Just got back from a memorable trip to British Columbia and could not wait to share the experiences with you. Though one of North America’s popular year-round mountain destination, I did not know much about Whistler, BC before I saw the awe-inspiring ski slopes during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. I suspect many of you are with me on that oneJ. Whistler is a Canadian resort town located approximately 125 kilometers north of Vancouver, Canada.
We stayed at The Four Seasons resort, which is one-quarter kilometer from the foot of Blackcomb Mountain and Blackcomb Upper Village. Downtown Whistler and Whistler Village, the pedestrian-only district, are within one kilometer from the resort.
Whether it is winter or summer, Whistler offers year round activities for everyone. One can set out to explore the alpine wilderness with hiking, mountain biking, fishing and white-water rafting. In addition, there are four championship golf courses nearby.
Whistler boasts North America’s largest skiable mountain terrain, offering downhill and cross-country trails for all skill levels. You can also try out heli-skiing, snowmobiles and glacier skiing. I especially loved snowmobiling, taking us deep into the backcountry on scenic trails down through forested terrain to spectacular views. It was truly breathtaking.
If in the mood to relax, the resort’s pool and luxurious spa are the perfect spots. That said, if you have the time, I would highly recommend that you check out Scandinave Spa. Rated one of the top 100 spas in America, the spa is located just north of Whistler Village. Scandinave Spa, Whistler offers more than 20,000 square feet of facilities nestled on three acres of forested land overlooking mountain vistas on the edge of Lost Lake Park.
We had an amazing time during our Canadian getaway and definitely plan on going back. Looking at it through my passion for destination weddings, I must say Whistler ranked high with its natural beauty and amazing range of options for indoor and outdoor events, all year round. That deserves a blog of its own…coming up!