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Whistler Mountaineer


Blog by | November 3rd, 2006


Whistler Mountaineer

Amidst the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, just 120 km/75 miles north of Vancouver, lies Whistler, a charming alpine village and home to Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Whistler is also the new and highly anticipated destination of the Whistler Mountaineer train, which begins rail service between Vancouver and Whistler in May of 2006. The village has been rated the number one ski resort in North America and thousands of skiiers and snowboarders travel from all over the world to spend the winter season tearing up the slopes.

Trips to Whistler also offer limitless outdoor adventures, pristine lakes and glacier-fed streams.  This resort town is gaining recognition as a desired summer destination. Home to some of the most challenging mountain biking trails around, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park invites hardcore adrenaline junkies to experience the mountainous and rugged terrain of the rainforest surrounding the village. The area is also a hiker's paradise with designated trails leading up to the top of peaks with views that are unmatched.

Visitors and locals alike can often be found taking a dip into the cool glacier waters of Lost Lake on a hot sunny day or teeing off on one of Whistler’s championship designer golf courses.  Some other attractions include the Ziptrek adventure tour, Whistler’s most popular eco-adventure tour featuring unique recreational experience by combining adventure with environmental education. Whistler vacations can also include fabulous shops, luxurious accommodations and restaurants offering cuisine to meet every taste.

Make the train trip from Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada aboard the Whistler Mountaineer train and discover this great recreation destination for yourself.