Whistler Creekside: An Irresistible Lure
For travelers in the know, Creekside is one of Whistler Blackcomb’s best-kept secrets. Considered by many to be the main Village’s laid-back alter ego, Creekside has all the amenities you could possibly desire during your Whistler stay including its own shops, restaurants, pubs, grocery store, ski school, and rental shop - even its own dedicated gondola for direct access to Whistler Mountain and continued access to Blackcomb Mountain beyond. If family fun, personal indulgence, and fewer crowds fits with your idea of the perfect getaway, the lure of Creekside may prove irresistible when planning your next trip to Whistler.
During the winter season, the Whistler Creekside Gondola provides easy access to countless kilometers of ski runs, including the 11 km Peak to Creek and the famous Dave Murray Olympic Downhill runs (Whistler Creekside was the host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games!).
Over the summer months, visitors looking for a unique sightseeing experience can now upload the Creekside Gondola to enjoy gorgeous views south of the village, continuing to the PEAK 2 PEAK terminal at The Roundhouse via the open-air Big Red Express Chairlift. With world-class golf, amazing biking trails, and stunning lakes and parks just a short stroll away, it’s no wonder Whistler Creekside has become a favorite year-round destination for in-the-know locals and savvy visitors from around the globe.
Experience where it all began
When Whistler first opened its slopes in February 1966 and began its legendary ascendancy to the top of the skiing world, it did so right here at Whistler Creekside. With one 6-person gondola, the Red Chairlift and two T-bars, early visitors enjoyed access to some of the best ski terrain in North America and before long, cabins, hostels, a pub, a gas station and basic ski town amenities sprouted up in what became Whistler's first neighbourhood. With the development of Whistler Village in the 1980s, this original base area became known as Creekside and today, after many multi-million dollar refurbishment and expansion programs, it stands as a thriving and attractive year-round alternative to Whistler's Main Village.
A Base to Call Home
Whistler Creekside, located only a short shuttle or drive away from the Main Whistler Village, has all the amenities you need for your next getaway.
Skiing and Riding
Once aboard the just-steps-away Creekside Gondola, you can access it all, including the longest vertical descent in North America, the Guinness World Record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, and 8,171 acres of mind-blowing terrain. It all starts here. MORE
When it comes to dining choices, Creekside has it all! From a collection of cafés, including Starbucks and Tim Hortons, to casual dining and pub fare with something for everyone and fine dining at Rimrock Café and Aura with splendidly creative offerings, prepare to be impressed. MORE
Who doesn’t love choice, especially when you’ve got people of all ages and sizes in your family. Everyone loves the unhurried slopes of Whistler Mountain with plenty of kid-friendly areas and the always popular Whistler Kids program, while the youngest ones can look forward to fun and games in the many daycare options. On the entertainment front, the amazing Fire and Ice Show is sure to dazzle and the selection of family dining choices will put a smile on everyone’s face. MORE
Whistler Creekside’s laid-back ambience is a perfect fit for the kick-back-and-relax mantra of mountain “après”. Soak up the fabulous live entertainment and delicious pub fare at Dusty’s, indulge in the best of BBQ at Roland’s and enjoy the spectacular views at the Cure Lounge & Patio - this is après at its best. MORE
Shopping and Services
Everything you need to satisfy that retail urge is right here and waiting, from fashion and equipment shops like Can-Ski, to food markets, 24-hour convenience stores, a liquor store and Franz’s trail offering a good selection of shops. MORE
With some of the best mountain biking trails in BC right at your doorstep, including over 80 kms of trails in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, fantastic door-to-trail access, terrain for every level of rider, and all the latest gear available for rental or purchase, Whistler Creekside is a biker’s paradise. MORE
Photo Credit: Steve Rogers, David McColm,Whistler Museum & Archives Society