Whistler resort has many excellent options to choose from when visiting the mountains resort during the Winter season. Below is an example 7 day Winter itinerary that can show you what is possible and provides you with ideas to create your own.
2:00pm: On your way towards Whistler, be sure to stop in Squamish at the Sea to Sky Gondola where you will enjoy some breathtaking mountain views of the Stawamus Chief. Take the chance to stretch your legs and walk around Shannon Falls. Squamish is an ideal place to stock up on groceries for your week away from home. Insiders Tip: Shop at Walmart or Independent Grocers as Whistler can be on the pricier side for groceries.
4:00pm: You have arrived at your vacation rental home! Head straight to your check-in location where you may ask our friendly staff any questions you may have.
5:00pm: Walk along the village stroll. Most pub establishments in Whistler will allow minors (under 19) to participate in après accompanied by an adult however, they will need to vacate after dinner. The Keg is a family friendly restaurant. If dad wanted to catch a sports team viewing, he can do so by heading down the steps into the Kegs’ pub Brandy’s with ample TV space while the rest of the family enjoy a nice meal in the restaurant section. Insider Tip: Order the Top Sirloin –this steak will not disappoint!
8:00pm: Make your way to your home-away-from-home for a restful nights sleep.
8:00am: Create a breakfast in your suite with all the ingredients you selected from yesterday’s grocery shop in Squamish.
9:00am: Grab your winter gear; you will be going snowmobiling with Canadian Wilderness today! Be sure to check into the Carleton building for your 9:30am Callaghan Cruiser tour. Insider Tip: Try the Blackcomb Mountain Safari or Yukon Breakfast Options for those seeking a little more adventure.
1:30pm: Grab homemade lunch at Ingris Café- it’s a locals’ favorite!
2:00pm: Go for a cross country ski around the trails surrounding Lost Lake. Head to the Passivhaus Cross Country Connection to rent a pair of cross country skis and explore the extensive trail network. You’ll have the option to rent skate skiing equipment here as well if you feel like trying something new
4:30pm: Exhausted yet? Take yourself back to your Vacation rental.
6:00pm: Take yourself to the Rimrock café in Creekside, this little gem might look small from the outside but its seafood and Canadian cuisine will have you wanting to come back for more!
8:00pm: As you head back “home”, take a rest in your vacation rental swimming pool or hot tub, or settle in for a movie in your suite.
6:30am: It’s going to be a long day! Today will be Fresh Tracks buffet breakfast so you’ll want to get an early start. Our Recommendation: upload the Whistler Gondola between 7:15-7:45am on a regular day. Pro Tip: on a powder day, you will want to be lined up no later then 6:30am as they only allow the first 650 people up on the mountain.
8:00AM: Fuel up with scrumptious buffet food. Insiders Tip: Try not to fill-up on the potatoes as they are delightful!
8:30am: They have rung the bell! Get out there and ski/snowboard! You will get the first crack at the snow runs for the day!
11:30am: Hungry from all the shredding? Find yourself on Blackcomb? Stop in at Rendezvous or Glacier Creek for some scrumptious eats! Find yourself on Whistler? Stop in at Roundhouse or Chic Pea for various on-mountain dinning options.
2:30pm: Feeling the burn yet? Are those legs turning into jelly? Head to GLC, as you will get a chance to sip on tasty drinks all while watching everyone else descend down the mountain.
Pro tip: If you’re in a younger crowd- Longhorns has an après DJ who will make you get up off your chair and let the music rhythm take you away.
5:00pm: If you haven’t moved yet and the beats have you entranced, don’t panic! There are plenty of food options at both Longhorns and GLC Bar & Grill.
7:00PM: Weather looking a little gloomy outside or just feel like you’ve had too much fresh air for the day? Try Escape Whistler to feed that curious brain of yours! Escape various rooms to see if you’ve got what it takes to break the codes within 45 minutes!
8:00PM: You’ve had a long first day on the mountain. Relax and cuddle up on the couch with your favorite book.
9:30am: Treat yourself to a bit of a sleep in. You’ve had full adventure filled days! Whip up a fry-up to suit your hearts’ desire.
10:30 am: Head up the mountain. Day two of your winter alpine adventures on the mountains! Hit up your favorite runs from the previous day or adventure around to find new runs.
12:00pm: You’re killing it! You’ve worked hard with all the snow carving! Stop and take a break at any one of the on-mountain lodges.
3:30pm: Get those last few laps in before the mountain closes for the day.
