Whistler (Canada)

Whistler Travel Guide and Trip Resources

Ruth Hartnup

Best ski resort in the world?

Whistler is a ski resort town in Canada's British Columbia
200+ slopes and 37 ski lifts
With great slopes, snow reliability, plenty of restaurants, bars and shops in town, has been labelled one of the best ski resorts in the world

2 hours north of Vancouver lies Whistler, a winter sports resort town that boasts the largest ski area in North America at 200+ trails and nearly 40 ski lifts. The slopes above town are found on both the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, which are connected by a gondola - dubbed the scariest ski lift in the world by some - and are both individually ascended from directly within town.

So what is skiing in Canada actually like? Well, we think it is excellent, especially if you travel with your family. It doesn't have quite the uppity attitude of some of the more exclusive European or American resorts, so if you want to combine your skiing with shopping for designer bags, you will probably want to head elsewhere. But if you do not fall into that category, and come here with your family or friends, then you will probably find Whistler to be the perfect destination. It is a town that is both lively and picturesque (especially when the Christmas lights go up), and with its restaurants, bars and spas it is overall a great place for families or groups to spend time in. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Whistler is a city in Canada's region of British Columbia. It has a population of 9,824, is situated at an altitude of 2201ft and the best airport to fly into is YVR (Vancouver International, Vancouver)
  • The currency used in Canada is the Canadian dollar (CAD)

Other cities in the region (British Columbia, Canada)

Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino

Whistler Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

34 37 45 54 61 68 75 75 68 52 39 32

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

6.9 4.1 3.9 3 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.9 2.2 6.1 7.6 6.1

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