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:

2017 Awards

Canada's Best Ski Hotel Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
World Ski Awards 2016
Canada's Best Ski Boutique Hotel Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
World Ski Awards 2016
No. 3 The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada: Whistler Blackcomb, Canada (3)
Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, Condé Nast Traveler USA
No. 1 Top Resorts in Canada:
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre (1)
Nita Lake Lodge (3)
Westin Resort & Spa (4)
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside (8)
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (10)

Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, Condé Nast Traveler USA
No. 2 The 15 Best Ski Resort in the World: Whistler, Canada (2)
Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, Condé Nast Traveller UK
No. 1 Best Ski Resort in North America: Whistler, BC
SKI Magazine

2016 Awards

No. 1 Highest Recommendation for the Top Three North American Resorts: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (1)
Ski Club of Great Britain
No. 2 Best Fine Dining Restaurants - Canada:
Rim Rock Cafe & Oyster Bar

Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Canada
Luxury Resort & Spa of the Year for British Columbia Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Luxury Travel Guide 2016
10 Most Popular Summer Rental Spots in Canada Whistler (5)
TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals
Top 10 Resort Hotels in Canada Four Seasons Resort & Residences (4)
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (7)
Nita Lake Lodge (9)
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2016
Best Places to Visit in Canada Whistler (7)
US News Best Vacations 2016 - Best Places to Visit in Canada
Best New Restaurant - Whistler Bar Oso
Where Magazine's 2016 'Where to Dine' Awards
Best Fine Dining - Whistler Araxi Restaurant & Oyster bar (Gold)
Where Magazine's 2016 'Where to Dine' Awards
Best Whistler Restaurants Araxi (Gold)
Bearfoot Bistro (Silver)
Alta (Bronze)
Honourable Mentions: Aura, The Mexican Corner

Vancouver Magazine's 26th Annual Restaurant Awards - Best Whistler Restaurant
Top 10 Whistler (7)
2016 Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice Awards - Top 10 Destinations in Canada
Best Wine Festival/Event Cornucopia (2)
Golden Plates 19th Annual Reader's Choice Awards
Best Whistler Restaurant Rim Rock Cafe (1)
Red Door Bistro (2)
Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar (3)
Golden Plates 19th Annual Reader's Choice Awards
Five Diamonds Four Seasons Resort Whistler
CAA/AAA Five Diamond Award
Best Resort Restaurant The Wildflower Restaurant at Fairmont Chateau Whisler
Golden Plates 19th Annual Reader's Choice Awards
Sport Event of the Year Tough Mudder Whistler
Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance PRESTIGE Awards
Top 100 Araxi (58)
Canada's 100 Best Restaurants
5 Stars Four Seasons Resorts and Residences Whistler
Forbes Travel Guide 2016 Star Award Winners
4 Stars The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Forbes Travel Guide 2016 Star Award Winners
Top 10 Best Ski Resort: Whistler Blackcomb (6)
Best Après-Ski Bar: Garibaldi Lift Co. (6)
Best Ski Town: Whistler, BC (8)
USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice 2016
Top 9 Top Family-Friendly Ski Resorts in Canada: Whistler (3)
Yahoo! Travel Australia
Top 10 Top 10 Destinations - Canada: Whistler (7)
Trip Advisor 2016 Travellers' Choice Awards
Top 10 Top 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants - Canada: Rim Rock Café (7)
Trip Advisor 2016 Travellers' Choice Awards
Top 25 Top 25 Hotels - Canada: Nita Lake Lodge (16), First Tracks Lodge (24)
Trip Advisor 2016 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 1 Best Ski Resort in North America: Whistler, BC
SKI Magazine

2015 Awards

Top 100 100 Best Restaurants in Canada: Araxi
OpenTable
Top Top Resorts in Canada, World's Best Family Resorts in Canada (Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler, Fairmont Chateau Whistler)
Travel + Leisure's 2015 World's Best Awards
Top 10 10 Best Ski Resort Restaurants in Canada (Araxi and The Brewhouse)
Foodnetwork.ca
Top 10 The World’s Top 10 Ski-In/Ski-Out Resorts (Four Seasons Resort Whistler)
Robb Report
No. 1 Best Resorts in Canada (Nita Lake Lodge)
Readers’ Choice Awards 2015, Condé Nast Traveler
No. 4 The Best Spas in the World (The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge)
Readers’ Choice Awards 2015, Condé Nast Traveler
No. 22 Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World (Nita Lake Lodge)
Readers’ Choice Awards 2015, Condé Nast Traveler
No. 1 Best Weekend Getaway
Best Winter Destination
Best Place to Buy a Vacation Home
Best Out-of-Town Getaway (Scandinave Spa)
Best Resort Hotel (Fairmont Chateau Whistler)
Best Adventure Tour Company (Ziptrek)
Best Adventure/Running Race (Tough Mudder)

Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 2 Best Romantic Getaway
Best Resort Hotel (Four Seasons Resort Whistler)
Best Pastry Bakery (Purebread)

Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 3 Best Summer Destination
Best Resort Hotel (Westin Resort & Spa Whistler)
Best Local Wine Fest/Event (Cornucopia)

Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 1 Best Ski Resort in the World: Whistler
Ultra Travel
No. 1 Best Overseas Ski Resort: Whistler
Luxury Travel Magazine
Top 10 Top 10 Destinations - Canada: Whistler
TripAdvisor Canada
Top 3 Best Resort Restaurant: Araxi Restaurant + Bar(2) and The Wildflower Restaurant(3)
Best Whistler Restaurant: Araxi Restaurant + Bar(1), Bearfoot Bistro(2) and RimRock Cafe(3)

Georgia Straight 2015 Golden Plates Awards
Top 20 Top Winter Destination: Whistler
Gogobot
No. 1 Eco Award: Whistler Blackcomb
World Snow Awards
No. 1 Canada’s Best Ski Hotel: Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
World Ski Awards
No. 1 Canada’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel: Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
World Ski Awards
Top 15 Best Resorts in Canada:
Four Seasons Resort Whistler (4)
Pan Pacific Mountainside (10)
Fairmont Chateau Whistler (12)

Readers’ Choice Awards 2014, Condé Nast Traveler
No. 1 Best Weekend Getaway
Best Winter Destination
Best Place to Buy a Vacation Home
Best out-of-town Spa Getaway
Ziptrek Ecotours - Best BC Adventure Tour Company

Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 2 Best Romantic Hideaway
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 3 Best BC Wine Festival/Event: Cornucopia
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
Top 3 Best Resort/Hotel in Whistler: Fairmont Chateau Whistler(1), Four Seasons Resort Whistler(2) and Westin Resort & Spa Whistler(3)
Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 1 Best Ski Resort in North America: Whistler, BC SKI Magazine

2014 Awards

Top 3 Whistler’s Best Fall Festivals: Cornucopia Whistler, Whistler Readers and Writers Festival and Whistler Film Festival Viator Vancouver
Top 20 Top BC Events and Festivals: Whistler Pride + Ski Festival, World Ski & Snowboard Festival, Cornucopia and Whistler Film Festival TopEventsCanada.com
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
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