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One Adventure to the Next in Whistler

A trip to Whistler is always fun. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you go because there is always so much to do, see and eat! Today’s blog post is about a recent road trip to Whistler that I took with Ford Canada to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

I always love any chance to get away, so when I was asked to go on a road trip to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday (which is coming up on July 1st) I could not say no.  🙂

We were equipped with a new Ford Escape for the week. It is a great vehicle to take on a road trip. I drove it when I was in Montreal at a Ford event and it was my favourite out of all the vehicles I drove.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

|  Sweatshirt via Roots | Jeans via Levis  | Sorels via Nordstrom

Although it was April, it was still pretty chilly in Whistler…at least for me! The weather ended up being beautiful while we were there even though the drive from Vancouver was very rainy.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

Sweatshirt via The Home T |

**This sweatshirt is insanely soft, made in the USA and a portion of the proceeds go to MS research.

Ziplining

When we arrived at Whistler, we went ziplining with Ziptrek EcoTours.  On the tour that we went on there were 5 ziplines. The first one we got to do side-by-side and then all the others were single ziplines. Some were a lot faster than others. I was a little hesitant, even though I had been ziplining before, because I am not super fond of heights.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

We drove the Ford Escape, which I loved…and I wished that I could have brought it home with me. I love that it has a full sun roof (to see the beautiful blue sky), heated seats, very useful back-up camera and that my phone connects so easily.

I also love that it has a lot of storage room in the back. It would be the perfect vehicle to get me out and about on my adventures and day to day activities. 

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

The Fairmont

We stayed at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for the night which is an amazing hotel. After zipling we went to the pool at the Fairmont, which is very nice! I could have stayed there all night. 

That evening we went to the Whistler Brewing Company for dinner. I highly recommend that you try the Grapefruit Ale. It is so good!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

You can watch my Whistler road trip vlog below or on YouTube for better quality.

Blackcomb Helicopters

On our second day in Whistler, we went on a doors off heli ride with Blackcomb Helicopters. A heli ride is a great way to see Whistler from a different perspective. Our ride was a half hour and we flew over the village area and around the mountains. It was a bit cold with the doors off, but definitely very exciting. Check out the video above!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

You might also like Whistler Getaway, The Best of NYC, or My Stay at the Westin Harbour Castle.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

The birds eye views from the sky were fabulous and I would definitely recommend it.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

Thanks to Joel Schat for the photos and coming with me!  🙂

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

Even though the drive from Vancouver to Whistler is only a few hours, there are a lot of stops that you can make along the way. This is the Tantulus Lookout which is located right on the Sea to Sky Highway.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her road trip to Whistler, BC with Ford Canada. They zipline and go on a doors off heli ride. #GoFurther150

If you ever get to Whistler, I hope you get a chance to do some of these fun activities.  

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33 Comments

  1. Alli Smith wrote:

    What an exciting trip! I’m not overly fond of heights either and I don’t know if I could do the no-door heli ride. It looks scary to me, but the scenery from up there sure is beautiful. The zip-lining looks like fun too.

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  2. Robin Rue wrote:

    It sounds like you did a ton of fun stuff on your trip! I have heard of whistler, but never been there! Maybe someday….

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  3. Christy Maurer wrote:

    Whistler looks like such a fun place! Your braveness in that helicopter amazes me. I’d be air sick in the corner! The Ford looks like a great ride and I LOVE your Canada shirt. I’m not from Canada, but I would fake it for that hoodie.

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  4. Sarah wrote:

    Looks like a fantastic trip! Haven’t been to Whistler yet. Putting it on my must travel list!

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  5. Oh wow this sounds like the most amazing trip and how good does that car look. I keep dreaming that I might get a new car sometime soon.

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  6. Annie Marie wrote:

    Looks like so much fun! I love zip lining!

