The Pique Newsmagazine features an article by Braden Dupuisout about our very own Allan Crawford’s plans for a sustainable lodge in our beloved Callaghan Valley.
“If all goes according to plan, CWA will add an 18-room backcountry lodge, 24 rustic rental cabins, 36 tent camping sites and a small spa, as well as a restaurant and retail space and other small supporting structures.
All of it would be built around CWA’s tour offerings in the Callaghan, using minimal-impact practices designed to preserve as much of the old growth and natural feel of the area as possible.”
Spring, to many people, means the arrival of allergies or a time to do a big clean. To us here at Canadian Wilderness Adventures, it is a time to truly experience Whistler. Here are 5 ways to enjoy Spring in Whistler:
Spring is the perfect time to explore without large crowds. Whether it be walking the village stroll, biking the valley trail, exploring the numerous hiking trails, or joining us on one of our tours, there are many ways to experience what Whistler has to offer.
If there is a restaurant you were hoping to try, now is the time to do so. Many of the restaurants in Whistler offer discounted 3-5 course menus during the Spring season. Pick up a copy of Pique Newsmagazine to find out more.
The Scandinave Spa is currently offering 25% off all Bath Access passes (Monday to Friday). The Scandinavian baths are a perfect way to relax while enjoying a beautiful view.
Now is the perfect time to reconnect with nature. As a society we are always online and connected. Take time to reconnect with nature by joining us on our new hiking tour. This tour is designed to inspire people to think differently about the environment and the world around them.
The Spring season offers the best of both worlds here in Whistler. In April and May you can ski or snowboard in the morning and mountain bike or golf in the afternoon. There are activities for everyone!
Join us on Sunday, April 26 for a PONY PATIO PARTY at the Whistler Brewing company from 12-8pm.
Come by for a cold one, stay for the BBQ and meet some of Canadian’s horses.
O’neill ambassador Erica Craig just posted a great story about her experience exploring Whistler on a Jeep 4×4 Tour with Canadian Wilderness Adventures.
On June 19th Canadian Cares hosted a Prohibition Party/Fundraiser for the RYOT foundation. We managed to raise enough money to purchase 4 fishing boats for fisherman in the Philippines who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
The boats are now ready and will be presented to the fisherman soon! Huge thank you to David Darg, from RYOT, who hand delivered our logo and is keeping us updated on our progress. Thank you to all the volunteers, everyone who attended, and everyone who donated. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Recently Shaw TV visited us for our famous Crystal Hut Salmon Bake by ATV. The story is airing this week on Shaw TV, channel 4. You can catch it during the show, Go! Sea to Sky starting this evening. The show runs for a full week, key times to watch are 7-9am, 11am, 3pm, 5, 7, 9 & 11pm. Here is our own segment. Thanks Shaw!
Canadian Cares is participating in the Foodworx competition from August 8 – August 15 and we want your help! This fundraiser is an initiative put on by Whistler Community Services and runs during Cranworx Whistler. It is a friendly competition amongst businesses in Whistler to see who can collect the most amount of food by weight during a week long competition.
How can you help?
From August 8 – 15 CWA will be collecting food at our front desk. If you bring a donation for the food bank to our desk in the Carleton Lodge we will give you 20% OFF any of our Summer tours! (Direct Bookings Only)
Some stats about the Whistler Food Bank:
- In 2013 the Whistler Food Bank had 2,370 visitors
- Children were served 470 times
- The busiest times of year at the Whistler Food Bank are the shoulder seasons when people find their hours cut, lose their job, or have difficulty finding work
- The majority of clients use the Food Bank only 1-3 times in a 12 month period
Much Needed Items at the Food Bank
- Canned Tuna/Salmon/Meat
- Peanut Butter
- Pasta Sauce
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Fruit
- Granola Bars
- Dried Beans
- Tea and Coffee
Non Food Items:
- Powder Laundry Detergent
- Diapers (Size 3+)
- Re-Usable Shopping Bags
- Toothpaste + Toothbrushes
Thank you for you help!