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getting to whistler
Posted February 13th, 2010 - 9:07 pm by from Alexandria, United States (Permalink)
I'm looking to go to Whistler, most likely Wednesday the 17th, and am a little confused on transportation and the websites are not helping.

I DO NOT have tickets to any events, i just want to go for the day and experience the area and the excitement. All the websites talk about if u have ticket events or are staying up there, which i am neither.

Does anyone know how this works? Can i get a bus or train up there? where would i catch it? I'm staying in downtown vancouver. any help would be great :)

Also, if anyone wants to join me on my adventure that day, i would LOVE the company. its easier to figure these things out when there is more than just one of me!

Posted February 13th, 2010 - 9:46 pm by from Alexandria, United States (Permalink)
OK, i think i got a little bit of information. it sounds like a round trip ticket to whistler for 1 day is at least $70, which i cannot afford :(

so that being said, if anyone has a permit up to whistler and wouldn't mind a tag along for the ride, i'd really love to get up there and see what's going on. let me know if you've got some room in your car :)

Posted February 14th, 2010 - 11:31 am by from Sacramento, United States (Permalink)
Lisa, you should check out the greyhound.ca site as the prices there aren't that bad considering all that is going on, I will be getting up to Whistler this way

Posted February 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm by from Alexandria, United States (Permalink)
wow! great tip! these tickets are a LOT cheaper. i love it!
thanks! and what day are you going up there? i think i'm going wednesday, see some barenaked ladies for free :) anyone else interested?

Posted February 15th, 2010 - 8:52 am by from Sacramento, United States (Permalink)
I will be heading up there today to catch some Alpine events =)

Posted February 16th, 2010 - 7:59 pm by from Cape Town, South Africa (Permalink)
Hi Lisa,

I have greyhound commuter tickets, I could offer you. Those are regular greyhound tickets I bought in a bigger amount and got a special price. You can use them on every bus to or from whistler/vancouver. They are valid 6 month, for every day a week.

Each ticket is 17 $ / one way. Pick up for the tickets is in whistler.

Text me if you are interested. 778.322.5551
Cheers,
Marissa

Posted February 16th, 2010 - 8:23 pm by from Alexandria, United States (Permalink)
i already purchased some greyhound tix round trip from vancouver to whistler for about the same price. but thank you!

Posted February 19th, 2010 - 7:10 am by from Seattle, United States (Permalink)
Hey guys! Lisa I'm glad you had the same question as me! Thanks for the answers I needed.. I will be stayin in Vancouver from the 25th-28th and would like to make my way up to Whistler for atleast a day.. Are u still goin to be around!?

Posted February 19th, 2010 - 6:26 pm by from Alexandria, United States (Permalink)
i leave for seattle tomorrow and fly home to florida from there on sunday, so sadly, i will not be able to join you for whistler. it is great though, enjoy it! i highly recommend you pack a lunch for the day because everything costs an arm and a leg up there. i had to buy mcdonalds (which i try to avoid) because it was the only thing in my price range. just a little tip!
if you're ever in florida, look me up :)

Posted February 21st, 2010 - 4:39 am by from Seattle, United States (Permalink)
Hey! Thanks that helps.. I will definately keep that in mind.. Any other pointers or tips that might make the trip go a bit smoother? or atleast to and from Whistler..

Posted February 22nd, 2010 - 6:29 am by from San Diego, United States (Permalink)
I just took the Snowbus.com ride up today. Was smooth, easy and comfortable. Maybe a bit more expensive than Greyhound. They do have a nice deal for cheaper lift tickets (about as cheap as 7-11), and a great deal for ski/snowboard rental packages.
There have not been any lines on the lifts at all, I hear, and you can watch downhill if you have a liftticket.
You can also go to the Standby line, and see the awards ceremony for free, in the evening, before the last snowbus leaves.