Whistler has earned a reputation for being Canada’s finest year-round resort, and in winter, one of the best ski resorts.
A collection of villages two hours out of Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway: it offers easy access to the mountains and a plethora of year-round activities.
Whistler village is largely pedestrianised and has a great selection of shops and restaurants but the greatest attractions are found on the slopes of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains that dominate the landscape.
Activities in and around Whistler
In the winter these provide exemplary ski conditions and are also used for snow-mobiling, dog-sledding and snowboarding, while in summer they become a play-ground for hikers and mountain bikers, with jet-boating, 4WD expeditions, white-water rafting, horse riding and heli-hiking providing the entertainment.
On one great trip you can travel by 4WD along the track to the summit of Blackcomb Mountain, passing through cedar-forested alpine valleys and stopping en route to take in breathtaking views of the glacier-capped peaks and the valley and village below. At the height of 1,981 metres above sea level the literal highlight of the day is a salmon bake barbeque at a mountain hut, complete with hot tub.
Suggested itineraries featuring Whistler
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Whistler, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Whistler
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Places near Whistler
- Vancouver 60 miles away
- The Sunshine Coast & Desolation Sound 81 miles away
- Salt Spring Island 95 miles away
- Campbell River 102 miles away
- Victoria 119 miles away
- Vancouver Island 120 miles away
- Northern Vancouver Island 127 miles away
- Tofino 148 miles away
- Naramata & Okanagan Valley 155 miles away
- The Cariboo 166 miles away
- Wells Gray Provincial Park 198 miles away
- Port Hardy 205 miles away
- Bella Coola 229 miles away
- Prince George 264 miles away
- Jasper 284 miles away
- Field 297 miles away
- Yoho National Park 297 miles away
Accommodation choices for Whistler
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Whistler. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Whistler
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