Exploring a new town is one of my favourite things to do, and one of the best ways to experience the local culture and vibe! Here are some suggestions for when you feel like venturing out and seeing a bit more of Whistler and surrounds in the colder months…
• Pemberton Day Trip
Take a scenic 45 minute drive North of Whistler to check out this gorgeous little country town. You’ll find killer views of Mount Currie, Nairn Falls and some delicious cuisines. My personal favourites are Barn Nook Thai and Mile One Eating House!
• Alexandra Falls
Just a short 20 minute drive south of Whistler to the Callaghan Valley you’ll find an impressive 43 metre (141 foot) waterfall. Easy to access and the perfect spot for a picnic lunch.
• Brandywine Falls
Drive a short 15 minutes south to this beautiful Provincial Park. Brandywine Falls is a spectacular 70 metre waterfall, best seen from the viewpoint which also presents some marvelous views of Daisy Lake and the surrounding mountains.
• Ice Fishing
Trout Country Fishing Guides offer fully guided fly fishing, spey and spin fishing trips in the Sea to Sky corridor. Enjoy fishing all year round and explore a variety of alpine lakes, and glacier fed coastal rivers.
Explore a forest full of mystery walking along an old trappers path on snowshoes. Travel deep into the ancient forest of the Callaghan Valley with Canadian Wilderness Adventures. Hear a brief history of the area’s traditional uses and ways of the past. Let your imagination flow as you gaze upon giant cedar, fir and hemlock trees that provide a canopy high above. Finish back at the caboose for a rejuvenating snack.
• Peak to Peak Gondola
There is a reason this is the number one tourist activity in Whistler! Board the longest and highest lift in the world for an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia’s rooftop – from incomparable views of snow covered peaks to riding through the mist of the clouds. Jump on the silver gondolas with glass bottoms for extra viewing pleasure.