Located 75 miles north of Vancouver, the town of Whistler is truly a vacation spot you can enjoy all year round. With thousands of acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain, the most popular time to visit here is winter. However, don’t count yourself out of the summer experience.
We’ve listed a few of the many activities and reasons why Whistler should be your next vacation spot.

Snow Sports

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As previously mentioned, Whistler is known for its winter activities and is one of the most popular ski destinations in the world. Offering hundreds of trails for skiing and snowboarding and some of the best ski lodges and on-mountain restaurants, if you love to ski you should definitely head here.
However, Whistler is also home to ice fishing, ice climbing, winter ziplining, ice skating, dog-sledding, and more! So if skiing and snowboarding aren’t quite your thing, no worries. Whistler definitely has something you can enjoy in the winter months.

Summer Activities

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When the months start to get warmer and the snow begins to melt Whistler doesn’t shut down. The town also thrives in the warmer months with just as much to offer. With rock climbing, hiking trails, all-terrain driving, kayaking, white water rafting, and more to offer this town is pretty impressive when it comes to things to do.
Whistler also has the Peak to Peak Gondola which holds the world record as the highest lift of its kind in the world. This gondola gives you a 360-degree view of glaciers, volcanoes, and coastal rainforests.



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This activity can be done all year round and can offer many amazing views even from your hotel window. Many views can be found while performing other certain activities such as zip-lining, hiking, or kayaking. You can also be sure to see tons of wildlife while sightseeing throughout Whistler.

Cozy Village

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At the base of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, you will find a European-style village that is home to more than 150 dining options and locally owned stores. This area of town is designated for pedestrian-only allowing you to freely explore the streets without needing to worry about the vehicle traffic.


Whistler also doesn’t lack in the entertainment department. You can typically find live music on any given day of the week here while major concerts and events typically occur on the holidays and weekends, as well. There are also festivals and shows of all sorts almost every weekend such as the free Fire and Ice show every Sunday during the winter season.
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