Whistler is one of the most spectacular places for a romantic couple’s vacation. Towering mountains and beautiful waterways, connected by a world-class mountain town make for an unforgettable holiday. If you’re planning on coming to Whistler this summer with your loved one, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to inspire your romantic mountain vacation.
First, let’s start with where to base your romantic vacation from. Whistler Creekside is just 5 kilometres south of the Main Village and offers a more quiet and low-key vibe, while still offering a full spectrum of services. Dining, shopping, groceries, and adventure are all right off your doorstep. We love Lake Placid Lodge for its central location, mountain access, and freshly renovated units equipped with new kitchens, decor and furniture. Lake Placid Lodge is ideal for a couple’s vacation, as they offer spacious one-bedroom plus loft condos. You’ll also want to take advantage of the outdoor heated pool, hot tub, lovely garden with seating and a shared BBQ, perfect for relaxing at the end of the day!
If you and your partner are the adventurous types, you will have more than enough options to get your rush of adrenaline in Whistler. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park opens in late May, and the Creekside Gondola is used during the summer months to give bikers trail access. With over 70 trails ranging from beginner to expert, there are plenty of options, no matter what your biking ability is. If you’d rather fly through the air instead of down trails, try out Whistler Bungee for a quick dose of adrenaline. Often voted by Whistler locals as the most extreme activity in Whistler, Whistler Bungee provides an exhilarating, unforgettable experience by jumping 160ft (50 meters) over the glacial-fed Cheakamus River.
Simply need to relax? Whether relaxation is at the center of your vacation or you need to soothe sore muscles from a day on the mountain, Scandinave Spa is a must-do for you and your partner. The spa uses traditional Scandinavian hydrotherapy treatments to restore, relax, and rejuvenate tired muscles and minds. The rustic installations of the traditional Scandinavian baths are nestled amongst spruce and cedar forests, offering the most serene setting imaginable. For the ultimate experience, sign up for a massage from one of the many experienced RMTs available. Zen mode engaged.
Want to get inspired on your romantic Whistler holiday? Art and nature are sure to do the trick. Head to the Audain Art Museum to see permanent installations like the finest collection of Northwest Coast First Nations masks and a large collection of work by Emily Carr, just to name a few. You can find out information on their rotating installations here. If you’d prefer to get inspired from the mountains, grab a sightseeing pass from Whistler Blackcomb and explore Whistler and Blackcomb mountains via the Peak to Peak Gondola. Snow-capped peaks, towering mountains, and the natural beauty of Whistler will leave you awestruck.
Whistler’s culinary scene has a wide range of offerings from fine dining to casual bistros and takeaway. If you want to experience one of the continually rated best culinary experiences, Rimrock in Creekside is a must on your list. The delectable food, excellent service, and elegantly rustic atmosphere make for the ideal date night. For a more casual evening, try out Creekbread in Creekside for unique hearth-baked pizzas. These hearty pizzas are perfect for sharing after a big day exploring all that Whistler has to offer!
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