© Mike Crain Tourism
Whistler benefits from its proximity to Vancouver, one of North America's premier restaurant towns. Many celebrity chefs, such as Bearfoot Bistro's Melissa Craig, have moved to the village both for the greater culinary good and for the laid-back mountain lifestyle. Whistler teems with trendy tables: among them, Bar Oso's tiny tapas bar, Alta Bistro with its unusual take on Canadian cuisine, and restaurants serving up brick-oven pizza, inspired sushi, and great pub fare. Terraces are popular in all weather here, providing the perfect setting for après-ski tall tales and leisurely meals on long summer nights.