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Whistler

 The perfect trip. The ideal adventure. Whistler is Canada’s answer to your expectations of endless fun and relaxation. Located in the breathtaking Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is a resort community that even hosted the world during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Prior to the Olympics and quickly after, the town became an international oasis for adventure and beauty. The Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains provide a natural getaway for alpine skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and mountain biking, hiking, and camping during summer.

currency

Canadian Dollar

phone

911

newspaper

The Whistler News

population

9,824

info

Whistler Visitor Centre
4230 Gateway Drive
North Vancouver

+1 604 935 3357

Whistler town and mountain view British Columbia, Canada

The City

From its humble beginnings as a fishing village to its current status as a world-renowned resort town, the city of Whistler is the quintessential portrait of arresting visual beauty. No matter what time of year, this spectacular city will leave you in awe, offering a true escape into the splendor of its majesty.

In the winter months, Whistler offers outstanding terrain for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains feature more than 200 marked runs and 37 lifts. Complementing the already extensive alpine routes, there is access to Whistler Olympic Park, as it has remained active as a public winter sports venue. In the spring and summer, enjoy an array of exciting activities like mountain biking, hiking on impressive trails, and horseback riding.

For the adventure seekers, there is kayaking, bungee jumping, zip-lining, paragliding, and windsurfing.
Families can enjoy camping, river rafting, and fishing for trout and salmon in the freshwater rivers and lakes. Breathtaking glaciers offer escape in the middle of pristine nature surrounded by lush vegetation.

If you welcome a respite from the deluge of adrenalin, unwind in the luxurious spas and relax in the many restaurants and cafes, enjoying freshly prepared foods and delicious baked goods. When the nightlife vibes beckon, head out and join the bustle as Whistler comes alive with laughter, celebration, and good times.

Surrounded by ubiquitous splendor, a ribbon of picturesque beauty sows its way through this four season resort, inviting all visitors to surrender into the abandon of adventure. Whistler is where you will find yourself making memories to last a lifetime.

skiing

Do & See

Whether you are looking for winter activities, summer recreation, adventurous forays, hours of sightseeing, shopping fun, a spread of local foods, or the glow of the embers of a fireplace while you're curled up with a good book, Whistler resort has it all.

During the winter months experience for yourself why Whistler is the go-to destination for alpine skiing and snowboarding adventures. Equally impressive are activities like mountain biking, hiking, windsurfing, and zip lining that will definitely take summer to an exciting level.

No matter what the season, take full advantage of the pedestrian walkways of Whistler Village, lined with a variety of restaurants, shopping, and street entertaining.
With absolute certainty, the city of Whistler will quickly become your favorite destination, as you will never run out of things to do and enjoy. You never know, you may even see a bear.

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

Ziptrek Ecotours

Whistler Bungee

Scandinave Spa

Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone

Coca-Cola Tube Park

Village Shopping

Alexander Falls

Nairn Falls Provincial Park

Whistler Tasting Tours

chef at work

Dining

Whistler offers an extravaganza of mouthwatering, award-winning gourmet foods, infused with spectacular flavors from all points around the world. Amazing mountain locations whisk you away into a culinary journey, whether you are looking for fine dining, pizza parlors, sandwich stops, or a quick bite on the go. Featuring local, fresh ingredients, the dishes by these award winning chefs will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

Black's Restaurant & Pub

Pasta Lupino

Elements Urban Tapas

Trattoria Di Umberto

Araxi Restaurant and Bar

Il Caminetto di Umberto

Avalanche Pizza

Splitz Grill

21 Steps

La Bocca Restaurant and Bar

Friends at a cafe

Cafés

Ranging from quaint and unique to well known, there are a variety of cafés to select in Whistler. Try a different one each day to see the variety. Many restaurants serve brunch on the weekends, and some accommodations have cafés onsite.

Gone Village Eatery

Mount Currie Coffee Company

Starbucks

Lift Coffee Company

Hot Buns Bakery

BG Urban Café

Crêpe Montagne

Connection Café

friends drinking together

Bars & Nightlife

Grab your friends, your party hat, and your dancing shoes for an exciting foray into the local bars and clubs with the Whistler Club Crawl available on Thursday or Saturday evening. For those who prefer to select a single location there are options featuring live music, drink specials, and hearty food. The nightlife expands the fun of this mountain paradise.

Brandy’s At the Keg

Longhorn Saloon

Crystal Lounge

The Mallard Lounge

Whistler Club Crawl

Buffalo Bill's Bar and Grill

Black's Restaurant & Pub

Garfinkel's

Maxx Fish

Merlins

Whistler Village Square

Shopping

Without any doubt, a gold mine for all visitors’ tastes, Whistler is a shopper’s dream come true, with over 200 shops to enjoy in the Winter Village alone. It is truly a utopia for avid tourists looking for ski and snowboard equipment, to those seeking the latest high end fashions.

Quench your shopping jitters with the myriad of clothing and jewelry stores, unique apparel shops, local art galleries, antique and collectible shops, and outer gear and souvenir stores. One thing is for sure: you will leave perfectly satisfied, bringing home plenty of gifts to remind you of this.

Don't miss out on getting a Torque from Whistler Village. Voted “Best Example of Whistler Style”, The Torque sets the pace for trendy, unique fashionable head wear. Fun for kids as well as adults, it is a necessary stop for this one-of-a-kind purchase.

Whistler Grocery Store

Armchair Books

Lululemon Athletica

Evolution

Pandora

Roots

TMC Freeriderz

Escape Route

Lush

Snowflake

Vertical shot of turquoise Wedgemount Lake and wild alpine flowers, Whistler, BC

Essential Information

Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located 85 miles (137 kilometers) south of Whistler. Driving time is approximately 2.5 hours. Airport transfers are also available and take about three hours to arrive in Whistler Village.

Local airport services are provided by Whistler/Green Lake Water Aerodrome.

Address: 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond

Phone: +1 604 207 7077

Website: www.yvr.ca

Time Zone

Whistler is located in the Pacific Time Zone and all times are reflected in Pacific Time.

Public Transport

The main public bus system is called the WAVE (Whistler And Valley Express). Children under five years of age ride for free. Buses accommodate skis, snowboards and bikes.

Taxi

Whistler Taxi

Phone: +1 604 932 3333

Post

The post office branch in Whistler provides the following services: stamps, shipping, money orders, post office boxes, certain government forms.

Address: 4360 Lorimer Road, Whistler

Phone: +1 604 932 5012

Website: www.canadapost.ca

Pharmacy

Rexall
4360 Lorimer Road 103, Whistler
+1 604 932 2303

Nesters Market & Pharmacy
7019 Nesters Road, Whistler
+1 604 932 3545

Telephone

Country code: 1

Area code: 604

Electricity

Electricity: 110 volts, same as the United States. The frequency of electrical current in Canada is 60 Hz. Adapters are required if visiting from foreign countries.

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