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Why Whistler

/Why Whistler

No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America

Experience Whistler’s spectacular natural environment, unique blend of activities and quality resort facilities as you meet your educational goals.

 Visit Resort Reservations Whistler for booking options.

Whistler is located approximately 2 hours north of Vancouver and is easy to get to by ground or air transportation. By bus or car you travel along the breathtaking Sea-to-Sky Highway. A google map at the bottom of this page shows how to get from Vancouver airport to Whistler



Regardless of the season, there are adventure activities in Whistler including: alpine, nordic and back country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, bobsleigh and skeleton (Winter activities); road, mountain and downhill biking, hiking, ziplining, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding (Summer Activities).


Art and Culture

Whistler offers an array of places for creative discovery, including the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Whistler Museum, Whistler Public Library, Lost Lake PassivHaus, Maury Young Arts Centre, and the Audain Art Museum. There are local artist studies, private galleries and public art displays as well as music, film and festival events.  Find out more at Arts Whistler.



Whether you seek casual or fine dining, quick bites-to-go or leisurely local and organic foods, Whistler can suit your tastes in every price range. Visit Whistler Blackcomb for detailed ‘Dining in Whistler’ information.  Food and beverage festivals are a Whistler specialty too, as is the Whistler Farmers’ Market.



Whistler offers a diverse shopping experience along the Village Stroll and with more shops and services at Creekside, and Function Junction. For a list of stores and store categories see Whistler Blackcomb.



Experiencing Whistler can also include, playing golf, going to a yoga studio, or relaxing at a spa.  You can enjoy walking the Valley Trail and swimming or skating at Meadow Park Sports Centre.  Entertainment abounds at après activities, seasonal festivals, and concerts.  Whatever you choose, Whistler is a place for you and your family to share.



There are many types of accommodation in Whistler to suit your preferences in location, amenities and price. You can choose from full service hotels to a hostel, with many choices in between such as: bed and breakfasts, townhouses, condominiums or homes. Visit our resort partner Whistler Blackcomb for full details on accommodation and for bookings.

Move Forward - How to Register

Whether you are an educator wanting to offer a course, or a student looking to learn, use the buttons below to learn more and register.

The WLC is here to help you.


Getting to Whistler

Whistler is located approximately 2 hours north of Vancouver. Click here for transportation options.

Looking for the Whistler Learning Centre? We have changed our name to the Whistler Institute.
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