A snapshot of the website used for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The official Whistler website of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games


HomeLife During the GamesA Day in the Life

International Guest

You're a guest in Whistler, which happens to be the most exciting place to be in February 2010, so pack those bags and get ready for an exciting visit.

Your bags are packed and you're getting ready for the adventure of a lifetime, a trip to Whistler for 2010 Winter Games! You might not be an athlete but this will be an experience of a lifetime. If they awarded medals for enthusiasm, you'd have be golden.

Before grabbing your passport and flight information, you check out travelsmart2010.ca and decide which charter bus to take from the Vancouver airport to Whistler.   Unless you have pre-booked with your accommodation, there's no parking in Whistler during the Games. Who needs a car with the transit system that's been beefed up substantially for the Games.

As you click through the travelsmart2010.ca website you come to whistler.com to book a couple spots on a chartered bus, which you'll catch straight from the airport to the heart of Whistler. It doesn't get any easier.

During your stay in Whistler, dining out will be part of the fun, but it's important to make your reservations early as restaurants are going to be jammed packed during the Games. You're eager to try some "Whistler" cuisine. Many local restaurants are switching to extended hours so late night dinners are possible. You book a few lunch and dinner reservations ahead of time and make plans to try out the waffles at Norway House at Maurice Young Millennium Place. Have a look at this website for restaurant information: whistler.com/dining.

After a few days in Whistler, you realize there is never a dull moment. Whether it's watching your favourite alpine racer or dancing at the nightly Whistler Live! concerts, this is turning into the best vacation.

Everyday you check whistler2010.com for the latest updates on Whistler Live!  events and up to date information on what's going on with transportation. You soon realize that comfortable, warm boots are a necessity given all the walking your doing. This afternoon will be memorable because Valerie Sajkdik is performing and she's your favourite jazz and electronica inspired European singer. After that it's off to après at the Austria House, located near Lost Lake, and onto more concerts and fun in Whistler Village. Tomorrow night you've got plans to take in the NiX event at Lost Lake, Whistler's snow theatre with its very own ice bar. After a few days you realize, who needs to sleep on a vacation like this?


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Link to the official website for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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