Whistler, an alpine mountain village located just north of Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of the most popular ski destinations in the world. During the winter, the village is packed with avid athletes who partake in a variety of winter sports, including skiing and snowboarding on Whistler-Blackcomb runs. Whistler travel is not restricted only to the colder months. In the summer, the region attracts mountain bikers, zip-liners, hikers and tourists who simply want to take in the village’s sweeping mountain views.
Things Not to Miss in Whistler
• Skiing or snowboarding on Whistler-Blackcomb, which boasts 37 lifts and more than 200 runs
• Shopping in Whistler village, where tourists can find a variety of artisanal clothing and hand-crafted goods
• Relaxing (in the summer, of course) on the beach at Lost Lake Park; in the winter, the area is good for cross-country skiing
• Golfing at one of Whistler’s numerous golf courses, including Nicklaus North and the Whistler Golf Club
When to Go to Whistler
Those looking to ski or snowboard need to visit Whistler between December and April, when snow is still on the ground. During the winter, temperatures typically hover around freezing during the day and dip considerably below that at night. Hikers, mountain bikers and visitors simply looking to enjoy outdoor activities, meanwhile, should travel to Whistler in July and August, when the weather is gorgeous, with temperatures resting in the high-70s.