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Welcome to Whistler

With soaring peaks, icy plains, dense forests, and British Columbia's finest ski slopes, Whistler is an outdoor adventurer's haven. Those with a head for heights can ride the Sea to Sky or Peak 2 Peak gondolas, take to the treetops on a canopy walk or zipline, climb ""Via Ferrata,"" or even fly across the Salish Sea to Victoria. Back on terra firma, winding trails beneath ancient pines offer altogether more serene ways of enjoying the terrain—there's also snowmobile safaris, mountain bike tracks, and ATV experiences for those looking to keep up the pace.

Top 15 attractions in Whistler

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Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

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The biggest ski resort in North America and mountain host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains feature 8,171 acres (3,306 hectares) of terrain and over 200 trails. With lift-accessed mountain biking, hiking, and more in the spring, summer, and fall, Whistler-Blackcomb is a world-class resort year-round.More
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Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls

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Tumbling 1,099 feet (335 meters) over granite framed by evergreen trees, Shannon Falls are a scenic highlight of the Sea-to-Sky Highway linking Vancouver to Pemberton. The hike to the falls from the parking lot is a beautiful way to get some fresh air and stretch your legs.More
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Britannia Mine Museum

Britannia Mine Museum

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Once the British Empire’s biggest copper mine, the Britannia Mine’s tunnels, shafts, and structures are now preserved in an award-winning museum. Come to the Britannia Mine Museum to ride a train into a mine, pan for gold flakes, and learn about the lives of generations of miners who worked copper deposits at the edge of Howe Sound.More
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Sea to Sky Highway

Sea to Sky Highway

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This scenic stretch of British Columbia’s Highway 99 extends from Horseshoe Bay to Pemberton, an 83-mile (134-kilometer journey past Howe Sound, Squamish, and Whistler’s rugged peaks. It’s not just a pretty drive; with so many stops along the way you could spend a week exploring hiking trails, towering waterfalls, and the region’s First Nations cultures.More
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Peak 2 Peak Gondola

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

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Gliding along the world’s longest unsupported span, Whistler’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola connects two side-by-side mountains—Whistler and Blackcomb—and is the longest and highest continuous lift of its kind. The gondola was built for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, and sightseers alike to travel between the two internationally renowned snow- and sun-sport wonderlands. With incomparable views of the surrounding peaks, you’ll get some of the freshest mountain air and most spectacular vistas in all of British Columbia.More
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Cheakamus River

Cheakamus River

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The turquoise-hued Cheakamus River—a popular spot for fishing and white-water rafting—runs alongside the Sea to Sky Highway. Beginning in Garibaldi Provincial Park, it flows for more than 40 miles (65 kilometers, rushing through swirling rapids as it narrows into the Cheakamus Canyon before joining the Squamish River at Cheekye.More
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Garibaldi Provincial Park

Garibaldi Provincial Park

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British Columbia’s spectacular Coast Range is home to numerous glacier-covered peaks. Visitors to Garibaldi Provincial Park will find trails that lead to backcountry lakes, campgrounds, and forests that are near the towns of Squamish and Whistler. The most famous peak in the park is Black Tusk, a pinnacle of volcanic rock that juts skyward.More
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Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls

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Streaming a sheer 230 feet (70 meters) from a rock ledge, dramatic Brandywine Falls is a sight in any season. Lucky for visitors, a short trail and viewing platform make getting to the falls a breeze, and the they aren’t the only reason to visit this provincial park, which is home to jewel-like lakes, lush forests, and rare frogs.More
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Squamish Adventure Centre

Squamish Adventure Centre

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With its Douglas fir features and a curved roof that resembles a bald eagle in flight, the striking design of the Squamish Adventure Centre references its surroundings. The center is a hub for visitors to the area, offering information on outdoor activities in Squamish and views of the imposing granite dome of the Stawamus Chief.More
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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center (SLCC)

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center (SLCC)

