How to Make the Most of Your Time in Whistler

December 1, 2016
Whistler Village Christmas Gazebo

Whistler has so much to offer. Whatever the season there are so many activities to do and things to see, it can be hard to take everything in, especially if it’s your first visit!

Those who have moved to Whistler always seem to tell the same story – they came for a visit or a season and simply fell in love with the place and needed to stay. There is so much to do that one trip just doesn’t cut it. Even now, for long-time locals there are still things they haven’t done!

So, for those who are here for the first time, how do you make the most of your stay? We spoke to our Realtors to find out the ‘must-dos’:

The mountains

No matter which season you choose to visit Whistler, there are a plethora of mountain activities to partake in.

Whistler just happens to be the largest ski resort in North America, so if you come for a winter trip then you should definitely head up to ski or snowboard. If that wasn’t enough, during summer it is home to potentially the world’s best downhill bike park! It may look scary, but we highly recommend giving it a go.

If the bike park is too daunting then the valley and surrounding mountains offer a huge range of other biking options.

Those activities may sound a bit too full on, but if they aren’t your thing then you still shouldn’t rule out the mountain. Take a trip on foot and head of the Peak2Peak Gondola for some of the most impressive views you are likely to see!


There are events happening all year round in Whistler, from free concerts to festivals and sporting events. We highly recommend checking out what’s on and getting involved!

The Village (and après!)

Take a stroll through the Village to wind down, shop or just get the feel for the town. There is something here for everyone, and once your done exploring why not hit up Whistler’s world famous après scene? (That’s the bars in case you weren’t sure!)


Whistler has a number of lakes, some obvious, some hidden away. They are the perfect place to go for a walk, swim, paddle, or just to relax and take in the scenery. Which lake to head to really depends on your mood, so check out this article, or ask a local.


Whistler locals are an incredible source of information and are incredibly interesting people. If you have the time, chat to everyone you meet – they are very friendly and who knows, they may even tell where to find some hidden gems and local secrets!

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