Whistler, Canada

Whistler is located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, where the natural beauty and unique mountain lifestyle offers an escape like nowhere else. Visit any season of the year and you'll be welcomed like family, swept up by the unique energy in the Village and have opportunities to go on adventures that inspire and challenge you - or simply relax and soak up the stunning scenery. However you decide to spend your time in Whistler, when you find yourself in the mountains, breathing in the wild air, you will realize there is as much to be discovered inside of you, as outside.

The Whistler Village is the central neighborhood of the town of Whistler, located at the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It is divided into several areas - the Village, Village North and Upper Village. All the areas are connected by the paved, pedestrian-only Village Stroll. It is where locals and visitors mingle throughout the year, coming and going from outdoor adventures. There are people shopping and renting skis and bikes, kids exploring the playgrounds and plenty of people-watching opportunities from sunny patios and restaurants.

Depending on the season, you can catch events like free open air concerts, street entertainment and markets. What's so special about the Village? There's always something to see and do and the sights and sounds change with the seasons making every visit new and exciting. But most of all there's a special energy that only people in a beautiful place having a wonderful time can create, and you can feel it every time you walk the Stroll. The smiles say it all.

PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola

A ride in the cheery red cabins of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is one of the most iconic things to do in Whistler, summer or winter. Visible from Whistler Village as a delicate string of beads stretching from mountain to mountain. The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola links Blackcomb and Whistler, the two mountains that make up part of Whistler's skiing, biking and hiking paradise.

It's a feat of engineering boasting the longest unsupported lift span in the World (3 kilometers or 1.88 miles). It's also the highest lift of its kind with an elevation of 436 meters (1427 foot). Needless to say with those numbers, it offers some pretty spectacular views of the village, valley and surrounding mountains - 360 degree views in fact.