Hotels and Restaurants in Whistler Village

January 23, 2023 3:51 pm33 commentsViews: 184

Whistler is one of Canada’s top ski resorts so it comes as no surprise that the Vancouver Olympics will be staging many of the events there. A short drive north of Vancouver, the road to Whistler has undergone expansion and construction in the village itself has been in full swing since the announcement for the 2010 Games was made.

Whistler Village is a wonderful place to be at any time of year. In winter, it is a premier ski resort and in the summer, it is an excellent location for biking, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.

A Top Class Vacation Resort at First Tracks Lodge, Whistler

Come to the First Tracks Lodge at the end of August and the first thing to strike visitors is how tranquil this place is. However in the middle of winter and during the Olympics, First Tracks is sure to full of activity.

First Tracks Lodge has many great amenities, including secure, underground parking (with a generous height allowance for any van drivers), Internet and outdoor hot tubs and swimming pool.

Their two and three-bedroom apartments are ideal for groups. The condos share a living room with cable TV and DVD player, dining room and fully equipped kitchen with a washer and dryer which is handy for soggy ski clothes. Bedrooms are well-sized, very quiet with incredibly comfortable beds, perfect after a tiring day on the slopes.

Recommended Dining in Whistler at Zen Restaurant

Located about half a minute walk away from the First Tracks Lodge, at the base of the Whistler Creekside Gondal is the excellent Zen Restaurant. Japanese food lovers should definitely pay a visit to one of their cosy, shoe-free booths for some hot sake and sushi. Groups should try a variety of appetizers to share. To follow, the array of sushi is bewildering but their tuna and edamame are both quite addictive. The service is excellent and anyone who is new to the world of sushi can ask for their advice on which dishes to try.

Drinks at La Bocca Bar and a Big Breakfast at the Wild Wood Café

For those out looking for fun and frolics, La Bocca may be the answer. This bar and restaurant is slap bang in the middle of Whistler Village and well suited for groups although advance reservations should be made. The quality of the food is somewhat mediocre but the staff is enthusiastic and welcoming, helping to create the party mood that infects the place. They also serve some locally made wines. Try the ‘See Ya Later Ranch’ pinot noir. Made in British Columbia, it’s surprisingly good.

Down the mountain at Function Junction (yes, that is the real place name) is the Wild Wood Café. Anyone making their way out of Whistler should stop here for breakfast. Classic fare includes eggs, bacon, sausages, eggs, potato fries and for the extra greedy, add a fresh berry muffin to the order. Wild Wood also have a bistro and bar in the village near Marketplace Square, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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