Peak to Peak Gondola in Whistler

(Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson photo)

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48 Hours in Whistler

At this renowned mountain resort, the outdoor fun runs year round. Whistler winter may attract the curious travellers but the summers are what keep people coming back. When the temperature rises, gears shift from snow sports to hiking, canoeing, golfing, mountain biking, dining and just soaking up Whistler’s mountain town vibe.

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Hiking in Whistler

Lace up your boots and head for the alpine. Soar like an eagle on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. This... Read more engineering marvel links Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, offering an awe-inspiring ride across the valley. For an additional thrill, try to grab a silver gondola with a glass-bottomed floor. Explore more than 50km/30mi of alpine hiking trails and just try to keep your jaw from dropping on the High Note Trail (think wildflowers, snow peaks and turquoise lakes).

(Robin O'Neill/Whistler Blackcomb photo)

The High Note Trail, Whistler Mountain

Ride the Peak Chair to the top of Whistler Mountain and be awed by the scenery on the High Note Trail. Stride through alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, and take postcard pictures of surrounding peaks. Return by the Musical Bumps trail to complete a 9km/6mi loop to Whistler’s Roundhouse Lodge; finish the day with an après snack in the alpine air.
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PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience

Spanning the distance between Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains, the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a breathtaking, 4.4 km (2.7 mi) journey to infinite possibilities. It redefines the Whistler summer experience by creating limitless new...
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Scandinave Spa

Located just a few minutes north of Whistler Village, this spectacular 1858 sq m (20,000 sq ft) outdoor spa offers the Scandinavian baths experience plus Swedish, Deep Tissue & Thai Yoga massages.

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Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Winner of 2015 BC Cultural Centre of the Year, the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre showcases Whistler's First Nations heritage through tours, singing, drumming, Aboriginal art, interactive and outdoor exhibits, crafts, food and film. The Centre f...
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Whistler Golf Courses

Fancy striking a ball in a striking setting? Play not just one, but four, of the world’s... Read more best mountain courses at Whistler. Tee up beneath snow peaks at Whistler Golf Club, Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, Nicklaus North Golf Course or  Big Sky Golf and Country Club – together they comprise one of the finest mountain golf collections found anywhere. Throw in a spectacular village, impressive dining and posh hotels for a complete golf experience.

Whistler Tasting Tours

Experience four of Whistler's best restaurants in one night.

Whistler Tasting Tours offer walk-about dining tours in Whistler and guide groups to several gourmet restaurants for a delicious multi-course meal paired with fine, BC wines.


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Whistler Village

At the base of Whistler Resort’s twin mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, is Whistler Village, a pedestrian-friendly resort town of shops, restaurants, pubs and galleries. Stroll the cobbled streets, watch street entertainers, and browse for everything from ski gear to handicrafts at some of Whistler’s 200 or so shops. Stop for a mountain-view patio lunch, and perhaps make time for a spa treatment or some gallery hopping. Check out the stunning Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and catch an outdoor concert at Whistler Olympic Plaza.
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Ziptrek Ecotours

Experience the exhilaration of flying along steel ziplines, suspended high above Fitzsimmons Creek between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Ziptrek combines extraordinary adventure with environmental education. Ten ziplines on three different tou...
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Insiders' Tips

  • Artwalk is a self-guided walking tour around cafés, galleries and hotels displaying the work of local artists.
  • Try bobsledding or skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre, the site of the sliding events at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
  • Enjoy live music, local produce and fun kids’ activities at the Whistler Farmers’ Market which runs every Sunday from June to October.
  • Some of the best things in Whistler are free: Disc Golf at Lost Lake, golf for kids at village courses, and movies and concerts at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Explore Whistler Lakes

Linger on the sandy shores or swim into clear waters of Whistler’s lakes. Five easily... Read more accessible lakes dot the Whistler Valley. No tides, currents or sharp rocks disturb these waters. Pack a picnic or enjoy a barbecue at the shore. The Valley Trail connects the lakes, making each one accessible by bike or walking. A perfect way to spend an afternoon in Whistler.

Steve Rodgers, Tourism Whistler photo

Cycle the Valley Trail

The paved Valley Trail winds for 40km/25mi through and around Whistler Village. Cruise past parks, golf courses, warm lakes and wildlife viewing platforms. Enjoy a leisurely excursion, stopping for a bite or some lake swimming. The perfect way to explore Whistler for a morning, afternoon or all day.

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Places to Eat

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Dining in Whistler

Give your palate a run at one of Whistler’s many award-winning restaurants, or take a... Read more Whistler Tasting Tours. Places to try include: Bearfoot Bistro - an iconic Whistler dining experience featuring one of the finest wine cellars in North America; Araxi - the internationally acclaimed restaurant has a constantly evolving menu that reflects the seasons; Lift Coffee Company (three locations): Eggs benedict, panini’s and breakfast burritos. Relax on a patio in the village (try The Longhorn Saloon & Grill) and people watch. When evening comes, stop by Buffalo Bills or the Garibaldi Lift Company – Whistler’s nightlife is legendary.

Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar

Lat: 50.1149864
Lon: -122.9558101
Seafood, Steakhouses, Bars
539 reviews
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Bearfoot Bistro

Lat: 50.1137183
Lon: -122.9565483
Canadian (New), Wine Bars, Champagne Bars
160 reviews
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Belvedere Ice Room

Lat: 50.1139815
Lon: -122.95732
9 reviews
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Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill

Lat: 50.11268
Lon: -122.95454
American (Traditional), Bars
82 reviews
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Lift Coffee Company

Lat: 50.11341
Lon: -122.95515
Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch, Cafes
55 reviews
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The Rimrock Cafe

Lat: 50.0986
Lon: -122.98953
268 reviews
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Places to Shop

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Shopping in Whistler

Stroll your day away in Whistler Village. Find everything from hand-crafted jewellery to... Read more original art and high-end fashion in the European-styled village. Top spots include Ruby Tuesday (for jewellery and accessories), Evolution (for ski, skate, bike and snowboard fashion), the North Face (for outdoor clothes and gear), and the Blake Jorgenson Gallery (for beautiful outdoor adventure photography).

Evolution Whistler

Lat: 50.1142826591694
Lon: -122.956809319049
Bike Rentals, Bike Repair/Maintenance, Ski & Snowboard Shops
7 reviews
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Ruby Tuesday Accessories

Lat: 50.1171093
Lon: -122.9558402
Accessories, Jewelry
3 reviews
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The North Face Store

Lat: 50.1171093
Lon: -122.9558402
Sporting Goods
4 reviews
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Places to Stay

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Delta Whistler Village Suites

The Delta Whistler Village Suites, conveniently located in the heart of Whistler Village, with guest rooms inspired by the Canadian landscape. The rooms balance functionality and adaptability - as exemplified by the new SmartDesk, a fully wired, m...
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Mountain lodge on the outside, modern sanctuary on the inside - Evolution is uniquely designed & furnished to give you the best of both worlds.

Tastefully balancing comfort and style, these sophisticated resort homes offer open floor pla...

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Nita Lake Lodge

Experience a fresh take on classic Whistler luxury. Nestled on the shores of a glacier-fed lake, the Nita Lake Lodge offers genuine service with a personal touch.

Over-sized suites, a full-service spa, and innovative local cuisine are jus...

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Getting Here and Around

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Getting to Whistler

The 90-minute trip on the Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistle is one of the most scenic... Read more drives in the province.  Coaches and narrated tours run frequently from Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport directly to Whistler Village. Or you can take the train: the Rocky Mountaineer’s Whistler Sea to Sky Climb leaves daily from May to September. Floatplanes are another option: Harbour Air can whisk you from downtown Vancouver to Whistler’s Green Lake in about 30 minutes. Even better, combine the train and plane for an unforgettable round trip. Once in Whistler, it’s easy to get around by foot, bus or bike.

Harbour Air

Come aboard for a scenic seaplane flight and experience an authentic west coast way of life.

See Vancouver from a new point of view with a breathtaking seaplane adventure. Enjoy a 20 minute Vancouver panorama flight featuring spectacular...

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Landsea Tours

Landsea Tours & Adventures provide half and full-day sightseeing excursions around Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Sea-to-Sky corridor and Vancouver's North Shore. Our highly trained, driver/guides host fun and informative tours conducted on our pr...
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Pacific Coach Lines

Pacific Coach offers daily, scheduled bus service from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or Downtown Vancouver to Whistler Village. We also offer seasonal sightseeing tours from Vancouver to Victoria, packages, group and charter services inclu...
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Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer offers an unparalleled luxury experience through Western Canada. From Vancouver and Seattle, to the mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, the train weaves through a mix of cities, towns, and vast landscapes. Experien...
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West Coast Sightseeing

WESTCOAST Sightseeing is a Vancouver based, Gray Line affiliated sightseeing operator offering tours, Hop-On, Hop-Off, ski transfers between Vancouver & Whistler, and charter services.

Guided Tours offer a personalized experience with a p...

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Whistler Air

See the beauty that British Columbia has to offer from a bird's eye view. Travel between Whistler and Vancouver or Victoria, or take a tour from each of our locations. Whistler Village, coastal islands, ancient glaciers, high alpine lakes, we have...
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Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer offers an unparalleled luxury experience through Western Canada. From Vancouver and Seattle, to the mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, the train weaves through a mix of cities, towns, and vast landscapes. Experien...
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