It’s great to plan a day trip and escape the city from time to time. Vancouver is ideally located for residents to enjoy Whistler this spring. At just 120km north of the city, Whistler lies tucked among the mountains in the Sea-To-Sky Corridor.
As well as offering stunning vistas and fresh mountain air, Whistler packs day trip activities for all ages and abilities. Here are our top ways to maximize a daytrip to Whistler this spring.
Get Back To Nature
Shannon Falls cascade 335 meters through the forest right beside the Sea-To-Sky Highway just south of Squamish. They are a must see as you head towards Whistler and can be accessed via the Sea-To-Sky Gondola parking lot. This is a popular spot so aim to arrive early!
Fuel Your Day Trip
Begin your Whistler adventure with fresh coffee and where better than a local’s favorite? Fix Café has been serving the Creekside area for ten years. As well as offering coffees and teas, it’s a great spot to grab a snack too. Wi-Fi is complimentary at Fix Café, giving you an opportunity to scope out details for the day ahead.
Whilst the drive may have been stunning, the best way to experience Whistler is on foot. We’d recommend first exploring the Village Stroll – the pedestrianized heart of Whistler Village. There you’ll find plenty of shops as well as opportunities to take in views of the mountain landscape.
Take To The Skies
The PEAK2PEAK Gondola is a great way to elevate your Whistler experience. Travel first to the peak of Whistler Mountain. There’s a chance to see some wildlife en route. Keep your eyes peeled for our resident black bears, who are just waking up from hibernation! From the peak, board the PEAK2PEAK gondola to embark on the worlds longest and highest unsupported span. There are photo opportunities a plenty as well as access to over 50km of hiking trails. Check out Our Top Three Hiking Apps to discover new routes.
Lunch With A View
When it comes to food and drink, there’s a plethora of bars and restaurants to choose from in Whistler. For your day trip, enjoy lunch al fresco and dine on Whistler’s only lakeside patio at Cure Lounge. The chefs work with honest, seasonal ingredients to create flavorful, rustic dishes and the views don’t get much better!
Finally, be sure to take the time to learn more about indigenous heritage. The Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre was built to share cultural knowledge and to inspire understanding and respect amongst all people. Booking on to a tour is the best way to maximise your visit.
For more information on Whistler and local activities, check out Tourism Whistler. Their website is full of really useful information and up-to-the-minute events. Right now, you could save up to 30% on selected activities too!
If that isn’t reason enough to tempt you, discover Three Reasons Why Whistler’s Perfect In Spring. See for yourself why a day trip to Whistler may just be the mountain escape that you need.