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Whistler, BC Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 33
Total Sleeping Rooms 3,814
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 528
Committable Meeting Rooms* 28
Convention Center Space 40,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 11,319 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate CAD $310
Average Daily Meal Cost CAD $162
Average Weekly Car Rental CAD $470
*Maximum for a single hotel

Whistler, BC Airport Information

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Vancouver International Airport serves as Canada's second-busiest airport, and in 2017, it was voted the top airport in North America in the Skytrax Awards, which are based on an independent survey of more than 13 million passengers from 108 countries. YVR is the only airport to have ever received this honor for eight consecutive years. It features more than 160 retail outlets, eateries, aboriginal-themed art, spa treatments, and a 30,000-gallon aquarium, as well as the 392-room Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel. Passengers can utilize the airport's free Wi-Fi, as well as its hourly to long-term parking.

Over 50 airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to 125 nonstop destinations in Canada, the U.S., and around the world via chartered and regularly scheduled flights.

Airline carriers serving Vancouver International Airport:

  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Air Canada Express
  • Air Canada Rouge
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air North
  • Air Transat
  • Alaska Airlines
  • All Nippon Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Beijing Capital Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Canadian North
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Central Mountain Air
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Condor
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connections
  • Edelweiss Air
  • EVA Air
  • Flair Airmines
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Harbour Air Ltd
  • Helijet Airways
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • Horizon Air
  • Icelandair
  • Interjet
  • Japan Airlines
  • KD Air
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
  • Orca Airways
  • Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd.
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Quantas Airways
  • Saltspring Air
  • Seair Seaplanes
  • Sichuan Airlines
  • Sunwing
  • United Airlines
  • United Express
  • West Coast Air
  • WestJet
  • WestJet Encore
  • Xiamen Airlines

Whistler, BC Ground Transportation

Whistler Transit System: Whistler and Valley Express (WAVE)

The Whistler Transit System provides daily resort transit service both within and outside Whistler Village. The system provides free village shuttle service from hotels and condos to ski lefts every six to 12 minutes in the winter and every 15 to 30 minutes in the spring, summer and fall months. For all other areas outside Whistler Village but within the Whistler area, municipal transit fees of $2.50CAN per trip apply. Passengers can also purchase daily passes for $7CAN and a 10-pass sheet for $20CAN. Children ages 4 and under ride free. Ticket vendors are located throughout Whistler Village.

International Stage Line

International Stage Line provides the option of chartering a coach for your group to receive exclusive use of the coach and driver. It offers 20-passenger mini coaches and 28-, 39-, 47-, and 56-passenger full-size highway coach services.

Airport Link Shuttle

Airport Link Shuttle offers full door-to-door service to Whistler. Book transfers from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), YVR South Terminal, or a home address to Whistler.

Whistler Connection

Whistler Connection provides professional transportation services for groups of all sizes, from small personal groups to large conferences and conventions. Its varied fleet can accommodate any group; options include 11-passenger vans, 24-passenger minibuses, and 47-passenger motorcoaches.

Whistler Shuttle

Whistler Shuttle provides travel options between Vancouver International Airport (YVR), downtown Vancouver, and Whistler. It offers pickup and dropoff service to all major hotels and condominiums in Whistler and service to several major hotels, as well as easy access to the Canada Line train in downtown Vancouver.

Whistler Ground Private Transfers

There are also multiple companies that offer private transfers to Whistler and cater to arrivals and departures any time of day. Choose from limousines, sedans, SUVs, minibuses, or Mercedes Sprinter Vans. Luxury Transport Inc., Pearl Limousine, Star Limousine Service, VIP Whistler, Whistler Limousine, and Aerocar Service all offer private transfer options.

Rental Cars

Vancouver International Airport houses rental car counters for Avis, Budget, Hertz, Dollar/Thrifty and National/Alamo, all located on the ground floor of the parkade.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Vancouver, BC 75 mi 1 hr 40 min 45 min CAD $164+
Abbotsford, BC 116 mi 2 hr 20 min N/A N/A
Bellingham, WA 130 mi 02 hr 45 min N/A N/A
Victoria, BC 150 mi 4 hr 47 min 1 hr CAD $278+
Seattle, WA 218 mi 04 hr 10 min N/A N/A
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