The Creekside Neighbourhood Guide
Creekside is Whistler’s biggest neighbourhood and more and more people are choosing to stay here on their vacation. It’s a more personal experience than Whistler Village and it also has some fantastic restaurants, services and things to do! Check out our neighbourhood guide and make sure you don’t miss out on the best of Creekside!
Creekside was first opened for business in 1966. Ski access to Whistler Mountain was only available from Creekside at this time. Over the next few decades, Creekside grew into a bustling centre. In 2000 the village went through a complete overhaul and became the village that we now see today. Back then skiers had to buy separate tickets for skiing Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Thankfully these days only one ticket is needed and we have the Peak 2 Peak gondola to ferry people between the two!
Creekside shines when it comes to dining. There are options for every palette and budget. The only problem might be squeezing them all in on your trip!
Dusty’s Bar & Grill
Dusty’s Bar & Grill is a Whistler original. Since 1979 it has been the place to go for food and a beer after a great day out on the hill. It’s loved for its laid back atmosphere, generous food portions and extensive bar menu. It’s also home to the Canadian National BBQ Championships, no meat lover should miss out on this! Highlights from the menu are the Dusty’s Big BBQ Nachos, which come loaded with pulled pork, pork ribs and guacamole, as well as the classic Dusty’s Burger.
Red Door Bistro
Red Door Bistro is a classy affair where French cuisine meets west coast style. Head chef R.D. Stewart has been a leading chef throughout Whistler for over 20 years and Red Door Bistro is his crowning glory. The menu has mouth-watering options of west coast bouillabaisse, rangeland elk, and wild boar. Finish your meal off with a vanilla bean creme brulee for an exuberant Whistler dining experience.
The Rimrock Cafe
The Rimrock Cafe is often lauded by Whistlerites as the finest dining experience in Whistler. Chef and owner Rolf Gunther honed his culinary skills in the Black Forest region of Germany before making the move to Whistler and opened The Rimrock Cafe in 1986. They specialize in seafood and game. Their menu changes with the seasons, so keep an eye out for your favourite dish popping up. They also have a fantastic cocktail menu and some of the most experienced and talented staff in Whistler.
Early morning wake up calls to go ski powder are made much easier with the addition of coffee. Thankfully, Creekside has you covered on that end. There is a Starbucks located right here in the village. So you and your friends can get your morning off to the perfect start with a latte and discuss your plans for the day in the mountains.
Things To Do
Everybody in Creekside loves the Creekside Gondola. You get direct access to Whistler Mountain directly from the heart of the village. From here you can ski some of the best terrain in the world and also easily access the Whistler peak, The Peak 2 Peak gondola, and Blackcomb Mountain. The Creekside Gondola is also fantastic for all the mountain bikers out there. Creekside Gondola now services the expanded Whistler Bike Park. Bikers can now ride trails all the way down to Creekside!
We even have our own Whistler Blackcomb guest services in Creekside. The experts working in here will make sure that you have all the right passes you need for your trip. They’re also brilliant at letting you know of any special offers and insider tips!
Alta Lake is another fantastic part of Creekside. This beautiful lake is only a very short stroll from the centre of Creekside. On the lake’s edge, you’ll find Alta Lake Park. The park has near uninterrupted views of the mountains to the south while kids will love playing in the playground at the park. Alta Lake has a floating dock and a pontoon in the water. This is great for all you water lovers out there who like to cool off by taking a refreshing dip!