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How to Plan the MOST ROMANTIC Whistler Honeymoon

How to Plan the MOST ROMANTIC Whistler Honeymoon

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Honeymoons are such an exciting trip for newlyweds, and honestly, it will be a memorable occasion regardless of where you decide to go! The part that seems to be the most tedious is the planning part. That’s exactly why we put together this ultimate guide to help you plan the most romantic honeymoon in Whistler.

One of the things that makes Whistler such a great honeymoon destination is that it doesn’t matter what time of year you go – you’re going to be surrounded by beauty and have plenty of amazing BC activities to choose from!

Whether you’re looking to have a relaxing honeymoon in Whistler with spa days and nice dinners, or an adventure-filled one full of amazing tours, exploring or ziplining, we have got you covered!

Here are some of the best places to stay, eat, explore, and relax in Whistler for your romantic honeymoon.

3 Most Romantic Honeymoon Hotels in Whistler

Four Seasons Resort Whistler (Most Luxurious)

Outside of the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler in Decemebr
Photo Credit: The Four Seasons

Four Seasons Resort Whistler, the only AAA Five-Diamond property in Canada, offers you nothing but the highest-quality service in town. It comes complete with an outdoor heated pool, three hot tubs, and mountainside dining – perfect for couples honeymooning in Whistler!

This is definitely one of the most luxurious hotels in Whistler, and if you have the budget, it is an absolute dreamy accommodation for your romantic getaway.

If skiing is on the agenda they have a free shuttle available during ski season to take you to the Whistler Village and Whistler Mountain. If you think that’s the best part, wait until I tell you that Four Seasons Resort Whistler also provides a highly customized 24-hour service! The concierge can organize personalized activities for you, creating a honeymoon tailored to your specific needs.

You can choose between 273 modern-rustic rooms and suites, all fitted with a flat-screen cable TV and a fireplace in the seating area. Your rooms also have views of the mountains, the forest, or the courtyard.

If you’re worried that there won’t be anything to see outside the hotel, you’ll be relieved to know that the Whistler Blackcomb ski lifts are only an eight-minute walk away. The Nicklaus North Golf Course is also about a seven-minute drive away.

The Superior King Room for two here costs about $575 CAD a night.

Check availability and book the Four Seasons Resorts Whistler here!

Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre (Best Views)

the outside of Pan Pacific Whistler Hotel and how the chairlift is right next to it
Just look at this huge hotel…and the chairlift right next to it! Photo Credit: Pan Pacific Whistler

The Pan Pacific Whistler Village Center is a full-service, all-suite European-style hotel located within a five-minute walk from the Whistler Village chairlift, making it one of the best places to stay in Whistler for a ski holiday.) It features a breakfast buffet, complimentary wireless Internet access, and slope-side valet ski and bike storage.

While staying here, you can pamper yourself in the sauna, heated outdoor saltwater pool, or one of two outdoor hot tubs. Or, spend the day on the sundeck overlooking the mountains! Take advantage of the free in-resort shuttle, as well.

The modern rooms have seating areas with fireplaces, a fully equipped kitchen, a balcony, and breathtaking mountain and city views. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre is definitely one of the best honeymoon stays in Whistler.

Rooms start at $499 CAD per night.

Check availability and prices for the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Center here!

Riverside Resort (Best Budget Stay)

Two queen beds in Riverside Resort hotel room
A great budget option in Whistler North. Photo Credit: Riverside Resort

Nestled in more than 40 acres of land and surrounded by breathtaking green space, Riverside Resort lets guests experience Whistler naturally all year long! It features free Wi-Fi in all public areas, snowshoe rentals, an on-site café, and an on-site market, where you can buy snacks, drinks, and RV and camping supplies. You can also find a volleyball court, BBQ facilities, and a kids’ playground on the premises. 

Riverside Resort has a wide range of rooms to suit all seasons and budgets. You can choose from cozy Log Cabins, private Walk-in Tent Sites, RV Sites, and unique Yurts. All cabins and yurts include a dining and seating space, and all heated rooms have a private entrance.

While staying at Riverside Resort, there are tons of activities for you to enjoy. You can relax in the spa or play a match of beach volleyball with your new neighbors. There are also facilities available for skiing, zip-lining, and mountain biking. If you wish to explore Whistler’s bustling core, the resort also provides a complimentary shuttle service to Whistler Village.

If you want to save your honeymoon budget for the activities, this is a great budget-friendly stay for your honeymoon in Whistler.

