"Australia, North" Top 5 Page for this destination Whistler by Jyrki

Whistler Travel Guide: 288 reviews and 638 photos

Located about 90 minutes north of Vancouver on the treacherous and scenic sea to sky highway, Whistler is British Columbia's own World class ski resort. Thousands upon thousands of tourists and locals flock to the resort each day to tackle one or both of the snow-covered peaks, Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. Whistler isn't just a sleepy town for powder junkies it also has a bustling nightlife and fantastic restaurants. Whistler seems to grow everyday and that growth will be accelerated as Vancouver prepares to host the 2010 winter Olympics!

They come from miles around

I have dubbed Whistler "Australia, North" because the place seems to attract Australians like flies to poop. When I went up in December of 2002 there was even a sign (painted Green and Gold of course) that read "Welcome to Australia". I even heard once that there are more Australians working in Whistler than there are Canadians...I'm not sure if this is true but walking around Whistler you might be inclined to believe this. You'll be sure to find someone with that charming Aussie accent be it at a restaurant, hotel, gas station and of course the slopes themselves!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great skiing/boarding, Party town
  • Cons:Expensive, Busy
  • In a nutshell:Guarantee for a fun-filled weekend!
  • Last visit to Whistler: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2007 at 9:58 PM

    Yes, I can relate to what you say, my son was one of them and, in 2008, I will be also. Thanks for the info.

  • shashasharon's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2004 at 8:34 PM

    your back, in one piece I hope..I am good..tomorrow we can have a good dish session..alors..sharon

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2004 at 9:24 AM

    Thanks for the advice Kevin! Yep, first chance I get to visit Whistler I'm going...in the wintertime that is! What a nice getaway from SF that'll be-lots better than Tahoe for sure!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2003 at 1:52 PM

    Sounds like a great place for skiing and apres-ski partying. great page.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2003 at 2:10 PM

    Great page! Beautiful updates, Very helpful information and photos! Wow, GOGO in a cage! Sounds like fun! :-)

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2003 at 9:45 PM

    Good driving tips Jyrki and pretty good nightlife in Whistler ,it is slow there in the summer , least when we were there.Nice page of whistler Kevin.

  • canadacutey's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2003 at 10:48 PM

    great info on whissy.Love it there, i get up many a time during the season.See you in oz mate.

  • kaloz's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2003 at 9:23 PM

    Definately will pack the pain killers (haha)

  • shpynka's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2003 at 10:15 AM

    Fleece, Lycra, Polypro.. what? no Spandex to "warm up" those toight buns? Go-go girls in cages and flies on poop....PRICELESS memories Jyrki!

  • vesna04's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2003 at 9:44 AM

    just lovely :)


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