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Travel Guide: Whistler, British Columbia

Travel Guide: Whistler, British Columbia

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Prior this year I had never really travelled within my own country. It’s not that I didn’t want to explore other areas of the vast lands I call home but anyone from Canada will tell you that it is damn expensive to travel within Canada. I kid you not I can book a round trip airfare to Asia and Europe for cheaper than I can fly across the country from Toronto to British Columbia.

 

When I started blogging I never dreamed in a million years I would have opportunities to travel because of it. This year in particular has been especially good in terms of travelling with my blog and working with brands to travel all across Europe, Asia, Africa, and yes CANADA. I had never visited British Columbia but always dreamt of coming after years of seeing jaw-dropping stunning photos of mountains, lakes, a snow covered trees and forestry. Much to my shock I had the chance to visit BC on 5 separate occasions this year after never having ever gone so it is only fitting that my last and final trip for 2017 was also to this beautiful province at the opposite coastline of my country.

 

Where I Stayed

Four Seasons Whistler

For two nights I stayed at the beautiful Four Seasons Whistler. True to the Four Seasons stye it absolutely oozes with decadence giving you the ultimate luxurious mountain lodge stay. Besides being able to get the most restful sleep in the most sumptuous sheets there are all the comforts and amenities you would come to expect from this family of hotels including a spa, indoor and outdoor heated pools, gourmet dining, golf, and ski concierge. I especially enjoyed the evening hot cocoa and s’mores offered daily by the fire pit, a perfect pick me up treat after a long day of skiing.

 

Whistler, British Columbia: Four Seasons Sitting Area
Whistler, British Columbia: Four Seasons Sitting Area

 

Whistler, British Columbia: Four Seasons Room Service
Whistler, British Columbia: Four Seasons Room Service

 

What to Do

Having come in the winter season Whistler is the picturesque views of winter wonderland. Snow capped mountains and trees means the ultimate in snow based adventures.

 

Skiing & Snowmobile

We spent our time with Vail Resort’s Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort. We spent the days skiing and going on the ultimate snowmobile adventure. If you’re a beginner like me who’s never been skiing before they have the most amazing and patient instructors. I admit I was beyond scared but after only 1 day of lessons I was able to confidently ski down the beginner hills, make turns, and not even fall down once! If you’re more of an advanced skier than you probably don’t need me to tell you that Whistler is the ultimate when it comes to the downhill thrill.

 

Whistler, British Columbia: Blackcomb Whistler Snowmobile Tour
Whistler, British Columbia: Blackcomb Whistler Snowmobile Tour

 

We also did a morning snowmobile tour up Callaghan valley where you will literally feel like you are cruising through your own snow globe. The views are breathtaking at every turn at at the top of the mountain you will be greeted by the cutest little log cabin complete with fireplace and the most delicious Yukon breakfast to keep you hands and your belly warm.

 

Whistler, British Columbia: Blackcomb Whistler Snowmobile Tour Yukon Breakfast
Whistler, British Columbia: Blackcomb Whistler Snowmobile Tour Yukon Breakfast

 

Audain Art Museum

For some of the most gorgeous architecture and artwork we headed off to the 56,000 square foot Audain Art Museum. British Columbia’s newest museum it is nestled away amongst the trees close to Whistler Village and showcases artwork from local artists including one of the largest collections of work by Emily Carr and masks from the Northwest Coast First Nations.

 

Whistler, British Columbia: Audain Art Museum Entrance
Whistler, British Columbia: Audain Art Museum Entrance

 

Whistler, British Columbia: Audain Art Museum
Whistler, British Columbia: Audain Art Museum

 

Scandinave Spa Whistler

The Scandinave Spas are renowned in Canada for their hydrotherapy, Scandinavian baths, and embracing the mantra of silence as a core component of inner peace and relaxation. Despite having a location at Blue Mountain just an hour north of my home in Toronto it was my first time visiting one of these spas. With sweeping views of mountains and forests in Whistler I have to say I felt instantly rejuvenated and tranquil and my sore joints from ski adventures were instantly relaxed as I tried out the hydrotherapy, heated outdoor Scandinavian baths, and several of their steam and dry saunas.

 

Whistler, British Columbia: Scandinave Spa
Whistler, British Columbia: Scandinave Spa

 

Whistler, British Columbia: Scandinave Spa Heated Pools
Whistler, British Columbia: Scandinave Spa Heated Outdoor Baths

 

While I enjoyed every bit of travel I did this year and had the opportunity to visit some of the most exotic locations in the world being able to visit other parts of my home country was extra special especially since it was Canada’s 150th birthday this year. After seeing all the unique and beautiful parts of Canada I can honestly say there really is no place like home.

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