Gearing Up for Pride

Whistler Pride sends advance team to get Whistler ready for the arrival of the Snomosexuals

Wow, what a day! The Whistler Pride advance team: Dean, Karen, Rick and Gerry set off to Whistler to start with the set up of the 23rd Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival.

Gearing up for Pride has gone really well so far and the new set up at the Host Hotel, Aava Whistler, is looking fantastic. We can already feel the excitment with so many of the local Whistler merchants coming in to say hello and welcome us back. Feeling like a Rock Star.. or at least a “Pride Star”!

The local media has done their homework and has done a great job in previewing some of the week long festival.

After a great day of getting so much done, it was time to treat ourselves to a little rest and relaxation before the hectic week ahead. So off to the Scandinave Spa for our zen treatement. This would be Karen + Rick’s first time… after spending a short two and a half hours we were all in bliss.
Best Experience Ever - Scandinave Spa Whistler
There truly is something magical about having a hydro theropy experience while surrounded by pristine forest and mountain views. It is no wonder that the Scandinave Spa is one of the top Trip Advisor experiences in Whistler.
Scandinave Spa at Night

After a wonderful spa experience we headed into the Village for dinner at the Brewhouse Whistler. Of course it was all purly for quality assurance… as the Brewhouse is one of the festival’s official EatOUT partner restaurants. Gerry had the Chicken Burger, Rick the French Dip, Dean the Jambalaya (hot and spicy!), and Karen the Lamb Shawarma wood burn pizza. Without a doubt, Karen’s choice was the clear winner. Really yummy!

The Brewhouse server, Michael was a total sweetheart. Super accommodating and even did a selfie with us when we presented our TD Aeroplan Visa card!

What are some of your favorite places in Whistler to Chill or grab a bit to eat? Message us on Twitter @gayWhistler

How are you gearing up for Pride? Now less than 24-hours! So excited!! Check out the Festival Guide… now online or pick up your own copy in Vancouver at Little Sister’s Bookstore, Fountainhead on Davie or Top Drawers… in Whistler you can grab your copy at tha Aava Whistler hotel or later this weekend at most of the Whistler hotel front desks.