Whistler

This winter wonderland may be most famous for its abundant skiing and snowboarding opportunities, but there’s so much more to do in Whistler all year round.

Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s favourite year-round destination. There's two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. Dive in and discover Whistler for yourself.

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Winter Activities

Whistler is a winter wonderland suitable for the whole family. For the thrill-seekers, the snow-covered mountains call for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and winter bungee jumping. For those less inclined to get their adrenaline pumping, The Peak 2 Peak Gondola, snowshoeing and ice-skating provide unparalleled panoramic views of Whistler’s natural beauty.

Eat and Drink

After a day on the slopes, a delicious meal in Whistler Village is essential. Full of restaurants and bars, there is no shortage of quality food and drinks. Pure Bread is a local favourite for baked goods with fresh scones, croissants, mini cakes and doughnuts. Basalt Wine + Salumeria is an upscale eatery and bar, perfect for a date. The wine list includes brews and vino from local and international regions and pair well with the extensive list of cured meats and cheeses.

Shopping

Retail therapy is top-notch in Whistler Village. Quirky art, fashion, jewellery, sportswear and luxury goods can be found within the countless shops, so expect to stumble across some unique treasures.

Art

 

There’s another side of this snow town waiting to be explored: the arts & culture scene. As Whistler’s newest museum, The Audain Art Museum is dedicated to art that has been created throughout British Columbia.  The museum features a Permanent Collection of British Columbia Art, plus temporary rotating exhibitions.

There’s another side of this snow town waiting to be explored: the arts & culture scene. As Whistler’s newest museum, The Audain Art Museum is dedicated to art that has been created throughout British Columbia.  The museum features a Permanent Collection of British Columbia Art, plus temporary rotating exhibitions.

 

About Whistler

  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

    Language

    English

    Currency

    Canadian dollar (CAD)

    Visa Requirements

    CIBTvisas

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  • Must Do's

    Must Do's

    • Whistler Blackcomb
    • Garibaldi Provincial Park
    • Shannon Falls Provincial Park in Squamish
    • Nairm Falls Provincial Park in Pemberton
    • Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
    • Lost Lake
    • Rainbow Peak
    • Peak2Peak Gondola
    • Whistler Mountain Bike Park (summer only)
    • Zip lining, Bear viewing (summer only)
    • Snowmobile (winter only)

     

     

     

  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities

    • Alpine hiking and sightseeing
    • Whistler Theatre
    • Bounce Indoor Trampoline Park
    • Adventure Zone
    • Whistler Children’s Festival (July)
    • Whistler Library
    • Olympic Plaza Playground
    • Beaches & lakes
    • Whistler Kids Snow School
  • Key Festivals and Events

    Key Festivals and Events

    • Whistler Pride and Ski Festival (January)
    • World Ski & Snowboard Festival (April)
    • GO Fest – Whistler’s Great Outdoor Festival (May)
    • Tough Mudder, Tough Mudder Half and Canada’s Toughest Mudder Whistler (June)
    • Whistler Children’s Festival (July)
    • Wanderlust Whistler (July - August)
    • Cornucopia Whistler (November)
    • Whistler Film Festival (December)

     

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