Magic of Christmas in Whistler at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Experience the magic of a white Christmas in Whistler at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
One of the iconic Fairmont mountain properties, you can play in the snow by day and relax in warm, cozy luxury by evening.
For two days, enjoy your choice of tours from dog sledding, snowmobiling, sightseeing on the Peak 2 Peak gondola, snowshoeing, ziptreking, dining or relaxing at the nordic-style Scandinave Spa.
Enjoy a helicopter ice cave adventure on day 5, and by day 6 celebrate Christmas at the Chateau with dancing and a decadent feast.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Vancouver | Arrival Welcome to Vancouver! Upon arrival we have arranged a private transfer to your luxurious accommodation at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own. Wander through the boutiques on Robson Street or visit the underground Pacific Centre Mall downtown for some last-minute Christmas shopping, and make sure to visit the Vancouver Christmas Market at Jack Poole Plaza. A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the market features more than 80 huts of authentic German sweets, treats, and treasures.
Day 2 Vancouver to Whistler + Mountain Top Fondue | Private Transfer Late this morning, meet your driver for a private transfer along the scenic Sea to Sky highway to Whistler. Mountain Top Crystal Hut Fondue Dinner by Snowcat This evening, board a heated snowcat and travel to an exclusive dining experience at the quaint and charming Crystal Hut, perched atop Blackcomb Mountain at 6,000 ft. Be treated to the chefs’ local interpretation of a traditional fondue dinner accompanied by fine wine, followed by fresh baked fruit pie served hot from a wood-fired oven. The evening is complete with live entertainment featuring local up-and-coming musicians. (Breakfast & dinner included today)
Day 3 Whistler | Freedom of Choice – Choose 1 of 2 Excursions Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions Option 1 Dog-Sledding Tour in Callaghan Valley Let your eager and powerful dog team lead you into the magnificent old growth forest of the Callaghan Valley. Stop for a rest at an abandoned trapper’s camp on Totem Lake and learn about the history of our Canadian fur trappers. Join your professional musher in harnessing and staging the dogs, learn the commands and how to handle a sled. Sit back and relax or drive your sled while the musher leads the group. Return for a snack and hot chocolate by the fire. Option 2 Snowmobile Tour in Callaghan Valley Journey through the pristine Callaghan Valley to the historic NorthAir Goldmine site for an introduction to the backcountry. Follow wide, winding trails to an open play area. Experience the perfect mix of easy riding and spectacular scenery – ideal for first time snowmobilers and families.
After your tour, board the Whistler Gondola for a mountain top sightseeing experience and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. This evening we recommend a visit to the Fairmont's Wildfire Patio with its festive bonfire.
Day 4 Whistler | Freedom of Choice – Choose 1 of 4 Excursions Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions Option 1. Scandinavian Baths Experience Discover this spectacular 20 000 sq ft outdoor spa, spread over three acres of natural land and overlooking Whistler’s incredible landscape. The Scandinave Spa Whistler offers the Scandinavian baths experience, also known as hydrotherapy. Option 2. Medicine Trail Snowshoe Tour Guaranteed to delight travelers of all ages, this snowshoe tour takes you through a mysterious forest and down an old trapper’s path known as the Medicine Trail. Gaze at giant cedar, fir, and hemlock trees, sample teas made from medicinal plants that grow on the route and capture photographs of Trapper’s Cabin and Totem Pole Lake. A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour. Option 3. Fine Things Dining Tour Give your Whistler vacation the golden touch with a 4-hour progressive dinner tour of the area’s most established restaurants. Taste fine local cuisine from award-winnings chefs and visit cavernous wine cellars where you will learn to saber a champagne bottle! With a savvy guide, you'll sample regional fare from blackened ahi tuna to icewine truffles, a local specialty. Option 4. Ziptrek Bear Tour Exhilarating and exciting, Ziptrek’s legendary bear tour features five ziplines plus a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and forest trails and showcases stunning views of Fitzsimmons Creek.
Day 5 Whistler | Heli-Adventure Ice Cave Experience with lunch Lift off from Whistler today for an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience! Fly over Canada’s largest, southernmost ice cap and formations of ancient glaciers. Landing on top of a mountain, you will be walked through an interpretive tour by a highly trained mountain guide. On this magical experience, you will explore multiple tunnels of azure blue crystalline formations and impressive vaulted ceilings of ancient remote ice caves. Lunch today will be set up in one of the ice caves.
Day 6 Whistler | Christmas Day at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Begin your Christmas morning with a festive Christmas Day brunch. Served in the Wildflower restaurant, this family-friendly brunch features favorite holiday dishes and a chef-attended carving station. After brunch, we suggest spending the afternoon skating at the Civic Plaza. Home of the medal ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, this hub of Whistler Village is a great way to experience an afternoon of skating under the twinkling lights. This evening, enjoy the Annual Christmas Day Gala Dinner and Dance. An elegant Christmas buffet dinner featuring all the holiday favorites will be followed by an evening of dancing
Day 7 Whistler to Vancouver | Private Transfer The time has come to say goodbye to Whistler. We have included a private transfer to the airport from your hotel to begin your journey home. (Breakfast included today)
- 1 night accommodation in Vancouver
- 5 nights accommodation in Whistler
- Return Private Transfers Vancouver Airport | Vancouver Hotel | Whistler
- Snowcat to the Mountain Top for a Fondue Dinner
Whistler | Freedom of Choice – Choose between 1 of 2 Excursions
- Dog-Sledding Tour in Callaghan Valley
- Snowmobile Tour in Callaghan Valley
- Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ticket
Whistler | Freedom of Choice – Choose 1 of 4 Excursions
- Scandinavian Baths Experience
- Medicine Trail Snowshoe Tour
- Fine Things Dinning Tour
- Ziptrek Bear Tour
- Heli-Adventure Ice Cave Experience with lunch**
- Christmas Day Brunch
- Christmas Day Gala Dinner and Dance
Hotel Information | Deluxe Grade
- Vancouver – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | Deluxe Room
- Whistler – Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Deluxe View Room
Hotel Information | Deluxe Plus Grade
- Vancouver – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | Fairmont Gold Room
- Whistler – Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Fairmont Gold Room
- Activities other than specified
- Meals other than specified
- Portage fees
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DATES & PRICING
Departs from Vancouver: Dec 20, 2020(Tour Code: MPYVR89)
20 Dec, 2020
|Deluxe Plus Grade|
20 Dec, 2020
Magic of Christmas in Whistler at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
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