There’s always been a friendly rivalry between Canada’s West Coast and East Coast – who has the better food, who has the better sports teams, who has the better lifestyle, who has more expensive real estate…. the list goes on (and on).
And although I bleed The 6ix through and through (Home is Toronto, y’all!), when it comes to outdoor living, epic views and a laid-back lifestyle, the West Coast is the clear winner. Even Vancouver, one of the country’s biggest urban centres, is surrounded by incredible mountain ranges and an unbeatable waterfront that are beautiful no matter what the season.
Which is why – as Toronto goes through that gross mid-winter grey slush period – I was stoked to head out west last week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Nita Lake Lodge, one of Whistler’s premier luxury resorts, with my friend Joelle of La Petite Noob blog. Sitting on a serene lake and surrounded by snow-capped mountains and spacious rooms with private balconies, it’s the ultimate winter destination (they also have resident doggies, which makes for a GREAT property, if you ask me). With a few nights planned in Whistler, followed by a couple of days in Vancouver, it was the ideal week-long getaway that only BC can offer – a perfect mix of city and slopes.Read More