Whistler makes the top 10 list of cities to visit for the weekend.
Have just a weekend to spare?
There’s plenty to see within 48 hours in different spots across Canada! Chatham Daily News lists the top 10 48-hour cities across Canada, and Whistler is on that list.
Whether you’re visiting in summer or winter, you are a skier, boarder or neither, travelling with the family or travelling with your buddies, there is lots to see and do. And if its a relaxing or romantic Whistler weekend you’re looking for, there’s plenty to choose from.
For something a little different in the Arts and Culture category check out:
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
2013 BC Cultural Centre of the Year, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre showcases Whistler’s Aboriginal heritage through tours, singing & drumming, Native art, interactive & outdoor exhibits, crafts, food & film. The Centre features a Great Hall, museum, theatre, contemporary gallery, cafe offering infusions of First Nations indigenous fare & a spectacular gift shop showcasing authentic local art, jewellery, literature, housewares, clothing, etc.
To plan your visit and find out about events visit their website
Skandinave Spa Whistler
Located just a few minutes north of Whistler Village, this spectacular 1858 sq m (20,000 sq ft) outdoor spa offers the Scandinavian baths experience plus Swedish, Deep Tissue & Hot Stone massages. Renowned for their energizing & relaxing properties, the Scandinavian baths cleanse the skin, improve physical conditioning & promote a sense of well-being. Experience the benefits of hydrotherapy through wood-burning Finnish sauna, eucalyptus steam bath, thermal & Nordic waterfalls, hot baths, cold plunges, solariums, hammock & relaxation areas with outdoor fireplace.
Duo Massage – Enjoy some pampering time as a couple with a duo massage & baths package. The duo or couple massage is a treatment offered to two people simultaneously and in the same room – a unique way to relax and unwind with the person you love.
To find out more about rates and to book click here for full details
Whistler Tasting Tours
Experience four of Whistler’s best restaurants in one night. Whistler Tasting Tours lead walk-about dining tours in Whistler, guiding groups to several gourmet restaurants for a delicious multi-course meal paired with fine BC wines.
Taste Whistler’s finest with lunch, dinner & dessert tours, ideal for individuals, couples, small groups, special occasions & corporate team building. Visit their website to learn more.
Top 5 Free Things To Do In Whistler Resort
Whistler can be an expensive place to visit. For the most part that is justified. Skiing, Snowboarding, Biking, Golfing, ZipTrek, etc are all amazing in Whistler and well worth the cost.
Sometimes it is good, however, to get in your car and have a wonderful day out and spend nothing.
These places are all free, and because they are free, are not advertised, and generally overlooked. Three are north of Whistler Village and three are south and the Sea to Sky Trail is everywhere. Three can be done in a half day easily, though if you see all in one day, bring an extra battery for your camera!