22nd January, 2019

Here are our top three things to do during the month of love, grab your friends, grab your lovers and let's go!


Let us set the scene for you... while skiing, you think “where am I going to go for lunch?"  While there are plenty of options on the mountain, you can choose to have an enjoyable top to bottom run down to the Village gondola base and eat at one of the many restaurants in the surrounding area.  Basalt is located a short walk from either the Whistler Gondola or Blackcomb’s Excalibur Gondola, you can choose from indoor comfort in relaxed surroundings or their heated and covered patio outdoors on the Village Stroll.

Menu selections include Basalt’s popular cheese fondue, which when paired with a glass of chilled Colterenzio Pinot Grigio, maybe the perfect lunch after a morning on the mountain.  For those who are looking for something lighter, there are plenty of appetizers and salads on offer for sharing or choose from one of their cheese and charcuterie boards that include local, imported and handcrafted items from the Basalt kitchen team.  If you like to choose your own adventure when it comes to cheese and charcuterie, let the Basalt team guide you through the menu to create your own customized experience!

With a wine list heavy in British Columbia selections, as well as wines from around the globe, Basalt is the perfect place to sample.  Cocktails get equal attention from their bar team and if you are looking for something to warm you up, give Basalt’s take on classic mulled wine a try.  A warm beverage and heated patio just may prevent you from heading back up the mountain! 

Canadian Wilderness Adventures

Canadian Wilderness Adventures offers three incredible food filled tours. Start your day off right with the Yukon Breakfast tour which takes you on an exciting adventure via snowmobile through the Callaghan backcountry to a quaint cabin that overlooks the valley. Once at the cabin enjoy a homemade pancake breakfast prepared on an old fashioned wood stove with all the fixings.

The Mountain Top Fondue tour can be accessed via snowmobile or snowcat. Whichever mode of transportation you choose to conquer Blackcomb mountain at night will give you plenty of time to gaze down at the village lit up in all its glory in the valley below.  Once you reach the Crystal Hut enjoy an evening of live music and delicious cheese and broth fondue, with all the fixings, and a slice of pie to end the evening.  

Lastly, the Sproatt Steak Dinner is a must! Snowmobile the Callaghan backcountry at dusk underneath the stars and moon to a rustic cabin. Get cozy as you enjoy a 3-course Canadian steak dinner by candlelight.  This tour is a mix of fun and romance to be had by all. 

Alexander Falls & Brandywine Falls

Grab your snowshoes, pack a picnic and get ready to explore one of Whistlers many waterfalls. Winter has a tendency to make you feel like you're in a whole other realm sometimes and experiencing a frozen waterfall is one of those times. Snowshoe to the bottom of these ice giants and set up your picnic and enjoy the views.  Alexander falls is located in the Callaghan Valley just before the Olympic Village and Brandywine Falls is located 15 minutes south of Whistler along highway 99.