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If you are planning to travel north of the border and are looking for a place that offers a variety of outdoor activities, food and relaxation, Whistler, British Columbiacorresponds to the invoice.
This Canadian city – home to one of the largest ski resorts in North America – is located at the foot of two breathtaking mountains: Whistler, its namesake, and Blackcomb.
Here are some of our tips and recommendations if your wanderlust takes you to Whistler.
Book a mountain view room at the ultra-luxury hotel Four Seasons Hotel, where you can curl up in front of the fireplace or sit outside on the terrace on warmer days. All 271 comfortable rooms have fireplaces and private balconies for guests to spread out and enjoy the mountain life.
For family reunions, the resort offers the Residential homes, which are two, three and four bedroom units located in the private residence building with its own gym and swimming pool. (Residences are scheduled to undergo a massive renovation from July to December to improve current offerings and will be closed during this time.)
Before you start your day, make arrangements to Exclusive breakfast on the balcony experience delivered to your room. The fruit and yogurt spread, along with the savory eggs and pancakes, are sure to energize you for the active day ahead.
You won’t want to miss the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola ride at Whistler Blackcomb resort, offering a panoramic view of the landscape. Climb to the top at approximately 1,400 feet and explore the various trails or stop at the new Roundhouse umbrella bar for a snack and drinks.
For the real adventurers, be sure to book an ATV tour with Canadian Wilderness Adventures. Although there are many options, the mountain explorer is ideal for beginners and couples. You will be slowly introduced to riding mountain bikes through a system of wide mountain trails where you can enjoy spectacular views. The company also offers e-bike and snowboard rentals.
If you want to be on the water, check out Whistler Eco Tours, where you can rent a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard and enjoy the surrounding nature at Lake Alta. The company offers guided and self-guided tours to suit your needs.
Join a yoga class at YOGACARA to stretch tired muscles and relax. The beautiful studio offers walk-in classes in addition to private sessions.
Go dine at the restaurant of the Four Seasons Hotel Braidwood Tavern for a laid-back, no-frills pub-style experience. Make it a must to try their Truffle Parmesan Fries. The restaurant also offers many options for vegan dinners.
For more comfort food options, book at 21 Steps Kitchen + Bar, which has been in operation for nearly 20 years, offers guests stunning views of the mountains while they dine. The restaurant offers large quantities of food at reasonable prices, making it an ideal stopover for large parties and families.
During the summer, Four Seasons hosts its signature BBQ as well as free ice cream by the vintage camper on weekends from 4-6 p.m.