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Whistler Holidays & Ski Resorts

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Nestled in the Coast Mountains, Whistler BC (British Columbia) is Canada’s favourite year-round destination. Consistently ranked as the number one mountain resort in North America, Whistler resorts offer an escape into nature and a unique, relaxed mountain lifestyle. Be warned; once you arrive, it is going to be very hard to leave.

The dramatic landscapes of Whistler’s surroundings are famous across the world; two side by side mountains providing access to stunning alpine terrain. A vibrant base village leads to kilometres of hiking and biking trails, meadows full of brightly coloured wildflowers and lush forestry. Welcome to paradise – soar to the skies on board the world-famous gondola to really appreciate the stunning scenery you have found yourself in.

If you are looking for a destination that offers adventures to challenge and move you, look no further than Whistler BC. Home to the best skiing in Western Canada, it is natural that thousands of people visit every year in search of the promised powdered slopes. The village is home to countless sports that will allow you to make the most of the colder weather, from ice-climbing to winter zip-lining, dog sledging to snowboarding. Keep your eyes peeled for the forest-dwelling black bears as you explore the terrain.

If you visit outside of ski season, Whistler will still be waiting to welcome you with open arms. The quaint pedestrian village is anything but quiet. With four award-winning golf courses, world-class shopping, lively bars and an ever-growing number of original events and festivals, you will never be short of something to do.

As well as adventure, Whistler provides rest and relaxation to those with a deep appreciation for the finer things in life. Stay in the most deluxe 5-star hotels - such as the Fairmont Chateau Whistler or the Four Seasons Resort Hotel - and make use of the luxurious services on offer. Après-ski is a way of life here, so enjoy decadent fine-dining with mountain vistas and the finest champagne after a long day on the slopes. Whether you want to get up close to the landscape or you simply want to relax and soak up the scenery, Whistler can provide everything you’re looking for and more.

Is it time for you to dive in and discover Whistler for yourself? Plan your trip with our Canada Specialists and enjoy your own personal advisor, plus our low deposits and flexible holiday payment plans. We will be delighted to tailor-make an itinerary that suits your exact requirements.

Get in touch today – your holiday to Whistler can be just around the corner.

5 Places to Visit

Whistler Blackcomb - Widely considered North America’s number 1 ski resort, Whistler Blackomb is home to two mountains with a generous amount of slopes with varying difficulty. In the summer, adventure-seekers will also find ziplines, helicopter sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola - Experience a birds-eye view of Whistler Village, mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers and forests from this record-breaking lift. While at the top of the peak you can also experience some alpine dining – including a BBQ!
Lost Lake - This serene lake is located within walking distance of Whistler Village and is a popular location for visitors looking for hiking trails. The Lost Lake Nature Trail is located close to the creek and is easy to follow (while offering splendid views of the water). Even the trail enters a gravelly area and begins to slowly climb uphill.
Biking - The Whistler Mountain Bike Park draws mountain bikers from across the world every year. All levels and abilities are catered for with three mountain zones, green trails, technical double blacks and jump trails.
Golfing - If you’re a keen golfer, Whistler doesn’t disappoint either. The town is home to four championship golf courses, all framed by the striking British Columbia landscape. A typical season runs from late April or early May until mid-October.

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Bear Viewing

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains support a population of up to 50 black bears that have adapted to feeding, mating, and hibernating amongst ski area habitats. In this area are also other wildlife such as Coastal Mountain blacktailed deer, coyote, ruffed grouse, red-tailed hawks, barred and great horned owls, and western hoary marmots. Riding in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle, you are lead through a maze of ski area roads that traverse the area’s diverse forests, meadows, and stream environments. Take short walks to bear feeding sites, daybeds, rub trees, and old growth trees where bears have hibernated during the winter.

TreeTrek Canopy Walk

Journey high among the treetops on a spectacular network of suspension bridges, suspended stairways, boardwalks and trails on our TreeTrek Canopy Walk. You’ll explore the magnificent old-growth rainforest and enjoy stunning vistas on this unique adventure. Perfect for all ages with no ziplining required.

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is a world-class attraction located in Whistler showcasing the distinct cultures of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations, two First Nations (Aboriginal) peoples of British Columbia. This extraordinary experience will include colourful indigenous art — seen nowhere else, historical and contemporary exhibits, textiles, cedar carvings, priceless collections, song, dance, traditional food, live artist demonstrations, interactive programs and an exploratory outdoor component. The Cultural Centre offers guests of all ages an authentic and fascinating resort activity that is not to be missed. This magnificent 3-storey, 30,400 square foot venue houses a Great Hall, Class-A Museum, 80 seat Theatre, 1200 square foot Gift Shop and a Café. The Squamish and Lil’wat people of British Columbia invite you to witness the richness of their worlds. Situated on six forested acres in Whistler’s upper village, the Centre is easy walking distance from all Whistler Village hotels, restaurants and shops. The SLCC is a shared legacy project of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

When to Visit ....
  • May
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  • Oct
  • Currency Canadian Dollar ($)
  • Travel Time 12 hours
  • Language English
  • Documents Required Passport & Visas
  • Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.