Between the two mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb and the vibrant village at their feet, there’s enough adventure here to last you a lifetime. Perfect for families, a Whistler holiday is an invitation to enjoy nature’s playground, with a whole host of outdoor adventure come snow or sun.
Whistler holidays in winter call visitors to experience the refreshing excitement of drifting down the snow-covered slopes. Why not take a lesson or, if you’re a seasoned pro, try your skill at heli skiing? Soar high above Whistler Village to slopes that only a helicopter can access. Feel the tranquility at the top as you look out over a snowy wonderland, before the thrill of carving your own waves into untouched snow. If skiing and snowboarding isn’t for you, strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the winter scenery by walking. Whatever your choice of day time activity, experience Whistler’s après-ski scene come to life in the evening, with lively bars, pubs and restaurants teeming with people, and revel in the happy and contented vibe that comes with kicking back after a day on the slopes.
Summer Sun in Whistler
The summer season sees bikers from across the world flock to Whistler’s mountain bike trails. You don’t have to be an expert biker though; there are trails for every ability. If biking isn’t your thing, spend a lazy morning browsing the Farmer’s Market or take to the Peak to Peak Gondola and cruise high above alpine forest, enjoying the other-worldly views on the journey between Whistler and Blackcomb peaks.
Sitting only two hours south of Whistler, a trip to Vancouver makes a great addition to your Whistler holiday. Take the incredibly scenic drive along the Sea to Sky Highway to the city of Vancouver, making time to stop and take in the breathtaking views along the way.
Great sample itineraries
There are so many different ways to enjoy a Whistler holiday. Why not take a look at some of our sample itineraries, gather up some inspiration, then give us a call so we can a holiday tailor made for you?
Calgary To Vancouver Road Trip
Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest To Gold Rush
As a year-round, outdoor destination there is never a shortage of things to experience in Whistler. With something to suit every taste and ability, we've selected just a few of our favourite things to do from swinging through treetops to horseback riding.
Whistler Mountain Explorer ATV Tour
Take a guided ride on an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) through the unique sights of the Hidden Valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Experience the thrill as you climb higher through the rugged terrain with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys, glacier peaks and forest canopy. This tour is a perfect introduction to ATVs and a great mix of easy riding and spectacular scenery for an unforgettable experience.
Summer Zip Lining Adventure
Take an exhilarating and exciting Zip Lining trek through the treetops of Whistler's alpine forests. Featuring five zip lines; a network of four suspension bridges, boardwalks and forest trails showcasing stunning views of Fitzsimmons Creek below. Perfect for groups, families and first-time zip liners, there is also a chance you might spot bears while you complete the course.
Skiing & Snowboarding
A skier's dream destination, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains feature over 8,100 acres of snow-covered slopes, 16 alpine bowls, 3 glaciers, world-class terrain parks and 200+ marked trails, all within easy access from Whistler Village. Take lessons at ski and snowboard school or, for the truly daring, explore the wide-open terrain on a Heli-Skiing excursion. Make sure to take advantage of the unbeatable après-ski scene after a long day on the slopes.
Biking the Sea to Sky Highway
Discover scenic ocean vistas, soaring mountains, dramatic waterfalls and bustling communities on British Columbia's most legendary highway. The best way to explore is by picking up a bike and cycling so you're able to stop and enjoy the sights along the way, with outdoor destinations, cultural points of interest and historic sites - just remember to bring your map!
"Whistler Blackcomb Fire and Ice every Sunday night is a spectacular show of skiing and snowboarding with music fireworks and fire spinners. It’s well worth a watch."
"Enjoy free outdoor concerts at the Whistler Olympic Plaza during the summer months"
World Ski and Snowboard Festival
Each April, Whistler hosts its annual World Ski and Snowboard Festival, with incredible skiing and snowboarding competitions. But it’s not all about the sports; unfolding across the five day festival, you can expect music concerts, art and lively nightlife, not to mention the unmissable après sessions.
Explore and celebrate Whistler’s food scene at this annual food festival. Spanning 11 days each November, the festival sees a whole host of events; enjoy food tastings, drink seminars, chef lunches, dinners with winemakers and cooking demonstrations.
Whistler Village Beer Festival
For six days each September, Whistler Village shows its appreciation for great craft beer. There are two tasting events held in the Whistler Olympic Plaza and visitors can also expect foodie nights, cask nights and beer battles.
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