- 04 world-class restaurants
- 15000-bottle wine cellar
- 03 hours of culinary delights
Experience a guided tour of Whistler’s finest restaurants, sampling just enough exquisite food and regional wine at each stop to crave a little more at the next. This is the Finer Things Dinner Tour—a culinary adventure showcasing the best cuisine Whistler has to offer. From Asian fusion, to traditional Italian, to local sustainable seafood, to fine chocolates and more—all paired with British Columbia wines—it will leave you delirious with gastronomical pleasures. Whistler Tasting Tours guides you on this veritable slalom course through four of the ski resort town’s upscale eateries, fully exploring the unique flavours and flair of each. It is haute cuisine with a high-altitude twist.
Why you should visit
- Learn the skill of Champagne sabering at Bearfoot Bistro, explore the restaurant’s 15,000-bottle wine cellar and begin your evening with an amuse-bouche paired with Sumac Ridge wine.
- Venture into Hy’s Steakhouse and tempt your tastebuds with teriyaki tenderloin or ahi tuna while you participate in a blind-tasting wine seminar—hint: they’re all from Nk’Mip Cellars, North America’s first Aboriginal-owned winery.
- Quattro at Whistler moves you into the Mediterranean with fine Italian food fused with West Coast ingredients, like wild Pacific salmon; pair this main course with a Mission Hill Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Stroll to Roger’s Chocolates for an icewine truffle—nibble this sweet treat as you learn of the chocolatier’s 125-plus years of regional history.
- Finish your night at the cosmopolitan Mix or Firerock Lounge—pairing a glass of icewine from Iniskillin Winery with a light dessert; learn how Canada’s climate has allowed us to become the world’s number-one icewine producer.
- Chat with sommeliers, restaurateurs, fellow foodies, culinary tour guides and friendly locals as you explore varied offerings at each of the above restaurants.
- Expect below-freezing temperatures with snowfall in winter (December to March), mild to cool temperatures in spring (March to June) and fall (September to November) and warm daytime temperatures and mild nights during summer (July to September).
- Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
When to go
- Enjoy warm weather and long days during July and August.
- Experience Whistler’s "winter wonderland" from December to March.
- May through June and September through November typically see the fewest crowds.
- Ski season typically runs from November to May.
Need to know
- Tours are approximately three hours in duration.
- All restaurants are within walking distance of one another; comfortable shoes are recommended.
- Restaurant tours are accessible for all; food allergies and vegetarian requests can be accommodated.
- Tours can be conducted in English, French and Spanish.
- There is no official dress code—“smart casual” is suggested.
- Whistler is a two-hour drive north from Vancouver on the stunning sea-to-sky highway.
- Whistler can be easily accessed via shuttle bus year-round, with direct shuttles from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
- Whistler is also easily accessed via train during summer.
- Or take a floatplane from downtown Vancouver to Whistler (summer only).