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5 Can’t-Miss Experiences at Whistler This Winter

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Just two hours north of Vancouver on the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, Whistler is a popular destination for tourists and adventure-seekers year-round. However, as a host of the Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics, the winter season is when Whistler really sparkles. Join Discover Canada Tours to check out these 5 can’t-miss activities and events in Whistler this Winter!

1. Experience the excitement at Whistler Opening Weekend WOW!

One of the most exciting weekends of the year, this is the weekend the lifts and gondolas officially open for the ski and snowboard season! The village is a festive atmosphere, with lots of special events and activities happening all around Whistler. Join the celebration and welcome Winter on our 2-night WOW trip on Nov. 23-25, 2018!

Celebrating Winter at the top of 7th Heaven | Photo courtesy of Tourism Whistler – Mike Crane

2. Snowmobile through the backcountry around Whistler

Get out into the snowy wilderness around Whistler… on a snowmobile! On any Whistler Sightseeing trip, or special weekend trips like WOW, book a snowmobile adventure as part of your tour and feel the thrill of the snow rushing underneath your sled. Whether you’ve never snowmobiled before or are a snowmobile enthusiast already, there are a variety of tours available to suit your level.

Snowmobiling through the backcountry on the outskirts of Whistler | Photo courtesy of Tourism Whistler – The Adventure Group

3. Ski or Snowboard at one of the World’s most famous resorts

Whistler didn’t earn its place as a Winter Olympics host for nothing. The amazing skiing and snowboarding up Whistler and Blackcomb mountains has attracted snow enthusiasts from around the world for decades. The mountains have so much terrain to explore you can ski or ride for days without ever doing the same run twice. Join us for the WOW trip or on a Ski & Ride Day Trip from Vancouver to experience it for yourself.

Snowboarding on a beautiful sunny day with Black Tusk in the background | Photo courtesy of Tourism Whistler – Mike Crane

4. Explore the Winter Wonderland that is the Whistler Village Stroll

This is a place that was built for Winter. Walking around the pedestrian-only Village Stroll, it’s easy to feel like you’re walking through the set of an idyllic winter movie. Kick back and warm up in one of the many eclectic coffee shops, browse for locally-crafted gifts and souvenirs, and grab a sled to go for a ride down the largest snow pile in the village.

Whistler Village Stroll with lights | Photo courtesy of Tourism Whistler – Mike Crane

5. Enjoy the Après Ski Scene

Every afternoon in Winter, Whistler Village is buzzing with tired but happy skiers and snowboarders relaxing after a satisfying day on the slopes or returning from other winter adventures. Food and drink specials, live music, and heated outdoor patios are a staple way to experience the village vibes before catching your bus back to Vancouver.

Afternoon Apres overlooking Whistler Village | Photo courtesy of Tourism Whistler – Justa Jeskova

Whether you’re looking for adventure or prefer to experience winter from the warmth of a cozy nook, Whistler has something for everyone. Book your trip with Discover Canada Tours today to experience it for yourself!