Do you want to have an affordable, memorable spring experience in Whistler?
Well, May offers the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy just that.
It’s the perfect time to enjoy the last of the snow-capped mountains, take part in summer sports, and enjoy the raw beauty of the lakes, valleys, and culture. And, to make it even better, there are a ton of spring accommodation deals you can snap up, too.
Throw in a festival, special dining offers, incredible relaxation, and you have the perfect weekend break just outside of Vancouver.
Here are just some of the spring activities that you can enjoy in Whistler this May.
When all the other mountains have closed for the season, you can still enjoy the adrenaline rush of skiing or snowboarding down Blackcomb Mountain this spring. And you don’t have to limit your day to skiing, as you can also go hiking, biking, paddle boarding, play golf, or run when you’re finished on the slopes. The longer daylight hours in May make it the perfect time for multi-sport enthusiasts to visit as the lakes are calling and Whistler’s Mountain Bike Park opens.
May brings the Great Outdoors Festival (GO Fest) to Whistler for its fourth year. Taking place on the Victoria Day long weekend, GO Fest features a whole host of events for you to attend celebrating the great outdoors, many of them free. This means open-air concerts, sports, art displays, and film showings will be popping up around the bustling village.
The Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride also takes place over the May long weekend. It’s a feast for the senses that takes 70 cyclists on a 70 kilometre journey through scenic areas of Whistler and the Callaghan Valleys, before finishing up with a well-deserved meal.
When it comes to dining out in Whistler, there’s plenty of options. You can keep it casual during the day and hit up an outdoor patio for lunch, have drinks and pub grub with the après ski gang, or make the most of the acclaimed restaurant scene at night. There’s something for everyone, and you’ll be able to save money on eating out with the May in Whistler special dining offers. Cheaper food – now who could argue with that?
Because there’s so much to fit in, you’ll want more than one day to experience Whistler this spring. And with a range of hotels offering affordable accommodation deals from $99 this May, you might even extend your stay a little longer.
Taking a weekend trip to Whistler this May means you can enjoy some quiet time away in the height of spring, with an abundance of outdoor sports and activities to choose from.
And you don’t have to rush back to Vancouver because you can stay in Whistler for less. Cue immense excitement for weekends in May.
When: May 1 to 31, 2017
Where: Various Whistler restaurants
More information: Visit Tourism Whistler online
When: May 19 to 22, 2017
Where: Whistler Village – Blackcomb Way
Tickets: Prices for events vary. Tickets available through Go Fest