Whistler Travel Guide: What to Eat & How to Burn it Off

The ultimate Whistler travel guide: I’ll tell you where to stay, what to eat and how to burn it off! 


Recently I shared about my visit to Vancouver which leads us to our next destination located just a little over an hour and a half north: Whistler, British Columbia! If you’re not familiar with Whistler, you need to be. Don’t worry, I wasn’t familiar with this city either until I was in Banff and people kept comparing the two gems.

Whistler Train Track

For those of you keeping track, Whistler is lucky number 13 preceded by VancouverChicagoDenverCharleston, TucsonNew Orleans, Grand RapidsSan Diego, Vail, MiamiUtah and Banff.

Nita Lake Lodge Whistler Canada

First thing’s first: where to stay! Nita Lake Lodge is everything you’re looking for in an active getaway and more.

Nita Lake Lodge Whistler Room

Between the spacious accommodations with a cozy fire, beautiful lake-front property and high level food and beverage offerings, I immediately felt like I was on vacation when I arrived.

Nita Lake Lodge Whistler

Whether you’re traveling with family, on a romantic getaway or a fun girl’s getaway, you won’t be disappointed with Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler.

Elements Breakfast Restaurant Whistler

When it comes to What to Eat in Whistler, there are no shortage of delicious options. It’s very clear that this city knows how to keep their adventurous travelers well fueled.

Elements Whistler Breakfast Eggs

One prime example: breakfast at Elements. Offering protein-packed dishes like frittatas and omelets, this unassuming restaurant gave us just the energy we needed for our busy day in Whistler.

The Green Moustache Whistler

For hearty vegan dining, check out The Green Moustache in Whistler Village. Featuring an organic juice bar and a wide array of live food options, I was a huge fan of the collard green falafel wrap. Everything on the menu is 100% organic, gluten and dairy free.

La Cantina Urban Taco Bar

To get your taco fix, I highly suggest heading to La Cantina Urban Taco Bar also located in Whistler Village.

La Cantina Urban Tacos in Whistler

As you know, my photographer was born in Mexico so when he tells me tacos are legit, I take his word for it.

La Cantina Urban Tacos Liz

Needless to say, these tacos did not disappoint. Pro Tip: Order up a steamy bowl of the Mexican chicken soup before heading out for a day on the slopes.

Sushi Village Whistler

In sticking with ethnic food (which you know I love to do), my next recommendation for What to Eat while in Whistler is Sushi Village.

Sushi VIllage Whistler Sushi Roll

Offering a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes and a complete sushi menu, this hot spot in the village is an absolute must to include in your itinerary.

Nita Lake Lodge Cure Lounge and Patio

For an incredible dinner that doesn’t require you to leave the hotel, be sure to stop by Cure Lounge & Patio at Nita Lake Lodge. This lakeside dining restaurant offers outrageous burgers, farm-fresh cuisine and beautiful craft cocktails. The roaring fireplace certainly didn’t hurt either.

Green Lake Whistler

Now that we’ve discussed what to eat, it’s time to burn off that fuel! Fortunately, Whistler offers no shortage of opportunities for How to Burn it Off.

Whistler Travel Guide Photos

First up: hiking! With limitless opportunities, I suggest picking your hike based on how much time you have to spend.

Brandywine Falls Provincial Park Whistler

For example, Brandywine Falls Provincial Park provides various trails for mountain biking, hiking, walking and more.

Ziplining at Super Fly Ziplines Whistler

Seeking a bit more of an adventure? Look no further than Superfly Ziplines, Canada’s fastest and longest year-round zipline.

Zipline at Superfly in Whistler

Offering cutting edge technology and side-by-side zip lining (you can even hold hands!), this was truly a highlight of my trip.

Peak to Peak Gondola Whistler

If you want to experience great heights without feeling like a bird, the Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a great option. Offering the longest and highest lift in the world, you truly can’t beat this unparalleled perspective of Whistler and British Columbia.

Green Lake Whistler Liz with Backpack

Regardless of what you decide to do during your next visit to Whistler, you will be blown away by the breathtaking landscape and natural beauty that surrounds you.

Whistler Green Lake Photo

The photo opportunities are truly limitless and the photos really speak for themselves.

Whistler Travel Guide Liz Dron

Doesn’t it just look like a postcard? Believe me, you need to see it for yourself. Pro Tip: Fly into Vancouver, spend a couple days there then head up to Whistler for a trip you’ll never forget.

Green Lake Whistler Liz on Doc

Your passport is waiting.

Disclosure: Tourism Whistler coordinated my hotel accommodations, meals, and activities during my stay.

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