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Whistler

Amazing scenery and laid back mountain life make this the perfect getaway

Overview

Whistler is frequently voted as one of the best mountain resorts in the world. Whether you’re visiting in the winter months or during the dry, warm summer, there’s always something to do on holiday 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.

Things to do

Popular things to do in Whistler

  • Jeep Mountain Top Salmon Bake

    £104pp

    Experience the ultimate off-road adventure as a 4X4 vehicle takes you to new heights in comfort and style. Sit back and enjoy the ride as you journey 1800 metres up Blackcomb Mountain to our world famous salmon bake. Sing along with the live entertainment while aromas of cedar planked, maple glazed wild BC salmon fill the air.

    Departures: Daily from Jun 15 to Sep 15, 2015. Except from Tues and Thurs.
    Duration: 4 hours

  • Mountain Explorer ATV Tour

    £65pp

    Take a guided ride on an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) through the Hidden Valley between Whistler and the Blackcomb Mountains. Experience spectacular views of surrounding valleys, glacier peaks, forest canopy and the unique local wildlife. This tour is a perfect introduction to ATVs for first-time riders and a great mix of easy riding and spectacular scenery.

    There is a minimum age of 16 years to drive, minimum age 6 years to ride as a passenger.

    Departures: Daily from May 15 to Oct 31, 2015.
    Duration: 2 hours

  • Tree Trek Canopy Walk

    £26pp

    This Canopy Walk is perfect for those who would like to experience the stunning treetop Vistas of the river valley, but aren’t quite adventurous enough to take the Ziptrek. Embark on a fully guided ecology based tour that takes guests through the treetops on a series of Suspension bridges and observation platforms. While on course, guests are able to see first Hand the varieties of forest composition between the ancient, old growth forests and the Second generation forests also in the area. This is the ideal site for interactive learning and Outdoor adventure exploration - come discover secrets of the ancient rainforest from your Bird’s eye view in the treetops of magnificent cedars. Perfect for all ages with no zip lining required!

    There is a minimum age of 6 years.

    Departures: Daily from May 1, 2015 to Apr 30, 2016
    Duration: 2 hours

  • Whistler Bear Viewing tour

    £130pp

    Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains support a population of up to 50 black bears plus many other wildlife including black-tailed deer, coyotes and a variety of birdlife. Travel in comfortable 4 x 4 vehicles that traverse the ski hills, walk to bear feeding sites, daybeds and where bears have hibernated during the winter. This tour gives a great insight into the habits of these wonderful creatures.

    There is a minimum age requirement of 10 years.

    Departures: daily from May 15 to Oct 31, 2015
    Duration: 3 hours

  • Whistler Blackcomb’s PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Sightseeing Experience

    £31pp

    Not to be missed is the 3 kilometre gondola linking Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains; you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of the spectacular mountain and its stunning Valley.

    Departures: daily from May 28 to Oct 10, 2016
    Duration: 2 hours

  • Zipline Adventure Bear Tour

    £78pp

    Discover the mountain ecology that combines adventure and excitement with education. Ride on a series of cables and suspension bridges, and explore the hidden beauty of Fitzsimmons Creek and the picturesque forest valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Tours run regularly throughout the day, and in almost all weather conditions. This tour is perfect for families and those who have never zip lined before.

    Departures: Daily from May 1, 2015 to Apr 30, 2016.
    Duration: 2.5 hours

Holidays

Browse our amazing range of holidays in Whistler

  • Delta Whistler Village Suites

    from £52

    Enjoy the warmth and charm of authentic alpine accommodation with the amenities of a full service hotel. The Delta Whistler Village Suites are ideally ...see more

  • Traditional Double Room

    Crystal Lodge and Suites

    from £34

    Crystal Lodge is a luxury hotel enjoying a location right in the centre of Whistler Village. The  rooms and suites are contemporary and spacious ...see more

  • Aava Hotel

    from £

    38

    The modern and trendy Aava Whistler Hotel is located steps away from the main village streets and offers a good range of rooms and suites to suit your ...see more

  • Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler

    from £45

    Located on the lower incline of Blackcomb Mountain, Coast Blackcomb Suites is a spectacular lodge-style hotel just a short drive from Whistler village.

