TRAVEL GUIDE TO WHISTLER
Whistler attracts over 2 million visitors per year, both for its world-class winter sports and for the endless adventure activities in summer! Hold onto your hats – there’s a lot to pack in to a quick trip to Whistler!
Whistler lies 2 hours north of Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway, rated one of the best scenic drives in the world with views over Howe Sound & the Gulf Islands. Surrounded by lush forest & snow capped mountains, Whistler offers some of the best outdoor activities in British Columbia.
>Feel the adrenaline rush of zip-lining, bungee jumping or experience the No. 1 downhill bike park in the world with nearly 5,000 vertical feet of descending trails. Explore British Columbia’s natural scenery on foot with hiking trails to suit any fitness level and experience.
There’s plenty of extreme adventure opportunities available in Whistler – the only question is how many can you fit in and do you have the guts to jump?
Since hosting the alpine events of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the central pedestrian plaza in Whistler Village has become known for outdoor concerts & summer time festivals. Whistler Village also has great shopping and dining options as well as a pumping nightlife you wont want to miss.
Ride the world record breaking Peak to Peak Gondola soaring 436 m (1,427 ft) above the valley floor to connect the incredible high alpines of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. As well as incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks and the coastal rain forests, this is a great time to keep your eyes peeled for bears.
Whistler is home to a huge variety of native wildlife, including deer, bald eagles, black bears, ptarmigan birds, marmots, coyotes & a bounty of fish in the cascading rivers.
Whistler adventure highlights
- Ride the world record breaking Peak to Peak Gondola
- Explore some of Whistler’s best hiking trails
- Bungee jump 50 meters (160ft) over a glacial river
- Enjoy an extreme eco-tour while zip-lining through the lush forest
- Grab a bicycle and choose downhill-extreme or scenic-paved trails
- Explore Whistler Village, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics
- Soak in the breath-taking scenery along the Sea to Sky Highway