Whistler Village

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Whistler Village is arguably the most popular destination throughout all of Whistler Blackcomb. That's because its central location puts it within reach of the area's best restaurants, art galleries, cafes, and specialty shops. At the same time, its centrality gives skiers and snowboarders easy access to the resort's 200 marked trails and 12 alpine bowls.

Whistler Village includes two additional plazas, Upper Village and Village North. Upper Village is right at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and two high-traffic chairs that keep people moving even in the height of the tourist season. Village North offers its own restaurant and market as well as some of the resort's most private and exclusive accommodations.

Staying in Whistler Village

Those planning on staying in Whistler Village to take advantage of its great location, nightlife, and "apres ski" activities must make their reservations well in advance, as rooms quickly fill up. Vacationers should also be forewarned that the village is pedestrian only, which may change your travel plans slightly, especially if you're planning on renting a car. The trade-off is a fair one, however, as Whistler Village tends to attract the best shows, festivals, and parties all year round.

Whistler hotels in the Village include all kinds of specialty services. Do you have a furry friend or two in tow? Crystal Lodge may be your best bet for hospitality that caters to both two- and four-legged guests. If you're traveling on business (some business!), Whistler hotels such as Timberline Lodge put you right next to the Conference Center, which may very well be your headquarters for the day--at least until the slopes begin to beckon.

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