Top Whistler Honeymoon or Babymoon Staycation Ideas
To pull off the quintessential romantic staycation or vacation, you will need a fairytale destination. One that is perfect for couples on their honeymoon or babymoon!
How does Whistler fit the bill? Imagine gazing at unspoiled natural beauty, chasing excitement on a snow-capped playground, and discovering secret spots for relaxation and rejuvenation—a Whistler romantic getaway is made for happily-ever-afters!
If you are planning a Whistler local vacation for two, you might be wondering what are the best romantic Whistler activities, or if there are equally fun options for non-skiers. (Yes there are!)
Read on for our Whistler local getaway guide for couples, which includes:
- Where to Stay During Your Whistler Local Staycation
- Top Whistler Local Places of Interest for Honeymooners
- Best Whistler Places to Visit during your Babymoon
Romantic Whistler Hotels for your Staycation
Wondering where is the best place to build your temporary love nest during a romantic staycation? Here are our recommendations.
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Not only is this Whistler’s best address, but Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside Hotel has been named “Canada's Best Ski Hotel” at the World Ski Awards—not once, but eight times!
Mere steps from the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain gondolas, our all-suite hotel is a sublime retreat that puts you right in the centre of Whistler’s action. Depending on what you fancy, you can enjoy quick access to Whistler’s activities, shops, and dining outlets, remain in the hotel to lounge in your suite, or replenish your energies in the heated outdoor pool and hot tubs.
Our lodge-style suites offer magnificent views of Blackcomb Mountains, Whistler Valley, and Whistler Village that will remain etched in your memories long after the trip is over.
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre Hotel
Located in the heart of Whistler, Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre Hotel offers luxurious all-suite accommodations, with complimentary daily continental breakfasts to energise your mornings.
Our commodious suites ensure that couples will have plenty of personal space. Suites are equipped with full kitchens and fireplaces, as well as balconies where you can enjoy Whistler’s fresh mountain air and inspiring views.
We also have an outdoor patio with a saltwater lap pool and two hot tubs, so you can look forward to a complete vacation experience at our resort!
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Romantic Whistler Activities for Your Honeymoon
Want to enjoy adventure and nature during your romantic staycation? Whistler is the place for you! Here’s what you can do during your Whistler honeymoon.
Learn to Ski Together
Skiing is much more fulfilling if you take time to master the ropes. At Whistler’s Ski & Snowboard School, world-class instructors will guide you along the terrain most suited to your ability level. You can also join a group class of four or a private family class for side-by-side training.
Have your growth mindset ready, be prepared to fall, and remember: the aim is to sharpen your snow-faring skills so that you can explore the mountain with confidence!
Feel the Wind at the Bubly Tube Park
Hoping to catch some speed in Whistler without the effort of learning how to ski? Visit the Bubly Tube Park to cruise down a tubing hill. Anyone can try tubing, because all you will need is a lust for life—and fun!
Be Free as a Bird on a Zipline
If you are visiting Whistler in summer, one of the best activities to try is ziplining, where you can glide through majestic old-growth trees, and over spectacular creeks. It will be an exhilarating high-wire adventure to remember, with no prior experience required!
Spend an Idyllic Day Out on the River
Prefer something more sedate? You can float down the Cheakamus River on a raft with your loved one to see the world’s largest bald-eagle gathering. The half-day tour is suitable for all ages and is especially memorable for anyone interested in photography, wildlife, and bird watching.
Fly High with Your Love
If you are up for a splurge, book a private helicopter tour for a bird’s eye view of the Whistler-Blackcomb Resort, followed by the Cheakamus Glacier and Garibaldi Provincial Park. The helicopter will also land for you to have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of stepping out onto a 12,000-year-old glacier on Rainbow Mountain.
Cuddle at a Canadian Campfire Cookout
Join a 3.5-hour excursion to explore the forested trails of Whistler’s Callaghan Valley. Put on snowshoes and let your headlamp light the way as twilight descends on the ancient forest. The highlight: settling down to a traditional Canadian campfire cookout with smoked sausages and s’mores.
Eat to Bring on the Passion
Will consuming oysters stimulate desire, or is this a myth? Truth is, there is little evidence to show that any food wields aphrodisiacal power. But if you like oysters and they will put you in a good mood, go ahead and order them on date night! In Whistler, you can enjoy your oysters at the Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, and if you are curious about the drinks that go best with oysters, consult a foodie’s guide for expert suggestions.
