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How to make friends in Victoria

I’m originally from Victoria and so have a bit of a social network here but it seems like most people I meet have moved here from somewhere else. It can be challenging to meet people and make new friends when you move to a new town but it’s not impossible! For whatever reason Victoria has…

How to plan a work party… that doesn’t suck

Hey you, yes you! The person who just got assigned to plan their next work party and you’re researching what to do to make your work party awesome. Maybe it’s a holiday party, retreat, offsite, or just a celebration of some sort. There’s no reason that a work party has to be bland, in fact…

What to do in Squamish…When it Rains

Alright, we’ll level with you. Sometimes it rains in Squamish! That’s the price we pay for living in such a beautiful place, we guess. But don’t despair. While you might have been dreaming of endless days hiking in the sunshine, there’s still heaps of things to do in Squamish when it rains. In fact, if…

Guide to Nordic and Cross Country Skiing in Whistler

Have you ever dreamed of cross-country skiing through pristine, snow-covered forests with majestic mountains as your backdrop? If so, then cross-country skiing in Whistler is the perfect winter activity for you.  With miles of groomed trails and stunning views, it’s no wonder why so many people flock to this ski destination every year.  To help…

14 Hidden Secrets in Whistler That Nearly All Visitors Miss

Whistler, BC: Home of the world’s greatest mountain bike competition and the largest ski resort in North America. There are world class adventures by the hundreds here. But what about the many places you won’t see in the glossy magazines and Instagram feeds? If you venture off the beaten track in Whistler, you’ll find a…

How to Plan the Best Bachelor Party in Whistler

A world-famous ski resort and vacation destination, Whistler has long been a go-to playground for adults. Whether you’re looking for a trip filled with outdoor adventure, world class dining, or wild nightlife, planning a Whistler bachelor party is a world full of possibilities.    Calendar Book Your Whistler Axe Throwing Experience   With no shortage…

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Whistler in Spring (2023 Update)

As spring creeps in and the days get longer, Whistler becomes a magical blend of snow-capped mountains, sunshine, and budding greenery.  Whether you’re planning a Whistler spring break or looking for a spring skiing adventure, this time of year is a fantastic time to check out Whistler and work on your ski-goggle tan.  What to…

The Ultimate Guide to a Whistler New Years Eve 2023

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. So it’s time to start planning your accommodation, where you want to celebrate, and the perfect cocktail to say farewell to 2022. Whistler has some of the most exciting events and activities to help you welcome 2023, from family-friendly events to lively dance parties. Hot Tip: Book…

Feeling Festive? 12 Things to Do Near Vancouver at Christmas

As the nights become colder and we say goodbye to summer, the frosty mornings remind us of something special: The holidays are just around the corner, and Vancouver at Christmas is especially magical.  Surrounded by ski resorts, Vancouver is home to the notable Stanley Park and christmas markets that bring people from all over the…

Your Next Off Road Adventure in Whistler: Jeep, RZR, and ATV Tours

Skiing and mountain biking are what most people think of when planning a vacation in Whistler. But there are many other fantastic activities that you can choose from, and nothing is quite like a Whistler ATV tour.  Fast speeds and scenic views are what you can expect when you drive an ATV in Whistler. Tours…

Explore the Sea to Sky Highway 16 Must See Spots (Updated for 2024)

Travelling to Whistler from Vancouver on the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia is one of the most beautiful and scenic routes in Canada, perhaps even the world. The highway is breathtaking, and it’s worth mentioning that it could be considered a must-do activity in itself as it’s not just a highway–it’s a “sea…

16 Places Every Adventurer Needs to Visit in BC (2024 Updates!)

It’s not called “Beautiful British Columbia” without reason. With so many amazing locations to see, it’s hard to narrow down which are the best places to visit in BC. There is no shortage of places to explore, from stunning mountain ranges and breathtaking coastlines to the deep, lush rainforests. Here are our favourite and most…

Our Top 15 Whistler Activities In Summer (2022 Update)

Most people consider Whistler to be a winter holiday destination with its cold weather, snow-covered mountain tops, and alpine views. They’re certainly not wrong. But what  many people don’t know is that Whistler is one of the best summer vacation spots in North America. With a never ending list of Whistler summer activities, glorious weather,…

The Ultimate Guide on Breweries from Whistler to Pemberton (2022 Update)

Many characteristics make the Sea to Sky region famous. The breathtaking mountain ranges, adventure sports, and endless exploring are but a few.  But did you know that the Sea to Sky area is beer-lovers heaven, too? From Squamish to Pemberton, there are eight breweries in total. Each one is just as unique as the next,…

It’s Raining, Now What? 10 Activities for Kids in Whistler

Exploring Whistler with kids can be an enjoyable new experience for the whole family. There are plenty of child-friendly activities in Whistler, so it’s easy to organize a day of fun. However, one thing that can be unpredictable here is the weather.  When visiting with your family, it’s wise to think about what to do…

