No.34 | Whistler | British Columbia | Canada

Whistler | British Columbia | Canada

Whistler, BC, Canada by Thom Quine

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Whistler Sea to Sky Climb

This spectacular morning rail journey takes you from Vancouver to Whistler, Canada’s premier alpine playground. Return to Vancouver on a round trip, or stay in Whistler and spend a few days choosing from the wide range of activities on offer. Upgrade to the Whistler Dome service for the ultimate experience.

Rail journey overview

  • Depart Vancouver at 8.30am
  • Three hour journey to Whistler
  • Early morning views of downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park
  • Travel along the eastern shores of Howe Sound
  • Spot Shannon Falls
  • Cross Brandywine Falls
  • Optional return to Vancouver at 3pm


Year-Round Outdoor Activities at Whistler

Author: Dan Wallace

In a valley, nestled in the coastal mountains of British Columbia and only hours away from Vancouver and Seattle Washington, lies a tiny village that is the heart of a ski resort called Whistler Blackcomb. Whistler is the jewel in British Columbia’s crown, firmly established as one of the top ski destinations and now attaining a reputation as an outdoor lover’s paradise for its incredible mountain biking, golfing hiking and fishing. The recognition for this beautiful corner of Canada was confirmed with the announcement of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Whistler is unique, not only for the amazing array of activity to keep all people occupied from the start of the day to the end, but for the quality of the activities. Offering 1 world class golf course is good enough for most resorts. Whistler offers 5 world class golf courses all within easy reach of the village.

Again, many destinations offering mountain biking would be proud of a course deemed world class but Whistler again offers several regularly featured in magazines and on TV for their outstanding design and layout.

As for hiking, people with one of the largest countries in the world at your doorstep and hundreds of acres of mountains, woods, rivers and waterfalls to explore it is easy to see why Whistler has an excellent reputation for hiking.

Its reputation precedes it – for the fifth time, one of America’s most prominent ski magazines, Skiing magazine, has named Whistler the Number One Ski Resort in North America. The Daily Telegraph (UK) ranked Whistler ‘Best Ski Resort in the World’ in 2003. Ski magazine voted Whistler the 2nd best resort and TransWorld SNOWboarding rated Whistler the best resort.

And then there is the choice of accommodation for the thousands of guests visiting the area each year. Luxury chalets abound as guests can snap up 4 bedroom Whistler properties for as little as $250 CAD per night – often as little as $30 CAD per person per night. Arguably amongst the best value accommodation in the world.

Today, people come from all over the world to experience world class skiing and snowboarding in the Winter, and golf, hiking and mountain biking in the Summer. Whistler is unique in offering such a diverse range of activities, of such a world class standard. Luckily for the millions of visitors Whistler receives each year there is plenty to choose from when it comes to accommodation In Whistler. Luxury whistler chalets are prevalent for those who desire more comfort after a days skiing. Many of these Whistler properties are ski in/ski out offering the best in convenience and luxury in Whistler.

Whistler is moving toward becoming a sustainable resort community. A blueprint for future development, entitled “Whistler 2020″, has been produced by the Resort Municipality of Whistler, in conjunction with extensive public consultation and involvement. Principles behind Whistler 2020 are based on “The Natural Step,” a scientific framework of sustainable development. Since its publication in 2005, the plan has been endorsed by residents, the municipality and the business community alike.

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