Best of Whistler 2014 — Get Ready for 2015!
Pique Magazine just came out with the best of Whistler for 2014 — Start your engines and get ready to sample some of the best shops and food & drink purveyors for 2015!
Thanks to Pique Magazine
Pique Magazine has held their "Best of Whistler" contest for years, and it continues to be a great way to inspire and surprise us with what we love the best about this village. Some awards continue year after year, and are the places we all know and trust: Araxi, for example. Or "Powder" winning for "Best Excuse for Being Late." Duh. As if you even need to say that.
We've culled the best "visitor friendly" results from the list to share with you here. Now you're "in the know" with the best of 'em. Live like a local & rock on!
Best New Businesses
Take note: The Green Mustache won for "Best New Business" which says a lot about the way Whistler is heading in terms of healthiness. The all organic and as-local-as-possible vegan-friendly juice bar is going gangbusters, in part due to the fact that it is helping Whistler stay healthy. With so much hedonism in our village, it's good to know someone's looking out for our health.
A close second is the Red Door Bistro, the new French restaurant with a "West Coast Spin" and Mexican Corner's spin off "La Cantina" came in third. All three should be on your list of places to try next time you're in town.
Best Place to Take Visitors
This comes as no surprise: The Peak-2-Peak Gondola is hands down the best "tourist attraction" in the number one resort in North America. Built in 2008 in time for the 2010 Olympics, the Peak-2-Peak does not disappoint.
Best Free Thing to Do
Hike. This again came as no surprise, but as a visitor, you may not realize just how good the hiking can be around Whistler. Sure, in the winter you may have better things to do ("Best Trend: Skiing/Snowboarding") but hiking is always here for you, and, of course, it's free.
Best Whistler Myth
This is a great way to give our visitors a head's up: There is no "Dual Mountain". Turns out that telling unsuspecting visitors that there is an actual mountain called "Dual Mountain" has become a myth in itself. Back in the day, it was possible to buy either a Whistler pass, a Blackcomb pass, or, if you wanted to, a "Dual Mountain" pass. That is a pass to both mountains. This has led to quite a few stories being told to the unsuspecting visitor.
Have a Great 2015 and Try Some New Things in Whistler!
We hope you have a few new ideas of things to try this coming year in our dear village. Take in an organic juice, try the latest establishment my the Mexican Corner crew, and do make sure you experience the Peak-2-Peak.
Posted by Aava Whistler Hotel on Friday, January 02, 2015