Hello fellow advisors!
Im attending a medical convention in downtown Vancouver from Sept 29-OCT 2. Were planning a side trip to Whistler as I have heard a lot of great reviews about this place. Im excited to see Canada for the first time. We plan to also have day tours to Victoria and the surrounding tourist spots in Vancouver since I have about 1.5 days free before our convention starts. After our 4 day convention, we plan to travel to Whistler for a 2 or 3 night stay. I want to ask a few questions:
1. Whats the weather like on the first week of October? Pardon my ignorance, but is the presence of snow all year round in Whistler? Whats sort of sports (recreational) and relaxing activities can be done at this time?
2. Is 3 nights too much for a stay in whistler? I have an option of either choosing a 2 or 3 night stay, and my itinerary for the rest of my Canada holiday will change if we book 3 nights. Actually, after Whistler, I fly to Edmonton to visit my sister who plans to book short vacations (1 or 2 nights) for us in Banff, Mt Jasper and Kelowna (prob only 2 of these 3 choices). Im planning 2 nights stay but if a lot of people recommend a 3 night stay, then Im willing to bend (Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside is offering a 3rd night free during this time----THAT'S WHY!)
3. Ive also been introduced to LANDSEA tours, an operator specializing in BC guided tours. Do you recommend that I take their day tour to Whistler originating in Vancouver, asked to be dropped in my hotel in Whistler for my first night, then take the return trip back to Vancouver on our check-out day? Or is it least complicated to just take on a bus for the round trip to Whistler? Are there nice tour operators emanating from Whistler itself?
I believe I will enjoy this Canadian holiday. My fellow advisors can help me have the best preparation by helping me with my questions. Cheers and a good day to all!!!