Car Hire Whistler
Located on the northern side of Vancouver, British Columbia, Whistler, alpine mountain village, is home to some of the best skiing areas in the world. The city bustles with various activities during winter, as people come from different parts of the world to enjoy top notch winter sport activities such as skiing and snowboarding on the Whistler-Blackcomb runs. For those adventurous tourist who love outdoor activities, summer time offers you the chance to explore the mountains and take in the village’s sweeping mountain views.
Rent a car upon arriving in Whistler, and take road trip to the coast on the northern part of Whistler. There are numerous activities to participate in this village, as there is something to get everyone busy regardless of age, gender or size. If you are on a family vacation, you can take your kids skiing in your car rental to Whistler’s snowy region and terrain parks which extend over a landmass of about 8,100 acres.
Explore the Olympic Museum where you’ll find different sports relics from the 2010 Olympic Games. With your car hire, you can also visit the Brewing Company in Whistler where you will be guided around the brewing facility and you will also be given detailed information about the series of brewing processes.
Things Not to Miss in Whistler
- One of the most interesting activities you can participate in is either Skiing or Snowboarding on Whistler-Blackcomb, which features 37 lifts and over 200 runs.
- Enjoy great golfing experience at one of the numerous golf courses in the village such as the Nicklaus North and the Whistler Golf course.
- Shopaholics are not left out as the Whistler village offers great shopping experience. Visit the many stores for a wide range of locally made goods, clothing and souvenirs.
- During summer, don’t miss out on visiting the beach at the Lost Lake Park to relax and catch a scenic view.
When to Go to Whistler
If you love Skiing or Snowboarding, then the best time to visit Whistler is from December to April. But for those who love outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking, the best time to visit is between July and August.
The Dos and Don’ts of Whistler
Do – skiing and snowboarding on the Whistler Backcomb, which happens to be the largest ski resort in North America stretching over 8100 acres of terrain.
Don’t – ski for just a day, if you intend skiing, then ensure you ski for a minimum of three days in order to get the best of it all
Do – ensure you make the best use of the free mountain host guided hours starting from 11:30 a.m on Whistler and Backcomb at the top of the Gondolas.
Don’t – eat exactly when it’s lunch time, the best time to eat is before or after lunch time to avoid the crowd. You can decide to use lunch time for more exploratory purposes
Do – backcountry skiing. But before trying that, it is advisable to first take a backcountry course and learn some basic rudiments of backcountry skiing.
Don’t – partake in backcountry skiing without undergoing the basic training, it is extremely dangerous to ski without a firsthand experience. If you lack the basic training or experience, you could stay in Bounds and appreciate the view of the over 800 acres of terrain on Whistler Backcomb.