    Ranging ...see more

  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    from £100

    Located right at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, close to Whistler Village, the luxurious Chateau Whistler fulfils your every desire.

    Rooms and ...see more

  • Evolution Pool Area

    Evolution

    from £49

    A large, contemporary all-suite hotel, Evolution is located at the base of Whistler Mountain, in the friendly, laidback resort of Whistler Creekside.

    Modern ...see more

  • First Tracks Lodge

    from £51

    First Tracks Lodge is a beautiful all-suite hotel in an excellent position at the base of Whistler Mountain.

    Accommodation is warm and homely ...see more

  • Four Seasons Resort Whistler

    from £80

    The Four Seasons Resort is an elegant lodge hotel nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.

    The accommodation, from deluxe rooms to townhouses, ...see more

  • Junior Suite

    Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    from £58

    The Hilton Whistler is a stylish hotel with a great location right in the centre of the lively Whistler Village.

    Rooms are generous in size, ...see more

  • Legends Pool Area

    Legends

    from £45

    Located in the laidback, leafy neighbourhood of Whistler Creekside, Legends is a stylish all-suite hotel with good amenities.

    Boasting up to ...see more

  • Listel Hotel

    from £42

    Just a few minutes from the base of Blackcomb and Whistler mountains, in the heart of Whistler village, Listel Hotel is a lovely hotel in a great location.

    Rooms ...see more

  • Hotel Exterior

    Nita Lake Lodge

    from £53

    Set on the banks of a crystal-clear glacial lake, Nita Lake Lodge is an elegant all-suite hotel just a five minute shuttle ride from Whistler Village.

    Accommodation ...see more

  • Hotel Exterior

    Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

    from £56

    Situated at the base of Whistler Mountain, this luxury all-suite hotel enjoys beautiful views and a great location close to the mountain gondolas and ...see more

  • Hotel Exterior

    Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

    from £62

    The grand and imposing Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre is a luxury all-suite hotel in a fantastic location.

    Suites have an ‘alpine-chic’ ...see more

  • Pinnacle International Hotel Whistler

    from £43

    The Pinnacle is an all-suite boutique hotel in the Village North area of Whistler, close to excellent dining and shopping.

    The lodge-style suites ...see more

  • Hotel Exterior

    Summit Lodge

    from £49

    Summit Lodge is a lovely quirky boutique hotel located on the ‘food street’ of Whistler North, while still a short stroll to the village ...see more

  • Exterior

    Westin Resort & Spa

    from £69

    The Westin Resort & Spa is located at the bottom of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, overlooking Whistler Golf Course.

    The suites, ranging ...see more

  • Whistler Cascade Lodge

    from £54

    Located in Whistler Village North, The Cascade Lodge enjoys a quieter location but is still just a short walk to the bustling village centre and mountains ...see more

  • Hotel Exterior Facing Blackcomb Mountain

    Whistler Peak Lodge

    from £38

    The Holiday Inn is an all-suite hotel located in the heart of Whistler Village, close to great shopping and attractions.

    Suites are bright and ...see more

  • Whistler Village Inn & Suites

    from £38

    The Whistler Village Inn & Suites is in a great location, in a quiet cul-de-sac right in the heart of Whistler Village.

    The hotel has a good ...see more

  • Mountain Adventure Holiday

    from £1,059

    Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada's premier year-round destination. Whether you want to ...see more

  • Rainforest to Goldrush (Eastbound)

    from £1,329

    The Rocky Mountaineer train route was created over a century ago and today this historical route is recognised as one of the world's classical journeys.  ...see more

  • Ski Whistler

    from £749

    Nestled in the stunning setting of the majestic Coastal Mountain range a 2-hour drive from Vancouver, Whistler is consistently ranked North America’s number ...see more

Top tips

Top tips for visiting Whistler

Top Tip 1

• Whistler’s two majestic mountains offer epic winter activities to visitors with over 8,100 acres of skiable terrain, more than 200 marked trails and 37 lifts – the numbers speak for themselves. Whether you choose to while away your holiday on the slopes, dog sledding, heli-skiing or bungee jumping above the glacial-fed Cheakamus River, Whistler is a winter wonderland.