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Learn about the culture and heritage of the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center (SLCC). Located in Whistler Village, this award-winning, immersive center showcases the art, history, and culture of both nations through exhibits, stories, arts, crafts, performances, films, and interactive activities.More
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Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Whistler Mountain Bike Park

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Considered by many to be the best mountain bike park in the world, Whistler Mountain Bike Park features over 60 trails covering 124 miles (200 kilometers) and nearly 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) of lift-serviced vertical. With four separate zones and five skills centers, there’s something for mountain bike riders of every ability level.More
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Green Lake

Green Lake

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Just north of Whistler Village, Green Lake—named for its vibrant emerald hue—is a popular recreation area for activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The glacier-fed lake, surrounded by mountains, makes for a great picnic spot too. It’s also a landing zone for seaplanes, which connect Whistler to Vancouver and Victoria.More
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Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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Nestled at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village at Whistler, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler offers ski-in ski-out access to the slopes in the winter and an on-site championship golf course in the summer. A favorite of celebrities, this luxury hotel has 528 rooms, fine dining, and a full range of amenities.More
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Alexander Falls

Alexander Falls

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A fine mist sprays from this triple-tiered waterfall on Madeley Creek, which drops from a total height of 141 feet (43 meters. At the top of the falls, a viewing platform with picnic tables overlooks the cascade as it tumbles over a rocky, forest-surrounded ledge. Wildlife—most commonly bears—can often be spotted in the area.More
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Fitzsimmons Creek

Fitzsimmons Creek

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Originating in Garibaldi Provincial Park, this glacier-fed creek courses through the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, where it’s visible from the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. The creek then flows between Whistler Village and Upper Village, tumbling alongside Rebagliati Park before emptying into the aquamarine-hued Green Lake.More

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Top activities in Whistler

Zipline Adventure in Whistler

Zipline Adventure in Whistler

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Whistler ATV Bushwacker Tour

Whistler ATV Bushwacker Tour

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Whistler Sasquatch® Zipline

Whistler Sasquatch® Zipline

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Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver
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eBike Adventure in Whistler

eBike Adventure in Whistler

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Whistler Whitewater Rafting
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Whistler Whitewater Rafting

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Glacier Sightseeing Experience by Floatplane from Whistler
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Whistler Odyssey Tour: Off-Road Buggy Adventure

Whistler Odyssey Tour: Off-Road Buggy Adventure

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Whistler Sky Walk

Whistler Sky Walk

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Whistler Superfly Ziplines
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Whistler Superfly Ziplines

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Mountain Explorer ATV Tour

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Fishing Adventure in Whistler
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Fishing Adventure in Whistler

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Call of the Wild ATV Tour
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Blackcomb Glacier Safari by 4x4

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Recent reviews from experiences in Whistler

