The snowy slopes of Whistler, British Columbia are always an excellent choice for a ski vacation, but spring break offers special thrills as Olympic and world champions arrive in Whistler for the Sea to Sky Nordic Festival. Held March 15-20, 2013, the annual Nordic Festival features cross-country ski racing, ski jumping, biathlon and Para-Nordic competitions at Whistler Olympic Park. All events are free and open to the public and attract crowds of enthusiastic spectators.
Festival events won’t hamper British Columbia vacationers who are looking forward to swooshing down the slopes themselves. Whistler also offers plenty of other ways to enjoy the snow. Scenic sleigh rides, dog sled tours, snowshoe tours and an incredible tubing park provide fun for the whole family. If you’re looking for high adrenaline adventure, you can try winter zip lining or heli-skiing.
Whistler is a pleasant train ride north of beautiful Vancouver vacation rentals, allowing you to experience the two sides of winter along Canada’s gorgeous west coast: the snowy cold of the country’s towering mountains at Whistler and the wonderfully mild climate of Vancouver’s temperate rainforest which is very similar to that of Seattle. During winter in Vancouver, the thermometer rarely dips below freezing; however, winter vacationers to Vancouver will want to pack an umbrella. While summers are fairly dry, winter in Vancouver can be rainy.
A beautiful city with a sparkling waterfront and numerous bike paths, Vancouver offers vacationers much to explore, including Stanley Park, numerous excellent museums and galleries, the wonderful Vancouver Aquarium, Chinatown, the Bloedel Floral Conservatory and the delightful shops and markets on Granville Island.
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