5 Things To Do in Whistler With Rocco Rachiele
Sitting pretty between two giant mountains, Whistler Blackcomb attracts people from all over the world to this hub of action and adventure – and for good reason. Whether it’s outdoor activities, water and winter activities, parks and wildlife, festivals and events, sightseeing, food, wine, relaxation and a rich history of arts and culture – Whistler has it all.
The endless list of time-fillers can seem a bit overwhelming at times, so we’ve linked up with snowboarder, Rocco Rachiele to discover his best 5 things for you to do in Whistler when you aren’t on the slopes.
1. Visit Scandinave Spa
The team at Scandinave Spa are dedicated to creating the most relaxing place in Whistler to rejuvenate your body. Hot spas, cold pools for muscle recovery plus saunas and specialty relaxation zones, you come outta that joint feelin’ like The Dalai Lama himself.
2. Get amongst the nightlife
When in Rome (Whistler) it would be rude not to go out, it’s one of the party capitals of the world. If you’re 18 or still doing your rounds in the party scene, then going out every night of the week is definitely not off the cards in Whistler. Get down to places like Garfinkel’s, GLC Bar and grill and Taply’s, they seem to offer a bit more than your typical nightclub scene!
3. Eat your way around town
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, Whistler is packed full of award-winning restaurants. There’s something for everyone here, regardless of price – BBQ grills, bakeries, Italian, Indian, fine-dining, tapas bars, burgers, Mexican, vego/vegan and even a few organic places. Stop in at Creekbread for their classic wood-fired pizzas, or Samurai Sushi if you’re feeling a little oriental.
4. Get in touch with nature
The forests, lakes and nature in general are next level. Ask the locals for the inside scoop on the best spots, or kick it old-school and go for a walk! In Spring, you might even get a visit from a bear!
5. Roadtrip to Vancouver
Do yourself a favour – get a bunch of mates and go to Vancouver! Pack your crew into a bus or car to get there – it’s close and it’s got everything. Whether you’re into thrift and boutique stores, hockey games, Chinatown, epic food joints, cool bars and nightlife, skate parks or just the vibrant locals – this place caters to everyone.
Sound like your cup of tea? Book your Whistler Blackcomb adventure with Ski Travel Company!
Check out Rocco and his close buddies shredding Whistler Blackcomb last season.
*Imagery by Ben Fawcet, Jill Amery, Tourism Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb & Creekbread.