The wow factor of hosting your group or corporate event in Whistler, BC, begins as soon as you hit the highway. Just a two-hour drive north of Vancouver International Airport, the drive to Whistler takes you past waterfalls, glaciers, rainforests, and granite monoliths.
Voted by National Geographic as one of the world’s most scenic drives, the journey along the “Sea to Sky Highway ” is worth a few stops along the way. For groups, meet and greet charters can safely transport your party by motorcoach or limo, or fly them out in a floatplane or helicopter.
Once in Whistler, a vehicle isn’t needed. The pedestrian-only village at the bottom of the mountain has a campus-style layout which is easy to navigate, creating a one-of-a-kind community vibe. With the advantage of ample space, Whistler is an ideal destination when you want everyone in one place, with the indulgence of a unique, “away from it all” experience.
Whistler’s world-class Conference Centre makes use of an abundance of natural light, can host small groups or thousands, and is within walking distance of dining and hotel options. There’s no shortage of restaurants and nightlife to explore, and when the night is over, plenty of choice for comfortable accommodations.
For daytime, an event atop a glacial peak or a gathering beneath the shade of ancient cedars, provides an opportunity to reflect on the past and meditate on the future. There are many reasons to celebrate. Surrounded by incredible natural beauty, Whistler offers a bounty of team building activities enjoyable by groups big or small. Whether you choose whitewater rafting, zip-lining, biking, hiking, bear viewing, fishing, or golfing, there are offerings for every season, even if it’s just unwinding on a patio or a day at the spa. There is something in Whistler for everyone, where fresh air meets fresh ideas, and a view from the mountains offer breathtaking new perspectives.
Throughout the year, cultural and artistic events are a top priority in Whistler’s calendar. Preserving the traditions of the Squamish and Lil-wat Nations, the Squamish Lil-wat Cultural Centre offers year-round exhibits and seasonal live demonstrations, highlighting cultural regenerative activities. The Audain Art Museum houses permanent exhibitions from some of the province’s most celebrated artists including Emily Carr, Haida Chief James Hart, and a contemporary First Nations gallery.
The good vibe and cosy atmosphere of the Whistler Village makes it easy to relax, leave stress behind and embrace rejuvenation. The sought-after destination has everything you need for a successful, dream team getaway. Pack your purpose: It is time to connect in, to learn from, and experience Whistler.
To explore options for your next company getaway, visit meetings.whistler.com.