Whistler in British Colombia is an easy place to get around. Located just two hours’ drive north of Vancouver, Whistler is nestled in between two majestic mountains with a bustling base village. Whether you are an adventure junkie who loves outdoor activities or a nature lover who wants to relax at the resort with the stunning mountain views, this destination caters to every type of traveler.
Getting out and about Whistler is a breeze, there’s pedestrianized valley trails that are interlinked, frequent and affordable bus system, plenty of taxi and rent-a-car stations. If you choose to use the public transportation system to travel in and around Whistler, it is easy to navigate.
How to Get to Whistler
Located on the west coast of British Columbia, traveling into Whistler is fairly a smooth ride. For those who prefer traveling by air, you could get to the closest international airport in Vancouver with IATA code YVR. It is located a little over 130 km from Whistler. You could also drive take a joyous drive through the Sea to Sky highway, also known as Highway 99. The picturesque ride is worth every effort.
Whistler Public transportation
The Whistler Transit system, by BC Transit, is an affordable way to get around the city. Whether you are traveling to Whistler during winters or summers, you can totally depend on public transportation to get around. The transit system runs every 12 minutes throughout the day. Once you have prepared your itinerary, all you need is a google map to tell which buses to get from point A to point B. You could either opt for a monthly pass for $50 or a cash fare of $2.50 each way. If you are planning to use the transit system to get around the city, we recommend you consider the schedule and routes along with the hotels of your choice. Transit tickets can be purchased at most supermarkets, the Whistler Visitor Center, HI Hostel and the Meadow Park sports center.
Driving in and around Whistler
If you love exploring the destination in style, rent-a-car, and cruise through the twisted roads of Whistler. With a Canadian driving license, you can choose your car rentals from popular brands like Avis, Enterprise, Hertz and National car rentals. Alternatively, you could also try Turo to book car rentals online. Driving in and around Whistler at your convenience adds much-needed flexibility and a slice of extra freedom to move around with lesser dependency.
Whistler Resort Cabs – 604-938-1515
Whistler Taxi – 604-932-3333
Don’t let transportation hold you back to venture out and about Whistler. Explore the neighborhoods with on call taxi service. There are two taxi companies in Whistler, namely Whistler Resort Cabs and Whistler Taxi that are available 24hours. Depending on the size of your travel group, you also have the flexibility to book a 7-seater, it definitely works out cheaper in comparison to the bus. If you are residing at one of the resorts in town, there are prompt taxi services available at your convenience.
The Valley Trail in Whistler
Explore your adventurous side and embark on a journey to discover Whistler like an old school tourist. Pick a valley trail map that will guide you will all the necessary information of the connected and interconnected trails. You could either bike your way through the trails or challenge yourself to take a hike, either way, you get to admire the scenic destination to its best.