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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

little honeymoon adventures: British Columbia part 1


whistler cedars in the fog

on top of Blackcomb Glacier

Winter brides, looking for a little honeymoon adventure? Why not skip the island route and head straight to the mountains, for a cozy, romantic ski adventure at Whistler/Blackcomb, located in British Columbia, Canada. Whistler is one of the largest ski resorts in North America and home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. You will find a wide range of activities, from the tranquility of cross-country ski trek through the forest to that perfect powder slope on one of the 200 marked trails and 12 bowels. It a winter land paradise.

Four Seasons
Summit Lodge
Adara Hotel
Nita Lake Lodge

Royal treatment can be found at any of Whistlers fabulous spas, but for the ultimate, head over to the Four Seasons where you can choose from assortment of relaxing delights ranging from a Apres-Ski Massage to the British Columbia glacial clay body treatment. The wild seaweed they use in body scrubs is indigenous to British Columbia, which they purchase from the Seaweed lady here and here.
Four Seasons
Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa

A day spent out in the fresh air on the slopes can certainly inspire a mountain sized appetite, so head for the village for some delicious local grub.
*some local/regional fish I highly recommend, Sable Fish
*local oysters that are delish!
Kusshi & Kumamoto
Fifty Two 80 Bistro
Edgewater Restaurant - Lodge
The Den Restaurant
make sure you ask about the horse drawn sleigh ride around the Green Lake and after warm up with a fondue dinner and a glass of vino.
Urban Tapas Parlour

dog sled tours
sleigh rides
skiing & snowboarding
cross country skiing
heli skiing
I highly recommend Coast Range helicopter skiing, located in Pemberton (about 20-30 minutes away from the Whistler village)
snow shoe tours
zip trek
For more outdoor activities go here
For more information on how to get there go

(photography by deirdre quinn)