1 Night - Summer Getaway

1 Night - Summer Getaway


Day 1

Morning:

Travel from Vancouver along the beautiful Sea to Sky highway on scheduled motor coach. If you are driving be sure to take a rest stop at one of the Provincial Parks along the way.

Afternoon:

This afternoon is all about Whistler's famous alpine. Head up the chairlifts from the Blackcomb Base or the Whistler Village Gondola from the main village and explore a few hiking trails at 6,000 feet. The handy trail map will guide guests to the easy or more challenging paths. Have lunch on a mountain-top patio while admiring the stunning scenery. After lunch, take the exciting PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb's peaks, and stretching a little more than three kilometers. The ride takes just 15 minutes and offers incredible views of the surrounding mountain range and Whistler Valley below. Wait for the silver gondolas as they offer glass bottoms for a 360° experience. Remember to watch for resident black bears along the way - they love to dine on the bushes surrounding the gondola towers!

Evening:

Tackle a large pile of nachos on a sun-drenched pub patio. Or sip locally inspired cocktails while listening to local musical talent. With more than 90 restaurants within Whistler Village, the dining options are endless! Or, if you just can't decide on one restaurant why not join Whistler Tasting Tours. During this guided 3-hour walking tour, guests enjoy a full four-course dinner, where each delicious course is provided by a different restaurant and expertly paired with a fine British Columbian wine.


Day 2

Morning:

Nothing beats Lost Lake in the morning; it's Whistler's favorite secluded spot. Swim, picnic, and feed the ducks. The walk is 25 minutes from the Village. Or take the free shuttle leaving from the bus loop (don't worry, it's easy!) Once there, walk the leisurely lake loop. Or breathe in the sweet summer smells of Western Hemlock on a nature trail. On your way back from Lost Lake, make a stop at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. This gorgeous centre is dedicated to the history and culture of Whistler's first inhabitants, the local First Nations people. Filled with Aboriginal art, wood carvings, crafts, interactive displays, exhibits and demonstrations, there's also an outdoor interpretive forest walk featuring a Lil'wat Istken and Squamish Longhouse. Don't miss the spectacular 15-minute film showcasing both traditional and modern cultures.

Afternoon:

Have lunch at the Cultural Centre's café; their indigenous-inspired menu offers up tasty options like Squamish salmon chowder, Lil'wat venison chili and maple sugar pie. A must try is the traditional bannock - fried flat bread that melts in your mouth. If you're lucky to be in Whistler on a Sunday, stroll up to the Upper Village to enjoy the Whistler Farmers' Market which features local artisan talents and farmer produce - whether it's vegetables, fruits, flowers, paintings, craft furniture or wines. Great quality without a factory label! For families, also be sure to check out the Adventure Zone at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village. Between mini golf, riding the luge, climbing, jumping on a trampoline, sliding and go carting, your whole family will have the time of their lives. Stroll through Whistler's pedestrian village as you make your way back to your hotel for a late check-out and transfer back to Vancouver

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