Whistler is not so much a resort as a phenomenon. It’s hard to believe that only a few decades ago the site was a garbage dump prowled by bears because today its two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, are among the world’s top ski destinations. High praise indeed and the kudos never let up. In 2010, Whistler hosted the Olympic Winter Games and many of its restaurants, hotels and sporting festivals are consistently ranked some of North America’s best.
Most people come to Whistler for its world-class snowboarding, skiing and host of winter action from snowmobiling to snowshoeing. Since the Olympics, a Whistler Sliding Centre even offers bobsleigh and skeleton programs!
Yet Whistler is not just all about snow – it truly is a four-season destination with a cornucopia of activities year-round. It’s considered one of the best places in the world to mountain bike and golf is big business, too. Other summer activities include horse-riding, alpine hiking, lake canoeing, white-water rafting, and paragliding to name a few.
For those who just want to feel the vibe without expending too much energy, Whistler still delivers. Whistler Village is an intimate European-style affair with pedestrianised cobbled streets and plazas, outdoor cafes and bistros, walkways and trails and a variety of accommodation, some with impressive spas. Galleries, shops, and hip museums like the Audain Art Museum and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre make for intriguing meanders. Like Vancouver, the resort is LBGTO-friendly, it has a slew of family activities, and for romantic getaways it’s just about as good as it gets.
Then there’s Whistler’s nightlife. There’s something for all ages, though for the younger crowd, clubbing is serious business: fun, energetic and legendary…. Three words that could also describe the entire Whistler experience.
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Prices often fluctuate dynamically depending on capacity, seasonality and deals. We donât want to lead you astray by quoting exact prices that quickly become wrong. To give you a rough idea for budgetary planning purposes, though, we have indicated general price ranges for all points of interest.
Price ranges are quoted in C$.
See & Do
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$ => Tickets less than $5 per person
$$ => Tickets $6-15 per person
$$$ => Tickets $16 per person
$ => Rooms less than $100 for a double
$$ => Rooms $101-200 for a double
$$$ => Rooms $201 for a double
$ => $1-20 per person for a meal (without alcohol, tax, tip)
$$ => $21-40 per person for a meal (without alcohol, tax, tip)
$$$ => $41 per person for a meal (without alcohol, tax, tip)
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$ => Tickets less than $10 per person
$$ => Tickets $11-30 per person