Closest Airports

  • Accessing Whistler from anywhere in the world is simple with multiple international airports and direct airport transfers. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the closest international airport to Whistler, located 83 miles south of Whistler in BC, Canada. The drive to Whistler takes you along Highway 99, one of the most scenic routes in the world, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway. Along the way, you will drive along ocean, mountains, forests, trails, waterfalls, lakes, and much more! You may spot wildlife from eagle to elk. Vancouver International is serviced by a wide range of commercial international and Canadian airlines.
  • Attendees can also fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) and drive up the scenic coast. The 140-mile scenic drive from Seattle to Vancouver, Canada may allow you to bypass pandemic-related hassles associated with air travel. (Currently, driving into Canada vs. flying allows individuals to bypass quarantines and associated fees. Check back for travel updates relative to Canada.)

 

Will Canada Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Entry?

The answer is most likely, “Yes.” According to the Canadian Health Minister Patty Hajdu, the Canadian government supports the idea of a “vaccine passport” and will come up with a form of vaccine certification to allow vaccinated Canadians to travel internationally. This will likely take the form of a “digital certificate.” Learn more. Check back for updates regarding Canadian entrance/travel requirements.

 

Ground Transportation & Parking Transportation

  • 75-mile or 121 kilometers (1 hour, 30 minutes) drive from Vancouver to Whistler
  • Apart from taking a chartered plane ride through the mountains, the drive from Vancouver to Whistler — whether you drive yourself or take a shuttle — is one of Canada’s most scenic drives. Nicknamed the Sea to Sky Highway, it’s a breathtaking journey through mountains, temperate rainforests, and coastline, and it will leave you wishing for more time in the car.
  • Whistler Transportation Directory
  • YVR Skylynx operates a frequent Whistler bus shuttle daily direct to and from YVR Vancouver Airport along the sea to sky corridor. From YVR, express buses serve Squamish, Creekside Village and Whistler Gateway (outside of Whistler Tourist Centre).
  • Airport transfers, car rentals, shuttles and helicopter transfers are just some of the ways to travel the Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler. Book your transportation to Whistler via luxury motorcoach, limo, plane or car rental with us for the best deals. Click here for more information.
  • Whistler Shuttle or 1-888-403-4727 – Whistler Shuttle service from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is scheduled around your flight arrival. ($75 CAD – ~$62 US)
  • Harbour Air provides seaplanes from Vancouver Harbour directly to Whistler Blackcomb with seats starting at about $116 (CAD).
  • Blackcomb Helicopters is more of a luxury transit for a private chartered ride.
  • Taxis are available outside the Vancouver Airport and throughout the city and will cost about $180 (CAD) to get to Whistler, so it’s not a cheap option.

Parking

  • Parking is $37 (CAD) per night for self-parking or $45 (CAD) per night for valet parking.

A Note From Fairmont Château Whistler

As we welcome you back to Fairmont Chateau Whistler, please be assured that we are also looking ahead, through and past the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure that our valued guests, colleagues and members will always be looked after with the highest degree of safety, care and comfort.

Dress Code

The NTDA Convention is Business/Resort Casual. Slacks or knee length shorts, polo shirts, button down shirts, nice shoes are appropriate for men. Some restaurants on-property or in the area may require a jacket and tie. Check with your hotel concierge for details. No ties or sports coats required for meetings/events! Pants/slacks, capri pants, skirts, are appropriate for ladies. Wear comfortable shoes. Welcome reception will be on a outdoor grassy area.