Destination guide

Epic outdoor beauty in Canada's dream destination

One of the most epic resort destinations in Canada, Whistler lives up to its jubilant name in more ways than one! Surrounded by mountains, it buzzes with activity and could well be the country’s best spot to appreciate the outdoors, play a little golf, do a bit of shopping, indulge your inner foodie, or hike some of the trickiest trails in the north. No matter the season, Whistler has a nifty knack for never quite slowing down. Booking a Whistler vacation rental puts you in the heart of all this incredible action.

Things to do

Gold medal-worthy attractions in Whistler

From national parks to botanical gardens, there are endless opportunities for activity in Whistler. The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre delves into the area’s fascinating history, while the Whistler Museum captures a bit of the region’s past, including a sporting visit back in time to the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Britannia Mine Museum even features an underground train! If you’re especially fond of the outdoors (makes sense), Sea to Sky Gondola is a fun way to experience the beauty of the oceans and mountains in a safe group setting.


Whistler: nature-made for outdoor junkies

It doesn’t take a genius to recognize that Whistler was nature-made for the outdoor enthusiast. Strolling by rushing waterfalls, hiking craggy peaks, gazing at crystalline lakes, and exploring the backcountry are all standard activities here. Why not take advantage of those rivers and lakes? Take a dip or grab a kayak and do your thing. Or let the whales do their thing as you watch eagerly for a glimpse. If you’re feeling brave, head from your Whistler vacation rental straight for a wildlife tour and stay within safe distance of those big ol’ bears.


A city for all 4 seasons, Whistler doesn't disappoint

If you’re the type who craves heading out in all 4 seasons, you won’t be disappointed—in fact, it’s what this top-tier destination is really known for in Canada and beyond. Book a Whistler vacation rental in the winter if you’re all about snow. The white stuff melts fairly quickly come spring, but don’t be fooled—this area is still primarily cooler than not. There are just about 11 days when temperatures rise above 86 degrees. Winter is wet and brisk, while summer offers a respite with its dry and warm air. Can you handle it?

Natural features

Postcards from Whistler: snowy mountains and lush forests

It's tough to avoid nature in Whistler—it's everywhere you turn! Situated in the majestic Coast Mountains in British Columbia, Whistler redefines Canadian beauty with its postcard-perfect views. At the foot of the mountains are idyllic villages that may make you wish for a permanent Whistler vacation rental right in town. Wildlife runs the show here—lush forests are home to cougars, otters, marmots, and marmot, the whistling rodents that gave this beautiful city its name. During summer, you’ll spot wildflowers everywhere, but it’s the waterfalls, wetlands, and glaciers that are year-round staples.

How to get there

How to get to and around Whistler

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Whistler Station.

Where to stay around Whistler?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,753 vacation rentals near Whistler. From 357 Houses to 836 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Whistler for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Whistler?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Whistler:

  • Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort: 1,670 vacation rentals
  • Creekside: 199 vacation rentals
  • Upper Village: 1,339 vacation rentals
  • Village North: 1,462 vacation rentals
  • Alpine Meadows: 35 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Whistler?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Whistler. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Whistler Village Gondola: 1,747 vacation rentals
  • Whistler Mountain: 1,738 vacation rentals
  • Whistler Marketplace: 1,749 vacation rentals
  • Creekside Gondola: 1,743 vacation rentals
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre: 1,748 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Whistler listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Whistler?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 357 Houses in Whistler. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Whistler include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 836 rentals available
  • Cabins: 7 rentals available
  • Chalets: 52 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Whistler?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 773 vacation rentals with pool available in Whistler. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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