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Welcome to Whistler

With soaring peaks, icy plains, dense forests, and British Columbia's finest ski slopes, Whistler is an outdoor adventurer's haven. Those with a head for heights can ride the Sea to Sky or Peak 2 Peak gondolas, take to the treetops on a canopy walk or zipline, climb ""Via Ferrata,"" or even fly across the Salish Sea to Victoria. Back on terra firma, winding trails beneath ancient pines offer altogether more serene ways of enjoying the terrain—there's also snowmobile safaris, mountain bike tracks, and ATV experiences for those looking to keep up the pace.

Top 10 attractions in Whistler

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Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

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The biggest ski resort in North America and mountain host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains feature 8,171 acres (3,306 hectares) of terrain and over 200 trails. With lift-accessed mountain biking, hiking, and more in the spring, summer, and fall, Whistler-Blackcomb is a world-class resort year-round.More
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Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls

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Streaming a sheer 230 feet (70 meters) from a rock ledge, dramatic Brandywine Falls is a sight in any season. Lucky for visitors, a short trail and viewing platform make getting to the falls a breeze, and the they aren’t the only reason to visit this provincial park, which is home to jewel-like lakes, lush forests, and rare frogs.More
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Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls

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Tumbling 1,099 feet (335 meters) over granite framed by evergreen trees, Shannon Falls are a scenic highlight of the Sea-to-Sky Highway linking Vancouver to Pemberton. The hike to the falls from the parking lot is a beautiful way to get some fresh air and stretch your legs.More
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Peak 2 Peak Gondola

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

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Gliding along the world’s longest unsupported span, Whistler’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola connects two side-by-side mountains—Whistler and Blackcomb—and is the longest and highest continuous lift of its kind. The gondola was built for skiers, snowboarders, hikers, and sightseers alike to travel between the two internationally renowned snow- and sun-sport wonderlands. With incomparable views of the surrounding peaks, you’ll get some of the freshest mountain air and most spectacular vistas in all of British Columbia.More
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Sea to Sky Highway

Sea to Sky Highway

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Although Highway 99 technically runs from the US border through Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler to the Highway 97 Junction just north of Cache Creek, it’s the 77 miles (124 km) from Vancouver to Whistler that is commonly referred to as the Sea to Sky Highway.While it’s easy to whiz up the highway from Vancouver to Whistler in less than two hours, it’s also possible to spend days exploring all the see-it-to-believe-it landscapes along the route. Just after passing the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, the road begins to traverse a series of stunning landscapes: Porteau Cove and its beachfront campground on Howe Sound, the Britannia Mine Museum, the 1,100-foot (335-m) Shannon Falls, a towering granite dome known simply as the Chief, the outdoor-minded town of Squamish and a pinnacle of volcanic rock known as Black Tusk.For many, the fun truly begins when the Sea to Sky Highway reaches Whistler Village. As the basecamp for Whistler Blackcomb, it is home to North America’s best-known ski and snowboard resort, possibly the world’s most famous mountain bike park and enough entertainment, shopping and nightlife to suit any traveler.The highway does continue north to both Pemberton and Lillooet, two industry-led towns renowned for their nearby access to the Coastal and Chilcotin mountains, but after Pemberton the road is known as the Duffy Lakes Road rather than the Sea to Sky Highway.More
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Britannia Mine Museum

Britannia Mine Museum

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Once the British Empire’s biggest copper mine, the Britannia Mine’s tunnels, shafts, and structures are now preserved in an award-winning museum. Come to the Britannia Mine Museum to ride a train into a mine, pan for gold flakes, and learn about the lives of generations of miners who worked copper deposits at the edge of Howe Sound.More
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Garibaldi Provincial Park

Garibaldi Provincial Park

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British Columbia’s spectacular Coast Range is home to numerous glacier-covered peaks. Visitors to Garibaldi Provincial Park will find trails that lead to backcountry lakes, campgrounds, and forests that are near the towns of Squamish and Whistler. The most famous peak in the park is Black Tusk, a pinnacle of volcanic rock that juts skyward.More
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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center (SLCC)

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center (SLCC)

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Learn about the culture and heritage of the Squamish Nation and the Lil’wat Nation at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center (SLCC). Located in Whistler Village, this award-winning, immersive center showcases the art, history, and culture of both nations through exhibits, stories, arts, crafts, performances, films, and interactive activities.More
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Cheakamus River

