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!
Canadian has partnered with West Coast Float to offer the perfect combo package for those looking to enjoy a double floating experience of nature and relaxation.
Voted Whistler’s number one thing to do, not only by visitors but by the locals, our River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour is the ideal way to experience the journey. An enchanting journey from lake to lake, the River of Golden Dreams is a Whistler summertime classic. Begin your adventure by paddling across the historic Alta Lake where you will pass the original site of Myrtle Phillip’s summer fishing resort. Following families of ducks and geese into the lush river mouth you’ll paddle through flowing lilies and around bends of overhanging greenery. Flowing with the current, use the strokes our guides taught you to navigate the winding river and steer through narrow passages . As the river opens up again on the other side you’ll get picked up at Dream River Park and enjoy a snack before being returned to the village.
Then you can compliment the experience with a new-to-Whistler experience that will blow you away with it’s amazing benefits. Floating speeds athletic recovery, relieves pain, stress & sleep deprivation, deepens meditation, encourages visualization & creativity. The practice involves floating in 10” of water with 650 lbs of Epsom salt, allowing you to be completely buoyant. The water is heated to the same temperature as your skin and the float pod is light and sound proof. Floating is unique in that it provides exactly what you need using the same three factors – reduced gravity, sensory deprivation and Epsom salt. Floating is a unique activity to offer to Whistler guests and locals alike. More information about West Coast Float.
River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour & West Coast Float Combo
Call us for more information.