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Whistler Local History

Until relevantly a short while ago, Whistler was just a small village until an investor and developer saw its potential as a ski resort in the 1960s. From obscurity a mere odd 40 years or so, it is now the largest ski resort in Canada.

Whistler Attractions

Top Attractions

Whistler and Blacomb Mountains - This is where all the skiing is done. Both mountains can handle 12 000 skiers a day with minimal wait.

Whistler Inuit Gallery - Located on 4599 Chateau Boulevard, the gallery delves into the life and culture of the indigenous people of Canada through art and craft.

Parkhurst - Before Whistler became famous, there was a logging community in the area called Parkhurst. It is now a ghost town and what you see now are remnants of houses and skeletons of machinery. People usually take a picnic lunch when visiting Parkhurst.

Whistler Museum & Archives Society - Situated on 4329 Main Street. The museum houses a selection of interesting exhibits which depict the life and culture of the Native Indian Tribes who have lived in the town for thousands of years.

Mountain Craft Gallery - Situated on 101 - 4295 Blackcomb Way. The the most popular art gallery in Whistler features a wonderful array of excellent quality paintings, sculptures craft works which were created by a large collection of local and regional artists.

Black Tusk Gallery - The gallery is situated on 101 - 4359 Main Street and is home to a facinating collection of artworks created by both local and regional artists. Items on display range between 2 and 3 dimesional art, such as sculptures, masks, baskets, paintings and jewellery.

Apres Restuarant Food lovers will delight in a changing seasonal menu that showcases regional delicacies such as freshly caught Queen Charlotte Island Sable Fish, Cowichan Bay pasture-raised duck, and world-famous Dungeness crab. The Pemberton Valley, just 30 kilometers north of Whistler, is a source of abundant fresh produce during the summer and extensive use is made of organic produce from local growers.http://www.apresrestaurant.com/restaurant_profile.html
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Cougar Mountain COUGAR MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES has been thrilling guests with exciting Whistler backcountry adventures since 1983. Explore 18,000 acres of stunning terrain include Whistler's famous Ancient Cedars, Cougar and Showh Lakes, Rainbow, Cougar Mountain, and the Soo Valley. Our friendly, professional, qualified staff make your adventure one to remember!
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Apres Whistler Restaurant & Wine Bar French restaurant and wine bar centrally located in Whistler Village BC Canada at 103 - 4338 Main Street.
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Glass etching, fusing and glassblowing Classes Classes for children young adults and adults in fusing glass, glassblowing and etching ages 8 up. Gallery and rental studio. #116-1005 Alpha lake rd Whistler b.c. 604-932-4748
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Whistler Shopping

Mountain Craft Gallery - Loads of souvenirs to remember your ski holiday.

Upper Village Market -This is a gourmet grocery store at the base of Blackomb Mountain.

Whistler Activities

Meadow Park Sports Centre - A small entrance fee will allow you to have the run of the place, from an ice rink to

Whistler Restaurants and Bars

There are 17 restaurants on the mountains to choose from while skiing and down in the village, over 300 restaurants and shops cater for all tastes.

Whistler Restaurants

Chef Bernard's - People say the breakfast menu is best and the cinammon pecan buns are not to be missed. It's also open for lunch and supper and is rather small, seating for 24 only.

High Mountain Brewhouse - A great fireplace awaits those coming in from the blistering cold. It's quite a spacious place with seating for 300 in the restaurant and patio which overlooks the cobbled street. There is a children's menu and the food is distinctly north western. It is located on 4355 Blackcomb Way. Beer connoisseurs will be interested to know that there are four different ales and two lagers made by the brewmaster as well as seasonal beers and that there are brewery tours every Thursday.

Rimrock Cafe and Oyster Bar - Situated on 2117 Whistler Road. The restaurant is most popular for its delicious selection of oyster dishes, hence the name. Their speciality dish consists of broiled oyster served with bechamel sauce and smoked salmon.

Araxi Restaurant & Bar - The restaurant is situated on 4222 Village Square and is one of the finest dining spots in Hamilton. The interior features a range of traditon Italian style decor, such as beautiful terra-cotta tiles, antiques and beautiful paintings. The menu consists of a large range of well prepared regional dishes.

Citta Bistro - The bistro is situated in the center of the village and is one of the most popular restaurants in the Whistler. The menu consists of a large range of international dishes such as pizza's and hamburgers, as well as a tasty selection of finger foods. The restaurant also features an outside terrace, which offers spectacular views of the area.

Whistler Bars & Clubs

The Boot Pub - Has live music and some famous bands have played here judging by the pictures of some of them that are on the wall. It is the oldest bar in the area and is located 2km north of the Main Village.

Tommy's Africa - If you want to dance the night away, this is the place to be. It imports DJs from Europe and North America which shows just how much emphasis it puts into its music. Located in the Main Village, it is open seven days a week.

Black's Pub - The pub is situated in the heart of the Whistler village. The pub offers visitors a selection of more than 90 different international beers, as well as delicious cocktails and other popular drinks. The pub also offers a selection of delicious light bar snacks, as well as a range of appetizing meals.

Garfinkel's Night Club - Situated in the center of the village, this is one of Whistler's truly traditional style clubs. The club is often the host of funfilled competitions, such as the annual bikini contest and hosts a range of costume parties throughout the year.

Cinnamon Bear Bar - The bar is situated in the heart of the village and is a very unique and sophisticated bar. The seating area consists of leather armchairs, filled with elegantly dressed gentlemen. The bar is equipped with big screen TV's, as well as a seldomly used pool table.

Whistler children's activities

Meadow Park Sports Centre - A small entrance fee will allow you to have the run of the place, from an ice rink to

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