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Whistler Transportation Guide

PUBLIC TRANSIT. BC Transit operates the buses throughout Whistler (here is a map of the whole system). The buses connect between Function Junction in the south and Green Lake in the north, running hourly or more often. The Pemberton Commuter connects Whistler and Pemberton and runs several times daily. Bus stops are clearly indicated and usually list route numbers serving the stop. Deposit exact change on the bus—a single adult fare is $2.50. Transfers are valid for one-way travel only (you cannot use it on your return trip). Sheets of 10 tickets ($22.50) and DayPasses ($7) can be purchased at select retailers (here’s a list of where to buy). All buses are equipped to carry bicycles in the summer, and all buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift. Check the BC Transit website for exact schedules.

DRIVING AND PARKING. Whistler is pedestrian-friendly—there are large parts of the Village that do not allow cars. Metered parking is available in stalls or in designated parking lots, most in effect until 5 p.m. with rates from $1-$4 per hour. Some lots have a maximum stay of 2 or 4 hours. Right turns are permitted on red lights unless signs indicate otherwise.

TAXI. You can hail a cab on the street in Whistler (if the roof light is on, it’s available) or you can call for one. There are two taxi companies in Whistler with sedans and minivans: Resort Cabs (604-938-1515) and Whistler Taxi (604-932-3333).

COACH BUS. Transfer between Whistler, Squamish, Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport with Pacific Coach Lines, Greyhound, Whistler Shuttle or Whistler Glacier Group. During the winter, Snowbus makes multiple trips daily between Vancouver and Whistler. Fares start at $25. Packages including lift tickets are available.