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Honeymoon Venue: The Westin Resort and Spa, Whistler, Canada

When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.

When it comes to Canadian ski resorts, look no further than the Westin Resort and Spa for a romantic and adventurous honeymoon getaway. Conveniently located at the base of the beautiful Whistler Mountain, the resort is just 50 metres away from the ski lifts. The Westin is an incredible resort all year round, being voted the Number One Ski Resort in North America by SKI Magazine (2016) and was also the host resort for the downhill events at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The Westin is made up of 400 impeccably designed suites which all put emphasis on comfort and convenience. Guests are provided with roaring fireplaces, private spas, expansive windows overlooking the remarkable mountains as well as being provided with the Westins trademark “Heavenly Bed”, designed to restore your body and mind after a long day on the picturesque Whistler slopes.

The skiing at Whistler is exceptional, with over 200 marked runs, 16 alpine bowls and three glaciers, there is something for all levels of adrenaline. The Westin has a rental store on the first level of the resort for everything skiing and snowboarding, should you need it. For the ultimate Whistler experience, try heliskiing, snow tubing, dog sledding or a thrilling zipline tour of the flawless surroundings. We recommend taking the 4.4 kilometre, peak to peak gondola ride from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountains – the spectacular views of the Whistler village and the alpine valley are not to be missed.

When you’re not out enjoying the Whistler Mountains, The Westin has an array of outstanding on site facilities available. After a long day skiing, check into the resorts own spa, The Avello. Considered one of the most comprehensive spas in Canada, choose from a selection of more than 75 relaxing treatments, ranging from facials and body wraps to hot stone massages. Or, if skiing wasn’t enough for you, opt for the well-equipped fitness centre or the indoor and outdoor pools.

Dining options are also an equally important aspect of The Westin, that is why it is home to the Grill and Wine restaurant, one of the Top 10 restaurants in Canada by Where magazine. FireRock Lounge is also the perfect option for some cosy après drinks and tapas. If you wish to venture from the resort to explore the beauty of Whistler more, a short walk will bring you into the heart of Whistler village, where you can find a widespread variety of unique shops, restaurants and bars.

The Westin Resort and Spa has an exceedingly professional team ready to help you any time of day or night during your stay, resulting in an array of well-deserved awards. The Westin is the perfect honeymoon destination for any adventurous newlyweds.