Whistler
Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Surrounded by forest-clad peaks at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, this elegant hotel offers families year-round adventure, with luxurious rooms, ski-in/ski-out convenience and sweeping mountain views.

The resort also has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an Ayurvedic spa, complimentary yoga classes and a wide range of family-friendly fun, from free children’s meals to outdoor activities that adventurers of all ages will love.

Facilities & Activities

Whatever season you visit, there are plenty of activities. In winter, skiing is top-notch, while spring and summer bring superb golf and mountain biking opportunities. There is a winter ski concierge, which transforms into a bike concierge in summer and the hotel has storage for skis and bikes.

Whistler Experience guides offer a deeper insight into the local area. Daily outings include walking tours of Whistler’s historical landmarks and cultural stop-offs at the Audain Art Museum and Whistler Museum.

The hotel features a large gym, plus indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs to ease muscles weary from mountain exertion. The Vida Spa has steam rooms and saunas and offers Ayurvedic treatments that are customised to your individual needs, plus facials and massages. Twice-daily yoga classes are free for guests, and the hotel also has tennis courts and lawn croquet. An 18-hole golf course is just down the road.

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Dining

The hotel’s four restaurants, plus in-room dining, cover all bases. The Wildflower is open for breakfast and dinner, and is child-friendly, offering under-fives a free meal (when accompanied by an adult purchasing an entrée) and those aged six to 12 a 50% discount (see more in our Family tab). Its menu ranges from a giant buffet or cooked-to-order omelettes and pancakes for breakfast to dinners of seafood chowder and lamb loin with maple-glazed carrots.

Portobello has a laid-back feel, offering fresh sandwiches, pastries and rotisserie chicken, while The Mallard Lounge & Terrace is the place to go for a relaxed, slopeside lunch or an après drink with live music. Meanwhile, you can feast on Canadian AAA Prime beef, elk tartare and BC salmon at The Grill Room, where a cosy fire blazes on winter evenings.

Rooms

The 519 rooms range from elegant boltholes to expansive one and two-bedroom suites, all offering various alpine views. The style is elegant and contemporary, with plenty of dark wood, beamed ceilings, studded leather chairs and crisp white linen. The neutral colour palette is pepped up with bright blue cushions and carpets. Rooms offer views of either Whistler Blackcomb or Rainbow Mountain and there are cosy sitting areas to enjoy them from.

Since most room categories sleep up to four guests, families are well catered for (see more in our Family tab). Couples seeking extra luxury could book an Alpine Suite, which has panoramic mountain views, a fireplace and a spa shower.

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Family

Children are warmly welcomed throughout the hotel. Under-fives eat for free at The Wildflower (when accompanied by an adult purchasing an entrée). Children aged six to 12 can choose from the children’s menu or receive 50% off the regular adult menu. Other family-friendly hotel amenities include board games, toboggan rentals in winter and croquet in summer.

There is a good range of accommodation options for families, too. Entry-level room categories can accommodate a family of four on two queen beds, and connecting rooms are available on request. Cots and sofa beds can also be booked in advance.

For more space and privacy, consider a Two-Bedroom Suite. Sleeping up to eight guests, these come with three bathrooms and two private bedrooms separated by a living area, complete with a fireplace and pull-out sofa bed. These are a good option for larger families seeking more space to relax in. You can request one with a slopeside view for added pizazz, and connecting rooms are available. Two-Bedroom Junior Suites are a little smaller, but also a good option for families (of up to six).

Sustainability

Fairmont Chateau Whistler has onsite Sustainability Committee projects and follows industry-leading environmental initiatives, such as eliminating single-use plastics, introducing LED lights throughout the hotel and installing low-flow fixtures in bathrooms to reduce water consumption. Other initiatives range from donating leftover soaps to Soap for Hope Canada to serving local, organic and sustainable ingredients on the menu wherever possible. There are also numerous electric vehicle charging stations on the property.

Location

The hotel has a prime position, offering direct access to Blackcomb Mountain – its slopes are just a three-minute stroll away. You’re also a ten-minute walk from Whistler Village and around 15 minutes from the Audain Art Museum and Whistler Olympic Plaza. The hotel’s 18-hole golf club is only a couple of minutes away by car, while the glacier-fed Green Lake and the Scandinave Spa wellness centre are within a ten-minute drive.

Vancouver International Airport is the closest airport, around 137 km south of the resort. The hotel offers airport shuttles (book in advance).

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