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Having a Whistler mountain elopement has become more popular recently. And that’s a GREAT thing! It means that more and more couples are willing to have a day just for them. They aren’t afraid of breaking free from wedding traditions and say their vows on top of a mountain. If you are considering having a Whistler elopement, check our list of things you should know about having a mountain top elopement in Whistler.
Epic views mean epic elopement photos
Whistler is one of the most beautiful places in Canada. It is filled with breathtaking mountains and crystal blue rivers and lakes. Whistler provides incredible settings for any couple who wants to have a mountain top wedding and photos to prove it.
Lots of hiking trails for a mountain elopement
If you want something truly epic for your elopement and want to conquer something together on your wedding day, elope in Whistler! Whistler can provide you with an experience that you will truly remember. There are so many hiking trails in Whistler to choose from for all levels of difficulty and experience.
Whistler is not only about hiking
What we love about Whistler is that you don’t have to hike miles and miles to get into the alpine. There are so many other options that Whistler has to offer for your perfect adventure Whistler elopement. If you are not really into hiking you can have a breathtaking helicopter elopement in Whistler. 20 mins of enjoyable scenic flight and you will find yourself at the top of the mountain with jaw-dropping views.
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Whistler Gondola Provides an easy excess to the alpine
Taking the Gondola is a more budget-friendly option to get to the alpine without hiking. You have two options – to go to Whistler Mountain or to the base of Blackcomb Mountain. And after a short walk, there are plenty of scenic spots to have your mountain elopement and wedding photos afterward.
ATV, Snowmobiles, 4X4 are also great options for mountain elopements
If you’re really not into hiking, but still want to do something fun & memorable in Whistler on your wedding day, there are still plenty of options! In the summer you can rent an ATV that will bring you to a secluded elopement spot. In the winter, you can book a snowmobile to explore hidden wilderness areas when there are little to no people there! Both of these transportation methods get you off the beaten path but don’t require a lot of physical effort.
Whistler village is charming
Whistler village is a great starting point for all Whistler elopements. It is conveniently located very close to all Whistler activities and mountains. It provides many accommodation options – hotels and AirBnB’s where you can stay and get ready for your big day. Also, Whistler Village is famous for its restaurants for every taste and budget where you can celebrate your Whistler elopement after a mountain adventure.
Weekdays Mean Fewer People
Whistler is a very popular recreational destination of British Columbia. That is why many people go there on weekends to hit the trails, ride a bike or have a beer in one of Whistler breweries. Many people tend to take Mondays and Tuesdays off to extend their weekends which is why the middle of the week is the best time for fewer people.
Summer is One of the Best Seasons to Elope in Whistler
Summer is one of the best seasons to have Whistler mountain elopement because the weather is mild and somewhat more predictable. During the month of June, July, August, and September you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F). The days are longer in summer, which makes it a perfect season for hiking elopements.
Whistler Spring Can Have a Lot of Snow
When you think of spring, you might think of warmer weather, sun, and flowers. That’s partially true. It may be warm and sunny in Whistler village at a low elevation. But it takes a long time for the snow to melt at higher elevations. This delays things like trees getting leaves and wildflowers blooming. When planning an outdoor mountain elopement with driving or hiking, you have to be prepared. You need to know the snow conditions, the area, and what trails may be harder to access because of snow. In some places, the snow doesn’t melt until July and some areas even have patches of snow year-round.
Winter Elopements Can be Very Cold
Due to Whistler’s coastal proximity, temperatures are moderate through the winter season. They rarely dip below -10°C (12°F) in the valley. But if you are going into the alpine temperatures can easily go below -15°C (5°F) during the coldest part of the year.
Planning your helicopter or hiking Whistler mountain elopement can take a bit of work, but having a wedding day that is just perfect for you is totally doable. If you want to learn more about what we offer and how we can help, contact us to learn more!
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