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Popular amenities for Whistler vacation rentals

Stay near Whistler's top sights

Whistler Blackcomb85 locals recommend
Creekside Village21 locals recommend
Purebread187 locals recommend
Scandinave Spa Whistler162 locals recommend
Rimrock Café181 locals recommend
Audain Art Museum178 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Whistler

  • Total rentals

    3.5K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    171K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.9K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    360 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.7K properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Whistler

All About Whistler

Two hours north of Vancouver lies Whistler, a scenic ski village in British Columbia hailed as one of the world’s premier ski destinations. Located at the base of the soaring Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, Whistler boasts thousands of acres of skiable terrain and more than 200 marked trails, with its longest run spanning seven miles, inviting skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels to shred the slopes.

Whistler also boasts an active art scene, with museums, galleries, and studios all over town. The pedestrian-only village is full of cafes and cozy pubs, where you can get a taste of the local après-ski atmosphere with live music, heated outdoor terraces, and prime views of skiers gliding down the snowy slopes. When the snow melts, you can hop on a bike and take to the mountain trails, gather for a lakeside picnic, or boost your adrenaline with a zipline ride.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Whistler

Whistler enjoys a long yet moderate winter season that spans November through March. Visiting during this time gives you the best chance of experiencing fresh snowfall, whether you’re a pro skier or prefer to enjoy the flurries with a mug of warming mulled wine. During the winter, Whistler transforms into a wonderland as powder-fresh snow, and colorful twinkling lights embellish the trees and buildings and amplify the festive atmosphere of the town. Temperatures start to rise in April and continue to increase throughout the spring months. Summer provides ideal weather for hiking, paddleboarding on the lake, and high-octane activities, including ziplining and mountain biking. Once the ice thaws, the rich colors of Whistler’s surrounding landscape are at their most vibrant.

Top things to do in Whistler

Audain Art Museum

One of Whistler’s cultural hotspots, the Audain Art Museum sits in the center of town. The modern, geometric architecture of the building, which includes a trapezoidal roofline, is a marvel on its own, while the striking combination of natural and contemporary elements complement the bountiful alpine landscape. Throughout the year, you can peruse permanent collections of artworks and temporary exhibitions that feature pieces from Canadian and international artists.

Train Wreck Trail

Train Wreck Trail’s alluring juxtaposition between lush forest and decades-old train cars offers a unique hiking experience that combines art, history, and nature. Rusted boxcars adorned with graffiti and murals are scattered throughout the short trail — a round trip is approximately 1.3 miles. Along the way, you’ll encounter the iconic suspension bridge, which features a playful locomotive-themed design and provides overhead views of the Cheakamus River.

Brandywine Provincial Park

Brandywine Provincial Park lies ten miles southwest of Whistler and showcases the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Here you’ll find hiking, peaceful picnic spots, and mountain biking galore. Head to the main walking trail for a picturesque stroll to Brandywine Falls, the spectacular 230-foot waterfall. Further along the trail, you’ll find more viewing platforms with breathtaking views of the valley.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Whistler?

    Whistler experiences a coastal temperate climate. Winters typically range from 20°F (-6°C) to 35°F (1°C), providing ideal conditions for snow sports. Summers can reach up to 80°F (26°C), perfect for outdoor activities like hiking and biking. Expect rain throughout the year, particularly in the fall.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Whistler?

    Whistler provides various activities throughout the year. During the winter, visitors enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing on the expansive mountain slopes. When the weather warms up, people often go mountain biking, golfing, and exploring local wildlife.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Whistler?

    Winter is a popular time to visit Whistler due to the high-quality snow sports. The Whistler Film Festival in December and the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in April attract many visitors. Summer is also popular for outdoor activities, with the Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival in August being a highlight.

  • What are the best places to stay in Whistler?

    Whistler Village is the most popular area to stay, with many accommodation options and easy access to restaurants, shopping, and activities. Upper Village, known for its ski-in, ski-out accommodations, and Creekside, a quieter option with its own gondola, are also frequently suggested.

  • What are the best places to visit in Whistler?

    Whistler is home to many notable locations. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Whistler Blackcomb, and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre are often recommended. The Whistler Village, with its numerous shops and restaurants, is a favourite among visitors.

  • What are some hiking trails in Whistler?

    Whistler boasts a variety of hiking trails for different skill levels. The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, the High Note Trail, and the Cheakamus Lake Trail are among the most popular options. These trails provide opportunities to explore Whistler's lush forests, lakes, and scenic mountain landscapes.

  • What are some family activities to do in Whistler?

    Families visiting Whistler frequently enjoy hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. The Whistler Olympic Park provides engaging learning experiences about the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Family Adventure Zone is also popular for its range of fun family activities.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Whistler?

    For day trips, visitors frequently embark on journeys to the stunning Joffre Lakes or the historic Britannia Mine Museum. Another popular option is a scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, offering breathtaking coastal views.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Whistler?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Whistler. From over 1,420 condo rentals, over 760 apartment rentals, over 220 house rentals to over 10 cabin rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Whistler?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,300 vacation rentals in Whistler featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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