Whistler Travel Guide

Whether it's winter, summer, spring or fall, Whistler is a city that has it all. People come from all over the world to ski on Whistler/Blackcomb and take in the awe inspiring views, while their adrenaline is pumping on a ski run or hike. Whistler has everything from skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, zip lining, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, golfing and river rafting; it's impossible to get bored in this city.  If you're not into high energy action and want to visit Whistler for the view and the vibe, there are plenty of art galleries, restaurants, cafés, spas and shops to keep you occupied. The city is quite compact, making it easy to get from one neighborhood to another.

Village If you're looking for action, Whistler Village is the place to go. It's the city's main hub where restaurants, shops, hotels, art galleries and cafes run rampant. If you're in the mood for retail therapy, you will find stores like Lululemon Athletica, Gap, The Olympic Store and many independent art, clothing and sports stores to take care of all your retail needs. Many hotels offer ski in/ski out access for their guests, which makes a day on the hill that much easier. Some of the hotels you will find in Whistler Village are The Four Seasons Resort Whistler , The Fairmont Chateau Whistler and The Crystal Lodge. If you're looking for a night out at a restaurant or bar, head over to The Mix, Araxi (which has been featured on Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen) or The Brewhouse for something a little more low key. There's also a movie theatre for those rainy days, along with Expressions Art Gallery where you can paint pottery, make jewelry and various other crafts.

Upper Village The Upper Village is where the skiing and hiking action is at. Head up the gondola and ski down the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb Mountain and enjoy the snow beneath your feet and wind in your hair. If you get a little peckish mid-ski, the Roundhouse Lodge and the Wildflower Restaurant are within ski pole's reach. When it's time to catch some sleep the Westin Resort & Spa offers luxurious rooms and top of the line amenities. Summer in Whistler is always a treat; the warm weather and lush green foliage set the perfect scene for a round of golf at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club.

Village North Village North is only a stone's throw away from Whistler Village, but offers visitors a slower paced environment with all of the convenience of home: movie stores, a grocery store, cafés and banking. Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb gondolas are also only a short walk away, which makes skiing an easy option.

Tapley's Farm/Nesters Just a 3km drive from Whistler Village and you're in an area where golfing, hiking/walking trails and lakes are at your fingertips. When hunger hits, visitors have the convenience of a grocery store and many restaurants to choose from in this area. The Beetroot Café is a local favorite for its fresh healthy food and rich coffee. British Columbia is known for having some of the World's finest salmon and that's because there are many rivers for these fish to call home. The rocky river beds are perfect for white water rafting and Whistler River Adventures are great guides for a day on the water.

Alpine Meadows/Nicklaus North If you're into cross country skiing or nature tours, Alpine Meadows is the right place to be.  The scenic paths and mountain fresh air will delight any outdoor fanatic. When the snow has melted, offers golfers idyllic greens with mountain views. Take a day out on the mountain up a notch and go on an adventure with Powder Mountain Catskiing - it's unlike anything you have done before. During the summer months there are plenty of outdoor activities to do and Whistler Nature Tours Ltd can point you in the right direction. 

Whistler Creekside Whistler Creekside was the original access to Whistler Mountain in 1966. Today, skiers can still access the Mountain using the Creekside Gondola. Creekside provides visitors with an alternative to Whistler Village and has everything you need - a grocery store, banks, cafés, restaurants, skiing, rental apartments, hotels and a liquor store. The Beaches at Alta Lake give people the perfect blanket of sun, sand and water to spend a warm summer day. Cool off in the fresh water with a kayake, or just yourself. If staying in Whistler Village isn't your thing and you would prefer something a little more low key, Whistler Creek Ridge is another great option to spend the night and get some rest. Raven's Nest Mountain Deli is a local hidden gem, so make sure to check it out for some great eats.

Function Junction Drive South of Whistler Village for 10 short minutes and you will find yourself amongst local art galleries, antique shops, second hand stores and design studios.  This area is further away from the main hustle and bustle of Whistler, but certainly does not disappoint as you might just find that perfect Whistler souvenir to take back home.

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