There is never a bad time of year to visit Whistler, British Columbia. Enjoy hiking, golf, boating, mountain biking and horseback riding in summer and world class skiing and snowboarding in winter. Just 75 miles north of Vancouver, the easy drive along the Sea to Sky Highway takes you past breathtaking views of rivers and snow capped mountains.
Fairmont Whistler Chateau Resort – is nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, with the Peak2Peak gondola at your doorstep. Our room was tastefully appointed, with a perfectly firm mattress, comfortable furniture and a Keurig Coffee Maker.
The 10 minute walk to the Village is lovely. Along the way, you stroll past restaurants, a lush forest and a gushing river. The start of the Lost Lake Hiking Trail is a five minute walk from the resort.
Whistler has an abundance of good restaurants – some right in Whistler Village and some on the outskirts of town.
Bearfoot Bistro is located in Whistler Village, an easy walk from the Fairmont Chateau. It was @tee2pub’s birthday so we wanted to start our trip with a good restaurant. Bearfoot Bistro did not disappoint. The restaurant has a champagne bar, as well as a Ketel One ice room where you can slip on a Canadian Goose down jacket and sip vodka in the world’s coldest vodka tasting room.
Red Door Bistro is a French restaurant located at Nita Lake, a short drive from Whistler Village. We started with delicious duck confit spring rolls, then moved on to BC Halibut and ended with a yummy peanut butter bombe.
Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar was probably my favorite dining experience in Whistler. The food was delicious, and Executive Chef James Walt has a James Beard nominated cookbook.