As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Government of Canada is advising against non-essential travel outside the country until further notice.
Although this has left many with no choice other than to postpone international travel plans, it also provides a unique opportunity to rediscover the place we call home. BC stretches out over 944,735 square kilometres — it’s bigger than Germany and France combined.
Whistler, one of BC’s most famed and fascinating destinations, is incredibly easy to access for a vacation from Vancouver. It has also changed its pace to ensure guests can keep their passion for the mountains alive while rediscovering the area responsibly.
The beauty of exploring an outdoor haven like Whistler is that you have options for designing your days however you choose. Whether you plan on visiting the resort this month or next, you can enjoy fewer crowds and get the best value for your booking with a three-night stay (or longer) or by searching midweek dates with room rates starting from just $93 per night.
Whistler is inviting guests to return and adventure differently this summer — with safety top of mind. Businesses based in the resort, from shopping and cafe spots, to tours and cultural attractions, are operating with new safety protocols in place.
There is quite literally so much to see and do in Whistler that you’ll need more than a weekend to fit it all in. Taking your vacation at the resort midweek allows you to get a taste of hiking and outdoor activities, as well as some downtime by the glistening lakes in the area.
Many of Whistler’s dining establishments have reopened, complying with the highest standards of health and safety. And visiting midweek means you’ve got endless restaurant options for indulging in local fare al fresco or indoors in a spacious setting with limited capacity.
Experiencing alpine life comes with a bounty of benefits — particularly when it’s midweek. You can enjoy better value when the resort isn’t as busy. Enjoy less congestion on your way to and from Whistler, take a stroll through the Village while it’s quieter, and make the most of extra space on the trails and up the mountain.
It’s also possible to make Whistler your “home base” and work remotely during the week (with extraordinary views to fuel your creative juices). Unwind at the end of the workday with an activity of your choice, exploring the Valley Trail network by bike, or making a reservation at a local spa.
Whistler has free WiFi in select areas throughout the resort. This makes it easy to check your emails after dinner or when you wrap up a relaxing activity (paddleboarding pre-sunset?).
There’s something in Whistler for every kind of adventure seeker, nature enthusiast, and those who just need a little R&R during their summer vacation. If you need to change your getaway plans, don’t worry — flexible cancellation policies are in place for bookings made via Whistler.com.
For more information on the post-COVID-19 Whistler experience before your midweek trip and to see a full list of accommodations currently open for business, visit the Whistler Doors Open Directory.