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2019 VOLUME 22 GUIDE TO WHISTLER

DINING | SHOPPING | ATTRACTIONS | ENTERTAINMENT | ART | MAPS

Adventure

Unleashed

Awesome outdoor activities

for every type of traveller


DINING | SHOPPING | ATTRACTIONS | ENTERTAINMENT | ART | MAPS

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Whistler 2019 | Vol 22

the GUiDe

DINING

PAGES 16-23

something to satisfy every

craving, from casual cafes and

cozy pubs to bustling sushi bars

and formal dining rooms

Where. Global reach. local Depth.

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shops & servIces

PAGES 25-29

recommended retail destinations,

including grocery and

liquor stores, pharmacies,

clothing boutiques, specialty

shops and spas

Photos (clockwise from toP): courtesy whistler Photo safaris. courtesy mountain Galleries. by leila kwok

art GallerIes

PAGES 30-31

Public art spaces and commercial

art galleries

eNtertaINMeNt

PAGES 32-37

attractions, parks, tours, leisure

activities and nightlife

NavIGate

PAGES 39-45

maps, neighbourhoods, getting

around and phone numbers

Maps

PAGES 42-45

2019 VOLUME 22 GUIDE TO WHISTLER

adventure

Unleashed

Awesome outdoor activities

for every type of traveller

on the cover

hikinG alonG

the hiGh note

trail affords a

sPectacular view

of cheakamus

lake. Photo

©mitch winton/

coastPhoto.com

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FeatUres

10 aDveNture uNleasheD

awesome outdoor activities for every type

of traveller

14 oN clouD NINe

sightseers and thrill-seekers find their bliss on

the cloudraker skybridge

46 MouNtaIN MaGIc

at Vallea lumina, a nighttime walk in the woods

isn’t eerie—it’s enchanting

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Editor's LEttEr

Fun in the Sun

Whether you prefer your

activities to be mild, wild or

somewhere in-between, we

have some great suggestions for

every type of adventurer. Turn to

page 10 to read all about hiking,

biking, horseback riding, rafting,

ziplining, bungee jumping, doing

yoga on a stand-up paddleboard,

and more.

Seeking the best view around?

Whistler’s newest gravitydefying

attraction is definitely for

you. On page 14 you can learn

about the Cloudraker Skybridge,

which opened last summer to

universal acclaim.

Visitors of all ages can’t resist

Vallea Lumina, which transforms

the forest into an immersive

after-dark experience that’s

part gentle hike, part high-tech

light-and-sound show, and

entirely enchanting. Find out

more on page 46.

Comments? Questions?

Favourite memories from your

days in Whistler? We’d love to

hear from you. Drop us a line at

infovancouver@where.ca.

Sheri Radford

EDiTOr

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LUXURY SPA

OF THE YEAR

SETTING THE GOLD

STANDARD IN WHISTLER!

These unique luxury spas bring

a little bit of Indonesia to the

heart of Canada in a refined

setting of blissful tranquility


The only authentic Javanese spa in North

America, the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa

introduces guests to unique organic ingredients,

spices, and techniques of the Royal Courts of Java.

With sustainable practices and all-natural ingredients,

guests can choose from massages and beauty

treatments that seek to create a balance between the

physical and the spiritual.

SUMMIT LODGE

BOUTIQUE HOTEL

4359 Main Street, Whistler

(604) 938-5982

HILTON WHISTLER

RESORT & SPA

4050 Whistler Way, Whistler

604-938-8836

Boasting dozens of tailored spa treatments for your

complete rejuvenation and relaxation. Methods

include Oriental Massage, Javanese and Royal Massage,

Reflexology as well as Spa Beauty Packages, Facial

Treatments and Body Scrubs.

All massage therapists come directly from the

Institute of Education and Training Mooryati

Soedibyo in Indonesia.

Summer Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

TAMANSARISPA.COM


WHAT’S ON

(Clockwise from top L)

Whistler Half Marathon. Canada Day Long

Weekend. Wanderlust Whistler. GO Fest,

Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival

ALL PHOTOS BY JUSTA JESKOVA COURTESY TOURISM WHISTLER

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BY SHERI RADFORD

This is just a small sample of Whistler’s

jam-packed summer entertainment schedule

MAY

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MAY›17›TO›19 Bici Gusti

Gourmet Ride bicigusti.com

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MAY›17›TO›20››

GO Fest, Whistler’s

Great Outdoors Festival

greatoutdoorsfest.com

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MAY›19 All-British

Vancouver-Whistler Run

westerndriver.com

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MAY›19›TO›OCT›13

Whistler Farmers’ Market

whistlerfarmersmarket.org

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MAY›25 Nimby Fifty

Marathon XC Mountain Bike

Race nimbyfifty.com

JUNE

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JUN›1››

Whistler Half Marathon

whistlerhalfmarathon.com

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JUN›7›TO›9›

ThinkBike Whistler

thinkbikewhistler.com

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JUN›7›TO›OCT›13

Vallea Lumina

vallealumina.com

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JUN›14›TO›JUL›14

Whistler International Allstar

Hockey Tournament

whistlerallstarhockey.ca

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JUN›15›Helly Hansen Comfortably

Numb Trail Running

Race comfortablynumb.ca

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JUN›15›AND›16›Tough

Mudder and Tough Mudder

Half toughmudder.com

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JUN›22›Tenderfoot Boogie

Trail Race trailwhisperer

.ca/tenderfoot-boogie

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JUN›29›TO›JUL›1 Canada Day

Long Weekend whistler.com

JULY

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JUL›1 Outdoor Concert

Series: The Tenors

whistler.com

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JUL›4›TO›12›BC Bike Race

bcbikerace.com

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JUL›5›TO›7››

Whistler Children’s

Festival whistlerchildrens

festival.com

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JUL›13›Red Bull 400 World

Championships redbull.com

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JUL›28 Subaru Ironman

Canada ironman.com

AUGUST

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AUG›1›TO›4››

Wanderlust Whistler

wanderlust.com

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AUG›1›TO›5 Squamish Days

Loggers Sports Festival

squamishdays.ca

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AUG›2 Outdoor Concert

Series: Broken Social

Scene whistler.com

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AUG›9›TO›18 Crankworx

Whistler crankworx.com

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AUG›22›TO›25›Arc’teryx

Climbing Academy squam

ish.arcteryxacademy.com

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AUG›24›5 Peaks Trail

Running Series 5peaks.com

SEPTEMBER

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SEP›7›RBC GranFondo

Whistler rbcgranfondo.com

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SEP›10›TO›15››

Whistler Village Beer Festival

gibbonswhistler.com

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SEP›15›Terry Fox Run

terryfox.org

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SEP›20›TO›22

Whistler Alpine Meadows

trailseries.ca

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SEP›21 Sea to Sky All

British Rally seatoskyall

britishrally.com

OCTOBER

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OCT›17›TO›20››

Whistler Writers Festival

whistlerwritersfest.com

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OCT›19›Whistler 50

Relay & Ultra bcathletics.org

NOVEMBER

››

NOV›7›TO›17››

Cornucopia: Whistler’s

Celebration of Food + Drink

whistlercornucopia.com

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Adventure

Unleashed

Awesome outdoor activities for every

type of traveller By Chloë lai


The Laid-Back Explorer

Every inch of Whistler is packed with showstopping views,

but some vantage points are extra awe-inspiring. Lace up

those walking shoes to explore the Whistler Summit Interpretive

Walk, home to postcard-worthy backdrops such as the

inukshuk (a stone figure traditionally used by the Inuit) and

Black Tusk. Or step into an iconic red gondola at the recordbreaking

Peak 2 Peak (page 32) for 360-degree views of,

well, everything. (Pro tip: catch the glass-bottomed gondola.)

Want to soak up scenery, serenity and sunshine all at once?

Unroll your yoga mat at one of the many local parks for solo

asanas, or call Whistler Eco Tours (page 36) for group classes

at picturesque Alta Lake—on stand-up paddleboards, no less.

Sometimes, the best place to kick off

the journey to inner peace is a

deserted dock on a mountain lake

photo by Mike Crane CourteSy touriSM WhiStler

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Make like a backcountry beast and

tear up those rugged trails in a RZR

photo couRtesy the AdventuRe GRoup

The Off-Road Adventurer

Intrepid explorers seeking a true escape from the everyday may

have a hard time deciding which road “less travelled by” best

suits their adventurous spirit. For an equine expedition through

the lush forests, fields and rivers of nearby Pemberton, saddle

up with Adventures on Horseback (page 35) or Copper Cayuse

Outfitters (page 35). Rev your engines and roar through

breathtaking backcountry scenery on high-octane RZR tours

with The Adventure Group Whistler (page 35). Or shred

over 70 single- and double-track lift-serviced trails at Whistler

Mountain Bike Park (page 36)—home to more terrain

than any other bike park on the continent, even before last

season’s Creekside expansion. Prefer to let the pros show

off? Catch the gravity-defying antics at international

mountain bike festival Crankworx (Aug. 9 to 18). For

splashier sightseeing, pile into a raft with the Squamish

Rafting Company (page 36). Paddlers of all ages get

front-row seats to wild, wet fun on the Cheakamus

River, while adrenaline junkies battle thrilling rapids

on the fast-flowing Elaho River.

The High-Flying Daredevil

If traipsing around a mountaintop isn’t quite dizzying enough, it’s time

to get those feet off the ground. For a monkey’s-eye-view of the Pacific

Northwest’s temperate rainforest, swing by the Treetop Adventure

Course (page 36). Or get swept off your feet by The Sasquatch at

Ziptrek Eco Tours (page 37)—this 2-km (1.2-mi) zipline is the longest

in North America, making it almost as exciting as an actual Bigfoot

sighting. Dynamic duos head to Superfly Ziplines (page 36) to

soar through the scenery side by side on dual cables. At Whistler

Bungee (page 36), thrill-seekers answer the age-old question

“If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” by flinging

themselves from a pedestrian bridge 50 m (160 ft) above the

glacier-fed Cheakamus River.

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Friends don’t let friends zipline alone,

especially when dual cables are available

PHOTO COURTESY SUPERFLY ZIPLINES

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On Cloud Nine

Sightseers and thrill-seekers find their bliss on the

Cloudraker Skybridge BY SHERI RADFORD

Attention, acrophobics: this is not the attraction for you. But if, however, you get a

rush of adrenaline at the thought of venturing onto a suspension bridge high above

Whistler Bowl, then make your way to the Cloudraker Skybridge (page 32). Located

at the aptly named Top of the World Summit, this gravity-defying attraction opened

last year to universal oohs and aahs. The bridge spans 130 m (427 ft), from Whistler

Peak to the West Ridge, offering breathtaking views. It’s practically impossible for

visitors to take a bad photo from the Cloudraker—despite its gentle swaying. While

you’re up there, make sure to check out the Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk, a cantilevered

viewing platform that offers unobstructed views in every direction.

Paradise, found.

PHOTO BY JUSTA JESKOVA COURTESY TOURISM WHISTLER

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DINING

WHERE TO DINE AWARDS . ........16

PEAK FLAVOURS . ..................18

PLANT-POWERED . ...............20

This directory includes editors’ recommendations

and regular advertisers. Most

restaurants accept major credit cards.

Average price of entrées: $-up to $15,

$$-from $15 to $30, $$$-over $30. Call for

hours of operation and reservations, as seasonal

hours may vary. denotes summer

patios. denotes winter patios. Map coordinates

refer to the maps on pages 42-45.

ASIAN .............................16

BREWERIES ........................16

CAFES & BISTROS ..................18

CASUAL ...........................18

ITALIAN ...........................19

MEXICAN .........................19

PIZZA ............................ 20

PUBS ............................. 20

REGIONAL ........................ 20

STEAK & SEAFOOD ................23

TAPAS .............................23

ASIAN

HARAJUKU IZAKAYA Japanese-style

sharing plates range from sashimi to

grilled and fried dishes. An extensive

sake list includes the highly sought-after

Gold Omachi Junmai Daiginjo. Vegan

and gluten-free options. $-$$. D (daily).

205-4000 Whistler Way. 604-962-

7222. www.harajuku.ca X Map A: E6

MONGOLIE GRILL See stir-fry before

your eyes in this casual pay-by-weight

spot featuring countless sauces and

fresh items to choose from. Vegetarians

and vegans are easily accommodated.

Popular with large groups.

20% discount at lunch. $$. L/D (daily).

201-4295 Blackcomb Way. 604-938-

9416. www.mongoliegrill.com X

Map A: B5

Where to Dine Awards

Voted on by Where’s globetrotting readers, our annual

dining awards honour the best of the best on the local

restaurant scene.—Sheri Radford

FINE DINING Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar

(pictured; page 20). Finalists: Bearfoot Bistro

(page 21); Rimrock Cafe (page 23).

CASUAL DINING Bar Oso (page 23). Finalists:

Caramba! Restaurante (page 19); 21 Steps Kitchen &

Bar (page 18).

APRÈS-SKI Dusty’s Bar & BBQ (page 20). Finalists:

Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar & Grill (page 37); The Brewhouse

(page 18).

BEST NEW RESTAURANT Il Caminetto (page 19).

To vote for next year’s winners, visit www.where.ca/whistler.

