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The Perks of Planning a Mid-Week Whistler Vacation
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The Perks of Planning a Mid-Week Whistler Vacation

Let’s face it, you need a break from your daily routine. For the last year or so you have been working hard, and now that travel restrictions have opened up it’s time for a much-deserved getaway.

But why wait for the weekend?

When given the option Whistler locals will almost always choose to take their days off between Sunday and Thursday because they know that weekdays are the best days in Whistler. To help you to look beyond the weekend we’ve put together some of the best perks of staying mid-week when booking your next Whistler vacation.

Save Money, Do More

From accommodation to dining and booking activities, you will discover savings on almost every aspect of your vacation by planning a mid-week stay. You can pocket the savings, or use them to elevate your vacation plans. Go ahead and book that private Bear Tour you have always dreamed of, savour that premium bottle of wine, or upgrade to Fairmont Gold. With a weekday stay your vacation dollars will go further.   

CWR Fairmont Gold Reception
Upgrade yourself to the premium experience of Fairmont Gold. PHOTO BRADON BARRE

Fully Decompress

Truly relaxing into vacation mode can take some time. It’s only really a few days into a vacation that you find that slower gear and stop thinking about work or day-to-day concerns. If you have the vacation time banked, give yourself the time to savour Whistler and enjoy the full benefits of getting away from it all.

Find the vacation gear with a few more days to slow down.

Less time in traffic = More time on vacation

Whistler is just a short 1.5 hr drive away from Vancouver in light traffic, but on generally Fridays and Sundays, commute times can be longer due to increased volume on the roads. Save yourself some time and hassle by travelling during off-peak times. You will get here faster, and feeling more refreshed and ready to start exploring Whistler.

The stress-free feeling of a wide-open highway. PHOTO TOURISM WHISTLER | MIKE CRANE

It’s Quieter

From the parks to hiking trails and the Village Stroll, across the board everywhere will simply be less busy when you visit on a weekday. Being constantly surrounded by crowds can make you feel stressed in a way that you don’t truly realize until it’s taken away. Plan your trip between Sunday to Thursday, and experience the stillness of nature the way the locals do – in blissful, natural stillness.  

Hiking in Whistler in Summer | Image: Tourism Whistler, Mark Mackay
No crowds and still silence – mountain bliss. PHOTO TOURISM WHISTLER | MARK MACKAY

Feel Spoiled For Choice

When visiting Whistler on holidays or weekends planning ahead is key. We highly recommend our guests make reservations for restaurants and activities to get the times that work best for them. But, when you visit on a quieter weekday you are much freer to be spontaneous. You can stop for dinner when hunger strikes, book an adventurous activity last minute or pull up a seat on a sunny patio for a tasty cocktail when you’re ready to rest and refresh.

That said, if you know your plans in advance, a reservation never hurt!

Summer Apres on the Mallard Terrace


It is a bit of a guilty pleasure, but you may enjoy knowing your friends are envious when you post getaway photos while they are working. Okay, that may be a little mean, but maybe next time they’ll join you on your mid-week trip!  

Ready to start planning?

Explore our Best Summer Offers to take advantage of deep savings when planning your next Whistler getaway. Make sure you don’t delay. The long days of summer can fly by surprisingly fast. Start planning now so you don’t miss out!

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