Whistler West Coast Culinary Tour - Calgary Departure
Join Food and Wine Writer Shelley Boettcher on a West Coast Culinary Tour to one of the Most Scenic Destinations in Canada; Whistler, B.C | September 17th – 20th
Newwest Travel – Whistler West Coast Culinary Tour Includes:
Round-trip flight on a VIP chartered WestJet 737 aircraft from Calgary (YYC) to Vancouver (YVR). Enjoy exclusive departures at both private charter terminals.
Three nights’ accommodation at the 4-star Westin Resort & Spa located in the heart of the Village
4-day culinary tour with sightseeing, outings and tastings with local tour guides and transportation
Sparkling wine or choice of beverages over the Rockies with continental breakfast
2x2 seating onboard the aircraft (middle seats will be empty). Upgrades are available
Welcome orientation & reception with the group in Whistler (Local COVID-19 protocols permitting)
Private round-trip airport transfers from Vancouver to Whistler
Escorted by food and wine writer, Shelley Boettcher. Shelley is a food and wine writer, traveller, and has contributed to CBC Radio, Calgary Herald, Westjet, Globe and Mail, Guardian
Book your Culinary Tour by August 15 to save $150 off the listed rates!
Friday, September 17th
Good morning! Please meet at the Calgary International Airport private charter terminal. There will be parking onsite ($), next to the terminal building. We will board the chartered WestJet aircraft for a quick flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, enjoy a private motor coach from YVR South Terminal and experience one of the best drives in Canada, the Sea to Sky Highway on our way to Whistler.
After you have checked-in to the hotel, join the group for a welcome reception on the FireRock patio at the Westin Resort & Spa. There will be refreshments and light appetizers available.
The rest of the day is at your leisure. You may opt to purchase the Whistler Sightseeing Pass that includes the Peak 2 Peak gondola or explore the heart of Whistler Village.
Tonight, join your host for an (optional $) dining experience at The Cellar by Araxi. A culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. As an early pioneer of farm to table dining, Executive Chef James Walt's seasonally focused menus celebrate the excellence of locally sourced ingredients.
Saturday, September 18th
This morning relish a delectable brunch at Stonesedge Kitchen. Discreetly tucked away off the Village stroll, their delicious creations are simple, but flavourful, and are made with seasonal sustainable meats and produce. Brunch is a leisurely experience full of hearty plates designed to be savored while sipping on a freshly steamed latte, a mimosa, or a crafted Caesar.
After brunch, we will head to Pemberton with stops at a local brewery, craft distillery and the North Arm Farm where there will be free time to explore and pick fruit. After, we will head back to the hotel.
Tonight, experience the Finer Things Tour. This guided walking tour features 4 delicious courses at four award winning Whistler restaurants. Included is a visit to an impressive 15,000-bottle wine cellar where guests learn to saber champagne. If you are looking to treat yourself to Whistler's best, this is the tour for you.
Sunday, September 19th
The morning is at your leisure. You may consider visiting one of the many local cafes in the Village.
This afternoon visit the iconic Fairmont Chateau Whistler to experience their Chef for a Day – Hands on Cooking Workshop. This interactive and engaging workshop will teach new tricks & tips, as well as unique preparation techniques you can take home with you. After welcoming everyone to the workshop, the Chef will describe the 1st and 2nd courses to prepare, followed by service of these courses. After, we will work together under the guidance of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Pastry Chef to create a dessert masterpiece.
Menus will be created using the freshest local ingredients available and are entirely customizable. For guests with allergies, a separate menu would be prepared or a chef prepared alternative for those who would prefer a different protein.
Tonight, enjoy a 3-course dinner and wine pairings at the Bearfoot Bistro. Dining at the Bearfoot Bistro is more than a meal: It’s a culinary journey. Executive Chef Melissa Craig’s food starts with the season – the bounty, the colours. It’s the combination of a familiar flavour with a new technique, a local ingredient given an international twist. The exceptional seafood and wild game found in British Columbia is complemented by the best of the best available from around the globe.
Monday, September 20th
This morning is at your leisure.
For our final food outing, join the group for lunch. A gastropub fit for its vistas, Black’s Pub is a destination unto itself. Situated right at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb, this 2-level gastropub features unparalleled views of both mountains.
Black’s Pub is a place for neighbours and the community to share in great food, fantastic drinks, and local culture.
After lunch, you will have a few hours to explore the Village. We will depart for the airport at 4:30pm for the flight back to Calgary.
Ask About Premium Class Seating!
The first 3 rows feature soft, supple leather and wider seats combine for outstanding comfort, with each seat offering 20% more room. You’ll also enjoy an upgraded breakfast, priority boarding and advance seat selection.
ACCOMMODATIONS - WESTIN RESORT & SPA
Breathe in the fresh mountain air at The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, a charming luxury hotel tucked away in the Coast Mountains. Wander around Whistler and explore everything the Olympic Village has to offer. No matter the season, there's always something to do outside. Take advantage of their top-notch culinary offerings and sample local specialties at the hotel restaurants FireRock Lounge and Grill & Vine. Make the most of your time in Whistler and let the unique locale provide you with memories for a lifetime.
Deluxe Studio with Fireplace
356sqft - 445 sqft, Maximum occupancy: 2 • 1 King bed & 1 Queen sofa bed • Full bathroom with tub • Full kitchen with microwave, dishes & glasses • 24-hour room service • Balcony with sliding door access
Deluxe Studio Suite, 2 Queen with Fireplace
356sqft - 445 sqft, Maximum occupancy: 2 • 1 King bed & 1 Queen sofa bed • Full bathroom with tub • Full kitchen with microwave, dishes & glasses • 24-hour room service • NO balcony, only windows that open
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Suite with Fireplace
760sqft, Maximum occupancy: 4 • Bedroom #1: 1 Queen bed; Bedroom #2: 1 Queen bed. Sofa bed in the living room • Full bathroom with tub • Full kitchen with microwave, dishes & glasses • 24-hour room service • Balcony with sliding door access
Tour prices are subject to change without notice. Prices are per person based on room occupancy and are non-refundable. Some services at the hotel may not be available as advertised and are subject to local health authority orders. *Premium aircraft seating - first 3 rows, more seat comfort, upgraded breakfast, priority boarding, advance seat selection. Premium class must be purchased for round-trip flight. Itinerary and restaurants are subject to change without notice. Read more about Newwest Travel’s Terms & Conditions and Travel Disclaimers
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Deluxe Studio Suite - Single Occupancy
Deluxe Studio Suite - Double Occupancy
Deluxe Studio 2 Queen - Double Occupancy
2 Bedroom Suite - Double Occupancy
2 Bedroom Suite - Quad Occupancy
Premium Class Seating
Optional Araxi Dinner