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Travel guide

Catch a ride from Vancouver and head over to the outside adventure playground of Whistler. Epic snow fall, pumping apres skis, mountainous scenery and a whole host of activities come snow or shine. Read on for Whistler travel inspiration no matter the season..

Things to do in Whistler

Not just a place for snow addicts to carve up some seriously good slopes, Whistler is ripe for adventure and entertainment year-round. From scrumptious post-hike feeds in local restaurants, summer paddles in turquoise lakes to a bar scene that satisfies the cocktail lover as well as those apres ski throwdowns. Whistler has got the lot!
Ski the slopes
Whistler Blackcomb is a worldwide fave amongst the skiing and snowbarding community. And so it should be. On both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain there are slopes for all ski levels. Once you're done tearing up the mountains, party in salopettes at one of the many apres ski bars.
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Take a Hike
Glaciers, iconic blue lakes and hills covered in wild flowers. Make the most of that crisp fresh air with a walk in Whistler's 50km worth of trails and appreciate getting back to nature. 
Raft it out
When summertime hits, ditch the ski's and grab a paddle for an adrenaline rush on the water. If you're looking for a more chilled experience, why not float on the river at dusk and soak up all that British Columbia beauty?
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Food & Drink
With all of Whistler's outdoor activities, you're going to need some serious refuelling! But it's not all poutine and maple syrup (although we wouldn't complain). Choose from juicy tacos at La Cantina, get your pie 'peaked' at Peaked Pies whislt sipping on locally crafted beer and wine. 

When is the best time to visit Whistler?

With a ski season stretching out for 200 days, there's a reason keen skiers and snowboarders flock here and find it damn hard to leave. The peak ski season however is December to March. April-July brings in warmer weather, ideal for hikes and camping under the stars. Sticking around in Autumn? Be sure to check out Whistler's popular festivals too.

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Tours and Activities in Whistler

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Discover Whistler | 3 days
Starting in Vancouver make the scenic drive along coastal mountain ranges  the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. Stop at Howe Sound, Shannon Falls and Stawamus Chief Rock. Enjoy a village tour of Whistler before checking in to your alpine resort. Check out the cultural museum or try water sports at one of the five lakes. Next morning, journey to British Columbia's Whistler’s rooftop for incredible views and trails.
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Wilderness Run Snowmobile | half day
Carve your way through the remote backcountry of the Callaghan Valley to our rustic cabin on Sproatt Mountain. Rugged BC Wilderness surrounds you while you ride through thickly forested trails and across frozen lakes. Discover awe-inspiring landscape experience the excitement and freedom of a truly Canadian backcountry adventure.
From £130
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Ziptrek Bear
Ziptrek Bear | Half day
Exhilarating and exciting, Ziptrek’s legendary bear tour features five ziplines; a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and forest trails; and showcases stunning views of Fitzsimmons Creek. No high-flying experience is required, making it perfect for first-time zippers!
From £91
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Sea to Sky | 2 days
See soaring coastal mountains and sweeping ocean vistas on the bus trip up to Whistler. Moose’s adventure tours from Vancouver to Whistler stop alongside dramatic waterfalls, deep green valleys and viewpoints of sharp glacial peaks. Get involved in all the adventure activities on offer like bungee jumping or zip-lining or take a scenic flight over the island spotted coastline & peaked mountain ranges.
From £58
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Our favourite Whistler Hotels

HI Whistler
HI Whistler
Located away from the centre and close to the hiking trails around Chekamus River, this hip hostel has modern facilities and once part of the Olympic Village. Communal kitchen, cafe and TV lounge. 
From £26ppn
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Listel Whistler
The Listel Hotel
At the base of Whistler, a short walk from the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, this simple and modern hotel makes trips into the mountains a breeze. With restaurant, sauna, outdoor jacuzzi and champagne lounge. 
From £63ppn
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AAVA Whistler Hotel
At the edge of Whistler village, just steps from the Gondolas. This upscale hotel features polished rooms and even GoPros for guests to use! As well as outdoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna and free bike rental.
From £48ppn
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