Whistler is a premiere ski paradise in Canada famous for its all-year round skiing. It lies within the province of British Columbia and near Vancouver and Squamish. Winters in Whistler are mild and wet while the high elevated areas feature plenty of snow. Summers in the city tend to be sunny and warm that's why many tourists prefer making cheap hotel reservations during this time of the year. Book cheap hotels online to get the best rate in rooms. Check out the top deals in Whistler hotels to get cheap rates.
Where To Stay
Feel at home during your stay at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Whistler Village Center which is located right in the heart of the city and features rooms with kitchenette, fitness center and whirlpool spa. Also located within the city center is the Summit Lodge Hotel, which is a 4-star hotel that features modern facilities such as a swimming pool, hot tubs and bike storage. For the ultimate skiing experience, stay at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler Hotel which gives you easy access to the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain and offers world-class amenities.
The first settlement found in Whistler are the Squamish culture and the Lil'wat tribes traded with the settlements in the region. After the arrival of the British in Whistler, the tribes started to move away until they slowly diminished. Despite that, the Squamish culture is still present in the city through cultural shows and exhibits. The first Europeans arrived in Whistler around the 1860s and named the region “London Mountain”. That name was changed to Whistler, which was taken from the ground squirrels call.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
One of the much-awaited events in Whistler is the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival, which is held every month of April. This 10-day festival gathers some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world and features live music, non-stop parties and other fun activities. Learn more about the city by visiting the Whistler Museum and Archives Society. A must-see for art lovers is the Whistler Village Art Gallery. Appreciate the beauty of nature by taking a trip to Rainbow Park, Coca-Cola Tube Park, Lost Lake Park and Lakeside Park.
The main village is pedestrian-friendly which makes walking in that area very pleasant. Renting a car gives you the independence to explore Whistler and experience a great time driving along the spectacular highway. Taxis are quite expensive so it is best to find people to share that with.