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

Orlando Reflection

Orlando Reflection
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to travel to Miami for the 4th World Outgames. Here they had a memorial for the Orlando fallen. This was part of my Orlando reflection on our current LGBT environment in light of the changes at the White House in the USA. We have witnessed first […]

Whistler Pride Summer Contest

Whistler Pride Summer Contest sizzles!
Have you entered our Whistler Pride Summer contest yet? We are now entering our final weeks leading up to summer pride in Vancouver and we have a fantastic prize to giveaway! Stay two nights (Saturday, August 5th to Monday, August 6th, 2017) at the luxurious LGBT friendly Loden Hotel. You […]

Master Development

Agreements with the Province of British Columbia and Squamish and Lil’wat Nations Ensure Long-Term Certainty for Whistler Blackcomb
BROOMFIELD, Colo. and WHISTLER, British Columbia,– February 24, 2017 – Today Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announces the renewal of Whistler Blackcomb’s Master Development Agreements with the Province […]

Whistler Pride 2018

Save the date for Whistler Pride 2018
The annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival returns to the Aava Whistler Hotel January 21-28, 2018.

Join us at the Aava Whistler Hotel for Whistler Pride 2018. Many of our guests have enjoyed the warm hospitality that the Aava team is known for.

Just some of the perks of staying […]

January 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments


EPK17 – Electronic Press Kit for Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2017
Whistler Pride and Ski Festival celebrates 25 years of being out on the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb January 22-29, 2017. Following is the EPK17 for the festival that will give you information on the various events, artists and history of the festival. There […]

January 3rd, 2017|In the News|0 Comments


One of Vancouver's HOTTEST DJs, LandonJames' fans love his energizing mix of top 40 remixes classics and harder progressive dance tracks. Catch him at The CABN for Throwback Thursday on January 26th.

Foxy Moron

Voted Whistler's Favourite DJ in 2016 by a Pique Magazine Poll DJ Foxy Moron expresses her love for vinyl by playing any and every genre of music! Her energetic sets have been a highlight of Whistler Pride for years! Catch her at the Tuesday and Thursday Après Skis and at The CABN Fever […]

Ryan Steele

When you visit The CABN at the Aava Whistler Hotel our head bartender may look familiar. You will likely recognize Ryan Steele as half of the hysterical comedic duo the ‘Ryan and Amy Show' or from his time as a contestant on Amazing Race Canada! Ryan will also host the brand new Whistler […]

DJ Del Stamp

One of Vancouver's most popular DJ's, Del Stamp is known for vocal, high energy sets that mix recognizable pop with private remixes sent his way by elite international producers, making him popular in any venue whether it be a club, big room or after-hours! Del Stamp is featured at Whistler Pride's biggest […]

Nick Bertossi

Vancouver’s Nick Bertossi's work as a DJ and Producer has brought him all over North America and into Mexico and Brazil. His original productions, remixes and collaborations with industry superstars have caught the attention of the biggest names in the business. We’re very lucky to have Nick Bertossi play at our massive […]