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Great fun on e bikes
Simon_C, Aug 2022
eBike Adventure in Whistler
We got to see lots of Whistler and saw 3 of the 5 lakes.
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Day out to whistler.
Saron_D, Jul 2022
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
Whistler was great to see in the summer.
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Fun Afternoon in Whistler on E Bikes
Suzanne_F, Jul 2022
eBike Adventure in Whistler
We got to see 3 of the 5 lakes around Whistler.
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Highly recommendable experience
FEDERICO_C, Jul 2022
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
Whistler and Shannon Falls were spectacular, Christina, our driver was great and the whole experience was fun.
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Whistler overview in 3 hours
Frank_L, Jun 2022
Whistler Sightseeing Tour: Discover all of Whistler Year-Round!
Loved the 3 hour tour of Whistler- Ryan was very knowledgeable about the history of Whistler and surrounding areas, including the different cultures and year round activities.
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Chi Chi Group to Whistler
Jody, Jul 2022
Guided Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver, Shannon Falls and Whistler
The pit stops to Shannon Falls, Porteau Cove, and the fresh water glacier view point was a bonus.
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Worth it
JenZin27, Mar 2020
Whistler Sightseeing Tour: Discover all of Whistler Year-Round!
They also gave some good recommendations of places to eat outside the village as well and carried discount vouchers to some of the other attractions.
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Wonderful experience, breath taking...
SHIRLEY C, Oct 2017
Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver
Wonderful experience, breath taking views of the mountains and a good way to see experience Whistler if you don't want to take the time to drive.
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My son and I took a day off of...
Robert S, Jan 2016
Private Whistler Helicopter Tour + Mountain Landing
My son and I took a day off of skiing to see Whistler from the sky.
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What a way to see the beautiful...
Suzicl, Oct 2015
Whistler Superfly Ziplines
What a way to see the beautiful mountains of Whistler.
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A perfect day trip.
Lowri_W, Jun 2022
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
and I'll never forget seeing Shannon Falls.
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The History and the stories of the characters and families who started Whistler.
Wendy_B, Oct 2020
Private Whistler Sightseeing Tour: Discover all of Whistler in Comfort!
We not only learned about the history of Whistler, but we got to see the entire area including Green Lake, Alta Lake, Nita Lake, Function Junction, Creekside, the Sliding Center and the Village, Ryan is a wonderful storyteller and he paints a picture of the characters that came together to create a world class recreational resort.
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Great outdoor activity while in Whistler!
Aurelia_T, Sep 2019
Fishing Adventure in Whistler
It was a great day trip, and I would love to return for ice fishing in the winter!
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Vancouver, Shannon Falls & Whistler, Sea Everything Tour
Frank_C, Aug 2019
Guided Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver, Shannon Falls and Whistler
The walk to get a closer look at dramatic Shannon Falls was perfect for stretching our legs.
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Brilliant!
butterworthy, Aug 2018
Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver
The highlight of my trip—and possibly my summer.
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Good trip
Lee_B, Oct 2021
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
Stopped and saw two waterfalls for great pictures and plenty of time to walk around and grab a bite to eat in whistler itself.
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E-bike Adventure…Simply Amazing!
Heather_L, Sep 2021
eBike Adventure in Whistler
This adventure was the highlight of our summer-end vacation.
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Great trip!
SparkyCuda, Sep 2019
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
Was a nice trip from the cruise ship to the mountain top, with the stops to visit the falls and along the Sea to Sky highway.
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Very nice trip
mitamaj, Aug 2019
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
We stopped at Horseshoe Bay, Shanon Falls and then to Whistler.
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Beatriz, Apr 2017
Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver
The first pilot even pointed out for us to see some interesting locations, and he even pointed out a mountain goat!
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What can you do on a day trip to Whistler?

Many travelers plan a day trip to Whistler from Vancouver. On a single day, travelers can take in the scenery, shop in the village, ride the gondola, or hike to see a waterfall. In winter, Whistler is known for skiing, while summer brings mountain biking and swimming.

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What is there to do in Whistler in the summer?

Whistler in summer is all about outdoor activities. Go for a scenic drive, ride the gondola for mountain views, or hike to see a waterfall. Other fun things to do include swimming at a watering hole, renting a bike for a ride, or connecting with nature on a camping trip.

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How many days should I stay in Whistler?

Some travelers spend a single day in Whistler, and a day trip provides a good introduction to the natural beauty of the area. But Whistler has more to offer and can easily entertain tourists for two, three days, or longer with its plentiful outdoor activities and landmarks such as Brandywine Falls.

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What to do in Whistler if you're not skiing?

Whistler offers plenty to do if you’re not skiing. In winter, visitors shop in the village, ride the gondola for mountain views, and indulge in the local spa scene. Other local landmarks worth checking out include the Audain Art Museum and the Whistler Museum.

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Is Whistler a party town?

Yes. Whistler has a reputation for nightlife. It is known for a lively après-ski culture in winter and vibrant nightlife in summer. Any time of year, happy hour is popular with visitors, though there are also bars and venues for live music and dancing as the night goes on.

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What is there to do in Whistler without a car?

Whistler offers several things to do if you don't have a car. Go shopping at boutiques in the village, indulge in the local spa scene, or check out landmarks such as the Audain Art Museum. Free transit shuttles offer connections to ski lifts and popular parks.

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