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 guests 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:

2019 Awards

No. 1 Best Family Ski Resort in Canada: Whistler Blackcomb
Ski & Snowboard with Kids World's Best Family Ski Resorts Awards 2019
No. 1 The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler and Fairmont Château Whistler
Travel + Leisure Top 10 Resort Hotels in Canada Award
No. 1 Best Wine Festival/Event: Cornucopia
The Georgia Straight's 2019 Golden Plates Awards
No.1 Whistler Blackcomb Cloudraker Suspension Bridge
American Galvanizers Association: Most Distinguished Award
No. 1 Whistler Blackcomb
Test Winner 2019: 5-Star Ski Resort
No. 1 2019 Best Luxury Ski Resort: Whistler Blackcomb
Luxury Travel Magazine Australia
No. 1, 2 & 3 Best Whistler Category: Gold - Alta Bistro; Silver - Grill Room; Bronze - Araxi
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
5 and 4 stars Four Seasons Resort Whistler - 5-star; The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Whistler – 4-star; Fairmont Chateau Whistler – recommended
Forbes Travel Guide: 2019 Star Award Winners
No. 22 Top 25 Hotels - Canada: Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel (22)
TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers' Choice Awards

2018 Awards

No. 1 Canada’s Best Ski Hotel: Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
World Ski Awards 2018
No. 1 Canada's Best Ski Boutique Hotel: Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
World Ski Awards 2018
No. 1 2018 Best Ski Resort: Whistler/Blackcomb
Luxury Travel Magazine Australia: The Gold List 2018
Listed 12 Best Hotels And Resorts Of The Year 2018: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Forbes Magazine (roundup by Larry Olmsted)
Listed 10 Best Restaurant Meals of 2018: Bearfoot Bistro
Forbes Magazine (roundup by Larry Olmsted)
No. 10, 7 The Top 10 Canada Resort Hotels: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler (10), Fairmont Chateau Whistler (7)
Travel+Leisure: 2018 World’s Best Awards
No. 1 Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club named 2019 North America Golf Resort of the Year
International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO)
No. 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 12 Top Resorts in Canada: Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside (2), The Westin Resort & Spa (3), Nita Lake Lodge (5), Fairmont Chateau Whistler (6), Pan Pacific Village Centre (8), Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler (12)
Condé Nast Traveler: Readers’ Choice Awards
No. 2 Best Ski Resort: Whistler named Runner Up
Condé Nast Traveller: Readers' Travel Awards 2018
No. 1 Whistler named Best International Ski Destination
Global Traveler: Leisure Lifestyle Awards 2018
1, 2, 3 Best Whistler Category: Gold - The Grill Room; Silver - Araxi; Bronze - Alta Bistro
Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards
No. 8 Top 10 Destinations: Canada (8)
TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 22 Top 25 Hotels - Canada: Nita Lake Lodge (22)
TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 5 Top 10 Value for Money Hotels – Canada: Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside (5)
TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 19 & 24 Top 25 Hotels for Families – Canada: Legends (19), Sundial Boutique Hotel (24)
TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 3 Top 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants – Canada: RimRock Café (3)
TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards
Medal Recipient Governor General’s Medals in Architecture awarded to The Audain Art Museum
Winner The Audain Art Museum named a Canadian winner
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards For International Excellence
No. 1 Ski & Snowboard Rental Enterprise of the Year: Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery
Lux Magazine: Tourism Awards 2018
No. 1 Best Wine Festival/Event: Cornucopia
The Georgia Straight 2018 Golden Plates Reader Awards
No. 3 Best Beer Festival/Event: Whistler Village Beer Festival (3)
The Georgia Straight 2018 Golden Plates Reader Awards
No. 1, 2, 3 Best Whistler Restaurant: Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar (1), RimRock Cafe (2), Bearfoot Bistro + Elements Urban Tapas Parlour (3)
The Georgia Straight 2018 Golden Plates Reader Awards

2017 Awards

No. 1 Canada’s Best Ski Hotel: Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
World Ski Awards 2017
No. 1 Canada's Best Ski Boutique Hotel: Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
World Ski Awards 2017
No. 1 2017 Best Overseas Ski Resort: Whistler/Blackcomb
The Gold List 2017, Luxury Travel Magazine Australia
No. 1 Whistler Blackcomb named Best International Ski Resort
2017 Out & About with Kids Best of Family Travel Awards
No. 1 & 2 Whistler placed first for Best Winter Destination & Best Weekend Getaway, and second for Best Romantic Hideaway
Georgia Straight's Best of Vancouver Awards
No. 1 Whistler voted Best Ski Resort in the World
Condé Nast Treveller: Readers' Choice Awards 2017
No. 2, 3, 6, 8, 9 Top Resorts in Canada: Nita Lake Lodge Whistler (2), Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler (3), Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre (6), Fairmont Chateau Whistler (8), Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside (9)
Condé Nast Treveller: Readers' Choice Awards 2017
No. 5 Best Ski Hotels: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
USA Today 10 Best, Readers' Choice awards 2017
No. 1 Best all-rounder
The Telegraph UK: The 10 best Canadian ski resorts
No. 5, 6, 7 The 10 Best Resort Hotels in Canada: Nita Lake Lodge Whistler (5), Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler (6), Fairmont Chateau Whistler (7)
Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards
No. 1 Best Fine Dining: Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar
Best Casual Dining: 21 Steps Kitchen & Bar
Best Après-Ski: Longhorn Saloon & Grill

2017 Where to Dine Awards: Whistler
No. 1 Best Food/Beverage Event Experience: Cornucopia
World Food Travel Association's 2017 FoodTrekking Awards
No. 2 Best Wine Festival/Event: Cornucopia (2)
The Georgia Straight 2017 Golden Plates Reader Awards
No. 2 Best Beer Festival/Event: Whistler Village Beer Festival (2)
The Georgia Straight 2017 Golden Plates Reader Awards
No. 1, 2, 3 Best Whistler Restaurant: Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar (1), Bearfoot Bistro (2), RimRock Cafe (3)
The Georgia Straight 2017 Golden Plates Reader Awards
No. 2 Top 10 Destinations on the Rise
TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards
5 Stars Four Seasons Resorts and Residences Whistler
Forbes Travel Guide 2017 Star Award Winners
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
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