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  • October is Dogtober at The CrystalPosted on October 01, 2014
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    When it comes to dogs, Whistler is ahead of the game. This dog friendly town has a number of dog parks, trails, swimming areas and docks so that your furry little one can get all the exercise they need while you are still getting to take in all that Whistler has to offer. Rainbow Park has a designated dog park where the dogs can roam free, swim and they even get their own dock to jump off and chase sticks. At the Crystal Lodge we know dogs love vacations too so we’re encouraging you to bring along your ...

  • Meeting & Retreats in WhistlerPosted on September 24, 2014
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    Move your office to the mountains and bring your team together to create a memorable, productive experience for your next meeting or retreat! Whistler is known as North America’s #1 Ski Resort but with a plethora of activities from biking, to ziplining, to ATVing or scavenger hunting there are plenty of opportunities to increase your office camaraderie. The Crystal Lodge has been host hotel to several events including management retreats, board meetings, incentive groups, and seminars. The Crystal features ...

  • CornucopiaPosted on September 23, 2014
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    Cornucopia is Whistler’s food and wine celebration filled with fun events and entertainment.  It takes place November 6th to the 16th and here are the top 5 reasons to personally experience this event: It is a culinary extravaganza!  There are 10 days devoted entirely to the best food and wines from around British Columbia and beyond.  You get a chance to try the latest and greatest. There are 9 wine tasting events.  One includes the Crush Gala Grand Tasting, which is one of the flagship tasting events of ...

  • Fall Savings in WhistlerPosted on September 12, 2014
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    Fall in Whistler has to be one of the best times to come and visit, the weather is still warm in the days and cool at nights and the leaves are changing colors which makes for some of the best scenery anywhere. The golf courses and the bike park is still in full swing and according to the weather man, the sun is still going to shine. What better time than now to take advantage of another great aspect to fall, Fall Savings!! One of the best sales of the year is the annual Turkey Sale put on by Whistler ...

  • August 25, 2014
    Whistler Village Beer Festival
    The Whistler Village Beer Festival is set to take over the Whistler Olympic Plaza for the second year in a row. The fest has sure taken off since its inaugural start only 12 short months ago; it is coined as being the fastest growing festival in Whistler, last year sold out so they have decided to come back with a bigger and better festival for 2014. Whistler Olympic Park gets transformed into a massive beer garden where you get to sample over 50 breweries from all over British Colombia and the Pacific ...
  • August 22, 2014
    Whistler GranFondo
    For all of you that have ever travelled along the Sea to Sky Highway you know how amazing the trip from Vancouver to Whistler can be but can you imagine how spectacular it would be to do it on a bicycle. Tripadvisor.ca has ranked the Sea to Sky Highway as the #2 Vancouver attraction and for great reason, this over 120 kms highway cuts along the Howe Sound and has views that can literally take your breath away. So if you have a chance to ride the best possible biking roads with no other traffic, why ...
  • August 15, 2014
    Summertime Local Favorites
    Our small town of Whistler has so much to offer that sometimes it is handy to know a local. They always know the best ski runs or best powder pockets, the best bike trails or the best summer spot to hang out. So I have decided to make it easy for you, I have gone out and asked a few locals where their favorite summer spots are so that you can also take advantage of Whistler over whatever amount of time you may have. Favorite Lake This one seemed to of varied depending on whether or not the individual asked ...
  • August 04, 2014
    Squamish Valley Music Festival
    Get your gear ready for the next exciting outdoor concert to hit the Sea to Sky corridor! The Squamish Valley Music Festival is just days away, taking place August 8th – 10th just down the road in the city of Squamish. Featuring artists such as Nas, Foster of the People, Arctic Monkey, Arcade Fire, Bruno Mars and Eminem this concert is going to be a crowd pleaser.     Passes for this amazing event are still on sale, a weekend pass is $325 and single day pass is $149 so depending on your time you can still ...
  • July 31, 2014
    The Perfect 3 Days in Whistler Video
    When it comes to Whistler let’s face it, there is so much to do and for most of us just visiting, in such little time. With all of the amazing activities to do, sometimes it can get overwhelming deciding what to do first. We here at the Crystal Lodge know what it is like so we came up with the Perfect 3 Day Itinerary for those of you short on time. Canoeing or Kayaking down the River of Golden Dreams is a must on any list, it is the perfect family activity and with Whistler Eco Tours you get to go from ...
  • July 24, 2014
    Crankworx Whistler
    When it comes to biking, Whistler has it dialed; there really is no better place to hold one of the world’s biggest freeride mountain bike festivals than here. Whistler Blackcomb is home to the Whistler Bike Park which is home to Crankworx, a 10 day multi disciplinary mountain bike festival that showcases the worlds best. Crankworx has been the platform and the dirt stage where we have watched the transformation of freeride biking. This sport has evolved so much in the past decade and we have had the ...
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