Whistler Transportation

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    Easiest way to Whistler from YVR

    by RickinDutch Written Oct 20, 2005

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    I took Perimeter's Whistler Express to Whistler from Vancouver Airport and was glad I did so I could just relax and take in the stunning scenary on the Sea to Sky Highway.
    The bus runs about every two hours during the shoulder season and more often during summer and ski seasons. The trip takes between 2 and 2 1/2 hours depending on traffic and how many stops it has to make at downtown hotels.

    Cost was $139 CAD roundtrip. You can be picked up and dropped off at either the Vancouver Airport or any of the downtown YVR hotels. Service is popular so book in advance.

    We had a 20 passenger bus on the trip up that was quite comfortable and a 15 passenger van on the return. Driver was telling me they adjust equipment based on number of bookings and they use large luxury coaches during peak skiing season.

    Was rainy with low clouds on the way up, but nice on the trip back down the mountain. Here are some scenes from the trip.

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    Vancouver to Whistler options

    by TheTravelSlut Written Jul 28, 2006

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    I was fortunate to pick the Whistler Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Whistler and I used a LandSea Tours 24-passenger bus for the return trip so that I could see different things on a different route.

    I booked both trips via LandSea Tours.

    On the train ride up, I would recommend seats 1A or 1B for the best unobstructed view window although there really are no bad seats. The 1st class car serves a full hot breakfast, wine and snacks on the 2.5 hour trip. There is also an open air car for those that wish to soak up the outside air during the trip.

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    FREE LOCAL BUS AROUND WHISTLER

    by jhorsfield30 Written Oct 22, 2005

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    A free shuttle runs from the village to Marketplace (Village North) to the Upper Village loop, servicing Blackcomb Mountain base lodge. From June 25 through September 5, 2005, free service extends to Lost Lake Park, when parking private cars is prohibited. To encourage use of public transit and discourage travel in single occupant vehicles, the municipality offers free transit on important days throughout the year, including World Earth Day on April 22, Clean Air Day in June, International Car Free Day in September and New Year's Eve.

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    Bus it!

    by DrexelDragon Updated Mar 2, 2005

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    Kickin' back brewskie style after the bus journey.

    Taking the bus up to Whistler from the Vancouver airport isn't as bad as it may seem. Again, with it being the early season, the bus wasn't entirely full, and thus, that may have contributed to the ease of the trip. The driver has no problems in handling and accomodating your skis and gear. I ended up having a decent driver pointing out different sites along the route on the way out of the city as well. There's just one catch with the bus option. If they say it takes 1.5 hours by bus, interpret that to mean 2 hours. This might be more if the weather is poor as you travel. On the way back to the airport, we almost missed our flight, because we didn't select the safer time. Yet, that is one good thing about the bus, which is that there are a good number of arrivals and departures to select from for you trip.

    Once you get to the village, all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes.

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    Rocky Mountaineer

    by LiLz Written Oct 13, 2007

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    The Rocky Mountaineer runs between Vancouver and Whistler. The 3-hour trip takes riders through beautiful mountain scenery in an incredibly comfortable train car. We were served cocktails then high tea. The train includes an open-air car built in 1914 that is great fun to visit and a terrific place from which to snap photos. I can't think of a better way to make the trip between the cities. Once you arrive the at the station, the train provides hotel shuttles.

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    Walking around Whistler town

    by victorwkf Updated Sep 1, 2009

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    Whistler town, British Columbia, Canada
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    During the warmer months such as summer, it is perfect for walking around Whistler Village and nearby Blackcomb village. There are many shops here e.g. souvenir shops, clothings, supermarket, restaurants etc. There are maps of the entire place which can be obtained from your hotels, and there are many direction signages and location maps everywhere.

    Also, during summer, there are many colourful flowers all over the place. Besides winter, summer is the best time to visit Whistler and Blackcomb for the warm sunny weather.

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    Cable car from Whistler village up to Mt Whistler

    by victorwkf Updated Sep 18, 2009

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    Cable car up to Mount Whistler, Canada
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    The cable car from Whistler Village up to Mount Whistler is called the Whistler Village Gondola, and is the fastest and most comfortable way to reach the mountain top all year round. The price of this gondola is at the webpage below, and it also include the Peak Chair which brings you all the way to the top of the mountain.

    The sceneries of the surrounding mountains, lakes, forests and buildings from the ride are simply amazing especially on a clear day.

    In summer 2009, there will be a new ride called the Peak to Peak Gondola, which you can travel from Mount Whistler across to neighbouring Mount Blackcomb.

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    Walking to Lost Lake

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 18, 2009

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    Walking path to Lost Lake, Whistler, Canada
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    One of the best side trips of Whistler is taking a leisurely walk to Lost Lake, which is located about 2km away. The entire walk (one way) takes about 1-2 hours at a leisurely pace, and pass by a river, lovely wide trails with trees and flowers and finally to Lost Lake where there is a big garden and a beach. During summer, many people are here having picnics, beach activities, lazing around etc.

