Get Inspired / Canada Canada: Highlights of Whistler Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Canada 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. SKIING OR SNOWBOARDING With over 200 ski runs within the area there is something to suit everyone from beginners, to intermediate to the advanced rider. HIKING 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. PEAK TO PEAK GONDOLA 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. GOLF Experience Whistler’s four championship courses - Whistler Golf Club, Nicklaus North, Château Whistler and Big Sky. Open summer months between May and September. EATING 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! CULTURE 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. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist A once in a lifetime polar bear experience Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Spin your adventure dial in Canada Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.