Whistler Canada Tourist Information

Whistler Travel Guide

Located a mere two hours drive from Vancouver, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are easily accessible to those wishing to experience what the top skiing destination in North America has to offer.

Voted the best skiing resort town for years by various travel magazines, Whistler is a year-round playground for ski lovers as well as nature lovers. Offering not only raw natural beauty, Whistler also offers shopping, dining, an exciting nightlife and outdoor activities for the adventurous. Additionally, there is a wide range of accommodation and transportation options.

Whistler stands at 2,181 metres, ensuring easy breathing while still providing good snow. Blackcomb is slightly taller at 2,284 metres, and both mountains have their own chairlift systems and are covered with excellent runs. Whistler Village features many luxurious hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants catering to visitors' needs.

Whistler Tourist Attractions

In summer, Whistler has clean mountain air, freshwater lakes and lush forests. There are many nature trails which lead to vantage points for enjoying the scenery. Pack a picnic and spend a lovely day in the sun. For those wishing to experience a dose of adrenalin, Whistler Mountain Bike Park is a good place to look for a high. The park also offers children's programmes and camps.

Golf lovers can try out the Whistler Golf Course, Nicklaus North Golf Course, and the Chateau Whistler Golf Course. The latter was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr and features 400 feet of elevation change against a stunning mountain backdrop. On the shores of Green Lake lies the Nicklaus North Golf Course which was created by the acclaimed Jack Nicklaus. It boasts amazing scenery and weaves through fir trees, offering challenging pars to the most ardent of golf fans.

The freshwater lakes in the region are good for fishing and on summer days they make perfect spots for sunbathing. Alta and Alpha lakes have sandy areas; Green Lake is a beautiful glacial-fed lake and Lost Lake boasts a raft concession stand and toilets.

Transportation Around Montreal

To reach Whistler, international visitors first need to fly to Vancouver International Airport. From Vancouver, Greyhound coaches, taxis and even helicopters whisk travellers to Whistler. Alternatively, you can hire a car at the airport for the two-hour drive.

Tourists to Whistler are strongly recommended that you take out comprehensive travel insurance for you and your family, especially if you plan to engage in outdoor activities. Having peace of mind knowing that you and your family are adequately covered in the event of a mishap will allow you to make the most of your vacation.