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Town Info: Whistler / Blackcomb

Winter Activities at Whistler Blackcomb
Summer Activities at Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler - Blackcomb & Creekside Restaurants
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Apres and Nightlife in Whistler: Places to Dance
Apres and Nightlife in Whistler: Places to Mellow


Winter Activities at Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Olympic Park is where all the Nordic events will take place during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Callaghan Country, right next to Whistler Olympic Park, has an overnight cross-country ski lodge but also offers day passes to their trails as well.

Dog Sledding: Whistler, Canada. Try dog-sledding through Whistler's snow-covered forests. Stunning views of the Whistler Valley, 2010 Olympic Games sites, Black Tusk and more, these tours are truly memorable. Led by Alaskan Huskies, dog sledding is fun for the whole family and is definitely something you can brag to your friends. Visit www.whistlerdogsledding.com for more information.

Cross-Country Skiing: Whistler, Canada. One of Whistler's best kept (and most affordable) secrets. No chairlift lineups here; just you, perfectly groomed trails and Whistler's enchanting winter wonderland to explore. With three cross-country skiing venues, including the official venue for Nordic events for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler offers more than 130 km of trails.

Lost Lake Park features 32 kms of trails and offers views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Four kilometers have lighting for enjoying evening runs. Check out Lost Lake Cross Country Connection.

Avalanche Courses: Whistler, Canada. Informative courses in avalanche safety, awareness, and terrain assessment are available through the winter. These courses are excellent for skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and those frequenting the backcountry areas. Contact: Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau www.whistlerguides.com, Coast Mountain Guides www.coastmountainguides.com, or Pacific Alpine Institute www.pacificalpineinstitute.com

Free Avalanche Awareness Tours: Whistler, Canada. Free daily Avalanche Awareness Tours are jointly run by the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Patrol and the Whistler Sports Injury Prevention Program. The full day tour covers terrain evaluation, avalanche phenomenon, procedures that Whistler Blackcomb uses to keep people safe inside the ski area boundary, avalanche safety equipment, and rescue techniques. You must be able to ski or ride a blue (intermediate) run comfortably. Reservations Required Call 604.938.7759

Ice Climbing: Whistler, Canada. Ever dreamed of climbing up a frozen waterfall of ice? It's definitely an extreme challenge but professional guides and safety equipment make it all possible. Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau offers daily guided climbing trips (for beginners and more experienced), ice climbing courses and private guided tours. Visit www.whistlerguides.com for more information.

Cat Skiing and Boarding Tours: Whistler, Canada. Enjoy your own private mountain for skiing and snowboarding when you book a tour on a Bombardier Snowcat. Giving you maximum vertical at the best price, Cat Skiing and Boarding operates during any weather and offers pristine powder, spectacular views and backcountry adventure. You can enjoy up to 10 runs of first tracks in powder heaven! Private tours are available for groups of 10 or make some new friends on a scheduled tour. Call 800.944.7853 to make reservations for Cat Skiing and Boarding.

Eagle Viewing Tours: Whistler, Canada. During the winter season, areas just south of Whistler have become reknowned for having the highest concentration of bald eagles in the world. Between late November and March, hundreds of eagles can be seen feeding along rivers' sandbars or perched in the treetops of Brackendale. These fascinating tours, unique to the Sea to Sky Corridor, let you experience these magnificent birds in their natural habitat amidst the breathtaking scenery of the West Coast. Call 800.944.7853 to book or for more information on tours available.

Helliskiing Tours: Whistler, Canada. Everyone deserves to try heli-skiing or boarding at once in their lifetime. If you dream of untracked powder and no lift lines, turn your dream to realityr. If you are a strong intermediate skier or rider and can handle the blue runs in your ski area, then you are ready for the helicopter. Visit www.cmhski.com for more information.

Helitours: Whistler, Canada. Hop on one of Whistler's scenic helicopter tours and explore the Coast Mountains, one of the most glaciated regions in the world. Featuring timeless places rarely seen, experience the last ice age and trek across a 12,000 year-old glacier to marvel at stunning ice formations. Walking tours include glacial travel gear and mountain-style brunch or lunch. Call 800.944.7853 for more information

Sleigh Rides: Whistler, Canada.Winter sleigh ride is a must do for any visit to Whistler. Hear the jingle of the sleigh bells as you glide over the snow guided by gentle, giant Percheron horses while sipping hot chocolate and keeping cozy and warm under blankets. Dinner packages are also available and include a gourmet fondue dinner after a beautiful ride through wooded trails beside Green Lake or on Blackcomb Mountain. Book a private sleigh ride for a special proposal.Call 604-932-7631 or Visit www.blackcombsleighrides.com to book or for more information.

Snowshoeing: Whistler, Canada. For something a little different, try a snowshoe guided tour around the shores of Green Lake, Lost Lake or on Whistler Mountain. Routes range from beginner to challenging and a special evening walk includes a gourmet three course fondue dinner at The Den at Nicklaus North. Enjoy the serene natural beauty of the outdoors and awe inspiring scenery of the Whistler area. Call 800-944-7853

Snowmobiling: Whistler, Canada. Snowmobiling is a treasured Canadian activity that's fun for all ages and abilities, especially families. Let professional, friendly tour guides take you through the backcountry areas,along hidden, snow-covered pathways, and into beautiful winter landscapes. Choose from early morning fresh tracks, day or evening dinner tours complete with gourmet meals served in a private, backcountry yurt. Tours are designed for beginner or experienced riders; private and family tours also available. Call 800.944.7853 to book.


Summer Activities

Whistler Mountain Biking: Whistler, Canada. Imagine a place where you can give it your all and the riding options are endless. Imagine an incredible variety of terrain to explore, from epic, high alpine, West Coast single-track to arguably the world's best mountain bike park. This rider's paradise features bike-friendly accommodations with secure storage areas, and rental shops that stock the sweetest rides. Best of all, this place isn't imaginary. It's Whistler - and your epic ride is waiting. Visit www.whistlerbike.com for more information.

Golf: Whistler, Canada. Rated Canada's number one golf destination by Golf Digest, Whistler's four championship designer courses provide an unparalleled mountain golf experience. Play at Arnold Palmer's first ever Canadian design at the Whistler Golf Club or at the base of majestic Mount Currie on Robert Cupp's Big Sky Golf and Country Club. Experience the only golf course in the world to which Jack Nicklaus has added his name at Nicklaus North Golf Course or Robert Trent Jones Jr's preeminent mountain design at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. All four championship golf courses feature top notch practice facilities, with lesson and instruction programs available and the 3 village based courses all offer Taylor Made rental equipment. Each of the four course's clubhouse facilities is unique and all are surrounded by spectacular vistas to enjoy before and after your game. Visit www.whistlergolf.com to book or for more information.

Hiking in Whistler: Whistler, Canada. Get back to nature and wander in gorgeous scenery along hundreds of miles of incredible trails. The Whistler area is bursting with trails, hikes, climbs, and secret pathways that can take you into a pristine natural wonderland. Some routes are minutes from the Whistler Village, while others take you up to the peaks of snow-capped mountains. The brand new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola connects Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains at their peaks and opens up Blackcomb for summer hiking. Head up Whistler Mountain on the PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience and divide your time between the two. The options are endless!

Aerial Sightseeing: Whistler, Canada. Aerial sightseeing is one of Whistler's most spectacular and memorable experiences. Take to the skies with qualified, experienced pilots and get a bird's-eye view of Whistler and the area's mountain ranges, glaciers, valleys, rivers and lakes. Choose from helicopter or floatplane tours, some of which can include stops at alpine lakes, hiking excursions or picnic lunches. Call 800-944-7853 for more information.

Whistler ATV Tours: Whistler, Canada. Get ready to hit the trail for the ride of your life on an exhilarating ATV tour. Whether you want to explore the area's backcountry, ride a twisty trail up Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain, or rip along old logging roads - these tours are the perfect way to see a different side of Whistler. It's a great activity for groups, couples or even when you're visiting solo. Visit www.adventureswhistler.com/atv.html for more information.

