Smashing Conference


We have limited rooms at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa available. The booking deadline is Nov 18th — please don't leave it too long to take advantage of our special rates!

One of the easiest ways to get to Whistler is the Pacific Coach departing at Vancouver Downtown or Pacific Coach from Vancouver Airport. Feel free to check other connections at WikiTravel, too. We'll provide further information on how to get to Whistler shortly. If anything is missing, or you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

The conference will take place in the Whistler Conference Center, BC
The conference will take place in the "Whistler Conference Center, BC".

Nestled at the foot of the Whistler Blackcomb mountains, our venue, the Conference Center, is just moments walk from the village, and combines a cosy alpine atmosphere (giant fireplace, check!) with fantastic facilities, high ceilings and beautiful stage.

Not only will the Center provide a wonderful backdrop for SmashingConf and workshops, it also has a fantastic ecological track record and a highly-regarded catering team, who source their menus locally so you can be sure that you're in for a real treat. We really can't wait to team this beautiful venue up with our stellar line up of speakers!

Address: 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler BC, V0N1B4
Website: Whistler Conference Center, BC


Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (Conference Hotel)

[Update September 5th]: To book your room, just head here. We have limited rooms available, and the booking deadline is Nov 18th so please don't leave it too long to take advantage of our special rates!

We really want SmashingConf Whistler to feel like a little vacation for our attendees; inspirational and packed with learning, but at the same time relaxing, invigorating and a bit of an adventure. We know that the majority of our attendees will be traveling to Whistler from out of town, and looking for somewhere to stay. To encourage friendly conversation, new friends (and maybe even bumping into our mystery speaker in the elevator!) we've selected the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa as our official conference hotel. We've got a great discounted rate for attendees and the all speakers and Smashing crew will also be staying there, it's going to be a lot of fun!

Our conference hotel will be the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
The conference hotel will be the "Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa".

In addition to bunking there, we'll also be holding lots of our extra events, such as the Attendee Jam Session, and (possibly!) the Conference party. The guestrooms are some of the largest in Whistler, and many offer jetted soaker tubs and fully equipped kitchenettes. There's also a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, overlooking the mountains and a 24 hour gym. Smashing guests will get a 10% discount in the bar and restaurant.

Address: 4050 Whistler Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Website: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

Getting There

We hope that the scenic journey to Whistler will be the start of a great conference experience for you! The resort lies amongst some of the most beautiful mountain scenery, so arriving by any mode of transport should ensure some wonderful views. As the crow flies, Whistler is about 117km / 70 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia. Because of this, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will probably prove the most convenient point of arrival for most people electing to travel by plane. Seattle is just around the corner, and it’s about a 2-hour flight from San Francisco, 4 hours from Dallas or Chicago, 6 hours from Boston or New York City, 9 hours from London, England and 8 hours from Mexico City.

Once in Vancouver, you can transfer to Whistler by air, by train, or enjoy one of the most scenic drives on the planet. The drive to Whistler from the airport is about 2 hours.
 Click here to view a detailed map of the drive. We'll be working with local transfer companies to get a discounted coach ride for attendees all the way to Whistler.

Whistler, a little paradise next to Vancouver, Canada.
Whistler, a little paradise next to Vancouver, Canada. Quite smashing, isn't it? Image credit:

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