Cheakamus River

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The Cheakamus River flows roughly parallel to the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Whistler and Vancouver, but its path is far different than the paved four-lane highway. Much of the river flows through Cheakamus Canyon, where plenty of exciting whitewater rapids and one sizeable waterfall make the river a popular rafting and kayaking route. None of the rapids are too challenging, so the trip is considered suitable for kids and parents alike.The river is also a favorite spot for local fisherman. Coho and Chum salmon swim upriver between September and December; Bull, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout fishing is strong from late autumn until early spring; and Steelhead season typically lasts from March until May.The Cheakamus River descends from Cheakamus Lake, located in Garibaldi Park and just behind Whistler Mountain. It’s only a 1.8-mile (3-km), one-hr hike from the trailhead near Whistler’s Function Junction to the lake, but it’s a very scenic trail that winds through old-growth forest before arriving at the emerald-colored lake. It’s an additional 2.5-mile (4-km) hike to the opposite end of the lake; however, the views improve every step of the way. There are backcountry tent sites right on the lakeshore, too, for hikers hoping to spend the night.More
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Green Lake

Green Lake

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Just north of Whistler Village, Green Lake—named for its vibrant emerald hue—is a popular recreation area for activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The glacier-fed lake, surrounded by mountains, makes for a great picnic spot too. It’s also a landing zone for seaplanes, which connect Whistler to Vancouver and Victoria.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Whistler

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Worth it
JenZin27, Mar 2020
Whistler Sightseeing Tour: Discover all of Whistler Year-Round!
They also gave some good recommendations of places to eat outside the village as well and carried discount vouchers to some of the other attractions.
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Great trip!
SparkyCuda, Sep 2019
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
Was a nice trip from the cruise ship to the mountain top, with the stops to visit the falls and along the Sea to Sky highway.
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Very nice trip
mitamaj, Aug 2019
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
We stopped at Horseshoe Bay, Shanon Falls and then to Whistler.
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Wonderful experience, breath taking...
SHIRLEY C, Oct 2017
Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver
Wonderful experience, breath taking views of the mountains and a good way to see experience Whistler if you don't want to take the time to drive.
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My son and I took a day off of...
Robert S, Jan 2016
Private Whistler Helicopter Tour + Mountain Landing
My son and I took a day off of skiing to see Whistler from the sky.
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What a way to see the beautiful...
Suzicl, Oct 2015
Whistler Superfly Ziplines
What a way to see the beautiful mountains of Whistler.
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The History and the stories of the characters and families who started Whistler.
Wendy_B, Oct 2020
Private Whistler Sightseeing Tour: Discover all of Whistler in Comfort!
We not only learned about the history of Whistler, but we got to see the entire area including Green Lake, Alta Lake, Nita Lake, Function Junction, Creekside, the Sliding Center and the Village, Ryan is a wonderful storyteller and he paints a picture of the characters that came together to create a world class recreational resort.
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Great outdoor activity while in Whistler!
Aurelia_T, Sep 2019
Fishing Adventure in Whistler
It was a great day trip, and I would love to return for ice fishing in the winter!
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Vancouver, Shannon Falls & Whistler, Sea Everything Tour
Frank_C, Aug 2019
Guided Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver, Shannon Falls and Whistler
The walk to get a closer look at dramatic Shannon Falls was perfect for stretching our legs.
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Brilliant!
butterworthy, Aug 2018
Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver
The highlight of my trip—and possibly my summer.
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Highly recommend this trip which we...
Pam S, Jul 2015
Whistler Flightseeing Tour with Alpine Lake Landing and Optional Lunch
Amazing to see the glaciers before we flew back over the mountains back to Green Lake.
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Whistler and snow
Connie_A, Oct 2019
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
Whistler was definitely worth it, but even with over 3 hours it wasn't enough time to see everything.
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Amazing!
Theresa R, Oct 2019
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
Shannon Falls was beautiful!
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Amazing view! Very well organized, a...
Beatriz, Apr 2017
Whistler Day Trip by Seaplane from Vancouver
The first pilot even pointed out for us to see some interesting locations, and he even pointed out a mountain goat!
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Whistler was breathtaking!
NicoleMatters, Jun 2019
Whistler Sightseeing Tour from Vancouver: See Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls
In saying that, the tour was great and Shannon Falls and Whistler were breathtaking.
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