Plan Your Trip
Wanderlust Whistler will take place at Whistler, located in the Coast Mountain range in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination. Whistler features two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world.
4545 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Your trip from Vancouver to Whistler will be smoother than ever on the stunning Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) with multiple transport options to suit every budget and group size. Get a shuttle bus or charter vehicle, soak in the amazing views of Howe Sound and the Tantalus Range and arrive refreshed and relaxed to start your Wanderlust experience.
Whistler Shuttle offers a daily meet and greet shuttle service available from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler. Airport shuttle staff will monitor your incoming flight and adjust pickup times where necessary. This service drops off at all Whistler Village hotels. Whistler Shuttle also offers a scheduled service available from Whistler to Vancouver Airport.
YVR Skylynx offers a scheduled shuttle service available between Vancouver International Airport, Downtown Vancouver and Whistler.
Epic Rides offers a scheduled shuttle service available between Downtown Vancouver and Whistler. See below for the Epic Ride schedule and shuttle information.
Save travel time by booking a private transfer for your visit to Whistler—available 24 hours a day. Choose from a sedan or limousine, an SUV or larger mini bus. Services to and from downtown Vancouver, Seattle and Vancouver International, Sea-Tac and Bellingham airports.
Vancouver to Whistler: From Downtown Vancouver
If you proceed onto Georgia Street westbound this will take you over Lions Gate suspension bridge. When you reach the far end, look for the West Vancouver exit. You circle around under the bridge onto Marine Drive. Stay in the right-hand lane over a green bridge and make the first right at Taylor Way. Head up the hill; you’ll see Highway 1 before you. Merge to the left under Highway 1 and turn left immediately under the overpass. As you approach Horseshoe Bay, watch for the exit for Squamish and Whistler. You are now on Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway, which will take you all the way to Whistler Village.
Vancouver to Whistler: From Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Proceed on the airport causeway over the Arthur Lang Bridge into Vancouver. Exit the bridge using Granville Street. Continue north on Granville into downtown Vancouver and over the Granville Street Bridge. Exit the Granville Street Bridge via the Seymour Street exit, a right lane off ramp. Continue on Seymour to Georgia Street ( 6 to 7 blocks), left on Georgia and then over the Lions Gate suspension bridge. At the far end, merge left for the West Vancouver exit. It circles around under the bridge onto Marine Drive. Stay in the right-hand lane, over a green bridge to the first stop light at Taylor Way. Turn right and head up the hill, you’ll see Highway 1 before you. Merge to the left under the overpass, immediately turn left to access Highway 1. As you approach Horseshoe Bay, watch for the exit to Squamish and Whistler. You are now on Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway, which will take you all the way to Whistler Village.
From the U.S. Border: Seattle to Vancouver
The Canada – US border is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. If you’ve been driving up from California, you’ll be on Interstate 5. At the airport the highway splits, with I 5 going into Seattle proper and Highway 405 continuing north to Whistler. Take Highway 405, unless you are heading into Seattle. The 405 eventually rejoins Interstate 5, but not until you’re safely away from Seattle. From there, you have another 80 miles (128 km) to the border. Look for signs for the towns of Everett, then Bellingham, then Blaine is right at the border.
From the U.S. Border: The Scenic Route
Coming from the U.S., the entry point is the Douglas Border Crossing which features the Peace Arch. Once in Canada, the highway becomes Highway 99. Follow Highway 99 through the Massey Tunnel and proceed straight to enter Vancouver via the Oak Street Bridge, about 20 miles (32 km) from the border. Once on the bridge stay in the right lane and watch for the Granville Street exit (right off the bridge). Follow Granville Street to downtown Vancouver via the Granville Street Bridge. Once on this bridge, take the Seymour Street exit and proceed along Seymour to Georgia Street (6 to 7 blocks), turn left. Georgia takes you west through downtown and directly over Lions Gate Bridge to North Vancouver. As you approach the far side of Lions Gate Bridge look for the West Vancouver exit. It’s a gradual merge left at the end of the bridge. The exit circles around under the bridge onto Marine Drive. Stay in the right-hand lane, over a small bridge and quickly to a stop light at Taylor Way. Turn right and head up the hill where you’ll see Highway 1 before you. Merge to the left under Highway 1, turn left immediately under the overpass. As you approach Horseshoe Bay, slow down and watch for the exit for Squamish and Whistler. Whistler Village is about 90 minutes from this point.
From the U.S. Border: The Direct Route (By-pass City of Vancouver)
As you approach the Canada-U.S. border, take Exit 275 (about a mile before the border) off Interstate 5 onto Pacific Highway. The Pacific Highway Border crossing is also known as the truck crossing. Once across the border it’s called 176th Street or Highway 15. Follow Highway 15 approximately eight miles north to Highway 1, the Trans Canada Highway. Take Highway 1 westbound. Make no turns. You’ll zoom through the north-eastern municipalities of Greater Vancouver, motoring across the Port Mann Bridge over the mighty Fraser and eventually the Iron Workers Memorial (Second Narrows) Bridge crossing Burrard Inlet. Watch for the exit for Squamish and Whistler. Whistler Village is about 90 minutes from this point.
