Just getting to Whistler is a picturesque ordeal: on the two-hour drive from Vancouver along the obscenely scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, visitors get a teaser of the vast mountain range surrounding the town. Rightly famous for its winter sports, Whistler was a key venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. You’ll still find the Olympic rings dotted around the village but, these days, Whistler has turned into a just-as-beloved summer destination as well, drawing mountain bikers, hikers and adventure-sports enthusiasts to the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Although the town is cute and compact, it’s easy to get lost in the central neighborhood of Whistler Village—a warren of near-identical pedestrianised streets and resort accommodation. Really though, it’s all about the great outdoors that surrounds it. Here are the very best things to do in Whistler.
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