Winter Driving

Whistler is in a mountain climate, and you must be prepared for winter conditions on the roads.  If you own a vehicle, you must have the proper tires for the conditions.  It is highly recommended that you have snow tires, or chains.  You can be fined if you are driving without proper tires.

Winter driving can be dangerous but Transport Canada has a handy and easy-to-read brochure, “Winter Driving” that is full of great safety tips. It explains how to get your vehicle ready for winter, like adding snow tires, getting an emergency kit and checking your lights, brakes and battery.  It also has information about the different types of winter driving conditions – like blizzards and black ice – and gives tips on how to stay in control while braking or skidding.  Keep a copy of this brochure in your glove compartment and stay safe on the road.  You can download your own copy when you click here.

Parking in Winter: It is important to know that parking regulations are not the same in winter as in summer.  Parking may be limited to one side of the street, or allowed only during certain times, so that snow plows are able to work to remove snow from the streets.  You can be ticketed or towed for parking illegally.  Be sure to obey all signs.  Click the link for more information:  http://www.whistler.ca/snow-clearing-and-winter-parking-regulations