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The Perfect Itinerary for a Day off the Slopes

Whistler Hotel

Whistler is known as a world-class ski resort, but there are many fantastic activities to fill up your day off the slopes. We've created the itinerary just for you. This blog brings you from breakfast until dinner, with two choices for each stop along the way. Discover Whistler's best restaurants, nature walks, shopping, and sightseeing.

Morning: Start with a Delicious Breakfast

1. Southside Diner

Kick off your day with a hearty breakfast at Southside Diner, a local favourite known for its cozy atmosphere and generous portions. Whether you're in the mood for delicious pancakes or a classic breakfast, Southside Diner will not disappoint. Southside Diner is located in Creekside, within walking distance from Lodging Ovations properties.


2. Stonesedge

The menu features a mix of comforting classics and modern twists, all prepared with local, sustainable ingredients. Whether you're enjoying their signature eggs Benedict or gourmet pancakes, Stonesedge promises a delightful and satisfying morning meal, perfectly kicking off a day of adventures in Whistler.

Mid-Morning: Embrace Nature

1. Valley Trail around Nita Lake

If you finish a filling breakfast at Southside Diner, a stroll on the valley trail around Nita Lake in Creekside is a perfect morning activity to help yourself digest and get some exercise. Walk through the trees and enjoy the fresh mountain air as you circle the beautiful lake. On a clear day, you can see excellent views of Whistler Mountain from across Nita Lake.


2. Lost Lake Trails

If your breakfast choice leads you to the village, the Lost Lake Trails are an excellent choice for your mid-morning walk. The trails wind through dense forests and open up to spectacular views of Lost Lake, offering a peaceful retreat. Make sure you have the appropriate footwear or snowshoes if there is snow coverage.

Late-Morning  Cultural Exploration

1. Squamish Lillooet Cultural Centre

Dive into the rich history and culture of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations at the Squamish Lillooet Cultural Centre. This cultural haven invites you to explore the rich traditions, art, and history of the local Indigenous peoples through captivating exhibits and storytelling. It's a journey through time and culture that enriches and educates.


2. Audain Art Museum

The Audain Art Museum presents a visual journey through British Columbia's art history, showcasing a permanent collection of works from the late 18th century to the present. Don't miss the impressive collection of First Nations masks and contemporary pieces.


1. Joe Fortes

Savour the flavours of the sea and more at Joe Fortes, where the ambiance is as exquisite as the menu. This restaurant specializes in sumptuous seafood and classic dishes with a sophisticated flair. Joe Fortes offers a midday culinary retreat to delight your palate. They have excellent happy hour, too!

2. Portobello

Dive into the bustling atmosphere of Portobello for a lunch that promises variety and vibrancy. From smoked meats that melt in your mouth to freshly baked delights, every bite is a testament to Whistler's rich culinary scene, all served in a laid-back, welcoming environment.

Afternoon Activities

1. Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride

Experience the breathtaking views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. The world-record-breaking ride offers a unique perspective of the alpine environment and stunning panoramic vistas. We recommend waiting for the special glass-bottom gondola for the ultimate Peak 2 Peak experience.


2. Shopping in Whistler or Creekside Village

Shopping in Whistler or Creekside Village: Immerse yourself in the charm of Whistler or Creekside Village with an afternoon of shopping. Discover local artisans, outdoor gear specialists, and unique boutiques. It's a shopper's paradise where every store holds a new treasure waiting to be discovered.

Late Afternoon

Unwind at one of Lodging Ovations' outdoor pools and hot tubs. After a day of eating and exploring,  relax and rejuvenate at one of Lodging Ovations' luxurious outdoor pools and hot tubs. It's the perfect way to wind down and have a break to relax before heading out for dinner.


1. Rimrock Cafe

Cap off your day with an unforgettable dining experience at Rimrock Cafe, a haven for those who appreciate fine dining in a cozy yet elegant setting. Renowned for its superb seafood and game, every dish is a masterpiece that perfectly complements the exquisite mountain backdrop.


2. Wild Blue Restaurant and Bar

For a lively end to your day, Wild Blue Restaurant and Bar offers a vibrant atmosphere paired with a menu that’s a modern twist on global cuisines. The innovative dishes are crafted with the freshest local ingredients, complemented by creative cocktails. Wild Blue makes for a dining experience that dazzles and delights.

Whistler offers unparalleled beauty, dining, and activities that cater to everyone. There are endless adventures to be had, and each day can be filled with experiences suited to your mood. We hope this itinerary has inspired you to explore some of Whistler’s gems. Whether your legs need a rest day from riding the incredible resort terrain or you want to immerse yourself in all the other amazing things Whistler offers, we're sure you will have a perfect day off the slopes with our recommendations. Enjoy!