Travel Answers

change location

Did you mean?

Try your search again
    Advanced Editor View Guidelines

    Be the First to Answer

    • We will be driving from Whistler through to Jasper and staying overnight on way.

      Kamloops Jan 5, 2015 at 6:01 PM

      The question what is better, to stay at Kamloops or Sun Peaks. We will only be staying one night but is there more to see or do at Sun Peaks?

    • Visitor attractions

      Vancouver Dec 30, 2014 at 2:20 AM

      Would appreciate some advice as to the pros and cons of the following attractions - we have a1/2 days in Vancouver and the following list might well have very similar exhibits - equally some of these might well be orientated to children rather than adults

      Visit Kilby Historic site – quirky opening times - seems a little small
      Klahowya village in Stanley Park - presume that this is more of a craft village
      Britannia Village National Historic Site
      Gastown historic end of Vancouver
      London Heritage Farm Richmond -
      Burnaby Village Museum – MUST GO ON MONDAY AS MARKET = could this be a better option than Kilby Historic site

      Plan to visit June/July - are there any aboriginal displays

      Hoping someone can help - wishing everyone a Happy New Year albeit a little early. Thanx

    • What is the best phone reception for SIM card when travelling Rockies.

      Vancouver Jan 9, 2015 at 12:06 PM

      As usual when travelling to another country we need to purchase a sim card for our mobile phones. What company provides the best reception in remote areas such as Rockies. Whistler to Jasper and Banff.?

    • What is ideal location to base yourself for 3 night stay using public transport

      Victoria Jan 5, 2015 at 5:59 PM

      We will be staying for 3 nights in Mid July, catching a ferry from Vancouver. What ferry terminal would we arrive at In Victoria and are there buses that travel into town. We basically want to do the tourist things e.g. Buchard Gardens, hop on hop off bus and sightseeing. What part of Victoria do you think we should stay?

    • therussianvillage's Profile Photo

      1 week in Vancouver, overseas tourists

      Vancouver Jan 5, 2015 at 5:49 AM

      Partner and I are visiting US & Canada in June/July, first overseas trip from Australia. Would very much appreciate some feedback/tips on where to stay and what to do! We are spending 1 week in Vancouver...We would like to visit Whistler for the day, spend a day at Grouse mountain and do some walking around the city to see the sights...we are particularly interested in the arts/crafts and would really like to experience the culture and vibe of Vancouver, it looks wonderful...excited to experience something other than sunny Australia. Thankyou .

    • Itinerary/things to do

      Vancouver Island Dec 30, 2014 at 3:14 AM

      As will be seen from previous question we plan to visit end of June

      Proposed itinerary - really need some helpful practical suggestions as to what to see/ferry routes

      Depart Horseshoe Bay crossing to Nanaimo Bay - do we need to book this crossing as we will have a car??

      Drive to Victoria - suggestions as to what to see greatly appreciated

      Day 2 Circular tour from Victoria - Lake Cowichan - Port Renfrew - Sooke - Victoria - OK long day - Google calculates 4hr 29 264 KM - not so sure going on the coast via Sooke would have preferred to have cut back in through national park - or what looks like national park on map but showing no roads - may be the costal route is picturesque

      Is it worth visiting Campbell River

      Costing of inside passage from Port Hardy-Port Rupert seems horribly expensive and we simply can't afford it . Also we do not do small boats only major drive on ferries - so trips to islands would not be possible

      Depart via Toll Bridge from Victoria to Port Angeles - any idea of fees as website seems ambiguous

      Many thanks

    • Car trip to Whistler, Jasper Banff etc

      Vancouver Dec 28, 2014 at 9:29 PM

      I am contemplating doing a car trip from Vancouver, stopping overnight at Whistler,Kamloops,Jasper, Lake Loiuse, Banff before finishing at Calgary where I will then fly on to Montreal and Quebec.
      What would be enough nights at Whistler,Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. I would definitely only be staying 1 night at Kamloops and Calgary. Would I only need 1 night at Banff, Whistler or Jasper. We are seniors and basically want to look at scenery and towns. No bush walks etc.

