Regardless of how you choose to relax, Whistler has endless options to do so. Need to escape after a busy workweek, or simply relax after a big day of biking? We’ve got you covered.
The Scandinave Spa is a talking free zone, a mandatory unplug. Once you step outside of the change rooms you will be welcomed into their haven of tranquility. A three-step hydrotherapy process is recommended to maximize the benefits offered by the spa. It includes alternating between warming the body, cooling the body and relaxing the mind. The outdoor space is littered with greenery, privacy and views. Forget the cell phone, they are not allowed, but grab a book, some sunglasses and a swimsuit and you can easily spend all day there. If you’re going for the full-meal-deal, the Scandinave Spa also offers Swedish, Deep Tissue and Thai Yoga massages.
With no shortage of yoga studios, Whistler has collected some of the most talented yogis. Unwind indoors after a busy day at Yama Yoga by candle light, or start your day with an early class at Nita Lake Lodge’s Loka Yoga. Test the waters on a Stand Up Paddle board while practicing yoga. Lakeside Park on Alta Lake offers SUP yoga sessions – a mentally simulating yoga practice with a strong focus on balance.
Walking the Lost Lake trails is a great way to de-stress. The views of the lake below and the towering mountains above are perfectly picturesque, be sure to bring a camera along for the journey. Hiking tends to be a bit more of an adventure, but is a great way to take in the views and meditate on the go. A few less strenuous, yet very rewarding hikes include Rainbow Lake, Cheakamus River, or Brandywine Meadows. Hiking is also a great way to escape the hustle and bustle during the day.
Grab a coffee to go, and head up the Whistler Gondola to take in the breath taking views. Wonder around the viewing areas with a camera in tow, or a sketchpad and pencil to record the sights! Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Roundhouse patio before or after experiencing the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
No matter what the season, it’s always a great way to unwind on a patio. Catch the evening sun and enjoy a locally crafted beer from Whistler Brewing Company on one of the many patios in the village.
Something Whistler has plenty of, beaches. Lakeside Park on Alta Lake offers stand up paddleboard, canoe and kayak rentals. Grab a tube from one of the local stores and float from Alta Lake to Green Lake on the River of Golden Dreams. If you’re keen to bring your K9 along for the trip, hang at either Lost Lake, Rainbow Park (Alta Lake), or Alpha Lake’s designated dog-friendly beaches. Pack a book, volleyball and slackline to set up for the day on the shores of Rainbow Park.
These are only 6 ways to relax in Whistler out of endless options. Peace and tranquility are in abundance in these parts. If you’re looking to unwind, come spend a few days in Whistler and you’ll be sure to.