The lovely ski town of Whistler nestles in between mountain tops, evergreen trees and beautiful lakes. I got a chance to visit this mountain town on the occasion of my Aunt’s 51st birthday. We started our drive from Seattle, eventually crossed the Canada border to drive along the picturesque Pacific coast to reach Whistler. Our first stop was green lake with a backdrop of snow-capped Blackcomb mountains. Since it was so chilly, we didn’t really walk around. We just stopped for a bit to enjoy the lovely scenery and loved clicking pictures at the lake. Soon after we checked into our hotel, I and my aunt started to walk along the hills and valleys near our resort. We enjoyed walking by the streams of river that cut through the hills and had bridges to pass by to relish the views. We could see the last signs of fall colors and I felt like playing a character in a fairy tale story while I was twirling in my long woolen skirt outfit which kept me perfectly warm.
We woke up early next day to rejuvenate our mind and body in Scandinave spa. I was super excited about it and it was my chance to pamper my adorable aunt for her birthday. The spa was a combination of outdoor pools, indoor steam and sauna rooms. We enjoyed the hot water pools outside and the eucalyptus spa room followed by the solarium which had very soothing music while enjoying the enchanting forest views. I particularly enjoyed the yoga studio in one of the indoor rooms where you could self practice. Getting into the mat and practicing after a long time felt so so good. All in all it was a great morning to begin with.
I also really savored the food in Whistler. The different restaurants that we tried were Elements Urban Tapas Parlour, Peaked Pies, and Grill & Wine Whistler. I extremely loved the mushroom Raviolis, gnocchi and the lentil pies at these places and would recommend them to all the culinary lovers out there. Since we visited off season, the restaurants did not have any wait time but still had very delicious food which perfectly worked for us. Our trip was short but yet it felt just perfect. On the way back we stopped by at Surrey to enjoy some Indian delicacies. All in all we had a great family time and at the same time explored a new city. Do you like going to Mountain towns? If yes, please share where you went to! I would love to hear!