Boyd Holbrook, John Cho, Deadly Class, and…UFOs

Whistler Day Trip: Luxuriate in Scandinave Spa’s Baths

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

With Labour Day fast approaching, a quick getaway might be in order to reenergize before the return to routine. And nothing beats the natural beauty of Whistler for lifting the end of summer spirits!

I’d always thought that Whistler necessitates an overnight stay, but a recent visit this week proved to me that it’s very possible–even leisurely–as a day trip.

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Whistler Day Trip: Luxuriate in Scandinave Spa’s Baths