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Holidays in Whistler

Just a few hours north of Vancouver, along the stunning Sea to Sky Highway, lies the mountain town of Whistler. Despite its fame in the winter world for the 8,100 acres of skiable terrain waiting to be explored, Whistler is very much a year-round destination. Most of the village outlets, plus Whistler and Blackcomb mountains themselves, are owned and managed by the American corporation Vail Resorts, and although that brings a certain amount of standardisation and big-money thinking, it also brings a huge wealth of investment, experience, facilities and organisation. They also strongly focus on conservation to preserve and protect the natural environment on which Whistler’s attraction so heavily relies.

It’s the accessibility of Whistler and its surrounding area which makes it so unique. Easily weaved into a Rockies road trip or wilderness lodge itinerary, to escape the city for a few days or as a stand-alone mountain holiday, it ticks every box. The village itself is split into the upper and lower village – each with their own selection of cafés, bars, restaurants and of course – every adventure shop under the sun. As huge as skiing is in the winter, mountain biking is the allure in the summer, with cycling festivals and endless trails to enjoy. Outside of the village itself, Whistler is expanding in all directions, with small independent businesses popping up left, right and centre. Spend a day by Alta Lake, just a short cycle along the valley trail, where you can rent kayaks and paddle boards, or even better, take a lilo in your suitcase and float the day away. Our team of experts can give you suggested hikes and restaurant recommendations to get the very most out of your holiday to Whistler, whatever time of year you visit.

Where to stay in Whistler

Reached the top of a mountain in Whistler
Head For Heights
HIKING IN THE ALPINE
Whistler's summer gondola allows hikers of all abilities to explore and enjoy some of the world's most beautiful alpine trails. Boasting the world's longest peak to peak gondola, linking Whistler to Blackcomb Mountain, and a new mountain peak suspension bridge, pull on your hiking boots and grab your packed lunch, it's time to go!
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Each and every one of our specialists has a passion for Canada which goes beyond the hotel walls, to the top of the mountain peaks and bottom of the valley floors. As a company we hand-pick every partner and visit every hotel, lodge, island and retreat to ensure we can deliver first-hand knowledge and honest, expert advice. From restaurant recommendations to coffee shops and craft breweries, our favourite hikes and sunset spots, experience the real Canada with Turquoise Holidays.  

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