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The Coast Salish people inhabited much of the area around Whistler, BC, traveling between the mountains and the Strait of Georgia over a series of rugged trails. Today it takes about two hours to reach Whistler from Vancouver, BC. This makes Whistler Bed and Breakfasts ideal retreats from city living.

Today the world knows about Whistler, British Columbia, thanks to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Yet people have been drawn to Whistler for year-round outdoor recreation for nearly a century. The first tourists came to what was then called Alta Lake to fish for trout and hike on peaceful mountain trails. Once the Great Eastern Railway (now BC Rail) was built in 1914, the area became the most popular summer tourist destination west of the Rockies.

It wasn’t until the mid 1960s that Whistler, BC, became a winter destination as well. Whistler Mountain Ski Area was joined to Blackcomb Mountain in 1980, and today they make up one of the largest ski areas in North America. Guests of Whistler Bed and Breakfasts come from all over the world to enjoy knee-deep powder and incomparable views.

There are many ways to take in the stunning views of Whistler, British Columbia. Start off by taking the three-hour train ride from Vancouver to Whistle Climb. Play a round of golf at each of the four championship Golf Courses in Whistler. Hang on for dear life while flying down a zip line, or take a scenic helicopter ride and stand atop a glacier. Sit back and relax during the Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Whistler Village, BC, is worth a trip any time of year, for it is a charming pedestrian alpine town with an eclectic array of shops, boutiques, galleries and spas. And at the end of a full day, there is excellent dining to be had here.