Rates here start at $220 CAD per night.

Check availability and prices for the Riverside Resort here!

Related Read: For detailed information on all of the best areas to stay in Vancouver, check out our blog about where to stay in Whistler!

Romantic Things to do on Your Whistler Honeymoon

Explore Whistler by floatplane

The views of a valley near Whistler, BC on our float plane scenic flight
The views of a valley near Whistler, BC on our float plane scenic flight

There’s no better way to explore Whistler than from the sky. It’s beautiful, exciting, and sometimes a little scary, but one thing is for sure, it’s unforgettable.

In Whistler, you have an even more unique way to explore the skies and that’s via floatplane. On a float plane, the lakes will become your airport in what I would call one of the most unique experiences I have had to date.

Taking off in the water was the scariest because you honestly feel like you’re not going fast enough as you slowly run out of lake! Once we were in the air though I was just in awe at the surrounding landscapes and loved every minute of it.

Although fun, scenic flights around Whistler are not cheap. You can get the 30-minute scenic flight around Whistler we did for around $200 CAD and if you can afford a little more you can even add in an alpine lake landing and lunch for around $400 CAD.

Although it’s not the cheapest tour in Whistler, it’s certainly an exciting one and one I recommend if you can afford it.

You can book your Whistler scenic flight in advance and save the worry of it booking out!

Visit Brandywine Waterfall

Brandywine Falls, Squamish, BC
It’s one of the most accessible and most beautiful waterfalls near Squamish!

Brandywine Falls is a must-visit for your honeymoon in Whistler. You’ll find it on the outskirts of Whistler, just a short 15-minute drive from the village heading towards Vancouver. If you take a trip to Vancouver, this is one of the best stops on the drive.

The best part is you can get these spectacular views after an easy 5-minute walk! Once you’re there you’ll be amazed at not only the waterfall but also the stunning valley lookout.

One thing to note is that the falls are only open in the summer, so it’s one of those summer-only activities in Whistler.

This is such a short trip but a great easy activity to do in Whistler for your honeymoon.

Related Read: Brandywine Falls is one of the best easy hikes near Vancouver!

Hike to Joffre Lakes

A person enjoys the view of Middle Joffre Lake
Bailey and Daniel take a photo together at 2nd Joffre Lake

If you know me then you would know that I love stunning alpine lakes (almost more than traveling itself!) Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to visit many blue lakes situated high up in the mountains. With that said, Joffre Lakes just outside of Whistler is one of the best I’ve ever seen!

Just picture stunning mountain peaks, a glacier, turquoise lakes, and a beautiful pine forest. Yep, I know what you’re thinking… where do I sign up? This is one hike you must schedule into your Whistler itinerary – trust me!

It’s easily one of the most popular hiking trails in all of British Columbia and the main trail leads to not one, but three lakes – the lower, middle, and upper lake. They’re all stunning, but my personal favorite is the middle lake.

The hike to the furthest lake (the upper lake) took me around 2 hours and is 3.5 km (2.2 miles) long. The trail is steep almost the entire way and it’s recommended you allow 3 hours to hike up according to the signs on the trail. The hike back down is quicker as it is all downhill.

Important: At the start of the trail, there is a large car parking lot and another one a minute down the highway. These may seem large but they often fill up before lunchtime. My recommendation is to arrive before 9 am to start the hike. This way you can easily get parking as well as avoid the bulk of the crowds.

Honestly, I can’t recommend the Joffre Lakes hike enough. The trail is one of the best things to do in Whistler. If you do only one hike in Whistler, make it Joffre Lakes!

Related Read: Joffre Lake is one of the best stops on a road trip from Whistler to Kamloops – read about the others too!

Kayak the River of Golden Dreams

Kayaking down the River of Golden Dreams
Kayaking down the River of Golden Dreams

Kayaking the River of Golden Dreams on your honeymoon has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? This is a very unique, and relaxing kayaking tour. So if you want to explore Whistler, but still want to have a relaxing honeymoon, this is a great activity.

You can explore the river via kayak or canoe. The self-guided tour explores two of Whistler’s largest lakes starting at Alta Lake. From Alta Lake, you’ll head down the river mouth while floating along occasionally paddling in the currents.

Chances are you’ll even get to see some wildlife during your adventure. Perhaps some geese, and certainly some beaver dams. Enjoy the overhanging greenery and stunning views.

