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- Wonderful village on a winter wonderland
- Exciting activities of all kinds
- Amazing festivals all year long
- Excellent eateries and shops at every corner
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Looking for a place to spend a vacation accompanied by the white snow? Right on the Southern Pacific Range, the lovely village of Whistler presents an immense number of activities that will make your stay an unforgettable experience. With wonderful properties scattered through the area, finding a vintage-styled rental in the outskirts of the village or a modern rental close to all the attractions won’t be a difficult task. Rent a settlement on Whistler and prepare to enjoy.Charming residences with all the best amenities
Equipped with spacious balconies, soothing hot tubs and luxurious saunas, Whistler’s houses will be the best compliment to your loner trip, romantic weekend or relaxing getaway with friends. Choose the rental or rental that suits you best and start planning a memorable vacation in the north of Canada.
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The area and getting around
Comprising more than ten mountains of the Pacific Ranges subdivision, Whistler features an immeasurable amount of activities that are related to these beautiful natural elevations. Starting with the area's most popular attraction, Whistler Blackcomb features a ski resort as well as a complex of shops and bars that guarantee a fun-filled experience. Being the largest resort in North America, Blackcomb offers an estimated 200 trails that beginners, advanced skiers and even experts will love. Perfect for visiting after the snow melts, Whistler Mountain Bike Park features numerous well-marked biking trails for all skill levels. Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Peak also contain a variety of walking paths that are tremendously popular in the spring season. Neighbouring mountains such as the Sproatt, Head-Line, Rainbow, Wedge and the Spearhead offer similar and completely different experiences such as glacier hiking, forest camping, waterfall visits and ice cave tours. Presenting something for everyone, the mountains of the Pacific Range in Whistler are an experience not to be missed.The Lost Lake, a popular landmark of grandiose beauty
A short drive from downtown Whistler, the incredible Lost Lake is surrounded by the beautiful Canadian wilderness and is full of thrilling activities for people of all ages. Suitable for water sports, locals and tourists can enjoy recreational activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding in the crystal clear waters of the lake. If you're into relaxing activities a little bit more, fishing is also quite popular in the area thanks to a large amount of trout that can be caught in the lake. Other pleasant alternatives include swimming and sunbathing as well as picnics in the green areas available that seem to be taken out of a fairy tale. On land and sea, Lost Lake is another of the beautiful natural wonders you can visit during your vacation abroad. Don't hesitate any longer and choose the north of Canada as your destination for your break!
Travelers and activities
In addition to the family-friendly areas at the ski resorts and lakes, Whistler presents a huge variety of recreations that parents and children can enjoy on sea, sky and land. Starting the adventure at high altitudes, Superfly Aerial Obstacle Course presents the perfect activity for kids ages 5 and up, teens and adults who love a challenge. Featuring tightropes, cargo nets, swinging logs, ladders and planks, families will be able to explore the beautiful forests of Canada while staying on the treetops. As an alternative, companies like Ziptrek, The Sasquatch and Superfly offer exhilarating tours where visitors can glide over the gorgeous forest and creeks of the area while riding high-quality zipline systems. For daredevils, the rivers of Whistler are ideal for adrenaline-filled activities such as rafting. The business of Cheakamus presents child-friendly experiences where families can navigate through the beautiful water of the Cheakamus River while enjoying the scenic vistas of the British Columbia's mountains or bounce the rapids of the same river for a more thrilling afternoon. Finally, Escape! Whistler features 4 different themed areas where young and adults will need to work together to escape out of the room in time. Solve and accomplish all the puzzles, riddles and obstacles in less than 45 minutes while spending a fun time with your loved ones. Explore the Pacific Cordillera and enjoy a family-friendly vacation.Whistler for museum lovers
Staying at a 10-minute walk from each other, Whistler's cultural and artistic centers can be enjoyed in a tour thanks to the interactive Cultural Connector Route. Bringing together six of the area's most important art exponents, the tour begins at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural center, where the community's history and heritage are preserved and proudly displayed. It continues at Lost Lake PassivHaus, a sustainable café that is decorated with the colorful designs of local artists and presents the perfect place to take a break and refresh yourself with a drink. A short walk away is the Audain Art Museum, where the country's most renowned artists exhibit temporary art collections. Fourth is the Maury Young Arts center, perfect for enjoying beautiful exhibitions and finding out about upcoming events, live entertainment and creative classes. Moving across the street, the Whistler Public Library brings together two of the fine arts, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy a lovely book and admire beautiful sculptures. Finally, Whistler Museum tells the history of the village through art and design. In addition to this, the area offers four additional galleries, Black Tusk Art, Whistler Contemporary, Adele Campbell Fine Art and Plaza Galleries, which have similar themes and display beautiful pieces of contemporary art. Blending heritage and art together, Whistler's territory is suitable for a creative and educational vacation.
