Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination amongst the finest British Columbia ski resorts. Consistently ranked one of the top mountain resorts in North America, Whistler features majestic mountains, a fascinating selection of seasonal and year-round activities, including skiing and snowboarding, three championship golf courses, more than 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world.
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Rarely dipping below -10°C (12°F) in the valley and -15°C (5°F) during the coldest part of the year. Summer temperature range from highs of 21°C / 70°F to 27°C / 80°F with August being the warmest month.
All persons entering Canada must fill out a declaration for Canada Customs.
Each visitor over the age of 19 may import, duty free, a maximum of 40 ounces (1.1 litres) liquor or wine, or 288 ounces (8.5 litres) of beer or ale, up to 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes and 8 ounces (200 grams) of tobacco.
For entry requirements regarding travel visas for Canada, contact Immigration Canada at 1-888-242-2100 (in Canada) or visit their website at www.cic.gc.ca. For travelers outside Canada, please contact the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission, or consulate in your region.
Tipping is standard practice. The standard minimum tip is 15%. Tips are also given to taxi drivers, hairdressers, bartenders, spa therapists, hotel attendants and bellhops.
Canada follows the International Metric System. Temperature, rainfall measures, distance, weight and velocity are expressed in metric units. Distance is measured in kilometres (km).
In addition to banks and hotels that exchange currency, there are currency exchange locations in the village.
Credit Card use is widespread. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB International are accepted in nearly all shops, restaurants and hotels.
A 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) is applicable for most transactions, while an additional 8% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and 3% Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) is levied for accommodations and 10% PST for alcoholic beverages.
110V, 60Hz. For visitors from other countries, an adaptor may be required for electrical appliances.
From world-class skiing and boarding on two mountains, to the many charms of the pedestrian-only alpine Village, the winter season in Whistler must be experienced to be believed.Find Out More