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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 List of Things to Do in Whistler, Canada

Activities in Whistler, Canada, are endless. There is an unlimited source of inspiration for those with an adventurous spirit. At Forged Axe Throwing, we love to take advantage of everything Whistler has to offer. So we have a lot of reasons to make a list of everything excellent to be done here.  This is our…

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…

Why You Need to Stay in Whistler Creekside

Believe it or not, Creekside Whistler was once just a six-person gondola, two T-bars, a single chairlift, a handful of ski runs, and a day lodge.  This little neighbourhood was as essential as they come, but as word got out that this ski mountain had some of the best terrain in the country, it soon…

Business Casual: A Guide to Planning a Corporate Event in Whistler

The past two years have been interesting for those who had to adapt to working from home daily, and the only time they interacted with others was through Zoom meetings. Luckily, those days are largely behind us and Whistler corporate events are back.  Planning a corporate event in Whistler has its advantages. There are lots…

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,…

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…

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/…

Getting A Seasonal Job in Whistler | Where to Find Work

So the jaw-dropping mountains and endless adventure of Whistler Blackcomb have caught your attention. Dreaming of days spent earning your turns, surfing the powder, and then reliving it all an hour later over an ice cold craft beer is what drew most of us to Whistler in the first place and keeps a lot of…

How to Get to Whistler, BC (Updated 2024/2025 Season)

If you are traveling to Whistler, you’ll need to know how to get here. Whether you want to hop on a bus from YVR to Whistler, book a private shuttle service for you and your crew, or want to splurge on a chartered flight — here is everything you need to know about how to…

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. …

Shopping in Whistler at Christmas: Local Gifts and Experiences

Sweeping views of snow-capped mountains. Crunchy powder beneath your boots. Lights strung up throughout the Village. ‘Tis the Christmas season in Whistler.  And when it’s Christmas, Whistlers stores and local artisans go all out. Shopping in Whistler is never as good as it is around the holiday season. If you are visiting Whistler for Christmas…

The 13 Best BC Ski Resorts

With 13 ski resorts across the province, it’s no wonder visitors flock to British Columbia for their wintertime activities. In addition to skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling, most of these resorts offer vibrant nightlife in addition to their resort activities. Some have dog sledding, others have ice rinks, while all have something special for the…

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…

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…

Scandinave Spa Whistler | Your Complete Guide (2020 Updates)

You may have come to Whistler, BC to put your body through it s paces – skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, paddling – but we’d highly recommend taking at least one day off to treat yourself too. Whistler has heaps of spas to choose from, but one of our favourites is the Scandinave Spa Whistler. An…

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…

Axe Throwing: All You Need to Know About the Sport, From the Whistler Pros

So you’ve been invited to go axe throwing and since you’re a go-getter and up for a new challenge, you said yes. Now you’re thinking to yourself “what is axe-throwing and what exactly have I gotten myself into?” Well, no fear! The Whistler pro-axe-throwers are here to walk you through this magnificent, emerging sport. Read…

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…

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…

MLK Day In Whistler 2020 | Your Go-To Guide

What is a whistler college weekend? A respectful, civilized weekend to celebrate the most visible leader in the Civil Rights Movement? Probably not the most accurate description.  MLK Jr.’s “dream” was a little bit different than the dream weekend that the late-January long weekend has become in Whistler. MLK weekend in Whistler, to be straightforward,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Our Firewood

    Our Firewood  Local, 100 % Canadian Firewood? The wooden panels you hit with your axes when you axe-throw with us? Well they don’t last too long after you lot are done with hurtling axes with them. We use them to for firewood for our very own fireplace inside. However when we have tons…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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….

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…

The Local Whistler Artists You Need to Know About

There are three reasons why creative types are drawn to Whistler: The Landscape The Lifestyle The People We find ourselves continually in awe of the artists and creatives who call Whistler home. Whether they work with ceramics, acrylics, or the human body, the mountains and the forests of Whistler seem to attract a certain type…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Whistler Camping: Know Before You Go

It’s no secret that Whistler is just chock-full of scenic camping spots and unforgettable opportunities. In fact, it’s such a non-secret that people from all over the world travel to Whistler to camp, and often, that means that first-time campers are trying out their skills in our wild wonderland. Whistler camping is legit!  Whistler is…

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,…

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…

The Ultimate Guide to Whistler Village

Walking through the main square of Whistler Village in the winter makes you feel as though you’ve landed in Europe. Whistler Village is picture perfect with quaint street lights and cobblestone streets winding around shops and hotels. In a snow flurry, it feels a little bit out of a fairy tale. The love that went…

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…

Our Whistler Tips – Everything you Need to Know Before Visiting

Celebrating the Ultimate Party Game at Burning Man These Whistler tips will help you navigate the incredible town that was once exclusively a one season resort town. Skiing was the main objective for anyone willing to travel the old and dangerous highway. Now, the city has fashioned itself to be a dynamic all-season destination. Not only does…

How to Party in Whistler: Tips from the Experts

We know you’ve heard the stories – your friends disappear to Whistler, BC for the ultimate snow-covered vacation, but when they come back, it’s not just the skiing and snowboard they can’t stop talking about. We’re talking stories about nearly-naked partiers running through the snow. We’re talking about beer after beer after beer in a…