Whistler Districts & Neighbourhoods
The Blackcomb Base Area is situated at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and features gondola and chairlift ski access, a tube park, ticketing and guest relations services, shops, restaurants and a day lodge.
The Whistler Valley area is located along the west side of Highway 99 (opposite of Whistler Village) and includes the areas of Blueberry Hill, Nicklaus North and Alpine Meadows. Blueberry Hill is an upscale neighbourhood overlooking the Whistler Golf Club and is approximately a five-minute walk from Whistler Creekside. Nicklaus North is named for the golf course of the same name and is a five-minute drive north of the main village. Alpine Meadows, situated just above Nicklaus North, is a tranquil neighbourhood featuring access to the Valley Trail, parks, Green Lake and the golf course.
Whistler Creekside, also known as Whistler Creek, was the original base of Whistler Mountain and is sometimes considered the laid back alternative to Whistler Village. Creekside is situated approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) south of the Village on the Sea to Sky Highway and features parking, mountain access, restaurants, bars and accommodation properties. Local transit to Whistler Village runs every 15 minutes in winter and every 30 minutes in summer.
Whistler Village, which was designed to be a focal point for visitors with its direct pedestrian access to Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, is considered the central hub of the community and features nearly 300 shops and restaurants, as well as dozens of hotel properties, a municipal hall, fire and police station, conference centre, medical clinic, museum, library and two cultural centres.
The Upper Village area of Whistler is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and is within easy walking distance of the main Whistler Village. In addition to a small pedestrian area, Upper Village offers lift access to the mountain, accommodation, restaurants and basic amenities, including the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Located south of Whistler, Function Junction is oft-considered the blue-collar area of Whistler. However, the area is much more than excavation companies and a cement plant. Function Junction is home to a wide variety of antique shops, second hand stores, design studios and art galleries. The area is known for its eclectic mix of people and is a great place to explore the "real" Whistler.