*** Kindly note that we no longer have a partnership with Xplorie offering the free activities. Stay tuned for new offerings in the near future. ***
Inspiration for your Next Whistler Adventure!
This summer, there are lake days, picturesque hikes, beer drinking and axe throwing in the cards. As travel and tourism gradually re-opens, Harmony Whistler Vacations will be here for you so that you can feel at home in the mountains again. This week we are featuring Taluswood as part of our ‘Whistler Vacation Inspiration.’
Feel at Home in the Mountains in 'Taluswood'"
Enjoy all the comforts of home in this spacious and beautifully renovated 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom townhome, perfect for you, your significant other and 2 other couples. An abundance of windows and vaulted ceilings allow for big sky mountain views with a wood-burning fireplace to complete the alpine setting. Come home after a day exploring the mountains to soak in your private sunken hot tub. Take advantage of the full-sized chef’s kitchen for those evenings you would rather stay in for a home-cooked meal or to enjoy a quick breakfast to energize before heading out to enjoy all that Whistler has to offer. The front deck just off of the kitchen / living area is set up with a BBQ and outdoor patio furniture for those wonderful summer evenings. There is one bedroom on the main floor featuring a queen size bed. Upstairs you will find the hot tub, master bedroom and third bedroom. The master bedroom features a king size bed along with its own gas fireplace and a beautiful big en-suite with double vanity, walk-in shower, and separate tub. A third bedroom is fitted with a double bed. This is the perfect retreat for a perfect Whistler vacation.
Jump into the Weekend
Photo Credit: Whistler Bungee
Before reaching your home in Whistler, you stop at Whistler Bungee (just off of highway 99) to start your adventurous weekend.
Whistler Bungee is regarded as one of the most scenic bungee jumping sites in the world and provides an exhilarating, adrenaline filled rush by jumping 160ft (50 meters) over the glacial fed Cheakamus River.
Local Tip: If your significant other is up for it, Whistler Bungee offers a tandem jump where both of you can jump together, provided your combined weight does not exceed 300lbs.
Afternoon Shopping on the Stroll
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane
After you and your friend’s have unpacked and explored the features of your home, you drive into the main Village for some afternoon shopping and sightseeing.
Local Tip: Make sure to check out 3 Singing Birds at the end of the Village stroll. This little shop is filled with unique treasures crafted for local artisans and handcrafted products.
Dinner - Stonesedge Kitchen
Photo Credit: Stonesedge Kitchen
After you have perused through the village shops, you head over to Stonesedge Kitchen for dinner on their patio. Stonesedge Kitchen embraces rustic elegance, effortless charm, and is polished without being fussy. Discreetly tucked away off the Village stroll it is the perfect place to catch up and plan the rest of your weekend over dinner.
Local Tip: Pair one of their creative cocktails with a charcuterie board which features a fresh selection of cured meats, premium cheeses, gibbons après lager beer mustard, crostini, pickles, red pepper relish and truffle honey.
You’re starting to feel at home in the mountains on Friday morning as you cook up a hearty breakfast before your day of hiking. The open kitchen, dining and living plan makes it easy to socialize and prepare breakfast.
Panorama Ridge Hike
Photo Credit: Randy Tarampi
After an early rise and a protein filled breakfast, you pack a picnic and slip into your hiking shoes for a full day of hiking the amazing Panorama Ridge trail. This 30km round-trip trail takes you through forests filled with Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir trees, meadows full of beautiful wildflowers, and rewards you with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views you could imagine at the summit.
Local Tip: We recommend getting to the beginning of the trail (Rubble Creek parking lot) around 7am or 8am as it typically takes around 10 hours round trip to complete.
Alternative Hike: If you are looking for a shorter hike, Whistler and the surrounding area has something suitable for everyone. We recommend Rainbow Falls.
Dinner - Functional Pie Pizzeria
Photo Credit: Brett Jordan
After completing one of Whistler’s most epic hikes, its time to pick up dinner.
Functional Pie Pizzeria, located in Function Junction, keeps true to pizza’s origins by providing products that focus on simplicity, freshness and contain high-quality ingredients.
After you pick up your pizza’s, it’s time to head home for a relaxing evening with your friends.
Local Tip: Functional Pie Pizzeria offers an option to build your own pizza with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
Relax and Rejuvenate in your Private Hot Tub
After an exhilarating and long day of hiking it’s time to unwind in your own private hot tub, complete with a lush forest setting.
Southside Diner Brunch
Photo Credit: Southside Diner
After a huge day yesterday, you head over to The Southside Diner to fill up for another adventurous day.
Local Tip: Our staff favourite is the breakfast poutine – 2 poached eggs, diced sausage, bacon, onion, homefries, cheese curds, gravy and hollandaise sauce. This breakfast favourite keeps you full well into the afternoon.
Take in the Views on your SUP
Photo Creds: Tourism Whistler/ Mirae Campbell
After breakfast you head over to Wayside Park where you have reserved an hour SUP rental at Whistler Eco Tours as part of our FREE Activities package. The calm waters of Alta Lake and the impressive views make it the perfect place for Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
Photo Credit: Forged Axe
Its time to follow up your lake time with Axe throwing at Forged Axe. Your competitive edge and inner lumberjack will swing into overdrive when learning the art of Axe throwing. The friendly and experienced staff at Forged Axe Throwing will ensure you have the most fun possible with a variety of different challenges.
Local Tip: We recommend booking ahead as this is a very popular activity and books up fast!
Whistler Brewing Company
Photo Creds: Tourism Whistler/ Justa Jeskova
After a competitive afternoon of Axe throwing, you head over to Whistler Brewing Company for some authentic, handcrafted artisan beers. This 100% BC owned brewery offers a wide range of beers including lager, IPA and their seasonal Grapefruit Ale. After you’ve picked your favourite one, grab a growler of it for tonight’s BBQ dinner.
On your way home, make sure to stop in at Creekside Market to pick up all of your BBQ essentials.
Local Tip: Not sure which beer to pick? Whistler Brewing Company offers flights for taste testing before committing to one of their many delicious beers they have on tap.
Dinner - BBQ at Home
Photo Credit: Joshua Kantarges
As your last evening in Whistler draws to an end, you fire up the BBQ, crack open the growler you collected from Whistler Brewing Company and reminisce with your friend’s about the amazing weekend you just experienced.
CAMP Lifestyle + Coffee Co.
On your journey down the Sea to Sky you stop into CAMP Lifestyle + Coffee Co. for your morning coffee and treat before heading home.
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao
One Last Adventure – Porteau Cove
Photo Credit: Lluc Tribolet/Unsplash
Get out, take in the fresh ocean air and stretch your legs in beautiful Porteau Cove.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
There is so much to do and see in Whistler that one weekend will not be enough. Stay tuned next week for more Inspiration for your Next Whistler Adventure featuring Tyndall Stone Lodge!
Operating since 2014, Harmony Whistler Vacations is Whistler’s locally owned & operated boutique Vacation Management company. We are dedicated to helping guests discover their inner adventure through our CONCIERGE SERVICES and 24 /7 support to deliver the perfect Whistler vacation. We manage over 60 vacation VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES in Whistler and carry the highest standards for our homes. Our small team will always provide unparalleled service and deliver a personable experience for our guests. Our goal is to make you feel at home in the mountains so that you can create lifelong memories with family and friends