Whistler Mountain Bike Vacation Guide

It’s considered the mecca of mountain biking. The massive jumps and root and rock-covered, technical trails are matched by the scenery of the old, misty forest that covers the Northwest for a combination of fun and beauty.

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If you were given a dollar for every time a new video came out titled “So and so shreds Whistler trails,” well, you’d have a lot of dollars. It seems like there’s always something going on in Whistler and the trails are highlighted in countless photos and videos. The next best thing is seeing it for yourself.

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Here are our top recommendations of trails to ride, restaurants to try, places to sleep, and everything else that you need to experience on your next mountain bike vacation in Whistler.

Home to 300km of mountain bike trails
Offers year-long skiing on Horstman Glacier on Blackcomb

Whistler Mountain Bike Vacation Guide

Trails

Comfortably Numb

Type: Advanced
Location: Whistler, BC

Whistler Bike Park is always a blast, but let’s not forget that there’s an insane number of trails outside. Comfortably Numb is an IMBA epic with 2,000 feet of elevation change, soft,... Read More ›

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Danimal

Type: Advanced
Location: Whistler, BC

Your Whistler trip wouldn’t be complete without seeing the single-track that put the place on the map. Danimal has the rooty, rocky technical terrain that you want to be in, with a few doses... Read More ›

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Crank It Up

Type: Intermediate
Location: Whistler, BC

Crank It Up is another notorious jump trail in the Whistler Bike Park. This one throws in a tad more wood features and some wide-open sections to really fly. Think of it as a warm-up for... Read More ›

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Lodging

Pan Pacific Hotel

Type: Hotel
Location: Whistler, BC
Address: 4320 Sundial Crescent, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Contact: +1 604-905-2999

The Pan Pacific is also an excellent option at the base of Whistler. This hotel has several different room options ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, and also comes with options for bike... Read More ›

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Food

Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

Type: High-end steakhouse
Location: Whistler, BC
Address: 4308 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Contact: +1 604-905-5555

Hy’s also keeps your Whistler vacation top notch by serving the best beef available. Their chefs and servers are experienced in serving you the most savory, juicy steaks in the... Read More ›

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Creekbread

Type: Italian
Location: Whistler, BC
Address: 2021 Karen Crescent, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2, Canada
Contact: +1 604-905-6666

Creekbread keeps the dining experience simple while still using the best local and organic ingredients. Their “Creekbreads” have numerous options for sauces and cheeses and even keep... Read More ›

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Drinks

Mount Currie Coffee Co

Type: Coffee shop
Location: Whistler, BC
Address: 4369 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N, Canada
Contact: +1 604-962-2288

To start a good day in Whistler, you might as well have some of Whistler’s best coffee. They’re a favorite, not only among locals, but anyone who... Read More ›

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Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

Type: Sports bar
Location: Whistler, BC
Address: 4119 Golfers Approach, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Contact: +1 604-932-4011

Tapley’s is a casual gathering spot with pizza and beer. They call themselves “the locals’ living room,” and it offers a great place to take a load off and catch a game... Read More ›

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Rentals

Coastal Culture

Type: Ski, Snowboarding, and Bike Rental
Location: Whistler, BC
Address: 2010 London Ln, Whistler, BC V0N 0A0, Canada
Contact: +1-604-962-1910

Known for the customer service and reasonable prices, this local shop is a great option for those who are looking for more affordable rentals. Coastal Culture’s bike rentals range from... Read More ›

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Cross Country Connection

Type: Cross-Country Bike Rentals
Location: Whistler, BC
Address: 7400 Fitzsimmons Rd S, Whistler, BC V0N 1B7, Canada
Contact: +1 604-905-0071

Cross Country Connection rents out bikes from Specialized and Norco at their Whistler storefront. Rentals include a lock, helmet and protection, and maps. You can rent hourly, and by the half or... Read More ›

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Camping

Squamish Valley Campground

Type: Campground
Location: Whistler, BC
Address: Upper Squamish, Valley Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7K, Canada
Contact: +1 604-898-9310

Squamish Valley Campground is about an hour outside of Whistler, so it’s a bit of a drive, but luckily there is an abundance of trails in Squamish as well. The campground is on the Squamish... Read More ›

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Shops

Armchair Books

Type: Book store
Location: Whistler, BC
Address: 4205 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Contact: +1 604-932-5557

Sometimes, there’s just nothing comparable to a good book to pass the time when you’re the passenger on a road trip or burning some time at camp. Armchair Books is open 9 am to 9 pm,... Read More ›

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Summit Sport

Type: Ski rentals
Location: Whistler, BC
Address: 4293 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Contact: +1 604-932-6225

Summit Sport is Whistler’s largest rental and tuning shop for both summer and snow sports. Stop in if you need a quick derailleur tune or a new pair of sunglasses or... Read More ›

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Tours & Guides