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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.  Two chairs beside a lake, long weekend What does…

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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,…

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You Complete Guide to Tough Mudder Whistler 2019

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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 be climbed/run up/biked down. But there’s one weekend in June where things get especially tough, and especially muddy. Yep, you…

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Easter in Whistler | Brunch, Bunnies & More

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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…

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Whistler’s Showcase Showdown – Update 2019

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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,…

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The Best Time to Visit Whistler – Ask a Local!

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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…

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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…

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

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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…

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The Ultimate Guide on Where to Stay in Whistler BC

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  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,…

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Shoulder Season Deals in Whistler | Why it Pays to Wait

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While Whistler might be most famous as a winter skiing and summer mountain biking destination, did you know it’s all an epic holiday destination in the spring and fall too? Known as the shoulder seasons, when the village quietens down and locals take a breather from throwing themselves down hills, spring and fall still have…

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