Whistler, British Columbia Photography & Trip Highlights

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 3, 2012

Whistler, British Columbia-6340

I’ve dreamed of visiting Whistler since I was a little girl. My best friend Allison used to tell me about her Whistler ski adventures and I knew one day I had to get there myself. Let me tell you, it was so worth the wait! While we only had a mere taste of what Whistler has to offer (as much as one can fit in 1.5 days), it was one of my most memorable travel experiences to date. Hopefully, we can go back sometime for a longer visit – maybe to experience the winter season next time.

To our surprise, Whistler was the hottest spot along our trip! It was 28 – 29C. Such a powerful, dry, glorious heat, it was. The mornings and evenings dipped down, but quickly warmed up by mid-morning. We were told there’s usually snow on Whistler mountain this time of year, so we really lucked out. I just wished I packed more summer clothes!

My mom and John also happened to be visiting Whistler at the same time, so we were treated to some great company to share the experience with, as well as our last night in Vancouver before flying home. :)

Here are some of my favourite pictures below. This post may self-destruct. Food, hotel, and to-do highlights follow!

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What we did: Zipling with Zip Trek (so much fun w/ knowledgeable, funny instructors!), Peak 2 Peak gondola, chair lift to Whistler Peak, hiking, photography, exploring the village, a dip in the hotel’s outdoor pool. I breathed deeply in Whistler. The air is magical.

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Where we stayed: The Westin – steps to the main village area, small galley kitchen, fireplace (which we actually used in the morning as it was chilly!), lovely view of pool and driving range from 7th floor. The hotel was virtually empty this time of the year (3rd week of Sept).

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Food highlights: Royal taste of India (Amazing service. Owner will accommodate any vegan request and was so helpful. Killer veggie samosas), Lucia’s Gelato stand on Whistler mountain for vegan mango & berry gelato, Moguls Coffee House for banana bread and a raspberry choc chip muffin (very sugary). We also made some meals/snacks in our kitchen. Check out Nester’s grocery store, just outside of the village for groceries/snack items.

And, last but not least, a cool HDR photo by Eric :)

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Can you believe it’s our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend? It crept up so soon this year. I’ll be back to cap the week off with a tasty main course Thanksgiving recipe.

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Nia Sayers October 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm

We live just about 3 hours south of Whistler in Washington state and this past August was my first time visiting. I feel EXACTLY the same way you do and it sounds like we took advantage of most of the same activities there. I definitely want to go back in the winter too!


NSC October 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

DUDE. I have the exact same boyfriend blazer you are wearing in that pic with your mom. You are the first person I’ve ever seen with it besides myself!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

Really? cool!! yours is from Aritzia right?


Kari @ bite-sized thoughts October 8, 2012 at 4:02 am

Wow. These are truly amazing photos Angela – what wonderful shots and what a wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing them :)


Jennifer October 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

Gotta, the try that granola!! One of my downfalls: coffee drinks. They always tempt me but they are full of junk and waaaaaay too sweet. I love the frozen ones, the hot lattes, just about any and all of them. I can’t seem to figure out what a good sweetener is for these or the amounts of ingredients. I have tried and failed. Especially with the frozen. Usually too watery with not much flavor. Coconut milk helps but I just can’t get it right. Any advice ? Or maybe you could Healthy ween a Spiced Pumpkin Latte or something. Thanks Angela!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2012 at 10:03 am

Hey Jennifer, When I add soy or almond milk I find that adds enough sweetness for me! Maybe try that out? I do have a pumpkin spice latte somewhere on the blog too. Goodluck!


Katy October 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I’m so happy that you got to visit Whistler! I live in Vancouver so we go to Whistler often either to camp or hike in the summer or for snowboarding trips in the winter. You have to come back in the winter if you do winter sports!


Allie October 21, 2012 at 1:07 am

My home! Come and see us at Purebread bakery (www.purebread.ca) next time you visit. We have some great vegan treats.

P.S. I recently made your perfect veggie burger and it may be the best I’ve ever had.
Thank you for all of your great recipes!


Dang that's Delicious November 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Beautiful scene! Whistler and Toronto are my next list to visit. I’ve been to Vancouver when I was very young but vaguely remember, must visit there again. I love staying at SPG hotels! I’m trying to earn as much points so I can stay for free.


Michelle August 11, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Hi Angela, I was just wondering if you remember which trails did you do when in Whistler ?


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