The Best Hot Tubs in Whistler | Soak it in!
Here in Whistler, we’re pretty good at getting outside, having adventures, and earning our apres-beers. But we’re also damn good at relaxing. After extensive research, the consensus is: what better way to relax than in a whistler hot tub? It’s the perfect way to soothe your aching muscles, catch up with friends, and relive the highlights of your trip. It’s a year-round Whistler activity that everyone can enjoy!
There’s something truly extravagant about hot tubbing. After all, who gets that level of luxury in everyday life? But exploring Whistler’s hot tubs doesn’t have to be as expensive as you’d imagine. Even if your hotel doesn’t have a hot tub on site (which most places do), there are plenty of hot tubs open to the public at spas, hotels, and even the local pool.
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not explore some of the natural hot springs near Whistler as well?
Whistler Hot Tub Culture
There’s no doubt that hot tubs are a pivotal part of Whistler’s culture. Whether you’re here for a weekend, or a lifetime, taking a dip is sure to be a highlight of your Whistler trip. There’s something about the combination of beautiful views, mild temperatures and hardcore outdoor activities that make a hot tub in Whistler better than a hot tub elsewhere.
Or maybe we’re just all secretly lazy and prefer kicking back in a hot tub to doing any actual exercise! Either way, hot tubs are one of Whistler’s favourite apres activities.
Either way, it’s worth checking out Whistler’s hot tub scene while you’re here. In the winter, it’s a surreal experience to soak in a hot tub while fluffy snowflakes fall around you, and the lights of Whistler village twinkle below. In summer, it’s a great excuse to catch some rays, breath in the fresh air, and take a break from biking, hiking, golfing and everything else you’ve packed into your holiday.
In short, you’d be missing out if you didn’t visit at least one hot tub in Whistler while you’re here! There’s a lot to choose from, so take your pick from some of our favourites, or let us know which other great hot tubs you discover.
Best Whistler Hot Tubs Open to the Public
Even if you have a hot tub in your hotel, it’s worth checking out some of these popular hot tubs too: especially if you want to be all fancy and get a spa treatment too! Whistler has loads of decadent spas, and they nearly all have free hot tubs on site. Here are some of our top picks:
- Scandinave Spa
If you’ve seen wanderlust-inducing photos of steaming pools nestled in the forest, you probably caught a glimpse of the Scandinave Spa. It’s one of the most popular spots in Whistler for an apres-adventure dip. Hot tubs, cold plunges, saunas, steam rooms and relaxation rooms are thoughtfully spread over multiple levels and surrounded by dense forest and towering mountains. There are two large outdoor hot pools here where you could waste hours – though we’d recommend trying the cold plunge too! Plus, the Scandinave is a silent spa, which means you get the chance to truly switch off and enjoy the solitude and serenity of the mountains.
- The Spa at the Four Seasons
Naturally, you’d expect the Four Seasons to provide the ultimate in luxury, and they deliver. They’ve got three outdoor hot tubs, along with a year-round, heated outdoor pool. The Four Seasons location is amazing too: right at the base of Blackcomb mountain, with stunning views of the whole resort. And you don’t have to be staying at the Four Seasons to test it out – their spa is open every day to the public. You can also pair your visit to the hot tub with a spa treatment. There are loads to choose from, including specific treatments for men and kids.
- The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge
Another beautiful Whistler hotel, the Nita Lake Lodge is perched on the shore of Nita Lake, tucked away in a quiet corner of Creekside. Away from the bustle of the village, Nita Lake’s rooftop hot tub offers peace, quiet, and great people watching. There’s a fantastic view of Whistler mountain, especially entertaining as the crowds roll in for apres at the end of the day. The hot tubs are part of The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge, which also offers a eucalyptus steam room and luxurious relaxation space and some amazing treatments.
Check Out These Whistler Hotels with Epic Hot Tubs
Luckily, Whistler’s obsession with hot tubs means you’ll find one in most Whistler hotels. Whether you want to stay in the buzzing village centre, the slower-paced Whistler Creekside, or the luxurious Upper Village, you’ll be sure to find plenty of Whistler hotels with hot tubs.
- Sundial Boutique Resort
The Sundial Resort has an unbeatable location in the very centre of Whistler village, barely 100m from the gondolas. It’s one of the best-rated hotels in Whistler because people love their boutique style and personal service. Their private rooftop hot tub has 360-degree views of Whistler, Blackcomb and all the surrounding mountains, stunning in winter and summer. Some of their luxury suites also have private hot tubs on their own private decks! In summer there’s a pool for guests to use too.
- Summit Lodge
A quirky, contemporary hotel on Whistler’s stylish Main Street, the Summit Lodge offers unique and memorable suites and fantastic restaurants. And their hot tub and pool is no exception. You’d never guess from the street, but they have a great outdoor pool, hot tub and cedar sauna hidden in the parkland behind the hotel. It’s only for hotel guests, so you won’t have to share with many other people. And for more pampering, the Taman Sari Spa is on site too, offering a range of relaxing massages, facials, body scrubs and reflexology.
- Westin Resort and Spa
The Westin is one of Whistler’s more luxurious hotels, and you can’t beat it’s location right next to the ski slopes. Another great destination – a Whistler hotels with hot tubs galore. It’s known as a wellness resort, in part because of their brilliant Avello spa. There’s also a full fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, and of course, outdoor whirlpool! It’s a magical spot to spend an evening, especially in winter. And when you’re fully relaxed, you can head inside and try out the Westin’s excellent Grill and Vine restaurant, or sample some of Whistler’s best cocktails at the Firerock Lounge.
For ski-in, ski-out convenience and a family-friendly hotel, Legends is a great choice. You’ll be staying next to the Creekside Gondola, so heading up the mountain in the morning will be a breeze. Their condo-style accommodation gives you the feeling of a private apartment, but with all the conveniences of a hotel. And that includes an outdoor pool and two hot tubs, including one specifically for families. This is a perfect place to relax after a long day of adventure, and let the kids run around or splash in the pool.
Are you Looking for Whistler Private Rentals with Hot Tubs?
If you’re planning to rent a private cabin in Whistler, it’s definitely worth choosing one with a hot tub. What better than coming home from a long day, grabbing a cold beer and hopping in your own private hot tub?! Life doesn’t get much better. And there are loads of Whistler rentals with private hot tubs: normally on a deck, with an amazing view to boot.
You can find some beautiful ski cabins through companies like Blackcomb Peaks, Whistler Vacation Rentals, Whistler Platinum, and even Airbnb. They all offer a range of properties for every group size. We love the extravagant Chalet Edelweiss, a European-style alpine chalet with a private pool, an 8-person hot tub and a sauna. It sleeps 24 people and even has a movie room!
If that’s a little more than you need, Whistler has lots of smaller private apartments that very often have private hot tubs too. For example, the Taluswood houses in Creekside have an authentic log-cabin vibe, three bedrooms, and, of course, a private hot tub on the deck. We love these houses because they’re ski-in, ski-out, minimizing the time it takes you to get from your ski boots to your swimsuit!
Be sure to book early if you want to find the perfect Whistler cabin. These kinds of properties do sell out quickly, especially over Christmas and in the middle of summer.
A Whistler Hot Tubs – Its Tradition
With so many different options, there no excuse not to plan some hot tub time into your Whistler vacation. Let’s be honest, you’ve earned it! Whether it’s apres ski, apres bike, or simply apres waking-up-in-the-morning, a hot tub is an unbeatable way to spend a day.