Whistler, British Columbia

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.

The stay

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 Village


Lost Lake Hiking Trail is a 5 km hike around Lost Lake. It’s difficulty level is rated as “Easy”. It was hot when we were on the trail so make sure you bring water. On the trail we encountered hikers, bikers, kids and dogs. There is even a small beach where you can picnic. The scenery is lovely. After your hike, walk back to Whistler Village and have an ice cream at Cows
Peak2Peak Gondola – the view from the 4.4 km Guinness world record breaking Peak2Peak Gondola is spectacular. Take a gondola to the top of Whistler Mountain, have a look around, or take a hike, then board the Peak2Peak Gondola for the ride to Blackcomb Mountain. This is a must do activity for anyone visiting Whistler.

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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.

Categories: Canada

1 comment

  1. Whistler is such a pretty place 😊😊


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