Located 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia and tucked into the spectacular Coast Mountains, lies the village of Whistler, site of the alpine, nordic and sliding events for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Whistler, a consistently number one rated ski resort, is also an exciting year-round destination.
Set among scenery that will leave you breathless, Whistler combines the charm of an alpine Village with the amenities of an urban centre. Enveloping Whistler's pedestrian-friendly Village is a wide range of accommodation, top-notch dining, shopping, spas, and galleries.
Both summer and winter provide a bevy of activities, whether your tastes run toward white-knuckled adventure or something a little more tame.
While best known for its downhill skiing and snowboarding, Whistler's winter playground is chock-full of excitement off the hills too. Try your hand at mushing a dog team or strap on snowshoes and explore the valley. More than 30 kilometres of trails, both trackset and groomed, await Nordic ski enthusiasts. Fire up a snowmobile and venture into the backcountry. Relax your aching muscles with a spa treatment.
In summer, snow-covered trails become world-reknowned mountain biking trails. Ride the Gondola to the top of Whistler mountain and wander through alpine meadows. Shoot 18 holes at a designer golf course. Sip a latte on a Village patio and watch the world go by. Cool down with a dip in a warm lake. Throw yourself off a bridge (bungee jumping, of course). Catch a flick or dance the night away at a local club.
Rev it up or wind it down. In Whistler, the possibilities are endless.
Highlights of the city include:
Whistler Mountain Trails
Whistler's Adventure Zone