Credited to Chris Eyres
Canada's most famous ski resort, Whistler, sits at the feet of two immense mountains: Whistler and Blackcomb. Together, these impressive peaks form the biggest winter sports area in North America, and the always bustling Whistler Village provides immediate access to some of the best skiing around.
Whistler certainly had international cachet before it co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics with Vancouver, an easy 90-minute drive away by car, but the games only amplified the mountain resort's fame as a recreation hot spot.
Since the world comes to ski and visit, the village has a comfortable variety of tourist accommodations, from condos to luxury hotels, all packed along the ambling Village Stroll, a pedestrian-only path lined with countless fun things to do, from great dining experiences in its many restaurants, to shopping in its boutique stores, art galleries, and gift shops.
Surrounding the village, this rugged region is a mix of untamed rivers, teal-blue lakes, unending forests, and volcanic peaks. Only one main road, Highway 99–also known as the Sea-to-Sky Highway–connects the area's attractions and communities, a scenic drive that rates as one of Canada's most spectacular road trips.
Credit to Lana and Michael Law
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