The drive from Vancouver Airport up to Whistler Village is about two and a half hours of pure eye candy. Although I mention a drive, you really don’t need a car in Whistler at all. This village is all about walking or biking or skating. It’s about all things active. It’s about family time, energy, and being fit and outdoors.
It’s easy to see how Whistler came to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2010. You can rent a bike for extreme mountain biking in the morning, then snowboard on the glacier in the afternoon. (Yes, you can still snowboard through August.) You can paddle by kayak down the River of Golden Dreams, tour the mountains in search of black bears, or take a hummer to the Cedar Forest. There’s hiking to be done on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, ziplining, museums, libraries, beaches, theaters, nightclubs and shops.
When you come to Whistler, bring your spirit of adventure and your energy. The provincial liquor stores often give away free shots (I mean samples) of various products to try. Be sure to wrap up your day with a visit to Sachi Sushi for Agadashi Spicy Tofu.