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Edmonton to Whestler?

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Panama City, Panama
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Edmonton to Whestler?

Hi, I come from the Republic of Panama. I would like to spend a day in Whisltler. I'll be Edemonto for several days. What is the best way to get to Whitler from Edmonton?

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1. Re: Edmonton to Whestler?

Hi MIilton ~

If you mean driving from Edmonton to Whistler and back to Edmonton in one day, it would take you a minimum of 12 hours one way, without any stops.

2. Re: Edmonton to Whestler?

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3. Re: Edmonton to Whestler?

You can take the bus to Whistler from Vancouver International Airport -

http://www.pacificcoach.com/

So, you don't have to rent a car at YVR if that does not appeal. (However, the drive up/back is quite scenic and there are places to stop along the way.)

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4. Re: Edmonton to Whestler?

Thanks MuftiMixandma. I will try

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5. Re: Edmonton to Whestler?

So, I checked on google maps to put it into perspective. Driving from Edmonton to Whistler is the equivalent of driving from Panama City to Managua Nicaragua. If you are doing it in the winter, some of the driving will be extremely dangerous for anyone who is not accustom to snow. Better to fly.

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6. Re: Edmonton to Whestler?

Why would you go to Whistler when you are so close to Banff and Jasper?? If its mountains you want, that is where you should be going, not Whistler.

http://goo.gl/maps/IQ0BW

To get all the way to Banff is still almost 700 km, so that's probably not a feasible day trip, but you could possibly do a day loop drive down as far as Saskatchewan crossing, like this:

http://goo.gl/maps/tFu7I

Hmm, still a 900 km loop. Perhaps you should just stick with driving to Jasper and back. That will give you some beautiful mountain scenery in an achievable day trip.

Edited: 12:19 pm, August 16, 2012
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7. Re: Edmonton to Whestler?

Just to further help you out, look at some pictures of these two places. Whistler is 1400 km away, Jasper is 400 km away.

www.whistlerblackcomb.com/photos/index.htm

http://www.visit-jasper.com/

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