„The gondola system of the greatest ski resort in the village, known as the Peak 2 Peak, holds two Guinness records, one for being the highest cableway above the ground and the other for the longest unsupported span between two cableway towers.“
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Organizing wonderful events almost every single month, Whistler is a vacation destination where you'll never get bored. Beginning the year proudly, the village hosts the Pride and Ski Festival in January, featuring a variety of events where the LGBTQ+ community celebrates their progress in history and enjoys fun recreations in the snow. February and April get sporty, celebrating the Viessmann Luge World Cup and the World Ski & Snowboard Festival, where athletes, residents and tourists come together to enjoy and cheer on a variety of snow games. The months of May, July and August are packed with great activities, celebrating the end of winter with a music festival known as GO Fest, welcoming spring with the Whistler Children's Festival to then organize the thrill-filled competitions of Red Bull 400 Whistler and Crankworx Whistler, where visitors can enjoy and join the steepest race on the planet as well as several mountain bike events. September, October and November bring together writers, chefs and athletes to the village by hosting six different events. Join the marathons and bike tournaments of RBC GranFondo and Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra, sample the flavors of the village at the Cornucopia Whistler and Village Beer Festival events or enjoy bookstalls and lectures at the annual Writers Festival depending on what you like best. Finally, end the year in the best possible way at the artistic Whistler Film Festival, where actors, directors and film aficionados come together to celebrate cinematography while enjoying premiering shorts and movies. Satisfying all tastes and colors, Whistler is the perfect place to enjoy all year long.2.Taste the fresh local products of the village at the Whistler Farmers Market
Gathering local artisans, farmers, bakers, butchers, fishmongers and other types of vendors, the village’s market is the right place to sample the flavors of Whistler at the best prices. Check the timetables, keep your day clear of plans and wander free through the long stretch of stalls that are side by side on the 4545 of Blackcomb Way. Find all the ingredients you need to prepare that dish you've wanted to eat for so long or if you prefer to enjoy something ready to take out, sample the Empanadas, Samosas, Piroshkis, Pierogies, Japanese Pancakes and other exquisite international dishes that can be found on the stands scattered through the walkway. Offering something delicious for everyone, Whistler Farmers Market is a spot you must visit to complete your experience in the village. Save a date and delight your palate in the beautiful village of Whistler.3.Shop till you drop in The Village Square
Located in the heart of Whistler, The Village Square is the perfect place to find the best decorations, clothing pieces, accessories and other essential items that will satisfy all tastes and needs. Having big labels as well as family-run businesses, it is 100% guaranteed that locals and tourists will be able to find everything they are looking for without any problem. To purchase classic clothing pieces of good quality, the establishments of Aritzia, Roots, Amos & Andes Sweater Shop as well as Edin Boutique and Helly Hansen are the best options. Presenting a wide variety of delicate and colorful accessories, The Hat Shop, The Whistler Hat Gallery and Keir Fine Jewellery are the best choice. Whistler Clearance center, Can-Ski Village and Spicy Sports Whistler are some of the best specialized-locales of the village, whereas, Skitch Holdings Inc, Whistler Smile Gift and Carlbergs Gift Shop sell the best variety of ornaments, mugs, cards, knick-knacks and even stuffed animals that will be perfect as a souvenir or quirky gift. Offering options of all colors and sizes, The Village Square is a place not to be missed during your stay. Treat yourself but don't break the bank in Whistler.4.Have a day of relaxation at Whistler's spa and wellness centers
Besides offering incredible sites to learn and enjoy sports, arts and culinary activities, Whistler features spas, specialized studios and wellness centers where locals and tourist can enjoy a moment of relaxation or a life-changing experience. Designed to refresh the mind, soul and body, the treatments at the Scandinave Spa, located on Mons Road, make this establishment a beloved and acclaimed attraction. Book the package that draws your attention the most and enjoy calming eucalyptus steam baths, soothing wood-burning sauna sessions, cold baths on Nordic waterfalls or relaxing massages with hot rocks and oils. On the flip side, proposing a creative yet relaxing recreation, the Yogacara Whistler center promotes a healthier lifestyle through traditional yoga classes for people of all levels. center yourself, get in touch with your body and feel completely relaxed while you share a beautiful moment with your instructor and other yoga fanatics. Alternatives like the Whistler Creek Athletic Club and Whistler Core Climbing & Fitness center are perfect to receive counselling and guidance for a better lifestyle while establishments such as Be Beauty Spa & Tanning Lounge, The Loft Salon and Spa and Whistler Medical Aesthetics help you feel your best at all times. Come to this wonderful village and enjoy a vacation as you've never done before.5.Live a different experience in Whistler's themed après bars
Since the village of Whistler is mostly known for its ski resorts, almost every establishment found in the area presents a thematic that goes along with this winter activity. Referred to as après bars, the locales where residents and visitors can warm themselves with a soothing drink after a ski night are very popular and loved in the village. Presenting different approaches, sites like Merlin's Bar & Grill, Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub and Dusty's Bar & BBQ present a spacious dancefloor and live music where people can enjoy a fun night out while spots like the Tapley's Neighbourhood Pub, Brickworks Public House and Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille offer big screens and great food, making them the ideal places to watch sports. Family-friendly options, fancier establishments and locales with crafted beer are also popular, having the Cure Lounge, the Basalt Wine & Salumeria and the Whistler Brewing Company as their respective best representatives. Enjoy an action-packed day skiing on the mountains of Whistler and then complete your experience in the fabulous après bars of the area.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Whistler
On average, how much do vacation rentals in Whistler cost?
The corona crisis heavily impacted travel in 2020. Last year, rentals in Whistler had an annual average cost of around $390.60 per night.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Whistler?
]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Whistler are November ($276.32 the average per night for accommodation), October ($289.52), and June ($304.64).
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Whistler?
At the time of booking a vacation rental in Whistler, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of January (with an average of $523.12 per night), followed by April ($509.39), and December ($490.37).
Is Whistler a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It is better to plan ahead in Whistler as only 41% of the properties are free throughout the year, following the data observed in 2020.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in Whistler are June (the average amount of properties that are available reached 51% of the total in 2020), November (48.75%), and October (47.2%).
When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Whistler?
The months with the lowest properties available in Whistler are, in order, August, March, and February with respective average availability figures of 26%, 31.33%, and 37.5%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many rentals are there in Whistler?
In Whistler we work with 3 different providers to give you a choice of 1400 properties, so you will not be short of options!