Super, Neighbours in BC: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Eat, Walk, Cycle… Fish?


Welcome to the latest series of Super, Neighbours blog posts where we highlight incredible travel destinations in British Columbia!

Did you know that one of the sites in our growing Canada Is Awesome network is Whistler Is Its launch was a little over 2 years ago and it’s been so cool to watch the site grow and to see all of the different stakeholders in Whistler contributing to its success.

Beyond encouraging you to visit their site, the point of me bringing them up is to let you know that when I was planning to return to Whistler I asked the W.I.A. folks where I should stay, and the first place they looped me in with was The Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

I shared the drive up the Sea to Sky in THIS POST, then made THIS ONE that showcased our fabulous accommodations at the Fairmont. I had planned to simply share our eating experiences at the resort’s restaurants in this post but there is so much more going on, so I’m expanding the scope a bit.

Bottom line, you’re going to want to check out The Grill Room and The Wildflower. Two of four dining options that are steps from the elevator to your room, aside from being surrounded by elegance you’ll also be privy to one of the best brunches I’ve experienced. It’s a must.

Choose to be seated by the fireplace or perhaps closer to nature by one of the windows.

Once you’re done eating perhaps you’ll want to take a leisurely 8 minute stroll down one of the paths into the Village. Pictured on the left below is Ross Rebagliati Park, just off the main walking path, and while I won’t go for the obvious joke and speculate what most of the locals use it for (wait, I just did!), I will point out that it’s one of many green spaces you’ll come across while getting some fresh air.

Ross Rebagliati’s namesake public park

You’ll also pass by this little bike park where you (and your kids, if you’ve got any) can sharpen up your skills.

And this more intense one, where people with already-sharp skills do tailwhips and backflips.

Sitting somewhere between those two above options would be the experience of taking the chair up to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. In the summer months the snow groomers sit idle as cyclists take over. HERE is more info and ticket pricing.

Last but not least, lakes! Right after we checked out of our room the valet brought us our car and we went looking for a parking spot near the candy store in the Whistler Village so we could get treats for the drive home. I went the wrong direction by accident and not two minutes later happened upon Lost Lake, a swimmer-friendly spot that’s also home to trout. If you’re looking for places to fish or to swim in the summer months, you don’t have to look far as the area is dotted with small lakes like this.

Learn more about the Fairmont Chateau Whistler at and stay tuned as we plan to revisit when the snow starts falling again.