Whistler West Coast Culinary Tour - Edmonton Departure
Join Award Winning Food Columnist Liane Faulder 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 Edmonton (YEG) to Vancouver (YVR). Enjoy exclusive departures at both private executive charter terminals.
Three nights’ accommodation at the 4-star Delta Hotels Whistler Suites located in the heart of Whistler 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 award-winning food columnist, Liane Faulder. Liane is a recently retired feature writer for The Edmonton Journal, and a culinary tour guide
Book your Culinary Tour by June 30thto receive a FREE upgrade to a 1 Bedroom Suite! *
Friday, September 17th
Good morning! Meet Liane and the rest of the group at the Edmonton 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 Liane and 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
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.
Note: 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.
Sunday, September 19th
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.
Monday, September 20th
For our final food outing, join the group for lunch at Caramba! Guests first notice Caramba!’s welcoming staff and lively, inviting atmosphere with its classic Mediterranean feel.
Next comes the high energy of the open kitchen, with its wood-burning pizza oven and busy team of chefs artfully composing each meal. And then comes the quality of Caramba!’s food itself – inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, sourced from the finest whole ingredients and deliciously crafted every step of the way by hand.
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 Edmonton.
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 - DELTA WHISTLER VILLAGE
Located in the heart of Whistler Village, the Delta Whistler Village Suites places you near the area's top attractions, including boutiques, dining, ski slopes and bike trails and world class golf. Take advantage of the heated indoor / outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre. End your night in Whistler at Hy's Steakhouse, the signature hotel restaurant that offers delicious cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. Relax and reset in spacious hotel suites that include full kitchens, fireplaces, flat-panel TVs, free Wi-Fi and plush bedding.
Queen Guest Room
• 250sqft, Maximum occupancy: 2 • 1 Queen bed • Full bathroom with tub • Mini-fridge, microwave, dishes and glasses • Wired internet & WiFi complimentary • NO balcony, windows that open
1 Bedroom Suite
• 475sqft, Maximum occupancy: 4 • Choice of 2 Twin beds, 1 sofa bed OR 1 Queen bed, 1 sofa bed • Full bathroom with tub • Fully equipped kitchen and fireplace • Wired internet & WiFi complimentary • Balcony with sliding door access
2 Bedroom Suite
• 800sqft, Maximum occupancy: 4 • Bedroom #1: 1 Queen bed. Bedroom #2: 2 Twin beds + Sofa bed • Full bathroom with tub • Fully equipped kitchen and fireplace • Wired internet & WiFi complimentary • Balcony with sliding door access
*Room upgrade promotion is based on availability. 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
Queen Guest Room - Single Occupancy
Queen Guest Room - Double Occupancy
1 Bedroom Suite - Single Occupancy
1 Bedroom Suite - Double Occupancy
2 Bedroom Suite - Double Occupancy
2 Bedroom Suite - Quad Occupancy
Premium Class Seating
Optional Araxi Dinner