How to Spark Romance on Your Whistler Getaway
With the unlimited, stunning mountain views that British Colombia is famous for year-round, our world-class accommodation and endless food, beverage and activity options, there is no chance of being bored with your special someone in Whistler. Whether you are looking for a rejuvenating, relaxing Friday-Sunday or searching for a jam-packed weekend of crossing off bucket list items, a romantic Whistler getaway is sure to satisfy.
Romantic Accommodation in Whistler
Your vacation starts with your hotel, so you want to make sure to find the best spot. Many hotels offer special packages for couples, which means your memories begin before you even step foot outside the hotel.
Nita Lake Lodge is renowned for its beautiful lakeside views and has a few great options to tailor to the trip you’re looking for. Complete relaxation? Think about booking their Relaxation Package, which includes massages for two at their very own spa. Or, wake up to breakfast on the water with their bed and breakfast package.
Nita not only has beautiful suites, but also has a restaurant and bar right at your doorstep. It has the perfect combination of amenities for the best romantic Whistler getaway possible. Check out all Nita Lake Lodge has to offer here.
Pro Tip: Are you a BC resident? BC residents may be eligible for 20% off best available rates! No need to jump on a plane with affordable romantic getaways in British Colombia right at your fingertips.
There is nothing that promotes relaxation more than having a spa onsite, and Whistler has no shortage of hotels with spas. Pan Pacific hosts Whistler Day Spa, a quaint spa with two outdoor hot tubs overlooking the mountains, while the Fairmont is home to Vida Spa. Both top of the line hotels in great locations, you can’t go wrong.
If you’re booking in peak season, around Valentine’s Day or any other holiday, book ahead as bookings fill up quickly.
A Big Day of Romantic Adventures
There is nothing quite like trying new things with your favourite person, and the right activities can certainly reignite a spark. Whether it be winter or summer, raining, snowing or crystal clear, a romantic Whistler getaway is possible 365 days of the year.
Start with Brunch
Brunch already has a romantic air to it as it typically points to a late start to the morning, meaning a relaxing, long sleep-in. If you’d like to get out of your hotel, try Stonesedge or Elements in the village or Wild Wood in Function Junction (especially if you end up choosing Nita Lake Lodge as it’s just down the road).
You can often get great deals on mimosas and caesars, the breakfast of champions! If you’re more of a morning riser, breakfast at any one of the golf courses (in summer) are great options, as well as The Wildflower at Fairmont’s all you can eat buffet breakfast (year-round).
Get the heart rate up with…..Bungee Jumping
If your partner jumped off a bridge, would you? Well, you can, and live to tell the tale, with photos! Whistler Bungee is a short drive south of Whistler Village and is a treat for the adrenaline junkies. What better way to bond than to get your heart racing together? You can do this year-round and you can even jump together! Find out everything you need to know about taking the faithful leap here (it might help convince you too!)
Or a mountain tour
What would a romantic getaway in British Colombia be without exploring the epic, jaw-dropping beauty of the mountains?
If you’re keen for adventure but aren’t quite ready to jump off a 300-foot bridge, there are certainly some other options. There are multiple ways to get up and see the mountains in the summer, and what’s a more romantic time to do this than at sunset?
If you’re visiting in summer, book a dusk RZR buggy tour or ATV to save. You’ll be able to experience Cougar Mountain as the sun begins to drop. You’ll get to share a machine and experience off-roading with some of the most incredible views British Colombia has to offer. You’ll both get to drive too!
If you’re in Whistler in the snowier months, you can do the same thing, but via snowmobile, horse-drawn sleigh or snowshoes. Book a tour that includes a hot chocolate stop to amp up the romance. Check out all your touring options on Whistler Adventures.
On to a Super Sexy Dinner Date
You’ll work up an appetite after a big day in the mountains. On weekends in the summer, Whistler Mountain puts on an extensive all-you-can-eat barbeque on top of the mountain. This is a great way to take in the amazing views and fill your stomach.
