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Tyndall Stone Lodge
Inspiration for your Next Whistler Adventure!
This summer, there are bike rides, beautiful waterfalls and ATVing 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 Tyndall Stone Lodge as part of our ‘Whistler Vacation Inspiration.’
Feel at Home in the Mountains in 'Tyndall Stone Lodge'
This spacious 2 bedroom plus loft condo has all of the amenities of home with a cozy Whistler feel, perfect for you, your family and your small dog! The living area has high ceilings for a spacious feel and large windows for lots of natural light. The main balcony has mountain & celebration plaza views. There is a fully equipped kitchen to save on dining out and cooking homely meals. There is also an in-suite washer/dryer complete with complimentary washing powder for your convenience. The living area has a large sofa that converts into a bed and armchairs to relax in at the end of the day. There is also a glass dining table just off of the living area that seats 4. The master bedroom boasts a king bed and en-suite, and the second bedroom a queen bed with an attached bathroom. The lofted area is furnished with double bunk beds and new privacy shutters!
Whistler is a pet friendly resort and so is 305 Tyndall Stone Lodge. Well behaved pets under 50Ibs are welcomed. If bringing a pet, please refer to our tour below for a full description of our pet policy.
After you and you family have had a chance to unpack, you make your way to the Upper Village where you pick up your daily bike rentals, part of your FREE activity included in your stay at Harmony Whistler Vacations. Arbutus Routes is a full-service Whistler bike shop dedicated to providing you premium service and a high-end bike rental selection.
Tyndall Stone Lodge even offers bike storage for your stay!
Located in the Olympic plaza and just steps from the home, you, your family and your furry friend head down to the Olympic playground for some fun before dinner.
Dinner - La Cantina
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Dinner tonight is Tacos! You leave your family and go grab take away dinner from La Cantina.
La Cantina offers authentic Mexican street food with a modern twist.
Local Tip: Our staff favourite is of course the tacos! Pair these with Jarritos Mexican Pop for a tasty dinner.
Dessert - Cows
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What better way to end your first day than with ice cream. Once you have finished your taco dinner, you and your family take your dog for a walk over to COWS Creamery for some ice cream. COWS Ice Cream is handmade and made of the highest quality ingredients.
Local Tip: Cow’s Creamery offers more than just ice cream. Check out their apparel items and candy in the retail section of their store.
You’re starting to feel at home in the mountains on Friday morning as you, your family and dog head out the door to take a little drive up to Pemberton.
Don’t forget to pack your bikes, bathing suits and closed toed shoes!
Breakfast – Alpine Cafe
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On your way out of Whistler, you stop in at Alpine Cafe for some delicious take away breakfast and coffee.
Alpine Cafe has been owned and operated since 2004 offering homemade soups, baked goods, cooked breakfasts, hearty lunches and dinner specials.
Local Tip: We recommend calling ahead to order your takeout, that way it is ready for you when you arrive.
Photo Credit: Bridgette Bond
Just before arriving in Pemberton, you pull into the parking lot for the trail to Nairn Falls. This easy 3km round-trip hike leads to an impressive waterfall with two viewing platforms.
Local Tip: We recommend giving yourself about 1.5 hours to complete this trail roundtrip. Please also remember all dogs do need to be on their leash on this trail.
One Mile Lake
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About 2km down the road from Nairn Falls, located just at the entrance to Pemberton, is One Mile Lake. This lake is a great spot for swimming, dog walking, biking and lounging. The options are endless!
Stop in here with your family for a pedal around and a dip in the lake before lunch.
Lunch - Mile One Eating House
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After a nice little pedal around One Mile lake (and maybe a little swim), it’s time for lunch. You head into the village of Pemberton to Mile One Eating House for a mouthwatering meal and picturesque views of Mount Currie.
One of the best features of Mile One Eating house is that their patio is pet friendly! If you choose seating at their picnic tables that are not licensed for alcohol, your pet can be right at your feet. If you choose to have alcohol, you’ll need to be in their licensed patio area, but at a table that is along the railings. Your pet can be still beside you, but just secured to the perimeter so they’re not really in the dining area. And of course, they require that your pet is leashed at all times.
Local Tip: Our staff favourite is the Char Siu Pork sandwich – slow Roasted Fraser Valley pork belly, fried egg, grilled sweet onion, greens and mayo. Pair this with the Yukon Gold wedges for the perfect lunch.
Pemberton Brewing Company
Photo Credit: Bridgette Bond
Surrounded by the beautiful alpine peaks, Pemberton Brewing Company offers a variety of flavourful craft beers.
You and the family head over after lunch to check out their brand new outdoor patio, tasting room, try a flight and fill up a growler with one of their in-house brews.
Local Tip: Pemberton Brewing Company is kid and pet friendly! They do ask you to tie your pet on the other side of the patio and please keep your pet leashed at all times.
Pemberton Farmer's Market
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Before leaving Pemberton, you stop in at the Farmer’s Market.
Pemberton Farmer’s Market offers organic veggies, fruits, fresh cut flowers, healthy meats, home baked goodies, nutritious foods, exquisite pottery, relaxing massage and wholesome pet snacks.
Local Tip: Did you know Pemberton is the ‘Seed Potato Capital of North America’? Make sure to pick up a bag of these famous potatoes for tonight’s dinner.
Home Cooked Dinner
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After an adventurous day in Pemberton it’s time to head home to Whistler. You take your fresh produce goodies you found at the market and make a home cooked meal for you and your family. Don’t forget to crack open the growler you filled up at the Pemberton Brewing Company!
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Even though you want to, it’s hard to take your pet everywhere with you. Today your furry friend has a date with Whistler Dog Walkers. Your dog will have a great day out with one of their dedicated and experienced locals, who are friendly, professional and love animals.
Brunch - Elements
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Elements has been a Whistler local’s favourite since 2005. They never disappoint with ever-changing menus created with a commitment to local meats, produce, and seafood.
Once your pet has been picked up by the dog sitter, it’s time to enjoy Element’s brunch menu.
Local Tip: Our staff favourite is their Stuffed French Toast – thick piece of French bread stuffed with honey ham and double cream brie, with real Canadian maple syrup.
Canadian Wilderness Adventures ATV Tour
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After a filling brunch at Elements, you drive to Canadian Wilderness Adventures base camp area in the Callaghan Valley for an afternoon of ATVing.
Canadian Wilderness Adventures will introduce you to the sport of ATVing in a safe and exciting environment. Discover Blackcomb Mountain the “Canadian” way. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Whistler Valley and snowcapped peaks of the Coast Mountain Range.
Local Tip: We recommend booking ahead as this is a very popular activity and books up fast!
And don’t forget your camera!
On your way back down through the Callaghan Valley, take a detour to one of Whistler’s most spectacular waterfalls, Alexander Falls. The waterfall is easy to access by car and the viewing platform is right next to the parking lot, so no walking or hiking is required.
Dinner - The Village Chippy/ Poutine on Main
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The Village Chippy / Poutine on Main offer traditional British fish & chips, gourmet burgers with chunky fries and Poutines of all kinds! They have something for everyone, making tonight’s dinner an easy one.
One Last Adventure – Bayly Park
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Before leaving Whistler, it’s time for one last adventure. Bayley Park is located in Cheakamus Crossing and features a playground for your kids and an ‘off-leash’ area for your dog. This is great place to spend time with your family and let your dog play freely.
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
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