20 Activities for Entertaining Wedding Guests in Whistler

People come from all over the world for a Whistler wedding, and it’s not hard to see why: beautiful mountainous landscapes sprinkled with snow through the winter; crystal clear alpine lakes glistening in the summer sun; and plenty of luxury venues. There is no end to memorable Whistler wedding ideas. Between Whistler and Pemberton in…

Top 20 Winter Activities for the Non-Skier in Whistler

For the non-skier, there are many Whistler winter activities to get involved in. So whether you are searching for a high-energy, high-adrenaline excursion or a more family-friendly option, there is a lot to do in our beautiful mountain town.  Whistler is breathtaking in winter with its snow-capped trees and mountains, and this landscape can be…

12 Socially Distant Activities in Whistler

With COVID-19 still tearing through British Columbia, you may be wondering what there is to do in Whistler these days. Lucky for you, so much of Whistler is still open and operating this year. What’s more? Beyond just masks and vaccine passports, a lot of the activities in Whistler are naturally socially-distanced or operate on…

Where to Find Weed in Whistler | 2024 Update

Weed has been legal in Canada since 2018, yet you still can’t legally buy it in Whistler… until NOW! A Little Bud has just opened their Whistler location right down the road from us in Function! A little bud, Whistler’s new dispensary. As of February 2nd, 2024 Spirit Leaf Cannabis is opening in Creekside! https://www.instagram.com/p/C20oEmcvMxo/…

The Best Hot Tubs in Whistler | Updated 2022

Here in Whistler, we’re pretty good at getting outside, having adventures, and earning our apres-beers.  What else are we good at? Relaxing.  With most of the hotels and AirBnb’s in Whistler having their private hot tubs, having a little hot soak has to be the best way to wind down after a long ski day. …

Ski Rentals Near Me? Where to Rent Skis & Snowboards in Whistler

If you’ve ever tried to drag a ski bag through an airport, you’ll know why Whistler Blackcomb ski rentals are a dime a dozen.  Nobody’s got time for the hassle, the cost, and the pain of lugging your ski gear around on airplanes, which is why there are loads of options for ski and snowboard…

The Ultimate Guide to the 5 Lakes Near Whistler

Summer in Whistler is awesome — hands-down. The sun is shining, the days are long, and you’re in a world-class mecca of outdoor adventure. But beyond biking and hiking, we want to bring your attention to the lakes in Whistler.  The locals know it all too well. When the temperatures start to soar, the only…

48 Hours in Whistler

You want to get the best out of your trip, but you only have 48 hours. You are facing a conundrum —what to do in Whistler, Canada? With so many things to do in our little city, it may seem overwhelming to try to pack it all into a weekend. Lucky for you, we’ve planned…

The Whistler Snow Report: Updated for 2021/2022

With Whistler’s ski season headed our way, everybody in Whistler, including all the staff at Forged Axe Throwing, are holding their breath for a whisper of snow.  During the winter season, pow lovers just can’t stop refreshing the mountain forecasts. It’s this time of year when the Whistler snow report gets a lot of attention. …

11 Epic Trips for Couples in Whistler

This summer, enjoy a Whistler getaway for two.  Shack up with your other half in one of many lovely hotel stays or grab a tent and enjoy a more adventurous retreat.   Whether you’d like to enjoy the bars and restaurants of Whistler Village or would rather spend a day soaking up the rays in one…

Your Go-To-Guide to the Whistler Bike Park | Now With 2021 Updates!

Despite the snow-capped peaks and big powder days, we all know and love, Whistler is making a name as a mountain bike mecca. As soon as the snow melts, the Whistler bike park pops off in a big way during the summer months. With 80 expertly designed trails and 4,900 vertical feet of downhill, the…

What’s Open in Whistler? 2021 Review

With recreational travel now permitted throughout beautiful British Columbia, there’s no better time to visit the ski bum central that is Whistler. But things have changed since the end of 2020, which leads us to ask — What’s open in Whistler? Are Whistler restaurants open? What about tourist attractions? Now that tourism has returned to…

Discover Vallea Lumina in Whistler: 2021 Update

We are all about unique and exciting experiences, and it’s why we keep going back to Vallea Lumina in Whistler. This is one of Whistler’s most illuminating (get it?) outdoor adventures. It’s back for another summer, and Vallea Lumina Whistler in 2021 won’t disappoint. What is this epic Whistler Light Show? From the first step…

A Forged Favourite: The Whistler Sliding Centre

Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme…yep, that’s right, it’s bobsleigh time! For anyone inspired by the best underdog story of all time, you might be surprised to hear that you can have your very own Cool Runnings experience right here in Whistler. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Whistler this winter, look…

