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It’s easy to lose your way wandering through THE VILLAGE.

With its meandering, pedestrian-friendly streets, Whistler is a throwback to an old European village nestled in the mountains.

It was designed that way — to stroll and enjoy and wander and browse.

Here’s what you’ll find. Tucked between the mom and pop old-school haunts are some trendy anchor tenants, adding a nice mix for all tastes. There are cool art galleries along the way, comfy spots to rest with a cup of tea and a good vantage point to watch the world go by, kitschy places to pick up keepsakes, and, well it wouldn’t be Whistler without our ski and snowboard shops and our T-shirt shops.

While you’re out exploring the village, take the time to grab a photo on the Olympic rings or give the Inukshuk a hug.

Here’s another tip. THE UPPER VILLAGE may seem like miles away, too far to go on foot. In reality, it’s a short jaunt over Fitzsimmons Creek to the base of Blackcomb Mountain. You can also take the free shuttle bus. From ski shops to the luxury stores lining the inside of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, there’s a little something to tempt everyone on this side of the valley. There are few great après spots, as well as the Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre, which is a must-visit to learn about our neighbouring First Nations.

A little further afield, north along the highway, is NESTERS. It’s a local shopping spot, a place for groceries and sushi and coffee and more. It’s a one-stop shop for all the necessities.

The original Whistler ski base, CREEKSIDE is full of old resort charm. It is the sight of ski legend lore, after all it’s where Rob Boyd skied to World Cup downhill history in 1989, the first Canadian man to win on home snow.

Creekside village has all the necessities for your vacation — food, great wine, ski rentals and more. But there’s more to Creekside. Just across the highway you’ll find a new hotel and rail station, an old-school diner and a great patio and restaurant or two to soak it all in.

Oft-overlooked FUNCTION JUNCTION is quickly becoming an integral part of Whistler’s shopping experience. While the name may put off the more discerning shopper with its promise of practicality, there’s more to Function than home supplies and tools.

Purebread, Whistler’s now iconic bakery, calls Function home. Prior Snowboards and Skis has a factory there where you can buy direct, made-in-Whistler rides. Olives is an organic grocery store, Art Junction a gallery of eye-popping delights, Bounce a fun trampoline facility. Function is much more than its simple name implies!

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