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Whistler Travel Guide

Eric Berger/Tourism Whistler

Snow-capped peaks and powdered steeps; sparkling lakes and emerald green golf courses; challenging hiking trails and inviting restaurants — Whistler's offerings suit every season. However, its most popular attraction remains as Whistler Blackcomb Mountain, and why wouldn't it? The massive resort spans more than 8,100 acres of land, sees nearly 40 feet of snowfall annually and boasts some of the most active après-ski spots in North America. The entire town, which sits ... continue» Read More

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When to Visit Whistler

The best times to visit Whistler are June through September and December through March. The mountains see peak skiing conditions from December to February, and March brings warmer temperatures but still offers good snow. In June and July, Blackcomb Mountain reopens for glacier skiing while the rest of Whistler acts as a home base for hikers and campers. Meanwhile, the fall months usher in plenty of popular festivals. April and May bring moderate temperatures, making these months ideal for outdoorsy activities like bungee jumping and biking.

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Getting Around Whistler

The best way to get around Whistler is on foot. Depending on what you want to see and what accommodations you secure, you should be able to get by just walking. Or, you can take the complimentary shuttle buses from Whistler Village, which transport visitors to Lost Lake Park and the Marketplace in town. Meanwhile, having a car will allow you the freedom to explore top attractions a little further from the heart of Whistler (like the Olympic Park and Alexander Falls) without having to spend a lot of cash on a cab, but parking can be tricky and sometimes expensive. Whistler also has a small public transit system that consists of eight bus lines, but only a few of the routes will be convenient for tourists.

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