Located in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia, Canada, sits the winter sports mecca of Whistler. In 2010, Whistler Village was the home to various events of the Winter Olympic Games. These days visitors come to Whistler not just to experience a piece of Olympic history, but to take part in the action themselves. You can definitely ski or snowboard down the trails the Olympic athletes did.
If you’re planning an upcoming trip to Whistler, then here are a few ways to experience the beauty of the landscape and people of this renowned destination.
Tour & Tasting
Spirits connoisseurs will enjoy the Montis Distilling tour and tasting experience. This small batch distillery produces fine gin, vodka, and whiskey using malted barley locally sourced from British Columbia. The craft distillery also offers customized programs for specialty batches of gin and whiskey. Take a guided tour of the distillery and taste each spirit crafted on the grounds.
Whistler Craft Crawl
There’s no better way to experience Whistler than to sign up for the Whistler Craft Crawl. You’ll get a dedicated guide taking you to the top venues and you’ll even pass through a few secret locations known only to residents as you savor the flavors of up to 16 local craft beers. You’ll also enjoy delicious appetizers from a few local favourites, carefully selected by the expert guides. While there are tours daily, space is limited for each outing so that participants can fully enjoy the experience. It’s best to register in advance to claim your spot.
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Meaning to come after, more specifically to come after an activity, there are many ways to après in Whistler. After a long day on the slopes or trails, visitors can choose from a multitude of environments to relax and enjoy the evening. Craft beer lovers will find numerous pubs and eateries to visit, while those looking for something a bit fancier can choose from one of the more upscale lounges of Whistler. If those don’t interest you, there are plenty of other options from sports bars to clubs and classic grills to family-focused restaurants.
With so much variety and opportunity to relax, you may decide to après every day. You can of course look for real estate for sale in Whistler to enjoy it all year long and the many beautiful things it offers.
If you’d like to spend a few hours outside Whistler Village, then hop on an ATV and explore the backcountry. ATV tours take riders through the region’s iconic mountains where you’ll get an up close view of several locations that are inaccessible by car. If you’re looking for an off-road adventure and an opportunity to experience the beauty of Whistler, often missed from the main roads and walkways, then the ATV Bushwacker Tour is for you.
One of the best and most thrilling ways to experience the beauty of Whistler is to strap into one of the many mountainous ziplines and soar above the rainforest and rapids below. There are a few ziplines to choose from, each offering a unique aerial view of a different part of Whistler. Whether you’re an experienced thrill seeker or a first-timer, there are ziplines for every skill and comfort level.
There’s a reason people travel from all around the world to come to Whistler. These are just a few of the many ways to experience the beauty of Whistler Village and its surrounding wilderness. If the outdoors is too much for you on many days though, you can just spend a relaxing time at a spa or a thermal bath and enjoy its health benefits.