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About Whistler

Whistler, a former logging town located in the south-east of British Columbia, is now primarily known as North America’s largest winter skiing and outdoor sports destination. Home to both the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, vacationers return again and again for the massive alpine bowls, superb ski runs and expertly groomed slopes.

Part of what makes Whistler so attractive to vacationers is its easy accessibility. Located just 2 hours from Vancouver, the Sea to Sky Highway connects this idyllic village to the rest of the world, and the spectacular drive is part of the experience. Additionally, the journey from Seattle, Washington takes just 5 hours.

Apart from the celebrated skiing, snowboarding, skating and snowshoeing facilities, Whistler also offers a broad range of other activities to keep everyone happy—whatever the season. Rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking are all popular thanks to the unique scenery and challenging terrain. If all that sounds a little too extreme, then you can also just kick back and relax with a round of golf or enjoy a broad range of water sports during the summer.

Whistler Village lies at the base of the mountain and offers a lively atmosphere with a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes. A selection of shops and galleries also give you a chance to take a little piece of this unique part of the world home with you. Finally, if you are looking to unwind in style, then the numerous spas set against the spectacular mountain ranges ensure you have well looked after.

Whistler Events, Tour Packages and Activities

Welcome! Enjoy all that that Whistler has to offer. Enjoy Olympic grade ski and snowboarding runs or experience Outpost Whictler! In cooperation with local businesses, we are proud to provide the following activity lists.

  • Elevation: Village 670m (2,198ft)
  • Population: 9,248 permanent residents as of 2006.
  • Approximately 125kms (78 miles) north of Vancouver
  • Accommodations: 115 hotels / condos / B&B’s offering more than 8,400 rooms.
  • Restaurants / Lounges / Bars: Approximately 93
  • Retail Shops: Approximately 207


  • Public Library
  • Museum
  • Swimming Pool at Meadow Park Sports Centre
  • Ice Rink – public skating at Meadow Park
  • Indoor tennis courts
  • Spa facilities / Beauty Salons
  • Movie theatre and video rentals
  • Church Services

Why choose Whistler?

Our stats and rankings speak for themselves. Here’s a brief overview:

  • Greatest vertical/usable terrain for skiing/riding and other winter sports in North America.
  • Consistently ranked in the top 5 for North American resorts selected by industry magazines such as SKI, SKIING, Powder, TransWorld Snowboarding and more.
  • Best parks & pipes in North America.
  • Largest above tree line terrain and bowls in North America.
  • Long ski season with spring skiing and riding until mid-June.
  • Amazing BC après ski and nightlife.
  • World class shopping and dining.
  • Glacier skiing – the only resort in North America where you can ski or ride on a glacier, right in the heart of the British Columbia mountains.
  • Luxurious homes and townhomes nestled into the mountains
  • And last but not least, we are also known for our friendly, Canadian hospitality!
June 21-22 Tough Mudder Whistler Olympic Park
July 1 Canada Day Celebrations
July 4-7 Whistler Longboard Festival Various locations
July 13-14 Whistler Children’s Festival Whistler Olympic Plaza
July 16-17 & 19-21 Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Whistler Olympic Plaza


The Meadows at Pemberton

Brewery Tour
The Brewhouse Pub offers a personalized tour of their microbrewery every Wednesday and Saturday at 3:00pm. Call 604.905.BREW.

Whistler Brewery

Check out the new Whistler Brewery and sample the fare in Function Junction.

Cuisine Art
Whistler Cooking School offers a variety of cooking classes from beginner to advanced in a state-of-the-art kitchen. Call 935-1848.

Design Your Own Souvenir
Expressions “You Paint It” Ceramics offers everything you need to paint your own mug, plate, etc. Call 604.932.2822.
Lotus Art Supplies provides beads and thread – all you need is a little imagination to make your own beaded jewelry. Call 604.938.0055.
Snomotion can help you design your own Whistler t.shirt or other logo.wear. Call 604.932.2550.

Fitness & Strength Training, Ice Skating, Swimming, Raquet Sports
Meadow Park Sports Centre: 604.935.PLAY.

Fine Art
Mountain Craft Gallery: call 604.932.5001
The Plaza Galleries call 604.938.6233
Adele.campbell Fine Art Gallery call 604.938.0887
Black Tusk Gallery call 604.905.5540
Freestyle Framing & Art Gallery call 604.932.4077

Good Books
Armchair Books offers a variety of books, magazines and newspapers. Call 932.5557.

Whistler Public Libraryoffers a variety of books, videos, magazines and newspapers. Stop by on Friday mornings for their pre.school children’s program. While you’re there, surf the internet and send your friends an e.mail free of charge. Call 604.932.5564.

History 101
Whistler Museum & Archives provides an interesting look at the history of Whistler. Open Thursday to Sunday. Call 604.932.2019.

Indoor Rock Climbing
Great Wall Underground, Whistler’s Climbing & Guiding Centre Call 604.905.7625.

Movie Theatre
Rainbow Theatre features new releases twice daily. Located in the Whistler Conference Centre. Call 604.932.2422 for show times.

