Very often, it’s tricky to find a great day out without breaking the budget. You may find yourself asking: “Where do the locals eat?” or “Where can I find some great offers?”
Fear not! We’ve compiled a day full of fun in Whistler that won’t exceed $100. Impossible, you say? Heres how:
Get Your Fix
Start your day at Fix Café. This locals’ favourite can be found in Whistler Creekside as part of Nita Lake Lodge. A coffee and a hot breakfast sandwich will only set you back around $10. In addition, there’s free wi-fi to get your Instagram story set up and started (priorities, right?!)
As well as breakfast, this is also a great chance to fill your backpack with lunch. Everything at Fix Café is made fresh in-house. Ask for the daily feature salad to-go and throw in a homemade granola bar for good measure. You can’t go wrong.
Up next, head for Lost Lake Park. Located just north of the main village, Lost Lake Park is a popular hangout for locals. There’s nearly 100km of trails to hike or bike on, as well as a beach area to have lunch and throw a frisbee.
Also, if it’s a hot day it’s a great opportunity to have a dip. Lost Lake features both docks and pontoons and there’s plenty of space to lay your towel and chill. No budget needed!
Relaxin’ To The Max
From Lost Lake Park it’s really easy to access Scandinave Spa. Although the biggest indulgence of the day, a mid-week pass will currently only set you back $55 and boy, is it worth it! Nestled in the forest slightly north of Whistler Village, Scandinave invite you to ‘escape the routine’ in their designated silent sanctuary.
In addition to being at one with nature, their hot-cold-relax cycle is a proven hydrotherapy technique. It’s designed to improve blood circulation, detox the system and release feel-good hormones. After a couple of hours you’ll leave feeling like a million dollars.
Time To Feast
Following an afternoon at the spa, float on down to Whistler Village and enjoy dinner at Hunter Gather. This popular eatery is a relative newbie on the Whistler food scene. Whilst locals love the vibe, visitors love the locally-sourced produce.
We’d highly recommend the Pullmans Pulled Pork Sandwich. It comes with a side for $14.50 and fits the budget nicely. Add a beer and you’ve got yourself a great dinner for around $20.
Go For A Stroll
Enjoy your evening wandering along the Village Stroll. It’s Whistler’s pedestrianized center and provides easy access to shops and bars. From Hunter Gather you can conveniently make your way around the village to take in the sights.
First of all, we’d recommend a visit to Purebread, for sure. This wonderful bakery is full of temptation and makes the ideal place to enjoy a dessert. Also, if you’re after some mountain keep sakes, we’d suggest a visit to Three Singing Birds. It’s a treasure trove of locally crafted goods and you’re sure to find plenty of pretty things instore.
Stretch Your Budget Further
If you still have budget left and fancy finishing your day with a great drink and an awesome view, why not check out The Top 5 Patios In Whistler?
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