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Old 08-20-2010, 01:02 AM   #1
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I'm heading up to Whistler with my wife and 20 month old girl. We are staying at the Crystal Hotel.

What sorts of things are a must do other than ride the gondola?

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Old 08-20-2010, 01:21 AM   #2
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Might be a little difficult with the little one but...

-Ziptrekking..
-VANOC Sliding Centre
-Rim Rock Cafe (higher end food)
-Lots of pathways around Whistler (walk, ride, rollerblade)
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:07 AM   #3
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splitz for burgers
walk the village
rainbow lake is good for an afternoon
there is a short little hike at a huge set of waterfalls just south of Whistler called Branywine falls. It isnt a long walk in, maybe 15 mins
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:32 PM   #4
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There's a playground near the old Olympic square that the kids go goofy over. Your little one is about the right age to enjoy it too. And for mom and dad, there's a Starbucks and/or a Blenz right next to it. Both have free wifi too.

Take a little hike along the Fitzsimmons trail along the creek. It's close enough to civilization to feel safe, but far enough away to have some serenity. There are a bunch of lakes on the west side of the highway too that are really nice. The good thing about Whistler this year is that it's really quiet. Especially now that Crankworx is over.

Other than that, there's the kid's play area on Blackcomb's base station. She may be a little young to really enjoy that though. And it's freaking pricey. We're usually into that place for $100, and it's only for an hour or so. If it's nice, I recommend the hotel pool. I've stayed at the Crystal before, and it's a nice place.

If you're able to go, I recommend hitting the big hill with a rental bike. Fanatyk has good prices on Norco DH rentals, or head to Summit for Rocky Mountain RM's. Nothing beats a day on the hill, then home to the family for a nice dinner.

Have a good one.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:02 AM   #5
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I just go to the Amsterdam and spend the whole afternoon there people watching.
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:24 PM   #6
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That place is great for sitting, drinking, watching.
I don't know if you've ever hit the little deli next to the Amsterdam, called "Ingrid's Deli". It's one of the best places to grab a sandwich in all the village. Fresh, cheap, and flavor that makes you smile.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:18 PM   #7
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That place is great for sitting, drinking, watching.
I don't know if you've ever hit the little deli next to the Amsterdam, called "Ingrid's Deli". It's one of the best places to grab a sandwich in all the village. Fresh, cheap, and flavor that makes you smile.
My wife and I, creatures of habit, so no, but I'll make sure to check it out next time. Isn't next door to the Amsterdam yet another pub?
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:45 AM   #8
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Stop for coffee at Galileo's Coffee in Brittania Beach. It's halfway to Squamish and is the best coffee in the corridor.

Pasta Lupino is really good in Whistler. It's on Main street next to the Domino's pizza and 7-11. Good, fresh, CHEAP pasta for taking back to the hotel or a quick lunch. Lots of locals eat there.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:48 AM   #9
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Isn't next door to the Amsterdam yet another pub?
I think you're right.
There are a few restaurants in the area too, along with the liquor store.

That's the most important store in the village as far as I'm concerned.






So Jay, how did your trip go?
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:56 PM   #10
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I work in whistler at a few places... Whistler Eco Tours,.. good place to come for a guided hike or rent a boat or bike. I also work at the hempire ... a good place to get nice hemp clothes and products or some recreational smoking devices.. or I host an open mic at Dusty's on Monday nights so come by and say hi.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:00 PM   #11
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I also work at the hempire .
Been there once or twice...

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Old 08-25-2010, 01:08 AM   #12
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Trip went great!

We ate lots and slept lots (because our daughter slept lots)

Anyone who has a 20 month old knows the schedule.

7:30 - 8:30: Wake up kid has Breakfast...
8:30 - 9:30: Parents Breakfast
9:30 - 11:30 Hang out, go for a walk, site see... (Did the Peak to Peak)
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 3:30 Nap time
3:30 - 5:30. Walk around and shop
5:30 - 6:30 Dinner
6:30 - 7:30 Bath time and quiet time before bed
8:00 Bed Time for kid(s)
8:00 - 9:00 TV Time for parents

REPEAT!

So that about sums up my two days. Felt like all we did was walk around and eat!

Had a great time and thanks for all the recommendations....

Look forward to going back in the winter!

Cheers,

Jay
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:15 PM   #13
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Next time make a bit of time to check out Squamish.. Lakes, trails/hikes, quiet beauty.. good times!
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SNOWBOARD. I'd hike up and find some patches there and be in heaven.
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