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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 #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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« 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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« 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!

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« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2015, 10:24:53 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.
Whoa! You weren't kidding! Just checked on whistler sight, tickets are $55 per adult!

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2015, 11:53:11 PM »
Watching planes land in the harbor right now from my hotel room. Looks pretty cool!

Enjoy, but please remeber a TR with pictures.
Planning this exact trip.

How did you fly in ?

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2015, 12:02:52 AM »
Whoa! You weren't kidding! Just checked on whistler sight, tickets are $55 per adult!
Yup my family of four cost well over $100 (I think youngest was free). IMO definitely worth it. Keep in mind that things close pretty early even in the summer, like 4:30/5:00 and it takes about a half an hour to get up the mountain to the peak2peak. The big waterfall on the way up is a must see as well. There are also small little ones along the way, sometimes with a short hike to get to them...

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2015, 12:05:32 AM »
Watching planes land in the harbor right now from my hotel room. Looks pretty cool!
If you can afford it, definitely go for it IIRC it was abou $180 a person for the 45 min tour.

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2015, 01:11:01 AM »
Headed to Whistler tomorrow. We wanted to do the Peak2Peak and i saw there are options online for packages with other activities in the area. Anything else there worthwhile? What else must we do? Staying in the Westin for 2 days. Also, has anyone been to the vodka ice bar? Any way to get in for cheap? ::) TIA