Winter Holiday: Whistler, BC

Winter Holiday: Whistler, BC

Whistler is a true winter wonderland and an outdoor lover's playground. Bursting at the seams with all sorts of snowy activities and postcard-worthy landscapes, I spent a week in -15 degrees enjoying all the unique things to do in Whistler. To get to Whistler, you'll need to fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and then either rent a car to drive yourself up the Sea-to-Sky Highway, or book a ticket on the Greyhound. Buses run from YVR or from Main Street Skytrain Staion. 

What to Pack for a Whistler Vacation

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Where to Stay in Whistler

I stayed at my boyfriend’s ski-in-ski-out cabin right on the hill next to Blackcomb. Cabins are often available for short and long term rentals via the Whistler site. I suggest this sort of accommodation, in order to feel a bit more at home and to be able to spread out your gear a bit more. If you’re looking for a full-service option instead, I suggest both the Fairmont Chateau and the Westin Resort & Spa – located within close proximity to all the amenities of Whistler, including ski/board rentals, dining and shopping.

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What to Do in Whistler

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Explore the Lost Lake trails.

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Hang out with the dogs at Alta Lake Dog Park.

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Enjoy your first day on the slopes.

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Conquer a black run.

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Go for a walk in the snowy sunshine.

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Strap on a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails.

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Dance under the twinkle lights.

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Watch the sun go down over a frozen Alta Lake.

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Enjoy epic apres-ski views.

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Celebrate with a walk on Alpha Lake.

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Trek the Fairmont’s golf course.

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Finish off with an ice skate on the Village’s free outdoor rink.

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Hit the tube park and spin yourself down the mountain.

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And above all, have fun!

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