Why ride here?

Ride North America's best voted Gran Fondo in Vancouver/Whistler, BC, Sept 7 2019

Welcome to paradise

Plan your Vancouver stay · Book downtown Vancouver hotel deal · Book Whistler hotels & deals · Air travel offer · Travel packages · Event transport

Combined map of all the categories at RBC GranFondo Whistler

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The RBC GranFondo Whistler is a stunning cycling journey along the famous Sea to Sky corridor between Vancouver and Whistler. Both locations offer an unrivaled Canadian and West Coast experience, with fantastic accommodation options, a variety of activities keep you entertained and a whole host of ways to get around.

Why else should you ride here? As an event we’ve been voted the best Gran Fondo in North America for the last two years running, with the best voted airport in North America (YVR) only a 20 minute direct metro train from downtown and a variety of excellent hotels for all budget ranges.

In 2019, we are hosting the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, with the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships following in 2020. Learn more about that here.

Also, it’s our 10th year anniversary. Check out the celebration program!

UCI Gran Fondo World Series and UCI Gran Fondo World Championships logos


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 bikeable/walkable city. It’s a must-visit part of an amazing Gran Fondo experience.

Vancouver accommodation offers

StayVancouverHotels is offering the following accommodation deal at 39 downtown Vancouver hotels:

Book 1 night and receive a Free $50 VanPass voucher.

Book a stay of 2+ nights and receive a FREE $75 VanPass voucher for use on VancouverAttractions.com with 21 Attractions and Sightseeing options.

Book with StayVancouverHotels for this exclusive RBC GranFondo Whistler offer PLUS you will automatically be entered to for a chance to win race registration.

Learn more and book now at stayvancouverhotels.com.


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!

Whistler accommodation offers

Whistler.com are offering the following accommodation deals:

  1. Book a stay of 2-nights or more and receive 2 passes to the baths experience at the Scandinave Spa Whistler [book by Sept 6, 2019]
  2. Book a stay of 3-nights or more and receive a $100 discount on your accommodation [offer expired]

For the best selection of accommodation and greatest deals on activities in Whistler visit Whistler.com.

Further details, terms and conditions can also be found at whistler.com

Air Travel

Air Canada logoFly 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.

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.

Air Canada flight search graphic

Book your flights direct now via AirCanada.com.

Travel packages

New for this year, we’re working with select travel operators to create event + travel packages that suit your needs.

More options coming soon!

Event transportation

During the event, we offer a comprehensive program of transportation options to get you and your bike to and from the Friday VeloSpoke Bike Expo and back from the finish 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.


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