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Christmas in Whistler
Departs from Vancouver (Tour Code: MPYWS1) Departs on December 21st, 2019
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21 Dec, 2019
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Embrace the magic of a white Christmas at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler on this 6-day tour out of Vancouver.
Enjoy an array of winter activities like a helicopter tour with glacier landing, snowshoeing and dog sledding, plus feast on a delicious fondue dinner prepared at the top of Backcomb Mountain.
Itinerary at a Glance
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Day 1 Arrive Vancouver
Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport you will be transferred to your downtown hotel (included). 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 Granville Island Market Tour
Granville Island is one of the most-visited Vancouver attractions for lovers of food, art and culture. During the tour, you will eat your way through the world-famous Public Market and hear the intriguing stories, culture, and history behind the tasty creations. Tour highlights include locally-cured meats, small production local cheeses, and freshly-baked artisan bread. Touring the Granville Island Public Market is one of the most authentic ways to experience Vancouver. The afternoon is free to explore Vancouver on your own. As the sun sets, we recommend a visit to the scenic North Shore and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, which is magically transformed at Christmas into a wonderland of festive lights and holiday cheer. (Breakfast included today)
Day 3 Vancouver to Whistler
Transfer (included) from Vancouver Downtown to your overnight accommodation in Whistler. 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 4 Helicopter Tour with Glacier Landing & Snowshoeing Tour
Today embark on a stunning helicopter flight over the area’s highlights. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Whistler Resort, Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains and “the best of Garibaldi Park”. The views encompass the coastal range as far as the eye can see, including glacial flows, peaks, rivers and lakes. For a little more magic, your pilot will touch down on Rainbow Glacier, where you will take an unforgettable 12,000 year walk back in time! This afternoon strap on your snowshoes for a trip through the snow in the Callaghan Valley. (Breakfast included today)
Day 5 Dogsledding & Christmas Dinner
Merry Christmas! In the morning, let your eager and powerful dog team lead you into the old growth forest of the Callaghan Valley. Stop for a warm up at a trapper’s cabin on Totem Pole Lake and learn about the history of Canadian fur trappers. Join your musher in harnessing and staging the dogs, learn the commands and feel the thrill of driving your own team. The afternoon is free to explore Whistler on your own. This evening, celebrate the holidays at the Christmas Gala, showcasing an extravagant buffet and live entertainment. (Breakfast & dinner included today)
Day 6 Whistler to Vancouver
Transfer (included) back to downtown Vancouver or the airport, where your package ends. (Breakfast included today)
- 2 nights in Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
- 3 nights in Fairmont Chateau Whistler
- Daily breakfasts
- Christmas Gala Dinner & Dance
- Granville Island Market Tour
- Mountain Top Fondue by Snowcat
- Helicopter Flightseeing with Glacier Landing
- Guided Snowshoe Tour
- Dogsledding Tour