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WHISTLER DURING SUMMER

Whistler is a little town, with an incredible mountain with a lot of things to do over the summer, I really fell in love with this village, the views from up the mountain are spectacular.

 

If you are an expert on the bike, you should try the bike park, Whistler is the best mountain to do this, to go up the lifts, and go downhill on their many trails, you can rent all the equipment, a down hill bike, helmet and full range of armour, I was traveling with my kids so I couldn’t do this activity but instead, we rented some bikes to go sightseeing, and found lots of different trails, from cross country to recreational bikes to cruise over 40 kms of paved valley routes. There are 3 different lakes that I really recommend going, all three have a park where you can rest, take a swim, and have a little snack. The first, and closest one is Lost lake, then you can head to Alta lake, and then Green Lake, this last one is the farthest but it is my favorite, with the mountains full of trees, you can smell the thin air, and just be around the nature.

 

Of course it is  a long ride, I did this in two days, I went to lost lake and Alta Lake and the next day I headed to Green Lake.

There are lots of places in the village either in Blackcomb Mountain or Whistler Village, where you can choose from recreational bikes, cross country, road bikes, the rates go from $20 CAD to $70 CAD, depending on what kind of bike you are looking for.

 

If you are the kind of guy who likes the adrenaline, the Zipline (Zipterek ecotours) is a must, there are a couple of lines, that can adapt your needs, the best one is the Sasquatch, with a 2 km distance with exhilarating views. If you have kids 6 years and older there is a Line that you can go.

A walk in the village is a must, there are specialty stores, cafes, restaurants.

There is adventure for everybody, you can take the Gondola Up to do some hiking, and take the peak to peak gondola, and experience amazing views, take some pics.  If you don’t want to spend your money on the gondola ticket you could also do some hiking, down the mountain, on the different trails and get to Lost Lake.

 

Where to stay.

We stayed at the Four Seasons, on an incredible junior suite; we had a terrace overlooking the forest, where we had a delicious breakfast. It is a very nice hotel with incredible service.   This hotel is close to Blackcomb Mountain, you still have to walk like 10 min to get to Whistler Village, which during the summer it is a nice walk.   Of course we booked in advance so we got an amazing rate.

If you are looking to stay closer to Whistler Village I recommend the Westin Hotel, I have stayed here many times I love it during the winter as it is very close to the slopes and it has ski-in ski-out https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ysewi-the-westin-resort-and-spa-whistler/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

The Hilton Hotel,  Pan Pacific, or Delta hotels are also a great option I haven’t stayed but they have great location and I’ve read on trip advisor good reviews. The rooms are  like condos, so If you are traveling with friends or family, they can easily accommodate your party.

 

Where to eat.

After a long day of outdoor activities is time for a nice meal.

We had dinner at the SideCut, it is a steakhouse at the Four Seasons hotel, what I liked about this place is that when you order your steak, you can choose the way you would like to marinate your beef.  If you are not a beef lover, there are plenty delicious fish plates.  The side dishes are also a treat, you can´t miss the Rusted Squash, and the Brussels Sprouts. For dessert we had the delicious lemon tart, and the maple pudding, both were very very tasty!.

If you are in a mood for seafood, Rimrock Café,  is the place to go, reservations are recommended and you can do it online on: http://rimrockcafe.com.  From mussels to oysters, and lobster, or the fresh fish of the day cooked at your choice,  everything you order is going to be fresh and delicious.

 

 

 

We found an amazing Italian place it is the kind I like, small cozy and really homey food, Pasta Lupino  bakes their own pasta everyday, plus you can buy the pasta and sauce to go. We had an amazing dinner, leave room for dessert as their tiramisu is made daily. check it out on their website. http://www.pastalupino.com

A great place to have great pastries is purebred, they have like a pizza sandwich it has the pizza sauce and cheese when I am in whistler I have to go at least 2 times to eat this! and a lot of pastries to choose from!

 

 

 

 

 

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