Posts Tagged ‘Whistler Bed & Breakfast’

Great BC Winter Activities…other than skiing!

Monday, January 12th, 2015

British Columbia is known for its many great ski resorts, Whistler Blackcomb being the most famous of them all.  So what to do if you’re looking for a winter get-away in BC that’s not a wintersports vacation? We’ve got some suggestions for you!

Storm Watching on Vancouver Island’s West Coast

Tofino and Ucluelet on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island are the place to be to view spectacular winds and waves from November through February.  Be daring and brave and bundle up to experience the power of nature outdoors, or enjoy it from the comfort of your Bed & Breakfast or hotel room. Many accommodation providers offer specific storm watching packages, with rainslickers, southwesters and gumboots supplied!  Enjoy both the cozy comfort and the wild at our Ucluelet Bed & Breakfasts or any number of other places in the Pacific Rim area on Vancouver Island’s West Coast.

Brave the wild in Ucluelet!

Brave the wild in Ucluelet!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Staying on Vancouver Island, on your way to the West Coast or on your way back, why not check out the fabulous Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at Victoria’s Royal BC Museum.  This exhibit of award-winning photographs of the natural world is celebrating 50 years of awe inspiring images.   Featuring 100 nature and wildlife photos from around the world (from 42,000 entries), the exhibit is on until April 6, 2015 and is absolutely worth a visit.  And there are many Victoria Bed & Breakfasts to chose from for a relaxing and most comfortable stay!

Dine Out Vancouver

If you’re planning a Vancouver visit during January, there are of course all the attractions that the city has to offer any time of year.  But from January 17 until February 2 there’s a special reason to enjoy a stay in the city as Dine Out Vancouver is celebrated at more than 200 restaurants around the Metro Vancouver area.  Dine Out Vancouver is Canada’s largest food & drink festival and offers such an unlimited variety of foods and drink, you’ll probably want to come back the following year too!  Your Vancouver Bed & Breakfast hosts will be able to give you the inside scoop for the best places to enjoy a wonderful culinary experience!

One of several great Vancouver Bed & Breakfasts!

One of several great Vancouver Bed & Breakfasts!

Whistler Olympic Venue Experience

While Whistler Blackcomb is BC’s best known ski resort, and the #1 ranked ski resort in North America, there are many other things to do other than ski.  The 2010 Olympic Games venue for downhill and cross-country skiing, Whistler also hosted the sliding sports of bobsleigh, skeleton and luge, and if you like some adventure and you like speed, this is the place for you!  At the Whistler Sliding Centre you can ride down the same ice tracks as those world class athletes and feel the rush of speeds up to 125 km an hour in the four-man bobsleigh! The hand-out tells you to “make sure you use the washroom before the start of the run due to gravitational forces on your bladder” so be prepared!  There are also several outdoor skating rinks at the Whistler Plaza, so don’t forget your skates!  Whistler Bed & Breakfast accommodation is of course geared to all the winter sports available in the area.

Enjoy your non-skiing BC winter vacation!

Whistle all the way to Whistler

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Today the world knows about Whistler, British Columbia, thanks to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Yet people have been drawn to Whistler for year-round outdoor recreation for nearly a century – it’s not all about the winter sports! Summer recreational activities are popular too!

There are many ways to take in the stunning views of Whistler, British Columbia. Start off by taking the three-hour train ride from Vancouver to Whistle Climb. Play a round of golf at each of the four championship Golf Courses in Whistler. Hang on for dear life while flying down a zip line, or take a scenic helicopter ride and stand atop a glacier. Sit back and relax during the Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Whistler is also home to some amazing events! This upcoming Canada Day, celebrate on the Mountain! The Parade features over 50 festive floats, marching bands and community groups. Or take in an outdoor music event with one of the many concerts that are part of the Whistler Outdoor Concert Series!

Whistler is an ideal mini get-away! It takes about two hours to reach Whistler from Vancouver, BC, making Whistler Bed and Breakfasts ideal retreats from city living!

Durlacher Hof Alpine Inn
Durlachers’ reputation as having Whistler’s most welcoming and generous innkeepers is legendary. The Hof serves up the complete authentic Austrian experience with painstaking attention to detail. All eight rooms have mountain views.

Go Austrian at Durlacher Hof in Whistler!

Go Austrian at Durlacher Hof in Whistler!

Cedar Springs Lodge
Quiet Canadian lodge, close to park & valley trail. Comfortable rooms with superior beds/duvets. Fireside living/dining rooms. Gourmet breakfasts, afternoon tea, home baking, hot tub, free parking & wireless internet. German and Australian are spoken here!

Chalet Luise Inn
The closest B&B Inn to Whistler Village. Comfy rooms with private en-suite bathrooms. Great breakfasts, 8 minute stroll to Whistler Village. Free parking, free wi-fi, hot tub, jacuzzi, TV lounge area. secure bike/ ski storage,  workshop and drying room with lockers.

Whistle while on your way to Whistler, and enjoy the scenery, the town and the B&Bs!

Wild Times in Whistler

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Canada’s best off road triathletes will be crowned in the  2010 La Terra XTERRA Canadian National Championships being held in Whistler September 5 (the Labor Day long weekend).  This race offers a Sport and Championship distance event along with a relay division on the Championship Course.    Athletes compete in several different five year age divisions with the chance to earn places to race in Maui at the World Championships.  A total of 20 Maui spots are available in both male and female divisions.  The professionals compete for a prize purse in excess of $10,000.

Just a week later, September 11 and 12, the Red Bull 5000 Down returns to Whistler for the second time.  This is a mass start downhill mountain bike race.  Some 250 men and women, all starting simultaneously, decend more than 2,182 meters (7,159 feet) with a vertical drop of 1,530 meters (5,020 feet) in order to cross the finish line in Whistler Village.  Riders will need to maintain constant physical and mental alertness if they are to keep in control for the entire descent, expected to take about 20 minutes for the fastest riders.

The starting point is the snowcapped peak of Whistler Mountain.  Riders then streak past the Roundhouse Lodge and enter the famous Whistler Mountain Bike park at the top of the Garbanzo Express chairlift, finally riding the Park’s giant slalom course and crossing the finish line.  Over the course of two days participants are challenged by bar to bar racing as they ride side by side and deal with fatigue, difficult dirt trails, jumps, stunts, and root-strewn terrain.

The event draws some of the greatest North Anerican and European riders including 2008 World Champions Gee Atherton and Rachel Atherton and 2009 Red Bull Rampage winner Brandon Semenuk.  The top five men share a cash purse of $9,500 and the top three women will share $3,500.

Just watching these hard fought events is bound to bring on some sore muscles, so make sure you’ll have the most comfortable of beds by booking your Whistler Bed & Breakfast accommodation with one of BC’s Best BnBs!