NAGOMI SUSHI Great views of

Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Choose from a selection of classic

sushi, original rolls and robata-style

grilled dishes. Takeout and delivery

available. Reservations advised. $$. D

(daily). Le Chamois Hotel, 108-4557

Blackcomb Way. 604-962-0404.

www.nagomisushi.com X Map C: E6

TEPPAN VILLAGE Chefs cook tableside

in this traditional Japanese steakhouse.

Also find sushi and seafood, as well as a

kids’ menu. $$-$$$. D (daily). 301-4293

Mountain Square. 604-932-2223.

www.teppanvillage.ca X Map A: C7

BREWERIES

BACKCOUNTRY BREWING In this

cozy, kitschy brewery and tasting

room find an array of craft beers,

Neapolitan-style pizzas, salads and bar

snacks. New brews are on tap every

week, offered alongside stalwarts

like the Widowmaker IPA. Growlerfill

station; cans of beer for sale. $.

Open daily. 405-1201 Commercial

Way, Squamish. 604-567-2739.

www.backcountrybrewing.com X

COAST MOUNTAIN BREWING Relax

on the 30-seat patio, or visit the tasting

room at this family-owned craft

brewery. A rotating list of eight beers

on tap, with something new on offer

every week. Two taps are set aside for

BC-based wine and cider. On the first

Friday of the month, take part in cask

night. Open daily. 2-1212 Alpha Lake

JUST LIKE HOME The Living Room (page 19) is as comfy and inviting as your own living

room back home—but with better coffee and truly kick-ass cocktails.

PHOTO BY LEILA KWOK

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Dining

Peak

Flavours

Whistler’s most intoxicating

partnership continues

as Sidecut (page 23) and

Lauren Mote expand their

Spirit of the Mountains

program. Launched last

year, the collaboration

has Mote, a celebrated

mixologist, designing tasty

tipples for the steakhouse.

Each cocktail pays tribute

to peaks around the

world. This year’s six new

drinks include the Golden

Bridge Sour, inspired by

Vietnam’s Annamese

Mountains, with vodka,

passionfruit and vanilla

honey; and the “Peak”

Me Up, paying homage to

Mount Kilimanjaro, with

bourbon, Tanzanian coffee

and torched banana.

Cheers!—Sheri Radford

Rd., Function Junction. 604-962-3230.

www.coastmountainbrewing.com X

WHISTLER BREWING COMPANY

Whistler’s premier source for quality

craft-brewed ales and lagers. Enjoy a

fresh-tapped Black Tusk Ale or Lost

Lake IPA in the Tap House. Brewery

tours available Tu-Su. Try their beef dip,

which features craft beer as an ingredient.

Vegetarian options. $$. Open daily.

1045 Millar Creek Rd. 604-962-8889.

www.whistlerbeer.com X Map D: E1

cafEs & bistros

BASALT WINE & SALUMERIA This

cozy venue’s charcuterie menu is

complemented by rich entrees and

an extensive wine collection featuring

top choices from near and far. The

spacious patio is open year-round.

$$. D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 13-4154

Village Stroll. 604-962-9011. www.

basaltwhistler.com X Map A: D6

FIFI’S BISTRO Warm vibes and seasonal,

made-from-scratch dishes make

this bright space feel like a friend’s

house. Featuring Ocean Wise seafood,

local ingredients, and fresh pastries

and breads baked in-house daily. Plenty

of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free

options. Excellent coffee, too. $-$$.

B/L/D (daily). Le Chamois Hotel, 113-

4557 Blackcomb Way. 604-935-3263.

www.fifisbistro.com X Map C: E6

THE GREEN MOUSTACHE This

juice bar promises to clean the body

with organic foods, fresh juices and

smoothies. Enjoy gluten- and dairyfree

plant-based bowls and indulge

in the raw desserts, baked goods or

natural popsicles. $. Open daily. 122-

4340 Lorimer Rd. 604-962-3727. X

Map B: D3 2-1209 Alpha Lake Rd.,

Function Junction. 604-962-6001.

www.greenmoustache.com X

INGRID’S VILLAGE CAFE The menu

satisfies meat-lovers and vegans alike.

Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, soups

and daily specials. Gluten-free options,

too. $. B/L (daily). 102-4305 Skiers

Approach. 604-932-7000. www.

ingridswhistler.com X Map A: C6

NAKED SPROUT This cozy space

serves juices and smoothies, plus

farm-to-fork fare such as salads, soups,

bowls, wraps and desserts. The organic,

local and homemade offerings cater to

most dietary restrictions. $. Open daily.

1-4433 Sundial Pl. 604-935-2545.

www.nakedsprout.ca X Map B: C3

PORTOBELLO MARKET & FRESH BAK-

ERY Known for its pastries and madeto-order

sandwiches, this rustic alpine

deli’s open kitchen also serves up hot

fare like rotisserie chicken. Gourmet

coffee and full-service bar, too. Retail

space carries locally handcrafted home

decor and more. $. B/L/D (daily). Fairmont

Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau

Blvd. 604-938-2040. www.fairmont

.com/whistler X Map C: C5

PUREBREAD Small bakery with traditional

and unique breads baked daily.

Snack on scones, croissants or other

baked goods with a cup of coffee or tea.

For lunch try a savoury tart, sandwich

or pie. $. B/L (daily). 122-4338 Main St.

604-962-1182. X Map A: D3 1-1040

Millar Creek Rd., Function Junction.

604-938-3013. www.purebread.ca X

casual

21 STEPS KITCHEN & BAR Climb

21 steps to enjoy a diverse menu of

modern comfort food, such as lamb

chops or smoked chicken pasta, while

watching the bustling village. Kids’

menu. $$-$$$. D (daily). St. Andrew’s

House, 4433 Sundial Cr. 604-966-

2121. www.21steps.ca X Map A: B5

THE BREWHOUSE This bustling

establishment is both a family-friendly

restaurant and a pub, complete with

TVs and a cozy fireplace. Enjoy hearty

meals hot from the rotisserie, as well

as pizza, pasta, salads and burgers.

Large selection of handcrafted, seasonal

ales and lagers brewed on site.

$$. L/D (daily). 4355 Blackcomb Way.

604-905-2739. www.drinkfreshbeer

.com X Map A: C2

COWS WHISTLER Satisfy your sweet

tooth with a variety of ice cream

flavours, sundaes and milkshakes.

Worth visiting just for the aroma of

freshly made waffle cones. $. Open

daily. 1-4314 Main St. 604-938-9822.

www.cows.ca X Map A: B5

HANDLEBAR CAFÉ AND APRÈS The

black-and-neon interior recalls classic

’80s ski gear, the taps are devoted to

craft beer, and the laid-back fare is

APRÈS-BIKE After a day spent tearing up trails on two wheels, bikers head down the

mountain for après festivities at Garibaldi Lift Co. and Longhorn Saloon (both listed on page 37).

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inspired by German street food. Sip

pints or bombers from regional and

international breweries while enjoying

dishes like currywurst and hot pretzels.

Wine, cider and spirits, too. $. L/D

(daily). 106-4557 Blackcomb Way.

604-962-2876. www.handlebar.beer

Map C: E6

THE LIVING ROOM The simple but

stellar fare includes flatbread pizzas,

charcuterie boards and salads. Settle in

near the fireplace with an espresso—or

even a cocktail—and one of the many

board games. Tucked away upstairs,

The Rooftop Patio is a tiny outdoor bar,

open year-round, with an unparalleled

view of the Village. $$. B/L/D (daily).

4333 Sunrise Alley. 1-844-726-4329.

www.pangeapod.com Map A: C6

PEAKED PIES Indulge in gourmet Australian

meat pies at this cozy bakery

and cafe. Try the “peaked” pie, topped

with mashed potatoes, mushy peas and

gravy for the full experience. Aussie

desserts and fruit pies, too. Sit down or

take out. $. B/L/D (daily). 105-4369

Main St. 604-962-4115. www.peaked

pies.com X Map A: E3

ROUNDHOUSE UMBRELLA BAR Sip

cocktails at this circular outdoor bar

in front of the Roundhouse Lodge on

Whistler. Glass walls and a collapsible

umbrella roof offer 360-degrees of

scenery (year-round). Open daily.

Closes mid-afternoon when the mountain

closes. $. 1-800-766-0449. X

Map A: A7/B7

SPLITZ GRILL Gourmet burgers from

the seasoned, all-beef Splitz Burger to

the vegetarian Spicy Lentil Burger. Hot

dogs, house-cut fries and old-fashioned

milkshakes. Kids’ menu. $. L/D (daily).

104-4369 Main St. 604-938-9300.

www.splitzgrill.com X Map A: D3

WHITE SPOT This BC chain serves up

burgers, sandwiches and pastas in a

casual, kid-friendly atmosphere. Also a

go-to brunch spot. $-$$. B/L/D (daily).

410-1200 Hunter Pl., Squamish. 604-

892-7477. www.whitespot.ca X

ITALIAN

CARAMBA! RESTAURANTE Familyfriendly

spot serves dishes inspired by

Spain and Italy, including tapas and a

number of pastas and pizzas cooked in

the wood-fired oven. Gluten-free pastas

and pizzas available. $$. L/D (daily).

4314 Main St. 604-938-1879. www.

carambarestaurant.com X Map A: D3

IL CAMINETTO Best New Restaurant

Whistler, Where to Dine Awards

2019. This sleek, upscale dining room

is home to modern fare made with

seasonal local and Italian ingredients.

Share a 38-oz steak, and sip one

of the many fine wines, vermouths

or globally sourced grappas from

the extensive cellar. $$$. D (daily).

4242 Village Stroll. 604-932-4442.

www.ilcaminetto.ca X Map A: C6

QUATTRO AT WHISTLER Contemporary

takes on authentic appetizers and

entrées. Bring a friend and indulge in

the Pasta Pazza a Pezzi, featuring five

mouth-watering pasta combinations.

Exceptional wine list. Two fireplaces.

$$$. D (daily). Pinnacle Hotel, 4319

Main St. 604-905-4844. www.quat

trorestaurants.com X Map A: E4

MEXICAN

LA CANTINA Mexican fusion

with quick counter service. Street

2019

WHISTLER

BEST FINE DINING

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

BEST CASUAL DINING

araxi.com

ilcaminetto.ca

baroso.ca

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Dining

fresh salads and italian desserts like

tiramisu are also on offer. try one of 18

bC beers on tap. $$. l/D (daily). 101-

4369 Main st. 604-962-9226. www.

pizzeriaantico.ca X Map A: E3

Pubs

DUBH LINN GATE Friendly irish pub

reflects its traditional heritage through

authentic decor. savour a pint of draft

beer and numerous hearty dishes, including

Guinness-battered fish ‘n’ chips.

live music daily. $$. b/l/D (daily).

pan pacific Mountainside, 170-4320

sundial Cr. 604-905-4047. www.

dubhlinngate.com X Map A: A6

Plant-Powered

Getting your veggies in while you’re on the road can

be a challenge—unless you know where to go. Dig

into ayurveda-inspired kitchari bowls and shots of

wheatgrass juice at the Green Moustache (page 18),

or sip fresh-fruit smoothes and sample raw desserts

at naked sprout (page 18). the Velvet underground

(page 28), an artsy cafe-meets-vintage-shop space,

has perfected the art of the hot, hearty “sanga” (sandwich).

For more high-end herbivorous tastes, head to

aura (page 21) on Meatless Mondays to refuel with a

three-course vegan menu served lakeside. Who says

it’s not easy being green?—Chloë Lai

tacos, contemporary specialties and

internationally inspired salads can be

taken out or enjoyed in the industrial

canteen-style dining area. licensed.

$. l/D (daily). 129-4340 lorimer

rd. 604-962-9950. X Map B: D3

209-7015 nesters rd. 604-962-2299.

www.tacoslacantina.ca Map D: D6

THE MEXICAN CORNER Colourful

tiles and eclectic art adorn this festive

room, where creative margaritas are

made with ingredients such as watermelon

or habanero. the authentic

Mexican fare includes tacos, quesadillas

and enchiladas, all with vegetarian

options. Gluten-free and vegan options

available. $$-$$$. D(daily), l(sa-su).

sundial hotel, 12-4340 sundial Cr.

604-962-4450. www.themexican

corner.ca X Map A: B6

PIZZA

GNARLYROOTS PIZZA & CAFE Fuel

up with homemade pizzas, pastas,

burgers, salads and more at this fully

licensed spot. Gelato offered in summer.

Dine-in, take-out and delivery.

$. b/l/D (daily). 127-4338 Main st.

604-962-2255. www.gnarlyroots.ca

X Map A: D3

PIZZERIA ANTICO tuck into traditional

neapolitan-style pizza in this bright,

airy eatery. the open kitchen is perfect

for watching specialties like prosciutto

and arugula pizza bake in the woodfired

ovens. house-made gnocchi,

DUSTY’S BAR & BBq après-ski

Whistler, Where to Dine awards 2019

and 2018. Whistler’s original après-ski

hang-out is a ski-lodge-style restaurant

with a heated patio, roll-up garage

windows and authentic barbecue

meals. live music and sporting events

on the state-of-the-art audio/video

system. kid-friendly until 10 pm. $-$$.

l/D (daily). 2040 london lane. 604-

905-2171. www.whistlerblackcomb

.com X Map D: C6

HOWE SOUND BREWING COMPANY

all-natural microbrewed ales and

lagers are on tap at this spacious

brewpub. the extensive dinner menu

includes comfort food such as pizza,

burgers and fish ‘n’ chips. brewery

tours offered daily. $-$$. l/D (daily).

