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What to do:

On the way from Vancouver:
Sea to sky highway from Vancouver to Whistler
Sea to sky gondola, can hike up and take gondola down
River rafting in Squamish on elaho-squamish river with Canadian Outback (Ergel review in thread)
Scenic plane ride in Squamish with Glacier Air
Shannon Falls
Brandywine Falls
Panorama Ridge Hike in Lake Garibaldi in between Squamish and Whistler

In Whistler:
Peak to Peak gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb (get glass bottom car) - gondola up Whistler, Peak2Peak gondola to Blackcomb, can take shuttle to 7th heaven express where you catch a ski lift to see glaciers and snow, and can take a chairlift back down Blackcomb. (The bases of Whistler and Blackcomb are near each other.)
Alta Lake
High Note hike
Secret Lake (No parking. Leave car in Whistler and take the free shuttle.)
Walk around the village
Stawamus chief hikes/views
Horseshoe Bay boat rental
3 main outfitters for outdoor activities - Canadian Outback, whistlerguides.com
Zipline
Rock climbing
Rapelling
Ropes course
Bungee
ATVing
Mountain biking
Hikes
Glacier climbing
Kayaking the river of golden dreams
Vodka ice bar

Where to stay:

Westin
First Tracks Lodge (all rooms have kitchens)

Where to eat:

Bring food from Vancouver
Menchies Frozen Yogurt is Kosher - all containers either have OU or KSA. Normal recommendations of eating in a non-supervised ice cream store apply.
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2013, 10:27:10 PM »
If your coming from Vancouver I would just pick up on the way, dont think theres anything in whistler...

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2013, 11:00:25 PM »
Just curious, where are you staying in Whistler?
Im staying at the Westin.. Ive been there during the Winter season and loved it!
You could take the gondola up Whistler MT (blackcomb has a chair lift up) and there are deffinatly wide gravel walks around, I think you might even able to walk all the way down
Thanks so much- that's exactly what I wanted to know. Is there anything else in the village to do with a 15 month old?

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2013, 11:15:33 PM »
Im staying at the Westin.. Ive been there during the Winter season and loved it
I'm debating between

The Westin - 16K SPG (regular rooms aren't available, maybe call in and get for 12K) + $30 parking + Stay credit.


OR

The first tracks lodge whistler (TA number one rated hotel in whistler)
$159 all in (including parking) using a $50 expedia BRG coupon.

Any opinions?

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2013, 11:26:32 PM »
I'm debating between

The Westin - 16K SPG (regular rooms aren't available, maybe call in and get for 12K) + $30 parking + Stay credit.


OR

The first tracks lodge whistler (TA number one rated hotel in whistler)
$159 all in (including parking) using a $50 expedia BRG coupon.

Any opinions?

Hmm. tough call.. I already booked at the Westin for 12k.. When are you going?

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2013, 11:29:22 PM »
Hmm. tough call.. I already booked at the Westin for 12k.. When are you going?
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2013, 11:31:35 PM »
I'm debating between

The Westin - 16K SPG (regular rooms aren't available, maybe call in and get for 12K) + $30 parking + Stay credit.


OR

The first tracks lodge whistler (TA number one rated hotel in whistler)
$159 all in (including parking) using a $50 expedia BRG coupon.

Any opinions?

First tracks lodge was really nice, I would bet nicer than the Westin
is 16k spg + stay credit > $129 plus a nicer room?
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2014, 03:09:52 AM »
If I'm driving from YVR to Banff/Jasper is it worth stopping in Whistler?
i.e. Is there anything to see there that I can't see by Banff/Jasper? or is it all about the activities?

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2014, 10:29:27 AM »
If I'm driving from YVR to Banff/Jasper is it worth stopping in Whistler?
i.e. Is there anything to see there that I can't see by Banff/Jasper? or is it all about the activities?
First of all Whistler is not on the way, but I assume you know that. Second, IMO Whistler is about activities and scenery if you're in BC. It is not part of the Canadian Rockies like Banff and Jasper are. I'd skip it and just head straight to AB.

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2014, 05:22:21 PM »
First of all Whistler is not on the way, but I assume you know that. Second, IMO Whistler is about activities and scenery if you're in BC. It is not part of the Canadian Rockies like Banff and Jasper are. I'd skip it and just head straight to AB.
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"On the way" is all relative :) , though I probably should've said "detour to" instead of "stop in."

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2015, 09:01:11 AM »
Anyone know anything about this?

http://www.kosherwhistlertours.com/

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2015, 01:08:07 AM »
Anyone here over the next 2 days?

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2015, 11:17:50 PM »
Flying out tomorrow morning to YVR. I'm spending 4 days there. Is it worth it to drive up to Whistler? Oh, here's the catch: wife is 6 months pregs so pretty much any activity( zipline, rafting etc.) is out.
Is just the scenery worth the trip or can I get similar on Grouse?

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2015, 02:12:34 AM »
4 days in Vancouver is much. I would head up to whistler for a day
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2015, 02:25:09 AM »
Leave the night before so you have a full day. Driving back & forth in one day is a tad too much

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2015, 08:08:01 PM »
Leave the night before so you have a full day. Driving back & forth in one day is a tad too much
4 days in Vancouver is much. I would head up to whistler for a day
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2015, 08:36:30 PM »
Leave the night before so you have a full day. Driving back & forth in one day is a tad too much
It can deffinetly be done in a day, I did it. Leave Vancouver at 8-9 am and you have plenty of time. I was in a similar situation (2 little kids) so there wasn't much I could do there. In our situation I found the one day round trip to be perfect.

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2015, 08:39:38 PM »
I want to add definetly don't skip the peak2peak. It's bloody expensive, but worth it IMO. Get the glass bottom cars they are really cool. Oh and if you have the time and the money I would highly recommend a seaplane flight that tours around  Vancouver and the harbor. It's amazing.

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2015, 08:49:27 PM »
It can deffinetly be done in a day, I did it. Leave Vancouver at 8-9 am and you have plenty of time. I was in a similar situation (2 little kids) so there wasn't much I could do there. In our situation I found the one day round trip to be perfect.

Doable? Yes
Tiring & exhausting? Yes

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2015, 10:19:08 PM »
I want to add definetly don't skip the peak2peak. It's bloody expensive, but worth it IMO. Get the glass bottom cars they are really cool. Oh and if you have the time and the money I would highly recommend a seaplane flight that tours around  Vancouver and the harbor. It's amazing.
Watching planes land in the harbor right now from my hotel room. Looks pretty cool!