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Awards & Accolades

The people who live in Whistler and the businesses that operate here work hard to provide a variety of memorable tourism experiences to people from nearby and from around the world. Often we are recognized for our efforts. Here are some recent awards bestowed on Whistler and some of its tourism operators:

Awards for 2014

Top 100 Top Hotels Overall: Four Seasons Resort Whistler(81) Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards
Top 10 Top Resorts in Canada: Four Seasons Resort Whistler(2), Fairmont Chateau Whistler(6) and Pan Pacific Mountainside (8) Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards
Top 10 Top 10 Canadian Hotels: Fairmont Chateau Whistler(6), Westin Resort & Spa(8) and Four Seasons Resort Whistler(10) Celebrated Living Magazine Platinum List
No. 1 Best Ski Resort: Whistler The 2014 UltraTravel 100 Awards
Top 100 Top 100 Resorts: United States & Canada: Four Seasons Resort Whistler The Robb Report
Platinum Circle Best Hotels and Resorts of The Americas: Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Four Seasons Resort Whistler  Condé Nast Traveller - those who make the Gold List five years consecutively earn Platinum Circle designation
Gold List Top Hotels and Resorts of The Americas: Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Four Seasons Resort Whistler Condé Nast Traveller
Top 5 Best Whistler Restaurant: Araxi Restaurant + Bar (Gold), The Bearfoot Bistro (Silver), Sidecut @ Four Seasons Resort Whistler (Bronze). Honourable Mentions: Alta Bistro and The Mexican Corner Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
Gold Best Overseas Ski Resort: Whistler Blackcomb Luxury Travel (AUS)
Top 25 Best Hotels in Canada: Nita Lake Lodge (13), First Tracks Lodge (24) TripAdvisor
Top 10 Best Canadian Destinations: Whistler TripAdvisor
No. 3 Best B.C. Beer Brewed Outside Vancouver: Whistler Brewing Company's Bear Paw Honey Lager Georgia Straight 17th Annual Golden Plates Awards
Top 3 Best Whistler Restaurants: Araxi Restaurant + Bar (1), The Bearfoot Bistro (2), Rim Rock Café (3) Georgia Straight 17th Annual Golden Plates Awards
GOLD Wine List Award: Araxi Restaurant + Bar & Alta Bistro Vancouver International Wine Festival
SILVER Wine List Award: Rimrock Cafe Vancouver International Wine Festival
Top 22 2014 Best Hotels in Canada: Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Four Seasons Resort Whistler US News, Travel

Awards for 2013

Top 10 World's Greatest Ski Resorts: Whistler Blackcomb Skiresorts-Test.com
Platinum Circle Best Hotels and Resorts of The Americas: Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Four Seasons Resort Whistler  Condé Nast Traveller - those who make the Gold List five years consecutively earn Platinum Circle designation
Gold List Top Hotels and Resorts of The Americas: Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Four Seasons Resort Whistler Condé Nast Traveller
Signature Experience Canadian Signature Experiences: Canadian Wilderness Adventures' Mountain Top Fondue by Snowmobile Canadian Tourism Commission
Signature Experience Canadian Signature Experiences: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s (SLCC) Ambassador Guided Tour Canadian Tourism Commission
Top 10 Top 10 Snowboarding Destinations in the World: Whistler Blackcomb FlipKey by TripAdvisor
No. 1 Google Canada’s eTown Award: Whistler Google Canada
No. 1 Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel: Adara Hotel Whistler World Ski Awards
No. 1 Canada's Top Ski Hotel: Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside World Ski Awards
No. 1 Northwest Region Best Overall: Whistler Blackcomb
Northwest Region Best Terrain: Whistler Blackcomb
Best Overall Nightlife: Whistler Blackcomb

