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Quiz: Where Should I Stay in Whistler?

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Quiz: Where Should I Stay in Whistler?

Quiz: Where Should I Stay in Whistler?

You’ve studied the mountain maps so intensely that you’ve memorized the locations of every chairlift. You’ve carefully weighed the pros and cons of zip lining versus a treetop tour. You’re coming to Whistler. And you’re ready.

Except for one small detail—where will you stay on this amazing trip to Whistler?

Just like ski boots, when it comes to picking the best location to stay in Whistler, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The “best” place depends on what you’re looking for in a Whistler adventure. Ready to determine which area is right for you? Then it’s time to take our quiz.


Question 1: I’m coming to Whistler because:

a)    Skiing, skiing, and more skiing.

b)   I want to experience it all—the shops, the restaurants, and the activities!

c)    I’m ready for a quiet holiday in the mountains.

d)   I’m heading on an epic ski holiday with my best friends!


Question 2: When it comes to accommodation, my top priority is:

a)   Proximity to skiing, of course-- and a good night's sleep.

b)   Being right in the middle of the action.

c)    Peace and quiet—I want to escape the city!

d)   Price and proximity to activities—I can’t pick.


Question 3: It’s dinnertime. What are the plans?

a)    Something scrumptious that will keep me fueled, but nothing pretentious.

b)   I want nothing but the best, and I want it close by.

c)    I might splurge on a nice dinner or two out, but I’ll balance it out with some more casual meals.

d)   I’m heading somewhere low-key, like where the locals go for dinner.


Question 4: What will you be doing when you’re not on the mountain?

a)    Eating or sleeping, mostly, and maybe a little walking around.

b)   Shopping, sampling the local fare, and perhaps a little bar-hopping.

c)    Going on long walks and exploring local parks and lakes.

d)   I’ve heard good things about bungee jumping…


If you answered mostly As:


You were made for Creekside! Creekside was Whistler’s original central hub before the Village came along, and locals know that this often overlooked neighbourhood on the south end of Whistler is the place to be.

With its own gondola separate from Whistler Village, Creekside is the perfect place for those who plan on spending a lot of time on the mountain. The nearby restaurants, pubs, and services are all local favourites with colourful personalities. Relive your day on the hill with a pint at Dusty’s, and head to Creekbread for a hearty homemade pizza.

Check out: Legends at Creekside, First Tracks Lodge, Evolution Creekside, Nita Lake Lodge


If you answered mostly Bs:


You’d be crazy to stay anywhere but Whistler Village! It doesn’t get any more central than the Village: hotels and condos along the Village Stroll (the pedestrian-only pathway that runs through the town’s centre) are only steps away from shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, and—of course—the mountains!

If you want to check out everything that Whistler has to offer easily and conveniently, staying in the Village is sure to keep you happy. No need to worry about a car—simply pack a good pair of shoes and do your exploring on foot.

Check out: Pan Pacific Whistler Village or Mountainside, Aava Hotel, Crystal Lodge, Westin Resort and Spa... and many more!

If you answered mostly Cs:


The Benchlands offers the best of every world: its proximity to the Village means that you’re never far from the action, yet the fact that it’s tucked away along Blackcomb Mountain means that you’re more likely to see trees than buildings when you peek out the window.

Staying in the Benchlands means that you can easily pop over to the Upper Village area for mountain access via the Wizard Chair or to grab a bite to eat. It also means that you’re right along running, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing trails—perfect for those looking to experience Whistler’s natural beauty!

Check out: The Aspens, Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler, Woodrun Lodge... and many more!


If you answered mostly Ds:


You’ll want to find a place to stay in Whistler Village North! Often more affordable than staying right at the base of the mountains in the Village, this area offers a ton of value while still keeping you close to all the action.

Whistler Village North is less than a 10 minute walk away from the mountains and is very close to some of Whistler’s best local spots, like El Furniture Warehouse (everything on the menu is less than $5) and Pasta Lupino (the tastiest homemade pasta you’ll ever have).

Check out: The Pinnacle Hotel, Delta Whistler Suites, Summit Lodge and Spa, Cascade Lodge  

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