Thirty, flirty & thriving in Whistler! The BIG 30! Can you believe it? As I sit here and write this I still can’t believe we are entering this decade of our lives! Lewis is 30 years old and it feels like just yesterday I was turning 20! For this celebration, I surprised Lewis with a birthday getaway to Whistler! A short 2 hour drive from where we live in the Lower Mainland this journey is one of the most scenic drives here in BC, the highway is called Sea-to-Sky after all. We spent two nights chilling, eating delicious food, sightseeing and, of course, taking photos! Below is a little highlight reel of our staycation, we hope you enjoy and let us know what you’ve been up to this quarantine!
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola
If heights aren’t your thing we 100% don’t recommend doing the Peak 2 Peak gondola ride… 1427 feet above the valley below this gondola travels continuously between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain on a 1.88 mile unsupported cable. Yes, you heard me. Once you dip between the two mountain peaks the cable is UNSUPPORTED. As terrifying as it was, the views are unlike no other and worth every heart stopping moment (I’m looking at you Lewis. Thank you again for almost making me pee my pants in pure terror. See the photo below, me petrified after Lewis claps his hands so loud I think the cable has snapped and we a plummeting to our deaths).
We didn’t really have many plans for this trip, we just knew we wanted to relax by the pool and enjoy one another company. That being said, one thing we knew we wanted to enjoy was the incredible drive up to Whistler along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. As its name implies, this stretch of road takes you along the Howe Sound, following the curves of the mountains.
Train Wreck Trail
I love this hike. It’s not very long, around 1 hour round trip and there are plenty of beautiful spots along the way. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the forest, brave rapids below as you walk across a suspension bridge, and explore abandoned train cars that are scattered below the train track. This was such a lovely walk on our first night in Whistler, unfortunately my memory card acted up and DELETED ALL MY PHOTOS! So you’ll just have to believe me that it is very picturesque.
Food, food and more food
I didn’t really document where and what we ate up in Whistler. In all honesty, I always feel crazy self-conscious when taking pictures of food at a restaurant! A few places we tried out and really enjoyed are:
– Peaked Pies
Cute name and even cuter pies! Peaked Pies is an Australian bakery and cafe that offer a variety of pies and pastries. When you purchase a pie you have the option to ‘get peaked’ where your pie is topped with mashed potato, mushy peas and gravy (of course we got peaked)! They also have a vegetarian and vegan option along with a vegetarian gravy. We tried both the vegetable medley (vegan) and the mentil lentil (vegetarian) and would definitely recommend to a friend!
This cafe is located under the Fairmont Hotel in the upper village. They serve breakfast, coffee, and to die for pastries. I’ve honestly never seen sweet treats like it! We tried the cinnamon roll and the strawberry cheesecake croissant. Super good, but worth sharing.
– Tandoori Grill
Tandoori Grill has the best curry EVER! This is where we spent the evening for Lew’s birthday did not disappoint! They had loads of vegetarian and vegan friendly options available and they were happy to make mine extra mild!
We had the absolute best time and I’m so happy we were able to do something special for Lewis’s day. What are you up to this quarantine? Have you had any special milestones during this lockdown, and if so comment below and let us know ow you celebrated!