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The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
4090 Whistler Way • Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 · Canada • Phone: 604-905-5000 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8979
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Things to Do in Whistler

Three Days in Winter

Step out of your routine, wind your way up the Sea to Sky Highway, and step into luxury at the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler, the perfect mountain retreat to explore all of the things to do in Whistler. As the number one ski resort in North American and the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralymic Games, Whistler offers an adventure and culinary smorgasbord, and plenty of things to do in Whistler for all travelers. 

Things to Do in Whistler - Skiing    

Day One
There is no better way to absorb the alpine air than boarding the Whistler Gondola and scaling 7,160 feet to the Roundhouse. Whistler Blackcomb offers private and group lessons and caters to every age. Don't miss the Peak to Peak Gondola, which spans the 4.4km between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and provides 360 degree views of the valley.

At the end of a long day, ski down to Skiers' Plaza and see the Westin Resort & Spa ski valet tent, where you can drop off your equipment. 

After a well-earned soak in one of the Westin's hot tubs, prepare for a culinary expedition with Whistler Tasting Tours. Your local guides will weave a gastronomic path through four of the best restaurants Whistler has to offer. Each restaurant is a stop on the way to a multi-course dinner and dessert with British Columbian wine pairings.

Things to Do in Whistler - Snowmobile

Day Two
Awake refreshed and revitalized after a night in Westin's signature Heavenly® Bed, and stroll down from your room to indulge in the buffet breakfast at the Westin.

Escape to the Scandinave Spa, tucked away in a spruce and cedar forest just north of Whistler. Indulge in a Swedish massage and hydrotherapy in this traditional Finnish spa. Relax in the wood-burning sauna and thermal and Nordic waterfalls, while enjoying the valley and mountain vistas.

In the evening, scale Blackcomb Mountain and indulge in the Mountain Top Fondue Dinner with Canadian Snowmobile. The quaint Crystal Hut is a cozy log cabin sitting at 6000ft, filled with warmth from the wood-fired oven, and music from the live entertainment. You will be treated with a candle-lit fondue dinner, fine wine, and fresh-baked pie.

Things to Do in Whistler - Ziptrek Day Three
The sun is still asleep behind the mountains, but you're about to be one of the first people of the day to weave lines through the fresh snow.  Grab a bite to eat from the Fresh Tracks breakfast buffet while you wait for the mountain to be cleared by Ski Patrol.

Imagine zigzagging the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, traipsing along suspension bridges and tree-high viewing platforms. Ziptrek Ecotours have made this a reality with Whistler's "Best year-round activity". You'll zoom over Fitzsimmons Creek, past the sliding centre, making your way back to the base of the village.

After as you snake your way back down the Sea-to-Sky highway, thankful for choosing Whistler and the Westin Resort and Spa for your winter vacation, you just wonder what it might be like in summer...

Three Days in Summer

Whether you come to Whistler to explore its stunning natural beauty, experience some adrenaline-filled activities or to simply relax and unwind, the Westin Resort and Spa Whistler provides the perfect mountain sanctuary from where to start your adventure.  Check out these ideas for things to do in Whistler in the summertime. 

Things to Do in Whistler - Peak2Peak    

Day One
Ride the Whistler gondola up to 7,160 feet, passing above ancient cedars and firs and ending at hiking trails to suit every ability.  The Peak to Peak Gondola spans the 4.4km between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and is the best way to get a 360 degree view of the valley at its finest.  Look for the silver carriage with the glass bottom!

Rafting allows you to see the wilderness beauty from a whole different angle, often rushing past it as your raft crashes through the eddies. The Green River Tour takes you a little further north to a stunning Green lake, here you get to meet your guide and learn the rules of the raft before heading down the river to catch those rapids!

Things to Do in Whistler - Golf  

Day Two
Rise with the bears for a round of golf on one of Canada’s topped ranked courses. Take a two minute hotel shuttle ride and you’re ready to swing into action on the Arnold Palmer-designed Whistler Golf Club.

Outdoor Adventure’s 4WD Hummer Tour will whisk you through ancient cedar forests to stunning viewpoints and pristine alpine lakes. Keep your eyes peeled for bears and even the elusive Canadian Moose. The custom 4x4 vehicles run on 100% bio-diesel which they make themselves from used vegetable oil from local restaurants!

Experience the local flavor with a Whistler Tasting Tour. Your hosts are locals who expertly guide you around four top Whistler restaurants. Matched with local wines, this is a great way to see the village and taste what it has to offer.

Things to Do in Whistler - Zipline

Day Three
Take the plunge with Zip Trek as you are guided through a series of exhilarating zip lines up to 200 ft above the valley floor. Your guides are not only experts in zipping but explain the ecology of the area and Whistler’s efforts to move towards a more sustainable and eco friendly future.

On your way out, don't miss the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Explore this stunning centre which brings together two Nations exhibiting their art, culture and language.

Finally, the sea to sky corridor is known for its immense glaciers, majestic rivers and towering mountain ranges. Why not experience them from a birds eye view and soar out of the resort on a float plane by Whistler Air?