Often, when planning my vacation, I usually choose the destination based on the time of year I will be traveling. If it’s winter, I might head to the snowy regions of the world to enjoy some skiing, snowboarding or just cozying up around a hearty fire with a mug of hot chocolate with the family. If it’s summer, I’d probably be more likely to hit the beaches for some surf, fun and sun or out into the wilderness for a camping vacation or hike. Very few destinations offer something for you to do year round quite like Whistler Village in BC Canada.
Why Whistler Village?
The village itself is located at the base of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and makes a great base for exploring all the area has to offer – during winter you’ve got the aforementioned snowy landscape perfect for everything from snowmobiling to skiing and dog sledding. There are even a few ice climbing routes for the more adventurous. Once the snow melts away and gives way to summer, the fun doesn’t stop as snowmobiles are replaced by ATVs and skiing with horseback riding. There’s plenty of watersports in the area too – canoeing, kayaking and jet boating amongst everything else you could ever want to do in or on the water. There’s no shortage of hiking and climbing opportunities too.
And make sure you experience the peak to peak gondola before you think about leaving!
Once the sun goes down and the kids are in bed, there’s no excuse not to be out on the town at one of the many pubs and restaurants in the town. And if you want to get up and dance, you won’t be disappointed either.
If you time your vacation in Whistler right, you’ll get to see some of the events that happen in the village throughout the year, like the BC Bike Race in July or the massive free outdoor concert series that runs from May to September each year.
I love Canada – it’s a diverse, interesting place full of an endless number of things to do as a family and nothing personifies this like this area of the country. Every time I’ve visited the village I’ve not wanted to leave, and there’s enough to do to visit a few times and still want to go back again.
With all of this excitement outdoors no matter the season, you won’t think much about where you’ll be staying, but that’s where you’d make a mistake. Blackcomb Lodge makes for the absolute finest base you could ask for in Whistler Village. It has everything you could ever want or need from your accommodation – it’s central to the village, complete with an indoor pool to cool off in summer and hot tub to thaw out after a day on the slopes and boasts all the amenities of a modern lodge. The mountains are just a short walk away as the lodge is located mere minutes on foot from the gondola and the main village is no further away than that.
Hopefully, this article has inspired you to spend your next vacation in the beautiful town of Whistler.