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Whistler's Popularity as a Holiday Destination

Oct 12, 2007
Whistler is a year-round tourist destination, located about two hours drive from Vancouver, in Canada. An alpine style village, Whistler's dramatic scenery coupled with pristine lake, glacier fed streams, and amazing waterfalls is simply magnificent. Boasting of the largest skiing area in all of the North America, Whistler is undoubtedly the number one ski resort in the world.

In addition, Whistler is also much favored as an excellent summer holiday destination. The list of recreational as well as adventurous activities in Whistler is limitless, ranging from mountain biking, hiking and boating to horseback riding, mountain biking, and glacier skiing.

Much of the glory of Whistler is revolved around the two majestic mountains in the region - the Blackcomb and Whistler, both of which together feature more than 8000 acres of skiable terrains, apart from over 200 marked trails and 33 lifts.

As a world-class ski resort, Whistler caters to all levels of skiers. For veterans, Whistler has some best options such as amazing alpine bowls, mogul fields, quiet tree skiing, and steep powder chutes. No matter, if you are a beginner, then there are safe as well as suave runs for you. In addition, Whistler boasts of one of the best ski schools in the world, offering skiing and snowboarding lessons, scheduled camps, and special features for children.

Whistler also serves as a perfect ground for a range of other winter activities such as snowmobiling, horse-drawn sleigh riding, heli skiing and snowboarding, zip trek eco tours, dog sledding, and snowshoeing.

During the summer, Whistler becomes an unparalleled destination for world-class golf and eco-adventure activities. Each of the golf courses in the region is incredible, and is located within breathtaking surrounding blessed with forested borders and stunning lakes. Popular among the Whistler's golf courses are Whistler Golf Course, designed by the golf legend Arnold Palmer, Nicklaus North Golf Course, Chateau Whistler Golf Club, and Big Sky Golf and Country Club, which is built at the foot of the enchanting snow-capped Mount Currie.

Whistler also provides opportunities for such exciting summer activities as fishing and rafting in some of the best rivers in the area, jet boating on the Lillooet Lake, and kayaking on the Golden Lake. For adventurers, some of the best choices are flightseeing, which enables you to fly across the splendid mountains and glaciers; bungee jumping in the much famed valley site; zipline tour, which allows you to enjoy the fabulous views of valleys, rushing creeks, and old dense forests.

If you are interested in sightseeing, then take some interesting tours to explore the beauty of the place. With a guided ATV tour, enjoy the beauty of Blackcomb Mountains. Nothing would be better than a heli hiking to explore the exquisiteness of Whistler Mountains on the glaciated regions.

Further, discover the long-hidden back country lakes, rivers, and waterfalls of the region by taking a wildlife tour, which in turn allows navigate through the area's some of the best terrains and forestry roads. Likewise, take a train tour to enjoy the breathtaking views of beautiful canyons and deep gorges of the region.

Aside its superb facilities for a plethora of activities, Whistler is home to a multitude of historical buildings, each of them reflecting the rich history of the region. Additionally, Whistler has a good number of natural parks and museums, such as, Green Lake Park, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, Narin Falls Provincial Park, and Whistler Museum and Archives. Landmarks also include Whistler Farmers' Market, the Adventure Zone, and Marketplace Play structure.

Equally fascinating is the vibrant nightlife of Whistler, with the performance of internationally renowned DJs and live music concerts. Whistler also has to its credit more than 80 restaurants, which are among the best in British Columbia. Above all, Whistler is truly a shopper's paradise, with pedestrian-friendly pathways leading through a number of boutiques, theaters, art galleries, and shops,

When comes to accommodation options, Whistler not only provides ski-in and ski-out chalets as well as condos but also a range of other choices in the form of budget villas, hotels, and luxurious resorts. Accommodation choices available in Whistler mostly cater to every requirement, with choices from one bedroom accommodation to six or seven bedroom mansion-style home with capacity to accommodate more than 25 people. Further, all of them come coupled with a host of peerless amenities including high-end rooms attached luxurious bath facilities, TV with satellite facilities, fully equipped kitchen, and laundry facilities.

In short, with an array of astounding choices, Whistler has something for everyone!
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Skiatwhistler.com offers real time bookings of premium properties in the world class ski resort of Whistler, British Columbia. Our business is to market property rentals in Whistler to high end vacationers in order to maximize property owners' return on investment (ROI).
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