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About Vancouver & Whistler
Athletes and spectators from around the world will gather in Vancouver and the alpine resort of Whistler to celebrate the 10th Winter Paralympic Games. Selected for its beauty, accessibility, unlimited services and activities the Host City will showcase to the world why it’s been voted ‘Best city in the Americas’ numerous times and more recently the most ‘Liveable city’ by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Vancouver provides quick and easy access to Whistler Resort, the Canadian Rockies, Victoria, Vancouver Island, and of course, endless year round water and land sports. Whether you’re seeking extreme sport or family fun, you can find your personal adventure here.
International visitors to Canada (not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents) must carry a valid passport and, if required, a visa. Lucky for Aussies, we don’t need a visa. Visitors can remain in Canada for up to six months. For more information visit Tourism Vancouver.
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Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, and just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination.
Consistently ranked the number one mountain resort in North America, Whistler features two majestic mountains, epic skiing and snowboarding conditions, four championship golf courses, more than 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars, accommodations galore, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. In short, Whistler has everything you will ever need to have the time of your life - and so much more.
During the Games more than 90 per cent of Whistler’s ski fields will still be open to the public. This means you can enjoy the mounds with the world’s best winter athletes. There will also be a free outdoor performances and Whistler Live! will capture every medal presentation on large-screen TVs. For more information about Whistler visit HelloBC.