There’s nothing quite as romantic as a couple’s getaway in the mountains. And what better place to enjoy the company of your significant other than the world-renowned resort town of Whistler! This beautiful mountain destination has a lot to offer couples, whether you’re looking for exciting outdoor activities, the perfect cocktail destination, a shared day at the spa, or a romantic dinner by candlelight.
If you’re looking for the perfect retreat with your special someone, keep reading for our Couples Guide to a Whistler Spring Getaway.
Whiski Jack Resorts offer a number of vacation rentals conveniently located throughout Whistler — from ski-in/ski-out lodging on Blackcomb to accommodations right on the Village stroll. Each neighbourhood in town has its own unique benefits. Depending on your interests, you’ll want to book accordingly.
Northstar at Stoney Creek and Village Gate House are as close to Whistler Village as it gets. Enjoy the world-class nightlife, shopping and restaurants at your doorstep – not to mention close proximity to the legendary ski runs of Whistler/Blackcomb.
Lake Placid Lodge is nestled in the beautiful Whistler Creekside and offers a perfect balance of local services, mountain access, and the activities of Creekside Village. The outdoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna are perfect for your après ski gatherings.
The Aspens is situated near the base of Blackcomb Mountain. These ski-in/ski-out locations offer gorgeous slopeside pools and hot tubs, close proximity to the many dining options and pubs at Base 2, and are still within walking distance of the Whistler Village stroll.
*Note – Whistler is easy to navigate with or without a vehicle no matter where you decide to book your stay! Here’s “5 Tips for Travelling to Whistler this Winter” for more information on how to get to/from Whistler and how to get around once you’re here.
Hit the slopes for a fun-filled day of skiing or riding on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Both mountains offer a wide range of terrain for beginner, intermediate, and experts alike.
If you’re looking for a unique on-mountain dining experience, be sure to check out Steeps Grill & Wine Bar at the top of Whistler or Christine’s on Blackcomb. Both restaurants tend to fill up quickly so be sure to book your reservations in advance to ensure your preferred dates and timing or check in with them the day of for a waitlist or last-minute cancellations.
Bonus tip* – The Umbrella Bar on top of Whistler mountain is a fantastic place for an afternoon pit stop. Enjoy one of their signature cocktails with sweeping mountain views. Depending on the weather and sunshine levels, they can collapse the umbrella roof for a mountain top open-air experience!
Best Après Food & Drinks:
If you’re looking for an elevated après experience, a few ‘must try’ destinations would be the Mallard Lounge at the base of Blackcomb, Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge in Creekside and Joey Fortes in the heart of Whistler Village. All three options have amazing après deals on food & beverages, delicious cocktail menus, and the Mallard often has live music!
Romantic Dinner Options:
Whistler is renowned for its eclectic dining scene. With so many options to choose from, we’d like to highlight some of the more romantic dining options for you and your partner.
Noted as “The Most Important Whistler Restaurant Opening in a Decade” by Vancouver Magazine, Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar is the newest dining experience in Whistler with its grand opening in 2022. Enjoy Pacific Northwest cuisine, sustainable seafood, and local ingredients, alongside an extensive wine selection and cocktail menu.
Quattro, located in Whistler Village, offers authentic, Italian fine-dining cuisine that’s accompanied with an award-winning wine list.
Il Camminato, located on the Village stroll, offers wonderful regional cuisine based on local, sustainable ingredients. The head chef works closely with local farmers and producers and personally selects the freshest ingredients featured on the Il Caminetto menu.
Whether you’re looking for a pre or post-dinner libation, enjoy a state-of-the-art cocktail at the Raven Room under the Pan Pacific Hotel. You won’t find a drink menu like theirs anywhere in Whistler, guaranteed!
Bonus tip* – For a unique tasting experience, check out the Ketel One Ice Room at the Bear Foot Bistro. Visitors can sample sub-zero vodka at the ice bar where they offer up to 50 different vodkas from around the world! Parka’s provided, taste up to four vodkas of your choice and experience how the extreme environment enhances the flavor. (Reservations are required).
For a complete list of dining options in Whistler, please check out this directory of all available restaurants for your enjoyment! You can also download our App to explore the many tasty options and even make reservations online.
This is a bucket-list-worthy activity! Soar through the twinkling lights strung across treetop bridges under the alpenglow of the sun setting on the mountains. As you make your way along 3-5 lines that crisscross the Fitzsimmons Creek from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountain (and back again), this tour includes treetop suspension bridges, sky-high viewing platforms and guides sharing knowledge on Whistler’s old-growth forest — one of our staffs highest rated adventures!
Share a snowmobile with your partner as you sweep across the forested trails of Blackcomb Mountain under a blanket of stars to your enchanting dining venue. Best suited for adventurous beginner and intermediate riders, this exclusive mountain-top dining experience was recognized by the Canadian Tourism Commission as a Canadian Signature Experience (CSE).
Vallea Lumina is a magical experience. Located about 10 minutes drive outside of Whistler village, this multimedia night walk is a visual story that brings the forest to life through state-of-the-art animations and lights. Take a walk on a guided audio and visual storyline — it’s truly an unforgettable immersive experience!
We recommend booking your tickets online in advance in order to reserve your desired dates and start time. Visit the Vallea Lumina website for more information.
After a big day of on and off mountain activities, relax and unwind at Whistler’s iconic spa destination, the Scandinave Spa. Enjoy their hot and cold plunge pools surrounded by old growth forests, an array of deluxe treatments, saunas & steam rooms and relaxation rooms. With so many options, you can absolutely make the Scandinave an all day experience.
For more inspiration of Whistler activities, dining and destinations, please visit our Whistler Activities page.
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