Canada & USA Destination Planner 2019-20 Canada Destination Planner - Page 99

British Columbia / WHISTLER ACCOMMODATION & TOURING Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa The Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa is ideally situated in the heart of Whistler Village at the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb ski gondolas. Boasting the most spacious full-service guestrooms in the village, guests enjoy luxurious deep soaker tubs, with many rooms offering full-size kitchens. Take off your skis after a long day and enjoy what this Whistler resort has to offer. Swim lengths in the heated outdoor swimming pool or relax in the hot tub. Work out in the 24-hour fitness centre, fully equipped with cardio equipment and weights. Treat yourself to a day in the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, or play a set of tennis on the court. To top it all off, enjoy a selection of Pacific Northwest creations at the Cinnamon Bear Grille restaurant. From $296 Superior Whistler, British Columbia Scandinave Spa Whistler Escape to the Scandinave Spa Whistler, the perfect destination to relax in the heart of nature in British Columbia, Canada. Rejuvenate after a long hike or day of skiing on Whistler Blackcomb’s slopes at the 25,000-square-foot outdoor spa - just minutes from Whistler Village. Retreat to this Nordic-inspired oasis of calm engulfed in a peaceful spruce and cedar forest on the edge of Lost Lake. Soak in the calming hot water while you enjoy the natural splendour of Whistler’s incredible mountain vistas. Scandinave Spa is dedicated to creating a space of well-being where you can relax in the heart of nature. Breathe in the exhilarating mountain air; invigorate and cleanse your body, mind and soul. Enjoy the hot baths, wood-burning Finnish Sauna, eucalyptus steam room and refreshing waterfalls, and melt away with a relaxing massage in Whistler’s most unique Health and Wellness Spa. Widely recognized for their energizing and relaxing effects, the Scandinavian baths, also known as hydrotherapy, are associated with many benefits. In addition to cleansing the body, they stimulate blood circulation and the release of endorphins. All of the senses are awakened, muscles are soothed and a general sensation of well- being washes over you. Immerse yourself and emerge feeling calm yet invigorated by the experience of the Scandinavian baths spa. From $72 Callaghan Cruiser Snowmobile Tour Mountain Safari Snowmobile Tour This tour is specifically designed for first-time riders and families. Be introduced to the sport of snowmobiling in a safe yet exciting environment. Journey through the pristine Callaghan Valley to the historic NorthAir Goldmine for an incredible introduction to the backcountry. Follow wide, winding trails while experiencing easy riding with spectacular scenery. Be thrilled by the sensation of driving or share this mountain experience with a friend as you embark on a classic après tour. Meander through old growth forest at dusk, then on to the mid-mountain playground on your way to the charming Crystal Hut. Enjoy a warm snack, then step out onto the deck of the rustic alpine cabin to take in the panoramic mountain views. From $159 From $125 Winter Experience Medicine Trail Snowshoe Tour Winter Experience Mountaintop Fondue by Snowmobile or Snowcat Trek through a forest full of mystery along an old trapper’s path, deep into an ancient forest in the Callaghan Valley. Learn ancestral knowledge and sample healing teas from the plants that grow along the Medicine Trail. Hear about the area’s traditional uses and ways of the past. Let your imagination go as you gaze upon giant cedar, fir and hemlock. For an exclusive dining experience, journey to the quaint and charming Crystal Hut, perched atop Blackcomb Mountain at 6,000 feet. Drive your own snowmobile, share with a friend, or choose to ride in the comfort of the luxury Snowcat. Enjoy the chef’s local interpretation of a traditional candle-lit fondue dinner accompanied by wine. From $89 From $209 Winter Experience Winter Experience 97