Pop the Question on a Sleigh Ride
Women do propose marriage too, in case you were not aware! Ladies, you can subvert tradition by asking for your beloved’s hand in marriage during an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh ride in the evening, which gives you an amazing view of a lit-up Whistler Village. Or wait till after the ride, where you will stop at a cozy cabin to warm up by a crackling wood fire, with hot chocolate served to you. A “yes” is practically guaranteed.
Make Date Night “Steak Night”
To elevate your dinner experience, try booking a snowmobile “Sproatt Steak Night,” which will allow you to explore the Callaghan backcountry at dusk by snowmobile, before you venture up to a rustic cabin on Sproatt Mountain for a Canadian three-course steak dinner.
Snuggle up in a Heated Pool
Guests at Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside Hotel and Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre Hotel can take a refreshing dip in the heated hotel pool with dual hot tubs and spectacular mountain views—a great way to wind down as a twosome after a day of summer fun or winter après.
Relaxing Whistler Activities for Your Babymoon
The best way to enjoy a Whistler babymoon is to prioritise comfort and convenience. And you can rest assured that in Whistler, there are plenty of options for slow living and couple bonding.
Start the Day at Whistler’s Best Breakfast Spot
See Whistler in its Breathtaking Glory
Your first Whistler activity should be to ride on the Peak 2 Peak gondola, which connects the Blackcomb and Whistler mountains. This gravity-defying ride is an engineering marvel; passenger cabins hang as high as 1,427ft (over 430m) and travel for nearly two miles (3.2km) without passing a support tower. More importantly, you will enjoy stunning 360-degree views of snowy slopes, shimmering lakes, and luscious forests—especially if you choose the glass-bottom gondola.
Walk Across the Sky Together
Need an adrenaline rush that is completely pregnancy-safe? Get the “Peak 2 Peak 360 Experience” ticket. It includes access to the Cloudraker Skybridge (check in advance if they are open during Covid-19 periods), which some have called “terrifying.” But never fear, for you and your partner can give each other moral support to traverse the Cloudraker at 6,562ft (2,000m) above ground. When you are done, pat yourselves on the back for having made it across one of the highest bridges in North America!
Be Charmed by Whistler’s Black Bears
Have you heard of the popular children’s book, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt?” If not, you soon will! In the meantime, sign up for a black bear viewing tour to see where Whistler bears feed and rest. Be sure to put this on your list, as this is as much a part of the Whistler experience as any of its high-octane activities.
Get your Culture Fix in Whistler
Visit the Audain Art Museum, which showcases the art of British Columbia from the late 18th century to the present. Look out for the museum’s anchor piece—The Dance Screen (The Scream Too) by Haida carver James Hart. (The Haida are indigenous Canadians from the BC area.) This masterpiece brings together principal animal figures from Haida folktales, such as the bear mother.
Party at a Whistler Festival
Prefer not to risk straining your expectant self? Even for non-skiers, there will never be a dull moment in Whistler, as there is always a festival to celebrate. See if you can catch the World Ski & Snowboard Festival, or browse the latest events on the Whistler Blackcomb website or the Whistler Insider. You can also check the Arts Whistler calendar for updates on Whistler’s arts and culture scene.
Indulge in Couple Care at Scandinave Spa
Let your daily cares melt away as you inhale the invigorating alpine air at Scandinave Spa Whistler, with outdoor baths overlooking majestic mountain vistas and valleys. This is your chance to pamper each other the Northern way—Scandinavian baths and hydrotherapy are associated with benefits like stimulating your blood circulation, as well as releasing endorphins to ease tension and soothe tired muscles.
Shop for Comfort Wear at Lululemon
Pregnant moms love the fit of Lululemon leggings, and these stretchy bottoms are useful for the post-delivery months too, because a new mother’s body will still be in transition. Lululemon has an outlet at Whistler Village, and it also carries workout wear for men, so go ahead and shop away!
Take a Whimsical Evening Stroll
Vallea Lumina is an immersive experience that brings Whistler’s forests to life with video, lighting, sound, and special effects. Join the tour to embark on an hour-long night walk in pursuit of hidden wonders, as you enter a world filled with adventure and enchantment.
Experience Fine Dining, the Whistler Way
If tiredness has set in, end your day with dinner at Whistler Village. According to locals, RimRock Cafe is the area’s best fine-dining restaurant—it is where you can enjoy authentic Canadian cuisine and seafood. Expectant mums can read about seafood safety during pregnancy, and do bear in mind your doctor’s advice on alcohol consumption!