OnTheSnow, Visitors' Choice Award
Top 10 The Top 10 Mountain Bike Destinations in North America SingleTracks - Bike the Net
Top 18 Top Treks - Trekaroo’s Top Picks for Where Your Family Should Be Heading in 2014 Trekaroo
Top 10 Top Family Hotels in Canada - Four Seasons Resort Whistler (1), Fairmont Chateau Whistler (2), Westin Resort & Spa (10) Travel + Leisure
Top 15 Top Resorts in Canada - Four Seasons Resort Whistler (2), Fairmont Chateau Whistler (5), Pan Pacific Mountainside (11), Pan Pacific Village Centre (12), Westin Resort & Spa (13) Readers Choice Awards, Conde Nast Traveler
No. 1 Best Weekend Getaway
Best Winter Destination
Best Place to Buy a Vacation Home
Ziptrek Ecotours - Best BC Adventure Tour Company

Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 2 Best Romantic Hideaway
Best Summer Destination
Scandinave Spa - Best Out of Town Spa Getaway
Whistler Golf Club - Best BC Golf Resort

Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 3 Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Best Out of Town Spa Getaway
Cornucopia - Best BC Wine Festival

Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
Top 3 Fairmont Chateau Whistler (1)
Four Seasons Resort Whistler (2)
The Westin Resort & Spa(3)
Best Resort/Hotel in Whistler

Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
Top 10 Best Hotels in Canada 2013: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler Travel, US News
Top 59 Canada's Top Public Courses: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course, Big Sky Golf Course and Nicklaus North Golf Course SCORE Golf Magazine
Top 10 Canada's Best Hotels: Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Westin Whistler Resort & Spa and Four Seasons Resort Whistler Travel + Leisure
Top 100 World's Best Hotels: Four Seasons Resort Whistler Travel + Leisure
No. 1 Best International Family Ski Resort: Whistler Blackcomb Out & About with Kids Readers Choice Awards (Australia)
Top 5 Best Whistler Restaurant: araxi restaurant + bar (Gold), The Bearfoot Bistro (Silver), Sidecut Steak @ Four Seasons Resort Whistler (Bronze), Aura @ Nita Lake Lodge & Alta Bistro (Honourable Mentions) Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
Gold List Best Hotels and Resorts in Canada: Four Seasons Resort Whistler & Fairmont Chateau Whistler  Condé Nast Traveller
Platinum Circle Best Hotels and Resorts of The Americas: Four Seasons Resort Whistler  Condé Nast Traveller - those who make the Gold List five years consecutively earn Platinum Circle designation
No. 1 Canada's 10 Best Ski Destinations: Whistler Blackcomb  Canadian Living Magazine
No. 1 2013 Sommelier of the Year: Samantha Rahn, araxi restaurant + bar  Vancouver International Wine Festival Awards
Top 40 Top 40 Foodies Under 40: Edward Dangerfield, Eric Griffith & Chef Nick Cassettari, Alta Bistro  Western Living Magazine
Top 2 Best Resort Restaurants: araxi restaurant + bar (1), The Wildflower Restaurant (2)  Georgia Straight 16th Annual Golden Plates Awards
Top 3 Best Whistler Restaurants: araxi restaurant + bar(1), The Bearfoot Bistro (2), Rim Rock Café (3)  Georgia Straight 16th Annual Golden Plates Awards
Top 100 Top 100 Bucket List Trips of a Lifetime: Peak 2 Peak Gondola  Business Insider
Top 10 Canada's 10 Coolest Ski Hills and Resorts: Whistler Blackcomb  Reader's Digest
Top 10 Most Romantic Places in Canada: Whistler  Reader's Digest
Top 5 Top 5 Spring Skiing Events in the Mountains: World Ski&Snowboard Festival  Ski.com
No. 1 Best Overseas Ski Resort: Whistler Blackcomb Luxury Travel Magazine (Australia)
No. 1 B.C. Cultural Centre and Attractions of the Year: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) BC Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Awards
Top 25 Top 25 Hotels in Canada: First Tracks Lodge, Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, Nita Lake Lodge, Four Seasons Resort Whistler  Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Awards
Top 25 Top 25 Hotels in Canada for Family: Legends at Creekside Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Awards
Top 50 Top 50 Canadian Spas: Scandinave Spa Examiner.com
Top 500 World's Best Hotels: Fairmont Chateau Whistler & Four Seasons Resort Whistler Travel + Leisure Awards