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The Guide to Pangea’s Cocktails

The word is out. Pangea, which only opened in August last year, has already gained a reputation as one of the best places in Whistler to enjoy expertly-crafted cocktails. It’s not just staying guests that are saying it – it’s the locals too. (Remember: The Living Room and The Rooftop Patio are open to everyone)….

The Insider’s Guide to Skiing Whistler

As with full-time ski resort residents the world over, Whistler locals are none too keen to share the insights of their beloved mountains. But hey… it won’t be the first time we’ve broken the rules, so here we share some of our top tips for skiing Whistler Blackcomb. Consider it another gift to you, just…

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

PANGEA SUPPORTS THE PERFORMING ARTS. The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) celebrates its 15th annual edition, from January 17 to February 3, 2019 at various venues across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Featuring 26 works from 24 companies from 13 countries — including six world premieres — this extraordinary showcase of visionary collaboration…

A Local’s Guide to Eating Out in Whistler

Breakfast, burgers, burritos, pizzas, pasta, paella, pies… you can get just about any kind of cuisine in Whistler. And you can play the role of epicurean without breaking the bank or resorting to the usual no-frills fare. Where to go, what times to do so, and what to order? Read on to find out…  …

The Pangea Packing List

First, some reassurance: while you won’t find a walk-in closet at Pangea, you will find that our pods have been cleverly designed with integrated storage in the form of shelves, hangers, hooks and cubbies. As long as you’re fairly savvy with what you pack (as in, don’t bring your entire footwear collection or your pet…

Best places to rent (or fix) a bike in Whistler

Whistler is one of the hottest mountain biking destinations on the planet, hosting the sport’s biggest names and competitions, so it’s only natural you’d want to sort yourself out with some wheels and hit the trails as soon as you get here. Shipping your own bike isn’t always easy (especially if you don’t have one…

Our Current Favourite Travel and Adventure Bloggers | Winter 2017-18

If you’ve never been to Whistler before, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. What is it that makes this place so special? Why do we keep saying that it’s the greatest mountain resort on Earth? Well, in case you needed any proof that Whistler is as beautiful, fun and exciting as…

What to do in Whistler on a day off from the slopes

Whether you’re nursing a hangover or you just fancy a day off from the slopes , there’s plenty to do in Whistler that doesn’t involve gear or gondolas. Here we look at some of the other, less obvious experiences that Whistler has to offer – from catching the latest flick to dosing up on local…

Pangea’s 4 pod types

As Louis Armstrong once crooned, “You like tomato and I like tomahto.” Quite appropriate for our pods, which, aside from minor differences, are nearly identical in all respects, and definitely in all meaningful respects. They all have super comfy double memory-foam mattresses, wood-lined walls, mirrors, fans, LED lighting and storage space like hangers, hooks and…

Storing your stuff at Pangea

The last thing you want to be worrying about when you come to a place like Whistler is where you’re going to put all your stuff, and in the case of equipment, how you can store it securely. So let us put you at ease; at Pangea you can safely secure not only your small…

How is Pangea different to a hotel?

Take a look at our name. We’re known as the Pangea Pod Hotel. We call ourselves a hotel because we offer many of the same comforts as a hotel, like your own personal sleeping space, double beds and plenty of useful mod-cons. But in other respects we’re also quite different to a hotel, like the…

The Whistler Scene | Best patios in winter

Like nearly everything in Canada, Whistler’s thriving patio scene isn’t dependent on the temperature. In fact, things are particularly alive in the cool mountain air of winter, when residents and visitors alike flock to the village’s numerous patios for après. Here’s our guide to the best of those patios.   THE ROOFTOP PATIO. The fact…

How to get to Whistler (on the cheap)

So, you need a quick and convenient way to get to the world’s greatest ski resort without blowing your budget? No problem. There are a number relatively inexpensive ways to get here, all of which can be booked in advance (we always recommend doing this – without a seat reserved you could end up forking…

How is Pangea different to a hostel?

Although Pangea is quite different to your average Whistler hotel, it’s not much like your average hostel either. It’s true there are some things we have in common with hostels, but we differ hugely in our interpretation of such things. Yes, we’re affordable and we have a shared concept, but we also offer more privacy,…

Best of Whistler on a budget | Winter edition

There’s no getting away from the fact that Whistler in winter is, by anyone’s standards, an expensive place to go on vacation. But even at this time of year there are ways of getting more Whistler for your money. Here we explain how you can make your money go further, last longer, or even remain…

What to do in Whistler | Winter edition

Winter is when Whistler really comes into its own. Sure, it’s a great place to be in summer, and there’s plenty to do up here even when there’s no powder on the slopes, but it didn’t become an internationally renowned mountain resort and a Mecca for extreme sports enthusiasts because of the excellent hiking opportunities….

