Gay Welcoming Whistler

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Whistler offers so much for all its gay and lesbian visitors - from adventures to romance to sheer relaxation. A vacation in a resort   with all these amenities is more than tempting, it's ideal. You'll find dozens of reasons to choose Whistler for your next get-away.

  • Whistler Pride and Ski Festival - January 23 - 31, 2016: the evolution of the annual Gay & Lesbian Ski & Snowboard Festival.
  • Breathtaking Scenery: In addition to the gay-welcoming attitude, the scenery is spectacular every season of the year.
  • Top Ski Resort in North America: Greatest vertical/usable terrain for skiing/riding and other winter sports in North America. Consistently ranked in the top 5 for North American resorts selected by industry magazines such as SKI, SKIING, Powder, TransWorld Snowboarding and more.
  • Activities: Get close to nature and fill a week or longer with skiing, snowmobiling, heli-skiing, sleigh rides, and snowshoeing. And those are just a few ideas.
  • People: You'll meet visitors from all over the world as you stroll around the pedestrian-only Village and browse the many galleries and eclectic shops.
  • Après: Whether it's location, music, food, or atmosphere that's important, there's an après spot in Whistler to fit any skier or snowboarder's fancy.
  • Dining Out: When it's time for dinner, your choice runs the gamut—from restaurants with an international flavor and luxury fine dining to casual sandwich shops.
  • Romance: Consider a romantic getaway in log house nestled in the woods or a luxurious hotel featuring the finest amenities.
  • Spas: Whistler hosts world-class spas; so go ahead and indulge in an afternoon of massage and relaxation.

Get Married in Whistler

Since British Columbia made same-sex marriage legal in 2003, the welcome sign has been out for gays and lesbians to exchange vows and begin their lives together in an open environment. Whistler provides an ideal B.C. location with its beauty, tranquility, and variety of wedding venues. For more information on weddings click here. To learn details about marriage licenses and other information click here. is a year-round promoter of Whistler to the gay and lesbian community and produces and promotes GayWhistler ski week, Whistler Pride and Ski Festival every year. Alpenglow Productions Corporation (APC) is a gay and lesbian travel and event company creating gay-welcoming destinations and events at partner resorts. The GayWhistler/Alpenglow Team, in partnership, is dedicated to bringing alternative vacation options to the gay and lesbian community worldwide.

All our Preferred Accommodation Partners are TAG Approved

  • Enforce non-discriminatory policies including "sexual orientation".
  • Treat heterosexual and domestic partners equally in personnel policies.
  • Provide diversity and sensitivity training for employees.
  • Employ staff that reflects the diversity of the community, including gay and lesbian employees in all levels of employment.
  • Empower customers and employees to be "watchdogs" of its gay and lesbian business practices.

Our Partners

Using state-of-the-art technology, TELUS unleashes the power of the internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move.

Coca-Cola offers the world's favourite beverage brand to Whistler Blackcomb guests as a part or their memorable resort experience. As the cold drink sponsor at Whistler Blackcomb, Coca-Cola brings more than ice-cold refreshment.

Glacier Fresh Beer.Brewed in the mountain town of Creston, British Columbia, Kokanee beer is famous for it’s cool, crisp glacier-fresh taste. Kokanee is enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts from coast to coast in Canada.


Since 1995, GMC has been the Official Vehicle of Whistler Blackcomb. GMC trucks and SUVs give you the performance, engineering and technology to get you, your family and friends and all their gear to and from the mountain any time of the year.

Monster Energy

At Monster all our guys walk the walk in action sports, punk rock music, partying, hangin’ with the girls, and living life on the edge. Monster is way more than an energy drink. Led by our athletes, musicians, employees, distributors and fans, Monster is a lifestyle in a can.


Nintendo is the worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, most recently the Wii U™ and the Nintendo 3DS™. It is responsible for the creation of industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™ and Zelda™.


Smirnoff is proud to be the vodka sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. From extraordinary event experiences, to the latest in Music, Nightlife and extraordinary Cocktails. The world's best cocktails start with Smirnoff.


Samsung Canada is proud to be the official electronics partner and preferred supplier of Whistler Blackcomb. As a world leader in digital technology, Samsung Canada enables Whistler Blackcomb to enhance the resort experience in new and innovative ways.

The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, daily offers unparalleled national, international and business reporting, analysis and commentary to all the guests and patrons of Whistler Blackcomb.

American Express is the official Card of Whistler Blackcomb. The sponsorship program brings unique offers, purchase incentives and rewards for American Express® Cardmembers. ®,™: Used by Amex Bank of Canada under license from American Express

GoPro makes the world’s best selling and most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities.


An asset to elite athletes around the globe, Oakley is one of the world’s leading product design and sport performance brands. As the official optic partner of Whistler Blackcomb, we are excited to collaborate and share our obsession.


A ton of flavors. A taste that stands out

Jackson Triggs

Our name represents a long-standing tradition of producing premium wines from Canada and around the world; it is your guarantee of outstanding quality and an uncompromising commitment to making great wine. We’ve got a wine for that.


Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Our relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance delivers the Arc’teryx experience.


As the official base layer and sock provider of Whistler Blackcomb, Icebreaker Merino Clothing is proud to bring warmth, comfort and style on the slopes to the resort visitors.


W.L. Gore & Associates, the makers of GORE-TEX® products, is proud to be the official technical fabric sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. GORE-TEX® products are wearable weather protection that keeps you dry and comfortable from head to toe in any kind of weather.


Fueled by passion and guided by our love for the mountains, Quiksilver has evolved with snowboarding, always pushing the boundaries and taking things further.


Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,200 locations in more than 165 countries.


With over 170 years of innovation, Stanley Tools offers the broadest range of carpentry hand tools, automotive tools and storage for construction professionals, mechanics, and home improvement enthusiasts.

Blackcomb Aviation

Blackcomb Aviation is proud to be the Official Helicopter of Whistler Blackcomb. For more than two decades our helicopter pilots and mountain guides have introduced outdoor enthusiasts to the beauty of British Columbia. Summer or winter - our tours cater to a wide range of interests, fitness levels and budgets but can also be tailored for special events. We enjoy this area of our business tremendously and welcome your ideas as much as your business.