You’ll finish in Green Lake where you will get picked up and taken back to where you began. The tour costs about $139 CAD if you choose the self-guided option.

You can book your kayaking tour down the River of Golden Dreams in advance online or even find out more information!

Wander the “Whistler Stroll”

Bailey walks through Whistler Village
Walking through Whistler Village!

The “Whistler Stroll” is the main walking street in Whistler. Personally, I love just wandering around aimlessly here hand in hand with Dan, as it is so relaxed, yet vibrant. The walking street is always full of people and surrounded by boutique shops, restaurant patios, and a seemingly endless number of amazing cafes.

There is also often live music and street performers scattered throughout the stroll with the most popular time being weekends. Events also frequently take place here and when Dan and I were in Whistler in 2019, we managed to catch the annual Canada Day Parade!

Wandering the Whistler Stroll is one of those typical “must-do” activities in Whistler, and even if you don’t plan on it, you’ll likely find yourself here at one stage or another.

Visit Pemberton and go horseback riding

Bailey horseback riding in Pemberton, BC
The views are stunning!

Horseback riding is a fun activity anytime, but I think it’s an activity especially suitable for your romantic honeymoon in Whistler.

To do this activity you’ll need to head to the small town of Pemberton, just outside of Whistler. It’s about 30 km (19 miles) away and worth a visit on its own. Pemberton actually has more horses per capita than anywhere else in British Columbia! There are tons of trails throughout the area that will take you through forests, meadows, and rivers.

You can definitely explore Pemberton on foot or by bike, but the best way (and in my opinion, the most romantic way) to experience the beauty of the Pemberton Valley is on horseback with a guided tour near Pemberton. Check out Copper Cayuse Outfitters for guided tours. You can do hourly, half, or full-day tours. A half-day tour is about $300 CAD.

This particular guided tour is the exact tour that we did. With your guide leading the way, you’ll ride your horse through wildflower meadows and across two rivers – the Ryan and Lillooet rivers. You may even see some wildlife from horseback with deer, elk, and brown bears abundant in this area. On our tour, we actually saw three back bear cubs!

The highlight for us, though, were views. Along the way, we had unobstructed views of Mount Currie, and it was breathtaking – we couldn’t stop taking photos!

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option to see some horses, you can always head to Dreamcatcher Meadows, a gorgeous farm with views of the mountains and river, and see them for free. You’ll have the opportunity to see some majestic horses and even go for a tour of the property!

Treetop Canopy Walk

Treetop Canopy walk in Whistler
Treetop Canopy Walk in Whistler

I love treetop walks especially since I was lucky enough to do the Capilano Treetop Walk in Vancouver.

The Tree Top Canopy Walk in Whistler is no different. This is a beautiful way to explore the pine forests near Blackcomb Mountain with your significant other. On the walk, you are up to 200 ft. (61m) from the ground!

On the tour, your guide will explain a lot about the forest and there are also lots of interpretive signage along the way. The tour runs for around 2 hours and only costs $60 CAD per person. It’s easily one of the best things to do in Whistler!

Hit the slopes

people skiing on the mountain in Whistler
Ready to go skiing?

Without a doubt, one of the best things to do in Whistler in winter is skiing and snowboarding. If you and your loved one like winter sports, then Whistler is the perfect place to hit the slopes on your romantic getaway.

Whistler Blackcomb is one of the largest ski resorts in North America. With over 4,757 acres / 1,925 hectares of skiable terrain, 36 lifts, and over 200 runs, Whistler Blackcomb is suited to the novice skier all the way up to the pro. I love this ski resort and I’m pretty certain you will too!

Related Read: Vancouver is only a short drive away, and it’s also a great place to visit. Check out our 1-day Vancouver itinerary to plan a quick visit, or if you’re traveling with your loved one, our guide to planning the most romantic Vancouver honeymoon!

3 Best Places to Eat on Your Whistler Honeymoon

Whistler is full of award-winning restaurants! If you’re trying to decide where to go for a delicious meal that is sure to provide a special experience for your honeymoon in Whistler, here are the top three places to try:

Bearfoot Bistro

a sandwich and salad prepared by the Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler
Doesn’t that look tasty?! Photo Credit: Bearfoot Bistro

The Bearfoot Bistro is one of the best restaurants in Whistler, if not all of BC. Try their 4-course tasting menu for a romantic and special dining experience. From the main menu the Wagyu beef, Perigord truffles, and Berkshire pork are outstanding!

