When Canada comes to mind there are a few iconic aspects -- beautiful and pristine forest landscapes, expansive mountain ranges and lovely ski resorts that provide all of the skiing you could possibly want. All of these quintessentially Canadian things are found in Whistler, which is one of the most stunning destinations in the entire country.

Available and welcoming year-round, Whistler provides recreational activities in winter and summer. From skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing throughout much of Whistler’s village atmosphere to hiking, horseback riding and a plethora of other activities when the weather has warmed up, Whistler’s is a true outdoor escape for those who want to get out of the city. That’s not to say that Whistler doesn’t have all the attractions and amenities you could want. From ultra-luxe resorts to quaint bed and breakfast accommodations, Whistler still fits in a range of budgets and gives you a chance to relax and unwind surrounded by Canadian wilderness.

There are designated activities all year long, so whether you visit in the dead of winter and plan to enjoy the snow or you want to enjoy all the greenery that the village has to offer, Whistler also has plenty of things to do in town, too. Health clubs and spas feature relaxing body treatments using natural therapies and ingredients – whether you want to soothe aching muscles after a day on the slopes or you just want to pamper your body until your heart’s content, there are plenty of massage and body treatments to choose from at the Eco Chic Spa, Aviva Wellness Massage Spa and Avello Spa and Health Club.

Boutique shops located throughout Whistler also give you the opportunity to pick something special up to take home. Dining and art galleries are also located throughout, so there’s something to do once you’ve been out exploring for the day. Another advantage to visiting Whistler is that it’s pedestrian-friendly – meaning you don’t need a car any time of year. The Village Stroll puts everything within walking distance, including ski lifts, shops and even hotel accommodations. Public transit and Valley Trail transit provide even more mobility options!