37801 Cleveland ave., squamish. 604-

892-2603. www.howesound.com X

REGIONAL

ALTA BISTRO offers a casual bistro

experience that highlights sustainable

meats and fish, along with fresh

ingredients from local farms. the

menu changes depending on what’s in

season. excellent beverage selection

showcases bC and French wines,

along with micro-brewed beer from

pemberton, squamish and the rest of

the province. $$$. D (daily). 104-4319

Main st. 604-932-2582. www.alta

bistro.com X Map A: E4

ARAXI RESTAURANT + OYSTER BAR

Fine Dining Whistler, Where to Dine

awards since 2010. best Whistler,

Vancouver magazine 2010-2017

and 2000-2008. best of award of

excellence, Wine Spectator perennial

winner. the extensive pacific

LOCAVORE’S DELIGHT For the ultimate 100-mile-diet meal, visit The Salted Vine (page

22), where everything from the food to the dishware and decor is locally sourced.

photo by Mike Crane Courtesy tourisM Whistler

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Northwest menu includes ingredients

sourced from the Pacific Ocean and

nearby North Arm Farms. The wine

cellar features a variety of international

wines, and the elegant dining room is

full of original artworks. $$$. D (daily),

brunch (Sa-Su). 110-4222 Village

Square. 604-932-4540. www.araxi

.com X Map A: C6

AURA Relax over a tranquil lakeside

dinner and enjoy artfully presented

gourmet dishes made from local ingredients,

sustainably sourced seafood

and free-range meats. Meatless Mondays

menu highlights delicious vegan

fare. Reservations recommended. $$.

B/D (daily). Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake

Placid Rd. 604-966-5705. www.nita

lakelodge.com/dining X Map D: C5

BEARFOOT BISTRO Indulge in a threeor

five-course tasting menu and peruse

the extensive wine list, which includes

a $26,000 bottle as well as a variety

of champagne. Or don a parka and sip

a flight of sub-zero vodka in the Ketel

One Ice Room. Nightly pianist. $$$.

D (daily). Listel Whistler Hotel, 4121

Village Green. 604-932-3433. www.

bearfootbistro.com X Map A: C6

CHRISTINE’S Located atop Blackcomb

Mountain in the Rendezvous Lodge,

this full-service restaurant offers fine

dining and stunning valley views.

Reservations recommended. Open

Jun-Sep, Dec-Apr. $$$. L (daily). 604-

938-7437. www.whistlerblackcomb

.com Map A: A7

CINNAMON BEAR BAR & GRILLE

Dining room serves comfort-food

dishes with a West Coast twist, while

the adjacent bar boasts everything

necessary for après-ski: a fireplace,

flat-screen TVs, beer, burgers and

billiards. Kids’ menu. $-$$. B/D (daily),

L (daily in bar only). Hilton Whistler

Resort and Spa, 4050 Whistler Way.

604-966-5060. www.hiltonwhistler

.com X Map A: C7

GRILL & VINE Enjoy stunning views in

this sophisticated yet approachable

room. Local farm-to-table items, juicy

steaks and wood-fired pizzas on the

menu. Patio in summer. $$-$$$. B/D

(daily). The Westin Resort & Spa,

4090 Whistler Way. 604-935-4338.

www.grillandvinewhistler.com X

Map A: C8

HUNTER GATHER Satisfy cravings

for everything from house-smoked

The best of Traditional and Modern Japanese Cuisine

Open nightly from 5:30 pm

Reservations Recommended | FRee PaRking

Takeout | Delivery available through WhistlerDinein.com

Follow us:

@nagomisushi

In the Le Chamois Hotel, at the base of Blackcomb

604-962-0404 | www.nagomisushi.com

THE TRAIL

ENDS HERE

A day on the mountain deserves a celebration at The Keg.

Why not join us tonight for appetizers with friends, or a

classic steak dinner with your special someone?

4429 Sundial Place | 604.932.5151 | kegsteakhouse.com

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A RA

fresh. modern. lakeside.

Whistler’s best lakeside dining

breakfast: 6:30 -11:00 am

dinner: 5:30 - 9:30 pm

aura restaurant at nita lake lodge

whistler creekside | 604 966 5711

complimentary village shuttle & parking

DINING

meats and fish to hearty vegetarian

and vegan fare at this counter-service

eatery. The focus on locally sourced

offerings extends to the top-notch tap

list, which features craft beers from

nearby favourites like Coast Mountain

Brewing and Backcountry Brewing. $$.

L/D (daily). 101-4368 Main St. 604-

966-2372. www.huntergatherwhistler

.com X Map A: E3

THE JOINERY Seasonal, sustainable

cuisine is on the menu at this restaurant-in-a-greenhouse.

Share small

or large plates with your party, and

make new friends at the communal

long tables. Step up to the repurposed

shipping-container bar for wine, craft

beer and cocktails. $. D (W-Su). 1861

Mamquam Rd., Squamish. 604-567-

5646. www.joinerysquamish.com X

THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN & BAR

At this inviting eatery, the focus on

local products extends to the serving

platters, plates and even the art. Bold

share plates boast contemporary

influences, and are served alongside

handcrafted cocktails and well-chosen

wines. $$. D (W-Su), brunch (Su).

37991 2nd Ave., Squamish. 604-390-

1910. www.saltedvine.ca X

STEEPS GRILL & WINE BAR Perched

atop Whistler Mountain in the

Roundhouse Lodge, this full-service

restaurant offers spectacular mountain

views alongside internationally inspired

cuisine made with West Coast ingredients.

Closes mid-afternoon when the

mountain closes. Reservations recommended.

$$. L (daily). 4545 Blackcomb

Way. 604-905-2379. www.whistler

blackcomb.com Map C: E6

TABLE NINETEEN LAKESIDE EATERY

With stunning views of Green Lake, the

Coast Mountain range and a floatplane

dock, it almost doesn’t matter what’s

on the menu. In the summer, fuel up

for an early tee time with banana bread

French toast on the enormous patio.

Or warm up a wintery day with casual

fare like nachos or a fondue dinner.

$$. B/L/D (May-Oct), D (Dec-Mar).

Nicklaus North Golf Course, 8080

Nicklaus North Blvd. 604-938-9898.

www.tablenineteen.com X

THE WILDFLOWER Serves classic

and locally inspired dishes, such as

the West Coast seafood cioppino or

the spaghetti topped with a massive

meatball. $$$. B/D (daily). Fairmont

Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd.

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604-938-8000. www.fairmont

.com/whistler X Map C: C5

STEAK & SEAFOOD

HY’S STEAKHOUSE & COCKTAIL BAR

The atmosphere is intimate and the

decor traditionally elegant. Extensive

dinner menu features rack of lamb and

a 20-oz bone-in rib steak. Reservations

suggested. $$$. D (daily). 4308

Main St. 604-905-5555. www.hys

steakhouse.com X Map A: E4

THE KEG STEAKHOUSE + BAR Grilled

steaks, seafood and salads in a friendly,

casual atmosphere. Specialties include

prime rib and lobster tail. $$$. D (daily).

4429 Sundial Pl. 604-932-5151. www.

kegsteakhouse.com X Map A: B5

RIMROCK CAFE A Whistler mainstay

since 1986, this Creekside room

focuses on fine ingredients such as

oysters, lobster, rack of lamb and

salmon. Extensive wine list showcases

BC vintners alongside international

selections. $$$. D (daily). Highland

Lodge, 2117 Whistler Rd. 604-932-

5565, toll-free 1-877-932-5589.

www.rimrockcafe.com Map D: B6

celebrating mountain life with

local fare & craft beer

101 - 4368 Main Street |

604 966-2372

www.huntergatherwhiStler.coM

SIDECUT MODERN STEAK After a

day on the slopes, refuel with classic

steak and fresh seafood dishes with

a contemporary twist. If you’re with

a group, try the impressive 48 oz.

Long Bone ribeye steak. $$$. D (daily).

Four Seasons Resort and Residences

Whistler, 4591 Blackcomb Way. 604-

966-5280. www.sidecutwhistler.com

X Map C: C3

TAPAS

BAR OSO Casual Dining Whistler,

Where to Dine Awards 2019. Spanishinfluenced

tapas and other specialties

are served in a relaxed, vibrant

atmosphere, reflecting both Spain and

Whistler itself. Charcuterie is made

in-house, and cocktails are made with

local ingredients. $$. L/D (daily). 150-

4222 Village Square. 604-962-4540.

www.baroso.ca Map A: C6

ELEMENTS URBAN TAPAS PARLOUR

This hip, intimate room specializes in

tapas—think bruschetta, charcuterie

and mussels—plus martinis and

wines. Also beloved for tasty breakfast

options such as eggs Benedict and

ham-and-brie-stuffed French toast.

Gluten-free options. $$. B (daily), D

(W-Su). Summit Lodge, 102B-4359

Main St. 604-932-5569. www.

elementswhistler.com X Map A: D3

JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR

2-5PM DAILY

HiltonWhistler.com | 604.966.5060

A Local’s

Favourite

Since 1982

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2019

Where Whistler readers nominated their favourite

restaurants in Whistler. Here are some of the top picks.

4222 Village Square

604-932-4540

www.araxi.com

NOMINATED: 2019 -

Fine Dining

4222 Village Square

604- 962-4540

www.baroso.ca

NOMINATED: 2019 -

Casual Dining

12 - 4314 Main Street

604-938-1879

www.carambarestaurant.com

NOMINATED: 2019 -

Fine Dining, Casual Dining, Après Ski

in the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

4050 Whistler Way

604-932-1982

www.hiltonwhistler.com

NOMINATED: 2019 -

Fine Dining, Casual Dining, Après Ski

in the Delta Whistler Village Suites Hotel

4308 Main Street

604-905-5555

www.hysteakhouse.com

NOMINATED: 2019 -

Fine Dining, Après Ski

4242 Village Stroll

604-932-4442

www.ilcaminetto.ca

NOMINATED: 2019 -

Fine Dining

4429 Sundial Place, Whistler Village

604-932-5151

www.kegsteakhouse.com

NOMINATED: 2019 -

Fine Dining, Casual Dining, Après Ski

4295 Blackcomb Way, Whistler Village

604-938-9416

www.mongoliegrill.com

NOMINATED: 2019 -

Casual Dining

4369 Main Street

604-938 9300

www.splitzgrill.com

NOMINATED: 2019 -

Casual Dining, Après Ski

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StylE & SuBStAnCE . .............25

FAiry-tAlE Fit . ..................26

trEASurE hunt . ................28

This directory includes editors’ recommendations

and regular advertisers. Map coordinates

refer to the maps on pages 42-45.

Style & Substance

It’s not every day you see thought-provoking

original art while on the hunt for a new outfit, but

Jonathan+Olivia (listed below) isn’t your usual clothing

store. For one thing, it’s actually a pair of shops. The

first features après styles by the likes of Sacai, Marni,

Maison Margiela and yohji yamamoto. The other

carries high-end streetwear and sneakers by brands

such as y-3, Undercover, Vetements and Be@rbrick,

and it displays “Bombing Middle England” (pictured)

by street artist and political activist Banksy. Stencilled

on concrete, Banksy’s piece shows elderly ladies bowling

with lit cannonballs while wearing hats reminiscent

of military helmets. It’s sure to spark conversations

about more than clothing.—Sheri Radford

beauty

THE BODY SHOP The environmentally

conscious, UK-based company carries

a wide range of products for the face,

body and hair. Find gifts for men and

kids, too. Ask about the vegan and

nut-free products. 130-4222 Village

Square. 604-932-2639. www.the

bodyshop.com X Map A: C5

L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE Get

that French feeling with luxurious

fragrances, skincare, bath and body

products direct from Provence.

200-4293 Mountain Square. 604-

905-4686. ca.loccitane.com X

Map A: C7

drugstores

REXALL DRUG STORE Over-the-counter

medication, pharmacy, cosmetics,

magazines and other convenience

items. 103-4360 Lorimer Rd. 604-932-

2303. X Map A: E1 201-4204 Village

Square. 604-932-4251. www.rexall.ca

Map A: C5

SHOPPERS DRUG MART A wellknown

name in pharmaceuticals and

beauty products for over 30 years. Get

a prescription filled, peruse the greeting

cards and magazines or check out

the latest cosmetics. 4295 Blackcomb

Way. 604-905-5666. www.shoppers

drugmart.ca X Map A: B5

BEAUTy ........................... 25

DRUGSTORES ..................... 25

FAShION .......................... 25

FINE FOODS ....................... 26

JEWELLERy & WATChES ........... 26

LIqUOR ............................27

MARKETS ..........................27

SPAS ...............................27

SPECIALTy ShOPS & SERVICES ..... 28

SPORTS & RECREATION GEAR ..... 29

fashion

AMOS & ANDES This sweater shop

carries stylish knitwear by Canadian

and international brands, such as Dale

of Norway, as well as Cowichan sweaters.

