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Whistler is one of the most famous winter sports resorts in Canada, if not the world. Located 123km from Vancouver along the Sea-to-Sky highway, Whistler was the host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. You'll find a choice of several Whistler hostels for your stay.
Although a popular destination in Summer months also, Whistler's status as one of the world's leading ski resorts that you associate with it's fame. Lying at an altitude of just 670m above sea level, Whistler's climate is mild compared to other ski resorts. This does not mean the snow is lacking. Whistler's slopes are well maintained and there is massive terrain spread over the two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. Each mountain has a couple of terrain parks and backcountry possibilities are endless. Activities such as heli-skiing are offered. Depending on the time of year it is possible to do skiing, boarding, mountain biking, bungee, zip lining, whitewater rafting, and snowmobiling.
In Summer, once the snow melts, the locals hang up their skis and dust down the mountain bikes. Other activities such as hiking and golf also take place. A somewhat unique activity is to view the Whistler bears who come out of hibernation in the warmer months.
Whistler has a pedestrian village lined with bars restaurants and shops selling skiing paraphernalia. Restaurants cater for all from budget travelers (which probably includes most Whistler hostel guests) to those for whom money is no object.
Apres ski is lively in any of the bars near the bottom of the slopes of each mountain - Garibaldi Lift Company, Longhorn Saloon at Whistler, Merlin's at Blackcomb and Dusty's at Creekside. If you don't want to just hang out at your hostel, Whistler has a vibrant night scene. Each bar has it's "own" night during the week, and all will be busy during weekends once the crowds from Vancouver arrive.
Whistler has a several hostels offering clean, good quality budget accommodation. All the newer ones have the same mod cons that you would expect from a hotel.
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UBC Whistler Lodge
"Nestled among the trees in the hostel district, UBC Whistler Lodge is located just off the main highway and is only a ten-minute drive to Whistler Village. If you don't have the luxury of a vehicle and a lot of gear, an approximately ten-minute walk to a bus stop will make the trek to the recreation of Whistler a lot easier. The hostel itself is designed like a lodge but it's quite old and very tired looking. Although moderately clean, the...
"Awesome, and for the right reasons. Assuming you're there to be on the mountain as much as possible, this is perfect, it's so close to the lifts, is situated directly above a decent breakfast spot, and you share individual rooms college dorm style so it's easy to get the sleep you need to wake up early for the lifts. Nothing is fancy but everything is perfectly what is needed." … "Loved this place. Big ups to Toshi and Scott for making...
"Fireside Lodge is a gorgeous, alpine lodge that is member owned, located just down the road from Whistler Village and a great place to base yourself to explore the surrounding area. The Location The lodge is located about three kilometers from the main village of Whistler at 2117 Nordic Drive on the right side of the road. It can be a little hard to find in the dark, but just look out for the Fireside Lodge sign after the second speed...
HI - Whistler - New Hostel
"Modern, Clean & Comfortable - I enjoyed my 2-night stay at HI Whistler. The kitchen, dining area & rec room all have great views of the mountains. The bus stop is just steps away and the bus runs quite frequently. The staff and the people that stayed at the hostel are all friendly & nice. I'd definitely recommend staying there if you're on a budget." … "Beautifully presented but dreadfully noisy to sleep - If give this hostel with its...
BCIT Lodge (Art's Hostel)
"I stayed in this hostel for a month or so back in december '05. I would agree that it has obvious downsides, such as being a bit cold, has a lack of general privacy, and is overall a bit of a hole. However for the price you pay I would say piss off to those who talk smack about it. Plus i met some sweet people at this place. Though calling it basic would be an understatement, it's livable and I had some awesome times there. The fact that Art...
Stoney Creek Lagoons 98
"Pet-friendly accommodation with self-catering facilities. Laid out over two floors, this 3 bedroom townhouse is equipped with a full kitchen, 2.5 bathrooms, king, queen and tri-bunk beds and a private hot tub with views. Other features include leather sofa and loveseat (Not a sofabed), freewireless internet, gas fireplace, 3 decks, BBQ, boot dryers, washer/dryer, 3 TV's (HD, 2 flat screen) and underfloor heating in the kitchen. This unit is...
Stoney Creek Northstar 28
"… complexes, The Lagoons, Sunpath and Northstar. Enjoy a spectacular village location with access to all Whistler/Blackcomb have to offer. Location, Location, Location!... in the village without the village noise...a park-like setting. A 2 floor, 2 bedroom 2 bath townhouse condo with gas fireplace, full kitchen, BBQ. a queen bedroom, a twins bedroom and a sofa bed, w/d, boot dryer, FREE wireless internet, 40' HD tv. **Taxes of 15%...
