One of the best things about Whistler is that the foodie scene is always thriving. With trendy restaurants ranging from classic comfort food spots to fancy fine dining experiences, there’s no shortage of great places to eat. You can head to Pizzeria Antico to savour their authentic wood-fired slices while sipping craft beer, kick back at Alta Bistro with friends over a deli board and wine, or opt for a fancy three-course meal at Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Whistler Village’s favorite farm-to-table eatery.
In addition to all of the best eats, the city is home to a variety of stylish shops for all of the goodies and retail therapy you could want. Stop by Oracle Emporium to check out their collection of freedom-wear fashion, home decor, and meaningful jewelry, or head to The Beach for your fix of activewear, swimwear, and sustainable fashion trends for the whole family.
Not only is there a wide range of shops and restaurants to experience, but there’s also always something new and exciting right around the corner! So, in preparation for your upcoming trip, be sure to check out these new must-try restaurants and shops that are coming soon to Whistler this year!
Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar
Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar is set to open this spring 2022 in Whistler Village and it’s going to be iconic. Stop by to try the Pacific Northwest cuisine, fresh seafood, and locally sourced ingredients all served in your choice of the private dining room, raw bar, or lounge and cocktail bar. It’s expected to be the ultimate fine dining experience thanks to the three big-name BC culinary experts behind it — Neil Henderson, Jack Evrensel, and Iron Chef Alex Chen. In fact, Vancouver Magazine dubbed it “the most important Whistler opening in a decade!”
Calling all charcuterie lovers! Picnic Whistler is setting up shop in the Village and word is that their doors will be open by May. Their charcuterie arrangement shop is already creating buzz among Whistler fans. If you’re in town, why not pick up a beautifully arranged charcuterie box for a mountain-side picnic or take a box or board to go and enjoy it with your group back at your hotel or chalet over wine? If you’re visiting Whistler for an event or wedding, their charcuterie table is the perfect snacking size for lots of guests.
Barn Nork Riverside
If you’ll be in Whistler this spring, don’t miss the chance to stop by Barn Nark for some delicious Thai eats. With a wide selection of mouthwatering curries, fried rice, and Pad Thai, it’s no wonder the restaurant has been wildly popular among Pemberton locals and tourists alike. Thankfully, the restaurant is relocating to Riverside in Whistler in March and they plan to bring their classic menu with more street food style dishes than ever. Serving up nothing but real ingredients and whole foods, Barn Nork’s menu is cooked without additives or fillers — just love! Plus, if you have a sweet tooth, you’re in luck, as they’re currently perfecting their new line of Thai ice cream and sorbets.
While Bar Oso has been a Whistler Village favorite since 2015, the tapas restaurant has been temporarily closed for renovations since last year. Although they haven’t finalized an opening date as of yet, the Toptable Group venue is set to reopen its doors sometime soon in 2022. They’re currently working on bringing you a new food and beverage concept, which will include even faster service, a larger dining room, and a brand new takeaway menu! You can expect nothing but the best with their sit-down food and their new grab-and-go items. Chef Jorge Muñoz Santos always hits it out of the park with his Spanish-inspired ensaladas, fresh seafood, meat cooked to perfection, and fresh artisan bread.
Come Experience All Whistler Has to Offer This 2022!
We hope you found some new and exciting inspiration to add to your itinerary for your upcoming Whistler trip. Some other note-worthy new arrivals that just opened up include Joe Fortes Seafood & Chophouse Whistler, Après Après, and Artigiano. Be sure to check them out if you get the chance!
One thing’s for sure — there’s no shortage of culture and fun things to do in Whistler, no matter the season. And with over two million visitors per year from all corners of the globe, why not be one of the first to try out these hot new restaurants and shops?
There’s no better time to come and experience for yourself all that this chalet-style town has to offer!