Whistler is one of the most renowned ski resorts in the world and due to its geography it has some of the best Apres ski of any resort.
Just half an hour up the road is Pemberton, with its vegetable farms and cattle ranches, and a few more hours away is the Okanagan – home of British Columbia’s wine producers and a centre for fruit farms. To the south is the Pacific Ocean, where some of the best wild salmon are fished. All of these factors come together to give some of the best food in the west.
Grill and Vine
This place is for the wine and cheese lover. For après ski, get the BC cheese flight with the wine pairing. Its surprisingly filling, and due to their Enomatic Wine Preservation System (a system which keeps wine fresh once is been opened) you can sample a range of high end wines by the glass.
This high-end restaurant is one of the best in town, with an impressive wine cellar, vodka ice room, and a shy but award winning female chef, Melissa Craig, who is happy to tailor a tasting menu to suit your preferences. If you are lucky, you many even see the host, André Saint-Jacques sabering a champagne bottle. If you love food and wine the Bearfoot is not to be missed.
If you’ve had a night on the town and feeling a little worse for wear, this is the place to come – its breakfasts are delicious and will set you up for a day on the slopes. Try the pancakes or the brie-stuffed French toast. But be careful when ordering that Baileys coffee — it only comes in doubles!
The Canadian west coast is famous for its sushi – some have even branded the area with the high accolade of the “best sushi outside of Japan”. In Sushi Village, fresh fish caught by local fishermen makes its way onto the menu, alongside fish from around the world. They are famous for sake margaritas — a unique way to celebrate a good day on the slopes.
They make epic burgers and it’s a favourite with the locals. Splitz has been consistently voted the best burger joint in town. Filling and affordable, you can have anything from bison to lamb in your burger. Wash it down with the locally-brewed beer and be prepared to wait in line for a table.