How To Get To Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb is located 84 miles (136 km) from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. It’s a 2.5-hour drive in winter along the aptly named Sea To Sky Highway 99. Vancouver International Airport is 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, locals claim the trip is roughly two hours, but don’t be fooled.

There are two mountains to ski and ride. Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountains that combine into the largest ski area in North America. Whistler is renowned for amazing terrain, great vertical, heaps of coastal powder snow, a vibrant après ski scene, and was host to the Winter Olympics. The ski season runs from November to May.

International Visitors Flying To Canada and Whistler Blackcomb

International visitors flying to Whistler from other countries should be aware that Canada has certain requirements for who can enter the country and the type of identification you must carry.

Whistler Blackcomb is located around two hours drive and 136 km from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) along the well-maintained and easy-to-follow Sea to Sky Highway. There are shuttle services, car rentals, limo services, and even helicopter services to get you from the airport up to your Whistler Blackcomb ski holiday destination.

Vancouver International Airport Transfers

There is a highly efficient transfer shuttle service to and from Vancouver Airport to Whistler Village. We can arrange your group and private transfers for you.

Whistler Village is a car-free main village, so if you’re just looking to get to and from the airport – the shuttle service is highly efficient and is probably all you need.

Renting a Vehicle in British Columbia in Winter?

Not sure that you need to but if you do, be aware that road conditions to Whistler can vary along the Sea-to-Sky Highway 99, and so the road report is updated by the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Please also be aware that if driving to Whistler, all drivers must obey winter tires and chain signs throughout the province from October 1 to March 31.

If you plan on renting a vehicle and traveling outside the Greater Vancouver or Greater Victoria areas, it’s a good idea to request a vehicle with winter tires.

Keep in mind, that cities, municipalities and private roads (such as ski hills) may have their own bylaws or rules around the use of winter tires, chains, or traction devices that may differ from provincial highway regulations.

Parking At Whistler

Whistler Parking

Village Day Lots: 1, 2 & 3
$10 per day (standard vehicle)
$20 per day (oversize vehicle)
$2.50 per hour (standard)
$5 per hour (oversize)
FREE after 5 pm

Village Day Lots: 4 & 5
$5 per day (standard vehicle)
$2.50 per hour (standard)
FREE after 5 pm

Blackcomb Parking

Located at Base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain, there are three on-mountain parking options that allow you to ski or ride right to your vehicle. Parking Lots 6-8 can be accessed via Glacier Lane and remain free.
Blackcomb Base II Lots: 6, 7 & 8

Creekside Parking

The Creekside Base has 1,200 stalls of complimentary underground parking for Whistler Blackcomb guests. The parking garage is easily accessible from Highway 99 at the London Lane intersection.
Creekside Parkade

Other Things To Know About How To Get To Whistler Blackcomb

In the summer, the Whistler mountain bike park is considered one of the best in the world. Your lift tickets give you access to over 8000 acres of skiable terrain just a few hours from downtown Vancouver.


Google map showing the route between Vancouver International Airport and Whistler Ski Resort