The twin peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb are one of the largest ski and snowboard resorts in North America, and just 120 kilometers north of Vancouver.
The mountain offers quite the winter playground with over 200 marked trails. Ski season runs from November through May and lift tickets can be booked in advance to save on the peak price. Alternatively, visit the mountains in off-season for excellent hiking and mountain biking.
Creekbread Wood-fired pizza.
COWS Whistler Amazing ice cream… treat yourself!
Earl’s Kitchen American-style bar with food. Go for happy hour.
Nagomi Sushi Good sushi in a cozy Japanese restaurant. Convenient if you are staying in the upper village.
The Fitzsimmons Pub Neighborhood bar with craft beers and board games.
Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill Après-ski bar with an outdoor patio.
Merlins Bar & Grill Après-ski bar at the base of Blackcomb.
Ski, snowboard, hike, etc. The mountains have it all! The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola allows easy access between Whistler and Blackcomb.
High Note Trail Take the Whistler Gondola and Peak Chairlift to the trailhead, which begins at the top of Whistler Mountain. At the top, you have 360 degree views of hundreds of snow covered peaks! Distance is 9.4 kilometers (moderate difficulty).
Joffre Lakes Trail Hike near Pemberton A 10 kilometer hike through forests with beautiful mountain and lake views (moderate difficulty)
For more information on these hikes and others, check out the Whistler trail map here.
Relax and unwind After a day on the mountains enjoy one of the many spa options in the villages.
Upper Village and Whistler Village are both easily accessible by car and have their own lifts, making both locations desirable. They are also both connected by a pedestrian walkway (5-10 minute walk).
Whistler Village is more commercial with more restaurants, bars and shops. There are also several Airbnb options in the area which we opted for as we prefer the space. With regards to hotels, we have been recommended the Four Seasons Resort Whistler or Fairmont Chateau Whistler, which has ski-in ski-out access.