It’s sunny, it’s hot and it’s almost the weekend. You’ve finally booked that hotel in Whistler and have rounded up the tribe for the getaway. It’s Thursday night and you need to pack but you have no idea where to start. What do you pack for a weekend away in a place that has snow-capped mountains AND lakes? Well, we have a few suggestions:
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Is this a completely chill weekend away? We’re talking lazy days by the pool (or lake), reading books, sipping cocktails or kombucha and completely zoning out. Or is your trip filled with one of everything? Ziplining, biking, hiking, afternoons at the lake and maybe even a round of golf? Determining what kind of a weekend you’re having will create the outcome of your weekend bag. Whatever you’d wear for all of the above activities is what you should bring with you. Easy.
Whistler is usually warmer in the summer than Vancouver, so you can usually be safe wearing less layers but it does get cool in the evenings so packing a light sweater and some jeans won’t be a silly idea.
WE ARE A MOUNTAIN TOWN
This means things can be a little more rugged than the city, so while you can bring your fanciest clothes if you want… just be prepared that they may not be a glistening post-Whistler weekend. We opt for practical over perfectly put together.
BE PREPARED FOR SOME WALKING
We have a long valley trail system and pedestrian village, which means that can be a lot of walking involved so be sure the shoes you’re wearing (and bringing) are great for walking and if you’re going to head up the mountain and walk around, we definitely recommend enclosed shoes that are ideal for rockier terrain.
Mostly, we want you to be comfortable. It’s a weekend away so just enjoy and love the clothes you’re in. Easy, breezy and likely moisture wicking (we did say it gets hot here) See you soon!