poppin’ up in a winter wonderland

playing in Whistler Village outside ivivva pop-up store

School is out for winter vacation and it's time for adventure! For us, that means exploring new places. We popped up in our favourite winter destination and former Olympic site, Whistler, BC.

While families are enjoying some quality time together in the snow, many skiers and boarders were ecstatic to see an ivivva pop-up store in Whistler Village.

We went up to meet all the halfpipe-jumping, park-riding, mogul-swerving athletes and found out these five fun facts about our new pop-up store:

1) lots of international flavours

Around nine out of every 10 girls walking through the ivivva Whistler doors are  from out of town. We've had guests visit us from all over the world including Australia, the UK and Malaysia.If you're in Whistler, say hi and get your picture taken for the "where are you from?" board.

ivivva Whistler 'where are you from' mapivivva Whistler pop-up

2) we're here for a good time, not a long time

We only have a month to meet all the amazing athletes travelling through Whistler. Our pop-up store is only open from Dec. 6 until Jan. 6, 2014.

3) complimentary yoga everyday

We have complimentary in-store yoga classes everyday at 4:30pm to stretch out sore ski muscles. Some girls have been coming everyday during their winter vacations.

stretch for the mountains at ivivva Whistler pop-upstretch for the mountains at ivivva Whistler pop-up

4) recharge station

After you've killed your battery by snapping pics of your mad tricks all day long, come in and recharge your devices. We've got a power station for all your smart phones and i-Whatevers.


5) we love recycling and DIY projects

  • scratched-up snowboards turned into our shelves
  • an old door became our front table with four legs and a little love
  • stinky lockers transformed into graffiti art decor with some hard scrubbing and intense spray-painting

ivivva Whistler DIY projects

what's the coolest thing about our pop-up store?

Straight from the lips of our store educator Justine: the girls! (yes, you.)

Justine loves the contagious energy from the girls who visit  the store. It's impressive they have any bounce left after hitting the park all day and tearing up fresh powder trails.

"They never walk into the store, they're always running," she laughs.

we'd love to meet you

If you're in Whistler, come say hi. We're located beside the lululemon store in Whistler Village. Check here for more info and contact details.


how are you spending your winter holidays?

Share your adventure with us and use the hashtag #ivivvaGivingIt on Instagram or Twitter.




Comment by Chelsea — December 24, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

Cool! I’ll remember when I go to whistler to come check it out

Comment by Tayla — December 29, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

That’s amazing. Please come to grande prairie Alberta!! How do I send vids to you guys?

Comment by Elizabeth — January 2, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

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