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  7. Danielle Gervino wrote:

    What an amazing weekend! The views from the heli ride are incredible!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  8. Jessica Jacobowitz Weinberg wrote:

    Looks like you have had an amazing time! Love Whistler!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  9. Danik Bates wrote:

    Now I am looking at driving an Ford Escape when I am in Canada next year, as I am planning a road trip right now from Vancouver to St Johns (along the trans-canada-1). Looking at your stuff with the Ford back in Montreal and in this blog post, I am seriously thinking of getting a vechile like this to do that distance. Great post Bella as always 🙂

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  10. Whistler is absolutely amazing. I went there a few Summers ago. We road tripped from Whistler to Vancouver.

    http://goldclutter.com

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  11. Ashley Zeal wrote:

    I’ve been dying to go here!

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  12. Pam wrote:

    The doors off helicopter ride sounds so neat! I have also always wanted to go ziplining one day.

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  13. Zip lining is at the top of my bucket list right now! Whistler seems like such a fun and adventures place to visit. I’ve always wanted to go to Canada and I actually might be heading there next month (since Toronto is only an eight hour drive from Chicago!).

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  14. Leah Behr wrote:

    Omg that looks amazing!!!

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  15. Leah Behr wrote:

    Omg that looks amazing!!!

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  16. AiringMyLaundry wrote:

    This car looks amazing. And I’d love to go here someday. I’ve always wanted to go ziplining.

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  17. My first car was a Ford. I still have it. They are such dependable vehicles. Id love to visit Whistler.

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  18. I’m on my third Ford, I have the Edge Sport which is the next size up for the Escape. I love it!!! The helli ride sounds like nervous fun. I would try it and I’m always down for ziplinning.

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  19. Maurene Cab wrote:

    Wow! That Ford is absolutely a great vehicle to drive especially if you want to enjoy your trip.

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  20. My Teen Guide wrote:

    The Ford Escape sure looks like the perfect vehicle for road trips. I love the sun roof! Awesome! I’d want to drive up to Whistler on a Ford Escape too! Looks like you had so much fun.

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  21. What an adventure!! The helicopter ride looked incredible!

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  22. i’ve been dying to go here!! amazing!!

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  23. Debra Hawkins wrote:

    Those zip lines look amazing! I have always wanted to try one out. I love the sweatshirt too.

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  24. Amanda Nicole Hughes wrote:

    These are all so beautiful! Love Fords too!

    Posted 6.12.17 Reply
  25. Oh my god! This looks absolutely incredible. I really really really want to go to Canada and see your beautiful country!

    https://theglowingyogagirl.com/

    Posted 6.13.17 Reply
  26. chubskulit wrote:

    What a fun adventure and I love all the photos. The one taken inside the halo makes me dizzy lol, height is not my thing.

    Posted 6.13.17 Reply
  27. April wrote:

    This looks like an adventure filled trip! You saw and did so much and it looks like fun!

    April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.com

    Posted 6.13.17 Reply
  28. Hannah Stark wrote:

    Omg I have always wanted to do an open door helicopter ride!! Your views are absolutely stunning:)

    xoxo, Hannah

    Posted 6.14.17 Reply
  29. Nicole Leffew wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to zip line! Love all of your pictures as always! xx

    Posted 6.14.17 Reply
  30. paulabendfeldt wrote:

    I have never been to Whistler but it looks amazing, I love nature and I love mountains. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I love the Ford Escape, we’re actually thinking of getting one once our lease is up later this year.

    Posted 6.14.17 Reply
  31. Claudia Krusch wrote:

    It looks like you had an amazing adventure. I really like the design of the car and would love to go for a test drive.. I have always wanted to go to Whistler.

    Posted 6.14.17 Reply
  32. OhNikka wrote:

    Your trip looks like so much fun!! I would love to review this truck too!

    Posted 6.16.17 Reply
  33. This trip sounds really amazing. You look like you had a fabulous time.

    Posted 6.17.17 Reply
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