Home to one of North America’s top-rated ski resorts, Whistler saw its popularity soar when it co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics with Vancouver. This picturesque British Columbia mountain town of 12,000 attracts visitors year-round with a combination of thrilling outdoor activities and relaxing options in Whistler Village. Whistler Blackcomb offers more than 8,000 acres of skiable terrain with close to 40 lifts and 200 runs. For a breathtaking bird’s-eye perspective, travel between the two mountains on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola or go for a daring stroll on the 2018-opened Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk. Take biathlon lessons at the Whistler Olympic Park or a bobsleigh ride at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Snowboarding, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, tubing, heli-skiing, and cat- skiing are among the other winter thrills.
In the summer, bear-watching, hiking, zip-lining, ATV tours, mountain biking, golfing, axe-throwing, and rock-climbing are just some of Whistler’s most in-demand activities. Year-round, relax in outdoor baths at the Scandinave Spa or immerse yourself in local native art, food, and legends at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Dozens of Whistler Village restaurants serve West Coast cuisine and international dishes for every palate, while cocktail bars and brewpubs enhance the nightlife.