Wednesday, 9 January 2008 – Wolfgang Jaegel
Built around two picturesque mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb – Whistler is a year-round resort, located about 150 kilometers north of Vancouver through the Highway 99 and about 350 kilometers from Seattle, Washington. Boasting of the longest skiing season in Canada and two majestic ski mountains offering over 200 diverse runs as well as more than 7000 acres of skiable terrain, Whistler has been consistently rated the number one skiing resort in North America.
No matter you are a novice, an intermediate, or an experienced hand, Whistler is a great destination for ultimate skiing experience. A good number of skiing parks and skiing learning centers are also in the region in order to make your skiing vacation in Whistler truly memorable as well as enjoyable.
However, Whistler’s fame is not just confined to skiing and other winter activities such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cat skiing, heli skiing and snowboarding, bald eagle viewing, bungee jumping, and zip trekking. But, beyond that, and offers people touring Whistler during summer to engage in a number of activities including golf, with an array of standard golf courses designed by world-renowned architects, river rafting, swimming, sun bathing, fishing, eco tours, shopping, and more.
Other than engaging in a plethora of activities, Whistler provides visitors with a large spectrum of mind blowing attractions. One can experience the beauty and tranquility of the destination even when they start their journey to Whistler via the Sea to Sky Highway, also known as the Hwy 99 from Horseshoe Bay, which in turn has been rated among the top ten picturesque highways in North America.
While your journey to Whistler, you could come along a number of incredible attractions, such as, Lion Bay, which is the largest community amid Horseshoe Bay and Squamish; Porteau Cove Provincial Park; Furry Creek, with a stunning 18-hole golf course; Brittania Beach, featuring the BC Museum of Mining; Shannon Falls, one of the world’s highest waterfalls; Murren Provincial Park, which provides great opportunities for activities such as climbing and picnicking; Squamish, which is home to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park; and Brackendale, boasting of the largest concentration of bald eagles in the world.
Perhaps the most popular among the attractions is the Whistler Mountain Gondola, rising up to a height of 1800 meters. At its atop, you could enjoy fine dining. Also, it consists of certain excellent trails that are suitable for hiking.
Another great attraction in Whistler is Garibaldi Provincial Park, which is much favored among the outdoor buffs. With its superb hiking trails, lush alpine meadows, and rare flora and fauna, the park allows visitors to indulge in a myriad of activities.
Further, the park is also much famed for its geological background, since it was formed as a result of volcanic action. Many of the peaks found within the park are the result of volcanic action, such as, the Black Tusk, the Table, the Price Mountain, and much more. Also, a not to miss attraction in the destination is Meadow Park Sports Center, which has choices to enjoy almost all activities from yoga and body building to ice skating and swimming, with such facilities as swimming pool, sauna, basketball net, and ape-swing.
A visit to Whistler would not be complete without taking a tour to its remarkable museums and galleries. Few among them are the Whistler Museum, featuring exhibits that throw light on the history of the Whistler as well as Pemberton valleys; Expressions Art Studio, which has on display artifacts including ceramics painting created by local artists; Black Tusk Gallery, displaying northwest Coast native art developed by leading artists; and the Whistler Village Art Gallery.
Attractions in Whistler also include Adventure Zone, which is a much popular place among kids and grown-ups, Parkhurst and Whistler Farmers’ Market. Aside these attractions, Whistler also has a plethora of historic buildings that stand as a great symbol of the destination’s rich heritage. Equally worth mentioning is the nightlife of the destination.
Above all, Whistler, with its fresh mountainous air, soothing surroundings, and magnificent views, has long been considered a great destination for health and wellness getaways, and hence has a continuum of yoga health studios, spa centers, professional fitness training centers, nutrition outlets, and aromatherapy clinics.
It is therefore not a wonder why people from across the world come here for a relaxing vacation. Hence, Whistler has accommodation choices to cater to all levels of tourists. For instance, if you have come here for an enjoyable skiing, then the destination has a range of ski in ski out vacation rentals of all budgets. A good number of upscale hotels and resorts are also now in the scenario to provide you superb accommodation.
About the Author:
Lynxwhistler is a high-end luxury family property unit available for vacation rental in the premier ski resort of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. The property is designed in a contemporary style, and boasts stunning views and a reserved underground parking stall right at the base of Blackcomb.
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