EVERYONE wants to leave Whistler with a little something to remember it by. Relax — Whistler has you covered. There is something for everyone here. You just have to know where to look. So let’s explore.

The pedestrian village was designed with that concept in mind — to meander, stroll and discover. At first glance it might seem as though there’s nothing more than kitschy keepsakes and Whistler T-shirts. Look harder. This is a town of innovation and entrepreneurialism that is reflected in our stores. Pop into some of the jewellery stores and check out the hand-made local treasures. Browse the art galleries and see if there’s an artist who has captured your vision of Whistler to a tee.

Whistler is the home of Prior Snowboards & Skis, made right in Function Junction. Chromag, the local bike manufacturer with arguably the coolest logo in town, is in the same neighbourhood. For something that you can slip in your pocket there’s Whistler Chocolate. There’s Whistler lip balm and Whistler stickers and Whistler hoodies. The best part of all of this is that you get to explore while you shop. The Village is one of the best places in Whistler to stop and watch the world go by. So don’t forget to find a patio and settle down for a little people watching. The view in our village squares never gets old!

Insider Tip: For more true local treasures don’t miss out on the weekly Farmers’ Market in the Upper Village every Sunday. It’s an event in and of itself.