Canada's premier year-round destination

Renowned for spectacular skiing and snowboarding in winter and breathtaking mountain biking, hiking and golfing in summer, Whistler is often ranked among the world’s top four-season family-friendly resorts. Tastefully blending into the gorgeous natural environment, it’s charming alpine pedestrian only village offers fine dining, vibrant nightlife, revitalizing spas and luxurious hotels.

Under two hours’ drive from Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler is the perfect four season destination for active vacationers who want it all.

Winter and early spring offer some of the world’s finest alpine and Nordic terrain, lit by the afterglow of Olympic glory. Whistler Blackcomb offers some of the most fantastic skiing in North America with over 8,100 metres of ski terrain ranging from beginner to expert. Sleigh rides, snowshoeing, skating and snowmobiling are great, family-friendly alternatives to a day on the slopes.

Spring, summer and fall feature outdoor fun on five lakes, four championship golf courses and the largest lift serviced mountain bike park north of California, providing access to a seemingly endless variety of biking terrain—from high alpine single-track to paved cruiser paths. Heli-hiking, fly fishing, glacier scrambling and rock climbing are also popular ways to work up a healthy summer sweat.

The area lakes are perfect for canoeing, swimming, fishing, paddleboarding and relaxing on the sunny beach. Local rivers are a white-water rafting enthusiast’s dream. For some high-flying fun, zipline from tree to tree and experience the old growth forest from a new perspective.

Whistler offers unparalleled golfing with four championship golf courses designed by four of the world’s top course architects. It is consistently rated the number 1 destination for golf in Canada and should easily make the cut for a golf getaway.

Blessed with incredible scenery, Whistler’s wilderness also offers fantastic hiking, as well as opportunities to learn about the ecology of diverse ecosystems from experienced naturalist guides. A couple or family could easily spend a week exploring the Whistler area’s hundreds of miles of trails and ancient cedar forests. Whistler’s Peak 2 Peak gondola gracefully lifts hikers above treeline to access dozens of high alpine hikes and walks through meadows ablaze with wildflowers throughout the height of summer.

Après ski, bike or hike, a stroll through Whistler’s charming pedestrian-only alpine village reveals over 200 high end shops and stores, luxury spas offering a full range of therapeutic wellness treatments, and dozens of restaurants serving everything from gourmet cuisine to rustic home-cooked meals. The resort’s vibrant nightlife is also a huge draw, along with a year-round calendar of festivals, parties and special events including the culinary weekend, Cornicopia and the thrilling downhill mountain bike challenge known as Crankworx.

Toss in the huge selection of accommodation ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels, resorts and chalets, to affordable, value-oriented condos and townhomes and you’ve got a family-friendly active vacation destination that’s second to none in North America.