Whistler/Green Lake Water Aerodrome is a public airport serving the town of Whistler and the village of Pemberton in the British Columbia in Canada. It is located on Green Lake, five kilometres north of Whistler. The aerodome is owned by Harbour Air Flight Group and is operated by Whistler Air Services Ltd. Whistler/Green Lake Water Aerodrome, together with airlines West Coast Air and Whistler Air, offers glacier tours, with a twice daily scheduled service to Vancouver International Airport and Vancouver Harbour Water Airport in downtown Vancouver, and Victoria Inner Harbour Airport. It also offers custom charter services.
What to see & do
Whistler Olympic Park - The Whistler Olympic Park is located in the Madeley Creek basin in the Callaghan Valley. It hosted the Nordic events facilities for the 2010 Winter Olympics, including three temporary stadiums with a capacity of 12,000 people each , two ski jumps, 14 kilometres of cross country and biathlon trails, and 20 to 25 kilometres of recreational trails. Within the park is an 11,000-square foot Day Lodge, which contains a cafeteria, lounge, rental centre, a gift shop, and washrooms. There is also a large wilderness-themed playground for children.
Whistler Blackcomb - The Whistler Blackcomb is a major ski resort in British Columbia and is the largest ski resort in North America. Originally two separate resorts, Whistler and Blackcomb merged in 1997 when the company that developed Blackcomb purchased Whistler. The mountains are primarily accessible via three gondolas; the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola, the Whistler Mountain Village Gondola, and the Whistler Creekside Gondola. The ski resort offers plenty of winter activities and family fun, not to mention fine restaurants, slopside bars, and shopping opportunities.
Garibaldi Provincial Park - The Garibaldi Provincial Park, alternatively called Garibaldi Park, covers an area of 1,950 square kilometres between Squamish and Whistler. It is comprised of several rugged mountains, many of which are capped by glaciers. There are five park access and entrance points to the
park, each one with hiking trails and backcountry camping opportunities. The five entrance points are Diamond Head, The Black Tusk/Garibaldi Lake, Cheakamus Lake, Singing Pass, and Wedgemount Lake.
River of Golden Dreams - Alta Creek, also called the River of Golden Dreams, is a five-kilometre river in Whistler that connects Alta Lake in the south to Green Lake in the north. The river was popular with boating parties, and currently, where guests can ride a canoe or go kayaking or rafting.
How to get around within Whistler
It is very easy to get around Whistler by foot, at least the heart of Whistler which contains most of the town's accommodations, food establishments, shops, and entertainment. Of course, if you want to explore further to the outlying areas, you’ll have to utilize the public transit of Whistler. The bus service runs daily from 5:30 AM to 3 AM. There is also taxi service that has a seating capacity of up to six. Additionally, you can also rent a bike, which would be useful on the valley trail that connects majority of all the areas within and around the town.
How to get there
There are flights to Whistler/Green Lake Water Aerodrome from Victoria Inner Harbour Airport, seasonal flights from Vancouver Harbour Water Airport, and charter flights from Vancouver International Airport.
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