Whistler SMASH! Where to Play Tennis in Whistler

On a sunny summer’s day you could be lounging at the lake or getting your drink on at one of the local patios, but why not engage in an epic match of Whistler tennis instead. Not only is tennis a fun way to showcase your skills it also burns 600 calories per hour and challenges…

Apres The Apres | After the Apres Ski But Before the Club

If you’ve been to Whistler, B.C. before on a ski or snowboard trip, you’ve probably seen the unparalleled apres scene. Champagne guns, patio parties, roaring outdoor fires and an unlimited flow of booze and dancing. The apres party is a great way to follow an epic day on the mountain. However, there’s a bit of…

The Forged Guide to the Best Throwing Axes

Axes date back to medieval times with warriors, hunting, battling and survival. The age-old tool, however, is still around and widely used today in camping, hunting, building, cutting, chopping etc. A more recent (and more fun) development in the axe world has come from simply throwing them! Where Did Axe Throwing Start? Well, there’s a…

Cheap Things to do in Whistler? This is your Guide.

Visiting Whistler isn’t cheap – the price of a hotel room will make you spit out your drink and lift tickets? Prepare to pay upwards of $150 per day to ski at world-renowned Whistler Blackcomb. Lucky for you (and your bank account) we’ve come up with a list of cheap things to do in Whistler…

3 Bachelorette Games for the Ultimate Whistler Stagette

Whistler is a dream location for a stagette for more than one reason. From the epic bar and nightclub scene to the stunning scenery and the incredible skiing, there is something for everyone. If you’re looking to celebrate your final weekend of freedom with your bride tribe, Whistler is the place to be.  If you…

Inspiration for your Next Apres Ski in Whistler (2020 Update)

“You should Après everyday. It’s like taking a shower.” GoWhistler Like all the famous Après-ski scenes around the world, Whistler’s scene is almost bigger than the mountain itself. One might expect an epic Après party at one of the premier snow destinations in the world. But, après in Whistler goes the extra mile and continues…

What To Do in Whistler This Weekend (20 Ideas)

World-renowned for its outdoor activities, Whistler is a place adventurous people flock to each year to find adventure and are rarely left unsatisfied. Twelve months of the year there is always something to discover in the heart of the Whistler mountains. Excellent for a group getaway, here are the obvious and the not-so-obvious things to…

An Adventurous Bachelorette in Whistler & Tips to Keep it Affordable

Hosting your bachelorette party in Whistler? Great idea! With many accommodation options, great restaurants, bars, and nightlife, fun activities, and natural beauty, Whistler is the smart choice when planning your last weekend on the town as a single lady. It’s also super close to Vancouver along the infamous Sea to Sky Highway, so pack your…

New & Noteworthy Axe Throwing Destinations in North America (2020 Update)

In case you hadn’t noticed, axe throwing is now officially a thing. When Forged opened its doors three years ago, plenty of people looked at us as if we were mad.  And we’ll admit that while we knew we loved throwing axes, would the world also love it? But fast forward to 2020, and we’re…

The Best Places to Camp Around Whistler, BC

We know what you’re about – you’re not just seeking the typical, Whistler adventure in a tourist-filled village. You’re about something a bit more rugged. Something a little tougher. A little rougher around the edges. Hey, we throw axes for a living, we understand the need to get out in the wild. If you are…

Whistler Blackcomb FAQ (Get Answers To All Your Questions)

Are you thinking about visiting our lovely mountain town of Whistler? Or planning to do a season away from home? Or maybe you’re looking to stay a bit longer than that? Either way…Welcome to our mountain Whistler Blackcomb. It’s truly a beautiful escape from your everyday.  Although beautiful, does it feel daunting? Sometimes visiting a…

The Best Places to Visit in Whistler (with Big Groups)

Whistler was made for group travel, whether you’re visiting for a family reunion, school trip, corporate retreat, or conference, there’s plenty of places to visit in Whistler if your crew is large. The key is planning ahead to ensure the availability of all activities, restaurants, and accommodations but there is plenty to do that is…

The Biggest, Baddest Activities in Whistler Groups

Planning on a trip to Whistler with the family, friends, co-workers or fellow teammates? Whatever the dynamics of your group is, Whistler is a fantastic playland for everyone. The activities in Whistler, BC are endless in both the winter and summer seasons. There’s a wide variety to choose from, everything from chilling in a hot…

16 Things to Do in Whistler This Winter – Local’s Edition

What to do in Whistler in winter? Skiing is great, but sometimes you have to fill in the in between times. Being bored in Whistler is practically a foreign concept, even when the skies are grey and the temperatures are in the negatives… Whether you’ve lived in Whistler for decades or are starting your first…

Rainy Day Activities in Whistler (Updated Fall 2019)

