Living in Vancouver, we are always ready for a road trip to Whistler! It's the perfect little escape from the city, and we recently visited for just a short 24 hours with Whistler's Crystal Lodge. Whether you stay for a day or a week, there's so much to explore in Whistler, and this trip we got to try a few new things too!
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We hit the road with our bestie Lindsay from Treasures & Travels blog and started the trip by venturing through Squamish.
We often find ourselves stopping the whole way to Whistler, no matter how many times we visit. Alta Lake and Lost Lake are two of our favourite spots to visit in both winter and summer for the epic scenery and calm water.
When we got to Whistler, we ended up visiting the gorgeous Audain Art Museum for the first time!
The museum is a mesmerizing display of art from local BC artists. The architecture of the museum is stunning and very forest-like, reflecting the presence within. We definitely recommend visiting, especially if you're a BC local and looking for something new to do in Whistler!
While in Whistler, we stayed at the Crystal Lodge, which is the perfect spot to stay within the village if you're wanting to be close to everything! We finally got to visit Basalt, a wine and salumeria located upstairs/above the hotel facing the village.
We were obsessed with the charcuterie boards and cocktails, specifically the Bour•geoi•sie that features St Germain Elderflower Liquor, Gordon's Gin, Orange Marmalade, Lemon Juice and Sparking Wine. We also loved their selection of wines, including some of our favourite wine from BC's Okanagan like Covert Farm's Rose and MoonCurser's Syrah.
Where to Stay in Whistler Village
We had never experienced staying right in the thick of the village, and we loved our stay at Crystal Lodge, with windows facing the mountains and village walkways. We didn't hear a sound all night, and really enjoyed our cozy and minimal room. We also enjoyed a Vegan Scramble and Egg's Benedict from the Wild Wood Pacific Bistro, which was voted the #1 Brunch spot in Whistler.
In the morning, we woke up and found ourselves going up the gondola as every local usually does. The Peak2Peak gondola is our favourite adventure to satisfy that craving for snow on a time crunch. The glass bottoms are very romanticizing, if you're not afraid of heights!
After taking in the snow and beautiful day, it was time for aprés and a local beer at Beacon's Pub & Eatery, along with deep-fried pickles and massive Caesar's served in a boot glass. Sooo yum!
We had such a fun 24 hours in Whistler village! Looking for more things to do in Whistler? Check out our Whistler City Guide!
This post is in partnership with Crystal Lodge