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Whistler Transit Bus Routes For Visitors Going To Whistler Village

BC Transit bus in Whistler, BC

For guests coming to Whistler, knowing whether you should use the local Whistler Transit system to catch a Whistler bus to the village or not can be a big factor on whether or not you decide to rent a car. The Whistler Mountain resort is a fairly large resort for those interested in walking, which is why it can be difficult to get around without some sort of transportation depending on where you are staying. During the summer months, Whistler Village and its surrounding areas are quite accessible by foot, but in the winter, that changes. In the winter, there is a specific Whistler winter transit schedule that operates from mid-November to mid-April to increase the accessibility to Blackcomb Base, Whistler Village, and Creekside. That is why we advise on knowing the local Whistler transit information prior to deciding on your commuting options.

The following is a list of all the Whistler regions and developments on alluraDirect with corresponding Whistler bus routes. We hope this information will make your decision easier as to whether you will rent a car and pay high parking fees or use the available BC Transit whistler bus service at a minimal cost.

Please note: The following information does not include Whistler bus schedules. For all Whistler bus schedules, please visit the BC Transit website.

Whistler Transit Routes By Regions and Developments

The specific properties in each region of the tables are the Whistler developments currently available on alluraDirect.

To view the bus stops, click on each map to enlarge.

Alpine Meadows

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BC Transit Whistler Bus Route
Valley Connector (Route 1)

Approximate Bus Ride Time to/from Whistler Village
5 to 10 minutes depending on road conditions.

 

 

 

Alpine Meadows in Whistler is approximately a 5 to 10 minute drive from Whistler Village along the north side of the Sea to Sky Highway. Alpine Meadows is also located on the west side of the Sea to Sky Highway making pedestrian access from Alpine Meadows to Whistler Village an unsafe choice. Guests need to look for Whistler Transit Route 1 for bus service to and from Alpine Meadows or Whistler Village.

Note: All properties in the Alpine Meadows are private residences.

 

Alta Vista/ Alta Vista Pointe

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BC Transit Whistler Bus Route
Valley Connector (Route 1) or Whistler Creek/Cheakamus (Route 2)

Approximate Bus Ride Time to/from Whistler Village
10 to 15 minutes depending on road conditions.

 

 

Similar to Alpine Meadows, Alta Vista and Alta Vista Pointe are located on the west side of the Sea to Sky Highway on the south end of Whistler. Guests either have the option of driving their rental car into Whistler Village or taking Whistler Transit Route 1 or 2 bus from the stops highlighted on the map.

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Alta Vista Pointe
Properties on alluraDirect in Alta Vista Pointe
Alta Vista Pointe 1
Alta Vista Pointe 2
Whistler on the Lake

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Blackcomb Mountain

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BC Transit Whistler Bus Route
Upper Village/Benchlands Shuttle (Route 5)

Approximate Bus Ride Time to/from Whistler Village
2 to 15 minutes depending on road conditions and stop location.

 

 

The Blackcomb area of Whistler Blackcomb is quite vast in size covering three main specific regional areas known as  Blackcomb Base, Blackcomb Mountain, and Blackcomb Benchlands. Depending on where your property is located, you may only have a 2 minute walk to either Whistler Village or Blackcomb Base or you could have as much as a 15 to 20 minute walk. It’s also where a large majority of the ski-in and ski-out properties in Whistler are located. That’s why for many, either walking or taking the Whistler Transit Route 5 bus is a preferred option over driving.

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Blackcomb Base
Properties on alluraDirect in Blackcomb Base
Glacier Lodge
Le Chamois
Snowy Creek
The Gables

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Blackcomb Mtn/Benchlands Blackcomb Mtn/Benchlands Blackcomb Mtn/Benchlands Blackcomb Mtn/Benchlands
Properties on alluraDirect in Blackcomb Mountain Benchlands
Alpine Greens Forest Trails Painted Cliff Villas
Arrowhead Point Gleneagles Powderhorn Villas-Foxglove
Aspens Greystone Lodge Snowbird Villas-Snowberry
Blackcomb Greens Horstman Estates Snowgoose Villas-Wintergreen
Cedar Creek Lost Lake Lodge StoneRidge Wildwood
Crystal Ridge Marquise The Woods Wildwood Lodge
Forest Creek Mountain Star Treeline

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Whistler Creekside

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BC Transit Whistler Bus Route
Valley Connector (Route 1) or Whistler Creek/Cheakamus (Route 2)

Approximate Bus Ride Time to/from Whistler Village
5 to 15 minutes depending on road conditions and stop location.

