Whistler Canada - Everything you need to know for your next Ski holiday


Getting Here


Access By Air

The closest airport to Whistler is Vancouver International Airport, located 135 km south of Whistler. From Vancouver you’re less than 3 hours from Whistler and you can hire a car or take a shuttle bus to get there.

Access By Car

The drive from Vancouver International Airport  is roughly 2.5 hours along the Sea to Sky Highway (scenic Highway 99). The drive is spectacular offering ocean and mountain views.  

When the weather is good, the drive is considered easy as it’s only one road into Whistler driving North through Squamish. With many viewpoints along the way it’s worth taking in the views scoping out the waters of Howe Sound, Mount Garibaldi, The Chief in Squamish and Black Tusk. Although the drive on the Sea to Sky Highway is a fairly smooth drive, travellers also need to be aware of wildlife such as deers and bears. 

If travelling on a weekend be aware of high volumes of traffic- Northbound on a Friday and Southbound on a Sunday (especially in the afternoons). It’s a good idea for travellers to plan their holiday to avoid peak times. This will allow for more time on the slopes.

One way and return car rentals are available from Vancouver and Whistler with Alamo, Budget, Discount, Hertz, National and Thrifty. 

Whistler has four paid parking lots available for visitors, however it is worth checking if your accommodation offers onsite parking with your booking.

Access By Shuttle Bus

Whistler Connection offers door- to door service frequently. Sit back and enjoy the views on the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway. Whistler Connection offers multiple pickup locations within the city of Vancouver to cater to all travellers. Private charters are also available upon request. 

If you’d like to book transfers with your ski package speak to one of our travel specialists at Liquid Snow Tours.




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