WHISTLER VILLAGE, CANADA
Getting ready for ski season has been a big topic of conversation at DRIFT and I took an exciting trip to Whistler, B.C. and stayed at the most magical boutique hotel. I cannot wait to share Nita Lake Lodge with you!
The mountain town of Whistler, British Columbia has become a busy little mecca with a reputation for world-class powder, exceptional dining, fine hotels and unparalleled health, spa and wellness activities. North America’s largest alpine village is located just two hours north of Vancouver. Single travelers, couples or family fun; ski snowboard or nature enthusiast - Whistler Village has it all and those who have been to Canada’s winter wonderland know only too well that one visit is not even close to being enough. Here is why we love it...
IN THE SKY • Peak 2 Peak Gondola – longest and highest lift in the world with best vantage points of British Columbia’s wilderness from the clouds above and valleys below through the glass bottom cab. • Zipline through forests and across rivers. Try The Sasquatch, North America’s longest zipline.
ON THE SLOPES • Enjoy skiing, boarding or snowmobiling on over 8,100 acres of snow covering the two mountains: Whistler and Blackcomb. • Blackcomb’s Coca-cola Tube Park includes 1000 feet of sliding terrain with a conveyor to bring you back to the top so you can do it again!
ON THE GROUND • Stroll through Whistler Village amongst the thousands of colored lights that sparkle at night. • Skate in the Olympic Plaza – rentals, music and lights add to the effortlessly magical evening! • Cruise the valley trail, a trail that connects Whistlers lakes, parks, trails and neighborhoods. • Dog sled across snow covered landscapes – a unique Canadian experience pulled by a team of Arctic bred sled dogs. • Try Whistler Core, an amazing 5500 sq. ft. indoor rock climbing wall. • Visit Whistler’s new Audain Art Museum - with an extensive B.C. First Nations collection and the largest exhibit of Emily Carr artwork. • Eat, drink and meet the locals in the dozens of walkable restaurants, bars, galleries and shops to keep you warm and occupied - many with breathtaking views of the mountains. A few of our favorites that you should try this season:
1. Incredible Spanish small plates served at Bar Oso. Atmosphere and village square location are amazing. 2. Uniquely Canadian poutine with caramelized onions at Zogs Dogs (utterly delicious!). 3. Vodka room at Bearfoot Bistro is a must do! At -32C (-25F) the Ketel One Ice Room provides the optimal environment for drinking this complex spirit.