Have you ever been to a ski town before? The French Alps, maybe? Or Aspen, Colorado? What about Whistler, the prominent ski town in British Columbia. This place is Canada's pride and joy, especially since it once hosted the Winter Olympics. Such historic significance is enough to want you to check it out, right? But before you do, make sure you've packed the right things for your trip. To visit Whistler, you'll need to bring along an insulated tumbler, a power bank, and lots of clothes, among many others. Not sure why? Well, this would help you know more about it!
Lots of Clothing
Needless to say, you'll need lots of layers to stay warm in Whistler. It's a ski town, after all, so you're going to have to pile on sweaters, cardigans, jackets, coats, and more. However, don't just automatically bring these thinking there's going to be snow everywhere. Not all areas of Whistler
are filled with snow. Perhaps, in winter they are, but when it's summer and you don't have plans on going to the mountaintop to ski, you can last your whole trip in soft layers instead. As for footwear, the sturdier the better! Think sneakers, hiking boots, and the like!
No matter what apparel you choose to bring for your trip to Whistler, a pair of gloves is always a must! Not only are they chic, but they're also convenient. Especially if you're an active person. Planning to do some winter sports? Wearing gloves will help your hands avoid frostbite. They're also a lot easier to manage than mittens. And even when you don't have plans to travel to the top of the mountains, there are some parts of Whistler that are still cold enough to require your gloves. Don't ever forget them!
Goggles are an absolute must for when you want to do winter sports. Be it skiing, snowboarding, and the like, wearing goggles allows you to avoid getting snow in your eye. This, in turn, will help you avoid accidents too! It's important to remember that ski accidents are a lot more common and deadlier than you probably realize. No matter how fun it is to ski down a mountain in Whistler, you must always stay as careful as can be! Also, it's better that you bring your own pair of goggles instead of wearing what they provide, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic.
A swimsuit in Whistler, one of the coldest towns in Canada? You probably think it's a joke, right? Well, it's not! Do note that there's a lot you can do in Whistler apart from skiing
. Believe it or not, swimming is one of them! The town has many lakes, ponds, and the like where you can swim all you want, especially when it's summer. Not to mention doing water sports too like kayaking, jet-skiing, and more. Add to that the many hot springs too! If you want to take a dip in Whistler's hot springs
, you'll need to wear a swimsuit.
As far as beauty products are concerned, there's really only one that you absolutely need—lip balm! Remember that the cold can easily chap your lips. Even when you try covering them up with a thick scarf or a face mask, the cool air can still seep through and dry them out in no time. Do you want to walk around Whistler with chapped lips? Or even worse, when you peel out the skin, they can easily bleed. You won't want that, right? So make sure to pack along some lip balm and put it on every once and a while.
If you thought sunscreen was only for tropical destinations
, think again! Just because a place is cold and snowy, it doesn't mean there's no sun shining down there. In the case of Whistler, in some areas where you don't have to be so covered, you can easily get sunburned if you don't put on sunscreen. So make sure you don't forget it when you're packing for your trip here. Before going out, slather on a coat or two and you won't have to worry about any risks to your skin at all!
In a place like Whistler, it's all about coffee, tea, or hot chocolate
! Since it's such a cold place, a warm beverage will feel like your best friend. However, you won't want to spend most of your time in restaurants or cafes, would you? Even when you consider yourself a foodie, it's highly likely you didn't travel all the way to this town in British Columbia just to drink. What should you do then? Pack along an insulated tumbler
and pour in your hot beverage. No matter where you are, you're assured of a warm drink!
And finally, you'd do well to bring a power bank with you on your trip to Whistler! This town is the kind of place where you'll likely spend more time outdoors. And if you don't want to waste time trying to find a socket in various restaurants
, cafes, convenience stores, and the like, a power bank will do. Heck, even when you're hiking with no commercial area in sight, as long as your device is plugged into your mobile charger, it'll have a full battery by the time you reach the top!
You can never be too prepared for your travels, especially when you're visiting a place like Whistler. This ski town isn't just another cold place you think you can get used to. You'll need to pack some specific items if you want to enjoy your time here!