There are also walking path that links many of the attractions. The public transit system has flat fare of $2.50; you can get 12 tickets for $20. The bus WAVE links Whistler Village, Upper Village, and Village North. You can also get to Pemberton for $4.50. In the summer you can rent a bike and the bus can carry up to 2 bikes. Bike season is from May to October. If you are brining your own bike Greyhound will charge you an additional fee but they may request you bike be in a box. Whistler Taxi and Whistler Resort Cabs have vans that seat up to 6 people and Pemberton tax has a mini bus for up to 12. The Squamish Party bus can carry up to 14 passengers.
Things to do in Whistler
If you are visiting in the winter there are many activities to do in the snow including skiing, snowboarding, you could drive a snowmobile make a snow man, or snow angels. The Gondolas run every day except for in October and some parts of November. There is a waterfall along Brandywine Creek, and hot springs in Pemberton. You can bike through the park during season. Other activities include golfing, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and camping.
About Whistler Airport
Whistler Green Lake Water Aerodrome abbreviated YWS is located on Green Lake 3 miles (5km) north of Whistler. Whistler’s official name is Resort Municipality of Whistler. Whistler has more area to ski in than all of North America; and is the most popular tourist destination for skiing near Vancouver. Whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. Snow covers the ground from December to April.
There are many great places to eat in Whistler; you may not find a lot of international food but the selection offer up some great food. Ciao-Thyme Cage is open from 8am to 5pm, breakfast is recommended and it’s not just your usually eggs and toast. Mogul’s Coffee serves up Paninis for lunch, the samosas are good too. Mongolie Grill let you pick you own stir fry ingredients. When it’s cocktail time The FireRock Lounge has an ambiance that is as electric as its music with food to match.
Hotels near YWS
If you’re trying to stay on a budget the Southside Lodge is a good choice the offer private and dorm rooms. Dorm rooms have 4 people to a room and are $25 to $30 per night per person. A private 2 person on room is $75 to $90 per night per person. For $200 and up a night you can stay at the Summit Lodge and Spa; it’s a boutique hotel that offers deluxe and executive studio rooms as well as one bedroom suites. For the same price the Holiday Inn has kitchenettes. For a $300 to $400 price tag you can stay at the Four Season, Hilton, or the Westin all resorts that have spas and lots of amenities.
Whistler, located just outside of Vancouver, boasts the biggest skiing area in North America. This is probably why it was chosen to host the majority of the skiing and sliding events for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Schedule your airport shuttle or town car service with us ahead of time so that When you arrive at Whistler Airport you can get to your hotel and hit the slopes.