Whistler Valley is located around the pass between the Green and Cheakamus rivers north of Vancouver and is flanked by glaciated mountains on both sides. Long before the arrival of Europeans the region was the main trading route of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations. The completion of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway in 1914 reduced the travel time from Vancouver, and the region gained a reputation as a popular vacation destination.

The natural beauty of the region and the welcoming atmosphere have grown Whistler into a world class destination. Originally a destination for lakeside lodges, Whistler is now built around a pedestrian-only walkway. Whistler Village has all you need within walking distance during both summer and winter.

Host of the 2010 Winter Olympics there are plenty of winter skiing and snow activities available to guests. Summertime in the mountains is also a unique experience. There are activities suited to both active or relaxed guests in both seasons.

The record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola connects the pedestrian village and the two spectacular mountains. The 11 minute ride spans 4.4km between the mountains and is up to 436m above the valley floor. This provides great access for skiing in winter and amazing views year round.

Whistler also hosts a non-stop lineup of events including free outdoor concerts, festivals, live music, markets and lively street entertainment. Whether you are here to relax, explore or mix with the locals, Whistler has something for everyone.

Tours including Whistler

ProgramDeparture DateDeparture PointConclusion DateConclusion LocationIncluded NightsAvailable
Experience CanadaPrivate Tours in 2018/19CranbrookContact Us Victoria, B.C14Book Now from $7,800pp

Things to do in Whistler

Every destination has a lot to offer travellers so we have put together a list of things to do to help you make the most of your time in Whistler. These favourite Whistler attractions should get you started. You’ll easily find more suggestions from our friendly staff. On all our tours, our guides can provide you assistance on the ground and our pre departure assessments will also assist you in getting the most out of each destination you visit.

Whistler Attractions

Whistler Nearby Lakes

Whistler Accommodation

We stay at the Westin Whistler Resort and Spa. This hotel is located in the township close to local shops, restaurants and steps away from lifts to the top of the mountains.

Weather in Whistler

Shorts or Slacks? Singlet or Scarf? Our snapshot of the weather in Lake Louise will assist you in packing for the destination. The weather can change quite quickly in the mountains and by the coast so it’s always a good idea to pack for both warm and cold days.

Whistler Map

Learn your way around the destination before you arrive using this map of Whistler produced by Whistler Tourism as a handy tool to get around the village as well as some restaurant ideas for places to eat.

Whistler Village Map
Map of Whistler Village provided by Whistler Tourism

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