Whistler is known around the world as one of the greatest and most thrilling places to ski and snowboard. It’s also a well established name in downhill mountain biking, transforming its white pillowy slopes for dirt and adrenaline in the summer months. But what happens in the shoulder seasons between the sun and snow? Shoulder…

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to the River of Golden Dreams in Whistler

Want to spend a summer afternoon on the river like a Whistler-ite? Then you’re going to want to get your butts down the River of Golden Dreams. A local gem, a local dream.  Wave bye-bye to that gnarly throw-yourself-down-a-hill crazy bike park malarkey and say hello to the laid back do-it-yourself river cruise.  What is…

Spring Break 2019 | Why You Need to Ski Whistler Blackcomb

Spring break – the highlight of the year for most college students. While many might head to the beach, we reckon a ski trip is the best spring break idea for college students. A spring break ski trip means days playing in the snow and nights dancing on tables as the sun goes down.  And…

Are You the Ultimate Lumberjack? A Bucket List

Lumberjack culture is having something of a comeback these days. Plaid shirts, big beards, and getting outside – to be honest, what’s not to love?! As the home of the original hardy outdoorsmen that were the first lumberjacks, Canada still offers plenty of ways to awaken your inner lumberjack and feel at home in the…

Top 12 Day Trips from Whistler – An Update

To get the most out of your family in Whistler, you’ve really got to get out of the Village proper. There are limitless day trips that will take you outside of the Village and into the landscape beyond. While Whistler has plenty to offer families of all ages, there is so much more to see…

Where to Go and What to See: Sightseeing Whistler

You’ve got a week in Whistler, and you want to see everything. We hate to break it to you (even though we kind of love this about Whistler), there’s way too much beauty to pack into a week or two of travel. To get the intimate local Whistler experience, you literally have to move here…

The Ultimate Whistler Bucket List | 20 Things to Do in Whistler Before You Die

It would take a lifetime to take in everything that Whistler has to offer. Whatever the season, there are literally hundreds of ways to spend an unforgettable day. From on mountain adventures to adrenalin pumping experiences, from world-class events to the perfect quiet moment, and from the best parties in Canada to luxurious fine dining,…

Why Ziplining in Whistler is Awesome

People come to Whistler from all over the world to marvel at its beauty. The towering mountains, the lush old-growth forests, the tumbling white-water rivers, and the charming town: these are all breathtaking parts of the Whistler experience. Whilst many people explore these elements on foot, on skis, on boards or in kayaks, how about…

What to do With Kids in Whistler? Get Outdoors!

A holiday to Whistler is the perfect time to encourage the whole family to unplug, switch off, and get outside. There are so many things to do in Whistler with kids, you might not even need to turn the TV on for the whole week! Whether you’ve got toddlers, teens, or anyone in between in…

The Top 11 Whistler Winter Outdoor Activities

When you think about Whistler – the snowy mountains, the wintery landscape, flakes falling on the Village – it’s not hard to imagine the amount of outdoor, winter activities that are available to you. Sure, there are always the basics skiing, snowboarding, snowball fights – all exciting and fun options. But did you know there…

Whistler Beer Festival 2019 (A Sneak Peak)

There’s never a bad time for beer aficionados to visit Whistler. But there is one weekend of the year when the village transforms into a true beer-drinkers’ heaven. For a few days, the Whistler Beer Festival takes over the village. With craft breweries from far and wide, the Whistler Beer Festival gives locals and visitors…

The Big Bad Backpackers Guide to Whistler

Backpacking through Whistler can be a daunting challenge. While it’s hands down one of the most beautiful places in BC, and a must-do destination, the luxury prices can put some backpackers off Whistler. But they shouldn’t! Whistler is a town built by ski-bums, and their free spirit is still strong here. There are many, many,…

20 Photos to Convince You to Visit Whistler

Chances are you’ve already done a little bit of research into visiting Whistler. Maybe you’ve heard that it’s a world-class ski resort, the home of downhill mountain biking, and one of the most popular destinations in Canada. And you might already be working on a Whistler bucket list. But have you seen it for yourself?…

Crankworx Whistler | Everything You Need to Know (2019 Update)

In Whistler, the typical festivals aren’t just about electronic beats playing 24/7. Our festivals are a little more world class, a little more adrenaline-pumping, and not events you want to miss out on. If you are like us, you are after high-flying, action-packed, extraordinary humans doing extraordinary things. Even if you don’t know it, you’re…

Wildlife of Whistler | 11 Animals to Look Out For

There are hundreds of reasons to visit Whistler in the summer. The adrenaline pumping activities, the beautiful mountain views, and the long lazy lake days are just a few. But one of the best reasons to stop by is to get to know some of our local wildlife. Being located on the edge of so…

Your Burning Questions About Whistler – Answered!

