Destination Guide: Whistler

Before You Go:

Sample Itinerary - 1 week

Winter/Ski packing guide

Currency: 1 Canadian dollar= appox .7 USD

Plugs:  US plugs work (The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz).

Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time

When to visit: Dec-March  is the high season for skiing and winter activities.  Whistler is also a good place to visit June-August, with better hotel deals given its off season.

Getting around: You can rent a car or take a shuttle from the airport. In town, here are some options for public/private transport. Note: Many hotels offer their own shuttle to/from downtown.Language: English

How many days: 5-7 days.

Nearest airport: Vancouver International Airport (~2 hours away)

Local history: At the beginning of snow season, there is a pagan style party that worships the god of snow. People celebrate in bars and clubs and sacrifice skis to a bonfire.

Fun fact: The most commonly heard foreign accent is: Australian! There are so many visitors from down-under, that the city has been nicknamed “Whistralia.”

Where I Roamed:

May 19, 2020 5:39 pm

Whistler Map

  • Distance Instructions
  • Distance 4062 ft
  • Time 18 min
  • Speed 2 mph
  • Min altitude 1804 ft
  • Peak 2011 ft
  • Climb 220 ft
  • Descent 295 ft

Where to Sleep in Whistler

What to Do in Whistler

Where to Eat in Whistler