In summer, find dresses, pants

and more made from wool, cotton and

natural fibres. 2-4321 Village Gate

Blvd. 604-932-7202. www.whistler

sweatershop.com X Map A: C5

HATLEY This family-friendly shop sells

high-quality clothing for kids and infants

in whimsical prints and patterns,

as well as cozy PJs for the whole family.

Find gifts and home accessories, too.

12-4308 Main St. 604-932-6370.

www.hatley.com X Map A: E4

INSIDE OUT BOUTIqUE This

streetwear, accessory and lingerie

shop carries a range of Canadian and

European styles, along with loungewear

and sleepwear. Options for men

include PJs and underwear. 30-4314

Main St. 604-932-2145. X Map A: D3

JONATHAN+OLIVIA Modern

showcase for a curated collection of

high-end apparel for men and women,

from international designers. Brands

include Nili Lotan, Golden Goose and

A.P.C. Find accessories, footwear

and lifestyle goods, too. 114-4293

Mountain Sq. 604-227-7626. www.

jonathanandolivia.com X Map A: C7

MCCOO’S Summer and winter apparel

from hot brands such as Rip

Curl, Mons Royale and Oakley. Also

THE WRITE STUFF Pick up the latest mystery, romance, literary award-winner or children’s

novel at Armchair Books (page 28).

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out the kid in everyone thanks to an

endless array of sweet treats. 115-

4350 Lorimer Rd. 604-935-1076. X

Map A: E1

Fairy-Tale Fit

Move over, Cinderella: Tecnica’s new Plasma hiking

shoes are the perfect fit for everybody. This Italian company’s

custom-fit ski boots have long been the stuff of

legend, and now everyone below the alpine can feel the

magic, too. The world’s first fully customizable trekking

shoes feature insoles and exteriors that are heat-moulded

to your foot’s unique shape in a process that involves

inflatable “moon boots”—trust us, it’s the most fun

you’ll ever have in a shoe store. Just 20 minutes later,

these Gore-Tex-lined, Vibram-soled, 100-percent-vegan

kicks will have your feet feeling like they’ve found their

sole mates. No fairy godmother (or break-in period)

required. At Escape Route (page 29).—Chloë Lai

boasts a large selection of sunglasses

and goggles. 209-4293 Mountain

Square. 604-932-2842. X Map A: C7

McCoo’s Too and Ripcurl: 111-4295

Blackcomb Way. 604-938-9954.

www.mccooswhistler.ca X Map A: B5

OPEN COUNTRY One of Whistler’s top

boutiques sells apparel and footwear

by Canadian and international designers,

plus brands such as Bugatti and

Mackage. Fairmont Chateau Whistler,

4599 Chateau Blvd. 604-938-9268.

X Map C: C5 OC2: Hilton Whistler

Resort & Spa, 208-4293 Mountain

Square. 604-938-9266. X Map A: C7

ROOTS A phenomenon since 1973,

this Canadian company offers casual

clothing and accessories, such as bags,

footwear, outerwear and high-end

leather handbags. 100-4154 Village

Green. 604-938-0058. www.roots

.com X Map A: C6

SNOWFLAKE Canadian-owned boutique

carries sophisticated fur, leather,

shearling, boots and accessories. Excellent

selection of capes and shawls,

too. Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599

Chateau Blvd. 604-938-2019. www.

snowflakecanada.com X Map C: C5

THE WHISTLER HAT GALLERY Find

styles and colours for the whole family.

103B-4295 Blackcomb Way. 604-

938-6695. X Map A: B5

fine foods

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHOCO-

LATES The place to be if you’ve got

a sweet tooth. Stocks an assortment

of delectable confections, including

fudge, toffee and ice cream. Open

daily. 102-4295 Blackcomb Way.

604-938-9801. X Map A: B5

THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR CANDY

SHOP This colourful candyland brings

NESTERS MARKET A favourite with

locals, this grocery store boasts a

pharmacy, deli, bakery and fresh

seafood and produce. Delivery service

available. 7019 Nesters Rd. 604-932-

3545. X Map B: D2 710-1200 Hunter

Pl., Squamish. 604-815-0733.

www.nestersmarket.com X

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE

FACTORY Fresh caramel apples, fudge

and various brittles. Also find gift

boxes, no-sugar-added treats and ice

cream. 210-4293 Mountain Square.

604-932-4100. www.rockychoc.com

X Map A: C7

ROGERS’ CHOCOLATES Iconic BCbased

shop sells premium chocolates

made with natural ingredients.

Varieties with no sugar added, too.

17-4314 Main St. 604-905-2462.

www.rogerschocolates.com Partial X

Map A: D3

THE WHISTLER GROCERY STORE This

local mainstay is convenient for visitors

staying in the village. Deli serves sandwiches

and ready-to-go meals. Produce,

baked goods and gift items. 4211

Village Square. 604-932-3628. www.

whistlergrocery.com X Map A: C6

JeWeLLeRY & WATCHes

KEIR FINE JEWELLERY Sells jewellery

from around the world, with a focus on

Canadian diamonds. 3-4321 Village

Gate Blvd. 604-932-2944. X Map A:

C5 Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599

Chateau Blvd. 604-962-2944. www.

keirfinejewellery.com X Map C: C5

LUGARO JEWELLERS Western Canada’s

largest distributor of Canadian

diamonds offers a wide variety of loose

and mounted lifetime-guaranteed diamonds

and genuine gemstones. Also

specializes in Swiss watches. Metropolis

at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway,

Burnaby. 604-430-2040. X Map A:

B3 Park Royal, Taylor Way at Marine

Dr., West Vancouver. 604-925-2043.

www.lugaro.com X Map A: B3

PANDORA JEWELRY Gorgeous

gold and silver jewellery, including

REGAL RELAXATION At Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa (page 28), you can experience

indulgent treatments originally developed for Javanese royalty.

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necklaces, rings, earrings and the line’s

popular charm bracelets. 107-4295

Blackcomb Way. 604-938-1880.

ca.pandora.net X Map A: B5

RUBY TUESDAY Chic boutique sells

trendy accessories and jewellery,

with a focus on Canadian designers.

Shoes by TOMS and Matt + Nat, too.

26A-4314 Main St. 604-905-6290.

www.rubytuesdayaccessories.com X

Map A: D3

LIQUOR

BC LIQUOR STORES Large selection

of wine, beer and spirits. 4211 Village

Square. 604-932-5050. X Map A: C6

205-2071 Lake Placid Rd. 604-905-

4927. X Map D: C6 101-4360 Lorimer

Rd. 604-932-7251. www.bcliquor

stores.com X Map A: E1

BLACKCOMB LIQUOR STORE Open

365 days a year, this one-stop liquor

shop sells wine, beer, ciders, coolers,

spirits and liqueurs as well as snacks,

stemware and corkscrews. Extensive

cold-beer selection and sommelier-run

selection of wine. 1-4573 Chateau

Blvd. 604-932-9795. www.blackcomb

liquorstore.com X Map C: D5

MARKETS

WHISTLER FARMERS’ MARKET An

array of local, organic produce, plus

preserves, home-made soaps, arts and

crafts, fresh baked goods, jewellery

and more (May 19-Oct 13). Su 11 am-4

pm. Also W 3-7 pm, Jul-Aug only. Base

of Blackcomb Mountain near Fairmont

Chateau Whistler. 604-902-6082.

www.whistlerfarmersmarket.org X

Map C: D4

SPAS

AVELLO SPA This palatial facility

massages, body wraps, hydrotherapy,

facials, holistic treatments and more.

Experience the pedicure lounge,

with its recliner chairs and mountain

views. The health club offers cardio

machines and indoor/outdoor pools

and hot tubs. Westin Resort & Spa,

4090 Whistler Way. 604-935-3444.

www.whistlerspa.com X Map A: C8

SCANDINAVE SPA Stunning indoor

and outdoor spa features Scandinavian

baths, waterfalls and saunas, all

designed to cleanse, energize and

relax. Also offers Swedish massage,

deep tissue massage, a eucalyptus

steam room and yoga studio. Cafe on

site. 8010 Mons Rd. 604-935-2424.

www.scandinave.com Partial X

UNWIND. PROPERLY.

Lounge + Patio + Lakeside

Open Daily. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Thoughtfully Selected Ingredients

Mains + Share Plates + Patio Favourites

tablenineteen.com

604.938.9898

FREE parking

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series that is based on Ayurveda,

the ancient system of holistic Indian

medicine. Fairmont Chateau Whistler,

4599 Chateau Blvd. 604-938-2086.

www.vidaspas.com X Map C: C5

SPECIALTY SHOPS

& SERVICES

3 sINGING BIRDs Handmade gifts and

local designs line the shelves of these

chic boutiques. Apparel, housewares,

candles, fragrances, ceramics, skincare

and more. 122-4340 Lorimer Rd. 604-

962-3726. X Map A: E2 Fairmont Chateau

Whistler, 107-4599 Chateau Blvd.

604-935-0167. www.3singingbirds

.com X Map D: C5

Treasure Hunt

If you’re seeking a vintage dress, “crazy cat lady” earrings,

or a candle with Freddie Mercury or Beyoncé

on it—or something unique that you can’t identify yet,

but you’ll know it when you see it—then head to The

Velvet Underground (listed below). This quirky shop

and cafe opened last year in Function Junction. On the

cafe menu, find sandwiches such as the Jackie Chan

(red curry and peanut jackfruit) and the Breakfast Club

(cheesy scramble, hummus and pesto). Smoothie

choices include the Berried Alive, filled with berries

aplenty, and the Green Day, with pineapple, mango,

banana and kale. It’s the perfect spot to while away a

leisurely afternoon.—Sheri Radford

the spA This luxurious space offers

an array of services such as facials,

massages and wraps, some of which

use natural ingredients from BC’s

earth and ocean. Eucalyptus steam

rooms. Services for men and kids, too.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences

Whistler, 4591 Blackcomb Way.

604-966-2620. www.fourseasons

.com/whistler/spa X Map C: C3

the spA At NItA LAKe LODGe Relax

and take some “me” time at this spa,

which features several treatment

rooms. Massages, nail treatments,

facials and waxing services, too. All

treatment products are sustainably

sourced and organic. Nita Lake Lodge,

2131 Lake Placid Rd. 604-966-5715.

www.nitalakelodge.com X Map D: C5

tAMAN sARI ROYAL heRItAGe spA

Enjoy herbal body masks, hot rock massages,

and hand and foot reflexology at

this traditional Javanese-style spa, the

only one of its kind in North America.

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, 4050

Whistler Way. 604-938-8836. X Map

A: C7 Summit Lodge & Spa, 4359 Main

St. 604-938-5982. www.tamansari

spawhistler.com X Map A: D3

VIDA spA Luxurious spa offers a

range of treatments, including a

ARMChAIR BOOKs Family-owned

and -operated, this bookstore houses a

broad selection of novels, cookbooks,

travel guides and magazines. 4205

Village Square. 604-932-5557. www.

whistlerbooks.com X Map A: C6

AUDAIN ARt MUseUM shOp Discover

gift items and souvenirs by more

than 90 local artists and artisans.

Jewellery, artwork, pottery and more.

Also stocks reproductions of pieces

from the museum’s permanent collection,

and souvenirs from current

special exhibits. 4350 Blackcomb

Way. 604-962-0413 ext. 106. www.

audainartmuseum.com X Map A: B2

the ORACLe eMpORIUM Bring peace

to your home with calming home

decor accessories and gifts, including

limestone incense burners, Buddha

sculptures, wind chimes and quartz.

Psychic readings, tarot and holistic

healing sessions. 121-4338 Main St.

604-905-0084. www.theoracle.ca X

Map A: D3

the VeLVet UNDeRGROUND Retro

vibes reign supreme in this chill space,

where customers can shop for vintage

and upcycled apparel, order from the

vegan-forward menu and enjoy live

music. 5-1208 Alpha Lake Rd. 604-

962-2555. www.shopvelvetunder

ground.com X Map D: E1

WhIstLeR hARDWARe Like an old

general store, this small but wellrounded

hardware store manages

to have everything you need, plus

extra gift items and souvenirs. 101-

4305 Skiers Approach. 604-932-

FeAtheR YOUR Nest Those with an eagle eye for quality goods flock to 3 Singing Birds

(listed above), a delightful shop for apparel, fragrances, candles and more.

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3863. www.whistlerhardware.ca X

Map A: C5

SPORTS &

RECREATION GEAR

AFFINITY RENTALS Rent bikes for

every adventure, from casual cruising

to fearlessly technical single-track riding.

Blackcomb Lodge, 4220 Gateway

Dr. 604-905-3348. Map A: C5 Clock

Tower Resort, 4262 Village Stroll.

604-905-3342. www.affinityrentals

.com Map A: B6

ARC’TERYX High-quality activewear

for men and women, including

moisture-wicking tops, waterproof

jackets and footwear. Hiking and

climbing packs, too. 104-4338 Main

St. 604-962-9272. www.arcteryx.com

X Map A: D3

THE BEACH Seasonal apparel, unique

swimwear and basic beach brands

such as Seafolly, Body Glove, Billabong,

Maaji and O’Neill. 39-4314 Main St.

