The recent return of Whistler’s incredible summer weather just screams for you to get outside and explore the resort and rediscover all the resort can offer — both old and new.
For the gourmet and gastronomically-inclined, the Nita Lake Lodge has a new executive chef, Michael Guy, helming the hotel’s Aura Restaurant, Cure Lounge and Patio and Fix Café and Deli.
Guy trained at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver and began his career at Bluewater Café, Raintree Restaurant and West Restaurant. He spent a year as the chef for the Canadian Ambassador in Rome before returning to B.C., where he worked as the sous chef at Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant and opened his own catering business, Western Promises Food, in Pemberton.
Guy is known for incorporating locally-sourced foods into his menus, meaning you get a taste of the Whistler area in every bite.
Metaphysical Market: If you’re interested in magic, the metaphysical and things outside the realm of the mundane world, then check out the Metaphysical Market on Saturday (May 19) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
Experience a day filled with healing magic, tarot readings, reflexology, Reiki, shiatsu, messages from your water spirit and more!
There’s a $2 drop-in fee for guests. All proceeds go to the Peace in Whistler Celebrations. Go to crossovercoaching.ca/workshops-events/ for more information.
Used book sale: Are there a few empty spaces on your bookshelf that need filling?
Then head over to Whistler Marketplace and the parking lot in front of the IGA on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the annual Giant Used Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Whistler Public Library.
There’s always a mind-boggling selection of novels, kids’ books, fiction, non-fiction and more to choose from and, best of all, the proceeds go to support our local libraries! Bring a fistful of cash and a hankering to browse.
All British Car Run: If you are a classic car aficionado, then make sure to be hanging out at the Whistler Olympic Plaza on Sunday (May 20) for the 2012 Vancouver All British Car Run.
Billed as The Greatest Show on British Wheels, the event features superb examples of classic, British-built and designed motorcars and motorcycles for enthusiasts to admire. Beginning around 10:30 a.m., these classic cars will start motoring up to the Plaza – fresh from a scenic drive along the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver. Come check out these beautiful Brit roadsters.
For more info go to www.westerndriver.com.