Top Vancouver getaways: The Four Seasons Resort Whistler

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One of the Sidecut's distinguishing features is an 1,800 degree infrared grill used to cook the restaurant's steaks and other meat entrees. The dinner menu offers high quality Canadian prime steaks, fresh local seafood and a variety of unique regional specialities such as BC Fallow Venison Loin and Bone-in Braised Bison Short Ribs. 

All entrees are served with a choice of six rubs and presented with a plate of six delicious sauces. The long list of side dishes ranges from steakhouse favourites such as mac 'n cheese and poached egg-grilled asparagus to seasonal fresh vegetables, picked from the resort's 2,700 square-foot rooftop garden.

The Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler

The spa at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler is sublime. 

After a long day in the out-of-doors, there's nothing like kicking back in a eucalyptus-scented steam room while anticipating the dip in the hot tub that comes next, followed by a sweet swim in the steamy outdoor pool. If you're lucky enough to be indulging in a massage, all the better.

Poolside, your kids will be enjoying the "après-ski" complimentary hot chocolate in the hot tub.

The Spa's design, combining contemporary unstained maple wood with a rustic, smooth, white stone creates the perfect relaxing oasis for guests.

All the treatments at the Spa feature natural and high-quality products.  Seaweed, fresh fruits, wild flowers, pure essential oils and clay harvested from BC's glacial lakes are just a few of the ingredients used. The Spa's signature treatments include:

Four Seasons body treatment, BC Marine Body Exfoliation, Après Ski Massage and Vitamin Sea Balancing Facial. For the complete menu of treatments, go here.

Couples looking for a truly special romantic getaway: the Four Seasons Resort Whistler has it all taken care of for you. All the conditions that make romance blossom are fine-tuned at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler. A concierge can even help you plan a candlelit dinner out so you can focus on what matters most: spending time with your loved one.   

Metro Vancouver residents rejoice

But the best news about the Four Seasons Resort Whistler is that, thanks to a variety of creative pricing packages, you don't have to be Bill Gates to enjoy all this incredible luxury.

Got disposable income and live to ski? The Four Seasons Resort offers an  alluring deal that combines discounts topped with your own custom set of skis. No, really. You do get the skis.

Discounted rates, and you can ski through May

The best time of year to visit the Four Seasons Whistler may just be April and May where you can still ski at the top of Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains and rates are discounted by between 30 to 35 per cent.

Summer gets busy in Whistler with hikers, bikers and people from around the world eager to explore the BC mountains sans snow. The Whistler Four Seasons is still the most luxurious choice. The ski shop transforms into a bike shop, and the hotel offers guided morning nature walks and assistance in arranging mountain bike tours, bungee jumping, rafting and a list of other summer adventures. 

For a truly relaxing vacation or weekend getaway from Vancouver, it's hard to think of a better choice than the Four Seasons Resort Whistler. Close to everything and yet secluded enough in the peacefulness of the mountains, it's an amazing way to enjoy being together.

The drive from Vancouver to Whistler is a stunning trip through the iconic West Coast mountains on the sleek, Sea-to-Sky Highway above the protected waterways of Howe Sound. 

For a destination as wonderful as the journey, book the Four Seasons Resort Whistler.

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