Wanderlust partners with Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites, The Westin Resort & Spa, and Whistler Tourism to offer the finest hotel accommodations at an exclusive price.
Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites
Delta Hotels Whistler Village is situated in the heart of Whistler Village, just steps away from shopping, dining and Wanderlust! Spacious, beautifully appointed resort suites offer first-rate amenities including a full kitchen, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, Guest room entertainment featuring 55” Smart TV’s, a gas fireplace and an in-suite washer and dryer. Unwind by the heated outdoor pool with indoor access, work out at our 24 hour fitness center or indulge in mouthwatering fare at either one of our on-property restaurants; Hy’s Steakhouse or Brickworks Public House.
The Westin Resort & Spa
Fresh mountain air, pristine luxury accommodations, a perfect slope side location — welcome to The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler. Nestled steps away from the gondolas in the center of Whistler Village, our hotel provides guests with everything they need to experience this one-of-a-kind resort destination. This award-winning hotel is designed using indigenous materials reflective of our stunning natural environs; we were also the host for downhill events during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Settle into our 400 residentially styled suites, where warming fireplaces, spacious soaker tubs, modern kitchens and stunning mountain views provide a picture-perfect hotel experience. Unwind after a day of practicing with a soothing massage at Avello Spa & Health Club or fuel your Whistler getaway at Grill & Vine, our acclaimed restaurant.
Whistler offers a diverse selection of accommodation which means you will find the perfect place to call home during your stay. Choose from charming mountainside townhomes, full-service hotels, secluded alpine homes and fully equipped condominiums.
We work with Whistler.com, the Official Central Reservations for Tourism Whistler. Together we work closely with a wide selection of resort accommodation and transportation providers to ensure our customers receive the best experience possible, backed by our Best Price Guarantee.
Our guarantee is not only the best price, but the best possible stay. When you book with us, we will strive to ensure our guests enjoy every aspect of their Whistler vacation – from the village to the yoga mat, we guarantee you will leave with a smile and lasting memories.
All Premium Packages offer lodging at The Westin Resort & Spa, one of the locations of Wanderlust. Walk out of your room and into the Village offering coffee shops, restaurants, and shops.
Studio Suite – The studio suite is approximately 356 square feet, offering a queen bed, seating area, shower/tub combination, and kitchenette. The kitchenette is equipped with a mini-refrigerator, stovetop, oven, microwave, silverware and cooking utensils.
One Bedroom Suite – The one bedroom suite is approximately 470 square feet, offering a full kitchen including cooking utensils, a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, stovetop, and oven. In addition there is a spacious living room, dining area, and separate bedroom equipped with a plush queen bed.
Two Bedroom Suite – The two bedroom, two bath suite is approximately 760 square feet. This suite offers a full kitchen including cooking utensils, a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and stovetop and oven. In addition there is a fully-furnished living room equipped with a sleeper-sofa bed. The two bedrooms each feature a queen bed with closet space.
For parking, you can pay per day or purchase a monthy pass. All parking must be purchased onsite at a parking pay station and monthly parking passes are limited to one pass per vehicle. Due to the price difference, we encourage attendees to purchase the monthly pass or seek parking from lodging accommodations.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Yoga Mat
- Photo ID: We probably don’t need to remind you.
- Reusable Water Bottle: Around the clock yoga and dancing in the sun means water is a must and you can refill on site at one of our water stations.
- Layers: You never know what the weather might bring
- Sunscreen: Lots of it to protect your skin
- Hat: A complement to sunscreen.
- Sunglasses: Protect your eyes so you can see clearly.
- Small backpack to carry your belongings.
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Immersions, lodging, food and travel are not included with the purchase of a Wanderlust ticket.
You can schedule activities marked SPACE LIMITED or ALMOST FULL. If an activity is marked DROP-IN ONLY, all available spots have been scheduled, but don’t worry! We allow any guest with a valid ticket to “drop in” once the scheduled attendees are in. Simply show up early and join the drop-in line. We can’t promise, but most of our classes have a few spots free, and some drop-ins always get in.
If you would like to apply to present at one of our festivals please fill out the contact form here. Underneath ‘Interested in working together?’, click ‘Fill out form below’ and fill out form. In the ‘Department’ drop-down menu please select ‘Teacher Submissions’.
Camping is an additional purchase on top of the Wanderlust day ticket and you must check in at the Compass upon arrival in order to gain access to the camp grounds.
You are responsible for bringing all the camping supplies that you need. Please check the festival FAQ here for site specific camping information.