If you’re planning a trip to Whistler, you no doubt have a lot of questions you need answered before booking. When should you come? When is the snow best? What can you do in summer? Actually, hold on, where even is Whistler?! Well, you aren’t the first person to wonder about this incredible town we…

The Ultimate Whistler Bachelorette Party Guide

Whatever you decide to do for your soon-to-married friend, Whistler is the best place to plan an unforgettable Bachelorette party. Whether you want to take the bride out shopping, go for an adventure in the mountains, or hit up the hottest places to party, Whistler has it all.   Calendar Book Your Whistler Axe Throwing…

Got a Hot Date in a Cool Town? Whistler for Couples

Something about Whistler seems to get people feeling all lovey-dovey. It seems like the unique combination of beautiful mountain landscapes, adrenaline-pumping activities, and luxury dining creates the perfect conditions for romance. In Whistler, it’s hard to worry about who’s turn it is to do the dishes or clean the toilet. Instead, you’ll find the space…

15 Whistler Must Do’s Beyond the Mountain

Did you know that more people visit Whistler in the summer than the winter? Perhaps they’re finally catching on to what the locals have always known: there’s far more to Whistler than ski slopes. There’s so much in Whistler for the non-skier that you could plan a whole trip without ever buying a lift pass….

8 Spots You Need To Instagram On Your Next Trip to Whistler

If you’re looking for a place to create envy-inducing Instagram posts, you could do a lot worse than Whistler. From the snow-capped mountains to the quaint pedestrian village, and from the crystal clear lakes to the trendy cafes, there’s plenty of great spots to snap some Whistler photos. In fact, with nearly 2 million posts…

Whistler’s Favourite Mountain Biking Apres Bars

The Apres, a time to sit back, relax and tell the tales of the shredded berms and sick whips of the day. Wait just a minute, you may say, that’s not what you talk about at the Apres-Ski! Well, move over winter and snow, the tradition of the Apres has migrated to the world of…

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Whistler for Free

If there is anything people love in Whistler, it is getting free stuff. In fact, there is nowhere on earth where people appreciate free things than in Whistler, one of the premier luxury ski resorts in the world. Every season, hordes of snow-hungry seasonal travellers flood whistler looking for the cheapest accommodation, the most affordable…

Get Your Yoga On! The Ultimate Guide to Wanderlust Whistler 2019

When the warmer weather blows into Whistler this coming August, a different wind – one full of energy, revitalization, and a desire to point you toward your true north – will blow in with it. Its august – time to get serious about Yoga in Whistler We’re talking, of course, about Wanderlust Festival 2019. A…

The Wet and Wild Guide to Whistler Hot Springs – Updated 2019

Mother nature blessed British Columbia. We are home to many secret and not-so-secret hot springs sprinkled in our mountains and deep in our forests. For some international travelers, hot springs in BC are one of this provinces main attractions. For other travelers, they are a nice surprise. Here in Whistler, we were lucky enough to…

Party On! May Long Weekend in Whistler

Let’s get this over with: the May Long Weekend in Whistler has something of a reputation. Whether that’s a good or bad thing probably depends on where you’re coming from. Is it an amazing weekend to party in Whistler? For sure. Does it sometimes get a little out of control? For sure. If you’re looking…

Get the Scoop | International Axe Throwing Day

We’ve always thought we axe throwers deserved our own holiday.  And now we have one! International Axe Throwing day is coming up on June 13. For committed axe throwers, it’s a great excuse to celebrate everything they love about the sport. The satisfying thud of the axe into the wood, the thrill of making the…

Canada Day in Whistler 2019

O, Canada. The country of Tim Horton’s, ice hockey and saying sorry a lot. It’s a great place, and Canadians are pretty proud to be Canadian. And never more than on July 1 – Canada Day. A whole day dedicated to our plaid-wearing, overly-polite nation. Wherever you are in Canada, you’re sure to find parades,…

The Top 10 Whistler Festivals – Updated for 2019

When it comes to festivities in Whistler, you can be sure of one thing – there’s never a shortage. Whether you’re searching for a kid’s festival, an outdoor festival, a food festival, or even a beer festival (yeah, you heard us – an entire festival dedicated to beer), Whistler has it, and more than that,…

A Long Weekend in Whistler | Get the Most Out of Your 3 Days Off

Who doesn’t love a long weekend?! A whole extra day to play outside, hang with friends and ignore the emails in your inbox. And here in Whistler, we know how to do a long weekend properly.  What does the long weekend in Whistler me to you? That’s because we’ve got into the habit of celebrating…

Ironman Whistler 2019 | Full Breakdown including Course, Accommodation and More

There are tons of epic events in Whistler in the summer. But none comes close to the sheer challenge and intensity of the Ironman Canada. One of the most picturesque, but also most difficult Ironman courses in the world, it draws athletes from around the globe every year. Held on a sunny weekend in July,…

