The fall’s first dusting of snow in the valley always brings a murmur of anticipation to Whistler Village and its surrounding region
Everything old is new again. The sour cocktail — one of the oldest styles of mixed drinks, dating to the 1600s — is having its fashionable moment in the sun. A sour is simply a base spirit, plus citrus and a sweetener.
In 1976, a year after the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) was incorporated, a committee that included then-Councillor Al Raine, Paul Burrows, Paul Mathews and Norm Paterson filed a report recommending the establishment of a paved Whistler Valley trail that “should connect parks, scenic areas and historic points, and the existing valley communities.”
Take a hike! All you need are sturdy, comfortable hiking shoes, a light backpack with water, snacks, clothes for the changing weather, and your sense of adventure.
In Japan, there is a term for immersing oneself in a forest and finding peace and tranquility among trees. Shinrin yoku, or forest bathing, can inspire a sense of both calm and awe. Whether you’re walking in a pine forest, lying on the ground gazing up at the leaves of an aspen tree, or leaning against the giant trunk of an ancient cedar, there’s something sacred about being in the presence of trees.
There’s something about looking up at Whistler’s beautiful mountains and lush forests that immediately makes you want to take a deep breath and relax.