(This story is sponsored by Tourism Whistler.)
What’s the best thing about Whistler? Some might say it’s the epic mountains. Others might say the incredible outdoor recreation. For someone else, it’s the first-class restaurants or the fabulous stores or the lavish accommodations. Heck, we’re running out of superlatives! And, sure, they’d be right. It’s all of those things. But for us locals, we can proudly add another reason to love Whistler: it’s ours.
Yes, tourists travel from far and wide to enjoy everything that it has to offer, but for B.C. and Washington residents, Whistler is our neighbour. And as we insiders know, it’s not just one of the best resorts in the world, it’s the best. Period. So for that reason we are always open to hearing ways of making the best of our vacation and getting the most value while we are at it.
And with Whistler Rewards, a whistler.com loyalty program for residents of B.C. and Washington state, us locals benefit from exclusive access to deals, perks, and special savings that you won’t find anywhere else, including a $50 credit for every fifth night you book with whistler.com.
Sign-up is free, simple, and quick, and it’s easy to find the best deals. In the past, offers have included free entry to exclusive events, après vouchers, and even Visa gift cards. Right now, if you book a two-night stay during the month of March, you get a $40 free après voucher.
By booking through Whistler Rewards at whistler.com, members also get priority phone access to whistler.com travel consultants, who are friendly locals and can help you create the perfect Whistler experience, so that you can focus on taking in all that this vibrant destination has to offer.
Below are some sure signs that you can officially consider yourself a member of this very special club—and enjoy some pretty sweet perks with Whistler Rewards, too.
You know that locals get it
By taking advantage of your status as a local, you can ensure you make the most of your next trip. In fact, from the moment you book you can stand to benefit. By shopping with whistler.com you can enjoy the advantages of Whistler Rewards—and feel good about supporting a local business.
Once you’re there, Whistler is a great place to enjoy a village and community vibe and meet like-minded people. Be sure to check out some of the local stores, restaurants, and galleries, where you can often meet the owners, too.
There is so much to do in Whistler that, even for locals, there are always new opportunities to try something different. Whistler also has an array of nonphysical activities for the more cultured among us. The Audain Art Museum, located by the Village, houses a permanent collection of artworks from B.C. and hosts exhibitions from leading museums around the world.
You know how to time it right
In addition to the amazing ski conditions, there are lots of exciting events taking place over Easter and spring break, so that you’ll have no shortage of activities to fill the extra-long spring days. A highlight is sure to be the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. The annual celebration of snow sports, music, arts, and mountain culture takes place from April 10 to 14, so book now at whistler.com to avoid disappointment.
Spring also offers wonderful fine dining deals, plus great value on accommodations. You can score even lower rates—and beat the crowds—if you go midweek. In March and April, rooms start at only $139 per night.
You know it will always excite you
No matter how many times you go to Whistler, you know you’ll always go back. Sign up for Whistler Rewards today and start enjoying the benefits. Even better, it’s free! Think of it as your congratulatory gift for being a Whistler local.
With the best price guarantee, whistler.com, the official central reservations for Whistler, offers one-stop shopping with the largest selection on accommodations and activities.Travel consultants at whistler.com are based in Whistler, with the call centre located in the heart of Whistler Village. Call 1.800.944.7853 to request a no-obligation quote or visit whistler.com for more details.More