You Complete Guide to Tough Mudder Whistler 2019

UPDATE 2020: In January 2020, Tough Mudder was sold to Spartan Races. Stay tuned for updates to the Whistler Event. Whistler in summer is full of tough physical challenges, and even tougher athletes. To be fair, it’s hard not to be inspired to push yourself when there’s all those dramatic peaks around just waiting to…

Easter in Whistler | Brunch, Bunnies & More

The nights are getting longer, and there’s just hint of spring in the air in Whistler right now. Which got us thinking about the next (and arguably best) holiday of the year: Easter. While it’s well known that Whistler is a world-class Christmas destination, fewer people realize that over the Easter weekend, Whistler is a…

Whistler’s Showcase Showdown – Update 2019

If you know your methods from your indies, and your backside boardslides from your cork 7s, you won’t want to miss the Showcase Showdown 2019 on Saturday, March 30. The longest running snowboard competition in Canada draws an eager crowd of locals and visitors alike. Whether you want get sendy yourself, or just watch other,…

The Best Time to Visit Whistler – Ask a Local!

One of the things we most often get asked at Forged is: when is the best time to visit Whistler? But depending on which charming axe-throwing host you ask, you might get very different answers. The powderhounds will tell you to come in deep winter when every morning is full of fresh powder and giant…

Say Yes in Whistler! How to Make it an Experience to Remember

Word is getting out that Whistler makes a pretty awesome wedding destination. By combining unforgettable natural beauty with luxury facilities and world-class hospitality, Whistler brings a lot to the table. And for those with an adventurous mindset, bringing all your favourite people to experience the greatest outdoor wedding of all time seems like a no…

Everything You Need to Know About WSSF: Updated for 2019

Whistler is known for a few very distinct experiences: snow-capped mountains, the skiing, the snowboarding, the partying. Can you imagine an enormous, nearly week-long festival that brings all those things together? Start trying, because that’s what upcoming World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2019 (WSSF) has in store. Every April, WSSF takes Whistler by storm. This is…

Ziplining in Whistler | Winter Edition

You may think that winter in Whistler is just for the skiers and snowboarders out there. After all, it does has a pretty unbeatable reputation as the biggest (and best) ski resort in North America. But you might be surprised to learn how many epic winter activities there are for those who aren’t inclined to…

Your Guide to Fly Fishing in Whistler, Canada

While it may be best known for its boundless ski area, and it’s serious downhill biking credentials, Whistler is fast becoming famous for its fly fishing too. And when you look at the landscapes we’re surrounded by, it’s hardly a surprise. From the saltwater of the Howe Sound in Squamish, where the sea meets the…

Whistler Blackcomb From the Air | A Helicopter Trip to Remember

While we’re pretty content spending most of our days throwing axes and drinking craft beer, we’re also stoked on getting to know our hometown as well as we can. And you can’t say you’ve truly seen the best of Whistler until you’ve seen it from above – on a helicopter ride. Make no mistake, we…

A Romantic Whistler Honeymoon | Plan a Perfect Getaway

Whistler is increasingly a world-renowned location for a destination weddings, but it’s also a destination for couples planning their great romantic post-wedding escape. While many conventional couples still plan for a beach-bound honeymoon, you might want to consider other luxury destinations – like Whistler – for your big indulgence. A Whistler honeymoon is like no…

The Perfect Winter Day

There are tons of things to see & do in Whistler, other than hitting the slopes! A few of our recommendations: Zipline with TAG or Ziptrek through the snow covered trees Blackcomb Snowmobile, beginner or experienced, they have terrain for everyone Vallea Lumina with TAG, the lights are extra magical with the snow Cross country…

Top 5 Axe Throwing Destinations in Canada

So, you want to learn to be Canadian? You’ve bought a plaid shirt, grown a beard, developed a taste for Caesars and started putting maple syrup on everything you eat. But let’s be honest, you won’t truly feel like a Canadian until you’ve discovered your inner lumberjack. Luckily for you, these days you don’t have…

Whistler Tattoo Artist Round Up

Whether you’re in Whistler for a weekend or a lifetime, it’s hard not to be inspired by the epic landscapes and the adrenaline junkie culture. It’s no wonder then that plenty of people choose to commemorate their time in Whistler with a tattoo – a permanent reminder of the unforgettable memories you made here. With…

Breathtaking Waterfalls in and Around Whistler

The landscape around Whistler is phenomenally beautiful. If you’re driving to Whistler from Vancouver, you’ll be taking the Sea to Sky Highway along the Howe Sound- the southernmost fjord in North America. During the last ice age, a 2km thick glacier filled the Howe Sound. This eroded the land underneath it to below sea level….

