Getting to Whistler

There are many travel options available for you, depending on where you are coming from, your budget, and where you’d like to be sitting as you enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Whichever way you choose to arrive, your destination is:

Tantalus Resort Lodge
4200 Whistler Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4


For all students outside of the Greater Vancouver Area, please book your flights to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

*It may be cost effective for some students to consider flying to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) or Bellingham International Airport (BLI). There are shuttle services from each to Vancouver where you could continue your trip. Check out for more details.

For ground transportation from Vancouver airport to Whistler, please see “Road” below.

If enough students indicate interest, the VSO will consider arranging chartered transportation from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler.


• Driving time from Vancouver to Whistler is approximately 2 hours via the Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99). Featuring the beautiful Howe Sound, mountain and glacier views, you may want to leave time to stop along the way at one of the many look-outs.

Pacific Coach Lines: daily shuttles directly between Whistler and Downtown Vancouver or YVR Airport.

Greyhound: With early online booking, daily trips to Whistler from 1150 Station Street, Vancouver can be as low as $16.00.

Epic Rides: With various stops around the city, Epic Rides offers $35 round trips between Vancouver and Whistler.

• If enough students indicate interest, the VSO will consider arranging chartered transportation from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler.

Something out of the Ordinary

Why not start your time at the VSO Institute with some excitement!

If you’ve ever wanted to travel by floatplane, train, or even helicopter, now could be the perfect opportunity.


Parking in Whistler is somewhat limited and parking fees will apply (and can get quite expensive for the duration of the VSO Institute). When possible, it is recommended that students make use of the group transportation options listed above. For local students, it is recommended that you get a ride to/from Whistler at the beginning/end of the VSO Institute, or use one of the transportation options suggested rather than bringing a car for the duration of the VSO Institute.

Contact the
Vancouver Symphony Orchestral
Institute at Whistler

604-684-9100 ext 246