You want deals in Whistler on accommodations, meals and activities?
Here’s what to do:
Starting with a place to stay, the shoulder seasons are where the deals are to be had. Look for off peak deals, at times like after Easter to end of ski season, after summer to ski opening. On top of that, summer rates are routinely a half or a third of what they are during peak ski season.
Try the whistler resort association, or WRA, at http://www.whistler.com – CALL THEM and ask for current deals – in winter $250 a night is common, in summer you can find $100 a night – but the REAL deal is to find a great place for around $100! Im thinking of a townhouse with hot tub for $100 – heck of a deal!
Without even calling, you’ll find an area for deals on the right hand side of their website, check this out:
Whistler Last Minute Deals
Many hotels have unsold rooms to fill, but are unable to advertise these ultra-low rates under their brand names.
Suite Secrets offers the best last minute Whistler deals on accommodation.
How to Find a Deal with Suite Secrets
Choose your preferred location and star rating, then book your Whistler lodging
The name of your accommodation will be divulged after you reserve
Select from all types of accommodation including hotels, lodges, condos, and more
Looking futher out? Check out our summer deals and winter deals
(Go to their website for live search)
Resortsquest offers some of the nicer, feature packed, townhouse with hot tub type of accommodations – https://www.resortquestwhistler.com/specials.aspx – dates in october yielded roughly $200 for 2 nights stay – and up!
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FOOD – get to Whistler, grab The Pique, or Whistler Question, but for me The Pique always has tons of ads for off season 3 course dinners for $25 – $35 – look for the very best restaurants – Bearfoot Bistro, Rimrock
There ARE cheap eating options, year round – from delis to Subway or A+W to sushi, pizza, burritos, tacos, Peaked Pies (yummm) 7/11 – eeek! you CAN eat cheap!
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ACTIVITIES – again, check The Pique newspaper – found everywhere in Whistler – tons of ads for deals on activities, now that you are here!
Though there are an amazing variety of $100 things to do – and up – from heliskiing to ziptreking, to bungee to skiing to gondola rides, find dining, etc
FREE STUFF – concerts -From the sweet sounds of classical music to chilled out beats and local folk bands, Whistler Olympic Plaza is the place for free outdoor concerts from May through September. Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes, and take free transit to the weekend concerts all summer.
Hikes to lakes, train wrecks, up mountains, around lakes, etc – bring your bike!
CHEAP STUFF – Generally non motorized sport activities are less, ie. Horseback riding is cheaper than ATV etc.
Winter – snowshoe, cross country skiing, sightseeing lift pass, tree top canopy walk (with Zip Trek), tube park, evening sleigh ride on Whistler or during the day at Nicklaus North.
Summer – sightseeing lift pass, canoe or kayak in Alta Lake (self guided), biking and plenty of hiking, swimming in Lost Lake, Rainbow Park or other, Geocaching. The Blackcomb Adventure Zone has family friendly activities, such as a luge rides, horse and pony rides, trampolines, and climbing walls.
Throughout the summer, there are festivals (such as the BBQ competition at Dusty’s), concerts, Crankworks, farmer markets and street entertainment, Cornacopia in the fall. In the winter there’s Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival, free Fire and Ice Show on the weekends that you watch from the base of Whistler. Eagle viewing on the way up to Whistler at Brakendale (mid November to early February). There’s always the museums, Meadows Park Sports Centre with a pool, ice skating rink, squash courts, indoor climbing wall at the Core and the movie theatre.