    • ThisWorldAndI's Profile Photo

      Vancouver - view from the tallest building

      Vancouver Dec 27, 2014 at 10:41 PM

      My dad is visiting Vancouver and he has been asking me if it would be possible to view the city from some of the tallest buildings in Vancouver Downtown.
      Would someone by any chance know if this is possible and how is one supposed to go about it?


    • Road conditions

      by Dagger99 Online Now Oct 15, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      Hello. My girlfriend and I are looking to possibly move to Pemberton or Squamish. I might be getting work in Whistler so I'm wondering if a small hatchback with winter tires is enough for daily trips during the winter months or is having a bigger vehicle a must?


      3 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 3:04 PM
    • Christmas dinner

      by lsee68 Online Now Aug 2, 2014 at 1:25 AM

      We will be spending Christmas in Whistler this year and would like to have a traditional Christmas dinner (doesn't need to be buffet) either on the 24th or 25th. I wonder if anyone can recommend a good venue that is not too expensive for our family of 5 (including our 3 teenage boys). Of course, I'm aware Whistler and not-expensive don't go along too well, but I thought I should try digging around a bit. Many contributors have suggested Fairmont in other threads, but we would like somewhere cozy as it's our first Christmas spent overseas.

    • How long should one stay in Whistler

      by bluetourist Online Now Jun 4, 2014 at 11:43 PM


      My brother and I will be in Vancouver in a week or so and we were planning to visit Whistler and Victoria. We were planning to take the LandSea tours but they're only for a day and back to the hotel in Vancouver.

      I wanted to know if Whistler has enough to do that we should book a night or so in one of the hotels / resorts or is a one day trip enough?

      Secondly, is it more feasible / cheaper if we book our own hotels and do everything ourselves such as the peak 2 peak Gondola and ATV trail rides or is it better to do them through a tourism company?

      We aren't into clubbing or the night life so that isn't one of our interests. Looking more towards checking out the beautiful scenery and some of the things-to-do offered.

      Many thanks in advance.


      3 Answers Jun 5, 2014 at 7:21 AM
    • Probability/cost of a sublet/condo Jan-March?

      by Washingtonskiier Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 7:44 PM

      Looking to do a half season from around New Years to the end of March. Anyone know the typical availability of mid-term accommodation during the peak time of the year? Won't have a car so walking/bussing is necessary. Would love to be in village but if it is significant savings to be a little further out that's okay. How much will a room in a 3-BR typically run me? What about a 1-BR? Or is this very hard to do?

      Price range is $800-$1300


      3 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 6:51 AM
    • Student season pass?

      by Washingtonskiier Online Now Mar 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM

      Do you just need to submit verification of full time student status at the beginning of the season when you buy the student season pass? Or do you have to periodically prove student status?

      4 Answers Apr 3, 2014 at 7:47 PM
    • Whistler in May

      by kerrington3 Online Now Mar 16, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      We were thinking of visiting Whistler May 3rd-6th, but are now having second thoughts. It appears the Peak 2 Peak Gondla will not be running, mountain top barbecue or sea to mountain train (some of the reasons we wanted to visit)
      I'm worried there will not be much to do? Are the bars and restaraunts still quite busy/open?

      4 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 4:01 PM
    • DuncanMurray's Profile Photo

      Living in Whistler for a year

      by DuncanMurray Online Now Mar 1, 2014 at 6:12 AM

      Im planning on moving to Whistler for a year and was wondering what the opportunities were like for lodging (with a resident) and getting basic work (bar work etc assuming i get visas sorted) ?


      1 Answer Mar 1, 2014 at 8:03 AM
    • AaronG11's Profile Photo

      Getting a job?

      by AaronG11 Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      hey guys,
      I was wondering if its hard to find a job at whistler if i just rock up late november?

      5 Answers Jan 19, 2014 at 5:40 PM
    • Skiing in mid April 2014 at Whistler?

      by MM_L Online Now Jan 10, 2014 at 6:36 PM

      Hi there,

      Planning a trip atm for March / April 2014 - want to know is their still good snow in Whistler in mid April normally? Also, can anyone recommend an good ski schools and deals - accom / transfers /lift passes - thanks in advance!


