Massive. Stunning. World-class… Whistler, B.C. is an area which can be described in any number of ways. Unfortunately, one of those ways is not ‘cheap’. Whether your activity of choice is skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, zip-lining, etc. the mere fact that you’re in Whistler will jack the price up significantly. So what is a budget traveler to do? Here are a few tips on how to explore Whistler for free (or on the cheap).
Check out the Valley Trail system
Whistler Village is its own attraction, but Whistler has a lot of natural beauty to offer as well — from frozen lakes to snow-laden forests. The Valley Trail connects most of the area’s sights and is very well-maintained and walkable. Walking the full thing in a day would be ambitious, but walking a section or three will show you parts of Whistler many people neglect to see. Best part? It’s free. [Read more…]