There are many hiking trails accessible in the Whistler area during the summer time. Shannon Falls, Garibaldi Lake, and the Chief are a few of the bigger ones.
If you have time, make sure you go for a hike. Bring along your camera, as you'll see many great views! Hiking through snow in the summer time.
Definately the best deal for how much food you get! Soup or Salad, bread, entree and spumoni (Italian ice cream) are all included in the menu price for each entree.
This place is great for a morning after a hard night on the town (I should know). You can stop in and refuel all the much needed nutrients you pissed away the night before.
They have an old-fashioned scale at the front of the restaurant weigh yourself before and after...see who can put on the most weight. From our crew the winner put on a whopping 4 pounds...in one sitting remember. All the pasta dishes are great. I had baked seafood fetucini or something and i liked it. Just be sure not to fill up on bread too much and don't forget to save room for ice cream!
Exploring the Village
The Whistler Village is a collection of sports, clothing and tourist stores, along with restos and bars. The trees are lighted and there is a festive atmosphere. It is enjoyable just to walk through the village.
Meadow Park is a community rec facility about 15' outside of the upper village. There is a huge swimming pool with some additional kids play area with a fountains and other things to entertain the small ones. Makes for a great afternoon to do some ice skating followed by a couple hours of water fun. A great ski break day.
In one word...AWESOME.
"The Great White North"
If you're going to Whistler, then you're more than likely going to be flying into Vancouver and driving the Sea to Sky Highway up to the resort. So, let's start there.
I did not get a chance to sped time in Vancouver, but I tend to get a notion about a city from its airport. I mean, that truly is the first impression you get of a place when you travel somewhere isn't it? They say, "Welcome to ..." everytime you step off the plane don't they? So, needless to say, Vancouver has a nice airport. Then its positioning on the water provides some really great views as you go over the bridge and along the highway opposite the city. It's then a good 1.25 hr. drive (good weather - no snow) from Vancouver outer limits up the Sea to Sky Highway. It's really a pretty spectacular drive. It really lets you know that you're in the Northwest. You see a lot of homes that you wish you were living and raising a family in. You get a glimpse of the kind of setting you wish you could be in every weekend with islands, thick woods, and water. It wasn't really a highway as the name suggests, however, if I'm not mistaken, its being expanded so that it is more than one lane in each direction to improve the traffic and time from Vancouver to the north.
Whistler is a town. It does have a mailing code. But, when you say Whistler, you really mean the resort. The resort basically is the town. It's immense. It's fantastic. Everything is there, and it's very pedestrianized. Nice restaurants, bars, and hotels everywhere. But once you're there, don't plan on going far to do much else except ski, snowmobile, and get fuzzy.