They do offer specials during their daily happy hour from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm for their oysters and drinks specials. Keep in mind though that their dinner menu doesn’t begin until 5:30 pm.

Head to the restaurant’s underground wine cellar and try to saber the top of a champagne bottle off, a tradition that dates back to the Napoleonic era. In the cellar, you will be surrounded by over 20,0000 bottles of wine, so take your pick of the bottles and see if you can successfully saber it!

The Bearfoot Bistro is open from Monday to Sunday from 3:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

Red Door Bistro

two spring rolls plated at Red Door Bistro in Whistler
Beautiful and delicious! Photo Credit: Red Door Bistro

Red Door Bistro definitely sets the mood. This cozy, candlelit spot is another great dinner option for your special night out.

The cuisine here is French meets west coast. You’ll find steak and seafood options, but they are especially praised for their duck dishes. Whatever you decide on eating, be sure to save room for dessert! The peanut butter bombe and baked apple cheesecake are crowd favorites.

If you’re hoping to enjoy a glass of vino with dinner, they have a diverse, comprehensive wine list for you to choose from as well.

Be sure to make reservations in advance (like a month out), because this place books up. Red Door Bistro is open daily from 5 pm to 9 pm.


two pasta dishes from Quattro restaurant in Whistler
Pasta is one of my favorite meals! Photo Credit: Quattro

Does it get more romantic than Italian? Quattro has a warm, inviting atmosphere and serves up authentic, contemporary Italian cuisine. Better yet, it’s staying on-trend and pairing the cuisine with an award-winning wine list as well. Plus, they also have one of Whistler’s best hidden patios to take advantage of in the warmer months.

They offer Italian spins on classic dishes like rabbit, lamb, and halibut, as well as offering amazing, fresh pasta. Again, if possible I definitely recommend saving room for their dessert, but if not they also have some nice liquid dessert options such as limoncello and espresso martinis.

Quattro is open every day from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Spa and Wellness Centers in Vancouver to Spoil Your Loved One

Whistler is home to some amazing spas, and it is a great way to relax and spend some time unwinding on your honeymoon. Here are a few options for you to check out for a couples massage:

Scandinave Spa

view of the Scandinave Spa, Whistler
Relax in paradise! Photo credit – Scandinave Spa

Scandinave Spa is located just a few minutes’ drive from Whistler Village in a Nordic-inspired outdoor spa that’s surrounded by native forest. It’s huge at 20,000 square feet and is the best way to relax after a long day of adventuring around Whistler in December.

The outdoor baths are mirrored on old Finnish traditions and have the added benefit of being surrounded by Whistler’s incredible natural beauty. You can also get a traditional Scandinavian massage to truly relax after having all the fun in Whistler.

Whistler’s most unique spa is open from 10 am – 9 pm daily. Access to the baths starts at $105 CAD per adult. 

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort

If you’re already staying at the Four Seasons, this is a convenient option. Or, if you didn’t want to splurge on the hotel room at Four Seasons, this could be a good happy medium where you still experience some of their amenities.

The Spa at Four Seasons is a stunning, luxurious indoor and outdoor getaway. It was voted as the #1 hotel spa in Canada by Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.

This relaxing sanctuary provides 12 treatment rooms, two couples’ rooms, and two zen relaxation lounges. Along with their signature massage treatments, they also offer body scrubs and wraps.

They have several different types of massages, starting at $225 CAD. If you would like to make it a couples massage, be sure to ask to be side by side when booking so you can have the experience in one of their luxurious couples suites.

Whistler Day Spa

Whistler Day Spa is one of the more budget-friendly options for your relaxing spa day. They are located at the Pan Pacific Hotel, making this a very convenient option if you choose to stay there. They offer a wide variety of services including facials and several different types of massages.

When visiting this spa you’ll also have access to the Pan Pacific hot tub, pool, and sauna with any massage, facial, or spa package booked! They also provide you with robes and lockers, so come early, or stay late and enjoy the added amenity.

They also typically have some sort of promotion or last-minute deal going, so be sure to check that out before booking! If you do want to make the occasion last, they even offer affordable prices for packages. The Alpine Escape package which includes a 50-minute full-body Swedish relaxation massage and a 20-minute hydrating facial costs $235 CAD.

This spa also has quite the list of raving reviews, so you certainly aren’t giving up any stars for quality service at these more affordable rates.

