DISCOVER THE AREA
Ultra Trail Whistler by UTMB® takes place in the rugged Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Whistler attracts adventurous travellers from around the world, offering a breathtaking alpine playground, vibrant Village, diverse West Coast beauty, passionate community and an unrivalled selection of activities and experiences.
WHAT TO DO
September puts Whistler on display. Offering glorious fall colours, action and adventure with a chilled-out vibe, we recommend staying a while to make the most of it. Post race, recover in a pool or hot tub at your accommodation, book a spa treatment, or experience the regenerative benefits of hydrotherapy at the tranquil Scandinave Spa. Visit the Audain Art Museum, a stunning piece of contemporary architecture that houses a range of impressive art collections. Refuel at a range of breweries, cafes, restaurants and bars. Whistler is foodie heaven particularly in the fall, with many restaurants offering excellent dining deals.
For active relation, stroll or bike the paved valley trail network to experience sparkling glacier-fed lakes, towering old-growth forests, waterfalls, beaches, parks and golf courses. If you prefer to keep the adrenaline flowing, the renowned Whistler Mountain Bike Park is open for lift-accessed biking fun. Head out on a guided ATV or 4X4 adventure, or see Whistler’s fall colours from a birds-eye-view by Ziplining over the valley.
Whistler is located on the shared territories of the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Úxumixw (Squamish) Nation and L̓il̓wat7úl (Lil’wat) Nation, and you can find out more about their living culture, stories and history at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC), located in Whistler. Their history is interwoven with the natural world, and at the SLCC you have the opportunity to connect with ambassadors from both Indigenous Nations during a tour of the galleries and buildings, video presentation and drumming performance.
THE RACE HUB: CREEKSIDE VILLAGE
The finish line and race “hub” is located at Creekside Village. Creekside is a charming village offering accommodation, cafes, restaurants, health and fitness amenities, shopping and more. Opt to stay at one of the nearby hotels for walking access to the finish line; alternatively, Creekside Village is just a short five-minute drive/taxi/bus from Whistler Village.
TRAVELLING TO WHISTLER
Whistler is located just a two-hour drive from Vancouver International Airport, along the awe-inspiring Sea to Sky Highway. Getting to Whistler without a car is a breeze, thanks to the various range of airport transfer options.
We have partnered with Tourism Whistler to offer Whistler UTMB participants an exclusive offer on accommodation and local knowledge to help plan your trip. Visit our accommodation page for details.
Images courtesy of Tourism Whistler, photographed by Justa Jeskova, Mike Crane, Clint Trahan, Gary Fattal.