    If you are too tired to walk back to Whistler, simply take the free bus back to town (about 5-10 minutes bus ride). The bus stop at Lost Lake is conveniently located at the entrance of the garden area.

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    Bus around Whistler

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 18, 2009

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    Bus from Whistler to Lost Lake, Canada
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    There are frequent buses from Whistler to nearby places such as Lost Lake which are free of charge. Do make use of these buses to explore the surrounding areas.

    Check with your hotel conceige at Whistler for the location of the bus stops and the bus routes.

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    Getting to Whistler

    by Wilson Updated Apr 21, 2003

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    The best way to get to Whistler is to fly into Vancouver and then drive up to the mountain. It is about a 2 hour drive and worth every minute. You take highway 99, 'The Sea to Sky Highway,' and its name describes it perfectly. On one side, you have the pacific ocean, and on the other side you have stunning mountain cliffs that rise straight up from sea level. Numerous waterfalls can be found and often, you will see motorists stopping on the side of the road to better take in the scenery. The biggest waterfall has to be Shannon Falls. It is several hundered feet high and is an amazing site.
    Once in Whistler, put the car away because you won't need it. Everything is centered around the village, so pack some comfortable walking shoes. If by chance you are staying at a condo right outside the village, there is a shuttle service that will take you into the village and runs until 1 am.

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    Vancouver Airport - Whistler

    by ChrisSheena Written May 15, 2010

    The drive from Vancouver to Whistler along the Sea to Sky highway is scenic and you should take your time to take in the sights. However, our son had a 07:30hrs flight which gace us a couple of options - stay in an airport hotel the previous night or drive him down to the airport in the middle of the night. A much better alternative was for him to get the bus (Pacifc Coach lines) which picks up at various places in Whistler (he stopped at our hotel in Blackcomb at 02:40hrs) and took him straight to the airport. In April 2010, a one way adult ticket was $54. Well worth it.

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  • Vancouver to Whistler

    by plantek Written Apr 13, 2011
    Ethan and Ted saying goodbye to Vancouver

    On the 11th we collected our car and said goodbye to Vancouver (see photo of Ethan and Ted). We then had a leisurely trip to Whistler. We arrived at our hotel and found we had been upgraded to a mountain view suite - yay. That evening we had dinner and Sam and Ethan stood outside in the snow!!

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    Getting to Whistler

    by MM212 Updated Mar 17, 2012
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    To get to Whistler one must fly to Vancouver, a major city with direct flights to many global destinations. Hourly shuttle buses (by www.perimeterbus.com) connect the Vancouver airport to Whistler, in about 2.5 hours door-to-door. The drive on the Sea-to-Sky Highway, however, is incredibly spectacular! This road travels along a sound that reaches deep into the mainland and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains that descend right into the water. The attached photos, fuzzy because the bus's windows were wet, were taken during the drive.

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    Quickest Way to Whistler

    by Zroomkar Written Dec 14, 2012

    For 2012/2013, The Whistler Shuttle offers the most departures out of Vancouver Airport. I was greeted at the airport, and left yvr in 10 minutes. There is a 1 hour maximum wait guarantee and if it takes longer you get a free ride. [http://www.ridebooker.com/shuttle] . This company also offers shared taxi rides for late night travel, suv, limo and sedan options. The driver told me about alot of cool places to check out on the mountain, as well, where to avoid! The drive up is amazingly beautiful, and takes around 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Its flies by.... enjoy it!

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    Vancouver Airport to Whistler by Bus

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 19, 2009
    Bus from Airport to Whistler, Canada
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    Perimeter Bus offers express air-con bus services from Vancouver airport to Whistler via the town of Squamish. You can book on-line via the website below and the bus will drive you all the way to Whistler. The drop-off and pick-up locations at Whistler are:
    http://www.perimeterbus.com/ExpressDrops.html

    For more information on the bus schedule, please visit:
    http://www.perimeterbus.com/ExpressDepartures.html

    For more information on the fees, please visit:
    http://www.perimeterbus.com/expressrates.html

    Overall, the journey takes about 3 hours and pass through breathtaking sceneries of the sea and mountains before arriving at Whistler.

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    Dec 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    For 2012/2013, The Whistler Shuttle offers the most departures out of Vancouver Airport. I was greeted at the airport, and left yvr in 10 minutes. There is a 1 hour maximum wait guarantee and if it takes longer you get a free ride. www.ridebooker.com/shuttle . This company also offers shared taxi rides for late night travel, suv, limo and sedan options. The driver told me about alot of cool places to check out on the mountain, as well, where to avoid! The drive up is amazingly beautiful, and takes around 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Its flies by.... enjoy it!

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