Visit Whistler, Canada
Lying a two-hour drive from Vancouver, along the Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler is a series of carefully-designed villages, offering easy access to the mountains and a range of winter activities. Both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains dominate the village, providing exemplary ski conditions in the winter, meaning that the resort is filled with skiers and snowboarders throughout the winter months. Much of Whistler village is pedestrianised and has a great selection of shops and restaurants.
Those with an interest in First Nations culture shouldn’t miss the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre. In this big ski town, there’s plenty to do for those who don’t want to ski. It’s split into the Village Centre, Upper Village and Village North, which are all connected by walkways, so you can easily explore during the day. You can enjoy plenty of shopping, dining and looking around galleries displaying local artwork. For more eclectic shopping and dining experiences, check out Function Junction or Whistler Creekside. Whistler is a winter metropolis and looks glorious under a blanket of snow, especially in the festive season when the resort is decorated with lights.
You can find almost every single Canadian winter activity here and all the restaurants, bars and shops stay open. There's bobsleighing and skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Snowshoeing trails run deep into the forests surrounding the resort and guided snowmobile tours through the wild backcountry. Whistler Tasting Tours are a great way to experience the resort’s luxury dining side, following a trail of gourmet food and world-class wine into four of the best restaurants in town.
Suggested itineraries featuring Whistler
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Whistler, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Ideas for experiencing Whistler
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Whistler, and which use the best local guides.
Experience a bird’s eye view of Whistler and its surrounding mountain peaks on a private helicopter flight, landing on the 12,000-year-old glacier on Rainbow Mountain.
Explore the ancient forests of the Callaghan Valley as you mush your own team of huskies, stopping at an abandoned camp on Totem Lake to learn about the old fur trappers.
Travel by snowmobile along the backcountry trails of Blackcomb Mountain, reaching a wooden cabin at 1,829 m (6,000 ft) for an indulgent fondue dinner.
Travel through Whistler’s snowy backcountry trails on a powerful snowmobile, stopping at a wooden cabin for a hot Yukon-style breakfast, cooked on a traditional wood stove.
Follow the paths of the old trappers into the Callaghan Valley forests, learning about the medicinal value of the plants that grow here, and sampling healing teas.
A heated snowcat will transport you up Blackcomb Mountain, with Whistler’s lights twinkling below you. Then enjoy a fondue dinner in a wooden cabin at 1,829 m (6,000 ft).