Whistler Village

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After a scenic drive up the Sea to Sky highway from Vancouver, I took in my very first view of Whistler Village from the entrance of Earl’s Restaurant (view above). It was exactly what I had always pictured in my mind. The Village is conveniently located at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It’s is big enough to have all the amenities expected of a world-class resort, yet small enough for you to feel its unique mountain culture and small town hospitality.

While I was in and out of town over the span of three days, I still managed to explore a lot of the village itself and decided that I could happily live there if given the chance. As a Canadian, my favourite part of Whistler was the winter vibe. I loved how everyone wandered around in full snow gear, usually carrying skis or a snowboard. Although I have no skill on the slopes, the Apres Ski seemed like the perfect way to get involved ;]

Oh. and beer. All the yummy beer.

I was told that Whistler is a great place to visit in the summer, and is just as busy, if not more so. Warm weather brings in the mountain biking crowd as well as hikers and other adventure seekers. I hope to be one of them.

From eventful dinners at local restaurants, cozy nights at the Fairmont Château Whistler, stomach dropping zips and slides on the mountain, a few fuzzy nights and incredibly scenic days; here are some of my shots from within the Village itself…

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Concocting a liquid nitrogen Martini at the Bearfoot Bistro

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I love an environmentally concious town. Mind the fishies!

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Vodka tasting in the Bearfoot Bistro’s Belvedere Ice Room

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Appetizers at the Four Seasons

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Chocolate Inukshuk at the Fairmont

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Tostada at the Mexican Corner

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Extreme winter tires

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This trip was made possible by
Destination British Columbia 
and Tourism Whistler.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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6 Responses to “Whistler Village”

  1. Angela (@angelatravels11)
    January 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    I am heading up to Whistler in March. I hope there is lots of snow to hit the slopes. It looks like you had a great time. Your pictures make me even more excited for the food and atmosphere.
    Angela (@angelatravels11) recently posted..Must See Banff Winter Attractions

    • Seattle Dredge
      January 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

      Ooh, I bet you’ll have an awesome time. There should be plenty of snow in March and I’ve still got tons of mountain/snowy photos to post before then to keep you excited 😀

  2. Ryan
    January 18, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    Holy crap…food porn gasmic photos. *drools* …Whistler looks freakin’ stunning, definitely going to have to hit it up for snowboarding at some point.
    Ryan recently posted..How I survived the bumbling bus from Bangkok to Phuket

    • Seattle Dredge
      January 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

      haha now I know how to lure you back to Canada :p

  3. Jamie
    January 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    I’ve heard of so many Australians going here for their working holiday visas, I heard it was nice, but never realized just how gorgeous it really was!

    • Seattle Dredge
      January 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

      Well you heard right about the Australians, haha, Whistler might as well be the seventh state of Oz. But yeah, so gorgeous.

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