Whistler’s Shopping Mecca
Village Whistler is a shopper’s paradise. Find anything and everything you need or want - plus plenty of places to grab a coffee - right outside your accommodation. From fine artwork and high-end fashion, jewelry, the latest outdoor sports equipment and gear to bathing suits, camping supplies, unique gifts and cameras - spend an hour or two wandering the pedestrian-only walkways and you can find it all.
The Whistler Insider presents a Local's Shopping Tour
With more than 200 shops in the Village alone, plus other neighborhoods like Creekside and Function Junction to explore, there are plenty of unique shops and boutiques to keep you amused. Here is a selection of what you can find:
- The Body Shop
For yummy body creams, lotions, skin care, soaps, aromatherapy and nail polish, look no further than this Canadian institution.
- L'Occitane en Provence
Inspired by the Mediterranean art de vivre and traditional Provencal techniques to create natural beauty products devoted to well-being and the pleasure of taking care of oneself.
Lush makes fresh, handmade cosmetics like body butters, massage bars, shampoo and shaving cream out of all natural ingredients like bananas, honey and yogurt.
What started as a Prince Edward Island ice cream shop in 1983 is now one of Canada’s best-loved treats. The heavenly ice cream is served in a freshly made waffle cone and the shop also stocks a wide selection of colourful t-shirts, sleep wear, mugs, towels and hats.
- Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Satisfy your sweet tooth at this Whistler landmark and watch fudge being made by hand. Their caramel apples dipped in chocolate, marshmallows and nuts are to die for.
- Rogers Chocolates
Victoria, BC’s own Rogers Chocolates has been making the sweet treats since 1885. The legendary Victoria Creams come in 22 flavours including blueberry, ginger and maple.
- Eddie Bauer
From casual wear to outdoor layers, Eddie offers a vast selection of men's and women's clothing, shoes and accessories.
Locally owned and operated since 1995, Evolution represents Whistler's culture of biking, snowboarding, skateboarding and fashion. They never stock two of the same item so you're guaranteed of something unique.
- Inside Out Boutique
Lingerie and intimates for those special nights, special mornings, or just because it's a day to spend in bed with someone special.
- lululemon Athletica
Canada's very own yoga lifestyle company has heaps of loyal followers. Check out lulu's comfy yoga pants, tops and cozy signature fleece-lined hoodies.
- Mount Cashmere
Located inside the Westin Resort & Spa, Mount Cashmere stocks the softest blankets, sweaters, skirts and pants manufactured from the underdown of Mongolian and Nepalese goats, the best cashmere in the world.
As the clothing icon of Canadian wilderness since 1973, Roots is the perfect place to find sweatshirts, casual wear, pajamas and high-quality leather bags.
Located in the Chateau Whistler Hotel, Snowflake sells mostly Canadian-made designer clothing, furs, leather and cashmere.
- Armchair Books
This friendly bookstore is located beside the main entrance to Whistler Village and has a great selection of regional guidebooks, maps and nature books along with popular fiction, biographies, magazines and history books.
- Keir Fine Jewellery
Featuring an amazing selection of unique Canadian-made diamond, ammolite and gold jewellery, Keir's newest masterpiece is a line of Inukshuk pendants set with Canadian Polar Bear and Polar Ice diamonds mined from the Northwest Terriritories.
- Whistler Cigar Co.
Specializing in Cuban cigars, the Whistler Cigar Co. also sells accessories and Cuban coffee.
- Whistler Foto Source
Open since 1984, Whistler Foto Source has everything you need to capture your Whistler memories: photofinishing, digital cameras, scrapbooking supplies, frames and albums.
- Whistler Money Mart
Whether you need a payday loan, your cheque cashed, or simply need to exchange some foreign currency, Money Mart is here to serve you.
- The Circle
Whistler’s premiere independently owned snow and skate retailer. Voted best core snowboard shop in Canada since 1997. Exclusive brands, attracting a consumer base that knows what it wants, high end goods, and a prominent team add to the history that is The Circle. Open 10 am – 8 pm everyday.
108-4369 Main street.
- Escape Route
As a cornerstone of the Whistler community for almost 20 years, Escape Route is the oldest and most respected outdoor store in the Sea-to-Sky corridor. They carry everything you need for your backcountry experience including ski touring, camping, mountaineering and climbing. Village North.
- FanatykCo Ski & Cycle
FanatykCo has you covered all year long: in the winter, find skis, demos, boots and boot fitting while in the summer, bike sales and rentals, gear, tune-ups and repairs. Located right in the heart of Whistler Village.
- Helly Hansen
For high quality protective technical gear, Helly Hansen has been outfitting adventure enthusiasts in Whistler for years. From rainwear to parkas to fleece, Helly will keep you warm and dry.
- Peak Performance
Founded in Sweden in 1986, Peak Performance creates technically advanced and innovative ski, outdoor, golf and training apparel and timeless casual wear designed to inspire adventure.
- Showcase Snowboards
Catering to Whistler’s freestyle culture since 1989, Showcase Snowboards is the resort’s oldest and largest snowboard shop and the only one of its kind in Canada.
- Skiis and Bikes
For skis, boots, bindings, custom foot beds, boot warmers, liners, apparel and accessories, look no further than Skiis and Bikes. During the summer months, the shop stocks mountain bikes, road bikes and bike clothing. Village North.
- Spicy Sports
Spicy Sports opened its first store at the base of Blackcomb Mountain in 1992, supplying rental skis and all the necessary gear for mountain conditions. Today, in addition to ski and snowboard rentals, Spicy stocks backcountry gear, helmets, gloves, goggles and backpacks. In the summer, mountain bike rentals and accessories take over the shop. Two locations: Upper Village and Village Square.
- Whistler Bike Co.
Located right in the taxi loop at the entrance to Whistler Village, this bike shop has everything you need from bike sales and rentals, helmets, safety gear, air pumps and other accessories to an experienced mechanic on-site.
- Whistler Village Sports
For the latest trends in ski equipment and ski wear, Whistler Village Sports is located right at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Featured brands include Rossignol, Salomon, Atomic, Volkl and Tecnica. During the summer, the shop fills with mountain bikes and tennis gear.
Whistler Creekside has a variety of shops near the base of Whistler Mountain including Dream Merchants of Whistler, a lovely home furnishings store featuring art, Canadian-made furniture, linens and accessories. Function Junction, a neighborhood 10 minutes south of Whistler Village, offers a pet store, the Canadian-owned Home Hardware for building supplies and unique home furnishings and Art Junction, a gallery and frame studio.
Call 1.800.WHISTLER (944.7853) to speak with a local travel consultant