Over Martin Luther King weekend my besties, Joleen and Taylor, and I took a girls trip to Whistler, Canada for a Winter getaway. It was our first time in the snow and our first time snowboarding so it was definitely a trip to remember where many memories were made.
We stayed at Whistler Village which is a huge ski resort with loads of restaurants, shopping, and direct access to the slopes. The best way I can describe it is as a round Waikiki, but instead of everyone going to the beach, everyone is going up the mountain.
Being in 20- 30 degree weather required tons of coffee, food, and layers LOL. For bottoms I wore leggings under jeans, two pairs of socks, and boots. On top I wore long sleeve tops, a light jacket, and a heavier jacket or coat on top. The second jacket is necessary for walking around the village but can be taken off in doors. Beanies, scarves, and gloves were also very helpful.
Let me tell you, adjusting to the cold was a STRUGGLE. But after a couple days I think we got the hang of it.
Your body is working over time to stay warm in the cold so you get tired faster. I’m not even being dramatic when I say I had to drink three coffees a day to stay awake. I drank coffee to stay warm in the day, and at night vodka did the trick 😉
One of the highlights of the trip was experiencing the Kettle One ice room at Bearfoot Bistro. We did a vodka tasting in the coldest vodka tasting room in the world (-25F). IT WAS CRAZY!!! If you know me, you know Kettle is my alcohol of choice so I was super excited to take shots at it’s optimal temperature. They gave us special heavy duty jackets to wear inside the room for the tasting so we wouldn’t freeze our tits off but my hands were numb after a few shots and selfies.
To be honest, in the beginning we were pretty scared to snowboard. But once we got it down we were addicted! After each ride we were literally running back up to go again. It was so much fun and I’m already day dreaming about our next snow trip.
Everyone was warning us that we’d be sore the day after snowboarding. Although we weren’t that sore (because we’re basically the next Hawaii snowboarding olympic team hahaha) we’d come up with any excuse to visit the Scandinave Spa Whistler. This place is magical. They have swedish and deep tissue massages, hot and cold pools, steam and sauna rooms— overall the most relaxing, zen place I’ve ever been too. It was hard if not impossible to take photos here because it’s a silent spa, but we snuck a ‘kini snow pic quickly for the gram.
Y’all already know how much of a foodie I am. It’s safe to say we did WERK in Canada.
Let me also just say that this pic ^^ is my aesthetic.
You can’t go to Canada and not eat poutine!!! I can feel myself gain 10lbs just looking at this again. LOL
I don’t want to bore you with too many food pictures because I eat the same thing almost every night (seafood, duh) but this was definitely my favorite restaurant we tried in Canada called Rimrock Cafe.
Since we’re such foodies we come across a lot of delicious eats. Places that really wow me, also have amazing service and ambiance. Rimrock felt authentic and not touristy, which is what I look for when traveling.
If there’s a meat and cheese board on the menu you know I’m ordering it. We learned in Canada they have après, which is an after lunch or late afternoon meal. AKA pupus or hap(a)py hour— my fav!
Another destination checked off my bucket list! I had so much fun in Canada with my girls, eating, drinking, snowboarding, and relaxing. These moments are priceless and I’ll never forget my first time in the snow.
I hope you guys enjoyed my Whistler recap. Where to next? 😉