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Whistler Travel Guide

Getting Whistler



There are several ways of getting to Whistler. If you're flying to Vancouver on a skiing package (or otherwise) and want to get straight to the resort, then Perimeter (tel 604/266-5386, www.perimeterbus.com ) run a bus shuttle from the airport and various Vancouver hotels to Whistler, with drop-offs at Whistler Creek and several major hotels in and around Whistler Village.

Reservations are required for the service, with prepayment by credit card and cancellations allowed up to 24 hours in advance (May-Nov 7 daily, 2 of which are express and do not stop at Vancouver hotels; $46 one-way; Dec-April Mon-Fri 8 daily, including 5 express, Sat & Sun 11 daily, including 9 express $49; 2hr 30min-3hr). Greyhound Buses (tel 604/482-8747 in Vancouver, tel 604/932-5031 in Whistler or 1-800/661-TRIP from anywhere in North America, www.greyhound.ca ) run six daily bus services from Vancouver bus depot to the Village (2hr 30min; $20 one-way) via Britannia Beach, Whistler Creek and other stops en route.

In winter (Dec-April) Greyhound's ski express leaves Vancouver at 6.30am and goes nonstop to Whistler arriving at 8.30am. You can also travel by BC Rail train (tel 604/984-5246 or 1-800/663-8238, www.bcrail.com/bcrpass ) from the station in North Vancouver to Whistler's station near Whistler Creek (1 daily; $33; 2hr 35min). Local buses, WAVE (tel 604/932-4040) run a free shuttle service around Whistler Village, Village North and Upper Village as well as buses to Whistler Creek and other destinations ($1.50 flat fare, 5-day pass $5). If you need taxis to get around locally, try Sea to Sky Taxi (tel 604/932-3333).




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