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How To Après in Whistler

How To Après in Whistler

Imagine the perfect ski day – blue sky, fresh snow, and good company. A day like this is worth celebrating and that’s where après comes in. Whether youre looking for a cozy pub or a wild nightclub, Whistler has it all and then some. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your après experience in Whistler.

1. Choose Your Venue

Whistler has a wide variety of après venues to choose from. Maybe you’re in the mood for a laidback bar or a more lively club; no matter, youll be able to find something that suits your needs. Dont be afraid to explore some of the smaller, local spots like the Fitzsimmons Pub or The Beacon Pub Whistler. They can often offer a unique atmosphere and great happy hour prices.

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There’s a ton of places to choose from! Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

2. Dress the Part

Whistler is a ski town, so keep that in mind when youre getting dressed for your après. Even if you dont plan on skiing that day, youll still want to stay warm and comfortable. This might mean heading back to your hotel for a quick outfit and footwear change. 

3. Dont Miss the Specials

Most of the après spots in Whistler offer special deals and happy hour prices. Keep an eye out for happy hour and ladies night specials, as these can often save you a few bucks as well as provide a unique experience. The Pique Newsmagazine and boards outside of establishments can be a good place to search out specials. 

4. Have Fun

Whistler is known for its vibrant après scene, so dont forget to let loose and have a good time. Après isnt just about drinking its also a great opportunity to socialize and meet new people. Get out on the dance floor and enjoy the atmosphere – even in your ski boots!

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Most importantly, have a good time! Photo: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

By following these tips, youll be sure to make the most of your après experience in Whistler. From cozy pubs to wild nightclubs, youll have plenty of options to choose from. Just make sure to take advantage of any specials and have a good time. Enjoy your après in Whistler!

Title Image: Destination Canada/Grant Gunderson