Bear Viewing Tours: Whistler, Canada. With ski areas composed of vast coastal hemlock cedar forests, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains provide food and shelter to some 50 black bears. You can explore this beautiful habitat in a 4X4 vehicle while on a fascinating and one-of-a-kind Bear Viewing Tour with noted black bear researcher Michael Allen. During the tours, Allen - who has spent the past 23 years studying black bears - will take you to visit active bear dens, daybeds and feeding sites. You won t want to forget your camera on this excursion. Call 866.218.9684 for more information.

Bungee Jumping: Whistler, Canada. Experience the exhilaration of leaping from the edge of a bridge situated high above a rushing river. Whistler Bungee, located just 15 minutes from Whistler Village, is British Columbia's highest year-round bungee jumping venue, featuring a 53-metre (160-foot) drop over the glacial-fed Cheakamus River. Set between gorgeous old growth forest and rugged basalt column cliffs, Whistler Bungee offers breathtaking scenery, as well as heart-pounding thrills. With jump masters and operators that have more than 17 years of experience, Whistler Bungee also boasts an unblemished safety record. Visit www.whistlerbungee.com to book or for more information.

Canoe and Kayak Tours: Whistler, Canada. From gentle paddles along a calm and meandering river, to extended excursions of discovery through Whistler's waterways, canoe and kayak tours offer a unique way to experience the resort's natural beauty. Drink in magnificent mountain views and keep your eyes peeled for some of Whistler's abundant wildlife as you navigate Alta Lake, Green Lake, The River of Golden Dreams and more alone or with an experienced guide. Visit www.kayakwhistler.com to book or for more information.

Fishing Tours: Whistler, Canada. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, Whistler offers an incomparable fishing experience, year-round. Travel with knowledgeable guides to local rivers, remote alpine lakes or hidden fishing holes for full, half or multi-day excursions fly-fishing or spin casting for Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden char or salmon. Discover the dramatic beauty of British Columbia's coastal rainforests as you learn to read the area's waters and reel in a memorable catch. Visit www.whistlerriver.com to book or for more information.

Mountaineering: Whistler, Canada. So you've hiked all the trails and routes from beginner to challenging and now you are looking for that next big challenge. Ever tried mountaineering? The Whistler area has some of the best, classic alpine routes in the area. Some mountain summits are attained with pure alpine rock climbing and others involve a mix of glacier travel, snow and ice climbing. Local guides and courses from beginner to advanced are available to the thrill-seeking mountain adventurer. Popular climbs are Wedge Mountain at 2,904 metres, Mt. Matier at 2,770 metres and Blackcomb Peak at 2,346 metres. Visit www.whistlerguides.com to book or for more information.

Rap Jumping: Whistler, Canada. This summer you can literally jump off the top of Whistler Mountain. Guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping, Rap Jumping is face-forward, free-fall rappelling and is the latest exhilarating adventure to hit Whistler. The Australian Army introduced face-forward rappelling in the early 1960s as a military maneuver. It has since been coined the "Aussie Rappel", popularized commercially as an adventure sport in Australia, New Zealand and Africa. Located 5,000 feet above the valley floor in full view of the Peak Chair on Whistler Mountain, participants lower themselves over the dramatic rock face of Whistler Peak. A harness, ropes and a braking device enable participants to descend under their own control; rap jumping is not for the faint of heart. For those participants less inclined to face their fear, traditional rappelling is also offered. Visit www.whistlerguides.com to book or for more information.

Rock Climbing: Whistler, Canada. In the summer, the Whistler area has some of the best rock climbing in the world - most famous are the long, multi-pitch routes on the 650 metre / 2,145 feet high granite massif called "The Chief" in Squamish. Whether you want to scale sheer rock faces or just learn the basics, there are plenty of opportunities in Whistler. Most tours offer enough instruction to get you up and climbing in the same day. An on-site guide will coach and offer assistance. Half-day sessions are held in the Whistler area while full days take place in Squamish. Full two-day courses are aimed at those with little or no experience; learn techniques, rope management, anchor building, rappelling and safety. Visit www.whistlerguides.com to book or for more information.

Horseback Riding Tours: Whistler, Canada. Explore the Whistler area cowboy-style while sitting high in the saddle on a memorable horseback riding tour. From short and gentle meanders along forested trails, to more extensive rides through grassy meadows and up mountain paths, you'll find the horseback tour that's just right for your riding abilities. There are even pony rides for the kids and carriage rides for those who prefer horse-drawn to horseback. Visit www.whistleroutdoor.com to book or for more information.

