When you think of Whistler, shopping may not be the first word that pops into your mind. But anyone lucky enough to spend time in this little mountain town knows that there’s more to Whistler than the stunning scenery. One of our favourites? The unique shopping scene.

From adventure gear and the perfect toque to high fashion and delicate pieces of jewelry, there’s always something special to find in Whistler’s stores. And, because many of the stores are locally owned, you’ll find pieces that carry that mountain charm with them.

Take advantage of the calm before the ski and snowboard season, and find your new, favourite fit this fall. Whether you’re looking for deals on gear for the upcoming winter season, stylish outfits to wear out to one of Whistler’s award-winning restaurants, or something to lounge in after a day spent hiking, skiing (or hot tubbing), these are some of the best places in Whistler to shop this fall and winter.

ecologyst

Perfect for the environmentally conscious shopper who’s ready to go straight from the fitting room to the forest.

 

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Fewer products, smaller collections and better materials are at the core of each piece that comes from this Vancouver Island based-brand. ecologyst’s selection of neutral sweaters, jackets, shirts, pants and hats are made for all those adventure-seeking, outdoor-loving and eco-conscious customers.

All their pieces are made in North America or in their new Victoria factory with natural fibres like Donegal wool, organic cotton, Ventile and ZQ Merino wool. It’s also worth noting that all their clothes come with a lifetime guarantee (that’s right, you can send back damaged pieces for them to fix or replace). Their new Anorak Jacket is a must-have for this fall. 

INSIDER TIP: Grab a coffee and baked goods to munch on while you shop from their adorable in-store cafe.

The Circle Skate & Snowboard Shop

Effortlessly cool clothing and winter gear for established and aspiring snowboarders and skaters.

 

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It only makes sense that Whistler, the snowboard capital of Canada, is also home to one of the country’s best snowboard and skate shops. The Circle was established in 1997 by two pro snowboarders and has since been a local favourite for skate / snowboard gear and cool clothing. Men and women can head here for everything from bindings to beanies. 

One of the highlights of this Main St. shop is its knowledgeable staff. They’ll help you find the perfect gear, whether you’re a beginner or ready-to-go pro. Browse their offerings from popular brands like Burton, Volcom, Vans, Adidas, Dickies, along with their own line of clothing that includes hoodies and tees designed by tattoo artist Sleestak

 

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The Circle Kids

The place to get kids’ clothing and snow gear that’s probably cooler than your own.

 

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When the owners of The Circle had their first kid, Portia, they went to find a kids store in Whistler that sold the type of clothing that reflected their own wardrobe. When they couldn’t find one they created The Circle Kids

Located directly across from their adult counterpart, The Circle Kids is the perfect place to shop for snow gear, clothing and accessories, as well as toys for newborns all the way up to 14-year-olds. Head here this fall to pick up fun beanies, sweaters and snow gear for your little one. 

The Beach

Our go-to store for matching athleisure sets, stylish knits and unique accessories from exclusive brands.

One visit to The Beach and you’ll know why they’ve been voted Best Clothing Store in Whistler for eight years running. From matching athleisure sets to stylish jeans, knit cardigans to baller bikinis, you can find something for every season here including swimwear for the kiddos.

As the snow starts to roll in, we’re eyeing their cozy, stylish sweaters and cardigans from brands like Donni and NA-KD. We could also spend hours going through their activewear options from popular brands like Girlfriend Collective, Alo and Spiritual Gangster. Guys can browse their classic t-shirts, sweaters and more – if they’re not already distracted by the Fjallraven flannels. 

To top it all off, they also sell intimates, accessories, shoes and have a selection of vintage pieces. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for high-quality, stylish brands – head to The Beach

Bach & Co.

A fashion lovers’ paradise filled with high-end stylish clothing and cosmetics.

 

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If you’re looking to treat yourself, head over to this upscale clothing boutique in the heart of Creekside. Since 2019 the owner and buyer, Abbie, has been bringing in luxury clothing items and cosmetics from coveted brands like Mackage, Jenny Bird, Aesop, and Varley. Our fall picks include their selection of European skiwear, cozy cashmere and big warm jackets. 

Bach & Co. is located in Creekside Village, a five-minute drive, 20-minute bike, or 60-minute stroll south of Whistler Village. After your shop, take a look in the other locally-owned stores like Get the Goods, and grab a coffee and sweet treat from BrED or Confetti Gelato.

 

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Amos & Andes

Whistler’s favourite place to get that quintessential winter sweater.

Everyone has their favourite sweater, and odds are, if they’ve been to Whistler, they probably got it from Amos & Andes. This locally owned store has been supplying locals and visitors with unique, cozy, high-quality sweaters and more for over 20 years. The store itself may be small, but with sweaters made from wool, alpaca, mohair and cashmere, you can easily spend hours finding the perfect piece. 

Some of our favourites? First, a Cowichan sweater. These iconic knits are inspired by the 150-year-old traditional art form created by the native Coast Salish people of Vancouver Island. And of course, the famous Dale of Norway sweaters. Made of 100% wool, this classic winter sweater brand is legendary for the quality and warmth of their pieces ever since they were established in 1879. 

FUN FACT: A gentleman once drove five hours to Amos & Andes to find a Cowichan sweater similar to the one his Indigenous wife knitted for him 40 years ago. After trying on just one sweater, he made the five-hour drive back to Williams Lake!

Whistler Clearance Centre

For bargain hunters looking for huge discounts on snow gear and activewear brands.

For top brands at a low price, Whistler Clearance Centre is the place to shop. They offer up to 50 percent off gear, apparel and accessories year-round. Browse their collection of hoodies, activewear, base layers, snowboard and ski gear to find your perfect winter fit. 

INSIDER TIP: They have two locations, one close to the Village Gateway Loop and one in the Upper Village. The good news? Even if you don’t find what you’re looking for in one store, you can always try your luck at the other one!

Vula Apparel

The vintage store that’s guaranteed to level up your fashion game.

 

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Tucked away on Main St., this locally owned and operated store has a curated selection of new and sustainable one-of-a-kind modern and vintage apparel for women and men. Think cool retro jackets, oversized vintage t-shirts, vintage denim and Y2K-style lace slips. 

One of our favourite parts of this store is its accessories section. From colourful beaded necklaces to dainty chain necklaces and statement earrings, these on-trend pieces add a pop to any wardrobe. You can also find a  selection of sunglasses, beanies, scrunchies and rings to up your fashion game this fall and winter.

So, make sure you leave some room in your suitcase on your way here as it’s hard to leave Whistler without a visit to the shops!  

Winter in Whistler offers great value when you Stay Longer, Save More with savings of up to 30%, including a $100 Whistler Shopping Voucher when you stay 3 nights or more. If you are a BC or Washington Resident, be sure to check out Whistler Rewards for the best seasonal deals.

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Kate is a Whistler-based content creator who moved out here along with half of Ontario to enjoy the mountain life. When she's not snowboarding or hiking, she's probably making some bad pun or awkwardly dancing.