With 7 incredible golf courses in the Whistler region, from Squamish to Pemberton, including 3 superb championship courses right in the resort municipality, the Sea to Sky Corridor has become a recognized world class golf destination. Each course is remarkably different with unique characteristics designed to provide challenge and excitement for all levels of ability. Stunning mountain scenery on virtually every hole often makes keeping one's eye on the ball a difficult proposition.
While we’re happy to provide our own personal insights on the courses, it has been our experience that guests are better served to book their own tee times, so the following information is provided with that in mind.
As one of BC's most scenic golf course, Furry Creek perfectly captures the most spectacular qualities of this part of the country. This par 72, 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Muir Graves and built in 1993 offers panoramic ocean views and encounters with abundant wildlife.
Squamish Valley: 1-888-349-3688
The Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club is a semi-private, 18 hole, full service facility, located half-way between Vancouver and Whistler on Highway 99 in the Sea to Sky corridor. There are not too many places in the world where in one day you can enjoy a game of golf surrounded by majestic mountains, watch soaring eagles, observe spawning salmon, and in the spring or fall, get a few runs in at North America's #1 ski resort, "Whistler".
The sea to sky corridor is affectionately known to avid golfers as "Architect's Row". Nowhere else will you conveniently sample such a classic and diversified range of golf courses, represented here by 'the greats' in golf course architecture and at the Garibaldi Springs Golf Resort, internationally renowned Architect, Les Furber has created a 'Naturally Challenging' golf experience with lots of water and some very unique holes.
Whistler Golf Club:
Located less than 2 hours north of Vancouver, British Columbia, the Whistler Golf Club was chosen by Arnold Palmer as the site for his first Canadian design. Built in 1983 and renovated in 2000, the par-72, 6676-yard layout has nine lakes, two winding creeks and rolling greens all situated below Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
With the opening of the Chateau Whistler Golf Club in 1993, Whistler has become one of the premiere golf destinations in Canada. The par 72, 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course offers a golf opportunity unmatched in the region. Carved out of the mountain slopes, with elevation changes of more than 400 ft. overall, the golf holes traverse mountain ledges and cross rushing streams.
par 71, 18-hole course winds along a gentle valley floor
offering you a spectacular setting as your golfing skills are
tested to the fullest. Just minutes from cobblestone walkways
and street side cafes of the resort town of Whistler, Nicklaus
North stands out as one of the great courses in North America.
It's no wonder this is only one of a few rare golf courses in
the world bearing Jack Nicklaus' name.
the pastoral Pemberton valley walled in by glacier-capped peaks
two hours from Vancouver, British Columbia, designer Bob Cupp
has fashioned a subtle, gently rolling test that would fit right
in on Hilton Head Island - except for the towering mountains and
resident black bears.
Nestled under majestic Mt. Currie, this 18-hole championship
course is a par 72 layout, 6407 yards in length with a 123-slope
rating. The Pemberton Valley Golf & Country Club offers
excellent bent grass greens and an island green on the 8th hole.
www.whistleratv.com or call 604-932-8484 and
www.cougarmountain.ca or call 1-888-297-2222
Whether you’re just a beginner or a little more hardcore, on an ATV you can cover a lot of ground, up close and personal. There are guided tours up the mountain or up valley and all are sure to get you revved up. This is a great wet weather sport since you’re bound to get wet and dirty anyway all in the name of a good time.
MOUNTAIN TOURS – BEAR & WILDLIFE VIEWING
or call 1-866-218-9690
Accompany black bear researcher, Michael Allen as he guides you through some of the most pristine black bear habitat in North America. Travel through deep, old growth coastal hemlock-cedar forests, visit active bear dens, daybeds and feeding sites. Witness evening play between a mother and her cubs. Mountain ecology tours also available with Whistler Blackcomb Planning and Environmental Resource Manager, Arthur DeJong.
or call 604-932-8484
or call 1-888-297-2222
The Hummer is your ticket to a world apart. Access the Cougar Mountain backcountry in style and comfort; this is the world's most serious 4x4. Cougar Mountain has three 7-passenger custom vehicles with forward facing seats for optimum passenger viewing. The central tire inflation system allows air pressure to be adjusted on the fly. With 16 inches of ground clearance and an extremely low center of gravity, we can navigate virtually any terrain imaginable, all without the bone-jarring experience of other off-road vehicles. Join us on Whistler's original HUMMER tour.
or call 1-800-713-7238 and
or call 1-888-932-3532
If you want adventure when you come to Whistler this summer, sign up for a rippin’ ride down one of the great rafting rivers in the Sea to Sky corridor. Trips range from the milder ride down the Green River to wilder rides down the Birkenhead, Elaho and Squamish rivers, all with great, certified guides. This is an excellent wet weather activitiy as you’re going to get soaked in any event.
or call 1-888-932-3532
Between Whistler and Pemberton and beyond are some great jetboating rivers and lakes. Run the rapids up the Green and Lillooet Rivers as you gaze at the spectacular glacial peaks and traditional Native fishing camps. Deer, bear, osprey and spawning salmon are often encountered on these adventures.
or call 1-866-935-0001
Fly over Fitzsimmons Creek & the spectacular forest valley between Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains at speeds of up to 70 km/hour harnessed onto a steel cable and dangling precariously 100 feet above rocks and rushing water. Four ziplines span a total of over 800 metres - that's half a mile of zippitydooda fun!
or call 1-888-932-3532
Try Whistler’s ultimate adrenaline rush. Whether winter or summer, bungee jumping high over the Cheakamus River is an exciting adventure.
FLOAT PLANE TOURS
or call 1-888-806-2299
British Columbia boasts some the most spectacular scenery in the world and there's nothing more traditionally Canadian than a DeHavilland floatplane. Complete your Whistler experience with an unforgetable flight and let your spirit soar. All of our aircraft are specially modified to maximize your flightseeing experience. Everyone gets a window seat and stereo headset for the fully narrated tour. Your pilot is educated about the history and geology of the area and will provide knowledgeable commentary about our fascinating mountain environment.
GUIDED FISHING TRIPS
or call 1-888-932-3532 and
or call 1-877-988-4900 and
or call 1-604-932-3389
The Whistler area provides unique year round catch & release fishing opportunities. In the Squamish area there are five major fishable rivers with three more to the north of Whistler. Many alpine lakes near Whistler are easily accessed by four wheel drive and also hold Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat and Dolly Varden.
BIKE RENTALS & WALKING/HIKING TOURS
or call 1-604-932-3111 and
Take a guided tour of the Valley or rent your own bike in the Village and head out exploring. If you’re brave, venture up Whistler-Blackcomb’s world renowned bike park, where it’s best to rent your steed and armour at the shop next to Guest Relations at the bottom of the Village Gondola. For a complete hiking experience anywhere in the Valley or up the Peak, consider hiring a guide to help you soak it all in.
or call 1-888-297-2222 and
or call 1-888-932-3532 and
Take in spectacular views of Mt. Currie on 2 hr., ˝ day and full day rides in beautiful, sunny Pemberton, only 30 mins. from Whistler.
AND MORE, INCLUDING...
Sightseeing at the top of Whistler Mtn. or summer skiing on the
Trampolines, paragliding, miniature golf, and luge ride
all at the Blackcomb Adventure Zone at the Upper Village
Daily street entertainers throughout the Village and
Sunday Farmers' Market at the Upper Village.
Canoeing, kayaking, paddleboats, & River of Golden Dreams tours
starting at Wayside and Lakeside Parks on Alta Lake.
rock climbing in Squamish, 45 minutes south