Hot Rod Tours: Whistler, Canada. Experience on and off-road adventures by custom-built hotrod. Exceptional guides, unforgettable views and unique vehicles make these tours fun for the whole family. Enjoy a picnic at a hidden backcountry lake, wildlife viewing in the Callaghan or bring your mountain bike along for a mountain top drop off. In winter, marvel at frozen blue waterfalls, head to prime eagle-viewing locations or get taken on a snowshoeing excursion. Hot Rod tours cater to all ages and abilities, including the disabled. Visit www.blhotrod.com to book or for more information.

Jeep Tours: Whistler, Canada. Discover Whistler s beautiful backcountry while riding in a fun and rugged Jeep. Few vehicles can match a Jeep when it comes to tackling tough terrain, and these thrilling tours let you experience what all-terrain truly means. From climbing up a mountain side to view glaciers, wilderness excursions and sunset BBQs on Blackcomb Mountain, there s a Jeep tour for everyone. Great for families.

Whistler Paintball: Whistler, Canada. Paintball is a safe and exciting combination of Hide 'n Seek and Tag. It's great fun for everyone from teenagers to seniors the minimum age is 12 years old. Beginners are always welcome, so come and learn to paintball in majestic Whistler! Visit Whistler Paintball Adventures for further information and reservations, or call 604.932.3524. Visit www.whistlerpaintball.com to book or for more information.

The High Alpine Experience: Whistler, Canada. The High Alpine Experience gives you the ultimate Whistler sightseeing adventure with a scenic 20-minute gondola ride to the Roundhouse on Whistler Mountain, followed by a breathtaking chairlift ride to the very peak. Once at the top of Whistler Mountain, take in the magnificent 360 degree views, walk the two singletrack loops of the Peak Interpretive Walk, or try out any of the 14 well-maintained, signature alpine trails. Alpine flowers are in full bloom at the end of August and blanket the terrain in a kaleidoscope of colours.

Whistler Whitewater Rafting and Jet Boat Tours: Whistler, Canada. When the snow melts, the rivers in and around Whistler Resort run white and fast. Catch all the thrills of white water rafting, from mild to wild, as certified guides navigate you safely through haystacks and holes on the Green, Lower Cheakamus, Elaho and Squamish rivers. Whether you want to hold on tight and enjoy the ride or grab a paddle and dig in, there's a white water rafting trip for everyone in wet and wild Whistler. For a sightseeing tour like no other, hop on a New Zealand-style jet boat to experience the rain forest and west coast mountain range from the Squamish River. The hour-long adventure includes waterfalls, snow-capped peaks and lots of wildlife so don't forget your camera. Visit www.whistlerriver.com to book or for more information.

Sightseeing in Whistler: Whistler, Canada. Surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountain vistas and gorgeous old growth forests, Whistler is truly a sightseeing paradise. You haven't really seen Whistler until you've explored the area and discovered for yourself the spectacular scenery and beautiful natural surroundings it has to offer. Whether you want to experience all of Whistler's majesty on a guided sightseeing tour or just explore Whistler Blackcomb at your pace, there are many options to get out there. And with the opening of the brand new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola connecting Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains at their peaks, mountain-top sightseeing just got a whole lot bigger.

TreeTrek Eco Tours: Whistler, Canada. This isn't your ordinary walk in the woods. TreeTrek is a marvel of engineering that features a series of suspension bridges, boardwalks and platforms situated high in one of Whistler's ancient old growth forests. Discover the forest's canopy close-up, while learning about the area's fascinating flora and fauna from a knowledgeable guide. TreeTrek Eco Tours run year-round and are perfect for those interested in a unique and adventurous outing that is also low-impact. Visit www.ziptrek.com/content/category/5/19/202/ to book or for more information.

