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Whistler is home to some great restaurants, which range from casual to fine dining. No matter what time of year you are in this mountain village, there are plenty of food experiences to be had. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ picks for the five best Whistler food experiences:
1. Whistler Farmer’s Market. Sundays and Wednesdays mean fresh food and local produce all summer long. Strolling through the farmer’s market in Whistler Village is a feast for your eyes and taste buds — there’s also live entertainment on most days.
2. Cornucopia. Each fall, this wine and food festival celebrates Whistler’s top restaurants. You can attend everything from wine seminars to chef luncheons. There are also cooking demonstrations and plenty of parties.
3. On-mountain dining. There’s nothing better than a hearty meal when you’re on the slopes. Whistler and Blackcomb are brimming with restaurants and they aren’t just cafeteria-style, either. Take Crystal Hut for example — this log cabin serves up Belgian waffles all-day long. When you’re done with lunch, grab your skis and continue to explore the mountain.
4. Garibaldi Lift Co. At the base of Whistler Mountain is the alpine resort’s best après-ski scene. In the summer, you can watch bikers flip tricks on the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Order up a burger and a beer, and sit back and enjoy the live music.
5. Canadian National BBQ Championships. When you think of Whistler, barbecue probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but this is one of the best food experiences in town. Each summer’s event comes with live entertainment, demos and piles of barbecue.