About Whistler Blackcomb Village
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This Whistler Village includes: restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping, movie theatre, library, lodging and whistler base (which is where you will board the gondolas that take you to either of Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain). You can follow the signs marked "Village Stroll" that will take you through the village, across a bridge and past many shops and hotels and there is an information centre located in the middle by the Greyhound stop.
Whistler Village can be divided into several areas/regions such as the main Village (described above), Upper Village/Village North and also included in the area of Whistler going outwards are residential areas such as Blueberry Hill and Creekside (another option to get onto Whistler Mountain for skiing/snowboarding).
There are many shuttles (some are free) that will transport people between Upper Village and Main Village as well as to other surrounding areas (within the range of about 5 - 10 minutes).
There are a lot of activites to do regardless of the season, but peak times (most expensive) would be when the skiing/snowboarding season swings into full gear: January - April and this is also when the village would be the most crowded.
Staying in the village can be pricy so check for online deals, people renting out their condos or hostels.
Drive up the Sea to Sky highway (Highway 99) from Vancouver. Take the bus from YVR or Greyhound station located at Terminal Train Station near downtown Vancouver.
First To Review: Chris L.
Oct 19, 2008
This is a great place to stay for an overnight trip just to get away from the main city (Vancouver) both in the Summer and Winter.
If you're a snowboarder or skiier, the obvious option is to get a lift pass for the Whistler Blackcomb mountains. Preferably at least 2 days worth so you can try out both mountains. (See: reviews on Whistler or Blackcomb mountain).
If that's not for you, there's a ton of shopping, dining, and nightlife oppourtunities.
Zip-lining and zip-trekking are other exciting options. Even if you take a day trip, try to check out the village anyway - you can rent a locker in the main village for about $5 CAN dollars to store your gear and walk around.
I like checking out the candy store and cows icecream and there are lot's of photo opportunities in the village because there is a river and the moutains in the background!
Oct 11, 2008
great outdoor location, just 150km outside of vancouver city (also a vibrant, cool city) to practice the many slopes for ski and snowboard. hundreds of km's of slopes, great service, friendly atmosphere..all slopes come down to one gigantic terras where you can have a relaxing drink!!And the death ride (zip trek) they organize between the blackcomb and whistlermountain is breathtaking!! we stayed for more than a week in this beautiful place..skiing just cannot get any better at another place
Jun 6, 2010
Great snow in winter, great terrain in summer, this is truly an all-seasons resort. Name your activity and there is something in Whistler for you. Skiing, snowboarding, downhill, cross-country, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, camping, kayaking, ziplining, the list goes on. Great restaurants and pubs, fantastic nightlife.
Dec 16, 2008
If you are looking for a top notch ski experience Whistler is it. The village is one of the best with great restaurants and fun Bars and Night clubs. Even if you are not into skiing our snowboarding it's still a great place to relax go shopping and enjoy a meal.