Whistler

TRAVEL GUIDE TO WHISTLER

Whistler attracts over 2 million visitors per year, both for its world-class winter sports and for the endless adventure activities in summer! Hold onto your hats – there’s a lot to pack in to a quick trip to Whistler!

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Try extreme backpacking in Whistler! Go zip-lining in British Columbia’s temperate rainforest with spectacular views of the mountains!

Whistler lies 2 hours north of Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway, rated one of the best scenic drives in the world with views over Howe Sound & the Gulf Islands. Surrounded by lush forest & snow capped mountains, Whistler offers some of the best outdoor activities in British Columbia.

Whistler Village is a pedestraian only center surrounded by incredible mountain scenery

Whistler Village is a pedestrian-only center surrounded by incredible mountain scenery

Feel the adrenaline rush of zip-lining, bungee jumping or experience the No. 1 downhill bike park in the world with nearly 5,000 vertical feet of descending trails. Explore British Columbia’s natural scenery on foot with hiking trails to suit any fitness level and experience.

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Feels like you’re on the top of the world on the Whistler-Blackcomb mountains.

There’s plenty of extreme adventure opportunities available in Whistler – the only question is how many can you fit in and do you have the guts to jump?

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Face your fears and try one of Whistler’s extreme mountain sports to get the heart racing!!

Since hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics, the central pedestrian plaza in Whistler Village has become known for outdoor concerts & summer time festivals. Whistler Village also has great shopping and dining options as well as a pumping nightlife you wont want to miss.

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Lots to explore around the town center as well as the epic adventures in the forests and on the mountains.

Ride the world record breaking Peak to Peak Gondola soaring 436 m (1,427 ft) above the valley floor to connect the incredible high alpines of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. As well as incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks and the coastal rain forests, this is a great time to keep your eyes peeled for bears.

The coastal British Columbia forest are perfect habitat for spotting black bears

The coastal British Columbia forest are perfect habitat for spotting black bears

Whistler is home to a huge variety of native wildlife, including deer, bald eagles, black bears, ptarmigan birds, marmots, coyotes & a bounty of fish in the cascading rivers.

Whistler adventure highlights

  • Ride the world record breaking Peak to Peak Gondola
  • Explore some of Whistler’s best hiking trails
  • Bungee jump 50 meters (160ft) over a glacial river
  • Enjoy an extreme eco-tour while zip-lining through the lush forest
  • Grab a bicycle and choose downhill-extreme or scenic-paved trails
  • Explore Whistler Village, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Soak in the breath-taking scenery along the Sea to Sky Highway

Moose tours to Whistler:

  • Sea to Sky (2 days)
  • Big West
  • Pacific
  • Tomahawk

Accommodation in Whistler

Moose is proud to introduce our guests to the new purpose-built HI Whistler. This state-of-the-art hostel was built to house the athletes during the 2010 Winter Olympics and boasts clean, spacious rooms with fantastic hostel facilities. HI Whistler serves great food & drinks at Cheaky’s Cafe while offering free pool, a movie theater & outdoor seating to take in the surrounding vistas. Hosteling International are a favorite hostel throughout Canada, and their Whistler location is one of the best!