Touted as the number one mountain resort in North America, Whistler is a four-season resort destination with enough outdoor activities to keep every family member busy year ‘round. Whether your adventure calls for an alpine retreat atop Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, or a summertime hike through countless trails, rich with vegetation and sweeping views, the signature PEAK 2 PEAK gondola can take you there. If the host of outdoor activities seems a bit daunting, take a step back and enjoy the laid back ambience of the cafes, boutiques and spas on hand in Whistler Village.
The Whistler Sliding Centre served as the site of the bobsled, luge and skeleton competitions for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Now you have the opportunity to tour the official site of your favorite games, while enjoying exhibits featuring your favorite Olympic sport. Interactive displays will allow visitors to sit in sleds and imagine what it is like to be a sliding athlete. www.whistlersliding.com
Follow in the footsteps of your favorite 2010 Winter Olympic athletes! Constructed for the speed skating events of the 2010 Winter Olympic, this LEED certified building features a distinctive "wood wave" roof made of one million feet of pine-beetle kill wood. Stroll through the boardwalk, dotted with various sculptures and ponds, as you make your way to the Olympic Oval. www.richmondoval.com
The par 71-Arnold Palmer-designed Whistler Golf Club is one of Canada's top ranked golf courses. Snow-capped peaks surround the course, while ancient firs, winding streams and white sand bunkers dot the fairways. Retreat to the clubhouse for a refreshing drink, or explore The Gold Shop, featuring the latest in golfing attire and equipment. www.whistlergolfclub.com
Journey between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola as you take in the 360-degree view of Whistler's alpine environment. Countless adventures abound: spend the day sightseeing, hike to an ancient glacier, tour a black bear habitat, or enjoy high tea in an alpine hut. The choice is yours! Learn more about the Peak2Peak Experience.
Take in a view of Whistler unlike any you've ever seen! Soar 200 feet above the waters of Fitzsimmons Creek and through the treetop vistas that divide Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Test your agility with the forest boardwalks and suspension bridges that compliment your adventure. Learn about the composition of old growth versus second generation forests at the knowledgeable hands of your personal tour guide. www.ziptrek.com/whistler-canada
Whistler's ultimate adrenaline rush! Experience bungee jumping in the beautiful wilderness of the Whistler Resort Valley, nestled between old growth forests and rugged basalt column cliffs. Feel the exhilaration of jumping from a 160 foot bridge, spanning 300 feet over the glacial fed Cheakamus River. www.whistlerbungee.com
Engulfed in a spruce and cedar forest on the edge of Lost Lake and Spruce Grove parks, sits this unique oasis overlooking breathtaking mountain vistas and valley. Invigorate and cleanse your body and mind in the hot baths and refreshing waterfalls, melt away with a relaxing massage, and breathe in the crisp country air that greets you. www.scandinavespa.com
Take a break from your high-flying adventures and step into shopper's paradise. Pedestrian friendly walkways and plazas lead you through countless shops, boutiques, art galleries, theatres and restaurants. Whether you're looking for top-end fashion, or high performance outdoor apparel, Whistler's Village's storefronts are sure to deliver the ultimate shopping experience. View Whistler Shopping Options.