 

 

Whistler Creekside is the first of the three major villages in Whistler that has gondola access to Whistler Mountain or Blackcomb Mountain. The region is home to three main areas known as Creekside, Creekside Gondola Base, and Creekside Mountainside. For guests staying in Whistler Creekside, the gondola gives you access to Whistler Mountain from the southern most point of access. If your staying to ski or snowboard in Creekside, a bus is really only needed if you’re traveling to Whistler Village or Blackcomb Base. Another option is for guests to use either their lift ticket pass or sight seeing only pass ($43/day) to ride up the Creekside Gondola and Big Express before hopping on to the Whistler Village Gondola to arrive back in Whistler Village. If this doesn’t interest you, then you can take the Whistler Transit Route 1 or 2 bus from the Creekside Gondola. If you’re staying in the north part of Creekside, then only Whistler Transit Route 1 services this area.

In the summer time, only sight seeing passes are needed to go up the gondola.
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Creekside Creekside Gondola Base Creekside Mountainside
Properties on alluraDirect in the Whistler Creekside Region
Baseline Gondola Heights Taluswood
Bayshore Gondola Village
Courtyard Lake Placid Lodge
Nordic Estates London Lane
Powderview Sundance
Tamarisk Whistler Creek Lodge
Twin Lakes
Vale Inn
Whistler Creek Ridge

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Whistler Village

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BC Transit Whistler Bus Route
Marketplace Shuttle (Route 4) or Tapley’s Connector (Route 6)

Approximate Bus Ride Time to/from Whistler Village
0 to 10 minutes depending on road conditions and stop location.

Note: The Whistler Village Region only includes Whistler Village and Whistler Village North, but for the purpose of the transit maps, we’re also including Blueberry Hill.

Guests staying in Whistler Village or Whistler Village North, you’re in the heart of the action. Nearly all properties in this area are accessible by a short 2 to 10 minute walk, depending on where the property is located.

However, for guests staying on north side of Whistler Village North in the White Gold area or Fitzsimmons Walk Development, transit may not be your best option.The closest stop is across the Sea to Sky Highway on the west side in the Nesters area. If the Whistler transit is your only option for getting around, then you’ll need to take Whistler Transit Route 1 bus, known as the Valley Connector.

Visitors staying in Whistler Village North that may need assistance getting to and from Whistler Village need to take the bus for Whistler Transit Route 4, otherwise known as the Marketplace Shuttle is your best option for getting around.

Guests staying in Blueberry Hill or Whistler Cay Heights, on the west side of the Sea-to-Sky Highway, you need to take the Whistler Transit Route 6 bus, known as Tapley’s Connector.

Guests staying in the Nesters area, on the east side of Blueberry Hill, you need to take Whistler Transit Route 1 bus, known as the Valley Connector.

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Blueberry Hill Whistler Village Whistler Village North Whistler Village North
Properties on alluraDirect in the Whistler Village Region, Blueberry Hill, and Nesters
Deer Run Carelton Lodge Alpenglow Stoney Creek North Star
Falcon Ridge Hearthstone Lodge Glacier’s Reach Stoney Creek Sunpath
Grey Hawk Mountainside Lodge Granite Court Symphony
Ironwood Northern Lights Market Pavillion Tyndall Stone Lodge
Lynx Telemark Place Marketplace Lodge Valhalla
Nighthawk Lane Whistler Village Square Montebello Whistler Town Plaza – Bear Lodge
Ravencrest Windwhistler Stoney Creek Lagoons Whistler Town Plaza – Deer Lodge
Whistler Town Plaza – Eagle

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We hope that you’ve found this information useful in planning your trip to Whistler, British Columbia. It is a worldclass resort that is mostly accessible by foot, but Whistler is quite vast with properties spread throughout the region. Knowing where your property is located and how close you are to accessible transit options could be a real benefit in saving money to use on other things to do in Whistler.

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