Whistler is the perfect place for a cozy date night. Whether it’s relaxing in front of the fire, getting all wrapped up and heading out into the snow or just enjoying a romantic dinner together, Whistler has it all. We’ve put together a list of some cozy date night ideas to ease the planning and help you have a perfect time in Whistler.
Whistler has many amazing restaurants to choose from for a classic date night. If you’re looking for something extra special, Rimrock or Araxi are the perfect choice for an incredible meal for those special occasions. Alternatively, snuggle into a fleece blanket in front of the outdoor fire at Basalt Wine & Salumeria and enjoy a selection of delicious wines with a cheese plate. For more than just a dining experience, head to Bearfoot Bistro. You can choose your own wine to accompany your meal in their extensive wine cellar or cozy up in their parkas whilst you taste different vodkas while in sub-zero temperatures in their ice room. Whatever it is you fancy, Whistler will be able to deliver.
For that extra special experience, Canadian Wilderness Adventures have the perfect romantic evening activities. Take a Sunset Jeep Tour (available until Oct 31st) to the best view of Whistler and watch as the sun dips behind the mountains creating the perfect alpenglow. In the winter (beginning Dec 15th) take a snowcat or if you’re feeling brave drive yourselves on snowmobiles up to Crystal Hut for a delicious fondue meal. Based near the top of Blackcomb Mountain, Crystal Hut offers the most beautiful views of the sparkling lights of Whistler Village down below. Experience the tranquility of the mountain at night under a blanket of stars and get cozy in the hut while you enjoy a delicious fondue dinner.
Head to Whistler’s most popular spa to soak those tired muscles and leave feeling rejuvenated. Open year-round, the spa is enclosed by forest and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Based on the hydrotherapy tradition, the Scandinave Spa experience requires complete silence as you move through the cycles of hot-cold-relax. Enjoy each other’s company while you fully relax in silence, cuddling up on the hammocks or day beds or in front of the fires. You can even book a couples massage to increase your relaxation. Massage prices include the bath access and a robe.
Wrap up warm and head to the iconic Olympic Plaza to enjoy some ice skating. Surrounded by twinkling lights and the buzz from the village stroll and nearby restaurants it’s the perfect place to spend the evening. Skates can be rented for a nominal fee or you can bring your own and admission is free. Once you’re done skating, grab a hot chocolate from one of the nearby cafes and cuddle up in front of the fire to warm up.
If you fancy going to see a movie, Village 8 Cinemas has a great variety of new releases. Grab some delicious popcorn and drinks and sit back and enjoy. Situated in the center of the village it’s the perfect after dinner activity.
Cozy Night In
For those nights when you just want to stay in and cuddle up on the sofa and watch TV or a movie, there is always Whistler Dine In. With a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, you can order online or over the phone and Whistler Dine In will bring your food straight to your door. Perfect after a long day or when it’s just too cold to venture out.