Via Ferrata: Whistler, Canada. Experience a unique and exhilarating climbing excursion to the summit of Whistler Peak. Via Ferrata is Italian for "Iron Way" and consists of an engineered vertical pathway featuring permanently fixed cables for safety and metal rung ladders to ease your movement over the rocks. Whistler offers the first and only Via Ferrata in Canada, with stunning views and a vertical perspective you never thought possible. Best of all, Whistler's Via Ferrata does not require any special skills or prior experience. Visit www.whistlerguides.com to book or for more information.

Wakeboard & Wakesurf Adventures: Whistler, Canada. Take the best parts of surfing and waterskiing, mix them together on Whistler's gorgeous Green Lake, and you've got the resort's newest summer adventures wakeboarding and wakesurfing! Let certified coaches teach you how to ride the wake behind a high speed boat, feel the thrill of new adventure and cruise around one of the resort's most scenic lakes. Great for groups, families or when you're visiting solo. Visit www.whistlerwake.com to book or for more information.

Whistler Zipline: Whistler, Canada. Ziplining is a year-round activity that marries a fun and unique, high-flying adventure with education about the resort s ecology and wildlife. Glide in a harness between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains while the Fitzsimmons Creek bubbles below you. Visit www.ziptrek.com to book or for more information.


Whistler - Blackcomb & Creekside Restaurants

Whistler Village Restaurants

21 Steps: Whistler Village. 21 Steps provides stunning 2nd floor views of Whistler Village. Our Kitchen creates updated comfort food that are both big in portions and flavours for great value. Our extensive small plate menu offers items that the locals crave. Phone 604-966-2121 or visit www.21steps.ca for menu and reservations.

Araxi: Whsitler Village. Araxi's contemporary regional cuisine is crafted from the finest and freshest local ingredients; the internationally awarded wine list is deep and global, and the artful decor provides an elegant and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the village. Phone 604-932-4540 or visit www.araxi.com for menu and reservations.

Aubergine Grill & the FireRock Lounge: Whistler Village. Located inside the Westin Hotel, the Grill offers an eclectic selection that includes west coast seafood, grilled meats, and pizza and pasta entr es. Phone 604.905.5000 reservations.

Bavaria Restaurant: Whistler Village. This European alpine restaurant offers one of the best fondue dinners in the resort. Large selection of schnitzels, German appetizers and main dishes, with a touch of local product. Bavaria also offers an extensive wine list and a large selection of European imported beer. Phone 604.932.7518 or visit www.bavaria-restaurant.com for menu and reservations.

Bearfoot Bistro: Whistler Village. This French bistro-style champagne bar is Whistler's 'most sophisticated eatery'; designed for those who enjoy a dining experience, it serves Dom P rignon by the glass! Features live jazz music on most weekends. Barefoot Bistro is part of Whistler Tasting Tours. Phone 604.932.3433 or visit www.bearfootbistro.com for menu and reservations.

Behind the Grind Cafe: Whistler Village. The sun-filled patio is the perfect place to chill out with a steaming latte at any time of the day. Open for breakfast, lunch and aprs. Located at the base of Whistler Mountain. Phone 604.905.6621 or visit www.behindthegrind.ca for more information.

Brewhouse: Whistler Village. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza or rotisserie chicken while you warm by the fireplace and sip fresh brews such as the famous 'Lifty Lager'. Great patio on sunny days. Phone 604.905.2739 or visit www.markjamesgroup.com/whistler.html for menu and reservations.

Caramba: Whistler Vilalge. A casual dining experience, Caramba features a varied menu including wood-oven pizzas, west coast seafood and a great selection of traditional entr es. Phone 604.938.1879 or visit www.caramba-restaurante.com for menu and reservations.

Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille: Whistler Village. Specializing in contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine, this family friendly restaurant combines warm service with great value. Each dish is crafted by the freshest local ingredients. Children 12 years and under eat for half price while those 6 years and under eat free! Phone 604.966.5060 for reservations.

Crepe Montagne: Whistler Village. European, charming and friendly, Cr pe Montagne is most popular for breakfast but Cheese Fondues, Swiss Raclettes and Meat Fondue are their house specialities along with Crepes & Chocolate Fondue. Phone 604.905.4444 or visit www.crepemontagne.com for menu and reservations.