      4 Answers Jan 12, 2014 at 5:37 PM
    • Trip from Vancouver to Whistler

      by snowbomb Online Now Dec 28, 2013 at 7:22 PM

      Hey There...
      I´m plannig to go to whistler on january13th for a few days, to go snowboarding there and having a good time :)
      If anybody wants to join me, your very welcome....


    • junet's Profile Photo

      Grocery Shopping Before getting to Whistler

      by junet Online Now Dec 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      We are driving from Seattle to Whistler in January. Where would be the best place to stop and stock up on supplies along the way?

      4 Answers Dec 12, 2013 at 11:13 AM
    • working without a visa

      by caityy Online Now Nov 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      I have a month to kill around the BC area in January and was thinking of spending some time snow boarding in Whistler. I don't have a working visa but was hopeful on getting an under the desk job or working in a hostel for the cost of staying there or something similar. Is there anywhere where this is possible?
      Cheers :)

      7 Answers Nov 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM
    • Two months accommodation in Whistler for 1 person

      by WhistlerBro Online Now Nov 12, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      Hello guys!

      I am going to Whistler for two months winter! Will arrive there around 20th January and leave somewhere in the end of March.

      During this time I will need some cheap accommodation! As I dont got driving license and I am going to Whistler only for the skiing, I am requiring the accommodation to be either ski in-, ski- out, or walkable distance to lift or bus station.

      So the only thing I care about is really the position, I dont care if its luxury or got a hot-tub or whatever. A kitchen would be nice tho. With the position and kitchen solved, I am looking for the absolute cheapest.

      What would you recommend?

      Thanks by advance!

      5 Answers Nov 14, 2013 at 7:23 AM
    • Cost to Visit Whistler

      by jklich07 Online Now Oct 30, 2013 at 1:47 AM

      My wife and I are thinking of going to Whistler in February next year but have heard it is expensive. We know the cost of lift tickets, ski rentals, lodging, etc., but I cannot find anything about cost of food or other activities besides skiing. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2013 at 9:50 AM
    • Toddler advice

      by afairchild8 Online Now Oct 28, 2013 at 8:53 AM

      My husband's family is planning a family vacation for next summer when my child will be 26 months old. We have been coming up with more cons rather than pros to take him with us. What is there to do with a 2 year old in Whistler? Or is it more for kids that are a little older?

      2 Answers Oct 28, 2013 at 9:24 AM
    • ride share

      by parveennagpal Online Now Aug 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      i need a ride from calgary to surry or vancouver

    • What to do in Whistler in September?

      by Diamondfairys Online Now Aug 1, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      I have some spare time in Whistler and I need something to do.

      6 Answers Aug 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM
    • Where to stay on LONG trips to Whistler

      by mdreyer007 Online Now Apr 27, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      Thinking of planning a 1 - 2 month trip to Whistler and was wondering if there are any places to stay long term and what my best options for long term lodging would be.

      Was also thinking about splitting up some of that time in Vancouver and am curious about travel to/from Whistler and Vancouver.


      1 Answer Apr 30, 2013 at 7:47 AM
    • Work in whistler in February

      by spaz26 Online Now Jan 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM

      Hi! Im moving to whistler in the beggining week of Feb, I already have a place sorted which is awesome, but Im wondering what my chances of finding work are?

      3 Answers Jan 21, 2012 at 7:53 PM
    • Need a room in whistler during february

      by JLeiding Online Now Jan 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM

      I am coming to whistler for the month of february and need a room for the month.

      Please send me and email if you have anything.

    • Accomodation

      by Rafryde Online Now Dec 12, 2011 at 10:27 AM


      I'm planning to travel to Whistler next February, and I could not decide if it would be better to stay at North Village or Upper Village?

      Could someone give me a tip?


      4 Answers Jan 24, 2012 at 1:55 AM
    • To rent a car or take shuttle bus?

      by kng29 Online Now Sep 30, 2011 at 9:40 AM


      My boyfriend and I are travelling to Vancouver for a week in December and will be spending 3 nights in Whistler. We are debating whether it is best to rent a car and drive ourselves to Whistler or take a bus. Renting a car seems to be about the same price as takin the bus ($60 pp each way) which I think is quite expensive ($240 in total for both of us).

