Summer is slipping away fast, but it’s not too late to take advantage of this lovely weather while it’s still here. For those looking to escape the city without straying too far from home, Whistler has everything you need for the ultimate summer vacation getaway.
In partnership with Crystal Lodge, our team at The MIX drove down to Whistler to show viewers how to live life to the fullest. Whistler was built for fun, and its summer season can be just as exciting as the winter. Before the snow hits the ground, visitors and locals can still experience summertime activities like zip lining, axe throwing, and even flying (in a helicopter, of course).
If you’re looking for a place for an escape, or you just want to live your best life, here is a rundown of some local spots to ensure your Whistler trip is an unforgettable experience
Want to stay in the heart of Whistler? Check into the Crystal Lodge for a stay that is comfortable, relaxing, and stress-free. With 158 rooms, the hotel can accommodate groups of all sizes. Spacious rooms, clean beds, complimentary Wifi and more, this place will have you and your friends well-rested so that you can party it up at night. But if you do want to have a low key night, the Crystal Lodge also offers heated swimming pools, hot tubs, and the Wild Wood Pacific Bistro restaurant located right downstairs.
As mentioned earlier, located downstairs of the Crystal Lodge is the Wild Wood Pacific Bistro. At the moment, the restaurant is serving breakfast, weekend brunch, and lunch for hungry patrons. They’ll be serving dinner again once winter season rolls around on December 15th. For now, customers can grab classic eggs bennies, omelets, breakfast bowls, french toast and more.
Unleash your inner lumberjack by throwing around a couple of axes. Open seven days a week, Forged Axe Throwing offers drop-ins, private party bookings, and even a mobile axe throwing trailer. If you can’t go to them, they can come to you.
Take your Instagram account to the next level by capturing scenic photos above Whistler. A ride in a helicopter will give you a sightseeing tour like no other. The company offers several different tours, varying in length and location. Check them out online to learn more about their tours.
Whether you’re looking to grab brunch, lunch, or dinner, Basalt Wine + Salumeria has it all. Located in the heart of Whistler village, the restaurant has a modern vibe that’s perfect for a casual get-together or even a family dinner. Their seasonally evolving menu ensures that your meal will come out fresh and in-season. If you and your friends aren’t really looking to devour an entire meal, Basalt also has charcuterie boards if you just want to catch up, eat cheese, and drink wine.
Whistler is known for its action sports so there’s bound to be a few thrill-seekers in the group. Super Fly Ziplines is where you need to go. As Whistler’s premiere zip line and treetop adventure company, they focus on giving customers a ride filled with jaw-dropping visuals and scenery. With the combination of pumping adrenaline and stunning imagery, you’re bound to have an unforgettable time.
Beat the heat by downing a cold one with the crew. You can find the Beacon Pub & Eatery in Whistler’s central Village Square. Hang out on the patio, or chill indoors while quenching your thirst and satisfying your hunger. All the meals here are freshly prepared. Although they have delectable meat options like wagyu beef and B.C. Farm crest chicken, the Beacon also offers vegan options for those living a plant-based lifestyle.
With so many incredible restaurants and activities available in the town, it’s hard to narrow it down into one concise list. We think this itinerary will ensure a thrilling and memorable time for any weekend warrior. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.
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