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
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.
The Sea to Sky Highway is one of the most beautiful drives on the planet, so why not enjoy the view and leave the driving to Pacific Coachlines? Pacific Coach Lines offers options from both Downtown Vancouver as well as the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
Take the train and discover the dramatic beauty of the mountains and ocean from a unique perspective. The Amtrak Cascades train provides service from Seattle or Oregon to Vancouver, with the final leg to Whistler completed by bus. Amtrak Cascades trains feature a special technology that uses gravity to tilt through curves, ensuring the smoothest ride possible. They are built for speed and comfort, travelling at top speed of 79 mph (127 km/hour).
During the summer months, the Rocky Mountaineer Sea to Sky Climb train offers scenic service between Vancouver and Whistler. During your three and a half hour train trip you’ll travel through the scenic Howe Sound, the Cheakamus Canyon and past the snow-capped peaks of the Tantalus Mountains.
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More commercial airlines than ever are flying into Vancouver International Airport every day, with express airport shuttles departing frequently and delivering you right to Whistler. If you prefer to fly into Whistler from the airport, helicopters and floatplanes provide direct service to the resort (weather dependent). You may also choose to rent a car or hire a chartered vehicle.
Wanderlust partners with some of the finest properties in Whistler to offer attendees premium lodging options at special rates. Stay tuned to this page.
Summit Lodge & Spa Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Whistler Village, just steps away from the Whistler Olympic plaza and numerous amazing restaurants. As a premier boutique hotel, this Whistler accommodations are second to none offering hotel wide complimentary wireless internet, hot beverages, and an outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Every room has a balcony and kitchenette and pets can stay for free.
Please call 604-932-2778 or email [email protected].
Centrally located, boasting an outdoor swimming pool, dry sauna and three hot tubs, this Whistler hotel is just steps from all festival venues. Delta Whistler Village Suites include free wi-fi, flat-screen TV, microwave, mini fridge and a coffee machine. Select suites offer full kitchens, a balcony and mountain views. Retail shops offering outdoor clothing and spa treatments are located on site, and a business centre and 24 hour reception provide added convenience.
Room types include:
- Mode Delta: With fresh and modern colour palettes and maximized natural light, these rooms are perfect for individuals or a couple. Furnished with a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster. Available with queen or two twin beds.
- Mode One Bedroom Suite: King, queen or two single beds in the master bedroom with a double pullout sofa bed in living area. Fully equipped with a full kitchen, dining area, fireplace, washer and dryer. Maximum of four people.
- Mode Two Bedroom Suite: King or queen in the master bedroom, twins or queen bed in the second bedroom. Double pullout sofa bed in the living area. Fully equipped with a full kitchen, dining area, fireplace, washer and dryer, kitchenette in second bedroom and two full bathrooms. Maximum of six people.
Call 1- 800-268-1133 for reservations and mention you are attending Wanderlust Festival.
The Crystal Lodge
The Crystal Lodge offers a fantastic hotel location in Whistler village, with a wide variety of hotel rooms, lofts & suites, shops, restaurants and amenities to suit your every need. In addition to the convenient location, rooms and services, you can also enjoy a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room, award winning 4 star service, complimentary wireless internet and underground parking.
Contact Crystal Lodge directly to receive the best rate.
Quietly nestled in the heart of Whistler’s pedestrian village, the Whistler Pinnacle Hotel is a warm and inviting boutique hotel enjoying easy access to Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains as well as Whistler’s finest restaurants, shopping and bustling nightlife. Each private studio suite affords a beautiful mountain or village view and offers a Jacuzzi, fireplace, full kitchen, LCD TVs, complimentary high speed wireless, oversized pillows and fluffy bathrobes. Underground parking is offered at an affordable rate of $15 per night. The hotel is home to two of Whistler’s best restaurants, “Quattro at Whistler,” renowned for authentic Italian country cuisine and the authentically local, “Alta Bistro.”
Call 604-938-3218 for reservations.
The Cascade Lodge is located in Whistler Village North and is just a short four-minute walk to the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas. The Cascade Lodge is close to shops, restaurants, the Whistler Conference Centre and the Whistler Golf Club. Amenities at the lodge include a large outdoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room, meeting room, hi-speed internet, and 24 hour front desk.
Room types include studios, one and two bedroom suites. The larger one and two bedroom suites offer fully equipped kitchens whilst the studio rooms have convenience kitchens. All rooms offer beautiful views of the mountain, village or forest. Free wireless internet access is available at the Cascade Lodge.
Visit lodge website for more info.
The Executive Inn at Whistler Village is a small and intimate European-style boutique hotel. Perfect for pleasure seekers, The Executive boasts a fantastic location in the heart of Whistler Village and is just steps from the slopes, the hottest nightspots and luxury shopping. High style meets serenity with the dazzling Whistler Mountain as its backdrop and the celebrity chef driven restaurant, Il Caminetto, by Umberto Menghi and Whistler’s hottest après ski lounge on the ground floor.
The distinctive guest rooms are adorned in warm tones of red, gold and brown complemented by sumptuous linens and antiqued brown leather or animal print club chairs. Relax and enjoy your stunning mountain or village view in front of our natural wood burning fireplaces and flat panel televisions. Exquisite granite bathrooms offer vanities, bathrobes and organic Pharmacopia bath amenities. Fully equipped modern kitchenettes featuring granite counters allow you to dine in the comfort of your room.
Inn amenities include hot tub, paid parking, valet parking, indoor parking, wireless and hi-speed internet. Walk to lift.
Visit inn website for more info.
For additional lodging options, please visit www.whistler.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Yoga Mat & Props: Don’t forget!
- 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 Camelbak water stations.
- Layers: The mountain climate means chillier night times and possible precipitation.
- 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.
If you need more details on how to edit the name and email address on a ticket please click here.
Once you’ve found a buyer, you can edit the ticket information to update the name and email address with the new attendees information. You can also fill out a ticket here with the Eventbrite order number, name/email of the new attendee and we will edit the ticket.
Once the ticket has been edited, a confirmation email will be sent to the new email address along with an instructional email from Sched.org with directions on how to log in a create a schedule.
Standup Paddleboard Yoga classes are available to schedule with the purchase of an additional ticket. Please note; SUP Yoga tickets are not designated by day and once you’ve purchased a ticket, you may select the day/time of the SUP class you would like to take in sched.org.
AiReal Yoga classes are available to schedule with the purchase of an additional ticket. Please note; AiReal tickets are not designated by day and once you’ve purchased a ticket, you may select the day/time of the class you would like to take in sched.org.
Lodging, food and travel are not included with the purchase of a Wanderlust ticket.
From organic beauty products to locally designed clothing and apparel, the Kula Market seeks artisans, jewelry makers, and designers, to share their unique products and services with the Wanderlust community.
For more information on vending at Wanderlust, visit the website here.
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.