Whistler rests at the feet of two notable mountains; Blackcomb and Whistler. The peaks of the mountain provide the ideal weather and atmosphere for winter sports, which is why the 2010 Winter Olympics were held in the stunning and remarkable town. Hosting a high caliber sports event like the Winter Olympics means that the Whistler transportation system received a stunning makeover before the commencement of the games. As such, the network of roads in Whistler is ultra modern, and the means of transportation are varied, inexpensive and widely accessible.
When traveling to Whistler as a group, a cheap and convenient way to get around and explore the city is by chartering a bus. Smaller groups consisting of two or three people should ideally use a Whistler public shuttle because it is convenient and can cater to the needs of a small group of individuals. Depending on your transport budget, your transportation needs can be met by a cheap Whistler Shuttle or bus, a float boat, a helicopter or a high-end limousine, based on how much you are willing to spend. By far, the finest way to get around Whistler is on foot as it allows you to soak up the spirit of the city uninhibited by strict bus and shuttle schedules. Also, exploring on foot is a free affair.
Before leaving, it is essential to conduct your research regarding the area you are staying in so that you can pick the most excellent mode of transport to service you for the duration of your stay. As Whistler is relatively small and mountainous, some areas may require that you walk on foot while other might demand a bus ride. Having an understanding of which methods to use will not only make your stay easier, but it will allow you to plan your resources adequately.
Online resources, forums and support boards are great places to give you information on what you should expect from Whistler’s transportation system. Authoritative sources such as Trip Advisor allow people from all over the world to share information and experiences about traveling to various destinations. These resources often have recommendations of where to stay, what places to visit as well as suggestions and counsel about transportation.
Online social platforms such as Tripadvisor and Facebook are also laden with reviews regarding some of the service providers to help you determine which service will suit your needs and budget. Please note that the recommendations given and the reviews posted on such sites are purely subjective, so take the average of what you read.