October 31, 2019

GETAWAY | Sightseeing x 2 Days in Whistler x Pangea Pod Hotel

Pangea Pod Hotel | Whistler Village, British Columbia

Whistler—(October 23 to 24, 2019) A small group of us were invited on a guys-only media trip to experience the still newish Pangea Pod Hotel located in the middle of the mountain village. As the first pod hotel in Canada, Pangea aims to offer modern delights and amenities in an affordable package when staying at the (usually expensive) resort town.

Montis Distilling | Function Junction | Whistler, British Columbia
North vodka
On our curated getaway, we stopped over to the Function Junction neighbourhood to visit Whistler's first craft spirits distillery in the new Montis Distilling to sample some of their finely made vodka and gin. Another popular destination, especially for groups and parties, Forged Axe Throwing made for a fun outing with their teamwork activities spending an hour doing some target practice.

Forged Axe Throwing | Function Junction | Whistler, British Columbia

At the hotel itself, I found the fifty-square-foot pods designed by Bricault Design fairly spacious and comfy. Featuring eight different suites with slightly different layouts and pod room variations (eighty-eight pods in total), the compartmentalized spaces were modern, innovative, and pleasing to stay inside the Pangea.

Pangea Pod Hotel | Whistler Village, British Columbia
Front-entry C-suite pods
Their Living Room bar and café area was particularly charming as a communal common area for guests to hang out, play a game, relax, and grab a drink or snack. The whole design really emphasizes a sense of community and sharing without being cumbersome or cramped. It feels like a cross between campgrounds and an upscale hostel.

Hunter Gather Restaurant | Whistler Village, British Columbia

For lunch, we hit up the tasty Hunter Gather Restaurant for their local grub made from fresh meats and selection of craft beer. At night for supper, our group strolled over for some charming and delicious fare from Alta Bistro (a favourite of locals) for a dynamite meal of specialty dishes including their delicious elk tartare cannoli (a must-try).

Ziptrek Ecotours | Whistler Mountain, British ColumbiaZiptrek Ecotours | Whistler Mountain, British Columbia

It was a jam-packed day-and-a-half of sights to see and things to do. Our final activity before leaving Whistler after our night stay at Pangea was an exhilarating outdoor zip-lining experience from Ziptrek Ecotours—riding down and across the mountain into the village. Amidst the beautiful backdrop of nature and greenery, the thrilling experience zipping down five scenic zip tracks (safely and securely) was a cannot miss activity.

Our quick trip to Whistler during their shoulder off-season proved to a nice getaway full of fun, inviting activities and visits to local businesses. Whistler has a lot to do year-round and there are plenty of ways to live like a local and do things that won't break the bank while enjoying what the world-famous resort mountain village town has to offer.

Ziptrek Ecotours | Whistler Mountain, British Columbia
Whistler Mountain
Disclosure: This overnight media trip was provided courtesy of Pangea and Serena PR in partnership with Tourism Whistler and Destination BC in exchange for sharing our experiences and stay.


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