Posted March 3, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

What to See in Whistler

When you are visiting Whistler, you must see some or all of these famous attractions known worldwide. Whistler remains one of the best resorts in the world and it hosts some of the most interesting and beautiful attractions. Attractions include anything from Whistler Mountain and Ziptrek Tours, to Whistler Olympic Park and Mountain World. Here are some of the best attractions and ‘must-see and do’s’ in Whistler.

Whistler Mountain

Whistler, British Columbia

Toll-Free within North America: 1-800-766-0449
Toll-Free within the United Kingdom: 0800-587-1743
Other International Guests: 604-904-8134

Website: www.whistlerblackcomb.com

About: Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains have joined forces and they will be the main venue for the Alpine Skiing Event for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. It is a fantastic attraction and you can get some of the best scenic photos if you take the chair lift up Whistler Mountain.

ZipTrek Tours

P.O. Box 734, Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-935-0001

Website: www.ziptrek.com

About: Feel like going on a wild and a bit crazy adventure? Well ZipTrek Tours can provide you with just that. As you Zip along the wires you will experience adrenaline pumping through your veins as well as see amazing vistas.

Whistler Golf Club

4001 Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia

Toll-Free: 1-800-376-1777

Tel: 604-932-3280

Website: www.whistlergolf.com

About: Visit the first course design location by famous architect Arnold Palmer.  This club features snow-capped peaks, gorgeous fir trees, white snow bunkers and nine gorgeous lakes. Play on 18 holes with a par of 17. FORE!

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-964-0990

Website: www.slcc.ca

About: This is definitely a ‘must-see’ when visiting Whistler. Explore the bond between the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation by embracing the BC Aboriginal Culture and Art. See hand carved cedar doors, theatre, a museum, drumming, suspended canoes, and ethno-botanical gardens. This place is where people, rivers and mountains meet.

Blackcomb Mountain

Whistler, British Columbia

Toll-Free within North America: 1-800-766-0449

Toll-Free within the United Kingdom: 0800-587-1743

Other International Guests: 604-904-8134

Website: www.whistlerblackcomb.com

About: Enjoy snowboarding down some beautiful scenic slopes and get excited about the new Peak 2 Peak Gondola that is currently being developed.

Garibaldi Provincial Park

Whistler, British Columbia

About: Known as one of the best destinations for outdoor enthusiasts, Garibaldi Provincial Park is full of things to do and see. You can go on one of the many hikes in areas such as Black Tusk, Diamond Head, Singing Pass, Wedgement Lake and Cheakamus Lake. You can take gorgeous photos of green meadows and blooming flowers, as well as unique wildlife. Garibaldi Park was developed by a massive volcanic action and mountain peaks such as Price Mountain, Black Tusk, Mount Garibaldi and the Glacier Pikes came to life.

The Whistler Olympic Park

5 Callaghan Valley Road

Callaghan Valley, British Columbia

Tel: 604-964-2455

Toll free: 1-877-764-2455

Website: www.whistlerolympicpark.com

About: This is the new venue for the Biathlon, Cross-country, Ski Jumping games and Nordic Venues for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. There are 5 kilometers of night trails that are lit up and 55 kilometers of cross country ski trails.

Lost Lake

Outside Whistler, British Columbia

Website: www.tourismwhistler.com/www/things_to_do/profile_activities/lost_lake.asp

About: Lost Lake is one of Whistler’s special spots to visit. Only a short 15 minute shuttle ride from Whistler, this lake is perfect for people who want to step away from the slopes for a bit and go on a nice picnic, take a stroll, or sit by the scenic shores. You can also walk there within 30 minutes. In the summertime visitors can swim in the water as it is shallow and the sandy beaches are well taken care of.

Rainbow Mountain

10 Kilometers North of Whistler

Website: http://bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=707

About: This Mountain is very isolated, so if you want to get away from the crowds on the other slopes, you can head to this remote place. You might have to take a helicopter to get there though. Bon voyage!

Whistler Explorer

Whistler, British Columbia

Website: www.whistleractivities.com/item50.htm

About: Take a flight on the Whistler Explorer and see Whistler from a bird’s eye view while you fly around for 20 minutes. See sights such as Garibaldi Park, Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler Mountain, and Whistler Resort.

Black Tusk Gallery

Suite #108 4293 Mountain Square Art Gallery Row

Whistler, British Columbia

Tel: 604-905-5540

Website: www.blacktusk.ca

About: See amazing artwork by the finest Northwest Coast Native Artists such as native masks, paintings, carvings, totem poles, sculptures and many diverse exhibitions.


Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.