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Traumhafter See in Whistler im Sommer , Bild: Galyna Andrushko / shutterstock

Whistler – idyllic paradise for athletes

The Canadian winter sports resort of Whistler impresses with its breathtaking location and idyllic flair. Located in the alpine regions of British Columbia, Whistler makes the heart of all skiers beat faster, but also in summer the place has a lot to offer not only for athletes.

Whistler Village has a lot to offer

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Fantastic snow conditions in Whistler, Image: Juana Nunez / shutterstock

Whistler Village is located in the middle of rugged nature at the foot of Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Peak. Nevertheless, it is only a two-hour drive from Vancouver to the wildly romantic ski resort – a stone’s throw by Canadian standards. The good accessibility is a great advantage, especially for international tourists. However, if you take a rental car, you should keep in mind that Whistler Village itself is car-free. However, there is public transport and shuttle services to the most important places further away, everything else is within easy walking distance. In this way, the charm of the idyllic place, which looks like a living film set, can be explored in peace and stress-free. There are numerous restaurants, cultural institutions and shopping opportunities to discover, so that there is no boredom.

Winter sports are very important in Whistler

Whistler is particularly popular with winter sports enthusiasts due to its excellent location. In addition to numerous opportunities for cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, the Canadian resort has a lot more to offer for athletes and snow lovers. Those who want to be active in sports will also get their money’s worth with bobsleigh and toboggan rides, ice skating or snowshoeing.

Heli and cat skiing are also offered. Skiers are dropped off by helicopter or snow groomer (called Cat in Canada ) in pristine ski resorts so that they can enjoy the virgin snow and privacy, but also train their skiing skills, which are presented with completely new challenges here. If you prefer to take it easy or need a day break from sports, you will also get your money’s worth in Whistler in winter. Sleigh rides, snowmobile tours or dog sledding invite you to explore the area and enjoy the vastness and natural beauty of the country. Helicopter and ice cave adventures provide a certain thrill and offer completely new insights and views. Thrills are also the keyword in ziplining, because you glide freely through the wild mountain landscape in a safe device hanging freely on a steel cable.

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Fun and excitement are guaranteed. Sightseeing is a little less fast-paced with the PEAK 2 PEAK cable car, which offers a panoramic view of the breathtaking landscape of the Canadian mountains. A glass floor also allows a bird’s eye view, but is not for the faint of heart. As the day draws to a close and the night envelops Whistler in darkness, the Vallea Lumina invites you to relax, dream and enjoy. Enchanting lighting effects transform the landscape into a magical place that stimulates the imagination and leaves a lasting impression.

Summer in Whistler

View of Lake Alta in Whistler
View of Lake Alta in Whistler, Image: SimonaKoz / shutterstock

Whistler is a classic winter sports resort, whose strengths lie in the cold season. But it also has a lot to offer visitors in the summer months. Ziplining and cable car sightseeing are just as possible during the warm months as they are in winter. If you want to do sports, you also have numerous options to choose from. Instead of skis, hiking boots are now booming, but mountain biking or water sports on a five lakes around Whistler also provide action and relaxation. Some of the lakes also have sandy beaches that invite you not only to relax, but also to do activities such as beach volleyball.

Adventurous visitors get their money’s worth with quad tours or bear watching. During the bear safaris, guests explore the wild nature of Canada in off-road vehicles with an experienced tour guide, visiting places frequented by the approximately 60 brown bears that live in the area. With a little luck, you can even experience playful bear cubs.

Culture and relaxation

Away from the trails, trails and hiking trails, Whistler also has a lot to offer. It is worth taking a look at the calendar of events in advance, because there are concerts, exhibitions, festivals and markets throughout the year. Art and culture are very important in the mountain town. However, it is not only contemporary culture that is on the agenda, because at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center, visitors get numerous interesting insights into the culture of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations, the indigenous indigenous people of this region. You will experience traditional ceremonies and can marvel at the artistic handicrafts of the two peoples.

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In the center, you can marvel at canoes, totem poles or traditional blankets and clothing, among other things. Visitors can also take part in workshops, where they learn, among other things, how to build real dream catchers or drums themselves and get to know their original meaning. If you don’t want to lend a hand yourself, you can buy original souvenirs in the souvenir shop. The Whistler Museum focuses on the history of the ski resort. In addition to the cultural facilities, Whistler also has a lot to offer in terms of wellness. Several spas and gyms ensure that the good body feeling is not neglected. Also a treat for body and soul are the restaurants in the village, which offer a diverse selection of dishes. Some restaurants are located high in the mountains and offer spectacular views of the countryside. The special and a little exclusivity is part of everyday life in Whistler in every respect. This contributes to the special charm of the picturesque place, which has a very personal adventure to offer for every visitor.