Saturday, July 23, 2011


(not including Okanagan Valley or Vancouver)

BC Ferries – 888-223-3779;; roundtrip fares; especially to Halfmoon Bay.

Sights & Sites
Burns Bog – Delta Nature Reserve (10388 Nordel Court, Great Pacific Forum); 604-572-0373;; among North America’s larges “domed” peat bogs.

Emerald Lake Lodge – Emerald Lake Road (Yoho National Park); 250-343-6321 or 800-663-6336;

Rockwater Secret Cove Resort – 5356 Ole’s Cove Road; 604-885-7038 or 877-296-4593;; bikeriding, hiking, kayaking, spa treatments; inhouse dining.
Grasshopper Pub – Pender Harbour Hotel, Highway 101 (Madeira Park); 604-883-9013.
Lighhouse Marine Pub – 5764 Wharf Road (Sechelt); 604-885-9494.

Hastings House Country House Hotel – 160 Upper Ganges Road; 250-537-2362 or 800-661-9255;; on Gulf Island west of Vancouver; harborfront, British-style estate; all rooms have fireplaces and deep tubs; good restaurant.

Bighorn Revelstoke – 778-786-8258;; massively expensive.

Bars & Nightclubs
Bearfoot Bistro – 4121 Village Green; 604-932-3433;; piano music and appetizers.
Crystal Lounge – 4154 Village Green; 604-938-1081; basement bar in village center; tvs and hockey sweaters; great wings.
Garibaldi Lift Co. – 4615 Spring Lane; 604-905-2220; airy lounge upstairs from Whistler Gondola base; fireplace; tvs; hockey; great slope views.
Mountain Club – 40-4134 Main Street (Whistler Town Plaza); 604-932-6009;; sleek; try Goggle Tan (Grey Goose, Giffard Ginger of Indies (liqueur), cilantro, aloe juice, fresh lime, and rim dusted with cayenne pepper.
Aava Whistler Hotel – 4005 Whistler Way; 604-932-2522 or 800-663-5644;; 193 rooms.
Callaghan Backcountry Lodge – accessible only by trail or snow-mobile; 604-938-0616 or 877-938-0616;
Fairmont Chateau Whistler – 4599 Chateau Boulevard; 604-938-8000;; Blackcomb Mountains resort; all rooms have mountain or village views; good food.
Four Seasons – 4591 Blackcomb Way; 604-935-3400 or 800-819-5053;; Arts & Crafts resort at Blackcomb Mountains’ base; excellent food.
Nita Lake Lodge – 2131 Lake Placid Road; 604-966-5700 or 888-755-6482;; luxury boutique.
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside – 4320 Sundial Crescent; 604-905-2999;; see also Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre; Alpine lodge between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains; gorgeous views.
Mountain Club – 40-4134 Main Street (Whistler Town Plaza); 604-932-6009;; sleek; Pacific Northwest cuisine.
Pasta Lupino – 4368 Main Street (Whistler Village North); 604-905-0400;; small, cheery restaurant that serves fresh pasta with homemade Bolognese and Alfredo sauces.
Scandinave Spa Whistler – 8010 Mons Road; 604-935-2424;; 3 acres; Scandinavian baths, wood-burning, Finnish dry saunas, thermal waterfalls; outdoor fire pit.
Sights & Sites
Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre – 4584 Blackcomb Way; 604-964-0990 or 866-441-7522;; exhibitions, café, and shop.

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