Whistler and Vancouver both have many accommodation options. The organizers have arranged with some select Whistler hotels for discounted room rates. All information below is unofficial and provided only to help with planning. All information and rates listed below must be confirmed at time of booking with the hotel or campground. Note that prices do not include taxes.
Aava Whistler Hotel
See the Aava Hotel's special Barebones 2010 promotion.
Whistler's newest, contemporary hotel, the Aava Whistler Hotel has just undergone extensive renovations. Located just steps away from the main Village, the Aava is offering a rate of $85/night per room, based on single/double occupancy. Additional persons charged $30/night, children 18 and under stay free when utilizing existing bedroom space with adult(s). To reserve, call 1-800-663-5644, fax 1-604-932-6711, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are making a Barebones group booking.
The organizers would like to put in a special word for the Aava Hotel, as they have been particularly supportive of Barebones by providing great rates for competitors, space for package pickup, and certain number of complementary rooms for organizers based on the number of orienteers that stay there - and so if you can't decide where to stay for any other reason, please consider giving your business to the Aava.
Delta Whistler Village SuitesLocated in the heart of Whistler Village, the Delta Whistler Village Suites is offering all rooms at 20% off the Best Available rates. You can book by phoning a reservation agent at 1-888-299-3987 and mentioning Block Code 1007BAREBO_002. Outside of North America, call collect: 011-506-443-3401. You can also email the Delta reservation team at email@example.com. The rate fluctuates and is based on availability.
These studios feature a queen bed and a convenience kitchen, full bathroom amenities. Maximum occupancy in a Delta room is two people. Approx $105/night.
One Bedroom Suite
Features a separate bedroom with a king, queen or two twin beds. The separate living room offers a double pull out sofa bed, full kitchen with dishwasher, dining area, gas fireplace, full bathroom, washer/dryer. Maximum occupancy in a one-bedroom suite is four people. Approx $128/night.
Two Bedroom Suite
Features a master bedroom with a king, queen or two twin beds in the master bedroom. The second bedroom offers a queen bed or two twin beds. The separate living room offers a double pull out sofa bed, full kitchen; dining area, gas fireplace, 2 full bathrooms, washer/dryer. Maximum occupancy in a two-bedroom suite is six people. Approx $192/night
Tantalus Resort Lodge
Located just steps away from the main Village, Tantalus Resort Lodge is offering a rate of $165 per 2 bedroom suite. The suite has 1 queen bed in the master bedroom, 2 twin beds in the second bedroom and a double pull out sofa bed in the living area. The Lodge has guest laundry, 2 tennis courts, volleyball court, BBQ area, outdoor swimming pool and 2 outdoor hot tubs. Kids under 17 are free. The rate is based on four people, with maximum occupancy of six people. To make a reservation, you can book online or phone 1-888-633-4046 (from North America) and request a reservation with the group “Barebones July 2010” - code 0710BARE. Rates are valid for bookings made before June 8th, 2010.
Other Hotel Accommodation
Whistler has many other hotel options. The most convenient and fun location is in the Village. It may be worthwhile considering renting a condo or rental home for larger groups.
Whistler Athletes' Centre
Following the 2010 Olympic Games, part of the Whistler Athletes' Village will be converted into athlete accommodation and training facilities run by Whistler 2010 Sport Legacies. The Athletes' Lodge facility will open for Barebones as their pilot start-up project. The cost will be $39/night single, or $70/night double occupancy.These rooms were purpose build to be part of the Athletes’ Village for the 2010 Games with the legacy of athletes in mind. Please note the following:
- We are currently finalizing the plans to build a commercial kitchen and restaurant however there are no food options available on site.
- All beds are Twin XL (1m by 2m). There are two beds per room.
- Bathroom facilities are shared between two lodge rooms and in almost all instances, are immediately outside the door to the room.
- There are six common rooms throughout the facility; we are currently installing cable and wireless internet to these rooms.
The W.A.C. is part of the Whistler 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Village which is now in transition to be the residential community of Cheakamus Crossing which will open in September, 2010. This community is approximately 2km from the existing community of Function Junction and is about 5km south of Whistler Creekside (the location of numerous restaurants and stores). Public transportation will begin in September.
If you are interested in staying with us please let us know your arrival and departure dates so we can plan accordingly. As we are still in the process of setting up our accounting and reservation system we will not require a deposit from you. We look forward to hearing back from you in order to confirm a reservation.
In order to book a room, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention "Barebones Orienteering" in your email.
NOTE: Some people have experienced trouble when trying to contact W.A.C. to make a reservation. If you find no response, we suggest you consider some alternative accommodation.
Riverside RV Resort & Campground
Cal-Cheak Recreation Site
- approximately 20 minutes south of Whistler Village, at the north edge of the Brandywine map.
- basic forest camping in old growth forest by fast moving river
- Outhouses, no running water
- Approximate cost: $10/vehicle/night
- Site operator: the Revnilles. Phone: 1 604 894 6423
Vancouver has many hotel options in all price ranges. Something close to Stanley Park would be nice, with a vibrant atmosphere and walking to many Vancouver attractions. There is no Event Center for the Vancouver events - all registration matters will be dealt with on site.
Insider Tip - some of the organizers have had good luck on the priceline.ca website, using the name-your-own-price option to book three and four star hotels.