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New York Times Whistler Review

Frugal Whistler - More to Explore

It never hurts to save money, and with the current US exchange rate hovering at a very opportune 20%, for our American visitors, now is the time to visit.

A recent New York Times review of Whistler gives a run-down of a frugal visit to Whistler, which at first glance may seem a bit slummy, but actually contains some excellent recommendations.

Because of the much warmer weather than usual at this time of year, visitors are branching out a bit and exploring the village even more. The offerings are out there: the interpretive forest, for example, is a wonder to explore for any visitor, and is an affordable option to boot. Of course, the Meadow Parks Sports Arena is close at hand and filled with all you need: hot tub, steam room, sauna and so much more. Consider ice skating on a rink that the NHL team uses, for example.

And of course, the alpine calls. Though the village may be a bit warmer this year than usual, that doesn't mean that there isn't great skiing and boarding in our alpine. Far from it. With so much terrain and so much altitude, Whistler Blackcomb is still the number one Ski resort in North America for good reason: The gondola takes you to incredible runs, even while you feel as though the village is warm enough for spring.

And, again, the village calls. The New York Times reminds us of great places to eat that won't break the budget. While we feel that it is wonderful to splurge now and again, the article does mention some wonderful local places that often get overlooked by visitors. Dublin's Gate, for example, is a wonderful Irish Pub, with great music, an upbeat atmosphere and really yummy pub food. Try it out for your next apres. It happens to be located right in the centre of the village, in a perfect location for you to view the Fire and Ice show which happens every Sunday night.. and which as it happens, is free...

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015

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