Whistler is a vibrant village offering a variety of eateries to suit all tastebuds, Organic and local produce, freshly prepared dietry selections, full dining or light snacks, there is a fine choice of Italian, French, Chinese American cuisine As well as some tasty european delights. For an intimate dining experience, La Rua is romantic without being hugely expensive. Lower budget, Carumba is a favourite with the locals and always has a lively, friendly atmosphere. Araxi's recommended for its "splendid" wine list. One must-do is breakfast at the Roundhouse – have the full Canadian Monty and wait for the ski patrol to drop the ropes around the restaurant. Dozens of free riders then descend the mountain to get the first face shots in feet of fresh powder, a great adrenalin rush.
Whistler is not really a drinker's resort, but for North America, there is good choice. Start off the day at Merlin situated at the bottom of Blackcomb. At the foot of Whistler, the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC's) with its cavernous chairs and cheap cocktails makes after-ski beers a certainty. In the evening, the Dubh Linn Gate has Guinness on tap and live Irish folk music. If you want more you can head for Maax Fish, frequented by boarder and free riders, then The Savage Beagle, which bangs out club tunes until 3am. For a fine cigar and a decent malt whisky, Chateau Whistler has a wide-selection.
The usual choices are ice-skating or snowshoeing. Alternatively, you can head over to the Meadow Park Sports Centre, which has extensive fitness facilities. Worthy of a day out is a visit to Vancouver. There is a "Kid's Night Out" selected nights available for kids to watch films and play games.
Last Updated: Feb 2012