Stoney Creek Sunpath 28
"… located in the main Whistler/Blackcomb Village within an easy walk of all services, restaurants, shopping, tourist services, transportation and Conference Centre. A 2 floor 2 bdrm townhouse with full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, queen, tri-bunk, double sofa bed. Other features include 2 TV's, 2 decks, BBQ, gas fireplace, washer/dryer, boot dryer, FREE wireless internet, access to communal heated pool and hot tub. **Taxes of 15% are not...
Stoney Creek Sunpath 12
"A 2 floor 2 bedroom townhouse with full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, queen, tri-bunk, queen sofa bed, private hot tub overlooking communal heated pool and hot tub. Other features include 2 decks, BBQ, 2 TV's (one HD ), surround sound stereo, 2 boot dryers, washer/dryer, FREE wireless internet. All the comforts of home." … "… decks, BBQ, 2 TV's (one HD ), surround sound stereo, 2 boot dryers, washer/dryer, access to wireless internet....
Stoney Creek Lagoons 37
"… snowboard or just looking for relaxation. Accommodation in luxury townhomes right in Whistler British Columbia, Canada. Offering the most requested accommodations in Whistler, North America's finest winter and summer resort. A very bright studio, views of Whistler and the Lagoon, balcony with BBQ, flat screen TV, gas fireplace, full kitchen, washer/dryer, murphy bed, FREE wireless internet. A very comfortable unit. **Taxes of 15%...
Stoney Creek Lagoons 91
"A 1st floor, 2 bedroom townhouse condo with full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, queen, twins and sofa bed. Gas fireplace, 2 tv's, boot dryer, washer/dryer, FREE wireless internet. Note, this unit is not pet friendly." … "… 1st floor, 2 bedroom townhouse condo with full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, queen, twins and sofa bed. Gas fireplace, 2 tv's, boot dryer, washer/dryer, FREE wireless internet. Note, this unit is not pet friendly. **Taxes of...
Belle Neige Suites: Whistler
"… and Ice-climbing, Randonee, and mountaineering. Your Host is the President of the Whistler Para-Gliding Association. The other host is a Whistler/Blackcomb Ski Instructor - both having lived in Whistler for the past 20 years. Breakfast is optional for additional fee, and may be ordered with advance request for Additional Fee: cuisine on offer is superb, ranging from Belgian waffles with fruit to Apple cinnamon Pancakes with...
Golden Dreams B&B
"… Plus awarded TOP 10 B&B in CANADA! From our true west coast hospitality, inviting "THEME" rooms with cozy featherbeds, private guest living room with wood fireplace and unique country-style "Elmira Stove works" guest kitchen, even a former National Ski Team coach in-house! Feel pampered in our outdoor hot tub and savor our creative “healthiest breakfast in Whistler” with signature homemade jams and fresh baked bread. Using locally...
Inn at Clifftop Lane
"… and books,all warmed by a stove and fireplace adorned with native rock. Outside is a lovely patio terrace with a covered hot-tub viewing the surrounding mountain terrain. A stair leads down to the forest to a deck with a log gazebo,inviting summer dining in the fresh mountain air. A warm and charming B&B Inn rated 4.5 Stars by Canada Select. All rooms well decorated, equipped with sat. tv/ vcr/dvd and each room with private...
Alpine Chalet Retreat & Wellness
"… new 42" LCD Flatscreens and iPhone/iPod chargeable stereo consoles in each luxuriously appointed upscale suite. Enjoy free parking right outside the front door. Step inside to your west-coast inspired, European designed chalet. We offer free WiFi throughout the chalet, and we are pleased to be a 100% non-smoking and 100% pet-free property. Refresh yourself after a day of activities. Soak in the outdoor hot tub among the trees, or...
Whistler Travel Tips & Suggestions
There are no words to explain it!
The first time, I came by myself from Italy -- it was awesome! Whistler has the best hospitality in B.C. and it's a really funny place.
Whistler is amazing! I 100% recommend it!
Whistler is a lifestyle! Coming back home you miss it so much! I'm heading back there -- I'm not homesick, I'm Whistler-sick!
I miss Whistler so much and am coming back in August!
— dj stussy
Whistler is THE place to be. A definite must. The village, lifestyle, parties, people are living like life should be lived.
— Cherene Poidevin
You'll have the time of your life in Whistler!
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