604-932-7505. X Map A: D3

BIKE CO. Top-of-the-line bikes, parts,

accessories and gear. Bicycle and

helmet rentals available. Expert staff

provide trail information and technical

support at the in-store service shop.

137-4370 Lorimer Rd. 604-938-

9511. X Map A: C6 1-1392 Portage

Rd., Pemberton. 604-894-6625.

www.bikeco.ca X

ESCAPE ROUTE Peruse this outdoor

enthusiasts’ haven for hard-to-find

outerwear and apparel, including

brands such as Icebreaker, Maloja

and Arc’teryx. 113-4350 Lorimer Rd.

604-938-3228. X Map A: E1 40222

Glenalder Pl., Squamish. 604-892-

3228. www.escaperoute.ca X

LULULEMON Iconic Vancouver-designed

yogawear and activewear since

1998. Dress up for the gym or the great

outdoors with funky designs, cuttingedge

fabrics and flattering fits. 118-

4154 Village Green. 604-938-9642.

www.lululemon.com X Map A: C6

PEAK PERFORMANCE The largest

collection in North America of the

Swedish brand’s high-performance

clothing. The brand is known for innovative

skiwear and outdoor apparel,

but also carries casual wear suited to

urban environments. Get outfitted for

the slopes, golf, running, training and

more. 28-4314 Main St. 604-905-

1183. X Map A: C4

Come experience

Whistler’s unique history!

Open daily, year-round, 11am-5pm

Entry by donation

4333 Main Street. 604.932.2019

www.whistlermuseum.org

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Art GAlleries

Canadian Canvas . ............30

This directory includes editors’ recommendations

and regular advertisers. Map coordinates

refer to the maps on pages 42-45.

MuseuMs ........................ 30

galleries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

VancouVer ......................31

MUSEUMS

AudAin Art MuseuM Houses an

impressive 200-piece permanent collection

of works by Bc artists that range

from centuries-old First nations art to

pieces by e.J. Hughes, Jack shadbolt

and rodney graham. Highlights include

The Crazy Stair by emily carr and James

Hart’s monumental The Dance Screen

(The Scream Too). also hosts several

changing exhibitions per year. gift shop

sells contemporary Bc art. Emily Carr:

Fresh Seeing – French Modernism and

the West Coast explores carr’s journey

in France in 1910, where she sought

to break the bonds of her conservative

training and better understand

the beauty concealed in modern art

(sep 21-Jan 19). open W-M. 4350

Blackcomb Way. 604-962-0413. www.

audainartmuseum.com X Map a: B4

PeMBertOn & distriCt MuseuM

& ArCHiVes sOCietY Five original

log buildings and two new exhibit and

programming buildings house artifacts

and displays which explore the history

of Pemberton, dating back to 1858.

learn about the lillooet peoples, the

gold rush and Bc’s early settlers. open

Tu-sa (May-late Jun; sep-late nov),

daily (late Jun-sep). check website for

additional seasonal closures. admission

by donation. 7455 Prospect st.,

Pemberton. 604-894-5504. www.

pembertonmuseum.org Partial X

WHistLer MuseuM immerse yourself

in Whistler’s ancient collections that

highlight pioneer, natural and olympic

history and resort development. Walking

tours offered in summer. open daily.

admission by donation. 4333 Main st.

604-932-2019. www.whistlermuseum

.org X Map a: d4

GALLERIES

AdeLe CAMPBeLL Fine Art GALLerY

Features classic and contemporary

pieces by canadian artists, including

Canadian Canvas

lush forests. Turquoise rivers. inquisitive wildlife.

This country’s stunning natural setting is a constant

source of inspiration for artists, especially those who

call it home. at Mountain galleries (page 31), works

by major and mid-career canadian creators run the

gamut from inuit stone carvings to giclee prints to

oil and acrylic paintings. ongoing exhibit Wild and

Sacred Places highlights top artists such as Brent lynch,

whose oil-on-canvas field studies capture his creative

connection to the landscape (“Beakon,” pictured).

Truly inspired.—Chloë Lai

cameron Bird, laura Harris, Mike svob

and Blake Jorgenson. Paul Paquette: A

Solo Exhibition experience the earthy,

rich hues of the seasons through

Paul’s opulent paintings (summer).

The Westin resort & spa, 109-4090

Whistler Way. 604-938-0887. www.

adelecampbell.com X Map a: B8

CrYstAL LOdGe Art GALLerY

contemporary art with a West coast

spin. Paintings and photography are

shown alongside sculpture, pottery

and glass pieces. offers art events and

programs that are open to the public.

crystal lodge, 114-4154 Village green.

604-938-2525. www.crystallodgeart

gallery.com X Map a: C6

MArK riCHArds GALLerY local

artist Mark richards captures nature

and the West coast landscape with

his unique mixed-media works that

blend photography and printmaking.

Hilton Whistler resort & spa, 124-4293

Mountain square. 604-932-1911. www.

markrichardsgallery.com X Map a: C7

MAurY YOunG Arts Centre

Whistler’s premier location for arts,

culture and special events regularly

showcases the work of local, regional

and other canadian artists. Displays

and exhibits rotate regularly. gift

shop sells handcrafted pieces by local

artisans, such as pottery, jewellery and

glass works. 4335 Blackcomb Way.

COOL KeePsAKe Searching for a next-level souvenir? Visit Adele Campbell Fine Art

Gallery (listed above) to find paintings and sculptures by contemporary Canadian artists.

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604-935-8410. www.artswhistler

.com X Map A: C3

EXHIBITION & SALE OF NEW WORK BY CANADIAN ARTISTS

MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE

FAIRMONT Canadian artists are

promoted in this fine art gallery, which

features a variety of paintings and

sculpture, capturing the talent of major

and up-and-coming artists. Fairmont

Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd.

604-935-1862. www.mountaingaller

ies.com X Map C: C5

THE PLAZA GALLERIES Browse

paintings and sculpture, accentuated

by natural light from the gallery’s large

windows. Specializes in Canadian and

North American fine art for first-time

buyers or seasoned collectors. 22-4314

Main St. 604-938-6233. www.plaza

galleries.com Partial X Map A: C3

VINCENT MASSEY POTTERY GAL-

LERY High-fired stoneware pottery

crafted by Vincent Massey. Intricate

hand-woven kelp, cedar bark and tule

rush baskets by Cheryl Massey are also

on display. Christmas Pottery Sale Pick

up ceramics at discounted rates during

this holiday sale (Dec 15-16). Home

studio, call for app’t. 8605 Forest Ridge

Dr. 604-938-3512 or 604-905-8363.

www.vincentmasseypottery.com

WHISTLER CONTEMPORARY GAL-

LERY Whistler’s oldest contemporary

art gallery exhibits works by renowned

contemporary artists including painters,

sculptors and glass artists. Hilton Whistler

Resort & Spa, 110-4293 Mountain

Square. 604-938-3001. X Map A: C7

Four Seasons Resort Whistler, 4591

Blackcomb Way. 604-935-3999.

www.whistlerart.com X Map C: C3

VANCOUVER

LATTIMER GALLERY A destination for

Northwest Coast art, including handcarved

gold and silver jewellery, sculptures,

bentwood boxes, drums, masks

and limited-edition prints. 1590 W.

2nd Ave., Vancouver. 604-732-4556.

X Map A: B3 Vancouver International

Airport, 3211 Grant McConachie Way,

Richmond. 604-247-0822. www.lat

timergallery.com X Map A: B3

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY This heritage

building is the city’s public gallery

and hosts changing exhibitions, from

traditional to avant-garde. Public tours

and weekly family programs available.

Gift shop. 750 Hornby St., Vancouver.

604-662-4719. www.vanartgallery

.bc.ca X Map A: B3

V I S I T U S I N T H E U P P E R V I L L A G E

Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Open Daily | 604.935.1862

@MntGalleries

Brent Lynch

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Bike.

Art.

Emily Carr, The Crazy Stair

(The Crooked Staircase) (detail)

c. 1928-30

Oil on canvas

FREE for kids 18 & under

Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Open Friday 10am – 9pm

Closed Tuesday

4350 Blackcomb Way

Whistler, BC Canada

audainartmuseum.com

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Fun & Frolic . ....................32

BAniSh BoredoM . ..............34

A ToTAl TrAin Wreck . ..........36

this directory includes editors’ recommendations

as well as regular advertisers.

denotes kid-friendly. denotes summer

patios. denotes winter patios. Map coordinates

refer to the maps on pages 42-45.

Mountains ......................32

attraCtions ....................32

parks ............................ 34

tours & leisure aCtiVities ..... 34

niGhtliFe .........................37

Mountains

WHISTLER AND BLACKCOMB

MOUNTAINS these two peaks offer

more than 200 ski and snowboard

runs covering over 3,278 hectares

(8,171 acres) of terrain. spring skiing

extends to late May, with glacier skiing

available to mid-summer (weather

permitting). the peak 2 peak Gondola

spans 4.4 km (2.7 mi), providing

convenient access to both mountains.

summer adventures abound, with

alpine hiking and glacier tours, via

ferrata rock climbing, atV tours, bear

viewing and wildlife tours. head to

the mountain bike park for all-terrain

riding. open daily (year-round).

toll-free 1-800-766-0449. snow

report from Whistler 604-932-4211,

from Vancouver 604-687-7507.

www.whistlerblackcomb.com

Map A: A7

attractions

BRACKENDALE ART GALLERY

THEATRE TEAHOUSE located in “the

world’s bald eagle capital,” this rustic

building houses an art gallery, theatre

and teahouse, and hosts concerts,

events and art workshops. teahouse

menu includes coffee, wine, beer

and home-made soups, bread and

pastries (year-round). open weekends

and holidays. 41950 Government

rd., brackendale. 604-898-3333.

www.brackendaleartgallery.com

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BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM a

national historic site and bC historic

landmark, this former copper mine

allows visitors to experience the sights

and sounds of a hard-rock mine.

ride the underground train, watch

Fun & Frolic

there’s a time and place for acting serious. Fortunately

for playful kids, a vacation is not the time, and the

Family adventure Zone (page 36) is not the place. putt

your way through the scenic mini-golf course, bounce

your worries away on the bungee trampoline and get

dizzy in the human gyroscope. For extra thrills, try the

Westcoaster slide, a 315-m (1,033-ft) luge-style track

guaranteed to elicit more than a few gleeful screams.

it’s officially playtime.—Chloë Lai

mining-equipment demonstrations,

pan for gold, or visit displays of mining

memorabilia and photos (year-round).

take hwy 99 to britannia beach on

howe sound. 1 Forbes Way, britannia

beach. toll-free 1-800-896-4044.

www.bcmm.ca

CLOUDRAKER SKYBRIDGE this

ooh-inspiring, adrenaline-boosting

suspension bridge at the top of the

World summit on Whistler spans

130 m (427 ft) between two peaks,

2 km (6,560 ft) above sea level. at

the far end, the cantilevered raven’s

eye Cliff Walk viewing platform juts

out 12 m (41 ft) over the edge for

unobstructed 360-degree views.

access is included with peak 2

peak 360 experience tickets. open

daily (Jun-Sep), weather permitting.

toll-free 1-800-766-0449.

www.whistlerblackcomb.com

PEAK 2 PEAK GONDOLA state-of-theart

28-person cabins travel a 4.4-km

(2.7-mi), 11-minute ride on a suspended

cable between the peaks of Whistler

and blackcomb mountains. in summer,

expect stunning views and access to

the Cloudraker skybridge, as well as

hiking trails on both mountains (yearround).

terminal access at rendezvous

(blackcomb) or roundhouse lodge

(Whistler). toll-free 1-800-766-0449.

www.whistlerblackcomb.com

Map A: A7-A8

SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CEN-

TRE this magnificent building houses

First nations treasures. learn about

the history, arts and culture of the

squamish and lil’wat people through

exhibits, performances, art, film and

hands-on crafts. tours on the hour,

cafe, gift shop (year-round). open

daily (apr-oct), tu-su (nov-Mar).

THRICE AS NICE Did you know that you can go mountain biking, play a round of golf and ski

on a glacier—all on the same summer’s day? It’s true. Locals call it a “Whistler triathlon.”

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Banish Boredom

These family-friendly attractions are so engrossing

that kids won’t realize they’re learning something at

the same time.

1 The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (pictured;

page 32) features exhibits, storytelling, arts and

crafts, and tours that bring to life the rich histories

and traditions of the Squamish and Lil’wat peoples.

2 Budding railway buffs can’t get enough of West

Coast Railway Heritage Park (listed below), with

its impressive collection of railway artifacts and

vintage locomotives.

