Located just 75 miles from Vancouver and best known as one of North America’s finest ski resorts, Whistler is a winter sports paradise, however it is fast becoming a favourite for those seeking some outdoor summer action! From rafting to mountain biking and ziplining to heli hiking, the town’s alpine-style, traffic-free centre is one of the region’s most popular destinations.
- Get an eagle-eye’s view of the mountains from the Peak 2 Peak gondola
- Whizz down the pistes at one of North America’s finest ski resorts
- Watch the world go by aboard the Whistler Mountaineer train
- Play like a pro on Jack Nicklaus’s celebrated golf course
Whistler’s consistent and reliable snowfall and easy journey from Vancouver make it a hit with those looking for a winter break. With its incredible skiing in the Whistler Blackcomb mountain ranges as well as the chance to go snowshoeing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, ice skating and even sleigh rides, this is a winter paradise.
Whistler’s list of summer activities is a mile long. From zip-lining, jet boating, mountain & cross country biking, ATV adventures to bungee jumping, float plane flights, world-class gold courses, hiking to alpine meadows and bear watching, it is a fantastic place to explore for a few days. Top it off with an eclectic mix of events, family-friendly atmosphere and a vibrant arts & culture scene and you have the ultimate summer destination.
For stunning 360-degree views of Whistler and the soaring mountains around it, then a ride on the glass-floored Peak 2 Peak Gondola is not to be missed! This world record-holding ride links the two mountain ranges of Whistler and Blackcomb with a length of almost three miles and a ride time of just eleven minutes!