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Axe Throwing in Victoria, BC – The ultimate group adventure

Welcome to the exhilarating world of axe throwing in Victoria! Forged is thrilled to announce the opening of our newest location in amazing Victoria, BC! Whether you’re planning a corporate event, a bachelor party, or just a fun outing with friends, our latest venue offers the perfect blend of excitement and competition for groups up…

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…

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…

Planning a Trip to BC? Start Here!

For anyone looking to explore nature and the outdoors, few places rival British Columbia (BC). Often making the lists of best cities to live in around the world and ranked as an outdoor adventure capital, BC is full of opportunity.  With BC trip ideas ranging from North America’s largest ski resort in Whistler, to whale…

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…

Whistler Pride 2023: Canada’s Premier Queer Ski Festival

Whistler is famously known as a hub of activities, nature, world-class dining, and nightlife. While it may not be the first place that comes to mind as an LGBTQI+ destination, this small but mighty town is full of surprises, hosting the largest pride festival of its kind across Canada.  From what started out as a…

A Dream Ski Holiday in Whistler

Many destinations come to mind when thinking about a luxurious holiday, like Bora Bora beach resorts or the beautiful Whitsundays in Australia. However, nothing beats a ski holiday in Whistler, BC.  Deep snow, fabulous restaurants, and ski-in and ski-out hotels — seriously, this is where luxury and skiing go hand in hand.  Just because we…

An Epic On Mountain Whistler Winter Itinerary

Known as the mecca of North American skiing, an epic day at Whistler Blackcomb means you need an epic Whistler winter itinerary. And if you have come all the way here, you might as well spend as much time as possible ON the mountain, rather than off. Check out our on mountain Whistler itinerary to…

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,…

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…

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…

Shoulder Season Deals in Whistler | Why it Pays to Wait

Whistler is most famous as a winter skiing and summer mountain biking destination — but did you know it’s all an epic holiday destination in the shoulder seasons too? During Spring and Fall, local businesses offer deals in Whistler to bring in people like you who are seeking a crowd-free and more affordable holiday. If…

Best Restaurants in Whistler | 2021 Edition

What’s one surprising but true fact about Whistler? The best restaurants in Whistler compete with North America’s finest. So to be a foodie in Whistler is an excellent place to be.  No matter where you are staying or what your budget is, you’ll never get bored of all the places to eat in Whistler. The…

Insider’s Guide to Creekside, Whistler Updated 2021

When you think of Whistler, we know what your brain might immediately gravitate towards. It’s the epic mountains! The picture-perfect Village! While we do admit the Whistler Village is a glorious experience, there’s another spot you need to explore: Whistler Creekside. Creekside started off as the original resort base, but these days is growing in…

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…

Whats the Weather like in Whistler, BC? Where to get a Weather Update!

If you’re on a first-time visit to Whistler, you may be wondering what the weather is like in Whistler, Canada? Keep reading to get an overview of all the weather tips, so that you pack what you need in your suitcase.  Whistler weather consists of the four seasons of Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer but…

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…

Whistler Turkey Sale | A Locals Guide

It’s just around the corner! One of the best events of the year! Whistler folk finally get the awesome deals on ski gear, we’ve been waiting for at the Whistler Turkey Sale. But is the Whistler Turkey Sale worth it? Potentially, we get to save hundreds of dollars to winter ski gear for the coming…

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…

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…

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 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,…

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…

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…

Your Whistler Planning Checklist

You’ve made the excellent decision to travel to Whistler for your vacation this year. The dates are set, your flights are booked, now what? The time has come to start planning, but you might be wondering what to pack, what to leave at home, what activities to book weeks in advance and when to simply…

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…

A Foodie Extravaganza (24 hrs) Vancouver to Whistler

We know how to adventure in Whistler, but all those adventures make us pretty damn hungry. Which is probably why Whistler has become a foodie paradise over the last few decades. Whistler now boasts everything from fresh, vegan snacks, to five-course fine dining and a whole world in between. Whistler’s restaurants are world-class. They benefit…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

A Local’s Guide to Whistler Blackcomb’s Gondolas and Lifts

You won’t ever hear us complaining about the fact that Whistler Blackcomb has over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain. But we do know that navigating your way around the largest ski resort in North America can be a little overwhelming, especially when you’ve only got a week to spend here. You want to cover some…

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…

Where to Eat, Drink & Be Merry at Whistler Cornucopia 2018

Cornucopia in Whistler is an annual food and drink festival based in our beautiful mountain town. It lasts 11 days, and this year’s Cornucopia Whistler runs from November 8-18th. With over 90 food and drink events taking place over this festive period, figuring out what’s a hit and what’s a miss from the Cornucopia schedule…

What’s Happening in Whistler? Where to find your local Whistler Events

Ever wonder how anyone in this town finds out about local whistler events? You heard about that awesome DJ hitting up Maxx Fish over the weekend, but you missed it. Or maybe that mountain film you have been dying to see a screening of, but you only found out about the event a week too…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A Guided Tour of the Top 5 Whistler Neighbourhoods

Tourist guides of Whistler tend to focus exclusively on the Village: the walkable streets, the almost Disney-land like atmosphere but did you know that Whistle is divided up into more than one neighbourhood? That’s right! The Resort Municipality of Whistler has grown out of the village and spills into the surrounding valleys. When you think…

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 –…