Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round two-mountain resort and the perfect destination for a day trip from Vancouver. Located at the end of the spectacular Sea-2-Sky highway along the beautiful Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, and is just two hours north of Vancouver. There are so many things to do in Whistler, and plenty of fun things to do in Whistler with kids!
The journey itself is a visual sensation with spectacular ocean views and snow capped mountains. Don’t worry about transportation, there are several ways to get from Vancouver to Whistler.
Travel by bus from Whistler to Vancouver, along the Sea 2 Sky highway with scenic stops along the way including Shannon Falls, Canada’s 3rd highest waterfalls. More about bus Vancouver Whistler here…
Or you can enjoy the unique view from the window of the Rocky Mountaineer, the famous train from Vancouver to Whistler. Rocky Mountain train tours operate from May 18 to September 26, Thursdays through Mondays. More information about the Whistler train ride here…
In fact, the optimum Whistler travel experience is on board the famous Rocky Mountaineer – the luxury train to Whistler Canada. You ride through scenic Howe Sound and past the snow-capped peaks of the Tantalus Mountains before arriving in Whistler. Return to Vancouver by Whistler seaplane and witness the natural beauty from the air. This option cuts your return voyage in half – extra time to spend in Whistler! More information about the Whistler seaplane here…
Whistler features two majestic mountains, epic skiing, championship golf courses, over 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars, hiking trails, spas and a mountain bike park.
Whistler’s latest attraction is the Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola, an engineering marvel that links Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains together at their peaks.
Enjoy the stunning views from 400 m (1,200 ft) above the valley floor while travelling on the Whistler gondola for 3 km (2 miles) along the longest unsupported lift span in the world. Allow three hours for the round trip. Click here for trip information about the Whistler peak 2 peak gondola.
Looking for adventurous things to do in Whistler in summer? Experience the adrenaline rush of a Whistler zip line ride through the canopy of the rainforest! Or experience the thrill of a river-rafting trip down the mountain streams. Allow 6 hours. More details about the Whistler ziplining experience.
If you are returning to Vancouver by floatplane – at 5:00 pm a shuttle service will bring you to Green Lake, where you’ll depart on a seaplane flight. You’ll enjoy a spectacular birds eye view of the mountains and ocean inlet and will be back at your Vancouver hotel before 7 pm.