Tucked away in the Pacific Northwest mountains not only lies world-class skiing, but a little village waiting to be explored. Whistler Village is a chalet-style pedestrian village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, filled to the brim with retail, restaurants, and fun things to do. To make the most of your visit, we’ve gathered up a number of ways to optimally explore the cobblestone pathways and all that they lead to. Here’s how to explore Whistler Village!
What To Wear
Dress for the weather and most importantly, wear comfortable shoes. The village is pedestrian only and everything is within walking distance, so you’re going to be covering some ground! A hat, jacket, and even a backpack will serve you well as you navigate curving stone walkways, little bridges, and careful landscaping.
Where to Eat
Whistler Village boasts a huge culinary scene which means, come hungry to leave happy. Visit the Dublin Gate for pub fare and people watching or if you would prefer fine dining, book a reservation at the Bearfoot Bistro, located right through our lobby doors. The fun for foodies doesn’t stop there. We love stopping by Purebread for a treat or strolling down Main Street to check out coffee shops and the newest to the line-up, Main Street Poke.
What to Do
Where do we even begin? In addition to shopping and eating, there are many activities that take place right in the village.
Olympic Plaza has a large outdoor skating rink that lets you skate under twinkly lights with the mountains as your backdrop.
- $2 admission fee with your own skates
- $9 skate rental charge, including admission fee
- Helmets and skate aids are available at no charge
Fire & Ice Show
Every Sunday night during winter, you can watch the legendary Fire & Ice Show in Skier’s Plaza. Snow athletes jump through a blazing ring of fire with a grand finale of fireworks. This event is free to enjoy with family and friends.
There are a number of establishments that have live music for après that carries well into the evening. For all shows and upcoming events, visit Tourism Whistler.
Where to Shop
Shopping is one of our favorite Whistler Village activities, after all, there’s no shortage of exciting stores to spend time browsing in. For ski apparel, check out North Face, or if you’re looking for a trendy outfit to wear out, you have to visit the Beach. For genuine Whistler souvenirs, head over to Whislife and walk out with merch that gives back to the community.
As you can see, Whistler Village is its own reason to visit Whistler. Stroll to your heart’s content and best of all, leave right from the Listel Whistler to experience it all.
Title Image: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova