Whistler Pride And Ski Festival is one of the world's leading mountain festivals that celebrates diversity and has been named one of the top Gay Ski Weeks by editors, travel writers and guests from around the planet. The estimated count of participants is calculated by multiplying the normalized participant interest generated on platform with a regional multiplier. Organizers can update the count here.
Only two hours drive north of Vancouver along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler is the award-winning mountain resort community for adventure-seeking gay and lesbian travelers. Whistler is best known for being the mountain host of the Winter Olympics, and it has built quite the resort destination irrespective of season. During the winter, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains combine to create the largest skiable area in all of North America.
Whistler is located a short, stunning drive north of Vancouver in British Columbia, a year-round vacation destination and hot spot for adventure-seeking LGBTQI travellers. We're proud to be considered by many as the "the largest gay-friendly mountain resort in North America" where diversity is celebrated as a way of life. Tourism Whistler provides diversity and sensitivity staff training.
What do you get when you mix together a bunch of gay boys, a giant rainbow flag and a huge pile of Canadian snow? The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival of course! We were very excited to attend the 26th annual Whistler Pride week in January
Whistler, BC, Canada. Whistler Blackcomb, the world-renowned, world-class ski resort located within two hours of downtown Vancouver. Whistler Blackcomb is world-class in every sense, with fabulous accommodations, excellent restaurants and pubs, a thriving nightlife scene, and shopping galore.
Whistler Pride takes place in the award winning mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, West coast Canada, around 2 hours drive north from Vancouver airport on the scenic Highway Unlike on Airbnb, you know your host is gay, avoiding any nasty surprises when you check in. It is also a great way to meet gay locals and discover the underground gay scene.
Whistler has been a gay friendly ski resort for several years now and fully welcomes the LGBT community, especially those who are interested in getting married and making Whistler Pride and Ski Festival a special moment in their lives. Twice Grammy nominated Margaret Cho has gained world-wide praise for her ongoing work with promoting awareness for the LGBT community, through comedy. Triple-threat actress, comic, dancer Selene Luna is creating buzz in the Hollywood underground scene not only for her talents, but also in bringing into light various types of discrimination against anyone born a little different.
Disclaimer: Unless you're in town for Winter Pride, you won't find any gay bars in Whistler. While the town is very gay-friendly and all the bars and clubs are welcoming, the scene will likely lean heavily towards the straight side of the spectrum. Winter Pride is another story entirely. Usually held the first week of March, the whole town is taken over as gays from near and far ascend up the mountain for a week of fun on and off the slopes.
Thought I'd put it out there and ask before I arrive. Me and my partner are in a same sex relationship. I was just curious how well accepted this is over in Canada.