Food & Drink

FOR A TOWN OF 10,000 permanent residents, Whistler is truly spoiled when it comes to food choices.

This is a place where you can have a bowl of salmon chowder with a hearty piece of bannock at the Thunderbird Café in the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Or a collard green wrap filled with hummus, quinoa, veggies and sprouts from The Green Moustache, home for the vegetarian and gluten-free customer. Then again, you can always go old-school with a fresh steak from Sidecut, the faultless steakhouse in the Four Seasons Resort. Or add a little international flare to your meal with some sushi from Sushi Village or a curry from Tandoori Grill or authentic Mexican tacos.

Here’s a little insider tip: there are hotspots off the beaten track too. Just beyond the village there are little foodie havens that will surprise and delight. What about a meal at one of the golf course clubhouses? Ever thought about fondue in one of the original Whistler Mountain gondolas? Or what about some of the award-winning restaurants that are nestled out of the way in Creekside?

Here’s something to think about when you’re planning your Whistler vacation: there is a long tradition of shoulder season restaurant deals in Whistler — specials in the slow season. Think of it as another reason to come back and visit!

Good food has always been a major part of life in these mountains. And so the tradition continues and, just like a bottle of good wine, it gets better by the year.