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Like PINQ readers, TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Credit Cardholders enjoy the finer things in life. Whether you’re a Vancouver local or planning a trip to the West Coast, here are PINQ’s picks for how to enjoy the ultimate Whistler Weekend while using your TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card.
ARRIVE IN STYLE
While the 3-hour drive from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler is beautiful, it’s well … 3 hours. Why not start your trip off in style (perhaps with a glass of bubbly as well) in the back seat of a luxury limo? If you’re traveling with friends, a stretch limo won’t cost you much more than a cramped bus seat. If you’re flying solo, well … just treat yourself anyway.
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege perk: The drive along the Sea to Sky highway is even more beautiful when the LimoLink trip is 20% off thanks to your card.
Located at the base of Blackcomb, the Chateau Whistler is a landmark. It’s Fairmont elegance combined with the charm of a classic ski chalet (if that chalet had an indoor/outdoor pool, four hot tubs, two eucalyptus steam rooms and room-service lobster mac and cheese). For the ultimate Chateau Whistler experience, splurge on one of the two Fairmont Gold Penthouse Suites. These awe-inspiring 1,200 square foot, two-floor loft suites feature a private elevator, deluxe marble bathrooms and 25-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over some of the best views Whistler has to offer.
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege perk: Dial the luxury up a level with elevated Fairmont President’s Club status, spa/dining credit and complimentary room upgrades (when available).
WINE & DINE
Widely considered Whistler’s premier fine-dining experience, no visit is complete without indulging in one of Bearfoot Bistro’s five-course tasting menus (think Wagyu beef, Perigord truffles, Berkshire pork … you get the idea). Start your visit with a welcome from host and founder André Saint-Jacques, then order up a bottle of bubbly and take a trip to their underground wine cellar. Surrounded by 20,000 bottles of the world’s finest vintages you’ll learn how to saber your own champagne and maybe raise a glass to celebrate not slicing off a finger. Between courses be sure to check out the Ketel One Ice Room – the world’s coldest vodka bar – where you can wrap yourself snuggly in a Canada Goose Arctic parka and sample vodkas from around the world.
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege perk: No reservations? No problem. Simply give the Visa Infinite Privilege Concierge a call and let them take care of the details while you take care of hot tubbing.
Nestled in a spruce and cedar forest minutes from the Whistler Village, Scandinave Spa is the ultimate relaxation destination. Invigorate your body and mind at the bathhouse (no, not that kind of bathhouse) and relax in eucalyptus steam baths, Finnish saunas and hot and cold baths before refreshing yourself under the Nordic waterfalls. The true Scandinave experience takes hours, so give yourself at least half a day and book their Serenity massage package, which includes lunch at the Scandinave Café.
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege perk: The only thing more relaxing than a massage is a massage booked for you by the Visa Infinite Privilege Concierge.