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Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Best for: Honeymoon, Family, Wildlife
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a luxury mountainside retreat, offering an exceptional location at the base of Whistler's prominent Blackcomb Mountain. Combing lavish elegance with a modern alpine setting, the Fairmont Chateau invites guests to indulge.
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The Fairmont Chateau Whistler has won multiple awards for its exceptional standards and service. The hotel boasts a wide range of amenities and facilities, almost making it a resort-within-a-resort. Whistler village itself is one of Canada's best ski resorts, but in the summer it comes alive with outdoor mountain activities including biking, hiking and zip-lining. The Fairmont Chateau is the best place to stay if you wish to be close to the mountain, but it's convenience makes it slightly pricier than other options.
The hotel, as expected, is wonderfully appointed with a huge variety of activities and services. With up to six dining locations, you're spoilt for choice! The Fairmont Chateau also has an exclusive Whistler Experience Guide, who will take you beyond the tourist track, from summer hikes through ancient cedar trees, to pel=dalling the Valley Trail, you will be treated to experience that show what makes Whistler a premier summer destination, as well as a winter one. A fully serviced spa is also on-site, as well as tennis courts, daily yoga and a health club.
Accommodation is undoubtedly luxurious, with over 500 rooms it is a large hotel, but offers personable and friendly service. With lots of different types of rooms and suites, there is something to suit everyone.
When to go
Most famous for its premier ski resort status, Whistler is an incredible outdoor adventure playground in the summer. With plenty of sunshine and warm days (temperatures often reach 27 degrees in July and August), visitors can do a variety of activities including mountain biking, hiking, ziplining, bear viewing and even white-water rafting. It's great to see the village of Whistler bustling in the summer, with plenty of action and things going on.
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Things to do
Salmon Bake by ATV
Enjoy a unique dining experience journey by ATV to the Crystal Hut, perched atop Blackcomb Mountain at 6,000ft and overlooking the beautiful scenery.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Spanning three kilometres between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the world record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a breathtaking journey with 360-degree views. Access via the Whistler Village Gondola.
Whistler Bear Viewing
Rising above Whistler Village are the vast coastal hemlock-cedar forests of the Whistler Blackcomb ski area. These forests, interspersed with ski trails, provide diverse food and shelter for curious black bears.