3 ziptrek Ecotours (page 37) offers a heart-pounding

array of ziplines, including the longest one in all

of Canada or the uSA, but it also (very craftily)

sneaks in tons of information about the surrounding

old-growth temperate rainforest.—Sheri Radford

4584 Blackcomb Way; park in Day

Lot 4 or 5. Toll-free 1-866-441-7522.

www.slcc.ca X Map C: E3

WEST COAST RAILWAY HERITAGE

PARK Home to the Royal Hudson steam

locomotive and Western Canada’s largest

collection of heritage railway equipment,

dating back to 1890. Explore

cabooses and locomotives, and enjoy

the picnic grounds, escape room and

kids’ play area (year-round). Or ride the

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3-km (1.8-mi) miniature railway (yearround,

weather permitting). Open daily,

except Dec 21-Jan 3. Due to occasional

closures, calling ahead is advised. From

Hwy 99 in Squamish, turn west on Industrial

Way and follow signs to 39645

Government Rd., Squamish. 604-898-

9336. www.wcra.org Partial X

WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK Channel

your inner Olympic athlete with hiking,

electric-assist mountain biking, disc

golf, biathlon and sightseeing at this

gorgeous park, a souvenir from the

2010 Winter Games (year-round). 5

Callaghan Valley Rd. 604-964-0059.

www.whistlerolympicpark.com

WHISTLER SLIDING CENTRE Slide

down the world’s fastest track on a

passenger bobsleigh (Jun-Sep) at

this Olympic legacy venue, where

professional athletes still train and

compete. Introductory courses available

for luge, skeleton and bobsleigh.

Youth aged 12-18 slide for free in

summer. Group or self-guided tours.

4910 Glacier Lane. 604-964-0040.

www.whistlerslidingcentre.com

PARKS

GARIBALDI PROVINCIAL PARK

Named after the magnificent 2,678 m

(8,876 ft) Mount Garibaldi, the park’s

crown jewel. Hike 90 km (56 mi) of

trails and observe some of the stunning

alpine flowers in bloom through

July and August. Fishing, canoeing,

cycling and swimming permitted in

certain areas (year-round). Access

from five points along Hwy 99

between Squamish and Pemberton.

604-986-9371. www.bcparks.ca

JOFFRE LAKES PROVINCIAL PARK

Observe glacial history over 1,460 ha

(3,607 a), from the jagged mountain

peaks to the striking, silt-laden

turquoise-blue waters of the three Joffre

lakes (year-round). Hiking, fishing

and camping in summer. Located on

Duffey Lake Rd. off Hwy 99, east of

Pemberton. www.bcparks.ca

LOST LAKE PARK Former logging and

mill site. Biking, walking and running

trails, food trucks, picnic areas and dog

swimming area at Canine Cove in summer

(year-round). Access by Valley

Trail. Free shuttle runs from Whistler

Village in summer. 604-932-5535.

www.whistler.ca X Map B: B1

TouRS & LeiSuRe

AcTiviTieS

Adventures & Tours

A.E. VANCOUVER PRIVATE TOURS

AND CHARTERS, INC. Fully narrated

sightseeing excursions. Explore Whistler,

or take a day trip to Squamish,

Pemberton and beyond. Custom

trips available. Tours provided in

English, French, Dutch and German.

CATCH OF THE DAY Whistler Eco Tours and Pemberton Fish Finder (both listed on page

36) can lead you to fishing holes full of rainbow trout, char and salmon—and that’s no fish tale.

PHOTO BY LOGAN SWAYzE COuRTESY SquAMISH LIL’WAT CuLTuRAL CENTRE


Other languages available with

notice (year-round). 778-388-6643.

www.vancouverprivatetours.com

THE ADVENTURE GROUP WHISTLER

One-stop shop for fun activities (yearround).

Enjoy a multimedia night walk,

ziplining, treetop adventures, white water

rafting, RZR tours, bungee jumping,

mountain biking and more. Main booking

office: 211-4293 Mountain Square.

604-932-0647, toll-free 1-855-824-

9955. www.tagwhistler.com Partial X

Map A: B7

ADVENTURES ON HORSEBACK

Not your average nose-to-tail ride.

Trot through the Pemberton Valley

around Mount Currie on a quarter

horse, whether you are a beginner

or expert. The two-hour tour is the

most popular, but longer rides or

customized tours are available on

request (year-round). 7476 Prospect

St., Pemberton. 604-894-6269.

www.adventuresonhorseback.ca

BACKROADS WHISTLER Guided or

unguided canoe and kayak tours on

picturesque Alta Lake or the placid

River of Golden Dreams. Includes a

return shuttle to Whistler Village.

Vast fleet of stand-up paddleboards

and paddle boats for rent,

too (summer). 3375 Lakeside Rd.

in Lakeside Park. 604-932-3111.

www.riverofgoldendreams.com X

BLACKCOMB HELICOPTERS

Experience Whistler’s amazing

scenery, glacier flows, rivers, lakes

and mountains—from a helicopter

in the sky. Depart on a glacier

sightseeing tour any time of year,

or, in summer, a hiking tour and

picnic (year-round). Chartered flights

between Whistler and Vancouver,

too. 9960 Heliport Rd. 604-938-

1700 or toll-free 1-800-330-4354.

www.blackcombhelicopters.com

16 years

Private/Customized

Excursions &

Transportation

(2003-2019)

Vancouver • Whistler • Victoria • Seattle

Wineries • Ski Transfers • Rocky Mountains • Northwest Pacifi c Excursions

Tel: (778) 388-6643 | Fax: (604) 801-5557

Twitter: @yvrprivatetours

Email: info@vancouverprivatetours.com

Web: www.vancouverprivatetours.com

Revive

your senses

COPPER CAYUSE OUTFITTERS Embark

on an equine adventure through

the Pemberton Valley. Everything

from one-hour jaunts to multi-day

excursions. All equipment provided

(summer). 7830 Pemberton Meadows

Rd., Pemberton. 604-698-7751.

www.coppercayuseoutfitters.ca

FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER

GOLF CLUB Stunning 18-hole course

winds up mountains, over creeks

and through forests. Bring a camera

for the gorgeous views (summer).

$

72

SCANDINAVE

BATHS

SCANDINAVE.COM

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ENTERTAINMENT

A Total Train Wreck

Back in 1956, a freighter travelling at twice the speed

limit hit an area of track being repaired, and it derailed.

The damaged cars were dragged into the forest and

abandoned. Fast forward six decades or so, and the

area is now beloved by hikers, bikers, trail runners—and

graffiti artists. To explore the remnants of the wreck,

follow the Sea To Sky Trail and cross a small suspension

bridge near the Cheakamus River. Who knew a

train wreck could be so delightful?—Sheri Radford

4612 Blackcomb Way. 604-938-

2092 or toll-free 1-877-938-2092.

www.fairmontgolf.com/whistler X

Map B: B2

FAMILY ADVENTURE ZONE Family fun

includes mini golf, bungee trampoline,

human gyroscope, kids’ climbing web

and bouncy castle, the Westcoaster

Slide, a 315 m (1,033 ft) track that

snakes down the mountain—and more

(summer). Located at the base of

Blackcomb Mountain. 4545 Blackcomb

Way. Toll-free 1-800-766-0449. www.

whistlerblackcomb.com Map C: D7

PEMBERTON FISH FINDER Fishing

tours, with gear provided and no

experience necessary. Catch a salmon

on the Squamish River. All tours

are private and family-friendly with

experienced guides. Fishing licence

required. Hotel pickup available

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(year-round). Tours depart from 1380

Birch St., Pemberton. 1-877-905-8121.

www.pembertonfishfinder.com

SQUAMISH RAFTING COMPANY

Splash down the Cheakamus River

with the whole family, or take your

chances on the wild Elaho River.

Lunch is included. Min. weight 23

kg (50 lbs), depending on tour.

Ages 5+. Tours include shuttle from

Whistler (year-round). 101-40446

Government Rd., Squamish. 604-898-

4677 or toll-free 1-888-498-4677.

www.squamish-rafting.com

SUPERFLY ZIPLINES Soar through

Whistler’s spectacular scenery on

some of Canada’s longest ziplines.

Dual cables allow two guests to ride

side by side (year-round). Main booking

office: 211-4293 Mountain Square.

604-932-0647, toll-free 1-855-

824-9955. www.tagwhistler.com X

Map A: B7

TREETOP ADVENTURE COURSE

Swing like Tarzan and tiptoe across

tightropes on an aerial tree course

that features over 70 different

obstacles. Young adventurers can

tackle the kids’ course (summer).

Pick-up from Whistler Village

available. Main booking office: 211-

4293 Mountain Square. 604-932-

0647, toll-free 1-855-824-9955.

www.tagwhistler.com Map A: B7

WHISTLER AIR Offers chartered

flights and scenic bird’s-eye view

tours of Whistler, plus daily scheduled

floatplane service between Whistler

and downtown Vancouver, Victoria

or Vancouver International Airport

(summer). Toll-free 1-800-665-0212.

www.harbourair.com

WHISTLER BUNGEE Bungee jump

50 m (160 ft) from a bridge. Surrounded

by a rushing river and pristine

mountains, you won’t know whether

to scream or enjoy the scenery

(year-round). Min. weight 20 kg (45

lbs). Pre-booking required. Booking

office: Eagle Lodge, 19-4314 Main St.

604-938-9333 or toll-free 1-877-938-

9333. www.whistlerbungee.com X

Map A: D3

WHISTLER ECO TOURS Guided canoe,

stand-up paddleboard, kayak, fishing,

hike and bike tours. Interpretive guides

educate on Whistler’s flora, fauna and

history. Free pickup from most hotels

(summer). Delta Whistler Village

Suites, 4308 Main St. 604-935-4900

or toll-free 1-877-988-4900. Rental

kiosk at Wayside Park on Alta Lake.

www.whistlerecotours.com

WHISTLER MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK

Claims fame as one of the top liftserviced

downhill bike parks in the

world, with trails for all skill levels.

Experience a 816 m (2,723 ft) vertical

drop in the Garbanzo Zone—a steeper

upper region of the park. Practice

tricks indoors at the giant Air Dome,

a covered bike training facility with a

foam pit and wooden ramps (summer).

Located at the base of Whistler

Mountain. Toll-free 1-866-218-

9690. www.whistlerblackcomb.com

Map A: A8

GREAT HEIGHTS What do actor Zac Efron and comedian Rick Mercer have in common?

They’ve both taken the plunge with Whistler Bungee (listed above).

PHOTO BY MIKE CRANE COURTESY TOURISM WHISTLER


WHISTLER PHOTO SAFARIS The

official off-road adventure at Whistler

Olympic Park, with exclusive access to

the area. Intimate tours feature professional

photographers and guides, and

focus on the local bear population.

Hotel pickup available (summer).

Toll-free: 1-855-558-BEAR (2327).

www.whistlerphotosafaris.com

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ZIPTREK ECOTOURS Thrilling zipline

over Fitzsimmons Creek and the valley

between Whistler and Blackcomb

mountains.Experience the 2.2-km-

(7,217-ft-) long zipline, the longest in

North America. Or do a TreeTrek tour:

journey through the rainforest on a network

of suspension bridges, boardwalks

and trails (year-round). Min. weight 30

kg (65-75 lbs), depending on tour. Ages

6+. Carleton Lodge, 4282 Mountain

Square. Toll-free 1-866-935-0001.

www.whistler.ziptrek.com Map A: B7

NIGHTLIFE

THE FITZSIMMONS PUB Get comfortable

on the leather couches at Whistler’s

coziest pub. Rotating selection of

craft beers from eight BC breweries,

plus wine on tap. Award-winning wines,

too. Kid-friendly until 8pm. 3-4573

Chateau Blvd. 604-935-3489. www.

fitzsimmonspub.com X Map C: D4

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WHISTLERMOUNTAINGOLF.COM

GARIBALDI LIFT CO. BAR & GRILL

Enjoy pub fare and beer at this lively

spot with a large heated patio, open

year-round. Dance the night away to

music by live bands and renowned DJs.

Kid-friendly until 10 pm. Open daily.

4165 Springs Lane. 604-905-2220.

www.whistlerblackcomb.com/glc X

Map A: B7

GARFINKEL’S WHISTLER Whistler’s

largest concert venue and nightclub

regularly hosts lively locals’

nights, as well as big-name DJs and

performers. Private booths available.

Reservations recommended. 4308

Main St. 604-932-2323. www.

gibbonswhistler.com/garfinkels X

Map A: E4

LONGHORN SALOON & GRILL Après-

Ski Whistler, Where to Dine Awards

2015-2017. Après-ski spot serves

ice-cold beer and delicious pub fare in a

laid-back atmosphere with party music.

Live music on weekends. Kid-friendly

until noon. Carleton Lodge, 4284

Mountain Square. 604-932-5999.

www.gibbonswhistler.com/longhorn

X Map A: B7

WHISTLER’S LARGEST

First Nations Gift Shop & Eatery

4584 Blackcomb Way

In Whistler’s Upper Village

SLCC.CA

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way. Rent a boat for an hour or longer. A great

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN

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Got a sweet tooth? Look

no further than The Rocky

Mountain Chocolate Factory,

a Whistler staple for over

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fudge being made before your eyes! Open Late.

Located at the base of the Whistler Village Gondola.

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VALLEA LUMINA

Join an evening excursion

and follow radio transmissions

to find the traces of

long-ago hikers. This 1.5km

trail will take visitors on a

multimedia night walk in

pursuit of hidden wonders.

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WEST COAST RAILWAY

HERITAGE PARK

Great family fun as you

experience BC’s railway

heritage. Explore railcars

and locomotives, ride the

3km mini rail, get close to

the world famous Royal

Hudson, tour a restored heritage home. CN

Roundhouse provides year-round comfort.

All aboard!

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SUMMER BOBSLEIGH

Bring the family to

experience the thrill of

bobsleigh - in the summer!

