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Vacation in Whistler

By Darrin Robertson, VTT Editor - Updated: January 17, 2023

View from Whistler Mountain!

Ask anyone who's been there, and they'll tell you:

Whistler Blackcomb is the best alpine ski resort in Canada, and maybe the world!

Summer at the Whistler resorts are perfect for hiking, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and golf. And from May to October, you'll find cheaper Whistler lodging and rentals. But if it's crisp air and powder snow you're after,in the winter you’ll find some of the best skiing and snowboarding in North America.

Things to Do in Whistler

What to do at Whistler in the Winter or Summer. Here is some information about the best activities to do in Whistler. 

Best places to Eat in Whistler

The Great food in Whistler. Here are the top restaurants to eat in Whistler, with reviews and menus to guide you on your Whistler Vacation.

Whistler Pictures

Whistler is beautiful in the Winter and Summer and we have the pictures to prove it.

How To Get to Whistler

Driving Directions from Downtown Vancouver

    1) Start on Georgia Street and head west down through Stanley Park
    2) Cross the Lion's Gate Bridge
    3) Take second exit, this will take you around a curve onto Marine Drive
    4) Turn right at Taylor Way, head up hill and get into left lane
    5) Turn left onto Highway 1 West to Whistler
    6) Follow signs directing you to Whistler on Highway 1

Driving time 2 - 2 ½ hours depending on road conditions. The drive to Whistler is one of BC’s (Canada’s) most scenic drives.

Bus Transportation

There is no public transportation to Whistler, here is information on how to get to Whistler by Bus, Limobus or Helicopter.

Train to Whistler

Travel to whistler on a train with Mountaineer Train Company.
The Vancouver to Whistler train is a great way to enjoy spectacular Canadian mountain scenery and travel to Whistler, BC from Vancouver.

Coming Soon

As this section of Vancouver Travel Tips expands, you will be able to find out more about:

  • Whistler Rentals/Accommodation – condos and suites, as well as hotels, chalets and lodges, bed and breakfast inns, cabins and hostels in Whistler.
  • The best travel deals to Whistler: ski packages, air & hotel discounts, discounts on Whistler/Blackcomb lift ticket prices.

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