HOW TO DO WHISTLER POST-COVID

My cousin Carly & I took a mini getaway to Whistler last week to visit Scandinave Spa. We stayed at the Pan Pacific (Mountainside Resort) in a gorgeous 2 bed, 2 bath suite overlooking Blackcomb Mountain. The suite included floor to ceiling windows pouring with light, luxurious king size beds and an in-suite kitchenette. Which, during Covid-times is probably the way to go.

If I’m being 100% honest, eating in Whistler with Covid has shifted things QUITE a bit. Restaurants are doing their best to ensure max protocols are in place to keep everyone safe & healthy, but that also means there’s no guarantee you’ll get in. Since restaurants are only able to accommodate at half capacity, it makes things a little tricky. Only a few restaurants allow reservations, so we ended up trying a few different places to see if we could get a seat on an outdoor patio.

A FEW TIPS:

I’d recommend doing your research and checking in with the restaurant beforehand to see if they are allowing reservations. If they are, then your job is done. If not, I’d recommend getting there early. We made the mistake of going a little later (thinking there would be no issue) and paid dearly by having to wait for an open table. That being said, we did make the most of it by having some cocktails while we waited.

While it’s fresh in my mind, I’m including a list below of the places I like to hit up to eat/drink while in Whistler…

Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside 2 bath, 2 bed suite

EAT + DRINK IN WHISTLER VILLAGE: MY FAVES

+ Las Cantina: for chips & guacamole & frozen margaritas.
+ Bar Oso: for authentic Spanish tapas
+ Beacon Pub & Eatery: had a really good Caesar here before dinner. Love the vibe of their patio.
+ Amsterdam Cafe + Pub: if you need another patio option, this one is super cute with a total European vibe.
+ La Bocca: & beside that one is one more fantastic patio in the heart of the village. This place also serves really good breakfast.
+ Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar: fine dining but worth the splurge. Their outdoor patio is absolutely gorgeous RN, too.
+ The Living Room at Pangea: for drinks + yummy flatbread on Whistler’s only rooftop patio.
+ Pizzeria Antico: for authentic pizza cooked in a wood burning oven
+ Cows: for old fashioned ice cream
+ Crepe Montagne: for French Crepes
+ Hot buns: for gooey cinnamon buns
+ Moguls Coffee House: for good coffee + baked goods
+ Purebread: just go. You won’t regret it.
+ Earls Kitchen + Bar: for casual dining & good food.

Big thank you to Tourism Whistler for hosting our trip!

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