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One of our favourite things about Whistler is that even though it has so much to offer, it’s still very easy to get around and see everything! One minute you can be having a coffee in a trendy cafe and next minute strolling on a lakeside trail immersed in nature.

People travel from all over the world to our gorgeous mountain town and once you’re here there are many different ways to explore Whistler. From cycling on the Valley Trail or hopping between mountains on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Whistler has some memorable transport options! Some may be more suitable in the summertime, but there’ll always be plenty of ways to get around Whistler.

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The Valley Trail

The Valley Trail is central to life in Whistler. It’s a pedestrian paradise. No vehicles are allowed on this two-lane path that works its way into every part of our town. You’ll find people skating, rollerblading, jogging, cycling and walking on the trail. You can spend summer days jumping between lakes and walking the Valley Trail with friends. Or find a shortcut to the bike trails and avoid cycling on the highway. 

The Valley Trail network spans from Function Junction in the south through to Emerald Estates north of Whistler. With the Valley Trail, you can easily access hiking trails like The Train Wreck, beautiful viewing points on Green Lake and bike trails at Lost Lake. 

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Buses

Buses in Whistler keep people moving all year long. Creekside is serviced by four different bus routes, all of which stop in Whistler Village. All buses in Whistler can carry bikes on a front-mounted rack - perfect for when you’re exhausted after a long day in Whistler Mountain Bike Park! As a ski town, it’s perfectly normal for people to catch the bus home with their skis and snowboards in tow.

You can buy a one-way fare from the bus driver for $2.50, or else monthly passes or 10-trip passes can be bought at the Tourist Information Centre.

Taxis

Even though Whistler is quite a compact town, sometimes it’s necessary to quickly jump in a taxi and get to your destination. The taxi loop is located beside the Tourist Information Centre and always has a steady flow of taxis. Unfortunately, there are no Ubers or Lyfts in Whistler but local taxi company, Whistler Taxi, is very popular thanks to their app where you can book a cab. 

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Walking Around Whistler Village

One of our favourite things about Whistler Village is the fact that it is pedestrianized! It gives the village a unique and welcoming feel. You can easily hop from restaurants to bars without the noise or danger of busy roads. The pedestrianisation also means the village is easily walkable, you can cross the entire village by foot in a matter of minutes.

The Village Stroll winds its way from Marketplace, where you’ll find the Olympic Rings, up to the base of Whistler Mountain. You’ll stumble across cute stores, gorgeous restaurants and cool bars on your walk through the village.

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Gondola

One of the coolest things about Whistler is that you can get around by gondola! For a scenic trip between Creekside and Whistler Village, why not hop on a gondola? You can upload, grab a bite to eat in the Roundhouse Lodge and get the Whistler Village Gondola down to Whistler Village. Or if you want to go to Blackcomb Mountain, just jump on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

Upper Village on Blackcomb Mountain can also be accessed by gondola. Upper Village has a number of restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as being quite close to Whistler Sliding Centre.

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Hiking Trails

We’re very lucky to have lots of easily accessible hiking trails in and around Whistler. On a warm summers day, there’s nothing quite like a short hike on the trail network at Cheakamus. You can take a detour on your way from Creekside to Cheaky’s Cafe and spend some time of the trails.

Whistler is a beautiful place and so easily accessed and explored. Book a stay with us and come experience it for yourself!