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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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Whistler Master Thread
« on: July 07, 2011, 03:02:53 PM »
Let's get some recommendations for places to stay, things to do during the summer months in Whistler! Thanks!

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 06:48:07 PM »
Let's get some recommendations for places to stay, things to do during the summer months in Whistler! Thanks!

I was there in the summer once like 10 or 11 years ago. We climbed a snow-capped mountain, the views were breathtaking.
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2011, 01:45:42 AM »
I was in Wistler about 5 years ago in the summer.  We stayed at the Westin, which was very nice at the time.  It's right in the village, so its convenient to walk places from there.  If I recall correctly, its also near a chair lift where people (covered head-toe in body armor) bring their mountain bikes up the mountain to ride down.

I didn't spend that much time there, as we were only there from erev shabbos till sunday morning, but we did walk to the upper village shabbos afternoon and watched the zip-liners and bungee jumping (the ones where  you're in a harness and just jump really high).

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 02:17:08 AM »
The peak to peak gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb is a must.
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 09:32:48 AM »
What did u guys do for food? What else is there to do?

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 12:53:54 PM »
On my trip to Whistler, we got some food before driving out from Vancouver, and also from the local markets where there are plenty of packaged products with a hechsher.

On the drive from Vancouver to Whistler, stop at Shannon Falls (nice, very high falls, just a few minute walk from parking area). That's just south of Stawamus Chief which has some intense hikes to beautiful views. On a nice day, you may want to rent a motorboat from Horseshoe Bay.

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 10:14:35 PM »
For those who have been to Whistler in the summer, would you be able to post some of the things you recommend?

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 05:14:30 PM »
Spending two days in whistler what is a must see/do

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 06:12:42 PM »
Spending two days in whistler what is a must see/do
I hope you have better weather than me. I wanted to go up to the information desk and say "I heard you have mountains here, can you point out to me where they are" but my wife said it would be a chillul Hashem. Peak 2 peak gondola is apparently a must (hopefully we'll be back), the test are outdoors activities. Zipline, ropes course, bungee, white water rafting, ATVing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking. All a matter of personal preference
We enjoyed white water rafting on the elaho-squamish river. Good rafting, unbelievable views
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 09:20:17 PM »
Zipline, ropes course, bungee, white water rafting, ATVing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking.
All these are out of the Village of Whistler or at the top of the mountians or do I have to drive away from there?
We enjoyed white water rafting on the elaho-squamish river. Good rafting, unbelievable views
Who did you use as outfitters, or do I not have options

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 09:48:28 PM »
All these are out of the Village of Whistler or at the top of the mountains or do I have to drive away from there?

the companies are all based in whistler. They'll drive you the ten minutes wherever you need to go (besides for rafting which is further)

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Who did you use as outfitters, or do I not have options
There are three options, I used Canadian outback. This is the most intense rafting they do. It was good, not great (7.5/10).
We did it on the way up to whistler as it's half way between Vancouver and whistler (from squamish). it's still about an hour bus ride from there and them around 2.5-3 hours on the river. This was the only company that didn't stop for lunch
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 09:56:03 PM »
We stayed at the first tracks lodge in whistler. While it may not come with the amenities of a big chain hotel it was great. All the rooms are suites with full kitchens, big living room and bathroom.
Really well appointed
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 11:17:08 PM »
Is there anything infant (15 months) friendly to do in whistler? Can you take a stroller up the gondola and just walk around up top on some nice walking trails? Anything in the village thats a must see and infant friendly?
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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 11:35:12 PM »
Anyone do jet boating? If so, what are your thoughts?

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Re: Whistler Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2013, 11:39:42 AM »
Anyone ever did rappeling/rock climbing in whistler/squamish?