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Whistler Creekside

Whistler’s Creekside is steeped in history. As the original base of Whistler Mountain and site of the first gondola, the ‘Creek’, as locals call it, is a laid-back, family kind of place that is only 7 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of the main Village. The Creekside was also the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Creekside Amenities Include:

  • Free day skier parking
  • Grocery and liquor store
  • Creekside Gondola
  • Dusty's legendary après and live music

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.

Whistler Creekside

Dining & Après

When the sun goes down, the action is just getting started in Creekside. With over a dozen restaurants, cafés and pubs, this neighbourhood has enough options to suit people of all tastes and ages. Cuisine options range from Japanese to West Coast, and prices vary from family dining to fine dining. Barbeque aficionados are especially in for a treat, with four mouth-watering meat joints located in the area. Live music is also a major draw in Creekside, and Dusty’s Bar & BBQ is known as one of the best rock venues in Whistler.


Fix Café & Deli
Located in Nita Lake Lodge, this quaint café and deli serves specialty coffees and freshly baked pastries.

Starbucks Coffee
Located in the Franz’s Trail shopping complex, this world-renowned coffee house serves its timeless menu of coffee, pasties and sandwiches.

Family Dining

Creekbread has a warm, relaxing, and rustic dining room. All flat bread pizza are made with high-quality, organic ingredients.

Samurai Sushi
A culinary staple in Creekside, Samurai serves a tasty sushi selection at affordable prices for lunch and dinner.

Avalanche Pizza
Avalanche Pizza offers an assortment of pizza options for those on the go. Located on Franz’s Trail.

Subway Restaurant
Subway Restaurant offers its classic sandwich selection at affordable prices. The sandwich deli is located on Franz’s Trail.

Southside Diner
Those looking for a down-to-earth mountain town experience should head to Southside Diner, located in one of Whistler’s most popular hostels across from the Husky gas station.

Boston Pizza
Boston Pizza offers a popular family-friendly menu, with more than 100 items to choose from. The restaurant is located in the Innsbruck Drive complex.

BBQ & Apres

Roland’s Pub
Roland’s prides itself on treating everyone like a local, and the relaxed atmosphere inside the pub lives up to this claim. With nine flat screen TVs, this laid-back restaurant is a great spot to watch the latest sports game while drinking a beer or eating a burger.

BBQ Bob’s Restaurant
Manned by award-winning chef “BBQ” Bob Haselbach, this kid-friendly restaurant provides a backyard barbecue experience without the fuss.

Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
Dusty’s has been a favorite among locals for both its après drinks in the winter and its patio drinks in the summer. The menu features excellent barbecue cuisine, and in the evening, the restaurant plays host to a vibrant rock scene.

Fine Dining

Cure Lounge & Patio
Located at Nita Lake Lodge, this lakeside lounge exudes elegance. Patrons can sip cocktails while gazing out at a crisp mountain lake.

Rim Rock Café
Rim Rock Café may appear modest from the outside, but this high-end restaurant provides such an elegant dining experience that it has developed a reputation as one of Whistler’s top dining establishments.

Le Gros
Hidden in a swath of trees, Le Gros is Whistler’s answer to European cuisine. The restaurant is stylish without being overtly formal, and the service is friendly.

This high-end restaurant in Nita Lake Lodge serves an eclectic menu of West Coast dishes made from local ingredients.

See Whistler's Dining and Restaurant Guide.

Recreation & Entertainment

The Creekside offers a wide variety of family-oriented things to do.

Skiing & Snowboarding

With free, underground day skier parking, Whistler Blackcomb Guest Relations, ticket sales, ski & snowboard school, gondola access, ski shops and more, the Creekside is the perfect location for your winter getaway.

Parks & 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. More on Lakes, Beaches & Parks.

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.

Annual Events and More

  • Whistler’s Children’s Art Festival
  • Whistler Cup
  • Canadian National BBQ Championships
  • Various events at Dusty's Bar & BBQ
  • See all Whistler Events


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