Best Areas to Stay in Whistler, Canada

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Where to stay in Whistler, Canada – A guide to the snow capital of British Columbia

Whistler is a picturesque mountain town located west of Canada, in the province of British Columbia. The city is one of the main ski destinations in North America.

Although the summers in this city are pleasant and warm, the best time to stay in Whistler is during the winter, when there are low temperatures and the mountains are covered by a blanket of snow.

During the winter, Whistler is filled with visitors who are into sports, with outdoor activities such as skiing and snowboarding. However, tourists also visit the city to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate, apart from the hustle and bustle of bigger cities.

Because it is a small town, Whistler can be easily covered on foot. However, it has several bus routes in different areas. Another transport alternative is to rent a car or travel on your own.

Inside Whistler there are two gondolas (cable cars) that operate from Whistler Village, our favorite area ( See accommodation in Whistler Village ) and a so-called” Peak 2 Peak “located at the top of Blackcomb to access the top of Whistler Mountain.

Visitors to Whistler will arrive at the Vancouver International Airport, the closest to town, located about two and a half hours away.

Whistler attractions include the Whistler Museum, located in the heart of the tourist complex, as well as neighborhoods full of art, fashion, shops, cafes, souvenir stores and landscapes that are worthy of a Christmas card.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Whistler, Canada.

The best areas to stay in Whistler, British Columbia

1. Our favorite area: Whistler Village

Adventures in Whistler start here, in the central neighborhood of Whistler Village, located at the base of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

In Whistler Village, you can do different activities during your stay in Whistler such as skiing or walking around its shops, restaurants, hotels and historical centers, such as the Audain Art Museum.

This is the best area to stay in Whistler for a family trip or a romantic getaway, thanks to its many attractions, as well as for its cozy and cheerful atmosphere.

Staying in Whistler Village offers easy access to the best shops and restaurants in town, and is also the best area for nightlife since it has several bars. Furthermore, this pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is a great choice to stay without a car.

To move to other areas of Whistler, bus stops are available along the boulevards and streets that surround this entertainment center.

Whistler Village is an excellent place to stay in Whistler if you are looking to stay surrounded by a vibrant community, lively nightlife, great views, shops and restaurants that bring dynamism to the neighborhood.

Where to stay in Whistler - Whistler Village

Where to stay in Whistler – Whistler Village

Accommodation in Whistler Village - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Whistler Village – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Whistler:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Best area for nightlife
  • Best area to stay without a car

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel Whistler

Located in Whistler, a 10-minute walk from the Blackcomb Excalibur Cable Car, this hotel offers suites with a kitchenette. There is an outdoor pool and a hot tub. Free Wi-Fi is available.

from CA$119
Budget

Pangea Pod Hotel

Pangea Pod Hotel is located in the middle of Whistler, 200 meters from the Whistler and Blackcom cable cars and 3.8 km from Lake Alpha Park. This capsule hotel is located in the Whistler Village district, in the heart of the Village Stroll pedestrian promenade.

from CA$99
Luxury

Mountain Side Hotel Whistler by Executive

This lodge-style hotel in the center of Whistler offers direct access to the ski slopes and cable car to Whistler Village, a 2-minute walk away. It has an outdoor pool and whirlpool, which remain open throughout the year.

from CA$279
 

 

 

2. Upper Village

Upper Village is also among the best areas to stay in ​​Whistler, located at the foot of the Blackcomb mountain, and it offers the best of two worlds: On one hand, an alpine environment near the heart of the village, and, on the other, many shops and restaurants.

In this area you, will find some of the best hotels in Whistler and other cozy and affordable options for all kinds of budget, which will allow you to enjoy your stay in Whistler, without missing anything.

The magic in Upper Village is due to its boutiques and food stores, townhouses and, especially, its access to world-class skiing in the winter months.

During the summer in the Upper Village, activities such as horseback riding, playing minigolf or simply enjoying the open spaces with a cocktail in the afternoon are enjoyed.

This area has several bus stops on Blackcomb Way, Glacier Dr and Spearhead Dr to move to other areas of Whistler.

Upper Village offers a combination of alpine adventure and the hustle and bustle of Whistler Village, making it one of the best areas to stay in Whistler.

Best areas to stay in Whistler, Canada - Whistler Upper Village

Best areas to stay in Whistler, Canada – Whistler Upper Village

Accommodation in Upper Village - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Upper Village – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Whistler:

  • Great area for skiing
  • Exclusive area
  • Luxury hotels

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Located in Whistler’s Upper Village, this accommodation features a heated outdoor pool and 3 hot tubs. It is an 8-minute walk from Whistler Blackcomb Ski Lift and provides free WiFi.

from CA$209
Budget

Glacier Lodge by Bill

Located in the center of the town of Whistler, this property offers a café and a restaurant. This hostel has free WiFi access in all areas. Also, in the lobby there are terminals with internet connection for a fee.

from CA$99
Luxury

The Aspens by ResortQuest Whistler

These apartments are located on Mount Blackcomb, 4 minutes’ drive from the town of Whistler. They include a full kitchen, direct access to the ski slopes and free Wi-Fi.

from CA$899
 

 

 

3. Creekside

For those looking for a more relaxing experience in Whistler, Creekside is the ideal neighborhood. This neighborhood has its own gondola, restaurants, shops and, of course, five-star hotels to satisfy the most demanding travelers.

Creekside can be visited at any time of the year, but, during the winter, it is especially charming, as you can enjoy its gastronomy, hot drinks and live music.

If you visit Whistler in the summer, one of the favorite activities among tourists is to dive in the Alpha and Nita lakes or to visit the shops and places where the culinary art of the city stands out.

Creekside is the area where Whistler began to form and is home to the first gondola, offering historic sites reflecting the past and culture of this lively village.

Creekside has a gondola to access the Whistler Mountain and have fun in the snow. From there, you can take the “Peak 2 Peak” gondola that connects with the Blackcomb mountain.

Creekside is one of the best areas to stay in Whistler for travelers looking for a relaxing environment away from the hustle and bustle of Whistler Villag, with options for sporting activities.

Best areas to stay in Whistler BC - Creekside

Best areas to stay in Whistler BC – Creekside

Accommodation in Creekside - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Creekside – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Whistler:

  • Easy access to the mountains
  • Peaceful area
  • Luxury hotels

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Nita Lake Lodge

    Located in Whistler, just 500 meters from Whistler Mountain and the Creekside Gondola, this hotel is next to a lake and has a spa. All accommodations have a gas fireplace.

    from CA$159
 

 

 

4. Aspens on Blackcomb

The area that includes the ski resort in Blackcomb known as Aspens On Blackcomb is another of the best areas to stay in Whistler.

This station is the largest in all of North America and has its own gondola called “Peak 2 Peak” located on the top of the Blackcomb mountain to move to Whistler Mountain.

This area is visited by millions of tourists a year and is one of the busiest areas in all Whistler, so the accommodation is abundant in the vicinity of the mountain.

In Aspens on Blackcomb, you can enjoy spectacular views and activities designed for the enjoyment of the family on a trip to Whistler, such as ski programs for children, walks and accommodation for any taste.

Blackcomb Mountain is a 7-minute walk from Whistler Village and features upscale shopping, luxury hotels, and restaurants that make Aspens on Blackcomb one of the best areas to stay in Whistler.

Where to stay in Whistler BC - Aspens on Blackcomb

Where to stay in Whistler BC – Aspens on Blackcomb

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    The Aspens on Blackcomb

    The Aspens On Blackcomb is located in Whistler, 7 km from Alpha Lake Park, and offers accommodation with a seating area and a flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

    from CA$199
 

 

 

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