Whistler

Though Scout is decidedly Vancouver-centric, we often venture north up the Sea To Sky highway for kicks. Whistler offers so much more than just the slopes its famous for. Hiking, eating, culture – each season reveals a new personality of the essential British Columbian experience, and we encourage our readers to get up there and explore. Check it out (again) as soon as you can, and let Scout be your guide…

THINGS WE’VE SEEN

  • Cocktail at  at Sidecut (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
  • A long way down | Whistler
  • Skiing | Whistler
  • Bite sized chicken burgers at Sidecut (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
  • S'mores for dessert at Sidecut BBQ (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
  • Backyard BBQ at  at Sidecut (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
  • Exploring the forests, lakes, rivers and fields around Whistler
  • Whistler Beer Festival Festivities
  • Beaverbrook Exhibition at The Audain Gallery, Whistler
  • Audain Gallery, Whistler
  • Bar Oso, Whistler
  • Exploring the forests, lakes, rivers and fields at Whistler
  • Simple and perfect, fresh bread with tomato and olive oil - Bar Oso, Whistler
  • View of Whistler
  • Armchair Books | Whistler
  • Whistler
  • Cornucopia | Whistler
  • Ingo Grady (Mission Hill) chats with Araxi Wine Director, Samantha Rahn
  • Whistler village Beer Festival at Olympic Plaza
  • Sidecut | Four Seasons Whistler
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  • Mmm, memory of long table suppers past! @araxirestaurant @toptablegroup #latergram #whistler #pemberton
  • Michelle readying her rod
  • Whistler
  • Whistler \ Blackcomb covered bridge
  • Whistler |  Bearfoot Bistro
  • Araxi's Chef, James Walt, takes in some well earned shade after another outstanding supper!
  • Whistler Farmers Market 159
  • Whistler 080
  • Whistler Farmer's Market
  • Sunlight through wood detail at the entry of The Audain Gallery, Whistler

THINGS TO CHECK OUT

THE CURRENT EXHIBITION AT THE AUDAIN GALLERY
TOURS OF WHISTLER BREWING COMPANY
GREAT STACKS TO BROWSE AT ARMCHAIR BOOKS
PLAYING “AVOID THE BEAR” ON THE 40KM WHISTLER VALLEY TRAIL
MASS CAVORTING AT THE CORNUCOPIA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
A LITTLE SNAKE RUN & MELLOW BOWL AT THE WHISTLER SKATEPARK
CALM CANOEING ON ALTA LAKE
2,500+ AUSTRALIANS WHO HAVE LEARNED HOW TO TIP
AN EXCELLENT FARMER’S MARKETS (SUNDAYS MAY-SEPTEMBER)

ESSENTIAL FOOD & DRINK

16OZ DELMONICO STEAKS AT SIDECUT 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler (at the Four Seasons) MAP
BIG GUNS SUPPERS AT ARAXI 110 - 4222 Village Square MAP
HOT COFFEE & COCONUT BANANA LOAF AT PUREBREAD 122-4338 Main St., Whistler MAP
FIVE COURSE TASTINGS AT BEARFOOT BISTRO 4121 Village Green, Whistler MAP
AUSSIE PIES TOPPED WITH MASHED POTATO, MUSHY PEAS AND GRAVY AT  PEAKED PIES 105 - 4369 Main St., Whistler MAP
EINSTEIN SMOOTHIES AND SUPER FOOD SALADS AND GREEN JUICE AT GREEN MUSTACHE CAFE 122-4340 Lorimer Rd., Whistler MAP
PRE-SLOPE WARM UP AT LIFT COFFEE Mountain Square, Whistler MAP
ALMOND SOUP AT BAR OSO 150 – 4222 Village Square MAP
CHAI AT CAMP COFEE + LIFETYLE IN FUNCTION JUNCTION 1066 Millar Creek Rd., Whistler MAP
SCHRAMM ORGANIC GIN FROM PEMBERTON DISTILLERY 1954 Venture Place, Pemberton MAP
TAKOYAKI AT HARAJUKU IZAKAYA 205 - 4000 Whistler Way, Whistler MAP

WHERE TO STAY

Nita Lake Lodge 2131 Lake Placid Rd., Whistler MAP

FASCINATING THINGS OF NOTE

– Bearfoot Bistro chef Melissa Craig won the country’s biggest cooking competition, the Canadian Culinary Championships, in 2008.

– The “Sea To Sky” highway from Horseshoe Bay to Whistler is considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world.

– Whistler was named after the call of the Hoary Marmot, North America’s largest (and loudest) ground squirrel.

– Australians make up a third of the workforce at Whistler Blackcomb.

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