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By Ilona Kauremszky


Q: My husband and I are growing more conscious of the food we eat lately. We’re planning a trip to Whistler shortly and wanted to know if you had any suggestions on trips for the health-conscious.

A: August is the perfect time to sample the best of B.C.'s summer's bounty and with Whistler's more than 90 restaurants and bars, life will become that much more interesting and pleasing to the palette. For the ins and outs on dining, visit Tourism Whistler online at www.tourismwhistler.com. Click on “Things to do” then select “Dining” for your list of choices.

The slow food movement is very popular right now. For you to sample the finest produce in the area, be sure to make time for the Feast of Fields event scheduled August 18, 2007. A spectacular showcase of British Columbia's agricultural bounty, Feast of Fields takes place at Pemberton's North Arm Farm. Organizers say over 500 guests are expected to stroll in the fields at the foot of awesome Mt. Currie.

With wineglass and linen napkin in hand, savour the creations of B.C.'s award-winning chefs, farmers, food artisans, vintners and brewers. For details on this wine and culinary extravaganza visit www.ffcf.bc.ca/whistlerfeast/home.html.

Another awesome food event which takes place in Pemberton (a 25-minute drive north from Whistler) is the third annual Slow Food Cycle scheduled August 19, 2007. Here you can bring your bike and cycle off the calories through a 50-km leisurely bike route that takes bikers straight to farm gates.

Along the way you’ll be passing through picturesque valleys surrounded by stunning mountains. Organizers report the Pemberton Valley's Slow Food Cycle Sunday is a unique back-to-the-land bike ride that allows you to meet local growers while sampling fresh produce. Last year over 1,000 riders and 25 local producers participated in the Slow Food Cycle event.

For more details visit www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com

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