You Don't have To Be Famous To Vacation in Whistler by:Marcel Finnigan
Where is Whistler?
Located just two easy driving hours from Vancouver, the mountain village of Whistler, BC is a world class mountain experience!
This mountain getaway has caught the eye of many well known personalities, branding this mountain escape as first class.
Whistler is a special place where nature can be enjoyed all year round. Situated in a breathtaking valley of the Coastal Mountain Range, this Canadian destination is a magical place with unbeatable skiing, dining and accommodations to suit anyone's tastes.
Experience The Village
What is most striking is the mountain architecture in this pedestrian village. Stroll among its unique shops, taking in this romantic setting. Stop for a cup of cocoa and possibly a sweet treat.
Dining here is the most ecliptic atmosphere anywhere. Whistler has an infinite variety of restaurants tailored to every palate and budget. You will find a wide range of everything from local delis and pubs to small intimate cafs and bistros. While in Whistler you may want to seek out one of the finer dining establishments and taste the magic of world famous chefs.
Winter Outdoors Fun
There is nothing like the feeling of skiing or boarding into a bowl of fresh powder! The ski season lasts longer here because of the natural glacier at the top of the ski runs.
You can take the lift up to the top, and after a short hike, ski on the blue ice of the glacier. This experience is not to be missed!
Although Whistler is famous for its downhill skiing at both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, you will also enjoy the great cross-country and heli-skiing this area offers.
And did I mention - Whistler boasts the most reliable snow conditions! End your day with a romantic sleigh ride and a dip in the hot tub.
Summer Activities in Whistler
Whistler Canada is home to the world's best mountain bike park. Here you have seemingly endless riding options with a remarkable variety of terrain to explore.
If golfing is your bag, Whistler boasts four championship golf courses, all featuring top notch practice facilities, lessons and programs for all ages.
Boating, fishing and kayaking are naturals after the snow. Discover lakes teeming with fish. Your best bet is to hire a knowledgeable guide to explore the hidden fishing holes and reel in that memorable catch.
When the Sun Goes Down
World-renowned aprs activities are just the beginning of your night time adventure her in the Canadian Mountains. No matter how you spent the day, begin your evening at one of the "famous four" hot spots.
Move into the night at one of the popular dance clubs. Everything from world-class DJs to vibrant live bands lights up the party crowd. There is something for every taste.
Best Options For Getting to Whistler
There are several options for finding your way to Whistler, Canada. Most visitors will fly into Vancouver and then drive the scenic coast, the drive is easy and the roads are well marked.
The adventurous traveler will opt for the Whistler Mountain Train. Available most years beginning in May until October, this option is a sightseeing extravaganza. It originates in Vancouver and continues up the coast, past waterfalls and forests.
In spring, summer and fall you may consider taking a float plane to this remote village. Every seat has a view of the natural terrain, coastal rainforest and wildlife, as you have never before witnessed. Don't forget your camera!
About the author
Marcel Finnigan passionately shares his love for the Canadian Rockies on his website, http://www.rocky-mountain-tour-guide.com.
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