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Whistler Nightlife: Ski All Day, Party All Night

Skiing and snowboarding might be Whistler’s first love, but the nightlife definitely comes in a close second. Like many resort towns, Whistler has got quite the reputation for being the place to party and probably for a good reason – whatever the mood is, Whistler has it. Casual drinks after a long day? Full on dance party? 80’s night? Don’t worry; there’s something for you.

Whistler Night Life Village

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova

Nightlife in Whistler Village

Along with Whistler Blackcomb being one of North America’s largest ski resorts, the big claim to fame of Whistler’s nightlife would have to be it’s European-inspired, pedestrian-only village. Located right at the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler Village is basically tailored for adults to have fun with a variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, and more all within walking distances from each other.

Whistler’s fun-loving and casual vibe lends itself perfectly to the nightlife, go straight from the mountain to the bar, ski pants and all, who cares. If you’ve spent any time in Whistler before, you may have noticed the official party uniform of Whistler typically involves toques, flannels, and oversized hoodies instead of the usual club scene attire. Make sure you don’t look out of place by checking out our previous post on How to Dress like a Whistler Local.

Whistler Nightlife Party

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Spring, summer, fall, or winter – every night of the week in Whistler can be party time if you know where to go. Each venue, for the most part, has their own themed night during the week, so the party is also shifting around the Village. It’s almost like a week-long pub crawl surrounded by friendly faces. 

Looking for the whole Whistler experience in one night? Check out the Whistler Bar Hop. This guided tour takes you to four great Whistler venues as well as express entry, five drinks of your choice, food, games, and lots good times!

Movie Nights in Whistler

It’s not all bumping music and drinking at night in Whistler, one of the many family-friendly activities that you can do while you’re in Whistler is see a movie. Take a break from the commotion and visit the Village 8 Cinemas for a night out at the silver screen. Also, being a big ski town, there’s usually lots of ski movies that get released throughout the year, but you’ll have to keep an eye out for those!