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Unleash the Adventure: Group Activities in Victoria, BC – Outdoor thrills, indoor delights, and unforgettable bonding experiences!

Victoria, BC is a destination that offers a perfect blend of outdoor thrills, indoor delights, and unforgettable bonding experiences for group activities. Whether you’re planning a team-building excursion, a family reunion, or a getaway with friends, Victoria has something to offer everyone. From exploring the beautiful Butchart Gardens to embarking on a kayaking adventure in…

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…

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…

How To Plan the Best Vacation for Your Family in Whistler

Whistler can sometimes feel like Disneyland for adults, but it has always offered great spaces for family exploration, too. It’s so family-friendly in fact that the municipality has specifically structured the Villages to be full of fun for adults and children alike. During the day, there are endless activities in Whistler for families to enjoy….

Labour Day Weekend in Whistler 2024

After a summer packed with biking, hiking, lake days, and every other outdoor activity in Whistler, the Labour Day long weekend is the perfect last hoorah for summer.  The atmosphere and outdoor activities are favourites amongst families—conditions are perfect in the Whistler Bike Park, and the free buses make it easy for everyone to get…

Top 18 Summer Camping Spots Near Whistler (2024 Updates)

Camping near Whistler is the most gratifying way to take in the Canadian landscape and get a sense of what the area has to offer. Home to more than just an energetic nightlife and the high adrenaline activities, Whistler is also a gateway to the coastal BC mountains, lakes, and alpine fields that characterise this…

A Guide to Whistler for Dogs & Their Humans with 2022 Updates

Whistler is perhaps one of the most pet-friendly travel destinations you will find on your great Canadian adventures. As you walk around Whistler, you’ll soon realise that many dogs call this town home. With a vast number of epic dog walking trails and countless pet friendly hotels, Whistler should be every dog owner’s next holiday…

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…

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…

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…

The Ultimate Guide on Where to Stay in Whistler,BC (2020 Update)

Whistler, home of Forged Axe Throwing, is the heart and home of Canada’s Coast Mountains and it is no surprise that this place is a favourite year-round destination. Determining where to stay in Whistler can be overwhelming as they’re so many choices so we’ve prepared this list of some of our top hotels, suites, and…

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…

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…

13 Whistler Hotels (from $ to $$$$)

With over 100 spots to choose from to rest your head in Whistler, finding the right accommodation for you can be tough, especially if you’ve never been to Whistler. Allow us to take you through some of the spectacular hotels in Whistler, Canada, ranging from your simple bed and bathroom to your luxury spa resorts….

The Forged Guide to the Valley Trail in Whistler

People from all over the world visit Whistler and can you blame them? The activities are endless *takes a deep breath* biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, rafting, helicopter-rides, skating, float-plane rides, yoga, ziplining, bungee jumping… And you know we could keep going.  But one activity that sometimes gets overlooked is the Whistler Valley Trail – perhaps…

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 Weekend in Squamish | What to Hike, See & Eat

Squamish seems too good to be true. Barely 40 minutes outside the sprawling metropolis of Vancouver, there’s a mountain town built on a love of adventure. With an unbeatable location where the mountains meet the sea, Squamish offers an unbeatable range of things to do and places to visit.  Squamish isn’t just for adrenaline-junkies. It’s…

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…

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…

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 Complete Whistler, BC Travel Guide

Whistler, BC, is a town that needs no introduction. With a worldwide reputation as a mecca for outdoor adventure, visitors from around the world travel to Whistler all year round. It’s got stunning mountain views, countless adrenaline-pumping activities, fine dining, and a quaint, European-style pedestrian village. Oh, and there’s a ski resort too…in fact, it’s…

Where to Eat with Kids? Family Friendly Restaurants in Whistler

Whistler is a great place to bring the kids: there’s endless outdoor adventure, a pedestrian-friendly village and tons of rainy day activities. But after any big day of family adventure, it can be a struggle to find somewhere to eat that keeps everyone happy. Luckily, there are more than enough family friendly restaurants in Whistler…

Where to Stay: Whistler Hostels – Updated 2019

At Forged-Axe Throwing, we have a long, long, history of hostel jumping both in Canada and abroad. We wanted to concentrate that breadth of experienced and apply it to the local hostels in Whistler. After all, we have literally seen it all. From a hostel in Nicaragua where every toilet was flooded, to one in…

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…

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…

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…

Looking for a Memorable Whistler Souvenir? Here’s a Few Ideas

So you’re coming out to Whistler, eh? Lucky you! While there are a bunch of souvenir shops in Whistler, not all souvenir gifts were created equal. If you’ve got a bunch of friends or family expectant of Whistler souvenirs we’re here to help you sort through stereotypical and boring gifts (e.g. maple syrup, maple candy,…

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….

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…

The Whistler Ski Season 2019: An In-Dept Guide

The Whistler ski season is a highly anticipated event that people from all over the world get worked up about. Canadian’s get stoked, Aussie’s start frothing, and everyone else get’s their skis waxed. Every single one of us at Forged Axe Throwing starts to dream about the falling snow line, and the first day on…

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…

Where it All Began: The Forged Axe Throwing Origin Story

As we come up on our first birthday, we have to take some time to reflect on the origins of Forged Axe Throwing. The past year has been one wild ride, going from a dream to reality sooner than it takes an axe to hit the bullseye. Many people along the way have asked us,…