Where it all began, the original base of Whistler Mountain and the FIRST Gondola to be installed in our awesome resort which started shuttling skiers up the hill back in January 1966. At the end of 2022, the installation of a new, high-speed, 10-person Gondola by Whistler Blackcomb was completed, making it another historic moment for Whistler. Creekside is 4.2km south of Whistler Village and is easily accessible by car or on the paved Valley Trial with everything from ski and bike park access to shops, accommodation, restaurants, lakes, gyms, and spas. This location has easily become a favourite amongst visitors and locals for many reasons year-round.
My first-time skiing in Whistler
I remember my first time EVER to Whistler Creekside, which was also my first day skiing in Whistler back in 1993… submerged in pure euphoria as I was ripping down runs, I found myself at the bottom of Whistler Creekside instead of the Village…Oops! So, I stuck out a thumb and patiently waited, a kind man with a long white beard was the first person to pull over in his old, beat-up truck to offer me a ride back to Whistler Village… I knew this place was something special beyond the ski terrain in that moment, by the kindness extended from the community… I couldn’t help it, Whistler had me SOLD! Well, the rest is history, I packed my bags in 1998 to move and live here permanently, I never looked back! Not long after I met my beautiful Wife, had two wonderful children, and have become part of the community and lifestyle we love so much. Whistler you ROCK!!
Après in Whistler Creekside
Situated at the bottom on Creekside Gondola lays the rustic Dusty’s Bar & BBQ that opened in 1966, the same year Whistler Mountain opened. Featuring a sunny, large patio to watch skiers zip down the hill while enjoying mouth-watering food and drinks, try their delicious Caesar drink to combine both in one! If you need to warm up from the mountain, get cozy inside by the fireplace, or by the exterior outdoor fireplace on the upper deck.
I love skiing down to Dusty’s after a day on the slopes, the live Après scene here is sure to impress, dancing in my ski boots as I listen to some of my favourite local bands and artists, most recently The Hairfarmers. You’ll find locals, World Cup Ski Medalists, ninety-year-old ski bums and people from all over the world here! BUT seriously, no Coast Mountain Beer!? :O 😉
Catch you here for après: 2040 London Ln RR 2, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2
The best pizza in Whistler – Creekbread
The first of its very own to open in Whistler Creekside in British Columbia, just before the Winter Olympics in 2010. Famously known for its delicious choice of pizzas made on their homemade baked flatbreads. If you haven’t tried the ‘Creekbreads’ here, then you should!
2021 Karen Crescent, Whistler, V0N 1B2
My favourite place to sweat out those après beers and stay fit! Home of Whistler’s largest range of free weights and high-performance gym equipment. Offering classes like bootcamp, boxing and virtual training… or if you prefer a personal trainer to keep you on track, they have it all!
201-2075 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 0B6
Nita Lake Lodge
The ultimate accommodation in Whistler Creekside to indulge in the luxury, lakeside mountain lifestyle which is situated on Nita Lake to enjoy paddleboarding, ice skating, cold dips, swimming and much more! With incredible dining options at The Den, Fix Café, or Cure Lounge & Patio… even if you aren’t staying here, it’s a must visit. Immerse yourself at the award-winning spa with a luxurious menu of treatments, stunning mountain view rooftop hot tubs, eucalyptus steam room, plush robes, and sandals.
2131 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 0B2
Creekside, the heart and foundation of where everything started in Whistler! It’s growing Village with a new coffee shop called Rockit Coffee Co, and newly added artist space called ‘Art Pop‘ to admire or get creative at. Stay tuned to watch Creekside’s journey unfold from 1966!