Located in the breathtaking Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is a resort community that hosted the world during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Prior to the Olympics and quickly after, the town became an international oasis for adventure and beauty. The Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains provide a natural getaway for alpine skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and mountain biking, hiking, and camping during summer.
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Opening Hours vary from shop to shop, but usually They open around 10am until late.
-Whistler Visitor Centre
4230 Gateway Drive, Whistler
+1 604 935 3357
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler
+1 604 932 3928
-Whistler Magazine (printed magazine for tourists)
+1 604 698 5800
From its humble beginnings as a fishing village to its current status as a world-renowned resort town, the city of Whistler is the quintessential portrait of arresting visual beauty. No matter what time of year, this spectacular city will leave you in awe, offering a true escape into the splendor of its majesty.
In the winter months, Whistler offers outstanding terrain for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains feature more than 200 marked runs and 37 lifts. Complementing the already extensive alpine routes, there is access to Whistler Olympic Park, as it has remained active as a public winter sports venue. In the spring and summer, enjoy an array of exciting activities like mountain biking, hiking on impressive trails, and horseback riding.
For the adventure seekers, there is kayaking, bungee jumping, zip-lining, paragliding, and windsurfing.
Families can enjoy camping, river rafting, and fishing for trout and salmon in the freshwater rivers and lakes. Breathtaking glaciers offer escape in the middle of pristine nature surrounded by lush vegetation.
If you welcome a respite from the deluge of adrenaline, unwind in the luxurious spas and relax in the many restaurants and cafes, enjoying freshly prepared foods and delicious baked goods. When the nightlife vibes beckon, head out and join the bustle as Whistler comes alive with laughter, celebration, and good times.
Surrounded by ubiquitous splendor, a ribbon of picturesque beauty sows its way through this four season resort, inviting all visitors to surrender into the abandon of adventure. Whistler is where you will find yourself making memories to last a lifetime.
Whether you are looking for winter activities, summer recreation, adventurous forays, hours of sightseeing, shopping fun, a spread of local foods, or the glow of the embers of a fireplace while you're curled up with a good book, Whistler resort has it all.
During the winter months experience for yourself why Whistler is the go-to destination for alpine skiing and snowboarding adventures. Equally impressive are activities like mountain biking, hiking, windsurfing, and zip lining that will definitely take summer to an exciting level.
No matter what the season, take full advantage of the pedestrian walkways of Whistler Village, lined with a variety of restaurants, shopping, and street entertaining.
With absolute certainty, the city of Whistler will quickly become your favorite destination, as you will never run out of things to do and enjoy. You never know, you may even see a bear.
Whistler Snowmobile Tours
Whistler Blackcomb's Fire & Ice Show
Whistler Bear Viewing Tours
Blackcomb Base Adventure Zone
Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Whistler offers an extravaganza of mouthwatering, award-winning gourmet foods, infused with spectacular flavors from all points around the world. Amazing mountain locations whisk you away into a culinary journey, whether you are looking for fine dining, pizza parlors, sandwich stops, or a quick bite on the go. Featuring local, fresh ingredients, the dishes by these award winning chefs will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar
La Bocca Restaurant and Bar
Ranging from quaint and unique to well known, there are a variety of cafés to select in Whistler. Try a different one each day to see the variety. Many restaurants serve brunch on the weekends, and some accommodations have cafés onsite.
Alpine Cafe & Catering Co
Mount Currie Coffee Company
Grab your friends, your party hat, and your dancing shoes for an exciting foray into the local bars and clubs with the Whistler Club Crawl available on Thursday or Saturday evening. For those who prefer to select a single location there are options featuring live music, drink specials, and hearty food. The nightlife expands the fun of this mountain paradise.
Buffalo Bill's Bar and Grill
Without any doubt a gold mine for all visitors’ tastes, Whistler is a shopper’s dream come true, with over 200 shops to enjoy in the Winter Village alone. It is truly a utopia for avid tourists looking for ski and snowboard equipment, to those seeking the latest high end fashions.
Quench your shopping jitters with the myriad of clothing and jewelry stores, unique apparel shops, local art galleries, antique and collectible shops, and outer gear and souvenir stores. One thing is for sure: you will leave perfectly satisfied, bringing home plenty of gifts to remind you of this.
Don't miss out on getting a Torque from Whistler Village. Voted “Best Example of Whistler Style”, The Torque sets the pace for trendy, unique fashionable head wear. Fun for kids as well as adults, it is a necessary stop for this one-of-a-kind purchase.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is located 85 miles (137 kilometers) south of Whistler. Driving time is approximately 2.5 hours. Airport transfers are also available and take about three hours to arrive in Whistler Village.
Local airport services are provided by Whistler/Green Lake Water Aerodrome.
Address: 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond
Phone: +1 604 207 7077
Citizens wishing to visit Canada must obtain a visitor visa issued by one of the Canadian diplomatic missions unless they hold a valid passport issued by one of the EU countries, Australia or New Zealand. From 2016, visa-exempt countries (except for the US) must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) when arriving to Canada by air. However, travelers don't need an eTA if traveling to Canada by land or sea.
Generally, you can submit your application online but for some countries, after the online application, fingerprints and photo (biometrics) are required.
Find more information about visa requirement at: www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html
Best Time to Visit
The breathtaking landscapes of Whistler will leave you speechless whether it is winter or summer. From December to late February travelers' favorite outdoor activities are skiing and snowboarding, while in summer they prefer to unwind and sunbathe; the most adventurous ones experiment with any kind of water sports on the Lost Lake Park's calm waters. For those who travel on a budget the best season to visit Whistler is autumn, when mountains are not yet covered by a thick blanket of snow and the peak season hasn't started yet, meaning that prices are still affordable and won't leave a hole in the pocket.
Some events throughout the year:
December - April:
Fire and Ice Show
June - August:
Whistler half Marathon
September - November
Whistler Film Festival
Whistler is located in the Pacific Time Zone and all times are reflected in Pacific Time.
The main public bus system is called the WAVE (Whistler And Valley Express). Children under five years of age ride for free. Buses accommodate skis, snowboards and bikes.
Whistler has two different taxi companies available 24/7.
-Whistler Resort Cabs
+1 604 938 1515
+1 604 932 3333
The post office branch in Whistler provides the following services: stamps, shipping, money orders, post office boxes, certain government forms.
Address: 4360 Lorimer Road, Whistler
Phone: +1 604 932 5012
4360 Lorimer Road 103, Whistler
+1 604 932 2303
Nesters Market & Pharmacy
7019 Nesters Road, Whistler
+1 604 932 3545
Country code: 1
Area code: 604
Electricity: 110 volts, same as the United States. The frequency of electrical current in Canada is 60 Hz. Adapters are required if visiting from foreign countries.