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6 Reasons to Plan Your Whistler Winter Holiday Trip NOW

With Thanksgiving now behind us, it’s time to look ahead to the winter holiday season. Sure, the winter holiday is more than two months away, but trust us – time is going to fly.

That’s why it’s a good idea to start planning for your Whistler winter holiday trip now. Not next month, not next week – right now!

There are plenty of perks to getting a head start on your trip planning, so here’s why you shouldn’t procrastinate any longer.

Do Your Research

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Starting your trip planning early means that you’ll have plenty of time to do all the research you need for your dream holiday.

For instance, you’ll need to figure out where you want to stay. A hotel room in Whistler Village will offer you access to all of the action, but a condo rental in the Benchlands means peace, quiet, and best of all, ski in ski out. Take the time to learn about your options to decide what’s best for you and your family.

The same goes for activities. Skiing is probably high on your list, but there are plenty of other fun winter adventures to try. Learn about what’s available to you, what everything costs, and what you want to experience while you’re here.

Stick to Your Budget

When you have lots of options to choose from, you’re more likely to stick to your travel budget rather than splurge on something just because it’s the last one left. You’ll also avoid price hikes as the holidays get closer. You know the saying: the early bird gets the worm.

Eat Where You Want, When You Want

There are so many delicious restaurants to try in Whistler – Rim Rock! Alta Bistro! Araxi! Bearfoot Bistro!

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But restaurants – and not just the high end ones – tend to get very busy over the holidays. If you wait until you get to town to make your reservations, you’re likely to get less desirable reservation times – that is, if you’re able to make a reservation at all.

Learn about Whistler’s restaurants and make your reservations now. You can also sign up for a Whistler Tasting Tour, which allows you to try several of Whistler’s best restaurants in one day. Plan now, eat later.

Secure Prime Time Activities

Just like restaurants, Whistler’s activities and attractions book up quickly over the holidays.

Making your reservations now means that you get to pick the times that work best for you and your family. There should also be plenty of spots on tours right now, so you won’t have to deal with having to split your group up into different time slots. Finally, you’ll avoid the disappointment of being told your must-try activity is sold out.

Snowshoeing in the Callaghan Valley with Canadian Wilderness Adventures

Zip lining, snow mobiling, snowshoe tours, bobsleigh and skeleton, sleigh rides, and dog sledding are just some of the adventures you might want to check out on your Whistler holiday. Find your favourites and book now – you’ll thank yourself later.

Avoid Last Minute Stress

The holidays are supposed to be about relaxing and enjoying the company of your loved ones – not about stressing over last minute bookings or plans that are falling apart because you waited until the last minute.

Do your future self a favour: put the legwork in now so that you can enjoy yourself come holiday time. All you have to do is show up and have fun. Sound pretty good, doesn’t it?

Get Excited

Photo Credit: Mike Crane | Tourism Whistler

Photo Credit: Mike Crane | Tourism Whistler

One of the best side effects of planning early is that you get plenty of time to build the anticipation for your trip. Knowing that you’ve secured your accommodation, have reservations for the hottest restaurants in town, and have a guaranteed spot to partake in an awesome Whistler winter activity just makes it that much easier to get giddy about your trip.

Get excited, because there’s no better place in the world to spend your winter holidays than right here in Whistler!

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