Other Places to Visit Near Whistler on Your Honeymoon

If you’re visiting Whistler on your honeymoon, the exploring doesn’t have to stop there. There are several other amazing surrounding cities as well! Some places you can consider visiting include:

Other Things to do While You’re in Whistler

While you’re in Whistler, be sure not to miss out on some of the best activities in the area! Below, I have just listed a glimpse of my favorite things to do in Whistler to add to your Whistler itinerary!

  • Go ziplining – There are many epic ziplining tours in Whistler with the most incredible mountain and forest views! The Sasquatch is just as mighty as it sounds. Not only is it the longest zipline in North America but it also descends 2,133 (7,000 feet). It is only one line though so if you’d rather ride several lines or go for something less intense there is also the Eagle which departs from the same location! The tour features five different ziplines, including a 732 m (2,400 ft ) zipline with a 30-story descent – still a thrilling time!
  • Brandywine Falls – The nature all around Whistler is stunning and the 70 meters (230 feet) Brandywine Falls surrounded by rough cliffs is not one to miss! This is a really short hike – only about 15 minutes one-way starting from the parking lot. It’s accessible from April to October and you’ll cross a wooden footbridge, some train tracks and head through the forest until you make it to the first viewing platform.
  • Ride an ATV/buggy – One of our very favorite tours in Whistler was a buggy tour! In our small 4-wheel utility vehicle, we zoomed the mountain tops and admired all of the panoramic views (when we weren’t splashing in the puddles, that is!) If you prefer to ride an ATV, that is possible too with the same company. The buggy tour is $325 CAD whereas the ATV tour costs $169 CAD.
  • Scenic flight – Although fun, scenic flights around Whistler are not cheap but are 100% bucket worthy! There are a few different options here but the most unique options are the scenic helicopter flight with a mountain landing and a seaplane flight that departs and lands from the water! The helicopter tour includes a 20-minute flight and a 15-minute glacier landing on Rainbow Mountain for the cost of $325 CAD. On the seaplane flight, you’ll be in the sky for 30 minutes and it costs $199 CAD. Whichever you choose both options have mindblowing views of mountains, glaciers, and lakes!

Renting a Car in British Columbia

A rural road with Mt Currie in the background
Road trips are the best way to explore Canada!

If you’re arriving in British Columbia via plane, then I can’t recommend getting a rental car enough. British Columbia is a large province, and traveling between the best places to visit in BC requires transport. Although you can use public transport on some occasions, this means your trip will not only require more time but more planning.

Car rental in Canada isn’t relatively cheap, but it’s not that expensive either, especially if you get a budget car. The cheapest car with a pick-up and drop-off in different locations is around $100 CAD per day. The price does vary though, depending on the time of year. For car rentals, I use the website Discover Cars. It’s a search engine with lots of deals with good customer service. In fact, I’ve used Discover Cars all over the world, including in Chile, New Zealand, and Australia.

Another popular option is to rent a campervan or motorhome (only for the brave in winter.) Using Motorhome Republic, you can search hundreds of deals across multiple companies to pick a great vehicle and the cheapest price. Having a motorhome is a stunning way to see Canada, and using crown land and campsites, you can often camp for free or very cheap in the most beautiful places imaginable!

Don’t get Caught without Travel Insurance!

We never travel without travel insurance! We’ve had a few instances during our travels when one of us has ended up in the hospital, and travel insurance has saved us thousands of dollars over the years!

SafetyWing is our go-to insurance, we both have policies with them whenever we travel.

They offer travel medical insurance that’s super affordable (only $45 USD per 4 weeks!)The only thing to note is that the insurance must be purchased once you’ve left your home country – we typically buy it as soon as we land at the airport.  

We’ve personally used SafetyWing for many different trips, and we’ve been reimbursed for countless expenses when we’ve fallen ill. SafetyWing even covered our flights back to Canada in full when the pandemic first happened (when last-minute flights before the borders closed were super expensive!) While most travel insurance companies left people stranded, SafetyWing fully reimbursed us for our last-minute, pricey flights!

Also, because it is so affordable, there really is no excuse not to take out a policy. Check prices and get a quote online here with SafetyWing (you can even take out a policy if you’re already traveling!)

Thanks for reading!

Daniel and Bailey take a selfie in Whistler after riding the  Sasquatch zip line
Thanks for reading!

Honeymoons are very special, and usually your first trip together as husband and wife! We hope this guide helps make the planning for your honeymoon in Whistler a breeze. Congratulations on your marriage and we wish you a memorable and romantic honeymoon.

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