I’ve lived in Whistler for nearly a decade now. I arrived in Whistler from Nova Scotia in the fall for “only one winter season”, but sure enough I stayed for the Whistler summers. I’ve come to realize that each season has something to offer, but overall my favourite time of year is the spring.

Why? Sure, I love the birds and the buds, multi-sport days and the feel of the sun on my skin, but to be honest, it’s more about fueling my body and getting the most bang for my buck. What better time to awaken your taste buds than with Whistler’s spring dining specials after a day enjoying all the mountains have to offer?

A group of friends share a meal on the sunny patio of Caramba in Whistler.
Experience something new in Whistler this spring. PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

The dining specials mean you can indulge in a three-course meal at an award-winning restaurant for as low as $37. The offers start mid-March and typically run until mid-May, although each place has a slightly different date range. What’s incredible about Whistler’s dining scene is its variety, with over 100 restaurants to choose from, there’s bound to be something to satisfy your cravings.

Here are some of my top picks for Whistler’s spring dining specials.

Sushi Village

Sushi is my go-to for eating out and something I look forward to every year when the spring dining offers come around. My favourite place to celebrate my birthday is Sushi Village. They take large group bookings, and the servers are so accommodating, so it’s a great spot to enjoy an array of Japanese favourites with all your family and friends. I’ll definitely be organizing my May birthday celebrations around their three-course special.

Nagomi Sushi

Nagomi Sushi is another top pick for sushi with a four-course special. If you haven’t already tried the homemade Green Tea Brulée let me tell you, it’s a chef’s kiss!


Harajuku has also stolen my tastebuds with their awesome foursome special. They have vegan, veggie, gluten-free and everything in between. Their Eggplant Ginger Roll and Unicorn Roll are my favourites.

The Den at Nita Lake Lodge

South of Whistler Village, let your appetite wander to The Den at Nita Lake Lodge located in Whistler Creekside. The Den serves up a delicious menu focusing on West Coast plants and proteins. This is farm-to-table dining at its finest. The setting is contemporary and word on the street is that their plant-based alternatives are the best in town!

A shot of people dining at The Den at Nita Lake Lodge.
The Den overlooks the peaceful waters of Nita Lake. PHOTO JUSTA JESKOVA

Their four-course special includes an amuse-bouche to start, a small, main and dessert. The tuna salad, wild sockeye salmon main and the strawberry rhubarb crumble did not disappoint. The portions were plentiful and the spring special is available seven days a week. It’s good to note they offer a complimentary shuttle to and from Whistler Village if you’re not staying in Creekside.


Have you been to Whistler’s newest restaurant? Located in Whistler Creekside, Mekong opened its doors in July 2023. It’s the ultimate tribute to fine Thai cuisine. A highlight for me was the Tuna Crudo and Pad See Ew, although I also love the decor. Their three-course special is a hidden gem.

A table laid with colourful Thai food at Mekong restaurant in Whistler.
Mekong’s dishes are known for their flavour, colour and freshness. PHOTO MEKONG

Wild Blue

There’s no better way to end a sunny spring bluebird day than at Wild Blue. Voted #2 on the Top 10 list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2023 in Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine they offer elevated Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Wild Blue has a splurge-worthy menu with sustainable seafood and locally sourced ingredients, not to mention an extensive wine list that covers all bases. Check out their four-course prix fixe menu with optional, but highly recommended, sommelier-selected wine pairings.

A stunning collection of colourful dishes from Wild Blue in Whistler.
Wild Blue is one of the best restaurants in Canada, let alone Whistler. Photo: WILD BLUE
INSIDER TIP: Other high-end favourites include Araxi, Rimrock Cafe and Il Caminetto. Popular days (weekends) and times go quickly, so get your reservations in!

NEW! The Magic of Maple at Bearfoot Bistro

A new concept from Dominic Fortin and the team at Bearfoot Bistro brings the sugar shacks of Quebec to the West Coast mountains.

A display of the sumptuous food on the menu of the Sugar Shack.
The sumptuous Sugar Shack dishes on display. PHOTO JOERN ROHDE

From April 10 to 30, the Bearfoot is transforming their restaurant into a Cabane à Sucre (Sugar Shack), complete with plaid white and red tablecloths, and music from Quebec to set the mood. Dominic has devised three different 3-course menus, served family-style, starting at $59 (the menus go up in decadence). Read more in our dedicated blog.

The list of places to dine in Whistler is extensive, and you’ll find more dining specials on Whistler.com’s dedicated spring dining page. So, come out of hibernation and dive into the fresh, flavourful, and vibrant tastes of spring!

This spring, for every third night you book between March 1 - April 30, 2024, receive a free $75 CAD Whistler Après Voucher. Book your summer stay by April 30, 2024, and save up to 30% on lodging and 20% on activities. Plus, you’ll receive a free $150 Activity Voucher on stays of 3 or more nights. Secure your mountain getaway with Whistler.com for personalized service and the local knowledge of our Whistler-based team


Michelle is east coast raised and west coast crazed. Known for her love of bargain shopping and finding the best deals in town, she enjoys the leisure athlete lifestyle spending her spare time on two planks and two wheeled adventures in Whistler Wonderland.