Whistler is an all year round resort set in the beautiful Coastal Mountains, only a short journey from Vancouver on the stunning Rocky Mountaineer Sea-to-Sky Climb or along the highway. If you are looking for action after your Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour then Whistler has it all, from mountain biking, kayaking and ziplining in the summer to over 200 ski runs suitable for all abilities in the winter. For those looking for more gentle pursuits there are endless walking and cycling trails in the valley, in addition to golfing, fishing and relaxing spas. There really is something for everyone in Whistler and it is a great way to extend your Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour.
Sights and Attractions
Following an amazing trip on the Rocky Mountaineer, take time to enjoy the sights and attractions of the Olympic resort of Whistler. Listed below are just a few of the highlights, contact us at Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours for more suggestions & to make a booking.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Whistler is home to the longest and highest unsupported cable car in the world, joining the 2 peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
Open all year round the gondola gives access to some of British Columbia’s most breathtaking scenery for walkers, skiers and mountain bikers alike.
In addition, there are mountain top restaurants with truly amazing views and displays featuring Whistler’s Olympic legacy and the engineering challenge of the Peak 2 Peak.
This spectacular route initially runs along the coastal inlet of Howe Sound before climbing up into the Coastal Mountains.
Highlights include Shannon Falls, with an impressive elevation 6 times that of Niagara, and Brandywine Falls.
There is also Porteau Cove and Stawamus Chief, the second largest granite monolith following Gibraltar, and on the Rocky Mountaineer there are excellent photo opportunities through the Cheakamus Canyon.
Take to the Water
Before the creation of Whistler Village, tourists came to the area to enjoy waterborne activities and there are plenty of alternative ways to appreciate the lakes and rivers in the area.
In addition to rowing boats and pedal boats, it is possible to hire a variety of canoes and kayaks for solo or guided tours along the River of Golden Dreams.
Along the way experience the varied scenery and wildlife from ancient forests to wildflower meadows and lakeside parks, all surrounded by soaring mountain peaks.
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