The 75-mile (120-km) drive to Whistler from Vancouver reveals stunning scenery, a combination of Howe Sound’s sparkling blue waters and the majestic snow-covered Coast Mountain range. Welcoming more than two million visitors each year, the side-by-side peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains are magnificent. A year-round resort, Whistler has hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. While the resort is known for its exemplary accommodations and over 90 restaurants and 200 shops, it still preserves natural enclaves of forests and five lakes.
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