Earl's: Whistler Village. A popular chain restaurant with a menu that appeals to the entire family in a casual, yet upscale atmosphere. Phone 604.935.3222 or visit www.earls.ca for menu and reservations.

Elements: Whistler Village. Located in the Summit Lodge, this urban tapas parlour features locally-inspired tapas, infused martinis and boutique wines; also open for breakfast daily. Elements is part of Whistler Tasting Tours. Phone 604.932.5569 or visit www.wildwoodrestaurants.ca for menu and reservations.

Hy's Steakhouse: Whistler Village: The quintessential steakhouse with impeccable service and an excellent martini selection. Hy's Steakhouse is part of Whistler Tasting Tours. Phone 604.905.5555 or visit www.hyssteakhouse.com for menu and reservations.

Il Caminetto di Umberto: Whistler Village: One of Whistler's original fine dining establishments, this Umberto Menghi's establishment combines regional Italian cooking with a fantastic wine list. Phone 604.932.4442 or visit www.hotelvilladelia.com for menu and reservations.

Kypriaki Norte: Whistler Village: A Mediterranean restaurant that is known for its fabulous roast lamb. Kypriaki Norte is part of Whistler Tasting Tours. Phone 604.932.0600 or visit www.kypriaki.net for menu and reservations.

La Bocca: Whistler Village: Located right in the heart of Whistler Village, La Bocca offers a down to earth and friendly atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Phone 604.932.2112 or visit www.labocca.moonfruit.com for menu and reservations.

Mongolie Grill: Whistler Village. You choose from a large selection of meats, vegetables, and noodles and the chefs will theatrically grill your creation before your eyes. Phone 604.938.9416 or visit www.mongoliegrill.com for menu and reservations.

The Mountain Club: Whistler Village. Aspen meets New York in the heart of Whistler Village with handcrafted cocktails, an extensive Pacific Northwest wine list and contemporary regional cuisine like bison short ribs and seafood risotto. Phone 604.932.6009 or visit www.themountainclub.ca for menu and reservations.

Palmer's Gallery Bar & Grill: Whistler Village. Located at the Whistler Golf Club, Palmer s has a sensational 100-seat patio overlooking the 18th green, complete with an outdoor bar and BBQ. Grab a snack before your round or linger with friends over a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner. Try the Mountain Berry Salad or the Whistler Pale Ale battered fish & chips. Phone 604.938.5881 for more information and reservations.

Quattro: Whistler Village. This establishment offers invitingly warm service, contemporary Italian cuisine and an extensive wine list. Quattro is part of Whistler Tasting Tours. Phone 604.905.4844 or visit www.quattrorestaurants.com for menu and reservations.

Ric's Grill: Whistler Village. Ric's Grill is one of Whistler's newest restaurants featuring fresh seafood, delicious steaks, and mouth-watering pastas. Phone 604.935.5649 or visit www.ricsgrill.com for menu and reservations.

Sachi Sushi: Whistler Village. Whistler's newest sushi venue which is extremely popular with the locals. Great prices fresh seafood. Try the mango roll - it's fabulous! Phone 604.935.5649 for more information and reservations.

Sushi Village: Whistler Village. A Whistler tradition since 1985 for sushi and a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes. Featuring private Tatami rooms which can be booked in advance for parties of 6 or more. Phone 604.932.3330 or visit www.sushivillage.com for menu and reservations.

The Old Spaghetti Factory: Whistler Village. Whistler's best dining value as all meals include sourdough bread, soup or salad, beverage, and spumoni ice cream. A great spot to take small children and no reservations are required. Phone 604.938.1081 or visit www.oldspaghettifactory.ca for menu and reservations.

The Keg: Whistler Village. Serving steaks grilled to perfection, chicken, ribs, and seafood and is popular choice for large groups. No reservations taken. Phone 604.932.5151 for more information.

Trattoria di Umberto: Whistler Village. Traditional Tuscan Trattoria that serves up a variety of Italian dishes of which the pastas are the favorites. A fine Italian wine will compliment any dish. Phone 604.932.5858 or visit www.hotelvilladelia.com for menu and reservations.

