Whistler, British Columbia, is a Canadian resort town in the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains, approximately 125 km north of Vancouver. It s the site of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Whistler is a charming alpine village situated among the Coast Mountains.


People visit Whistler primarily for its world-famous alpine skiing and mountain biking at Whistler-Blackcomb. Regardless of season, the landscape around Whistler is its main attraction. When the snow disappears, the area opens up for walking and mountain-biking, with an almost endless variety of tracks and trails heading off from the Village – some of the best ones pass the three major lakes nearby (Lost, Green and Alta).

The Gondola is also still operating out of skiing season, and although the mountains aren’t nearly as attractive stripping of their white lining, the views from the top are well worth seeing, and a number of hilarious descents can be taken if you opt to ride the chair lift all the way to the peak.

The whole area is walkable, as Whistler and Blackcomb Villages are adjacent and relatively small. A short walk out of the Village to the Upper Village, a variety of activities lie at the foot of Blackcomb mountain.

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