The Perfect Whistler Romantic Getaway

Whistler has an innate ability to draw in a diverse crowd of individuals. Given this notion, it is obvious that what screams romance to the “hardcore, extreme outdoor enthusiast” couple, might cause the “chill, laid back” couple to actually scream. Fortunately for you, Whistler is an epicentre of beauty and caters to whatever “couples classification” you fall into. If you want to wow your partner with a Whistler romantic getaway that they never forget, there is certainly no shortage of beautiful and or memorable places here for you to use to impress.

4 Kinds of Romantic Whistler Getaways

Are you a super organized person that has every minute of a romantic getaway planned or the unorganized, flies by the seat of his pants kind? Maybe you just want to share the rest of your life with the person you love and feel that our beautiful mountain town is the best place to tell them that. Whether you follow one of the romantic Whistler getaways outlined below or design your own, what’s important is the notion of showing your bae how much you care.

Last-Minute Weekend Away

It’s Friday morning, and you receive a super sweet text from your main squeeze. This naturally gives you the innate desire to do something nice. You reply “Pack your bags, we’re going to Whistler for the weekend!”. “OMG! Yes! You da’ most thoughtful bae EVER!”. It’s only then that you question how to make this Whistler romantic getaway happen. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

The Gibbons Life concierge team can set you up with the best penthouses in town and sort out any reservations you simply don’t have time to think about. Considering a private hot tub or fireplace as a good touch to “up the romance”? They will find you the perfect romantic criteria to cut the mustard.

You want to look like a rockstar lover, whether you planned it out or not. Go up the mountain and explore together or show off some of your secret stashes. Grab some waffles at the Crystal Hut if you need a break from the cold and finish your day with bubbles on the Longhorn patio or with oysters at Araxi for a hint of an aphrodisiac.

More on the chill and relax program? Head to the Callaghan for some sightseeing or other leisurely outdoor activities or the baths at the Scandinave to relax in silence. Bonus – no reservations needed and both are incredibly beautiful. Want to pull out all the stops? Try skating at Olympic Plaza – don’t worry about your skates, their rentals are cheap as chips! The mountain views and the beautiful lights in the village may be so impressive that you may spend the rest of your trip inside.

A sunset behind the mountains of Whistler.

What a view. Nothing says romance like a beautiful sunset.

Planned to Perfection

You’ve been thinking about this trip for months, and you want everything to be perfect. So what do you need on the itinerary that the last minute person might otherwise miss out on? For the adventure seekers, check out Canadian Wilderness Adventures for an assortment of outdoor activities like snowmobiling and dog sledding. If your pocket book can afford it, book yourself in with Whistler Heli-skiing, it will be a day you will never forget.

When you’re ready to relax and unwind book yourself for a couples massage at a spa – read up on some of our favourite Whistler day spa experiences here – or floatation therapy for you and your partner at West Coast Float. The 90-minute sensory deprivation will leave you both feeling mentally and physically rested and ready for romance.

Top off a great day with great food, great wine and a great atmosphere. Whistler certainly has a handful of exceptional restaurants, but the intimacy of Red Door Bistro is one that puts it at the top of my list. Reservations don’t come easy so the planner in you will be thankful you put it on the top of your list as well.

Couple getting cozy in the hot tub.

Ready for romance. Whether it’s a massage, flotation therapy or relaxing in the hot tub, take some time to unwind before things heat up!

The Proposal

Anyone would be crazy to turn down a lifetime with someone who was thoughtful enough, considerate enough, and smart enough to plan a Whistler romantic getaway to ask for their in marriage. But where exactly to pop the big question?

For the couple that does everything together and to the extreme, go for a tandem bungee jump or zip line. If jumping into the abyss doesn’t get the adrenaline pumping, adding a proposal to it certainly will.

If you’re on the mountain beauty surrounds you, so all you’ll need to worry about is where exactly to pop the question. Perhaps the Peak to Peak gondola if you don’t mind a crowd or the top of 7th Heaven where you can “cheers” your future together at the Horstman Hut once the answer is “yes!”

For the faint-hearted, go on a sleigh ride through Blackcomb’s snow-dusted forests or for a quiet walk to Lakeside park’s stone circle. It is the perfect spot to ask someone to spend their life with you. The majesty of it all will make it impossible to say no.

Glasses of champagne by an open fire.

Just add bubbles. Wherever you propose, don’t forget to bring the champagne.

For the Elopement

If you’re wanting to escape the months of planning, the big crowds, and you just want it to be the two of you, why not elope in Whistler? It doesn’t get more romantic than the two of you flying in a private helicopter to an undisclosed location to say your I do’s, saying your vows under the blue of an ice cave, or joining in unity on Whistler or Blackcomb, we can customize the elopement to fit you.

You can still enjoy all the formalities of a traditional wedding, but with a smaller guest list to avoid the pressure and expense, creating a truly unique experience. Gibbons Weddings is up and running and would be more than happy to talk about all things love and elopements with you, contact us for more details regarding our Elopement package.

Photo courtesy of Gibbons Weddings.

All You Need Is Love

Ultimately, it’s the excitement and mystery associated with love that characterizes romance. If you love your partner, they will be elated to have a Whistler romantic getaway, no matter what you do. Bring your loved one to Whistler where excitement and mystery is everywhere you turn – you are bound to hit a homerun!

Read up on more romantic Whistler activities, the most romantic Whistler hotels and our Whistler date ideas if you’re looking for some more inspiration for your Whistler romantic getaway!


Feature Image: Abby Cooper

Brittia Thompson