Insider’s Look at Things to do in Whistler Village – Don’t miss these hidden gems
Whistler is a year-round destination with a full calendar of events and activities to excite and entertain. From its magnificent alpine playground, to its fine dining, cultural events, nightlife and spas, there really is something for everyone, at any time.
Winter in Whistler is, obviously, all about the alpine activities – world class skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, dog sledding… But, if you can tear yourself away from the mountains long enough, there is the new Audain Art Museum to explore, First Nations culture to discover at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, and, in December, the Whistler Film Festival hits the screens.
With the emergence of spring brings the opportunity for valley hikes and biking along the many trails. In April the World Ski & Snowboard Festival arrives for ten days of winter sports competitions, free outdoor concerts, fashion shows and world-renowned DJ sets. In May, the Victoria Day weekend is celebrated with Go Fest, with four days of activities that bridge the winter and summer alpine seasons.
Whistler is an amazing summer destination, offering serious fun and adventures for all ages. From mountain biking and hiking, to horseback riding, bear viewing, canoeing and white water rafting, you will never be short of options. Need a break: treat yourself to a spa, or a spot of people-watching from one of the village restaurant patios.
Are you an avid golf player? Check our great Stay & Play golf packages that will become available soon!
September brings wonderful live music in the Outdoor Concert Series, the celebrated Vancouver to Whistler bike race, the Gran Fondo, and the Bearfoot Bistro’s annual World Oyster Invitational and Bloody Caesar Battle. Culture lovers will want to check out October’s Readers and Writers Festival, while November is marked by Cornucopia, Whistler’s annual festival of food and wine.
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Whistler tips from our Staff
Jenny Lawson · Front Office Manager
With the advantage of living in Whistler since a teen, Jenny is your go-to for anything you need to know about Whistler. She is an experienced skier, biker and enjoys summers by the lakes when the weather is nice and hot. Her insider tip is to go to the lakes early or later in the evening to avoid the crowds.
Ravi Lasher · Reservations Manager
Indian-born Ravi has called Whistler home for 25 years. Her perfect summer day would be heading up the PEAK2PEAK to enjoy all the wild flowers growing on Blackcomb Mountain’s 7th Heaven run.
Melissa Finnegan · PR and AR Manager
Melissa was drawn to Whistler from Ireland so she could experience living in a town with four distant seasons. Originally most excited for winter she is also now very impressed with our summer. A novice snowboarder but keen to get up the mountain and give it a go and for any other first timers out there for skiing or snowboarding she recommends to “Just get up the mountain and try not to let your fears get in the way.
Her tips for our guests are to make sure you ask us a bunch of questions during your stay because our front desk team is very knowledgeable on Whistler. We are happy to do what we can to ensure you get the most out of your trip. Also for check out the Whistlerbites website, it lists all the restaurant dining specials available in town.
Alena Kovac · Sales Coordinator
Alena loves Whistler, from the glaciers sparkling overhead, to the hanging baskets that make everywhere beautiful come summer. Her top picks include visiting Lost Lake Park, Purebread Bakery for coffee and treats, the burgers as Splitz Grill, and chilling out on the Bearfoot Bistro’s patio. From the Czech Republic, Alena ejoys the arts, and recommends the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s annual Whistler concerts. She is also thrilled about the opening of the Audain Art Museum.