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Best things to do in Whistler

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“In addition to its seasonal collections, Audain Art Museum's permanent art collection contains a wide variety of Northwest Coast First Nations masks as well as a large collection of works by Emily Carr.”
71 locals recommend
Café
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“Our favourite place for special occasions. Rates #1 by each year by the Whistler locals. Reservations required.”
80 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Incredible selection of pastries and treats - all home made and fresh. Try the cherry chocolate french toast or the raspberry riot with lemon drizzle.”
71 locals recommend
Mountain
“Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, and 3 glaciers combined. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. ”
64 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great for lunch, aprés and dinner. Fondue in the lounge is a favourite of ours. Reservation recommended”
73 locals recommend
Lake
“Walk right out our door and down to Lost Lake (and its surrounding trails). The area is full of beautiful walking, hiking, running, biking and cross-country skiing trails. We spend a lot of time exploring this area. It is truly magical. ”
55 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Located in Creekside, this a stone/clay oven pizzeria sourcing local organic ingredients . Best Pizza in Whistler hands down! About a 13 min drive from Le Chamois”
68 locals recommend
Spa
“Need a day of relaxation? This is the place! Nestled in the mountains, the spectacular 25,000 sqft outdoor spa is an unique and unforgettable experience. Go to experience just the baths or book a massage or other spa treatment. ”
70 locals recommend
Apres Ski Bar
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“Located at the bottom of the Creekside gondola, this iconic Whistler pub is a great for lunch and local aprés scene. Great food and draft beer selection ”
63 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A small, but full service market with deli, meat and cheese counter, fresh produce and bakery goods.”
51 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Experience a guided tour highlighting aspects of both the Squamish and Lil'wat nations at the beautiful cultural centre in nearby Whistler.”
39 locals recommend
Office
“One our most well known ski hills in the are is Whistler Blackcomb and was the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics here in Vancouver. Similar to Grouse Mountain they offer your typical winter activities; skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, but it also offers some other great activities throughout the year. One popular summer activity is downhill mountain biking. There is also lots of great shopping in the Whistler Village. Whistler is about a 2 hour drive from our house. website: whistlerblackcomb.com ”
32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Walking distance from our home, this highly rated restaurant pairs French cuisine with West Coast influence. An intimate setting where you can sit at the bar and watch the action in the kitchen or enjoy your dinner being served by locals with a passion for Whistler. ”
47 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Some say Après lives here. If you want DJs on a massive mountain side patio this has all of the above. Everyone in Whistler knows the name. Try their Bulldog Margarita.”
33 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Locally owned tapas style menu with a continuously changing menu and locally sourced ingredients. Great place for brunch as well. ”
41 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Breakfast treats & sandos, light lunches, excellent coffee, nice spot to eat!”
29 locals recommend