Wild Wood Bistro & Bar: Whistler Village. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Wild Wood is located at the Whistler Racquet Club and specializes in fresh seafood. Try the banana bread French toast for breakfast superb! Phone 604.935.4077 or visit www.wildwoodrestaurants.ca for menu and reservations.


Blackcomb Village Restaurants

Ciao-Thyme Bistro: Blackcomb Village. Offering a deli style breakfast and lunch using fresh local ingredients and specializing in organic foods. Phone 604.932.7051 or visit www.ciaothymebistro.com for menu and reservations.

La Rua: Blackcomb Village. This restaurant combines West Coast cuisine with a Mediterranean flair and ambiance. The service parallels the fine cuisine and the owner's reserve wine cellar is a treat for even the most experienced connoisseur. Phone 604.932.5011 or visit www.larua-restaurante.com for menu and reservations.

The Mallard Lounge and Terrace: Blackcomb Village. Unwind by the fireside with a sensational view of Whistler Mountain at this Chateau Whistler pub. Serving unique martinis, salads, sandwiches and share plates, it's the perfect place to chill out after a day on the slopes or golf course. Try the Chocolate Fondue for an authentic Whistler experience. The Mallard Lounge is part of Whistler Tasting Tours. Phone 604.932.5011 for more information or reservations.

Monk's Grill: Blackcomb Village. Monk's Grill is the perfect place for casual get-together's or a formal dining experience. A great apr s patio on a sunny day. Phone 604.932.9677 or visit www.monksgrill.com for menu and reservations.

Nagomi Sushi: Blackcomb Village. Whistler's newest sushi restaurant is located in the Le Chamois Hotel at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Open for dinner 7 nights a week from 5:00 pm, they are also open for lunch at noon from Friday to Sunday. Phone 604.962.0404 or visit www.nagomisushi.com for a menu and reservations.

Portabello: Blackcomb Village. A casual family restaurant featuring an open kitchen concept. An eclectic menu selection offering soups and sandwiches, a salad garden, pastas, pizzas, and seafood. Phone 604.938.2040 for more information or reservations.

Quinny's Cafe: Blackcomb Village. For great coffee, hearty breakfasts and inspired lunches, head to Quinnys in the Le Chamois hotel. Phone 604.962.0999 for more information.


Creekside Restaurants

BBQ Bob's: Creekside Village. For the best BBQ around, check out this cozy establishment owned by the winner of the Canadian National BBQ Championships. The sweet potato fries with balsamic reduction are heavenly. Call 604.932.4424 for more information or reservations.

Boston Pizza: Creekside Village. A family restaurant with pasta and pizza choices. Also has home delivery. Call 604.932.7070 or visit www.bostonpizza.com for menu and delivery.

JC's Cafe & Deli: Creekside Village. A cosy, fireside caf featuring artisan-prepared, boutique roasted coffee and wholesome speciality meals for breakfast and lunch. Call 604.966.5700 for more information.

Jordan's Crossing: Creekside Village. With stunning lakeside vistas, Jordan's Crossing conjures up iconic memories of yesteryear with a classic railcar dining experience where old world cuisine meets modern day trends. Call 604.966.5700 for more information or reservations.

The Lakeside Lounge: Creekside Village. The Lakeside Lounge offers refined sophistication and elegance. A massive granite fireplace, huge leather chairs and sofas that long to be shared welcomes guests looking to enjoy a personally prepared martini or bite to eat. Catch the game in the Lakeside Library or simply sink into a cozy chair and relax with your favourite novel. The Lakeside Lounge will be your new favourite getaway. Call 604.966-5700 for more information or reservations.

Players Chophouse and Lounge: Creekside Village. Players Chophouse brings a fresh twist to the steakhouse concept. Featuring West Coast character, bright interiors and sun-soaked patios, this Creekside restaurant is an excellent choice for wine enthusiasts and lounge revelers seeking an eclectic menu of perfectly prepared prime cuts of meat and the freshest West Coast seafood available. Call 604-938-1270 f or visit www.whistlerchophouse.ca for more information or reservations.

Rim Rock Cafe & Oyster Bar: Creekside Village. The Rimrock Cafe is consistently rated as one of Whistler's top restaurants and fine dining establishments. From fresh seafood such as salmon, seabass and oyster plates to rack of lamb and steak, the Rimrock offers fine dining in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Phone 604-932.5565 or visit www.rimrockwhistler.com for more information or reservations.

