Friday, March 18, 2011

Whistler Blackcomb (Part II)

The village at Whistler Blackcomb is one of a kind. Featuring dozens of restaurants, cafes and stores there is something for everyone. The resort actually has two villages. The main village is at the base of Whistler Blackcomb and a smaller village, called Creekside, is located at the bottom of Whistler Mountain.

Accommodation at Whistler Blackcomb is easy to find, as there are over 40 hotels and condos available to rent. I recommend staying in the main village, because there is access to more amenities, such as restaurants, grocery stores and shopping. The main village is very large and exciting to explore. By staying in the main village you can use the free shuttle service that buses you from your hotel/condo to the base of the mountain. This saves you from having to walk long distances with your ski boots on.

Eating is one of my favourite ways to spend my time in Whistler Blackcomb village. With over 90 restaurants in Whistler, there is every type of food one can imagine. I recommend trying the Whistler Brewhouse, which makes their own beer on site and fresh pizzas and rotisserie chicken in a stone oven. Another great restaurant is Sushi Village, where you can eat fresh sushi in small, private Japanese style rooms.  

To get involved in the happening apr├Ęs scene try the Garibaldi Lift Co. Bar and Grill located at the base of Whistler Mountain, or Merlins at the base of Blackcomb.

I highly recommend making the trip to Whistler Blackcomb. With world-renowned ski terrain and a beautiful village, it is impossible not to fall in love with this resort.


  1. When I went to B.C., I didn't get a chance to visit Whistler. But next time I would definitely love to go there. It looks like a great place to visit and I always hear nothing but good things about the area.

  2. I'm more of an 'Eastern Canada' person, since I don't ski or snowboard, or anything... but you've made me see that it would be worth going if even just to see the scenery!

  3. I would love nothing more than to ski at Whistler. It would be such an amazing experience and I bet that the restaurants and pubs must be phenomenal, someday when I have money I'd love to travel there!

  4. I'm not a skier and I've never been to Whistler. But it sounds like a beautiful destination –and Sushi Village would be an added bonus. I would love to go one day.

  5. I am tired of the snow and the cold. But next winter I will have to plan a trip out west.