The Vancouver - Whistler - Chilcotin region of British Columbia is a dynamic region offering a variety of activities year round. More...
The Vancouver - Whistler - Chilcotin region of British Columbia is a dynamic region offering a variety of activities year round.
Vancouver is the starting point for many great Canadian adventures with its major international airport and ferry terminals that serve Vancouver Island and remote coastal and island communities. Vancouver is a stunning city surrounded by mountains and ocean and offers countless outdoor activities. Fish for salmon, view killer whales, hike your way up the north shore's Grouse Mountain or tee off at a world-class golf course. Tour the art galleries and shopping districts on Granville Island and Gastown or walk through the picturesque Stanley Park or along the beach at English Bay. Vancouver has it all.
Some of the best downhill skiing and heliskiing in Canada is found at Whistler, less than 2 hours from Vancouver. Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, this resort community offers adventure summer and winter, but its snow is why most adventure seekers come here. Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, with two mountains, three glaciers, 33 lifts and over 7000 acres of skiable terrain, skiers and snowboarders from around the world descend on these pristine peaks. Other winter activities include amazing cross country skiing, snowmobiling, dogsledding and snowshoeing. World class in every way, from accommodations to fine dining and services. In the summer Whistler offers a variety of activities including hiking, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, white water rafting and ATV tours.
The Chilcotin Mountains are one of the best kept secrets in British Columbia. The mountain range is a stunning mixture of lush forests, crystal clear waters, alpine meadows full of wildflowers and pristine valleys. This makes them the ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast. Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and fishing are just a few of the activity options available. The area is also home to a large wildlife population including bears, wolves, cougars, moose, deer and a variety of birds. Local ranches and lodges offer solitude and all the comforts of home as you explore the area. The low profile of the area make the Chilcotins a popular destination for the adventure traveler looking for a true wilderness experience. The Chilcotin Mountains area also the location of some of the best heli-skiing and heli-boarding in the world.