Whistler is approximately 134 kilometres from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and an approximate 2.5 hour car journey.

Vancouver International Airport - Whistler by Coach
Airport Shuttle:
  • Pacific Coach Lines (PCL) offers daily, frequent transportation from Vancouver to Whistler.
  • Online: In all instances the promo code must be quoted at the outset and prepayment is due at the time of booking. Please note that online reservations are not available within 24 hours of travel time - call to confirm your reservation by phone.
  • By Phone: Call 1.800.661.1725 to inquire about same day reservations, specific options including pick-up locations and convenient door to door shuttle service to your accommodation.
  • Schedule is also contained on this landing page contained within their website (
  • Promo Code: PTM2015 - Discount of 20%
Vancouver International Airport - Vancouver Downtown
  • Skytrain - The Canada Line is Vancouver’s new rapid transit rail link connecting Vancouver International Airport to downtown Vancouver in 26 minutes. For more information? Visit Canada Line's website the latest schedules, news and events along the Canada Line. For information about fares, visit
Vancouver Downtown - Whistler by Bus
  • Greyhound Bus - Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada, serving nearly 1,100 locations. Further information visit
Car Rental

Parking in Whistler
  • Parking is provided at the Westin: Self parking is $30.00 and Valet is $34.00 (24 hour period). 
  • Free parking is available in Day Lots 4 and 5, with a maximum stay of 72 hours permitted from April 1 to October 31. Lots 4 and 5 are about a 10-15min walk to the Westin Hotel. Click here to download a map of Whistler.

Visa Process

Find out if you need a visa to enter Canada before you leave your home country.

For information regarding visas and entry requirements for Canada, please call Immigration Canada at 1-888-242-2100 (in Canada) or visit their website at

From outside Canada, please contact the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission, or consulate in your region.

Visas are issued by Canadian government offices abroadParticipants should be encouraged to submit their visa applications through Visa application centres (VAC) if this service is available in their country of residence.  They should be invited to check their visa office website ( for information on the services available at the Visa application centres (VAC) serving their area and the costs.  

Visa Applications Processing Times:
Processing time for Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) vary depending on the office and the time of the year.  Participants should be encouraged to apply early for their visa, if one is required, and to submit complete applications including all supporting documents.  Summer is normally the busiest time. 

For your information, general processing times at the various visa offices are available at the following link  For more accurate processing times, applicants should consult the website for the visa office responsible for processing their application. 

Letter of Invitation for Visa

If you require an Invitation Letter these will be emailed within 24 business hours upon completion of registration and full payment being received.  Should you require additional information please contact our registration department at Letters of Invitation will not be issued to parties who are not registered and/or paid in full.