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This Remote Village In BC Makes You Feel Like You're In Switzerland & Here's How To Get There

You can have mulled wine with a view!

Western Canada Editor
The view at Panorama Mountain Resort.

The view at Panorama Mountain Resort.

There are so many hidden gems in B.C., and this remote village that's nestled within the mountains is definitely one of them. You'll feel like you're in Switzerland when you visit — surrounded by stunning views of snowy peaks.

If you're up for an adventure and a super unique experience, it's time to hit the road and check out this spot.

You can grab a mulled wine to warm yourself up in front of the most incredible view.

The village is actually a ski resort called Panorama Mountain Resort. It's in the Purcell Mountains and is absolutely magical.

On the Panorama ski hill.On the Panorama ski hill. Morgan Leet | Narcity

Even if you don't ski, it's worth a visit to enjoy their hot pools, peaceful atmosphere and mountain views.

If you do ski, they also have heli-skiing at the resort — which makes for the experience of a lifetime.

The resort is very low-key compared to others in B.C. since it's pretty remote. Unlike Whistler, you won't be facing massive lines for the chairs.

Morgan Leet on a chairlift at Panorama.Morgan Leet on a chairlift at Panorama. Morgan Leet | Narcity

The hill has a ton of trails that you can explore all day and even some great tree skiing.

A snowboarder looks down the hill at Panorama Mountain Resort.A snowboarder looks down the hill at Panorama Mountain Resort.Morgan Leet | Narcity

You can stop at the super-cute Elkhorn Cabin for lunch on the hill. They serve Swiss raclette and mulled wine, which tastes amazing.

Morgan Leet holding a drink in front of the panoramic view at Elkhorn Cabin.Morgan Leet holding a drink in front of the panoramic view at Elkhorn Cabin.Morgan Leet | Narcity

Plus, you can eat looking out at this.

Morgan Leet looking out over the panoramic view at Elkhorn Cabin.Morgan Leet looking out over the panoramic view at Elkhorn Cabin.Morgan Leet | Narcity

How to get there

The easiest way to get to Panorama from Vancouver is to first fly to Calgary. It might seem weird to leave the province only to drive back in — but it is actually the best way.

You can also drive from Vancouver, but it's a 10-hour drive on roads that are tricky in the winter.

If you do fly from Vancouver, it's a quick hour and a half to Calgary.

From there you have to grab a shuttle — which needs to be booked in advance — or rent a car. It's about a four-hour drive to the resort village from there.

Even getting there is beautiful. You drive through little towns like Radium Hot Springs and get amazing scenery the entire way.

Driving to Panorama. Driving to Panorama. Morgan Leet | Narcity

It's worth making a stop in Banff — which you pass on the way — to enjoy the natural hot springs for the afternoon.

Between the flight and the drive, it's definitely a trek from Vancouver, but well worth it.

Panorama Mountain Resort

Panorama village.

Morgan Leet | Narcity

Price: $134+ for a ski pass

Address: 2000 Panorama Dr., Panorama, BC

Why You Need To Go: Whether you ski or not, this is an amazing place to visit for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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