ED­I­TOR’S NOTE

— Joseph B. Wirth­lin

Whistler Traveller Magazine - - TRAVELLER I CONTENT -

Wel­come to Whistler. We hope you en­joy our sum­mer 2017 is­sue. This is in­deed a mile­stone year for Canada, an op­por­tu­nity to show­case and cel­e­brate all that we proudly pro­claim as “Cana­dian” — from his­tory and cul­ture to art and our unique Cana­dian cui­sine.

Though Whistler re­sort is sig­nif­i­cantly younger than the Canada that cel­e­brates 150 years of Con­fed­er­a­tion in 2017, we have a proud and trea­sured his­tory, one that is of great in­ter­est to vis­i­tors from around the globe. As a trib­ute, we present a brief in­sight into the his­tory of early set­tlers in what is now known as Whistler Val­ley (“Par­al­lel His­to­ries — Whistler and West­ern Canada,” p. 24), and en­cour­age you to ex­plore pre­served ves­tiges of the past and glimpses of how our fu­ture, and con­tin­ued growth and suc­cess, are be­ing built upon the dreams of those early vi­sion­ar­ies.

Our long sum­mer days in­spire us to en­joy the abun­dant choices of re­cre­ation that have put Whistler on the tourism map, both in North Amer­ica and around the world. Many of th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties helped shape Whistler as we know it, and be­came well- known long be­fore the re­sort was rec­og­nized as a world- class win­ter des­ti­na­tion. Our moun­tains, lakes and rivers beckon us to ex­plore the beauty that sur­rounds us (“Whistler — A Trail Run­ner’s Play­ground,” p. 30 and “Up­grad­ing the Moun­tain Hik­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence,” p. 36), and calls to those who per­haps seek the thrill and adren­a­line of a once- in- a- life­time ex­pe­ri­ence (“Feel the Rush of Rolling Thun­der,” p. 40).

Din­ing in Whistler is a prom­i­nent part of any visit, and this sum­mer many of our top chefs and bar­tenders in­vite you to ex­pe­ri­ence their take on Cana­dian in­flu­ences with fea­tured dishes and cock­tails (“Cui­sine that says ‘ Canada’,” p. 56 and “Dis­tinctly Cana­dian Cock­tails,” p. 60.)

Your va­ca­tion can of­ten be busy with ad­ven­ture but your body also de­serves some re­lax­ation and re­ju­ve­na­tion, so take the time to recharge (“Revitalizing Your Body and Soul,” p. 76); and re­mem­ber: ad­ven­ture in Whistler doesn’t have to be high im­pact. Re­flec­tion and aware­ness through art is also an ex­pe­ri­ence not to be missed (“Ex­plor­ing Con­tem­po­rary Art in Whistler,” p. 82 and “An Audain Art Mu­seum Spe­cial Ex­hi­bi­tion,” p. 22.).

This sum­mer, get out and ap­pre­ci­ate all that Whistler and the Sea to Sky Cor­ri­dor of­fer and revel in the emo­tion of the present as it hap­pens, cre­at­ing mem­o­ries that you and your fam­ily will long re­mem­ber.

We look for­ward to wel­com­ing you again soon. Thank you for shar­ing this is­sue with us. Your next ad­ven­ture awaits.

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