As of January 23rd, 2007, all persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling
by air to Canada will be required to present a valid passport to re-enter the
country. A valid driver's license will no longer suffice for re-entry
documentation. If you are planning on traveling out of the country we
recommend applying for a new passport, or checking your current passport to
ensure it is still valid. It can take six weeks or more to process a new one,
so plan ahead.
The Countdown Is On
In February 2010, the world's attention turned to Whistler, Host Mountain
Resort of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
All three of
Whistler's Winter Games competition venues are ready to explore.
Visit the Vancouver 2010 Information Centre in Whistler Village and take a
seat in a real bobsled or stand on the podium for a "gold medal" moment.
The Countdown to 2010 is on, and Whistler is ready to share its Olympic spirit
On December 12, 2008, the dream to link Whistler and Blackcomb mountains
becomes a reality with the grand opening of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. The
world-record breaking gondola is the first lift of its kind in North America
and is destined to become Canada's newest tourism icon. During the winter,
skiers and riders will enjoy infinite opportunities to experience the
side-by-side mountains. In the summer, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola will bring
sightseers and hikers into the high alpine to experience breathtaking scenic
views of Garibaldi Provincial Park. Spanning 2.73 miles in total distance from
mountain to mountain, the Doppelmayr 3S tri-cable gondola boasts the world's
longest unsupported span of 1.88 miles, as well as the world's highest lift of
its kind at 1,427 feet above the valley floor.
Welcome to the Whistler Blackcomb Experience
When Whistler Mountain opened in February of 1966, few people understood the
impact the resort would eventually have on the North American snow scene. How
could they? No one had ever attempted anything on such a large scale before.
Today, Whistler Blackcomb virtually defines the big-mountain resort scene with
the highest vertical, biggest acreage, most glaciers, best glades, a renowned
terrain park and, arguably, the world's best mountain bike park. The longest
winter season in North America in combination with summer glacier skiing and
riding, alpine sightseeing and hiking, and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park
make Whistler Blackcomb a year round, world class resort destination.
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