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One of the most popular vacation destinations in Canada, Whistler was the site of many of 2010’s Winter Olympic Games providing a perfect spot for skiers and other snow sports enthusiasts, but it offers something for outdoor lovers year-round. In the summer, enjoy out-of-this-world hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, golf and more. No matter what the season, you’ll find plenty of top-notch restaurants, bars and spas for relaxing afterward too. Base yourself at one of these hotels and resorts to make the most of it all.
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For a serene setting that’s just slightly removed from all the action, with the Whistler Blackcomb Peak 2 Peak Gondola only steps away, the Four Seasons here is ideal. All rooms come with fireplaces and balconies, many boasting spectacular mountain views. The property has a gorgeous freeform outdoor pool with a mountain view, multiple hot tubs and a 24/7 fitness center that hosts complimentary classes like yoga and Pilates. There are plenty of extras too, like daily wine tastings and s’mores around the fire. Enjoy decadent treatments in the spa and take advantage of several on-site dining options like SIDECUT, a popular steakhouse and bar specializing in regional meats and fish.
The Fairmont Chateau is a magnificent ski-in/ski-out hotel at the base of Blackcomb Mountain just outside of Whistler Village and a top luxury hotel in Canada. The extra-spacious rooms all come with views of Rainbow or Whistler Blackcomb Mountain while facilities are practically endless, including an indoor/outdoor pool, outdoor lap pool, gym, bocce and tennis courts, spa with Jacuzzis, steam rooms and saunas. Yoga classes are hosted twice daily while the culinary staff offers tours of the rooftop gardens. The acclaimed Wildflower Restaurant serves contemporary West Coast fare, while the village and its wide range of other eateries are just a 15-minute walk away.
Just steps from both Whistler and Blackcomb mountain gondolas in the heart of Whistler Village, the Pan Pacific offers rooms with balconies that have fabulous views, gas fireplaces and kitchenettes. The property has an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, ideal for soaking in after a day out on the slopes. There’s also a fitness center and steam room along with two good dining options, an Irish pub with an outdoor patio and a Pan-Asian bistro.
The Westin Resort & Spa offers an ideal location near the ski lifts and the village, close to the many restaurants, bars and shops. Its 400 suites are extra-spacious and come with fireplaces and convenient kitchens, although you’ll want to sample the delicious cuisine at the on-site Grill & Vine which offers mountain and golf course views along with classic grilled items. The WestinWORKOUT fitness center offers an excellent variety of equipment, and there’s also a highly lauded spa providing a range of pampering treatments.
Nita Lake Lodge offers a luxurious escape along the scenic shores of Nita Lake. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy activities out on the lake in the spring or summer with complimentary kayaks, canoes and paddleboards provided. The Whistler hot spots are only a few miles away too, easily reached via free shuttle service to the slopes and Whistler Village. Dine on delicious organic dishes at the on-site European Aura Restaurant and sip cocktails in the lounge or on the patio. Rooms come with gas fireplaces, deep soaking tubs and balconies with picturesque views.
Located at the foot of Whistler’s dramatic peaks, the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa is the perfect spot for outdoor adventurers year round. In the winter enjoy skiing and snowboarding with easy access to the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain lift and in the summer, thrills like ATV rides and glacier tours which can be arranged via the hotel’s concierge. The Cinnamon Bear Bar is popular for its apres-ski scene with favorites like short rib poutine, while the on-site spa is famous for its unique Javanese-inspired treatments. There’s also a year-round heated pool. Many rooms come with views of the mountains and golf course – book a suite and you’ll get a kitchenette, some also include a fireplace and large soaking tub.
Just 10 minutes on foot from the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola, this boutique hotel also offers a free daily shuttle to Whistler Blackcomb between December and April, making it convenient for those who want to take advantage of the area’s renowned snow sports. Its suites all come with balconies, kitchenettes, fireplaces, bathrobes and soaker tubs that make it easy to relax after a day of fun, although the on-site Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa can take that up a notch with massage and beauty treatments. There’s an outdoor pool and hot tub too, along with several good dining options.
Sundial is just one minute on foot from the Whistler Blackcomb Gondola at the base of Whistler Bike Park. Its suites all come with full kitchens, flat-screen Smart TVs, gas fireplaces and deep soaking tubs. Some even have balconies with hot tubs and mountain views. Guests can enjoy all-day dining at Black’s Restaurant serving West Coast fare, casual bites at Black’s Pub, popular for its après ski scene, and Sushi Village which serves Japanese cuisine. Grocery delivery can be arranged too. While there’s no pool on-site, guests have access to the seasonal pool at the hotel next door.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village Suites is less than a 10-minute walk from the base of Whistler Mountain and also offers free shuttle service to get you to the slopes quickly. The property features three hot tubs for soothing sore muscles along with an outdoor swimming pool, dry sauna and a fitness center. A variety of shops are on-site with ski equipment rentals and outdoor clothing, and there’s a spa for enjoying relaxing treatments too. All rooms have mini-fridges, microwaves and flat-screen TVs with cable channels, some come with mountain views, full kitchens and washers/dryers.
Embarc Whistler is within walking distance from the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains featuring condos that are especially popular among skiers and snowboarders. The property hosts a steam room, hot tub and fitness center in addition to offering convenient ski storage. The over 100 condo-style units come with desirable amenities like living rooms with flat-screen cable TVs and DVD players, microwaves, refrigerators and washers/dryers.