Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler is a Canadian resort town in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in the province of British Columbia, Canada, approximately 125 kilometres (78 mi) north of Vancouver. It boasts the largest ski area in North America and is a popular winter snow-skiing and outdoor sports destination.

Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort consistently ranks as one of the top three ski destinations in North America. The variety of terrain is huge — ranging from beginner areas to chutes and trees and groomed cruising runs to alpine bowls heaped with powder after a fresh snow fall. On the freestyle side of things, it has four terrain parks, a snow cross track and a superpipe.

Outdoor adventure activities are popular throughout the Whistler-Blackcomb area. Activities include hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, ATV (all terrain vehicle) tours, snowmobiling, dog sledding and mountain biking.

Things to See & Do

* Whistler & Blackcomb Gondolas
* Snow sports
* Alpine hiking
* Lost Lake Park
* Outdoor adventure activities

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English
Land Area – 161.72 km²
Population – 10,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1

Transport Links – Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the nearest major airport; from there, you can rent a car, take a bus or book one of the Whistler shuttles.

Bus services from Vancouver to Whistler are provided by Greyhound, Pacific Coach Lines and Snowbus.

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