If you’re more of a traditional dinner and drinks date night couple, have no fret. There is a long list of fine dining to casual pubs in Whistler. The village is home to two steakhouses (Hys and The Keg), and Bearfoot Bistro, Araxi and Il Caminetto are all venues surely to fulfil the desires of any foodie. Earl’s offers the comfort of a well-known restaurant while Crystal Lodge, Tapley’s Pub and Brandy’s at the Keg are the perfect place to grab pub food, watch the game and drink lots of beer.
ProTip: The FireRock in The Westin is a local favourite for great cocktails and a cozy atmosphere. Order different cocktails and share!
After Dinner Activities
- Axe Throwing
You never want the fun to stop on your romantic Whistler getaway and it certainly doesn’t have to. If you want to satisfy your competitive side on your romantic Whistler getaway, head down to Function Junction to hurl axes. Seriously! Forged Axe Throwing is a great way to learn something new, earn bragging rights and have a ton of fun. Find out all you need to know about axe throwing here.
Pro Tip: While you’re down in Function, consider checking out Whistler Brewing Co for a post-axe throwing local craft beer, and then Functional Pies for incredible, local New York-style pizza.
- Escape Room
Think the two of you make a great team? Prove your problem-solving skills and ability to work together by escaping from one of four themed escape rooms! You are locked in a room with only clues and 45 minutes to solve the puzzles that will lead to your escape. The is another way of looking at a romantic Whistler “getaway!”
- Vallea Lumina
In the summer months, The Adventure Group Whistler runs a spectacular multimedia light show after dark. Catch a shuttle back to Cougar Mountain to experience the hour-long story, told completely by the music and sound installed in the woods of the mountains. The millions of LEDs and the stunning surroundings create a romantic experience from the moment it begins.
- Village 8 Cinemas
Nothing beats a good old movie date. The eight-screen cinema hosts newly released movies and a full concession. Depending on your timing, you may be able to grab a sweet dinner and movie deal at 3 Below, situated in the same building. This is offered during shoulder seasons (May/June and October/November).
What’s more romantic than gazing into each other’s eyes and belting out a ballad…in front of strangers? Channel your inner Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper and take the stage. Tuesdays and Fridays at Crystal Lodge, Thursdays at Pangea Pod Hotel or Blacks Pub.
- Room Service
Sometimes all you need is to stay in bed in fluffy robes and order in. Most luxury hotels have a room service option or even will allow outside deliveries right to the lobby. Pay-per-view and pizza anyone?
Follow Up with a Day of Relaxation
- Scandinave Spa
If you’re looking purely to relax, a day at the Scandinave Spa is perfect. Book a couples massage in the morning and spend the rest of the day hopping between everything the Scandinave has to offer. Saunas, hot and cold plunges, a fire pit to read by, a solarium and more. Scandinave Spa is the perfect place to disconnect and reconnect. If your love needs no words, this place is perfect as you’re not allowed to talk
- Lake Days
In the summer everyone’s go-to activity is a lake day. With many options to choose from, pack a picnic and spend the day at the lake, gazing over stunning panoramic views. Rent a bike from Spicy Sports and use the Valley Trail to lake-hop, and make sure you don’t miss Rainbow Park, arguably one of the best views in Whistler.
Go Big or Go Home
Whistler by Air
Is it a special anniversary, proposal or an important birthday? Or are you just looking for something extra special, just because? A helicopter tour is a unique, unforgettable experience that will have both of you reminiscing and scrolling through your photo gallery for years to come. Find everything you need to know about Blackcomb Helicopter tours here
Long-Lasting Romantic Memories
Whether you choose to do one activity mentioned or tackle them all, a romantic Whistler getaway is sure to be a memorable one.
Before you leave, stroll through the village and grab an ice cream or a hot chocolate. Pop into one of the many souvenir stores to pick out unique Whistler gifts for one another.
We also recommend taking lots of photos and bringing a GoPro if you have one! Another romantic and unique way to document your fabulous time is to invest in a mini polaroid camera. Mark the backs of the photos with dates and locations for a classic collection of your romantic getaway in Whistler.