30 August 2018
Located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s favourite year-round destination. Offering a checklist of iconic experiences, events and activities that change every season meaning no two visits are ever the same. Adventure is woven into the Whistler lifestyle and one can make the most of every day no matter the time of year!
Whistler may be renowned for its winter sports, but from the first bear waking from hibernation in spring to alpine wildflowers in summer and the brilliance of fall colours, this is a place where time is measured at nature’s pace and there’s always something awe-inspiring to discover.
There is so much to do in the summer, spring and fall. You can spend days at altitude exploring kilometers of hiking and biking trails then retreat to the valley where cool forest paths, tumbling waterfalls and deep lakes offer a different perspective. Self-propelled exploration is encouraged on the paved, car-less Valley Trail network linking parks, lakes, and patios throughout the resort. A holiday here is about living in the moment – try white water rafting, learn to paddleboard, blast through puddles on a UTV, watch the mist rise off the greens on an early morning round of golf or go completely off the grid for a day in an outdoor spa.
Winter at Whistler offers a whole other experience. Dependable yearly snowfall means Whistler enjoys one of the longest snow seasons in North America, with a record-breaking annual average of 11.7 meters of snow. With 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, over 200 runs and 8171 acres of playground for all levels and abilities of skiers and snowboarders, you’ll never be bored during the winter months. Serious snow enthusiasts can access even more terrain by heli-skiing, cat-skiing and backcountry ski touring.
Off the slopes, an award-winning selection of winter activities ensure the young and the young at heart have a myriad of opportunities to master winter play. From outdoor ice-skating, tubing, spas, snowshoe trails, night-time snowmobile adventures and more than 160 km of groomed cross-country trails.
Throughout all the seasons, culinary adventures are on the menu with a new restaurant, pub or café around every corner ready to cater for healthy mountain appetites. Whistler’s calendar of events and festivals and rich arts and culture scene offers plenty to see and do year-round with galleries, award-winning museums and concerts.
The outdoor lifestyle and friendly atmosphere draw people back year after year, season after season. And no matter when you visit, you’ll always have an adventure at Whistler.