The ultimate Whistler travel guide: I’ll tell you where to stay, what to eat and how to burn it off!
Recently I shared about my visit to Vancouver which leads us to our next destination located just a little over an hour and a half north: Whistler, British Columbia! If you’re not familiar with Whistler, you need to be. Don’t worry, I wasn’t familiar with this city either until I was in Banff and people kept comparing the two gems.
For those of you keeping track, Whistler is lucky number 13 preceded by Vancouver, Chicago, Denver, Charleston, Tucson, New Orleans, Grand Rapids, San Diego, Vail, Miami, Utah and Banff.
First thing’s first: where to stay! Nita Lake Lodge is everything you’re looking for in an active getaway and more.
Between the spacious accommodations with a cozy fire, beautiful lake-front property and high level food and beverage offerings, I immediately felt like I was on vacation when I arrived.
Whether you’re traveling with family, on a romantic getaway or a fun girl’s getaway, you won’t be disappointed with Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler.
When it comes to What to Eat in Whistler, there are no shortage of delicious options. It’s very clear that this city knows how to keep their adventurous travelers well fueled.
One prime example: breakfast at Elements. Offering protein-packed dishes like frittatas and omelets, this unassuming restaurant gave us just the energy we needed for our busy day in Whistler.
For hearty vegan dining, check out The Green Moustache in Whistler Village. Featuring an organic juice bar and a wide array of live food options, I was a huge fan of the collard green falafel wrap. Everything on the menu is 100% organic, gluten and dairy free.
To get your taco fix, I highly suggest heading to La Cantina Urban Taco Bar also located in Whistler Village.
As you know, my photographer was born in Mexico so when he tells me tacos are legit, I take his word for it.
Needless to say, these tacos did not disappoint. Pro Tip: Order up a steamy bowl of the Mexican chicken soup before heading out for a day on the slopes.
In sticking with ethnic food (which you know I love to do), my next recommendation for What to Eat while in Whistler is Sushi Village.
Offering a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes and a complete sushi menu, this hot spot in the village is an absolute must to include in your itinerary.
For an incredible dinner that doesn’t require you to leave the hotel, be sure to stop by Cure Lounge & Patio at Nita Lake Lodge. This lakeside dining restaurant offers outrageous burgers, farm-fresh cuisine and beautiful craft cocktails. The roaring fireplace certainly didn’t hurt either.
Now that we’ve discussed what to eat, it’s time to burn off that fuel! Fortunately, Whistler offers no shortage of opportunities for How to Burn it Off.
First up: hiking! With limitless opportunities, I suggest picking your hike based on how much time you have to spend.
For example, Brandywine Falls Provincial Park provides various trails for mountain biking, hiking, walking and more.
Seeking a bit more of an adventure? Look no further than Superfly Ziplines, Canada’s fastest and longest year-round zipline.
Offering cutting edge technology and side-by-side zip lining (you can even hold hands!), this was truly a highlight of my trip.
If you want to experience great heights without feeling like a bird, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a great option. Offering the longest and highest lift in the world, you truly can’t beat this unparalleled perspective of Whistler and British Columbia.
Regardless of what you decide to do during your next visit to Whistler, you will be blown away by the breathtaking landscape and natural beauty that surrounds you.
The photo opportunities are truly limitless and the photos really speak for themselves.
Doesn’t it just look like a postcard? Believe me, you need to see it for yourself. Pro Tip: Fly into Vancouver, spend a couple days there then head up to Whistler for a trip you’ll never forget.
Your passport is waiting.
Disclosure: Tourism Whistler coordinated my hotel accommodations, meals, and activities during my stay.
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