Whistler, british columbia
International resort status. It's superlative golf in summer, and premier ski resort status in North America in winter. Lakes and rivers that range from tame to tumultuous. The spectacular backdrop of the Garibaldi Coast range. Clean mountain air. A wide selection of distinctive shops, restaurants, lounges and nightclubs. It's all here, in Whistler, British Columbia.
Here, if you can think of it, chances are you can do it. A breadth of winter activities includes massive snowboarding and skiing on Whistler/Blackcomb with over one vertical mile and 7,000 acres with 33 lifts. Cross country skiing, skating, heli-skiing and backcountry snowmobiling will give you a different perspective.
Summer centers on championship golf with designer names like Palmer, Trent Jones, Jr. and Nicklaus. Water sports like lake swimming, whitewater kayaking, canoeing or windsurfing keep you cool. Whistler Mountain offers sightseeing while the valley's mountain biking and hiking is world class.
While in Whistler
Breathtaking scenic glacier tours, multiple landings and heli-picnics. Flightseeing offers an unforgettable bird's eye view of the Whistler Valley. Charter service is available from several helicopter and floatplane companies. Explore more than 200 shops and boutiques in Whistler Village.
Dining in Whistler is a savory fusion experience of worldly cuisines. Two of the best are La Rua Restaurante (604-932-5011), offering continental cuisine, and the Rim Rock Café and Oyster Bar, with its sublime seafood menu and extensive wine list (604-932-5565).
On Blackcomb Mountain, Christine's offers West Coast cuisine with elegant linen and silverware service. For savory alpine fare and amazing views of the valley below, call (604) 938-7437 for reservations.
Experience the wildlife, vegetation, glaciers and rainforests of Whistler/Blackcomb Mountains on a Mountain Ecology Tour. Learn how conservation helps to sustain health populations. Visit a bear den, or wander in old growth Western Hemlock forests. Check in with Guest Services for further information.
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Whistler Resort … a Very Special PlaceDateline: February 15, 1966
Today, 25 years after that first gondola ride, the resort is home to two towering side-by-side giants, Whistler and Blackcomb.
Combined they boast over 7,000 acres of skiable terrain, including: 12 alpine bowls, and 3 glaciers, all accessed by 33 lifts. Some days it’s hard to choose which one to ski or ride. Together they offer the best terrain anywhere in North America, not to mention the little extras like incredible on-mountain food. My personal favorite is the vegetarian chili – my favorite spots are Glacier Creek on Blackcomb or Pika’s on Whistler. And that’s just the winter season …it’s a special place. And a great place to call home.
Who are we?
Whistler is a friendly ski town located in British Columbia, Canada and is home to almost 10,000 residents. One of the many things that makes Whistler so special is two unbelievable mountains - Whistler and Blackcomb. Side by side, they represent over 8000 acres of skiable terrain, rising a mile above the valley of Whistler.
Where are we?
Located in the Coastal Mountains of BC, Whistler is approximately 115 kilometers (72 miles) from Vancouver. There is little need for a car once in Whistler, so if you are flying into Vancouver, the best way to get here is by bus, limousine or charter plane. If you do decide to drive, book a rental car, grab a map, and head for the mountains.
Why choose Whistler?
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