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Canada: Highlights of Whistler


Canada: Highlights of Whistler

story by: Inspire Canada & Alaska

As host for alpine and Nordic events at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler clearly has world class credentials for the quality of its skiing and snowboarding. Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have more than 200 marked trails between them – paradise for lovers of winter sports. However, this village is a destination for all seasons. When the snow has gone, out come the mountain-bikers to tackle the adrenaline pumping rides in North America’s largest bike park and golfers head for scenic championship courses. Try ziplining above the forest, hiking in the wilderness or take it gently and board a gondola or chairlift for panoramic views of glacier-topped mountains and alpine lakes. Whistler Village’s après ski scene matches its world-class ski runs and boasts a vast array of restaurants and boutiques, some specialising in First Nation art and jewellery.
    With over 200 ski runs within the area there is something to suit everyone from beginners, to intermediate to the advanced rider. 
    Catch the gondola up Whistler Mountain in summer for some amazing hiking trails and sightseeing from the peak. Pick up a trail map for some independent hiking or join a free mountain tour.
    Spanning 4.4km in length and joining the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain, the ride can be done in 11 minutes and is not for the faint hearted as it reaches 436 metres off the ground at its highest point.
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    Experience Whistler’s four championship courses - Whistler Golf Club, Nicklaus North, Château Whistler and Big Sky. Open summer months between May and September. 
    There are so many great restaurants and cafés in Whistler to suit any requirement or taste. If eating out is not the way for you to go, check out one of our hotels that have kitchen facilities. It’s a great way to save a little money!
    Squamish Lil Wat Cutural Centre in Whistler is dedicated to the history and culture of local First Nations showcasing traditional singers and dancers. You can spend
    a good day here - watch the artists weaving and carving, explore nature on the Cultural Forest Walk, visit the gift shop and taste indigenous food at the café. There are also outdoor exhibits and displays within the centre.

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