Plan your stay in Vancouver and Whistler

Aerial view of Vancouver

With the upcoming UCI Gran Fondo World Series edition of RBC GranFondo Whistler in 2019, and the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships taking place here a year later, we’ve been hard at work to create a brand new travel section as we get ready to open our arms and welcome the world to beautiful British Columbia.

Turn your RBC GranFondo Whistler ride into an excuse for even more adventure, incredible scenery and culture on your trip. We’ve partnered with Vancouver and Whistler as well as travel companies to make your trip here both easy to arrange and an unforgettable experience.

Visit Vancouver

Vancouver is a spectacular cosmopolitan city in a location of unsurpassed natural beauty. It is bordered by incredible mountains, the sparkling ocean and our 1,000 acre jewel, Stanley Park. Vancouver is home to world class restaurants, shopping, attractions, arts and entertainment, incredible pre/post travel opportunities, with a year – round mild climate.

Best of all, Vancouver is a clean, green, safe, friendly and walkable city. It’s a must-visit part of an amazing Gran Fondo experience.


Visit Whistler

Located a scenic two hours’ drive (or 122 km cycle!) north of Vancouver in the spectacular Coast Mountains, Whistler is commonly ranked the number one mountain resort in North America.

With family-fun, world-class dining and a vibrant pedestrian-only Village, Whistler offers a unique and memorable year-round mountain experience.  Celebrate your GranFondo victory and stay a few days – you can make it as laid-back or action-packed as you like!

  • Visit for the best selection of accommodation and greatest deals on activities in Whistler.
  • Learn more on our travel page


Air travel

Air Canada plan flying

Fly direct to Vancouver’s world class YVR Airport with Air Canada. RBC GranFondo Whistler is pleased to offer 10% off eligible flights during event time. Air Canada logo

Use code GWGZ7JK1 when searching. Valid on one-way & return flights into YVR Airport (Vancouver) between Thursday, August 29, 2019 and Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Their fleet of more than 390 aircraft is one of the youngest, most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly in the world.


Event weekend transportation

Rider bus

During the event, we offer a comprehensive program of transportation options to get you and your bike to and from the Friday VeloSpoke Bike Expoand start / finish lines on Saturday.

Simply browse the options available on our Event Transport page and book early to avoid missing out on your preferred choice. Please note, some popular options will sell out.