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 May 06, 2015
May Heats Up In Whistler, British Columbia With GO Fest and The Unofficial Start To Summer

 May marks the unofficial start to Whistler's summer season and this year it all kicks off with the return of GO Fest, May 15-18.

May in Whistler is set to be a blockbuster month, GO Fest is on the calendar, spring skiing has been extended until June 7, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is open, golf is in full swing plus the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola opens for summer sightseeing May 23.

With so much to offer, Whistler in summer cannot be done in just a couple of days. With a nonstop lineup of events, a range of activity options and savings of up to 40 per cent, turning your dream Whistler vacation into a reality makes more sense than ever.

Whistler welcomes the return of the Great Outdoors Festival, better known as GO Fest, over the Victoria Day long weekend (May 15-18). GO Fest presents ample family fun with free outdoor concerts (featuring April Wine, Victoria's Current Swell and more), Whistler's Farmers' Market Street Party (celebrating the first farmers' market for the season), outdoor art demonstrations, GO Golf Nike Demo (try out the latest Nike clubs and compare using the TrackMan, a state-of-the-art swing and ball flight analyzer), as well as the Whistler Film Festival Adventure Film Series (a selection of the world's best independent adventure films) plus more. Must-attend events include the GoPro GO Show - showcasing the essence of May in Whistler across snow, dirt, and water, and The Great Snow-Earth-Water Race -- a team relay dating back to 1975, featuring skiing/snowboarding, canoeing, cross-country and downhill mountain biking.

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Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.944.7853 and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.