Rolands Pub: Creekside Village. A local s favourite, Roland s sports pub serves excellent comfort food like chicken wings, nachos, ribs, burgers and fish and chips. Phone 604-932.5940 or visit www.rolandswhistler.com for more information.


Nicklaus North Restaurants

Edgewater Restaurant: Nicklaus North Neighborhood. Located north of Whistler Village the Edgewater sits on the shores on Green Lake. Menu is West Coast with a renown venison dish. Phone 604.932.0688 for more information or for reservations.

The Den on the Lake: Nicklaus North Neighborhood. Located at Nicklaus North Golf Course, The Den offer Continental cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features a patio. Phone 604-938-9898 for more information or for reservations.


Apres and Nightlife in Whistler

Places to Dance

The Savage Beagle: Whistler Village. Spread over two floors, the Beagle has a relaxed lounge upstairs and an intimate dance club downstairs. DJs spin the hottest tunes while locals and visitors swill freshly squeezed juice cocktails and get their groove on.

Buffalo Bill's: Whistler Village. A mix of mainstream hits along with much-loved classics will keep you on the dance floor all night! Bill s attracts a slightly older crowd and features live bands on a regular basis and DJs nightly. There are also pool tables and big-screen TVs. Weekends are usually packed and Bill s is a favourite for stags and stagettes.

Tommy Africa's: Whistler Village. Tommy s opened in 1988 and the dance floor has been full ever since. Groove to a variety of beats including house, electro, top 40, hip hop, rock, funk and the ever popular 80s retro nights. Go-Go dancers will keep you inspired into the wee hours and watch for the always fun theme nights Halloween is legendary. Hours are 9:30 pm to 2:00 am Monday through Saturday and 9:30 pm to 1:00 am on Sunday.

Garfinkel's: Whistler Village. No trip to Whistler is complete without a night at Garf s. Between the live concerts and DJs, you will be busting a move for hours. Thursday is locals night and Saturdays are always jam packed. Keep an eye on the VIP tables for visiting celebrities and A-listers.

Maxx Fish: Whistler Village. Multi-level dance stages and infamous DJ Mat the Alien are well worth the wait to get in. Acid jazz, hip hop, house, popular dance and live bands all keep the party going.

Moe Joe's: Whistler Village. Follow the stairs down beneath Tapley s Pub and enter the glow-in-the-dark world of Moe Joe's. Live music and hot DJs get the dance floor rocking for young hipsters with hip hop, metal, reggae, electro and mash ups. Doors open at 9:00 pm.

Places to be Mellow

The Champagne Lounge: Whistler Village. Whistler's own piano man, Cameron Chu, tickles the ivories with classics and smooth rolling favourites at this stylish lounge inside the award-winning Barefoot Bistro. The pewter bar features an ice rail that keeps your drink cool.

Cinnamon Bear Bar: Whistler Village. Voted Whistler s best spot to play pool, the Cinnamon Bear Bar is tucked inside the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa. With comfy leather chairs and a cozy fireplace, it's the perfect place to chill out with a beer or a smooth cocktail. Giant sports screens, interactive games and a summer sun-soaked patio will keep you coming back.

The Crystal Lounge: Whistler Village. Nightly drink specials and Monday karaoke make this laid-back lounge inside the Crystal Lodge a local s favourite. Catch sporting events, open mic nights and live music.

The Attic: Whistler Village. This bar is upstairs at 21 Steps restaurant and has comfy leather chairs and a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a drink and a chat with friends. Open daily, 6:00 pm to midnight.

The Mix Lounge: Whistler Village. For a great mix of cocktails, wine, friends and good conversation, head to the Crystal Lodge and the funky Mix Lounge. The patio has a retractable roof.

FireRock Lounge: Whistler Village. River rocks, log ends and hickory sticks make this quintessential mountain lounge cozy and intimate. Located inside the Westin Resort & Spa, the low leather couches and dim lighting will keep you chill all night. There s a large patio with an outdoor fireplace to look at the stars and live jazz plays one night a week, usually on Thursday.

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