Travel Tips To Whistler

How to Get to Whistler     How to Get Around Whistler     Things to Keep in Mind


How to Get to Whistler:

By Car
Venture to Whistler by the Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99), which is a beautiful but windy road. The highway was upgraded and widened prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics and offers beautiful views across Howe Sound. Remember to take care when driving, and ensure winter tires have been installed on your vehicle if you are travelling between 1 October – 31 March.

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By Air
Vancouver International Airport is the closest major airport to Whistler. Once you land, you can rent a car, take a bus, or book one a Whistler shuttle. Or you can book a flight with Harbour Air Seaplanes for a unique travelling experience.

If you’re coming from the United States, it may be cheaper to fly domestically to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or Bellingham International Airport and taking a bus across the border.

By Bus
Greyhound Canada – (800) 661-8748
Pacific Coach Lines – (888) 403-4727
Snowbus – (604) 331-7850

By Shuttle
Epicrides.ca
RideBooker.com

 


How to Get Around Whistler:

Undoubtedly, the easiest way to get around most of Whistler is by foot. Whistler Village and the Upper Village have mostly pedestrian walkways. There is also an extensive system of trails that links Whistler Village and the Upper Village to many parks, golf courses, and more in other parts of the valley. Other ways to get around Whistler –

By Bike
During the summer months, there are many bike rental places you can go to if you want to bike around Whistler. There is a valley trail that connects to almost all of the areas within and around Whistler.

Arbutus Routes – (604) 935-7566
Cross Country Connection – (604) 905-0071
Evolution Whistler – (604) 932-2967
Fanatyk Co Ski & Cycle – (604) 938-9455
Fineline Bike Shop – (604) 935-3463
Whistler Village Sports – (604) 932-3327

By Bus
Whistler’s public transit system is operated by BC Transit and runs from 5:30AM to 3:00AM all year. Free ride from Whistler Village to Upper Village & Village North. Travel outside of Upper Village & Village North has a flat fare of $2.50/adult and $1.50 for seniors (65 and older) and students up to grade 12.

For more information about the public transit system, go here.

By Taxi
Whistler Taxi – (604) 932-3333
Whistler Resort Cabs (604) 938-1515


Things to Keep in Mind When You’re…

Packing
If you’re visiting in the summer, temperatures are warm (mid-to high 70s), so make sure to bring your summer clothes. However, weather can cool down to the 60s, so it may be good to pack a jacket.

For the winter, make sure to pack some warm but thin lycra pants, polypropylene shirt, and fleece vests if you’re planning on hitting the slopes. These clothes are good for staying warm even when you get wet from the snow.

Shopping
Make sure to know the exchange rate (if you’re arriving from outside of Canada) and setting limits can prevent you from overspending.

Going on an Adventure
Don’t go out of bounds when exploring Whistler/Blackcomb mountains, whether it’s on foot, by bike, or by ski/snowboard. Never ride on the mountain alone.

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