Whistler is frequently voted as one of the best mountain resorts in the world. Whether you’re visiting for a holiday in the winter months, or during the dry, warm summer, there’s always something to do in this magnificent destination. A short drive from the coastal city of Vancouver, the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb offer over 8,100 acres of skiable terrain and some world famous mountain biking routes. This is one of Canada’s most diverse destinations and truly has something for everyone, both on and off the mountain; a Whistler holiday is one that you’ll never forget.
Known for being a world class ski holiday resort, the mountains here offer more than 200 marked ski and snowboard trails, 16 alpine bowls and 3 beautiful glaciers to explore. Whatever your experience level there’s a piste for everyone and some amazing backcountry skiing for powder enthusiasts! Combine your passion for the snow with amazing on-mountain dining experiences, plus slope slide bars and après entertainment.
During the summer months Whistler transforms into a gorgeous mountain biking and hiking resort with trails designed for every level. This is an ideal holiday for the outdoor enthusiast as it’s a real chance to appreciate the fresh air and see everything this amazing country has to offer. To experience stunning views of the natural landscape try the 4.4km Peak2Peak gondola ride between the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. This is the highest and longest lift in the world and will create a holiday memory that will last a lifetime.
As well as the natural wonder of this destination, it’s also a great place for spotting wildlife like the native black bears. The region’s urban landscape is specially designed to accommodate Canada’s natural environment, making this a perfect opportunity for seeing some of the country’s most popular wildlife, as well as the glaciers and vegetation of the natural world.
And the fun doesn’t stop on the mountain! The charming Whistler Village is pedestrianised which makes it so easy to walk around and discover the local restaurants and bars. For those who’d rather stay close to home, the village also has some great shopping opportunities.
With a variety of comfortable accommodations, bars and restaurants both on and off the mountain, plus some of the world’s most exciting summer and winter activities, a holiday to Whistler is a must on any Canadian bucket list.