If you’re planning a bachelorette party, birthday, or relaxing getaway and it involves a group of girls Whistler is the place to be. For years women from around BC (and the world for that matter) have gathered in Whistler to celebrate their achievements, milestones and special moments. From a four season outdoor playground to world-class dining, nightlife, spas and shopping Whistler for a girl’s trip really is a no brainer. Here are our top suggestions on how to spend a girl’s weekend in Whistler.
Want to indulge?
Food lovers look no further then Whistler for your weekend away. Whether you’re seeking fine dining, trendy tapas, creative culinary masterpieces or casual fare Whistler has something to please all pallets. Restaurants like Araxi, the Bearfoot Bistro and Rimrock Café offer fine dining prepared by internationally recognized chefs in elegant and ambient settings. Stonesedge Kitchen, just steps from the Village stroll, features creative and healthy versions of your favourite comfort foods. For a more low-key dining experience Southside Diner in Whistler Creekside is fun, funky and the food is delicious too (especially after a big night out!). The patios of the Longhorn Saloon and Tapley’s are other great spots to spend a sunny afternoon with the gals.
Seeking some relaxation?
A girl’s weekend is not complete without some time spent relaxing. Whistler offers a myriad of ways to do this but our favourites are Scandinave Spa and Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa. Scandinave Spa offers a Nordic style experience and alongside the spa menu, guests can rejuvenate and refresh in the hydrotherapy baths. Set amongst pristine west coast forest the spa features a series of hot baths, saunas and steam rooms, cold plunge pools and relaxation areas (think lazing in hammocks, chilling out by a fire or relaxing in a sun lounger). This invigorating experience will relax the body, soothe the soul and calm the mind. Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa is a great option if you want to be pampered head to toe. Offering full body treatments featuring massages, facials and scrubs you and your girlfriends can bliss out as all your tensions melt away.
Ready to shake a leg?
Take your pick from a multitude of dance floors in Whistler to bust out your favourite moves. Whether it’s 80’s music, electronic, top 40 or R&B- there will be something in Whistler to get your toes tapping. Our favourites include Buffalo Bills, which is a Whistler institution and is popular with the 30 something crowd. Playing top 40 and classic hits ‘Bills’ will be just what you need to let your hair down and find your groove. Garfinkles is another legendary spot which features epic live music events, top party hits and a huge dancefloor. Lovingly referred to as ‘Garfs’, it is a must visit night spot for those in their 20s or 30s.
Time for adventure?
Every season in Whistler offers a host of adventure activities for girls wishing to get outdoors and explore. In the winter skiing and riding are obvious choices but snow-mobile tours, sleighrides, helicopter tours and dog sledding are also fun activities. In summer time the alpine and valley open up to some of the best hiking on the continent. Those looking for more adventure might try downhill mountain biking, zip lining, ATVing or white water rafting.
Whistler truly has it all when it comes to spending a girl’s weekend away. With world-class food, nightlife, spas and adventure what more could you ask for? To save money on your Whistler getaway make sure to get yourself a copy of the Whistler Adventure Passport, your ideal travel companion and ticket to over $1000 savings on dining, tours, retail and activities during your stay!