EM­BARK ON A GUIDED WHISTLER TOUR

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First-time vis­i­tors to Whistler, as well as re­turnees who’d like a geo­graphic and his­toric over­view of the com­mu­nity and all it has to of­fer, now have the op­tion of tak­ing a guided mini-bus tour that will give them a greater ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the area’s his­tory and ge­og­ra­phy. Start­ing in the sum­mer of 2018, Whistler Val­ley Tours be­gan of­fer­ing the Val­ley Sight­see­ing Tour, a half-day ex­cur­sion de­signed as the per­fect primer for any­one yearn­ing to find out more about the places, his­tory and all that’s of­fered in the Whistler Val­ley.

“Peo­ple al­ways do the Vil­lage Stroll; and if the lifts are open, they’ll go up there. But a lot of peo­ple don’t get much fur­ther than that,” said Ryan Pow­ell, the com­pany’s owner. “When they go home, peo­ple might ask, ‘What do you know about Whistler?’ and that could be all they know. We just want to give guests a broader per­spec­tive.”

Knowl­edge­able guides es­cort guests to glacier-fed lakes, scenic view­points, Olympic venues and key his­toric and cul­tural land­marks. Want to know more about what was here be­fore Whistler be­came a world-renowned re­sort? It’s all here. “When peo­ple get back from the tour, they have a good idea of what they might like to do with their time here,” Pow­ell said.

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