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Maps & Access

Getting to Whistler is easy. The 127-kilometre (79-mile) trip from Vancouver along the aptly named Sea to Sky Highway is so beautiful that visitors consider travelling the road as being a vital part of their vacation. The memorable route to Whistler hugs the dramatic Pacific coastline past rushing waterfalls and mountainous islands, then winds through lush, forested canyons on a gradual climb into the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia.

The majority of visitors to Whistler arrive by private vehicle or rental car, although many other transport options exist. A direct daily bus service is available from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and downtown Vancouver, and several companies provide chauffeured limousine or SUV transfers. In addition, a floatplane (summer only) or helicopter flight from Vancouver to Whistler provides a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the Sea to Sky corridor.

Download Whistler maps here.

Distances and approximate travel times by car:

  • Whistler to downtown Vancouver: 127 km (79 miles), 2 hours
  • Whistler to Vancouver International Airport: 140 km (85 miles), 2.5 hours
  • Whistler to Seattle: 354 km (218 miles), 5 hours


YVR Skylynx
1.604.326.1616 - 

Epic Rides
1.604.349.1234 - 

Whistler Shuttle
1.604.966.2041 - 


Blackcomb Helicopters
1.604.273.5311 -

Harbour Air Services
1.800.665.0212 - 

Car Rentals

Avis Rental Car
1.800.879.2847 -

Private Transfers

Luxury Limobus Charters
1.604.932.8481 -

VIP Whistler
1.866.335.2299 -

Whistler Connection
1.604.938.9711 - 

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