British Columbia 1 – Whistler

As you may or may not know I just got back from a trip to the west coast of Canada! I went with my friend Rachel and we hit up British Columbia’s finest – Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler. Three very different places but all easily accessible to one another. As per usual I thought I’d give you a rundown of what I did in each place so you can take a looksie/see if anything interests you for a future rendezvous!

Whistler is typically a winter resort town as lots of people go up there to ski. It’s most famous for hosting part of the Winter Olympics a few years back. The main section in the town is the athlete’s village which has restaurants, shops and activity rentals. It felt like you were in Epcot as everything was clearly purposely built and strategic. We went to the visitor centre there and they gave us lots of maps and tips (like free parking), so definitely hit them up as soon as you arrive. The actual village area is pretty small and you can walk around and explore it within an hour I’d say but then you get on to activities!

A place to eat in the little strip/village area is El Furniture Warehouse. Everything on the menu (unless stated otherwise like upgrading to sweet potato fries) is under $5. Because of that we were a little hesitant but alas pleasantly surprised. The portions were large and the quality was great. By no means is it gourmet but for a cheap option it’s decent and well worth checking out. They have a few of these places around BC and each one always has a huge queue outside it so try and sit at the bar (that’s what we did and they have a full menu).

We did the Lost Lake hike which is right off the village and takes around an hour. However we took various stops, did some swimming, slept on the docks – so it took us around two hours. It is a beautiful place and many people were on bikes or rented out kayaks so that’s something to consider. There are lots of little trails that overlap and go to extended parts so you can get truly lost and just enjoy the beautiful British Columbia scenery.

One last thing to note is the drive between Whistler and Vancouver. It is possibly one of the most beautiful and scenic drives you will ever do and you will want to stop every few miles to get out and look. You start off high in the mountains but then end up amongst the most turquoise/dental mouthwash coloured water which is breathtaking and poorly described haha. We ended up pulling over and running over a train track to get better photos of the water. There are tons of little rocky and sandy beaches that you can explore and climb around, so just make sure you get out of the car!

I realise this post isn’t the most detailed or expansive but I hope it gives a rough idea of Whistler. If you’re planning on going I would maybe hold out and go in the winter as I’m sure it’ll be busier but summer is still a great option! Coming up in a few days Vancouver!


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