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27 Nov 2020
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Whistler Winter Activities

Whistler is a true Winter Wonderland, which makes it full of scenic, Insta-Worthy spots.

Raise your arms in a triumphant pose for a pic in the Olympic Rings located at the top of Whistler Mountain and in Whistler Olympic Plaza in the Village. The Olympic Rings are left from when the 2010 Winter Games were held in Whistler. 

The Inuksuit, native symbols used to identify significant landmarks and watering holes, make awesome photo ops. One is the Village Gate Welcome Inukshuk, constructed for those 2010 Olympics. It’s best viewed at night when hues of blue, green and purple light it from below. Another is Whistler Mountain Inukshuk, also built for the Olympics. It overlooks Whistler valley, Black Tusk peak and the Whistler summit. The stacked stones, which resemble a human form, are an awesome site, bathed in sunlight and covered in snow. 

The covered Fitzsimmons Creek Bridge makes a beautiful backdrop for selfies and snapshots. The bridge crosses the Fitzsimmons Creek, which flows in the valley separating Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. From the Upper Village it’s just about a 10-minute walk along the Fitzsimmons Trail to the bridge.

The trail continues on to Lost Lake Park, another spot for spectacular photos. In the winter, the area around the lake is a cross country/snowshoeing area, so take your gear. 

The Train Wreck site, located near the Cheakamus River south of Whistler, is a popular historic and cultural attraction. It’s about a 20-minute hike along the Sea To Sky Trail to the five rail box cars, which are covered by bright graffiti. The cars have sat in the forest since a train derailed in 1956. A logging company dragged the damaged cars up the tracks and rolled them over into the forest. Two more box cars can be found a few minutes further south or downstream. It’s a beautiful, fairly-level hike to the site. 

Brandywine Falls is absolutely spectacular for Insta-worthy shots in winter. The gate to Brandywine Falls Provincial Park is closed in winter, but don’t be discouraged. There is a space in front of the gate, which is kept clear. Park in front of the gate and climb the snow-mound to enter the park. The frozen falls takes on an aquamarine tint, which is breathtakingly beautiful. You can also snap photos of the icicles hanging from rocks next to the Brandywine Falls.

Whistler Village itself takes on a sparkling glow during winter, all lit up with twinkling lights and festive decorations. Nearly 300 trees throughout the Village are lit in an array of colors, and more than 150 wreaths adorn lampposts. The bright lights, along with the village’s snow-covered rooftops take on a Currier & Ives allure. 

A stay at a luxury property such as the four bedroom/3.5 bath Fitzsimmons Walk townhome gives guests access to the Village and surrounding trails. Two-bedroom, ski-in/ski-out Woodrun 402 is a deluxe rental on the slope side of Blackcomb Mountain. Relax in the two-person hot tub located on the slope or in front of the fireplace in the living area. 

All of our properties are equipped with wireless internet, making it a breeze to post those photos. Be sure to tag them so others can check out your posts from the mountains.