100 Things to Do in Whistler, BC

You’re coming to Whistler? Lucky you! Now what? Get the exciting going and really dig into what this little ski town has to offer. Hint, it’s not just skiing. It’s biking, hiking, bobsledding. It’s craft beer, baked treats, and fine dining. It’s axe throwing, zip-lining, partying, and SO much more. To help you get started on…

An Insider’s Guide to the Perfect Weekend Camping Trip to Whistler

You’ve checked the forecast, and it’s looking good for the weekend. You’ve had enough of the city grind and are desperate to immerse yourself in some good ol’ BC beauty and fresh air, even if it’s raining! Camping around Whistler or camping in Whistler BC is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a reminder…

Whistler Blackcomb Lift Tickets: Everything You Need to Know

Whether you’re an avid skier, snowboarder, mountain biker, or simply looking to add some serious scenic beauty to your Whistler holiday, Whistler Blackcomb lift tickets come in many shapes and sizes. Suitable for any vacation or seasonal adventure. Get to the top of the world faster with a Whistler blackcomb lift ticket Every season in…

Gearing Up for Australia Day Whistler 2019

You’ve probably already heard the jokes: ‘What’s the capital of Australia?’ ‘Whistler.’ or ‘What’s the most liveable Australian city?’ ‘Whistler’. These jokes are built upon Whistler’s reputation for being a skiing and party mecca for young Aussies. Whilst there are no stats to tell us exactly how many Aussies there are in Whistler (whether on…

Where to Grab the Perfect Whistler Selfie – Top Spots

Without solid guidance from the influencers in your life, knowing where to grab the perfect selfie in an unfamiliar destination can be overwhelming. Whistler’s top spots are endless, but, where are they exactly? And what are they? Well, we’ve got a list of some of the best spots to grab your perfect Whistler Instagram selfie….

Top 8 Canadian Activities in Whistler

If you are looking for the great Canadian experience, you’ve come to the right place. And we mean it when we say, a really authentic experience because all the activities in Whistler tend to fall into the super Canadian category. This is a is a small town with a big heart, we say sorry a…

Forged Axe Throwing in the News 2018

Over the last few years, and most excitingly over the past few months, we’ve had a few notable people turn up in our arena. Not only is hucking axes at targets satisfying, its noteworthy (and incredibly photo-worthy!), and now we keep seeing our photos pop up everywhere! We are grateful that our local community, as…

Whistler Day Trippin’ to Pemberton

Pemberton, BC, is located a half-hour drive from Whistler. It’s one of the most picturesque mountain towns in all of British Columbia. Perhaps even giving Whistler a run for its money.  A lush, farm-filled valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains is hard to ignore. It makes for a great escape from the hustle and bustle. It’s…

How to Find the Perfect Whistler Hotel for a Bachelorette Party

A Whistler bachelorette party is an event to remember. And here at Forged, we know a thing or two about the ingredients to making a bachelorette experience one for the books. We know it can be overwhelming organizing a bachelorette, especially if you are part of a large group and looking for a great place…

Writing the Perfect Speech for a Whistler Bachelorette: A Step-by-Step Guide

You and your crew have landed in Whistler for an epic weekend of bachelorette party shenanigans. You’ve got your squad branded t-shirts already on, your first cocktails in hand, and the entire weekend in front of you. As the Maid of Honour, you’ve planned everything down to the colour-coordinated scrunchies you’ll be wearing out that…

Visiting Whistler in Winter, What You Need to Know Before You Get Here

Interested in learning about the best Whistler winter activities? Whistler in winter just makes sense. Don’t get us wrong, the other seasons come with their own delightful attributes (see our guides to fall and summer), but coming to visit what’s been voted multiple times North America’s number one ski resort during the snowy season is…

Welcome to Whistler Pride 2019

Thinking of coming to Whistler but not sure the ski town has earned its inclusivity credentials? Think again. Whilst there are no gay bars in Whistler yet, this beautiful mountain town is a welcoming, safe and fun place for people who don’t adhere to heterosexual or cis-gender norms. (That’s not to say that Canada is…

Where to Work Remotely in Whistler: A Guide to Coworking and Cafes

Whistler is a very seasonal place, and we aren’t just talking about the weather patterns, we are talking about the people. Travellers tend to come to our mountain town for a season or two and learn the local ways. Our typical seasonal visitors come from Australia, England, Japan, and other not-so-mountainous regions. Many people get…

Whistler in a Weekend, How to Get the Most Out of 48 Hours

When most people consider a vacation in Whistler, they try to carve out weeks at a time for their outdoor adventures but this can become expensive, and keep you out of the office a little longer than your boss might have anticipated. The beautiful thing about Whistler is that you don’t need to hang out…

Between Sun and Snow, Visiting Whistler in Fall

Whistler in October and Whistler in November, it’s a fall wonderland. Nestled between the sun and the snow, Autumn (which comes as a surprise to a lot of visitors)  is the secret jewel of Whistler. With vibrant, Fall colors dotting the treeline, crunchy autumn leaves in bright reds and oranges lining the Village Walk, and…

Whistler in a Day: What Can you Do with 24 Hours in Whistler?

