At the Heart of Your Whistler Vacation

Located at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, Whistler Village is the central pedestrian-only neighborhood where most visitors congregate for shopping, dining, arts and culture, and lively après activities. It’s also where many opt to stay and to launch their skiing, hiking, biking and sightseeing adventures. Valley Trail network and BC Transit services are available from the village to access lakes, parks, other neighborhoods north and south, and a free shuttle service connects ski lifts and parks.

Dining Options Aplenty

Whistler Village, a food lover’s mecca, boasts more than 125 dining options to accommodate a wide range of tastes and budgets. Choose from fine dining, ethnic, and casual restaurants and cafes, to bakeries, coffee shops, pizzerias, sub shops, and fast food eateries. Catering services are also available.

Whistler Village In Summer

Après Fare, Libation & Entertainment

After a day of fresh mountain air and activity, there’s the alluring nightlife!
With more than 40 bars, pubs, nightclubs, and eateries serving late night fare, all within walking distance, it’s safe and easy to enjoy oneself after hours. Choose from live music, dancing, performances, and even zip lining with a headlamp. For parents looking for a night out, childcare services are also available.

Stay Where the Action Is!

For those who want to be central to the village experience, Whistler Village Condos offers a range of upscale lodging options from studios, to one, two, three, and four bedroom town homes, condos, and chalets—all with full kitchens, free parking, wireless Internet, cable TV and much more. See what we have to offer!

What to do in Whistler Village

There are several high-quality ski gear and outdoor apparel stores in the village’s center. The Great Candy Elevator Shop at 4350 Lorimer Street in the main square, for instance, is excellent for families with children.

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, located at 4584 Blackcomb Way in the Upper Village, offers a glimpse into Native culture and an educational experience. The centre includes a First Nations Longhouse, theatre, museum, and art gallery.

The Whistler Museum is a low-cost way to learn about the village’s history. It can be found in the center of town at 4333 Main Street. Admission is by donation, although $5 is often expected (but not guaranteed).

Another popular attraction in Whistler is the Scandinave Spa. It’s a salubrious Nordic-style spa facility at 8010 Mons Road, so not in Whistler Village itself, but close by. In addition to massage treatments, the place has hot pools, cold pools, a sauna, steam room, solarium, and hammocks where you can relax and detox.

Superfly Ziplines is located approximately a 10-minute drive north of Whistler Village. The site has four tracks that take around three hours to complete. The longest is 1.3 kilometres in length, and the fastest reaches speeds of 100 kilometres per hour! Vallea Lumina (a unique light walk experience through the forest), the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, and Whistler Museum are all located in Whistler Village. There is also a Scandinave Spa just outside of the village.

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Whistler Village Special Events

Whistler is host to a variety of special events throughout the year, including the following:

  • The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is a week-long celebration of LGBTQ culture in January. It consists of a parade, parties, and other activities.
  • The Whistler Village is also home to the annual Whistler World Ski and Snowboard Festival, an event that incorporates both snow sports on the mountain and live music and celebrations in the village in April.
  • The Whistler Go Fest is an “Awesome Outdoor Festival” during the Victoria Day Long Weekend in May, with live music, sports, and arts activities.
  • There are also free outdoor concerts at the Whistler Olympic Plaza on a number of days between July and mid-September.
  • Canada Day – Whistler hosts a parade, outdoor symphony concerts and fireworks at the beginning of July.
  • The GranFondo RBC Whistler Bike Race is held in the second week of September and is the province’s largest cycling event.
  • A military-style obstacle course race, similar to Tough Mudder, runs every year from late May into early June (but not always).
  • Whistler Children’s Festival – a festival focused on kids up at the ski resort town in mid-July.
  • The Whistler Village Beer Festival is a series of events that include the craft beer industry. In mid-September, up to 60 breweries and over 3000 people attend the weekend part of the festival.
  • The Whistler Farmers Market is also known as the Whistler Village Farmers Market and takes place every Sunday from late May through early October, as well as Wednesdays in July and August. It’s a wonderful market, so go see it if you haven’t already.
Whistler Village

Where to Stay in Whistler

The majority of the best lodgings in Whistler are situated in Whistler Village, which is located at the foot of Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. The Village is divided into several sections, with the most popular for tourists being North Village and Upper Village.

There are a few other neighbourhoods to stay in and around Whistler, such as Alta Lake and Creekside. Staying in these areas will put you a little further from the action but will enable you to enjoy a more peaceful atmosphere and better value accommodations in Whistler than those found in the town itself.