If you travel two hours north of Vancouver by road, you will reach Whistler in the province of British Columbia on Canada’s West Coast. This splendidly picturesque journey through the Sea to Sky Corridor, is the perfect beginning for a mountain holiday you will not forget easily. Especially relevant is the fact that Whistler pairs a warm welcome and global atmosphere with around-the-clock events and entertainment par excellence.
Welcome to Wintry Whistler
With access to a few international airports and a variety of airport transfers, it is really easy to get here. And visiting Vancouver as well, can just add to the fun. Supplementary to the amazing snow, this resort is considered the largest linked ski area in North America. The fantastic Peak to Peak gondola links Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and makes access to the whole ski area extremely easy. Thus, a holiday paradise and a special village to be explored. There is a unique ambiance that only people in a beautiful place, enjoying a wonderful time, can originate. Whistler Village has a special atmosphere; hence the après ski is also well and alive.
Whistler: Wonderful Winter Wander land
All areas in the Village, Village north and Upper Village are connected by the paved Village Stroll, reserved for pedestrians only. And every time you walk the Stroll, you feel that Whistler definitely has that special winter vibe: most people wander around in full snow gear, carrying skis and snowboards; everyone wearing a noteworthy smile! Because Whistler is one of the world’s best ski resorts, one tends to think that skiing is all to be done here…but, alas, a big surprise awaits you! Wandering about town will consequently reveal several well kept secrets.
What is so WOW about Whistler
The winter activities are of such high quality, that the readers of SKI Magazine placed Whistler as the number 1 resort in North America for all off-hill activities in 2015. And who knows, perhaps this winter as well? Whistler stays a true winter utopia with many ways to celebrate winter both on and off the slopes. The wide range of award-winning restaurants and chefs provide delectable dishes from different regions. Using organic and locally found ingredients consequently results in many restaurants being extremely popular. They serve tapas late into the night, and sake flows at the many local sushi houses. There are comfy chesterfields and hearths to cuddle up to at local locations. Lively après ski and nightlife offer the perfect counterpart to the on-mountain action. With its alpine atmosphere, Whistler Village invites you to stroll through the shops, glance through the galleries, and detect restaurants that range from informal to trendy. Fireside lounges, piano bars, and friendly pubs pulse with live music, thus creating ideal meeting places to recount the day’s adventures….
Various (Wacky) Winter Adventures
With so many different activities to choose from, one has to think clearly and decide what you prefer. Just have a look at a few of these enthralling doings:
- PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
- Winter Ziplining
- Dog Sledding
- Tube Park Snowshoeing
- Winter Bungee Jumping
- Tree Top Adventures
- Ice Hockey Tours
- Eagle Viewing
- Bar hopping
A keen holiday maker once remarked: ‘If the breath-taking views and five beautiful lakes are not enough to tickle your fancy, prepare to be amazed at the wonder and adventure that’s hiding behind the two majestic mountains.’ Concentrated mostly in or near Whistler Village, accommodation includes various private luxury chalets for rent. You do not even need a car in this friendly pedestrian village!
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