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Whistler Visitor Centre

Whistler Visitor Centre

Welcome to Whistler! Whether you are in town for a day trip or an extended vacation, drop in and speak to one of our friendly and professional team members for up-to-date information on what's happening around town. We can assist with everything from accommodation and bus schedules to directions and activity information - just ask!

We live, work and play in Whistler year-round - here are some of our favourite things to do this season:


Take a drive out to Whistler Olympic Park, around 25 minutes south of the village by car. Once at the park you can enjoy an afternoon of outdoor fun:

  • You can rent a pair of cross country skis and explore the network of trails. You can also grab a pair of snowshoes and wander through the 35km of snowshoe trails.
  • If skiing or snowshoeing is not for you then you can try some good old fashioned tobogganing. Toboggans and helmets are available there if you need them or you can bring your own.
  • If tobogganing is not extreme enough then you can try Bromley Baseboarding, an exciting hybrid of skeleton and tobogganing. The Baseboarding hill you slide down is 1.5km and the best part is the chairlift ride back to the top of the hill so no hiking is required.
  • Another activity that is available at Whistler Olympic Park is the Olympic Biathlon Experience. This activity gives you the opportunity to shoot the biathlon rifles just like the Olympians do, you can choose to do this after your ski for the full experience or just try the biathlon without skiing.
  • You can even try riding fat tire bikes on the snow, with four fat bikes available for rent this year!

After all of that activity you will want to fill up with a nice hearty meal which you can find at the Brandywine Restaurant, they serve everything from chili to hot cocoa.

-Carmen, Visitor Centre Agent

If you love sunsets or are an avid shutterbug Whistler offers some amazing viewpoints to ’ooh’ and ’ahh’ over the scenery. In winter you can see the alpenglow - brilliant orange and pink skies that drape the snowy white mountains in mind-blowing colour. This is our version of a sunset and can be seen between 3-5 PM. Here are two of my favourite spots to pause and take a quick photo:

  • The North village bridge that takes you towards the Olympic rings gives you great views of Rainbow and Sprout Mountains on one side and Blackcomb Mountain on the other. One of the best photo spots in the village any time of the year.
  • Nine kilometers north of the village on Highway 99 is Green Lake, Whistler’s largest lake. Looking across the lake from the car pullout you have a full view of the ski runs on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains plus views of the Horstman Glacier. If you are lucky in the winter time you might see a game of shinny (pond hockey) being played on the icy lake.
-Shannon, Visitor Centre Supervisor

Services

The Whistler Visitor Centre is Whistler’s official resource for all in-resort information (activities, dining, accommodation and transportation). The Visitor Centre offers a range of products and provides quick, accurate and friendly service.

  • Brochures, maps, guide books
  • Accommodations and Activity Booking
  • Information on local events, dining options, shops, sightseeing and more
  • Whistler Transit bus schedules and tickets
  • Pacific Coach Lines Shuttle Bus Bookings
  • British Columbia information
  • Bear Smart souvenirs
  • Postage – Single Canadian, International and US stamps
  • Calling cards

BC Travel Planning

As well as up-to-date information on everything Whistler has to offer, the Whistler Visitor Centre is the first point of reference for tourists to gather information about other communities in the beautiful province of British Columbia. Guests are welcome to come in and explore a wide range of information on accommodations, tours, events, recreational opportunities, parks and other provincial destinations. The staff are both knowledgeable and resourceful, ready to assist visitors and community members alike with their travel planning.

Drop in for advice, or if you prefer Whistler Visitor Centre agents are also availabe to answer questions by phone and email.

Contact Details

Drop in for advice, or if you prefer we can are answer questions by phone and email:

Phone
1.604.935.3357
Toll-Free
1.877.991.9988
Email
activity@tourismwhistler.com

Hours

Months Hours
January - April Monday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
May-June Daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
July - August Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
September - mid December Daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Christmas Holidays Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Where is the Whistler Visitor Centre?

The Whistler Visitor Centre is located at 4230 Gateway Drive Whistler, adjacent to the bus and taxi loop. Parking is available outside the Centre for a small fee, or you can park for free in Lot 4 and 5.


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