The Rocky Mountains & Whistler Holidays

Find yourself at one with nature at the mountain resort of Whistler or amidst the jaw-dropping scenery of the Canadian Rockies where the panoramas of soaring peaks, lush alpine meadows, towering waterfalls and impossibly blue lakes will live long in the memory.

Nestled in the Coast Mountains, legendary Whistler is Canada's premier year round mountain playground. Casual adventurers and outdoor purists alike are beckoned by incomparable skiing and boarding, golf, mountain biking, canoeing and ziplining. The forested mountains, meandering trails, rivers and lakes blend seamlessly with the comforts and cafés of charming Whistler village.

Home to Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, as well as Canada’s only desert and sprawling lakes, the Thompson Okanagan region’s natural wonders are only matched by an active spirit and world-class wine region. Foodies can taste wine and hop between farmers’ markets; families will love the many sandy lakeside beaches; and outdoor enthusiasts can take their pick from golfing, hiking, biking and skiing.

There simply aren’t enough superlatives to exaggerate the splendour of the Canadian Rockies’ soaring peaks, lush alpine meadows, towering waterfalls and impossibly blue lakes. The impressive Banff and Jasper National Parks are your go to places for exploring these majestic peaks along with Moraine Lake; Lake Louise; Maligne Lake; Miette Hot Springs; the scenic Pyramid Lake area; Athabasca Falls; and the unforgettable Columbia Icefield, where you can take a guided glacier walk, step out onto the Glacier Skywalk or journey by Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier.

Recreational opportunities also abound in both Banff and Jasper National Parks, with hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, excellent wildlife watching and superb rafting and canoeing all available.

Why visit The Rocky Mountains & Whistler?
  • Jaw-dropping scenery
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Alpine towns
  • Scenic drives
  • Recreational activities
Essential facts about The Rocky Mountains & Whistler
Local Time

GMT -8 hours

Currency

Canadian dollar

Travel information

Whistler is around 2 hours drive from Vancouver. Banff is around 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Calgary while the drive from Calgary to Jasper is about 5 hours.

Best time to go

The mountains get lots of snow in winter and spring, so unless you’re looking for winter sports action, the summer months are the most popular. At this time of year the temperatures are pleasantly mild and there’s lots of sunshine for enjoying the great outdoors.

Unmissable Experiences in The Rocky Mountains & Whistler
Sea to Sky Gondola Admission excursion
Sea to Sky Gondola Admission

Get a unique perspective of the mountain town of Squamish and the surrounding alpine scenery as you soar above it all. At the top enjoy walking trails, viewing platforms and suspension bridge. Available daily on selected dates year round from Squamish.

From £29

Treetrek Canopy Walk excursion
Treetrek Canopy Walk

Journey high among the treetops on a spectacular network of nine suspension bridges, suspended stairways, boardwalks and trails on the unforgettable TreeTrek Canopy Walk. During this two hour tour explore magnificent old-growth forests and enjoy stunning vistas on this unique adventure. Available selected dates year round.

From £44

PEAK2PEAK Gondola excursion
PEAK2PEAK Gondola

Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the PEAK2PEAK Gondola provides an unparalleled perspective of BC’s rooftop. On disembarking at the top there are scenic trails, wildlife viewing and restaurants. Available selected dates May-Oct from Whistler.

From £48

Medicine Trail Snowshoe Tour excursion
Medicine Trail Snowshoe Tour

Walk on snowshoes through a forest full of mystery along an old trapper’s path. Learn traditional knowledge and sample healing teas from plants growing along the Medicine Trail. Minimum age 8. Available selected dates Dec-Apr from Whistler.

From £59

Tasters Tour excursion
Tasters Tour

During this four hour tour explore the hidden treasures of Kelowna’s Lakeshore Wine Route on a guided tour. Tasting and tours of four wineries included. Minimum age 19. Available selected dates Apr-Oct from Kelowna.

From £89

Whistler Bear Watching excursion
Whistler Bear Watching

A three hour tour by 4x4 vehicle through a maze of ski area roads traversing the area’s diverse forests, meadows and streams in search of bears that inhabit Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Minimum age 9. Available selected dates May-Oct from Whistler.

From £159