Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler 


Canada-themed menus and spa treatments celebrate all things Canadian

Oh Canada! Nita Lake Lodge celebrates the nation’s 150th birthday this summer with special Canadian winemaker dinners, themed menus and spa treatments. Situated on Nita Lake, amongst some of BC’s most beautiful scenery, the Lodge offers the perfect surrounding to wish Canada a happy birthday with the best of national ingredients on the table or with an energizing treatment at the renowned spa.

Throughout Summer, Aura Restaurant will feature a ‘Best of Canada’ menu, where Chef Dean Hossack will take guests on a culinary journey across the country from coast to coast. Dishes are all inspired by Canada and can be enjoyed on Aura’s newly expanded lakeside patio – from Nova Scotian lobster salad with radicchio, fiddleheads, tarragon emulsion and yam chips, to Quebec cheese mousse with Granny Smith apple sorbet, toasted hay Anglais, rhubarb jam and maple walnut tulle. This four-course menu costs $59 pp, with an optional Canadian wine pairing of $39 pp, and is available from May 12 until October 21, 2017.

Aura Restaurant will also be hosting a celebration of Canadian wine and beer making at the summer-long Canada 150 Winemaker & Brewmaster dinner series. Chef Dean will be creating unique dishes that complement each winery or brewery. Guests can chose from: May 9 (Painted Rock Estate Winery, Penticton), June 13 (Fort Berens Estate Winery, Lillooet) June 27 (Whistler Brewing Company), July 4 (Le Vieux Pin Winery, Oliver), July 25  (Deep Cove Brewery, North Vancouver),  August 8 (Averill Creek Vineyard, Vancouver Island),  August 22 (Red Truck Brewery, Vancouver) and September 12 (LaStella Winery, Osoyoos). Tickets for the events range from $79pp for winemaker dinners and $59pp for brewmaster events, excluding taxes and tips.

Following their complete redesign, Cure Lounge will be reopening this May where guests can celebrate with a specially-curated Canadian whisky flight to taste the finest whisky from Nova Scotian tipples to Vancouver Island’s finest distilleries ($22 for four 0.5 oz pours). Other libations include Canadian themed craft cocktails at Cure Lounge, featuring herbs from Nita’s rooftop, house made syrups, maple syrup and Canadian liquor from Pemberton Hemp Vodka to Crown Royal whisky. Feature cocktails are $12 and are available from May 12 until October 21, 2017.

Whistler’s surroundings have also inspired The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge to create Canadian themed treatments for the 150th celebration. Unique treatments include a house-made Maple Sugar Body Scrub ($145), Alpine Arnica Relaxation Massage ($125), Pacific Pine Deep Tissue Massage ($135) and Mountain Mint Revitalizing Pedicure ($75). All were created with Canada in mind and make the most of locally sourced raw ingredients from mountain mint to alpine arnica. Treatments are available May 1 until October 31 and include the use of Nita’s stunning rooftop hot tubs, spa lounge and steam room.

To book the spa call 604 966 5715, email spa@nullnitalakelodge.com or book online. To plan your stay, please call Nita Lake Lodge directly +1-604-966-5700, toll free from within North America +1-888-755-6482, email reservations@nullnitalakelodge.com or visit www.nitalakelodge.com.

About Nita Lake Lodge 

Nestled on the shores of a glacier-fed lake in Whistler BC, Nita Lake Lodge offers genuine service with a personal touch. Oversized suites, a full-service spa, and innovative local cuisine are just the beginning; Discover why Nita Lake Lodge is impossible to imitate. A 5-minute shuttle ride from the heart of Whistler, Nita Lake lodge is located 500 meters from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola. Named in the top ten resorts in Canada by both Travel + Leisure 2016 World’s Best Awards and Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards, as well as being named in the Top 25 Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor year after year, Nita Lake Lodge proudly redefines upscale mountain comfort all year long. For reservations or more information about Nita Lake Lodge, visit www.nitalakelodge.com or call 1-888-755-6482.

*Feature whiskies include Pike Creek, distilled in Ontario and crafted by the elements in a no electricity, non-climate controlled warehouse; pot-distilled Pemberton Valley Organic Single Malt, which is made using organic BC malted barley and pure Coast Mountain glacial water. Shelter Point Single Malt is distilled in traditional copper pot stills on Vancouver Island and Glen Breton Rare 10 year is distilled in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in the first single malt distillery in North America.

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