Massage, shiatsu treatment, pedicure, manicure or facials, professional hairstylists

Advanced Sports Therapy Inc. call 604.932.4203
Mecca Massage call 604.902.4477
Parlor Hair Salon call 604.938.0100
Spa at Chateau Whistler call 604.938.2086

Racquet Sports, Fitness & Strength Training
Whistler Racquet and Golf Resort offers three full-size indoor tennis courts, as well as weights/cardio equipment. Racquet Sports, Fitness & Strength Training, Racquet and ball rentals. Call 604.932.1991.

Explore Whistler
Shop Whistler’s collection of shops and boutiques to find unique souvenirs, clothing, jewellery, gifts, arts & crafts, sporting goods and Whistler logo.wear.

Check out the local papers for all the latest in community news and entertainment listings. Pick up The Question or The Pique newsmagazines or listen to local radio, Mountain FM 102.1.

For information on these activities or any other activity, or for help in making arrangements, call Outpost Whistler Accommodations Inc. at 604.938.4787. Toll free 1.877.938.2211 in Canada or the US

Alpine hiking
Check out your Tourism Whistler map for trails. We’ve hiked most of them, and we’ll be happy to point you the right way.

ATV Tours, Snowmobile Tours
Canadian All.Terrain Adventures call 604.938.1616

Backroads Whistler
Lakeside Park on beautiful Alta Lake offers Canoe, Kayak, Peddle Boat hire by the hour. Want to go fishing? No problem we can supply all the gear. Want to see the best views Whistler can offer? Paddle with us down the River of Golden Dreams . eco.adventure, excitement, wildlife, for everyone. Guided or unguided trips available.
Call 604.932.3111 or visit backroadswhistler.com

7 great courses in the area. 3 championship courses in Whistler and 4 within a 60 minute drive.

Great deal at The Meadows in Pemberton. Outpost Whistler guests are given a special rate of $40 per round plus taxes. Ask Outpost Whistler for details or visit Pemberton Golf.

Helicopter Tours
Blackcomb Helicopters call 1.800.330.4354

Horseback Tours, ATV Tours, Fishing Adventures, HUMMER Tours
Cougar Mountain Adventures call 604.932.4086

Mountain Bike Descents, Bike Park
With over 100 kms of trails, from 6,000 feet to the valley!
Whistler.Blackcomb call 604.932.3434

Mountain Bike, Ski and Snowboard Lessons/Learning
Whistler.Blackcomb call 604.932.3434

Mountain Bike Rentals
Ski ¨C Board ¨C Cycle: Rentals ¨C Repairs ¨C Retail! Top brands in Valley Trail to Bike Park Cycle equipment available! Free Helmet, Map and Locks with Every Rental! Complimentary First Flat Tire Replacement on Downhill Bikes!
Spicy Sports call 604.938.1111 or 604.905.2777

A fun outdoor course set up at the base of Blackcomb.
Whistler.Blackcomb Call 604.932.3434

Paragliding Adventures
Soar with the eagles. Flights vary from 15 min. to over an hour. Call 604.935.9247

Riverside Putting Greens
Practice your putting skills for all ages. 18 Holes of natural grass putting 604.905.5533

Pony/Horseback rides
Whistler Outdoor Experience 604.932.3389

Rollerblade Rentals
Many of Whistler’s trails, and much of the Valley Trail, are rollerblade.friendly.
The Penalty Box 604.938.9667

Play tennis at one of the several free outdoor courts or play and get lessons at the Whistler Golf & Tennis Club. Visit whistlertennis.com

Westcoaster Slide
Ride a cart down a luge-style track on Blackcomb Mountain!
Whistler-Blackcomb 604-932-3434

Whistler Kids Summer Programs (18 months to 14 years)
Fun-filled days for the kids, and a vacation for the parents!
Whistler-Blackcomb 604.932-3434.

Whitewater Rafting
A number of possibilities, from tranquil to extreme!
Whistler’s community website: WhistlerOnline.ca
Vancouver Coast and Mountains Tourism Region: vcmbc.com

Bike Park Adventure Weekend*

Take advantage of fantastic stay and ride packages including three nights accommodation plus two days in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park for only $192 CAD/ $169 USD** per person.

Golf Packages*

Two-Night / Two-Round Golf Packages start at $337 CAD/ $297 USD** per person for two nights accommodation and two rounds of golf at any of the four pro.design courses.

Alpine hiking
Check out your Tourism Whistler map for trails. We’ve hiked most of them, and we’ll be happy to point you the right way.

Snowmobile Tours
Play with some big toys! We’ll set it up for you and save you hassle.

Helicopter Tours
Blackcomb Helicopters: 1.800.330.4354.

Horseback Tours, ATV Tours, Fishing Adventures, HUMMER Tours
Cougar Mountain awaits! We can set these up for you as well.

Ski and Snowboard Rentals

Black Tie Ski Rentals
Offering our guests the best service with free delivery, in-room fittings, and slopeside service. 

Ski and Snowboard Lessons/Learning
Whistler.Blackcomb: 604.932.3434.

Whistler Kids Winter Programs (18 months to 14 years)
Fun-filled days for the kids, and a vacation for the parents!
Whistler.Blackcomb: 604.932.3434.

Ask about discounted lift tickets, equipment rentals, heli skiing, snowcat skiing, winter activities, ground transportation and current specials.

Weddings – we can set you up with a wedding planner, marriage commissioner, photographer, accommodation, and venue options.


Corporations, large groups, conferences, schools – Contact us directly for discounts!

Ski packages. Golf packages.

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Holiday Rentals

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