i’m a jerk | breaking free & being sentimental

Perhaps I’m just overly sentimental, but when I take a few minutes to scroll through old photos online, I can’t help but be flooded with memories and thoughts about each of those sweet, special moments. I have a different feeling about each one of them… maybe it’s remembering an exact feeling or moment that made…

Making the most of the world famous Whistler Bike Park

I have fallen in love. With a person. With a place. With a hobby. First, the person. He caught my eye, captured my heart and swept me away. He brought me to a place (Whistler) where I reclaimed my passion for wilderness, outdoors and exploration. This is the place where I discovered how much I…

A Gaper Day at Whistler Blackcomb with the Big Love Ball

This was my very first Gaper Day, and I wanted it to be awesome. So naturally, I hired my incredibly inspiring friend @miraecampbell to create a video for our @GoWhistler social media channels, and boy oh boy, did she ever come through. View this post on Instagram That's all, folks. Gaper Day 2016! Another season…

the best lakes and rivers to explore in Whistler, British Columbia

Sure, Whistler is known for it’s iconic ski hill and winter vibes, but let me tell you – summer is where it is AT. There’s a short shoulder season between Winter and summer that runs through April and May – and it’s really neat because there’s still skiing available in the alpine, but the lakes…

British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast and a slower pace of life

It’s not a far jaunt from Whistler to the Sunshine Coast, but when you’re there, you feel like you’re a world away. The pace of life resembles Island life, and sure – you take a ferry to get there, but you’re actually not on an island at all… You’re just on a secluded section on…

living in Whistler: activities for weekend warriors

You’ve got to love living in a place where you can roll out of bed, stumble your way to the front door and drive a quick few minutes to the base of a world class mountain. Lucky for me, this is how I get to start most of my weekends in winter. The great thing…

A solo hike to magnificent Joffre Lakes, British Columbia

It doesn’t feel like that long ago that I ventured for the first time to Joffre lakes last winter, but yet it seems to be my go-to spot for either a solo trail run/hike or a group adventure hang. Joffre Lakes are one of those places that’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. Yet again, another place that I…

what it’s like to work for Tourism Whistler: #joblove

I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Sure, an interview and job description can tell you so much, but you really don’t know until you’re in it, in the every day what your role will truly look like it. After a few months in I can safely say that I have a dream job. I…

hiking the High Note Trail on Whistler mountain in British Columbia

Stretch says: “walking is for peasants.” Stretch is Rob (because he’s so tall), and he also prefers to rip down the mountain at the speed of light on his bike – so I totally get where he comes from on that. Walking feels slow to him, but sometimes, I like to slow down. There’s something…