Located 120km north of Vancouver, Whistler is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or a week of outdoor activities. This sky resort hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 2010. Very popular in winter the resort is also a summer mountain destination. We went there in September after two days in Vancouver (check out our article on Vancouver). It is easy to get to Whistler from Vancouver. Just take Route 99 along the ocean, it is a very nice senic drive with many places to stop to admire the landscapes. If you do not want to drive there are many shuttles from the airport or downtown Vancouver.
The village of Whistler is very beautiful and its accommodations follow the same standard. It is ideal to spend a moment with friends or family in a beautiful place surrounded by the mountains. The perfect cottage break.
Enjoy nature and outdoor adventures in Whistler
It is hard to count the number of activities that are offered in and around Whistler. Everyone will find something to be pleased with. You can easily go hiking or biking (very easy to rent at many shops in the village). For those looking for more extreme activities you can practice glacier hiking, climbing, ziplining, mountain biking or ATV. The list of activities is available at: https://www.whistler.com/activities/summer/. There really is something for every taste and budget.
One of our favorite activity was the Wreck Train hike along the beautiful Cheakamus River, passing by waterfalls, on train tracks and a suspension bridge. The great curiosity was to discover abandoned wagons in the middle of nature that came from a train accident in the 50s.
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