Posted on March 20, 2020

Wish You Were Here

In the wake of COVID-19, many of us around the globe have been forced to cancel our travel plans and return home in order to self isolate and practice physical distancing in order to stop the spread of novel coronavirus. Our thoughts are with those whose families have suffered the loss of loved ones, and the medical workers at the forefront of fighting for the health of the world at large.  We know this is a very serious time, with daily updates from the media on the status of COVID-19, and we understand the stress and anxiety that lots of individuals are feeling.  As such, our team has thought of a few ways to lighten your atmosphere of self-isolation by suggesting turning it into a Whistler ‘Staycation’.  We thought if you can’t currently join us here, then we would try to bring you some joy with tips on some of Whistler’s best treats and eats. Now more than ever is the perfect time to support the amazing local businesses in Whistler’s community and we also suggest within your own. We’re also sharing our best tips for staying busy while remaining indoors.

Whistler Scent

Do you have some aromatherapy bottles sitting around the house?  Why not put them to good use in setting the smell for your Staycation?  Whistler is full of different scents depending on the time of year – the smell of pine or cedar can invoke the feeling of wandering through the forest.  Floral scents can help you picture our wild Tiger Lily’s which grow in the mountain meadows during early June.  Crisp mountain air can be emulated with wintergreen – taking you back to the heart of winter.  If you’re really adventurous see if you can re-create our bustling summer biking scent of bike lube and skunk cabbage as you picture yourself riding through the lake trails. For any Staycation a bit of scent can help to immerse your imagination.

Whistler History

Did you know Whistler wasn’t always a ski town?  In fact, the first public accommodation was a fishing lodge on Alta Lake.  The Whistler Museum archive has blog on the history of our town which you can read here.