4:30pm: Après Après Après. Treat yourself to a nice tasty beverage accompanied by beats and soothing fire flames. Merlin’s is a 10 foot walk if you find yourself at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, and Blacks Pub happens to be a 20 foot walk from the base of Whistler Mountain.
6:00pm: Hungry yet? Feel like a stir-fry? Head to Mongolie Grill. Here you can choose from a wide variety of food options to have the skilled chefs cook up your personalized feast right in front of your eyes! Insiders Tip: Try not to stock up on too many heavy sauces; your meal will be weighed!
9:00PM: Feel like catching some live music? Head over to the Dubh Linn Gate and check out Ruckus Deluxe who play regularly year round.
7:45am: It’s about time somebody else did the cooking at breakfast! You deserve it! Make your way to Elements Urban Tapas Parlour for a little treat. Insider Tip: Do yourself a favor and order the stuffed French toast –it is to die for!
9:00am: Take a Dog Sledding excursion with Canadian – where the fluffy tailed canines will take you through the Callahan valley.
12:00pm: The tour has finished. Head back to your Whistler vacation rental. Whip up some sandwiches and smoothies to fuel you for the rest of your day.
2:30pm Head to Olympic plaza to try out your skating skills. Don’t have skates? No problem, you can rent them here for $6.00.
4:00pm: After a day of dog sledding and skating, you will probably want take a rest. For those aged 19 and above, head to the Scandinave Spa for some proper hydrotherapy by soaking and relaxing in their thermal pools or reading a book in their various solariums. Alternate option for the kids would be staying at the Olympic Plaza to participate in Family Après which runs Monday and Wednesdays in the winter. Be sure to check out when all the fun starts! Pro tip: When at the Scandinave Spa, have a light healthy snack accompanied with an espresso based coffee in the on-site Bistro
7:00pm Head back to your vacation rental. Cook up a delicious dinner in the comfort of a fully-equipped kitchen to cook anything you desire.
8:00am: Pamper yourself with a healthy and nourishing breakfast. Prepare all of the fresh berries from the other day’s grocery shop paired with flavored yogurt of your choice garnished with a sprinkle of scrumptious granola.
9:00am: A trip to Whistler would not be complete without a ziplining excursion with Superfly. Head to 4293 Mountain Square with our friends at Superfly to book your adventure filled zip lining course.
12:00pm: Grab a customized burger at Spliz Grill. Insider Tip: Arguably Whistler’s best burger joint in town!
1:30pm: Head to the Coca Cola Tube Park for some family tubing fun! Here you will find 4 different tracks varying in speed to satisfy those adventure seekers!
3:30pm: Make your way back to your vacation rental for some much deserved relaxation – spend some time by the pool with a book or prepare a cheese platter and drinks to enjoy on the patio.
6:00pm: For a tasty taco or burrito in town, head to La Cantina. We dare you to eat the burrito in one serving!
8:00pm: Not stuffed yet? Take the family for a village stroll to check out some of the shops, and grab an ice cream at Cows. Insiders Tip: Mooey Gooey flavored ice cream will leave you wanting more!
8:30am: Unfortunately all good things must come to an end. But not before spoiling yourself a little more! Treat yourself to breakfast at Southside Diner. Don’t forget to indulge yourself with their delicious creamy milkshakes! Insiders Tip: get the Big Ass Pancake.. it’s a must!
10:00am: It is time to check out of your vacation rental home. Our friendly Guest Services staff will store your bags away until it is time for you to drive out of town and head back to your next destination.
10:30am: Take a walk down the village stroll towards the Olympic Plaza. Enjoy some delectable treats at Purebread. Insiders tip: Salted Caramel slice or Ooey Gooey are crowd favorites! Can’t go wrong with either delicious choice!
12:00pm: Make your way back up the stroll, maybe doing a little souvenir shopping along the way. It’s time to head out of Whistler and hopefully you’ll be back very soon!
The GLC Bar and Grill
(604) 962 2288
Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub
Table Nineteen Lakeside Eatery
Cinnamon Bear Bar
La Cantina Urban Taco Bar
(604) 875 9711
Purebread Whistler Village
Squamish: (604) 815-0733
Whistler: (604) 932-3545
Squamish: (604) 898-6815
Whistler: (604) 932-1128
Save on Foods Squamish
The Grocery Store Whistler
Lost Lake Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Plaza Skating
(604) 935-7529 ext. 3
Coca Cola Tube Park
(888) 403 4727
Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park