Travel to Whistler, Canada

Travel to Whistler, Canada
Whistler is a mountain town in British Columbia with a ski resort complex based around Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains. The scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway 99 is the only major road passing through Whistler. The town is far from being remote due to its year-round appeal to tourists seeking action.

Scenic Travel

The Whistler Mountaineer offers passenger rail service between Vancouver and Whistler. The 3-hour, one-way trip crosses river gorges and hugs cliffs to give some scenic photo opportunities.

Summer Skiing

Snow skiing is possible during the summer on Blackcomb Mountain's Horstman Glacier. Intermediate to advanced level skiers can ski at private or public camps.

Hiking

The alpine hiking trails of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains range from beginner's to advanced levels of difficulty. The Overlord Trail interconnects all Blackcomb trails to some in Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Biking

Whistler Mountain Bike Park, accessed by ski lift, has three skill centers and a trail network that descends the 3,900-foot vertical drop to the valley. Touring cyclists may bike the 22-mile paved Valley Trail.

Golf

Whistler has four championship golf courses, two of which were designed by pros Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

Winter Sports

More than 200 groomed trails, 17 alpine bowls, three cross-country ski areas and six terrain parks combine to make Whistler a top destination for snow sport enthusiasts.

Article Written By Sandra Petersen

For almost four years, Sandra Petersen has written fiction stories and non-fiction articles for sites like FaithWriters, Associated Content, Helium, Textbroker, and Triond as well as Demand Studios. Petersen attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior and earned her Bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in music education.

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