About Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson is the CEO, Executive Producer of GayWhistler.com + the annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. Dean is also the founder of the Pride House movement with the opening of the first Pride House at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver/Whistler. Dean is an LGBT activist and social media contributor. He is also a travel writer. You can follow him on most channels at @gayWhistler

Whistler Pride 2018 Proclamation

Whistler Pride 2018 Proclamation from the Resort Municipality of Whistler
On November 21, 2017 at the Resort Municipality of Whistler's regular Council Meeting the Mayor and Council passed a resolution proclaiming the week of January 21 – 28, 2018 “Pride Week” in Whistler, British Columbia.
Whistler Pride 2018 Proclamation
PRIDE WEEK 2018
WHEREAS All individuals seek recognition and […]

November 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Whistler Pride 2018 in the News

Whistler Pride 2018 in the News
The following are some curated articles of Whistler Pride 2018 in the news. The 26th annual gay ski and pride festival takes place January 21-28, 2018 at the award winning mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, Canada.

WHISTLER PRIDE AND SKI FESTIVAL 2018
boiMagazine – Chicago's premier Life + Style magazine November […]

November 14th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments

Cornucopia 2017

Whistler's Cornucopia – celebration of all things Food and Drink
With one day to go before Whistler welcomes Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial, events are selling out quickly however there are still a few opportunities to attend this annual celebration of food + drink.

Now in its 21st year, Cornucopia’s 11 day calendar is teeming with a diverse […]

November 8th, 2017|Culinary|0 Comments

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is the official airline for Whistler Pride and Ski Festival
We are so pleased to welcome Delta Air Lines to the Whistler Pride family. Delta has long been an advocate for the LGBTQ community and can be found as a major sponsor at many LGBTQ Pride Events and Festivals around the world. […]

Whistler Writers Festival

Literary Greats take a Risk at the annual Whistler Writers Festival
The annual Whistler Writers Festival October 12-15, 2017 is bringing in some incredible authors sharing their take on the festival's theme of “Risk.” Two queer authors include Michael Harris and Jane Eaton Hamilton.

Michael Harris will be in the “Doug Saunders in Conversation brunch” event […]

Recharging your Soul at the Kingfisher

Island Escape the perfect remedy for recharging your Soul
Hard to believe we are already into the fall swing of things. Now is a good time to recharge with a mini Island escape to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Just a quick flight from Vancouver or Seattle. My fiancé and I enjoyed a scenic flight […]

October 1st, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Whistler Rainbow Crosswalk

Whistler Rainbow Crosswalk official opening and blessing ceremony
September 15, 2017

The community of Whistler gathered on the traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish and Lil’Wat Nations to celebrate the opening of Whistler's Rainbow Crosswalks. Performing the Two Spirit First Nations traditional Down Ceremony was the Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society. Legacy Princess 40, The […]

September 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Vancouver Pride 2017

Vancouver Pride 2017 Review
The 39th annual Vancouver Pride 2017 Parade and Festival is one that will no doubt go down in the history books as one of the best. Perhaps it was the weather of being hot and dry? Was it the smoky haze from the BC Wildfires that helped to keep the intensity […]

August 9th, 2017|Travel, Vancouver|0 Comments

Sports Contest

Whistler Pride Sports Contest
Whistler Pride is proud to partner with the Whitecaps FC in our Sports Contest. Please take our short survey for your chance to win two tickets to the Pride Night at BC Place Stadium on Saturday, August 19th 7PM as the WhiteCaps FC take on the Houston Dynamo.
** Congratulations to Felix Tavira […]

Vancouver Sports Day 2017

Vancouver Pride Sports Day + annual Pride Run/Walk 2017
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 was the annual Vancouver Pride Run and Walk hosted by the Vancouver Frontrunners and the first annual Vancouver Pride Sports Day. Taking place at an exciting new venue for the Pride Society at the park at Second Beach. We loved the location. […]

July 26th, 2017|Vancouver|0 Comments