      Any suggestions/tips are appreciated!!


      8 Answers Oct 1, 2011 at 5:50 PM
    • 24 Hours IN SEPTEMBER - What to see/do to make it SPECTACULAR

      by msmobean Online Now Jul 26, 2011 at 12:53 PM

      Celebrating a wonderful remission and hoping for GREAT advice on what I shouldn't miss during 24 hours in Whistler in September. Also, what would be the best hotel/view/coziness/romance in Whistler that is in closing walking distance to all the fun/food/bars?

      5 Answers Aug 26, 2011 at 10:15 AM
    • accomodation

      by chemz22 Online Now Jul 22, 2011 at 7:28 AM

      hey my self and 6 mates are travelling to whistler in jan 2012 and are wanting to stay in a townhouse or condo but are struggling with an over 25 age restriction in most places....can anyone suggest some places where this restriction will not be a factor


      1 Answer Jul 22, 2011 at 11:11 AM
    • Whistler Lodgings near Fairmont Chateau

      by tibbels Online Now Mar 1, 2011 at 11:10 AM

      Hello there,

      I will be attending a conference at the Fairmont Chateau in Whistler, but my per diem doesn't allow enough per night to stay at the Chateau. Is there any place near by that is nice and within walkable distance of the Chateau that I could get for about150 USD?

      Thanks in advance,

      5 Answers Mar 22, 2011 at 8:34 PM
    • UFC/Strikeforce (MMA) in Whistler...

      by NotRyan Online Now Jan 21, 2011 at 5:22 AM


      I'm heading to Whistler in a few weeks and was wondering if there are sports bars - or indeed bars of any description - that show the big MMA events on PPV.

      So... Are there?


      3 Answers Jan 22, 2011 at 7:07 AM
    • JuliaUlehla's Profile Photo

      2 girls moving to Whistler for 4 months!

      by JuliaUlehla Online Now Nov 9, 2010 at 6:06 AM

      Hey guys, we are two 18 year old Australian girls looking to find a place in whistler village (preferably) for 4 months. We are getting working Visa's and plan to work regularly, probably just in hospitality, but later on I will hopefully find work as a snowboarding instructor (when I'm qualified).
      I've had a few friends live in Whistler for a year or so and all claim they found work easily, that people there are friendly, that the transport is decent (we won't be able to drive over there!) etc.
      Please let me know if you have any tips, warnings, or experiences you would like to share with us in relevance to getting a job, accommodation etc or if you have any available for us!
      Thank you very much, we appreciate your help =)

      8 Answers Dec 13, 2010 at 2:12 PM
    • Peak to peak

      by Tuum.est Online Now Oct 16, 2010 at 6:33 PM

      You comment that you can lose your pass for skiing Peak to Peak. I have never seen it signed as being closed. I would be very surprised if it is closed. Clearly it is triple black and dangerous, but is it even in the ski area. If not, then of course anyone can ski it whenever they want. I caution anyone thinking of it that it is extreme skiing! Do you have info that it is closed?

      5 Answers Oct 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM
    • Two young aussies

      by rachel.Br Online Now Sep 29, 2010 at 3:16 AM

      My friend and i are travelling to canada in Jan 2011, Just wondering how to get a good job? also living wise whats the costs per month, and how do i find reasonable living with out signing a huge lease because we are going to be in canada for 4 months then going to europe then possibly coming back to canada..


      6 Answers Sep 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM
    • valerie7277's Profile Photo

      Whistler Tasting Tour

      by valerie7277 Online Now Mar 27, 2010 at 9:01 AM

      Hi! Has anyone taken a dining tour with Whistler Tasting Tours? We're looking into taking one, but wanted to get some feedback. I like the "Hidden Gems" tour. It's90 for 4 courses at 4 locations, and you can add on wine pairings for an additional25 (tax and tip all included). I think it's a great deal, but wanted to hear if there are any other suggestions.