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Whistler, Canada

Things To Do In Whistler

Whistler Olympic Park has a history of glory and gold. One-third of all medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were awarded at the venue. Today, it remains an active centre for world-class competitors while preserving the winter legacy for the enjoyment of the Sea to Sky community and visitors. In addition to exploring 130 kilometers of picturesque ski and snowshoe trails, we offer snow play, biathlon, ski jumping, tobogganing and baseboarding. Summer activities also provide exciting recreational opportunities for adults and children alike.

5 Callaghan Road
Whistler, BC V0N 1B8
Phone: 604-964-0060

The Whistler Sliding Centre is home to the fastest ice track in the world. Visitors are invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility, or experience the action first-hand with passenger bobsleigh and skeleton rides down part of the 1,450 meter-long ice track. During operating hours, the Excalibur Gondola provides public access from Whistler Village. Access to the Whistler Sliding Centre is free during non-event times.

4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-964-0040

Enjoy a round-trip ride to the gondola summit where you can take an informative trail tour, grab a snack, access climbing and hiking trail networks, select from family events and activities, or walk across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge to the Spirit Viewing Platform. Summer season and winter season passes are available.

36800 Highway 99
Whistler, BC V0N 3G0
Phone: 604-892-2551

The series of cliffs that composes Shannon Falls rise to over 1,000 feet in height, making this the third highest falls in all of British Columbia. Snacks, park information and souvenirs are offered at the park information center (adjacent to the bathrooms) located on the trail to the waterfalls.

Highway 99
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-986-9371

Named after its towering 2,678-metre peak, Mount Garibaldi, this park is known for its immense natural beauty and endless hiking opportunities. Located 70 kilometers north of Vancouver, Garibaldi Park offers over 90 km of established hiking trails, scenic vistas, abundant wildlife and iridescent waters.

Off Highway 99
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-898-3678

These picturesque falls cascade from 141 feet above into Madely Creek in the Callaghan Valley. With paved road access and a large wheelchair-accessible viewing platform, this site makes a lovely daytime excursion. Visitors also enjoy mountain views and common sightings of black bears along the road. Recreation here is restricted to day use, with no camping or fires allowed.

off HWY 99
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

After a long hike or a day skiing the slopes, rejuvenate at this 20,000-square foot outdoor spa located just minutes from Whistler Village. The Nordic-inspired retreat is engulfed in a peaceful spruce and cedar forest on the edge of Lost Lake. Detoxify as you soak in hot baths and under thermal waterfalls, or relax in the Finnish Sauna before taking a cold plunge to release toxins. Scandinave Spa is dedicated to creating a space of wellbeing where you can relax in the heart of nature. Breathe in the exhilarating mountain air; invigorate and cleanse your body, mind and soul. Enjoy our hot baths, wood burning Finnish Sauna, eucalyptus steam room and refreshing waterfalls and melt away with a relaxing massage in Whistler's most unique Health & Wellness Spa.

8010 Mons Road
Whistler, BC VON 1B8
Phone: 604-935-2424

Situated within walking distance from Whistler Village, the pristine park surrounding Lost Lake offers tranquil swimming in shallow waters, an accessible sandy beach, and nearly 100 kilometers of nature trails. In winter, 25 kilometers of the Lost Lake trails and adjacent golf course paths are converted to an extensive cross-country ski and snowshoe trail network.

Lost Lake Road and Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V0N1B0
Phone: 604-932-5535

Two mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, make up this world-famous ski resort. Side by side, they represent over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain rising a mile above the valley of Whistler. The combined areas also boast the highest vertical drop in North America and each mountain can be reached by gondola from Whistler Village.

4545 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V0N1B4
Phone: 888-932-3400

Experience the exhilaration of flying as you glide along steel ziplines, suspended high above the breathtaking white-water river that divides the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Your tour provides a discovery of mountain ecology that combines adventure with environmental education.

Keep your feet on the ground as you walk through the air at Whistler's only treetop canopy walk! On this family friendly eco-adventure, you'll walk on wooden bridges suspended up to 200 feet (61 meters) above the ground for a unique bird's-eye perspective of the forest!

Let a professional, experienced guides introduce you to the local climbing crags and climb some of the best routes that the Whistler area has to offer! This very popular tour is designed for individuals or groups looking for a fun filled morning or afternoon of single pitch, top roped climbing.

Taste the best of Whistler on this progressive dinner tour. Unlike many other food tours, the Whistler's Hidden Gems Dinner Tour includes a full 4-course meal; each course is served at a different location so that you can experience a variety of delicious foods. During this 4-hour small-group tour, your professional foodie guide will take you to true local gems, including a brewhouse, an award-winning tapas restaurant, a classic alpine eatery and more! Special Offer - Open ticket - tour can be taken on any day during your visit! - Book Now!

Taste the finer side of Whistler on this 4-hour progressive dinner tour. From a 15,000-bottle wine cellar to an award-winning 5-star restaurant, your professional foodie guide will lead you on a food journey like no other. Unlike many food tours, this tour offers four full courses, such as British Columbia's famous wild salmon and an amuse-bouche created by Canadian chef Melissa Craig, who won honors as the country's top chef in 2008. Instead of simply going to one restaurant for a special dinner, try a variety of fabulous, upscale foods during an evening you won't forget! Special Offer - Open ticket - tour can be taken on any day during your visit! - Book Now!

