Spotlight :: Whistler

whistler travel[trip style = ski & adventure]

Other than a small lull in tourism in the fall and late spring, Whistler is a 4-season destination where locals love life and live it to the fullest. In the winter and early spring everyone skis/boards, and in the summer and fall they hike and bike. Although Whistler is probably one of the more active communities in Canada, it's hard-bodied, adventuring locals are far from intimidating and down to earth. A steady flow of tourists combined with Whistler's laissez-faire mentality make it an 'anything goes' type of destination.

Do Winter


  • bike in the 'park' or on Whistler's extensive beginner, intermediate and advanced trail system
  • hike in the Whistler Alpine
  • paddle down the river of golden dreams


  • known as whistler's secret ski season, take advantage of sunny weather, great skiing and no crowds!
  • attend the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival (apr 16 - 25, 2010) to watch skiing and boarding pros push the limits and take in Canada's largest free outdoor concert series


  • sip wine and chat-it-up at Cornucopia, Whistler's internationally recognized celebration of food and wine (nov 11 - 14, 2010)


Eat Breakfast

  • portobello - the fairmont chateau whistler's famed cafe serving breakfast and lunch
  • crepe montagne - love the food.  love the atmosphere.  love the genuine service.
  • elements - banana bread french toast anyone?  fruit juice shooter?  enough said.



  • araxi - a locally-inspired menu and winner of season 6 of Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen
  • bearfoot bistro - whistler's "it" hangout with the high-end crowd, ask your server about the owner's world record
  • elements - tapas bar loved by locals and visitors alike


  • GLC (base of Whistler in the village)
  • merlins (base of Blackcomb)
  • dusty's (base of Whistler Creekside)

Stay Whistler boasts an impressive selection of almost every major hotel brand, so if you have points or free stays, investigate that option. If not, here are a few hotels and booking options: