Upper Village Festive Lights (returning November 2022)

11 Stops
Duration: 00:20:00
Distance: 1200

There’s something simply magical about seeing twinkling lights adorning trees and buildings, the sparkle and glow reflected in the white snow that blankets the ground below. They bring a sense of warmth, good times and laughter, and create a winter wonderland.

The preparations for Whistler's festive lights start at the beginning of October, when the elf-like lighting teams start the task of unravelling and mending thousands of strings of lights. Hands attach baubles and bows to wreaths, and feet scale lifts in all kinds of weather to start getting the decorations in place as winter creeps in.

This tour is one of three, that takes you on a self-guided route to some of the most illuminated places in Whistler. This is a lovely pre-or post-dinner activity, and depending on which timing you choose we've added in some suggestions of where you can get a warming cup of hot chocolate, craft cocktail or beer, and a sweet treat.

Know Before You Go

  • Allow 20 minutes to do this tour. The best time to start is from 4 PM
  • This tour is a walking tour. To find the starting point of the tour, click the Start Tour button below, and the Get Directions button will connect you with a map to find your way.The first point of the tour is Rebagliati park, located on the valley trail towards the upper village. If driving, the closest place to park your vehicle is day lots 1-2.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera
  • Public washrooms can be found downstairs in the Blackcomb Daylodgeo or inside the Fairmont hotel Lobby
  • Downloading this tour will take a small amount of data – consider downloading while connected to a wifi network to avoid data charge and make sure your notifications for this app are set to on so that you can be guided as you go
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