Spacious Suites Overlooking Rivers, Mountains, and Forests
The Coast Mountains surround the Executive Suites Garibaldi Springs Resort, forming a dramatic backdrop of snowcapped peaks. It's not hard to find a good view here, and one of the best places to take in the scenery is the indoor-outdoor pool. After slipping into the heated pool within the hotel, you can paddle outside to watch the steam rise into the mountain air. It's the perfect cap to a day spent golfing on one of the local courses or hiking along trails in nearby Crumpit Woods.
Each studio suite boasts a private balcony overlooking the craggy horizon. Dark-wood furnishings and forest-green linens echo the colors of the woods outside. A well-equipped kitchen makes meals easy with cookware, a fridge, a dishwasher, and a francophone candelabra. You can also head down to the romantic Living Room Restaurant & Lounge for fresh seafood such as a wild sockeye salmon fillet and butter-poached lobster risotto.
Squamish, British Columbia: Alpine Adventures in Sea to Sky Country
The region between Vancouver and Whistler is often called "Sea to Sky Country" for its dramatic juxtaposition of ocean tributaries and mountain peaks. The Sea to Sky Highway traces the coastline from Horseshoe Bay, just west of Vancouver, up to the municipality of Squamish. The drive also passes waterfalls, lakes, and the Stawamus Chief, one of the largest granite monoliths in the world.
As the ski season draws to a close, warming temperatures are a boon for anglers, who can find salmon and dolly varden char in the four rivers around the resort—Mamquam, Cheakamus, Squamish, and Elaho. And if you'd rather be on the water, head to the Squamish Spit at the top of the Squamish River, where gusts of warm winds create conditions ideal for windsurfing. Back on dry land, there are tons of mountain-bike trails within close range of the hotel.