Whistler is not short of wonder. Amazing scenic landscapes, an adorable village, and endless forests are only a small piece into the awe-inspiring sights that will fill your eyes. When in Whistler, you are in the surrounded by remarkable creations, both natural and man-made. In truth, the possibilities of filling your time here with wonder is never ending. For those wanting to experience the essence of this mountain town and its infamous landmarks while on a time constraint, here are the 7 wonders of Whistler!
Peak 2 Peak
The gondola connecting Whistler and Blackcomb mountain is called the Peak 2 Peak. It holds two world records, one for the longest free span between ropeway towers and the other for the highest point above ground from a gondola. Additionally, it was the first system to join two separate mountains.
To experience this Wonder: Take a ride on the Peak 2 Peak by purchasing a sightseeing pass!
The pinnacle of rock otherwise known as Black Tusk is hard to miss from both the village and the top of the mountain. This rocky monument sits south of Whistler in Garibaldi Provincial Park. It is in fact, the remanents of a dormant stratovolcano!
To experience this Wonder: The best place to take in this sight is when you get off the Peak chair.
Just off the highway, tucked in the woods, lies a 70-meter waterfall formed nearly 34,000 years ago that is sure to take your breath away!
To experience this Wonder: Brandywine Falls Provincial Park is located south of Whistler, just off the highway. It is approximately a ten-minute walk from the park entrance to the viewing platform.
Dave Murray Downhill
The run is named after Dave Murray, an alpine ski racer and the former director of skiing at Whistler Blackcomb. It is recognized as one of the best downhill courses in the world.
To experience this Wonder: The Garbonzo Chair on Whistler Mountain will take you to the top of Dave Murray Down Hill.
Whistler Sliding Center
The Whistler Sliding Center is one of the fastest bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton tracks in the world. It was part of the 2010 Olympics and continues to challenge athletes from all over the world.
To experience this Wonder: Participants are welcome to try the track by either bobsleigh or skeleton!
Just north of Whistler lies the Ancient Cedars. These trees are of massive proportion and some are estimated to be over 1000 years old!
To experience this Wonder: This wonder can be accessed by a hiking/snowshoeing trail north of Whistler.
The Whistler Train Wreck
Sometime during the 1960’s, a train derailed next to the Cheakamus River, just outside of Whistler. Over the years, the cars have become a canvas for local artists.
To experience this Wonder: A trail can be found in Cheakamus Crossing that will take you over a suspension bridge and to the train wreck.
What are you waiting for? Book your stay at Whistler’s boutique ski hotel and experience the 7 wonders of Whistler!