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
- To stay warm and dry in the snow – Fjallraven Canada Parka
- To ensure all your belongings arrive with you safely – Kenneth Cole Suitcase
- To insulate yourself under your snow gear – Lululemon Leggings
- For a comfortable ski experience – The North Face Ski Pants
- To keep your ears snug against the cold – Oak and Fort Toque
- For top quality gear on the slopes – Patagonia Ski Jacket
- To keep your phone fully charged for photo-ops – RAVPower Battery Box
- To keep your toes warm and dry – Sorel Snow Boots
- To curl up under in front of a fire – Hudson’s Bay Blanket
- To combine warmth and style – Aritzia Knit Gloves
- Ski Gear – I rented skis, boots and poles from the Blackcomb Base Lodge. Rental shops are available throughout the village and in most lodges and hotels.
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.