Getting to Whistler

Whistler has no airport, so most visitors arrive at Vancouver, 120kms south,  and then connect to Whistler by bus or car. The trip from Vancouver by car, bus,  train or boat/bus/train combination takes in some of British Columbia’s most  breathtaking coastal and mountain scenery. Along the way, travellers can stop at  the spectacular Shannon Falls near Squamish, the BC Museum of Mining at  Britannia Beach or at the bald eagle nesting grounds in Brackendale.

By car

From Vancouver, follow Georgia street heading west (Highway 99) through  Stanley Park (the Causeway) across the Lions Gate Bridge. As the city splits  into North and West Vancouver, follow the signs to West Vancouver; you will now  be on Marine drive. The first intersection you come to will be Marine Drive and  Taylor Way. Stay in the right lane and turn right onto Taylor Way towards the  mountains. You will pass two sets of lights on Taylor Way; at the third set of  lights, turn left to connect with Highway 99 to Whistler. Travellers from the  northeast can get to Whistler via Highway 99.

By rail

Whistler Mountaineer leaves from North Vancouver daily at 08:30 for the  3-hour scenic journey along the Ski-to-Sky route. The train returns to Vancouver  daily at 19:45. The BC Rail Station is located at the foot of Pemberton Avenue  in North Vancouver. The station is not accessible in winter by public bus, so  you will need to take a taxi. Reservations are required. Check out details at:; or  call: +1800 687 7245.

By bus

Perimeter’s Whistler Express provides services from Vancouver Airport to  Whistler nine times a day, with the last bus leaving at 23:30. Reservations are  required by noon, one day in advance. A note on ground transportation: the  Perimeter bus only drops off and picks up passengers at certain hotels. If you  are staying somewhere that isn’t on the list, you must get yourself and your  bags to a pick up point on time. Keep that in mind when you make room  reservations. Phone: +1 604 266 5386 (Vancouver); +1 604 905 0041  (Whistler); website:

By air

Vancouver International Airport is located 120kms from Whistler and is a  modern facility offering daily scheduled flights to and from a large number of  North American, European and international destinations. Bus services run  between the airport and Whistler. Meanwhile, taxis are on hand, as are car hire  companies. The airport offers good passenger facilities including ATMs, bureaux  de change and information desks.

Now that you have arrived you need to figure out where to stay!