Once called London Mountain, Whistler Mountain earned its current name from the whistling calls of the furry marmots that inhabit the area. Today, it’s one of the most popular ski destinations in the world, and was even the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. While certainly a skier’s delight, the abundance of year-round outdoor activities makes Whistler vacation rentals a perennial favorite for traveling families.
The Coast Mountains in Canada span from Vancouver, BC into the Yukon—almost 1,000 miles. Within this dramatic range of snow-capped peaks and glacial lakes is Whistler Mountain, standing at 7,156 feet in elevation and located just north of Vancouver.
The town of Whistler, an idyllic alpine village, rests on the mountainside and offers seemingly endless opportunities for dining, shopping, spas, and outdoor access. A visit to our Whistler cabin rentals puts you amid some of British Columbia’s most beautiful scenery and boundless activities.
Undoubtedly, the biggest draw to our Whistler condos is their proximity to world-famous skiing and snowboarding. The resort area of Whistler Blackcomb is a coveted destination for snowsport enthusiasts and a great place for families learning to ski.
Whistler Blackcomb boasts over 8,100 acres of slopes with more than 200 trails. Terrain parks, glaciers, and alpine bowls provide a diverse landscape so that each new run is as exhilarating as the last. Whether you’re careening down fresh powder on a black diamond or taking the kids to their first lesson on the bunny slopes, there’s plenty of terrain for every level of experience.
If fast-paced snowsports aren’t your style, there’s still plenty to keep you busy near our Whistler vacation rentals. Visit the tubing park on Whistler Blackcomb or try some outdoor ice skating at the Olympic Plaza. Take in your beautiful surroundings on the nearby trails that are perfect for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. For a truly memorable experience, you can glide through the old growth forests on a dog sledding adventure.
If you’re visiting in the colder months, fun is never far away in this winter wonderland. Be sure to book a Whistler cabin rental with a hot tub—it’s the perfect way to wind down after a day of snowy exploration.
While it’s true that winters are the busiest time to visit—especially the last week of December—a summer trip to our Whistler condo rentals offers an entirely different style of outdoor adventure. The warm months are best spent hiking in provincial parks, white water rafting, or kayaking and fishing in one of the nearby lakes.
For a family-friendly hike, head to Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. You can drive about 20 minutes to reach this short hike (just about half-a-mile) through a lush gorge that ends with a 65-foot cascading waterfall.
Or, if you want more of a challenge, drive about 20 minutes from our Whistler vacation rentals to the trailhead for Wedgemount Lake. With over 3,600 feet of elevation gain in about four miles, you’ll certainly have your work cut out for you, but the end result is well worth the effort: a breathtaking, opal-blue alpine lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
Thrill seekers will delight in the abundance of whitewater rafting on the Elaho River or rock climbing on the crags at the Black Tusk, both within an easy distance from your Whistler cabin. Or, if you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, head to Rainbow Park Beach for a day of swimming or kayaking in Alta Lake, playing volleyball in one of the courts, or enjoying a sunny lunch at a picnic table.
When you’re all tuckered out from your time outdoors, you can still enjoy all the fun goings-on at Whistler. A day at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center is a must, where you can learn about the history and culture of the First Nations native to the region. Spend an afternoon with the displays and artifacts, drum and song performances, and hands-on craft classes.
Visit the Audain Art Museum for your fill of British Columbian art from the 18th century to present day; the Maury Young Arts Center focuses on contemporary art, performances, and events. If you want to really pamper yourself, end your art-filled day with a massage at Scandinave Spa.
Our Whistler vacation rentals are surrounded by restaurants and cafes that offer every cuisine imaginable. Experience an evening of fine dining at Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, or you can enjoy the Instagrammable atmosphere and food at Stonesedge Kitchen. Foodies will have their work cut out for them—Whistler is home to sushi restaurants, creperies, Irish pubs, Australian meat pie bakeries, taquerias, and dozens more.
There’s so much to do and see at Whistler. Whether you’re planning the ski trip of a lifetime, or yearning for a hike in these incredible mountain ranges, there’s no wrong time to visit. Treat yourself to an unforgettable getaway with our Whistler vacation rentals—browse our collection and start planning today.