Peak Week­end

To Do: Go off-road­ing be­fore break­fast in Whistler.

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Good Morn­ing

Grab a cheesy egg crois­sant and morn­ing brew at Lift Co ee Co.; it’s right around the cor­ner from Cana­dian Wilder­ness Ad­ven­tures, where you’ll be check­ing in for your 9 a. m. buggy tour. High in the moun­tains and strapped into your side-by- side, you’ll zip through creeks and over boul­ders on crazy-scenic o -road trails. Wear ev­ery dust-pre­vent­ing item pro­vided and pre­pare to be “an­tiqued” in mud.

Good Af­ter­noon

Re­fuel with sim­ple mar­gar­i­tas and chili mayo-topped Pa­cific rock­fish tacos ($ 3.25 a pop) at La Cantina. (Note: The pa­tio is a high-tra ic area for pa­trons with cute can- I-pet-your-pups.) Then head back to CWA to rent your­self a ca­noe ($ 109 for a three-hour guided tour) for the River of Golden Dreams. Lo­cals and gangs of Aus­tralians buy cheap plas­tic boats and drift down, but pad­dling is a fun chal­lenge. You’ll find a river of crys­tal- clear wa­ter and epic moun­tain views— once you get the hang of pad­dling around cor­ners.

Good Night

De­tour­ing o the main vil­lage cir­cuit, tuck into din­ner at pol­ished hip­ster- chic Hunter Gather. Ca­sual and bright, with Fu­ture Is­lands play­ing, it’s hard to believe the space was re­cently a 7- Eleven. Tuck into hearty sand­wiches stu ed with in-house, 18-hour-smoked meats, all paired with pints of cold craft beer or Okana­gan-all- star wine flights (Joie Farm, Liq­uid­ity, Covert Farms). Grab your night­cap at the At­tic, a very lo­cal-heavy spot for post- din­ner cock­tails. Sip on a po­tent whiskey sour and get hik­ing tips from your new barstool friends.

Sleep Tight

The Pan Pa­cific Moun­tain­side re­mains one of our top picks for Whistler ac­com­mo­da­tion be­cause it sits right at the base of the Black­comb gon­dola, so you’re right in the ac­tion and yet still get­ting those big moun­tain views. One-bed­room suites from $219.— J. D.


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