Privacy at Pangea

It’s one of the things that makes us different from any regular hotel. It’s also something that makes us different from a hostel. You could even say it’s one of the things that defines us, or what puts us in a completely new category of accommodation. Yes, it’s privacy. Or more specifically, the level of…

Suite dreams | Sleeping arrangements at Pangea

If the notion of a pod hotel makes you think of endless rows of soulless capsules in some extensive warehouse-like facility, we suggest you think again. In fact, we politely ask that you to drop any preconceived ideas you may have about staying in a pod hotel entirely – because while it’s true that there…

Valley to peak | Sans gondolas

Last month, Pangea Pod Hotel co-founder Russell Kling took part in The North Face Valley to Peak trail running race, a gruelling annual contest that sees long distance runners traverse 22.5 km of harsh terrain and ascend almost 2,000 metres to the top of Whistler Mountain. Here he tells the story of the race, aided...

Why stay at Pangea | 4 reasons for choosing us

First of all, you need to know that there aren’t only 4 reasons for choosing the Pangea Pod Hotel on your next trip to Whistler. We could, for example, speak at great length about how our hotel has a unique social vibe, how you’ll get to meet dozens of likeminded travellers, how sleeping in a…

Pangea’s unbeatable location

Whistler has a reputation for being a little on the expensive side (although, if you read our recent “Best of Whistler on a Budget” blog post, you’ll find it’s quite easy to experience this unique mountain town without breaking the bank). This reputation largely rests on the fact that many of the hotels with prime…

Our current favourite travel and adventure bloggers | Summer 2017

Nothing whets our appetite for adventure like a well-written, exquisitely photographed travel blog – you know, the kind that has you spending the next week of your life staring at Kayak on your phone as you try to find the cheapest available flight to the Congo, Belize, or some other weird and wonderful destination. At…

Crankworx 2017 | Pounding out of Pangea

WHISTER DOESN’T DO STAIRS. Watch some pre-opening partying at the currently-under-development Pangea Pod Hotel as Reed Boggs and Ethan Nell, competitors in this year’s Red Bull Joyride and Red Bull Rampage, send it through Pangea’s upper floor windows during Crankworx Whistler 2017 in the sickest fashion possible. Full clip with X Games announcer Brad Jay…

The Whistler Scene | Best patios through the year

It’s summer and Whistler’s patio season is in full swing. Who are we kidding? Unless it’s raining (and we mean a torrential downpour), it’s always patio season in Whistler. Après is, after all, the most important meal of the day. As such, we’ve put together a few of our favourite patios in Whistler Village to…

What to do in Whistler | Summer edition

This may come as something of a surprise, but more people now visit Whistler in the summer than in winter. Why? Because although Whistler enjoys international renown as a ski resort (one of the finest in the world, we might add), Canadians and travel-savvy adventure seekers everywhere know that Pangea’s home has a hell of…

Whistler’s summer concert line-up | 2017

One of the best things about Whistler in the summer is the line-up of free concerts that take place at Whistler Olympic Plaza over the weekends. This summer the Whistler Presents live outdoor performances will take place over select weekends in August and September and will showcase musical genres and styles as eclectic as Whistler’s…

Best of Whistler on a budget | Summer edition

We get it. You’re thinking: “I’d love to go to Whistler, but I really don’t want to go broke.” Well, the good news is that you can enjoy Whistler without maxing out your credit or condemning yourself to years of back-yard vacations. In fact, it’s very easy to keep the costs down if you plan…

Quotes from Whistler’s leaders | What they’re saying about Pangea

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Want to know what the word on the street is about Whistler’s new pod hotel? Here’s what the key movers and shakers of Whistler, BC, are saying about Pangea.   Nancy Wilhelm-Morden Mayor, Resort Municipality of Whistler “Congratulations to the Pangea Pod Hotel team on the announcement of their newly…

The founders | Their story

SAFRICAN BOY MEETS SERBIAN GIRL. Jelena was in her pj’s eating breakfast in the common room of a Prague hostel back in 2003 when Russell – a young South African cutting his teeth on Wall Street – decided on his opening line. “Any idea what the weather’s like today?” The response came slowly, without the...

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