Top Tip 2

• One of Whistler’s most popular activities is the 4.4km Peak2Peak gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains offering stunning 360 degree views of the natural landscape. If you are visiting on holiday in the warmer months, pack comfortable shoes and disembark to experience scenic walking trails, mountaintop restaurants, and four-legged ‘locals’ waiting for discovery. In the winter, use the gondola to ski both mountains easily in one day, whilst taking in the amazing scenery.


Top Tip 3

• Whistler's nightlife has been voted the best in North America. There are countless world-class restaurants in the resort to choose from and celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, named Araxi as the top dining experience in Canada which is located in the heart of the village. If you are having trouble deciding where to eat, embark on a Whistler Tasting Tour and visit multiple restaurants in one night. November is the time for real ‘foodies’ to visit Whistler as they can visit the huge food and wine event called Cornucopia and participate in hands-on seminars, attend gala tasting events and appreciate the best of Canada’s food and wine.


Top Tip 4

• Whistler and wildlife watching go hand in hand - black bears, bald eagles and marmots are just a few of the animals that call this area home. For a truly incredible outdoor learning experience, wander through alpine meadows with Whistler’s wildlife experts and visit bear dens and feeding sites whilst learning about their natural habitats from resident experts. Keep an eye out for bears around the golf course too – they love to come and feast on the lush green grass making for an amazing photo opportunity!


Top Tip 5

• Whistler is one of North America’s top mountain biking destinations and Whistler Bike Park is the continent’s largest, with over 1,500m of lift-serviced tracks for bikers of all abilities. Families can cruise through the gentle forest trails whilst more experienced riders enjoy an adrenalin-fuelled descent down steep rock faces. Throughout the summer, local experts offer lessons for all levels, so you can be a pro and tackle the tracks in no time.


Top Tip 6

• If you prefer less strenuous activities, pick a quiet spot at one of the region’s pristine lakes and fish for steelhead, salmon and trout. Local experts are available to plan personalised fishing trips including heli-fishing and floatplane tours which enable you to enjoy the best of Whistler’s wilderness in a truly unique way.


Top Tip 7

• Whistler is a destination renowned for golf and it is home to four award-winning courses which take advantage of the rugged mountainous landscape, making for challenging play. We recommend visiting the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club as it provides a fun mountain course for all levels which traverses creeks, ponds and has elevation changes of more than 400 ft, creating a naturally spectacular golfing experience. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife as you play too!


Top Tip 8

• Within walking distance of Whistler, you’ll find the tranquil Lost Lake which is the perfect retreat for those who want to take a break from the bustling village. Take some time out and relax on the park’s sandy beach, go swimming in pristine waters or simply sit and have a picnic. Alternatively, take a 30 minute drive to Callaghan Valley just south of Whistler to see Alexander Falls, an impressive 43 metre waterfall where you can sit back and listen to the sounds of the running water.


Top Tip 9

• For those who would rather stay close to the resort, the charming pedestrian-only village offers visitors more than 200 shops to choose from. Browse the fashionable boutiques along the Whistler Village Stroll before heading to Upper Village to shop for high-end skiwear and brands such as Roots Canada. This charming alpine area at the base of Blackcomb Mountain also hosts the Whistler Farmers Market on Sundays in the summer.


Top Tip 10

• After all these activities, relax in an oasis of calm at one of Whistler’s revitalising spas. If you want to remain outdoors, we suggest visiting the Scandinave Spa, Whistler’s 20,000 square ft. outdoor spa, just minutes from the village and overlooking the spectacular mountainous landscape. This incredible spa experience offers a mix of traditional Scandinavian hot and cold pools and saunas to dip in and out, to fully revitalise your body and mind.

If you’d like more information about booking your holiday to Whistler call one of our dedicated team of experts who will help you plan the trip of a lifetime!


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At a glance


  • Exciting Whistler, located in the Coast Mountain Range
  • Just a 2 hour scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway from downtown Vancouver

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Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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At a glance


  • Exciting Whistler, located in the Coast Mountain Range
  • Just a 2 hour scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway from downtown Vancouver

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully Protected

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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