Rental companies may charge extra for drivers under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before making your reservation.

Car rental in Whistler

No matter what reason people have for visiting Whistler, British Columbia, renting a car can make the trip enjoyable and stress-free. It's the best way to explore all that Whistler has to offer with more convenience, as this resort town only has limited public transportation. Skyscanner makes it easy to find the best deals on an array of vehicles, from mid-sized sedans to snow-worthy SUVs, as well as great rates on accommodation.

Whistler Car Rental Options

Whistler has no domestic or international airport terminal, and only Avis operates within the city limits. The Avis rental office is conveniently located in downtown Whistler, just a few blocks from the city centre. This makes it convenient for travellers to explore the city and surrounding areas without having to rely on public transportation. It also provides easy access to the ski resorts located throughout Whistler. There is a limited quantity of vehicles available at this location, so booking early is highly recommended.

What to Know About Driving in Whistler

Drivers and passengers must always wear seat belts when driving through Whistler and throughout British Columbia. Only hands-free phones are permitted, and texting or calling behind the wheel is illegal. Out-of-province and international drivers can use their licence for a maximum of six months, while foreign language visitors must obtain an international licence. On parts of the Sea to Sky Highway, which goes from Vancouver to Whistler, winter tires are mandatory from October 1 to March 31.

Weather in Whistler is often unpredictable, so care should be taken if there's snow, rain, or other inclement weather. There's also a chance that wildlife can affect the drive between destinations. Traffic is light most of the year in Whistler, but it can get hectic during the height of ski season. Day lots are available for drivers in Whistler, although there's no overnight parking during winter due to snow removal.

The Best Attractions in Whistler

Whistler is a world-renowned playground for outdoor sports enthusiasts, but there are also many things to do for people with other interests. During the summer, Whistler offers biking, camping, world-class hiking, golf, and wildlife tours. Extreme sports athletes will love the endless amount of challenging activities, including ziplining, axe throwing, rock climbing, and even bungee jumping.

However, winter is the peak season for Whistler, as it's home to some of the best skiing in North America at the famed Whistler/Blackcomb Ski Resort. It's the largest ski resort in North America, and over 2 million skiers and snowboarders visit the ski field each year.

Travellers interested in arts, culture, dining, and nightlife will find Whistler the perfect fit. It's home to several art galleries and museums as well as top-notch dining and bars. There are also many spas that are ideal after a long day on the mountain. The best part is that it's all located within a few kilometres of the area hotels.

With amazing views, winter and summer sports, and a cultural scene that's tantamount to cities many times its size, Whistler is one of the top vacation destinations in Canada. Visitors can download the Skyscanner app to get the best deals on accommodation and car rentals in Whistler.

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