After an orientation and

venue tour, ride a bobsleigh

equipped with wheels,

steered by a trained pilot,

to reach speeds of up to 90km/hr. Family special:

One youth (12-18) slides FREE with a paying adult!

Operating daily, June 28 to September 1, 2019.

604.964.0040 | whistlerslidingcentre.com

WHISTLER BUNGEE

Often voted the most

extreme activity in Whistler.

Whistler’s ultimate

adrenaline rush provides

a 160ft heart-pounding

drop that no other activity

can compare to. Booking

location 19-4314 Main Street, Whistler Village.

604.938.9333 or 1.877.938.9333

whistlerbungee.com

WHISTLER PHOTO

SAFARIS

Fun for the whole family!

Daily Bear Safaris and Olympic

Venue Tours including pick

up at your location in an

intimate off-road vehicle.

Enjoy a behind the scenes

sightseeing tour of 2010 Olympic Venue in our

black bear habitat. Your guide will help you find

the perfect memory to take home. Book online

whistlerphotosafaris.com | 1.855.558.2327

ZIPTREK ECOTOURS

Whistler’s #1 year-round

tour. With the most ziplines,

and greatest variety of tour

options available, Ziptrek

offers an entertaining

combination of high-wire

adventure and ecological

exploration. All tours are guided, and our TreeTrek

Canopy Walk offers a non-zipping option that visits

the same pristine area. Located in the Carleton Lodge

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Up, Up & AwAy . ..................39

the wilD life . ................... 40

phone nUMberS . ................41

this directory includes editors’ recommendations

and regular advertisers. Map coordinates

refer to the maps on pages 42-45.

NeiGhbourhooDs & toWNs .... 39

Visitor ceNtres ................. 39

traVeL reserVatioNs ...........40

babysitters & Daycare .........40

traNsportatioN ................40

useFuL iNForMatioN .............41

photo courtesy harbour air

Up, Up & Away

seeking the scenic route? there’s no better way to get

from Whistler to Vancouver or Victoria than by floatplane.

it’s more than just a means of transportation—

it’s both the quickest and the most picturesque way

to travel, soaring high above crystal-blue lakes, snowcapped

mountain peaks and the endless ocean on the

way to either city’s inner harbour. Whistler air (page

36) has regularly scheduled flights and custom tour

options available, giving you plenty of opportunities to

get a bird’s-eye view of the West coast.—Sheri Radford

neighbourhoods

& towns

PEMBERTON Just 25 minutes north

of Whistler, this town is situated at the

base of Mount currie, 2,400 m (8,000

ft) below the peak, and offers an eclectic

mix of activities. the town features a

museum, open in summer, that covers

the history of the area; a range of stores;

and restaurants and cafes. the valley

provides a great setting for farms; you

can spend an afternoon picking up

produce, fruit, preserves and desserts.

604-894-6135. www.pemberton.ca

SQUAMISH Located 65 km (40

mi) north of Vancouver, this city of

19,900 people marks the halfway

point to Whistler. often referred to

as the “outdoor recreation capital of

canada,” it offers hiking, windsurfing,

rock climbing and golf—and more.

you’ll find well-known fast-food chains,

restaurants and a variety of stores. Visit

brackendale, an area that houses North

america’s highest concentration of bald

eagles in winter, with its cafes, shops

and art gallery. stawamus chief provincial

park draws rock climbers from

around the globe, with the secondlargest

granite monolith (a single sheet

of stone) in the world, 700 m (2,300

ft) in height. the squamish adventure

centre contains a theatre, cafe, visitor

information centre and gift shop. 604-

815-4994. www.exploresquamish.com

WHISTLER CREEKSIDE the original

Whistler neighbourhood, developed in

1966, is situated 4 km (2.5 mi) outside

the village centre. it received a number

of upgrades and now offers lodging,

restaurants and shops. the area hosts

the annual canadian National bbQ

championships each summer. the

creekside Gondola provides a convenient

and less-crowded way for skiers

and snowboarders to go up Whistler

Mountain in winter, and for mountain

bikers to access trails in summer. one

of Whistler’s only gas stations is located

here. 604-935-3357, toll-free 1-877-

991-9988. www.whistler.com Map D

WHISTLER UPPER VILLAGE Just a

short walk from the village centre, over

Fitzsimmons creek, you’ll find the Magic

chair lift and blackcomb Gondola to

take you up blackcomb Mountain, as

well as hotels, shops and restaurants.

604-932-3928, toll-free 1-800-944-

7853. www.whistler.com Map C

WHISTLER VILLAGE the hub of

Whistler offers a large selection of

accommodations, restaurants, bars,

shops and spas. it is largely pedestrianonly,

but there are quite a few parking

lots along the outside. Gondola and

chairlift access up both blackcomb and

Whistler mountains is located at the

southern end of the Village. events and

concerts are usually focused in this

area. 604-932-3928, toll-free 1-800-

944-7853. www.whistler.com Map A

visitor centres

PEMBERTON VISITOR CENTRE

provides tourist information for

pemberton, pemberton Valley, Mt.

currie, D’arcy, birken and Lillooet Lake

(May-Sep). open daily. Located at the

intersection of highway 99 and portage

rd., pemberton. 604-894-6175.

www.pembertonchamber.com

PLAN YOUR TRIP Travelling to Vancouver? Pick up our sister publication, Where Vancouver,

from the Whistler Visitor Centre (page 40) or your hotel concierge.

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BaBYsiTTiNG WhisTLEr Professionals

combine childcare with fun activities,

such as ice-skating or dress-up,

complete with a treasure chest of costumes.

Children’s party services, too.

102-4369 Main St. 604-902-2229

or toll-free 1-888-906-2229. www.

babysittingwhistler.com Map A: D3

The Wild Life

Alpine flowers and rugged mountain peaks are spectacular,

but nothing beats the thrill of an animal encounter.

Especially when it’s with one of the 70 or so black bears

that call Whistler home. They’re less aggressive than

other bear species—we’re looking at you, grizzlies—but

it’s still best to give them plenty of space and keep food

safely stashed away. Embark on an off-road adventure

with Whistler Photo Safaris (page 37) to spot these

ursine celebrities and their adorable offspring in their

natural habitat. It’s bear viewing the way it should be:

wild, fun and from a safe distance.—Chloë Lai

transportation

Buses

WhisTLEr TraNsiT sYsTEm Bus

routes in Whistler Village and the surrounding

areas. Board buses at the front

and have exact change ready; exit by

rear doors. Aside from service animals,

all pets must travel in carriers. Pre-paid

bus passes are available—payable by

the day, month or trip—from vendors

such as the Whistler Visitor Centre

or the grocery store in the village.

Buses are equipped with bike racks.

Hours change seasonally, so check

website for up-to-date information and

alerts. $2.50, under 5 free. Up to three

children under the age of 12 ride free

with one paying adult. 604-932-4020.

www.bctransit.com/whistler X

YVr skYLYNx Luxury buses shuttle

visitors between YVR airport, Vancouver,

Squamish, Creekside Village

and Whistler several times daily. Free

Wi-Fi, on-board washrooms and lots

of legroom. Complimentary storage for

one snowboard, pair of skis or set of

golf clubs per passenger. Door-to-door

service add-on available. 604-326-

1616. www.yvrskylynx.com X

Tourism squamish aND squamish

aDVENTurE CENTrE This

impressive structure brims with info on

what to see and do. On-site theatre, gift

shop and cafe, too (year-round). Open

daily. 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish.

604-815-5084 or toll-free 1-877-815-

5084. www.exploresquamish.com X

WhisTLEr VisiTor CENTrE Get

information on accommodation,

wayfinding, transit, events, activities,

shopping and dining from staff who

know Whistler inside and out (yearround).

Open daily. 4230 Gateway Dr.

604-935-3357 or toll-free 1-877-991-

9988. www.whistler.com X Map A: C5

travel reservations

ENJoY WhisTLEr Offers information

about package deals and

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travel. Toll-free 1-888-882-8858.

www.enjoywhistler.com

Tourism WhisTLEr Resource for

everything from accommodation and

dining options to lift tickets, equipment

rentals and transportation to and from

the resort. Toll-free 1-800-WHISTLER

(944-7853). www.whistler.com

babysitters & daycare

BaBY’s oN ThE Go Lighten your load

and rent top-quality baby equipment

during your stay, including strollers,

cribs, toys, high chairs and more.

The “Mountain Baby” packages offer

different equipment combinations,

while the “Baby Concierge Service”

caters to special requests. 604-905-

0002 or toll-free 1-866-905-0002.

www.babysonthego.com

Coach Lines/Airport Transfers

aEroCar sErViCE Offers transportation

from YVR to Vancouver, Whistler

and the Lower Mainland in luxury

sedans, limousines and SUVs. 1-604-

298-1000 or toll-free 1-888-821-

0021. www.aerocar.ca

EpiC riDEs Hassle-free and always on

time, this shuttle between downtown

Vancouver and Whistler Village boasts

up to eight daily departures during

peak seasons. Plenty of room for bikes,

skis, snowboards, gear and luggage

at no extra cost. Passengers should

arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled

departure. Book online. 604-349-

1234. www.epicrides.ca

riDEBookEr The go-to business

for arranging all of your transporta-

WaLk This WaY The Cultural Connector is a scenic walking route linking six of the town’s

coolest cultural venues. Pick up a map from the Whistler Visitor Centre (listed above).

PHOTO COURTESY WHISTLER PHOTO SAFARIS


PHOTO ©GUDELLAPHOTO/FOTOLIA.COM

tion from Whistler or Vancouver to

Pemberton, Seattle and beyond. Other

destinations include Victoria and Tofino

on Vancouver Island. Travel in a shuttle,

bus, limo, taxi or luxury SUV. 604-966-

2209 or toll-free 1-866-943-0516.

www.ridebooker.com Partial X

WHISTLER GLACIER GROUP Provides

a wide range of luxury transportation

within Whistler, and to and from

the Vancouver International Airport.

Choose from an SUV, sedan, chartered

van or 56-seat coach bus. 604-905-

7779 or toll-free 1-866-905-7779.

www.whistlerglaciergroup.com

Limousines

RITZ WHISTLER LIMOUSINE SERVICE

Relax and enjoy five-star treatment

whether you ride in a vintage or stretch

limo, executive sedan, luxury SUV,

Sprinter van or limo bus. Airport transfers,

special events and trips to and

from Whistler and Vancouver available

24/7. 1-604-937-7480 or toll-free

1-888-937-7480. www.ritzlimos.com

WHISTLER EXECUTIVE LIMOUSINE

In operation since 1986, this company

offers a large fleet including stretch

limousines, luxury sedans, SUVs and

executive vans. Available 24/7 for

airport transfers and service between

Whistler, Vancouver, Seattle and

Victoria. 41440 Dryden Rd., Brackendale.

604-938-3583. www.whistler

executivelimo.com

Taxis

RESORT CABS Service within the

Village and Whistler area, with trips

to Pemberton, Squamish and the

Vancouver airport. 604-938-1515.

www.resortcabs.com X

WHISTLER TAXI Offers taxi service

within the resort and to Vancouver

24/7. Many drivers will accommodate

sightseeing requests. 604-938-

3333 or toll-free 1-800-203-5322.

www.whistlertaxi.com

USEFUL INFORMATION

TIPPING In Canada, tipping is customary

in certain situations.

Restaurant Server: 15% to 20% of the

total bill, before taxes. If you’re dining

with a group, the restaurant may add a

gratuity of 15% or more.

Bartender: 10% to 20% of the total bill,

before taxes.

Hairdresser/Aesthetician: 10% to 15%

of the total.

Parking Valet: $1 to $3.

Taxi/Limo Driver: 10% to 15% of the

total fare.

Tour Guide: 10% to 15% of the total.

Concierge: At your discretion.

Porter: $1 to $2 per bag.

Housekeeper: $2 or more per day,

paid daily.

Hotel Doorman: $1 to $2.

CANNABIS Non-medical cannabis

was recently legalized in Canada; the

legal age of consumption in British

Columbia is 19. Smoking or vaping is

allowed in most public spaces that

allow tobacco smoking and vaping,

except areas that children frequent,

such as playgrounds. It is illegal to take

cannabis across the Canadian border.

www.cannabis.gov.bc.ca

DRINKING The legal drinking age in

British Columbia is 19. Bars, restaurants

and liquor stores may ask to

see a government-issued piece of identification

as proof of your age before

selling you alcohol. Most government

liquor stores and beer-and-wine stores

are open seven days a week.

MONEY The currency in Canada is

the Canadian Dollar (CAD). ATMs

are widely available, and many accept

credit card withdrawals. Credit cards

are commonly used, and accepted at

almost all hotels, shops and restaurants.

Some retailers accept US cash,

but change is always given in Canadian

currency. Most retail purchases are

subject to a 7% Provincial Sales Tax

(PST) as well as a 5% federal Goods

and Services Tax (GST). Liquor is an

exception, and is taxed at 10%. Note

that Canada no longer uses the onecent

coin (penny), so cash purchases

are rounded up or down to the closest

five cents. This does not apply to credit

and debit card payments.

PUBLIC TOILETS There is no charge to

use a public toilet in Whistler. Hotels

often have washrooms adjacent to the

lobby. Facilities in cafes and restaurants

are often reserved for customer use.