Visiting British Columbia, but you only have 24 hours in Whistler to spare? What a shame! Even if you have just enough time to do Whistler in a Day, you can still hit up the highlights, and get a taste of our what town has to offer. Whistler is much more than just a humble…

Whistler Day Trippin’ to Squamish

Whistler Day Trippin’ to Squamish  There are no bad days in Squamish Located at the north tip of Howe Sound on the Sea to Sky highway is the picturesque town of Squamish, snuggled between Vancouver and Whistler and just a stone’s throw away from both from Whistler and from Vancouver. It’s close enough for a…

Whistler, The Outdoor Activity Mecca of Summer

A wild world of wonder is just waiting for you, Whistler and outdoor activities go hand-in-hand.  Where should you starting this summer season? One of the greatest things about our outdoor-haven is that there are seemingly endless outdoor activities, often open year round. One of the worst things about our outdoor-haven of Whistler? Trying to…

At The Top of the World: Whistler’s Suspension Bridge Updated 2019

UPDATE: Whistler Blackcomb Suspension Bridge to reopen Summer 2020, Dates Pending. …. In July one of Whistler’s newest attractions will reopen to the public. It’s extremely high up (sky high), has majestic views, is a world-class feat of engineering, and might push you past your comfort zone. Any guess as to what it is? It’s…

Planning A Whistler Corporate Retreat: What You Need to Know

It’s no secret that a group retreat could give your corporate team the space it needs to revitalize. Corporate retreats give your group time to refocus, debrief, and most importantly, connect with each other in ways that get them out of that cubicle trance, and into a work-enthused and team-supportive state.   Whistler is the…

The Ultimate Guide to Whistler Spas: Updated 2019 [Infographic]

  Just because we throw axes all day long, doesn’t mean we don’t know a thing or two about rest and relaxation. The Whistler spa scene is abundant and luxurious. Arguably, we have some of the nicest places to relax in the world. Whether you ski or not, there are countless special spa experiences to…

Whistler Guided Hikes: Learn from the Experts

The stunning, alpine lakes, the beautiful crests of snow-capped mountains peaking in the horizon, the tips of the pine trees creating the most beautiful skyline – we definitely can’t deny Whistler’s beauty. We certainly can’t blame people for wanting to hike and experience such a glorious environment in person. When it comes to hiking, you…

The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in Whistler: An Itinerary

If we understand anything at Forged Axe Throwing, we understand what it takes to make the perfect date. The number of people who have come through our doors, thrown some axes, and fallen in love – it’s incredible really. There is just something about the smell of wood, sharp objects and the sense of competition…

Weather, Mountain, and Highway: An Updated Guide to Whistler Webcams

Surely, the first thing you think of when you picture Whistler is the endless landscape; the limitless outdoor outdoor activities, and perhaps even the pumping nightlife. But the first thing you think of before you head up the Sea to Sky Highway or up Whistler Mountain are the live webcams. We know what you’re thinking –…

Moving to Whistler: What to Expect

If you trace your fingers on a map about 120 km north of Vancouver, you’ll rest your hand on an honest-to-goodness winter wonderland that’s been acclaimed as one of the most down-to-earth, notable, and unforgettable destinations in the world—the town of Whistler.  Nestled in the middle of towering, snow-capped mountains and dotted by a pedestrian-only…

A Luxury Trip to Whistler: How to Go All Out

Going all out in Whistler is pretty easy to do. With so many luxury Whistler options, the world is your oyster. Whistler is a great place to come to for a special event like a bachelor or bachelorette party, a guys-only ski weekend, girl’s snowboarding trip or a perfect romantic getaway. Whistler luxury hotels will…

Exploring Whistler: Function Junction

While Function Junction has historically been dismissed to the industrial and rather mechanical spaces of Whistler, it is now an up and coming artistically driven neighbourhood. Like many other cities where entrepreneurs strive to find space within an expensive rental market, Function Junction has helped to fill this void for many of the creative people…

Top 15 Things to Do in Whistler

Even if you have been coming to Whistler for a decade, it’s good to get a little inspiration for what else there is to do besides hitting the mountain. The possible activities in Whistler are endless, and what’s more, they are always changing. Just because you did it all last year, doesn’t mean there aren’t…

Tips for Visiting Whistler With a Group

If you are coming to Whistler for the first time, it’s more than likely you are not coming here alone. In fact, you probably have at least a few associates with you, whether that happens to be your entire Tuesday night football team, your extended relatives visiting from Sweden, or maybe you are lucky enough…