About Mel C
Lives in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Since Jun 2013
25-34 year old female
I was born in Mauritius, Africa and grew up in Vancouver, Canada since I was two years old. After 25 years of my life growing up in Canada, I had an irresistible urge to live somewhere else for an experience and because I knew there was so much more of the world to see. In 2013 I quit my full-time jobs to work for an NGO in Cambodia for 7 months. I then went to 5 other countries in Southeast Asia, met hundreds of people and it was the best year of my life. I can't seem to stay away from Cambodia for very long now I'm working for a travel company during my time here and loving it. I've met some of the most generous people I've met in my life in Cambodia. In my spare time I love riding my motorcycle, cycling, hosting dinners and enjoying the company of funny people.
Golf Courses, Mountains, Ski & Snowboard Areas, Cross-country Ski Areas, Hiking Trails
Bars & Clubs
Eco Tours, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
Bodies of Water
Before arriving in the main Whistler Village area, you'll pass many beautiful places along the Sea to Sky Highway. Make a pitstop to Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. A short walk on a nice trail will lead you to the magnificent 70-meter waterfall. Depending on how much time you have, you can have a picnic, go for a bike ride, do a hike, or try some snowshoeing.
One of the two main mountains in the area, Whistler Blackcomb offers loads of activities in the summer and winter. In the winter, you can start your day by whooshing down several of the 200 runs at the largest ski resort in North America. Come summer, you can take your pick from hiking, paddling, cycling, and other outdoor adventures.
If you love speed and want to experience an afternoon rush after you've finished your runs, then go to the Sliding Centre and get a sample of what the Winter Olympic athletes do. Knowledgeable, sports-loving staff are on hand here to guide you through trying the bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, and more. By the end of your slide, you'll have a great appreciation for what the athletes do.
There are many restaurants around Whistler, so it can be hard to pick a place to eat. Whistler Tasting Tours allow you to sample some of the best restaurants over the course of an evening, so that you can get a sense of where you'd like to return for a meal. The tour staff love food and will introduce you to some spectacular food and wine.
If you're not ready for your night to end, then make your way to Garfinkel's. Other bars and clubs in the village can be a hit or miss, but you're guaranteed to have a good time at 'Garfs' (as the locals call it). On any given night, there could be resident DJs, a bachelorette party, or a locals' night. No matter what day you go, your group will be well taken care of by the staff, from the manager to to the bartenders to the bouncers.
After a long day and night out, Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a relaxing way to start your second day. Connecting the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, it offers 360-degree views of mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers, and forests. The gondola also holds two world records: for having the longest free span between ropeway towers and the highest point above ground.
Once you hop off the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, there are a few restaurants to choose from at the top of the mountain. Christine's, located in the Rendezvous Lodge, is hands down the most flavorful restaurant on the Whistler Blackcomb peak. Stop in for a beautifully presented meal with a panoramic view of the mountains. The restaurant serves classic and comfort dishes that integrate local ingredients and can be complemented with one of many wines on offer.
Canada's original inhabitants have a long and complex history, and it's important as a visitor to take time out from play to learn about them. The people who form the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations have lived for many generations with a deep respect for and dependence on nature, and the purpose of the cultural center is to preserve and share their rich culture and longstanding traditions. Visitors of all ages can participate in and observe many activities, including cultural performances, storytelling, barbecues (in the summer), and craft workshops.
After a busy morning, spend your afternoon soaking in bliss at Scandinave Spa Whistler. Located just outside the Whistler Village, the spa was built in a spruce and cedar forest on the edge of Lost Lake and Spruce Grove parks. It overlooks incredible mountain vistas and the valleys of Whistler Blackcomb, and offers hot baths and massages, plus mountain air and waterfalls to cleanse your body, mind, and spirit.
After a full day in Whistler Blackcomb, take a break from the village in the quieter Creekside area. A local favorite, Creekbread truly serves food with love. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the pizzas delicious and fresh, made from local and organic ingredients.
Whistler has many restaurants that serve classic breakfast items, but Wildwood Cafe has a reputation for having the best breakfast in town. It's a bit out of the village but this local favorite is well worth the trip. The restaurant owners take pride in not just serving food but making sure every customer has a great dining experience. Like many other restaurants in Whistler, Wildwood uses the freshest ingredients, and the menu was designed by a world-class chef.
Start your morning with an adventure! Ziptrek Ecotours will have you gliding at high speeds, 200 feet above creek waters, rainforest, and the valley that divides the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The knowledgeable guides have a strong passion for the outdoors, and between stops on the nine treetops, you'll learn fascinating information about the environment and the rainforest.
After an exhilarating zip trekking tour, take it easy at Lost Lake Park, where you'll enjoy amazing views of the mountains within walking distance from Whistler Village. In the summer, you can swim, picnic, hike or bike, and in winter, the park offers 25 kilometers of cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails.
If you want to keep active or simply relax until dinner, the Meadow Park Sports Centre is a great place to go for fitness fun at reasonable prices. It offers many activities and amenities, including dance classes, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, steam room, and public skating rink.
If you really want to spoil yourself for dinner, then Rim Rock Cafe & Oyster Bar is the place to go. Chef and co-owner Rolf Gunther has worked in top hotels around Europe and Canada, and Rim Rock offers one of the best meals you can experience in Whistler (or in your life!). The restaurant's extensive wine menu is crafted specifically to complement the food, and you'll be able to taste the quality seasonal and local ingredients with every bite.