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.
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.
Experience the glory of Olympic gold at this park, where many of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games were held. The park is open to visitors from late November until early April, and from late June to early September. In winter, visitors enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, target shooting at the biathlon range, and numerous Nordic competitions and special events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
When Quattro at Whistler opened in 1996, Fourth Avenue regulars were delighted that "their restaurant" was now open in Whistler too. Since then the appeal has broadened and Quattro at Whistler has won over critics, visitors and residents alike with its invitingly warm service, contemporary Italian cuisine and an extensive wine list, recognized by Wine Spectator as one of the world's best.
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.
Sidecut is known for its fantastic service and regionally inspired cuisine. Relish the combination of local produce and seasonal ingredients paired with fine BC wines. A wood interior, earth tones and an open fire provide a cosy setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Specialty cocktails served in the Lounge are sure to entice, while the Gastro Pub menu offers hearty apres ski fare. In the summer, the patio overlooks a lush courtyard with an outdoor grill and live local entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The islands, lakes and mountains of British Columbia hold many rare and colorful types of stone, including marble, jade, serpentine, limestone, quartz, brucite and alabaster. Each piece in the Fathom Stone Art Gallery is hand-picked, carved and polished in the Whistler studio. From marble bears and wolves to carved inukshuks and abstract works in onyx, you're sure to find a unique gift or one-of-a-kind souvenir here.