Whistler Creekside

The original base of Whistler Mountain and site of the first gondola, the ‘Creek’ is a laid-back, family kind of place situated just 7 kilometres south of Whistler Village. Easily accessible by car or the paved Valley Trail with everything from ski and bike park access to bars, accommodation and lakes, Creekside is a favourite local destination year-round.

Creekside offers a wide variety of family-oriented things to do - perfect for people staying out in the area, or for a day trip away from the Village.

Skiing and Snowboarding Access

The Creekside Gondola provides access to Whistler Mountain and all the amenities found in the Village including free, underground day skier parking, Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations, ticket sales, Snow School, rental and tuning ski shops and more.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Access

Starting August 7, 2015 intermediate and advanced riders will be able to upload on the Creekside Gondola to access the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Riders can link into the Garbanzo Zone trail network from the Raven's Nest or ride back down to Creekside via the new Expert 'Dusty's Downhill' or 'BC's Trail'.

Parks and Lakes

In the summer months, Alpha Lake Park and Nita Lake offer many activities to choose from including swimming, fishing, a playground, volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts.

Valley Trail

The Valley Trail system, which stretches from the north end of Whistler to the south end, passes by Creekside and is accessible from both Alpha and Nita Lake. Explore the area on foot, by bike, or inline skates.

Eat and Drink

Whistler Creekside hosts a number of restaurants and pubs for those looking for a family meal, a finer dining experience or a sunny après venue.


Need a gym, or time out in a spa? Whistler Creekside has its own outstanding wellness venues.

History of Whistler's Creekside

In 1966, the first gondola opened at the original base of Whistler Mountain in Creekside. The operation was funded by a group of Vancouver businessmen who formed the Garibaldi Olympic Development Association (GODA) and had the dream of one day bringing the Winter Olympics to the Coast Mountains.

While GODA was not successful in securing the 1968 bid, their dream was realized in 2010 with the resort hosting the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. All the Alpine Skiing events took place in Creekside, and thousands of spectators, athletes and media personnel packed into the site.

These days Creekside is thriving, offering a great pace for people to explore and stay out of the Village with ski lift access in winter, bike park access in summer, accommodation and restaurants.

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