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It's tough at the top, but Whistler can handle it

Is there any ski resort on the North American continent more legendary than Whistler? No, we can't think of one either. It played a major role in the 2010 Winter Olympics, and with its perfect snow sports facilities, jaw-dropping beauty and world-class infrastructure, you can see what the fuss is about. But Whistler vacation rentals are about more than just what happens on the slopes. The town's popular with visitors and seasonal workers from around the globe, giving it a unique, international vibe. And that's before we even get started on its awesome eateries and its killer apres-ski scene.

Things to do

Sometimes it's nice to do things the easy way

Even if you've no intention of strapping planks to your feet, a ride on the Whistler gondolas is an absolute must. The star attraction is the Peak 2 Peak gondola, which means you can go up 1 mountain, traverse across and come down the other. Back in town, there are plenty of attractions that don't involve getting wet socks. Start by taking in some First Nations heritage at the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre, then keep the culture coming with a visit to the chic Audain Art Museum, with collections from the 18th century to the present day.


Which is more important – the ski or the apres?

Make no bones about it, most folk booking Whistler vacation rentals have 1 thing on their minds. Boasting more than 200 runs, Whistler is one of the biggest ski and snowboarding resorts you'll find anywhere on earth, and it's got the lifts and infrastructure to keep those slopes fed. What's more, the good times don't stop when the ski boots come off, and the apres-ski scene here is the stuff dreams are made of. Come summer, the salopettes might be back in the wardrobe, but Whistler's just getting started, with a gnarly downhill biking scene, plus hiking trails, spas and events.


Where the ski season pretty much never ends

Yes, yes, we hear what you're asking. And the good news is that Whistler vacation rentals wouldn't be so popular if the snow wasn't totally top-notch. With an average mid-mountain snowfall of 1,170 cm per year, there's plenty of powder to carve your way down. Not only that, but the ski season's incredibly long, with some runs starting up in November and remaining open right into mid-May. While summers are short, they're also warm and dry, and it's an ideal season to test your courage on the downhill biking trails, or take in some hiking in the wider area.

Natural highlights

Whistler resort is a tale of two sisters

Orientation in Whistler isn't too tricky. The resort is spread across 2 mountains – Whistler (2,182 m) and Blackcomb (2,284 m) – with the pedestrianised village down in the valley below. The snowy sisters themselves are part of the Garibaldi Ranges, most of which is protected as part of the vast Garibaldi Provincial Park. The area's home to all kinds of wildlife including bears, eagles and marmots and, in fact, it's the high-pitched call of the marmot that gives Whistler its name. The area also does a fine line in picturesque waterfalls, of which Shannon Falls and Nairn Falls are the real eye-catchers.

How to get there

How to get to and around Whistler

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Whistler Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Whistler?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,312 holiday rentals around Whistler. From 620 flats & apartments to 96 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Whistler is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Whistler?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Whistler:

  • Upper Village: 1,377 holiday homes
  • Village North: 1,501 holiday homes
  • Alta Vista: 126 holiday homes
  • Whistler Village: 1,380 holiday homes
  • Brio: 502 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Whistler?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Whistler. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Whistler Mountain Bike Park: 1,781 holiday rentals
  • Whistler Village Gondola: 1,781 holiday rentals
  • Whistler Mountain: 1,771 holiday rentals
  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club: 1,782 holiday rentals
  • Excelerator Chair Ski Lift: 1,781 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Whistler listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Whistler?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 620 Condos/Apartments in Whistler. Our other popular types of Whistler holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 96 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 28 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 39 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Whistler?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 580 holiday homes with pool available in Whistler. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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