Whistler is located in the Coast Mountains (not the Canadian Rockies) on the West Coast of Canada, just 40 kms inland from the Pacific Ocean. It's location creates a milder wetter climate compared to some of the higher resorts in the Canadian Rockies.
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Whistler is about two and a half hours from Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, and about five hours from Seattle, WA.
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains offer the highest lift-serviced vertical and the largest terrain of any ski area in North America. In December 2008, Whistler Blackcomb opened their PEAK-2-PEAK Gondola which connects both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. This PEAK-2-PEAK Gondola now links 8,171 acres of terrain into one continuous lift system allowing skiers and riders to maximise their day. Whistler Blackcomb was also part of the winter Vancouver 2010 Olympic games.
In additional to skiing and snowboarding in the winter time, other activities include snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, skating and NHL ice hockey tours.
In the summer time, tours and activities to choose from include hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, golf, tennis, in-line skating and sailing.
Whistler is a pedestrian-only Village and with it's free village shuttle, getting around is a breeze. Whistler has more than 200 stores for shopping, spa therapies, and luxurious hotels and accommodations providing everything you would need.
Whistler can be easily included in your Rocky Mountain Holiday itinerary as there are many ways to get there including the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper and the Whistler Mountaineer to and from North Vancouver. Whistler is also accessible by regular scheduled bus services and private tours.