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, accommodation and restaurants.
Recreation and Entertainment
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
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.
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.
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 experienve or a sunny après venue.
Need a gym, or time out in a spa? Whistler Creekside has its own outstanding wellness venues.