SMOKING Smoking and vaping tobacco

or cannabis products is not permitted in

stores, restaurants, bars, transit buses

or public parks. Whistler Blackcomb

has also banned smoking on resort

property, including chairlifts and gondolas,

ski runs, hiking trails and Whistler

Mountain Bike Park trails. Most buildings

do not allow smoking near their

doors or windows.Those caught smoking

in a smoke-free area risk a fine.

Phone

Numbers

DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE

Canada.........................................................411

International.................................................. 0

EMERGENCY

Ambulance/Fire/Police/Poison.......911

Ambulance....................... 604-932-5894

Fire.......................................604-935-8260

Police...................................604-932-3044

Poison.Control................1-800-567-8911

Search.&.Rescue.............. 604-932-2328

VISITOR CENTRES

Squamish............................604-815-4994

Vancouver........................ 604-683-2000

Whistler..............................604-935-3357

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS

Enjoy.Whistler..............1-888-882-8858

Tourism.Whistler............1-800-944-7853

TRANSPORTATION

BC.Ferries........................1-888-223-3779

Village.Shuttle.................604-932-4020

Whistler.Transit..............604-932-4020

YVR.Airport...................... 604-207-7077

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Drive.BC.........................1-800-550-4997

TAXIS

Resort.Cabs.........................604-938-1515

Whistler.Taxi.....................604-938-3333

VEHICLE RENTALS

Avis........................................604-932-1236

PHARMACIES

Rexall.Drug.Store.............604-932-4251

Nesters.Market.&..

Pharmacy...........................604-932-3545

Shoppers.Drug.Mart.....604-905-5666

BABYSITTERS/DAYCARE

Baby’s.on.the.Go.........1-866-905-0002

Babysitting.Whistler......1-888-906-2229

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Fitzsimmons Creek

LEGEND

Hotels/Accommodation

Sights/Attractions

Services/Sports Centres Skateboard

Park

Visitor Intormation

Medical Services

Village Stroll

(Pedestrian Only)

Buildings

Valley Trail (Paved)

Valley Trail

(Not Paved)

Gondola/Chairlift

Parking

Bus Stop

250 feet

50 metres

Audain

Art Museum

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SOUTHWEST

PEMBERTON

BC

INSET WHISTLER

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VANCOUVER

Blackcomb Way

SQUAMISH

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99A

To Seattle

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Maury Young

Arts Centre

Bike Skills

Park

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Rebagliati

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Police

(RCMP)

Municipal

(City) Hall

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TOWN

PLAZA

Firehall

Village Stroll

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Whistler

Olympic Plaza

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Upper Village

Lorimer Road

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Liquor

Store

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Post Office

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MARKETPLACE

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Playground

Olympic Rings

Marketplace IGA

(Grocery Store)

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Main Street

Florence

Petersen

Park

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Whistler Museum

& Archives

Whistler

Public

Library

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Northlands Boulevard

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Racquet Club

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Fitzimmons Trail

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Gondola

Transit Exchange

To

Upper Village

B

Excalibur Gondola

BLACKCOMB

MOUNTAIN

Fitzsimmons Chairlift

WHISTLER

MOUNTAIN

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Sundial Crescent

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Lift

Tickets

SKIERS’ PLAZA

Whistler Village Gondola

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Cinema

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Sundial Place

Skiers’ Approach

Saint

Andrew’s

Alley

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Village Lane

Brandywine

Alley

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Clock Tower

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Village Stroll

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SQUARE

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Gallery

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Springs Lane

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Mountain Lane

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Gateway Drive

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Gateway

Bus Loop

(To Vancouver)

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Taxi Loop

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SQUARE

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Sunshine Pl.

Grocery

Store

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Liquor

Store

Sunrise

Alley

Golfers’ Approach

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Whistler

Conference Centre

Village Green

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Driving Range

Whistler

Golf Club

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Village Gate Boulevard

99

Sea to Sky Highway

ACCOMMODATION GUIDE

Mountainside Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 B6

Aava Whistler Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 D7 Northstar Condos, The . . . . . . . . . . . 20 F2

Adara Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 C6 Pangea Pod Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 C6

Alpenglow Lodge, The . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 E3 Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside. 22 A6

Blackcomb Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 C5 Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre 23 B4

Carleton Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 B7 Pinnacle Hotel Whistler . . . . . . . . . . 24 E4

Cascade Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 E4 Rainbow Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 C5

Crystal Lodge & Suites, The . . . . . . . 7 C6 St. Andrews House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 C5

Delta Hotels by Marriott

Summit Lodge & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 E3

Whistler Village Suites . . . . . . . . . . 8 Whistler D4 Sundial Boutique Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . 28 B6

Executive- The Inn at Whistler

Sunpath at Stoney Creek. . . . . . . . . . 29 E4

Village & Mountainside Hotel . . . . 9 B6 Symphony Townhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . 30 F1

Fitzsimmons Condos . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 C6 Telemark Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 C8

Glacier’s Reach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 E1 Town Plaza Suites - Bear Lodge . . . . 32 C4

Hearthstone Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 C6 Town Plaza Suites - Deer Lodge . . . 33 D3

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa. . . . . . 13 C7 Town Plaza Suites - Eagle Lodge . . . 34 C3

Lagoons at Stoney Creek, The . . . . . 14 F3 Twin Peaks Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 F2

Listel Hotel Whistler, The . . . . . . . . . 15 C7 Valhalla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 F2

Market Pavillion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 E3 Westin Resort & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 B8

Marketplace Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 D2+E2 Whistler Peak Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 B5

Mountain Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 C8 Whistler Village Inn & Suites . . . . 39 B5+B6

Windwhistle Accommodation. . . . . 40 D6

Golf Course

5 6 7 8

P

E

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Lorimer Rd.

NAVIGATE MAP B WHISTLER VALLEY

1 2 3 4

A

Lost

Lake

Lost La ke Road

BLACKCOMB

MOUNTAIN

A

Lost Lake Park

Painted Cliff Rd.

B

C

Mons Rd.

D

VALLEY INSET

Green

Lake

Whistler

Air

Spruce Grove Park

(Baseball Diamonds)

Spruce Grove Wa y

Nicklaus North

Golf Course

Meadow Park

Sports Centre

SPRUCE GROVE

Riverside Resort

Campground

Lost

Lake

Nancy Greene Dr.

To: Pemberton

Nesters

Green Lake, Liquor Store

Float Plane

Nesters

Terminal,

Market

Nicklaus North Golf

EMERALD

ESTATES, NESTERS

ALPINE

MEADOWS

Ambassador Cres

Toni Sailer Ln.

Nesters Rd.

T r eetop Ln.

TAPLEY’S

FARM

Village

Fitzsimmons Rd.

WHITE

GOLD

Upper

Village

Blackcomb Way

Lorimer Rd.

Palmer Dr.

Wedge Ln.

St. Andrews Way

Fairmont

Chateau Whistler

Golf Club

VILLAGE

NORTH

Whistler

Racquet Club

Bishop Way

Lorimer Rd.

Eagle Dr.

Spearhe ad Dr.

Blackcomb Way

P

WHISTLER

CAY

Blackcomb Way

Main

St.

Northlands Blvd.

Fairway Dr.

P P P

Par Rd.

Village Gate Blvd.

Eagle Ridge Cres.

Linkside Dr.

UPPER

VILLAGE

(See Map C)

Rebagliati

Park

Summit Ln.

Glacie r Dr.

WHISTLER

VILLAGE

(See Map A)

Whistler Way

Whistler

Golf Club

99

To: Whistler

Creekside,

Squamish,

Vancouver

B

To: to: Whistler

Sliding Centre

P

Glacier L n

C

D

P

WHISTLER

MOUNTAIN

.

Easy St.

LEGEND

Balsam Way

E

F

P

Balsam Way

Sights/Attractions

Services/Sports Centres

Visitor Information

Village Stroll

(Pedestrian Only)

Railroads

Valley Trail (Paved)

Valley Trail

(Not Paved)

Gondola/Chairlift

Day Parking

Crabapple Dr.

Beaver Lane

Falcon Cres.

BLUEBERRY

HILL

Blueberry Dr.

Blueberry

Beach Park

Ptarmigan Pl.

Peak Dr.

itz Cr.

St. Mo r

ALTA VISTA

E

Tyro

Archibald Way.

St. Anton W ay

F

l

Cres.

SCALE:

(approx.)

1000 feet

250 metres

Alta Lake

Lakeside Rd

Rainbow

Park

1 2 3 4

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MAP C UPPER VILLAGE

MAP D WHISTLER SOUTH

1

17

A

B

B

C

Lost Lake

Park

D

E

F

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15 16

19

6

ACCOMMODATION GUIDE

18

A

B

To

Lost Lake


B

Chateau

Whistler

Golf Club

P

B

7

P

Blackcomb Creek

Spearhead Drive

MAP C - LEGEND

Hotels/Accommodation

Sights/Attractions

Services

Village Stroll

(Pedestrian Only)

Buildings

Valley Trail (Paved)

Valley Trail (Not Paved)

Chairlift

Pay Parking

Bus Stop

SCALE:

(approx.)

8

200 feet

50 m

B

MAP C

UPPER VILLAGE

Lorimer Road

B

B

To

Highway 99

B

P

4

13

P

Grocery

Store

Squamish Lil'wat

Cultural Centre

B

3

B

Chateau Blvd.

P

B

B

B

Rebagliati

Park

Fitzsimmons Creek

P

Glacier Drive

Fitzsimmons

Covered Bridge

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

5

Liquor

Store

10

Blackcomb Way

11

2

12

Alpine Greens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B1

Aspens on Blackcomb . . . . . . . 2 B6

Blackcomb Springs Suites . . . . 3 A4

Embarc Whistler. . . . . . . . . . . . 4 D4

Fairmont Chateau Whistler . . 5 C5

Forest Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 A2

Four Seasons Residences . . . . 7 B2

Four Seasons Resort Whistler 8 B2

The Gables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 E8

Glacier Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 D5

Greystone Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 A5

Le Chamois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 E6

The Marquise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 A4

Pinnacle Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 D8

Powderhorn Condo. . . . . . . . . . 15 A4

Stoneridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 A5

The Villas Wintergreen . . . . . . 17 A1

Wildwood Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . 18 A3

Woodrun Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 A6

Blackcomb

Gondola

Magic

BLACKCOMB

BASE

Blackcomb

Day Lodge /

Guest Services

14

B

C

D

Whistler/Blackcomb

Admin Office

E

To

Whistler Village,

and Highway 99

9

Trail to

Whistler Village

F

A

B

C

D

E

F

1 2 3 4 5 6 Alta 7 8

Lake

Wayside To

Park

Whistler Village,

A

Blackcomb,

Pemberton

N MAP D

LEGEND

Hotels/Accommodation

Services

Valley Trail (Paved)

Gondola

Railroad

Free Day Parking

P

SCALE:

(approx.)

To Brandywine Falls,

Cheakamus Lake,

Squamish,

Vancouver

FUNCTION

JUNCTION

1000 feet

250 m

Spring Cre ek Dr.

TWIN LAKES

Alta Lake Rd.

Sea to Sky Highway

C

lifftop Ln.

Cheaka mus Way

MILLAR’S

POND

Alpha

Lake

99

Alta Lake Road

Train

Station

Alpha

Lake

Park

Bayshore

Dr.

Lake Placid Rd.

Grocery

Store

Br andywine Way

Nita

Lake

Nita Lake

Lodge

Gondo

BAYSHORES

Gas

Station

Sarajevo

la W ay

Kadenwood

Dr.

London L n.

As pen

Eva Lake Rd.

Whiski Jack

Creekside Hotel

W histler Rd.

Evolution

Bus

Station

Legends

Grocery & Liquor Store

Whistler Rd.

Nor dic Dr.

Nor dic Dr.

Creekside Gondola

SPRING

CREEK

F

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

P

WorldMark

at Sundance

First Tracks

Lodge

WHISTLER

CREEKSIDE

KADENWOOD

NORDIC

ESTATES

WHISTLER

HIGHLANDS

Taluswood Pl.

WHISTLER

MOUNTAIN

B

C

D

E

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WHISTLER LIFE

Mountain Magic

At Vallea Lumina (Jun. 7 to Oct. 13), a nighttime walk in

the woods isn’t eerie—it’s enchanting. Located on Cougar

Mountain, this immersive after-dark experience transforms

the old-growth forest into a magical trail, where the trees

talk and campfires come to life. The after-dark alchemy is

another of The Adventure Group’s (page 35) memorable

offerings, although they had a little help from Montrealbased

Moment Factory, a multimedia studio that’s collaborated

on everything from Cirque du Soleil to Madonna’s

Super Bowl halftime show.

Visitors to this interactive light-and-sound display are

first sworn in as rangers, tasked with finding two hikers

who mysteriously disappeared into the woods. Follow their

trail deeper into the forest, and take note as it transforms,

becoming more ethereal with every step. The 1.5-km (0.8-

mi) trail takes about an hour to complete—it all depends on

how much ooh-ing and ahh-ing you do along the way. And

to make the trek even easier, a free shuttle operates from

Whistler. Let the magic begin. BY JILL VON SPRECKEN

PHOTO

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