Food & Drink In Whistler

The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long-held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Executive Chef James Walt celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby Pemberton Valley farms, where he collaborates frequently with local growers. His seasonally rotating menus also feature the freshest seafood catches direct from the Pacific Ocean.

4222 Village Square
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-932-4540

Quattro at Whistler has won over critics, visitors and residents alike with its invitingly warm atmosphere and contemporary Italian cuisine. An award winning wine list awaits every wine lover, from casual wine enthusiasts to the best trained palates.

4319 Main Street
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-905-4844

Hy's has been Canada's premier steakhouse for over 50 years. This stunning location in the beautiful resort town of Whistler features Canadian Triple A beef, an award-winning wine list and exceptional service in a warm contemporary atmosphere. As Whistler's only true steakhouse, they guarantee every guest a memorable experience.

4308 Main Street
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-905-5555

In its 23rd year, the Rimrock Cafe has delighted diners with its innovative, fresh cuisine and emphasis on the finest fish and game, artfully prepared with inventiveness and flair. The restaurant is consistently recognized as a local's favorite for atmosphere, service and a sublime eating experience.

2117 Whistler Road.
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
Phone: 604-932-5565

Since it's 1981 debut, this restaurant remains King of the Mountain. Located in the heart of Whistler Village, Umberto Menghi's Il Caminetto expresses warmth and hospitality. Offering fine Tuscan cuisine at its very best accompanied by a large selection of international wines with the emphasis on Italian.

4242 Village Stroll
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
Phone: 604-932-4442

Featuring rustic Tuscan cuisine in a warm and family-friendly atmosphere. Trattoria offers the year-round sports enthusiast fine Italian cuisine for a refreshing break after skiing, hiking, golf, or mountain biking. They thrive on style and originality.

4417 Sundial Place
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-932-5858

Every night is a celebration! Founder Andre Saint-Jacques is the convivial master of ceremonies who presides over the lively ambience of this award-winning dining room, "Best Whistler Restaurant" in 2009 and the only Whistler restaurant to receive a coveted three-star rating from the anonymously conducted Where to Eat in Canada guide for 2009/2010. Andre's passion for wine is clear as you descend and tour the Bearfoot's extravagant underground wine cellar. However, it's executive chef Melissa Craig's Modern Canadian cuisine that will leave you dazzled. In 2008, Melissa was crowned "Canada's Best Chef" at the Canadian Culinary Championships. Her passion leads her to the freshest local and finest international ingredients to create an unforgettable experience.

4121 Village Green
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-932-3433

Named for the curvature on the side of a ski or snowboard, SIDECUT Modern Steak+Bar offers a modern take on traditional mountain cuisine. Situated in the celebrated alpine location of Whistler, the restaurant's sleek wood interior offers an inviting setting where diners can cozy up to the open fireplace or dine on our sun soaked patio. Enjoy dishes such as the Steakhouse "Sushi" Roll, Bourbon Birch Braised Belly of Pork, or prime-aged steakhouse cuts, cooked to perfection and inimitably paired with house-made rubs and signature sauces. Featuring a locally-sourced menu that evolves seasonally, the restaurant's farm- and ocean-to-table influence pays homage to British Columbia's diverse fare. To complement any meal, the extensive wine list features international labels as well as an exclusive selection of B.C.'s premier vintages. Here, steak is more than a meal. It's an experience.

4591 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-966-5280

Located in the heart of Whistler village, 21 Steps' second story location offers stunning views of the village and surrounding mountains, while warm wood tones and local photography enhance the atmosphere within. Their updated comfort food is created each day from scratch by Chef Owen Jones and his team. Chef Jones has been a creative source of cuisine in Whistler for 20 years.

10 - 4433 Sundial Place
Whistler, BC V0N 1B2
Phone: 604-966-2121

With Kids In Whistler

Bordered by Lakeside Park on one side and Rainbow Park on the other, Alta Lake stretches more than a mile in length with plenty of room for swimming, boating, pier fishing and other activities. Both parks are equipped with picnic tables and BBQs, and Rainbow Park also features beach volleyball courts, docks, shaded areas and washrooms. On warm summer evenings, the south-facing beach at Lakeside offers lovely views of the sun setting over Mt. Sproatt.

Valley Trail
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Nightlife In Whistler

Located just steps from the Village gondolas, Black's Pub & Restaurant is one of Whistler's oldest fixtures. Dine in the restaurant located on the ground level or visit the pub upstairs, which offers 101 kinds of beer and excellent mountain views from the patio.

4270 Mountain Square
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-932-6408

Shopping In Whistler

Whistler has a flourishing art scene, and many of the area's finest Native and traditional artists are represented at Black Tusk Gallery. With a variety of artwork including sculpture, jewelry, totems, masks, books and more, this gallery is a great place to find a one-of-a-kind gift or souvenir.

Suite 108, 4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-905-5540

Fathom Stone Art Gallery is Whistler BC's premier stone art gallery & studio. The islands, lakes and mountains of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska hold very rare, colorful and unique stone types including marble, jade, serpentine, limestone, quartz, brucite, soapstone, granite, alabaster and more. Each piece is hand picked, carved and polished in the Whistler studio.

#114, 4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Phone: 604-962-7722