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:

2024 Awards

No. 5 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards - Top 10 Overall Experiences in Canada
Whistler Sightseeing Tour: Discover all of Whistler Year-Round
Winner Gran Fondo Guide - Best Gran Fondo in North America
RBC GranFondo Whistler

2023 Awards

No. 9 USA Today 10Best - Best Ski Towns in North America
Whistler
No. 3 USA Today 10Best - Best Apres-Ski Bar
The Longhorn Saloon
No. 5 USA Today 10Best - Best Place for Snowboarding
Whistler Blackcomb
No. 2 Air Canada enRoute - Canada's Best New Restaurants 2023
Wild Blue
No. 21 SKI Magazine 2024 Resort Guide - Top 30 Ski Resorts in the West
Whistler Blackcomb
Winner World Culinary Awards - Best New Restaurant in North America 2023
Wild Blue
No. 1, 5, 6 2023 Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards, Best Resorts in Canada
(1) Nita Lake Lodge, (5) Fairmont Chateau Whistler, (6) Four Seasons Resort Whistler
No. 47 2023 Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards, Best Resorts in the World
Nita Lake Lodge
No. 1 2023 Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards, Top Ski 5 Ski Resorts in North America
Whistler Blackcomb
No. 1 2023 Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards, Top Ski 5 Ski Resorts in Canada
Whistler Blackcomb
Winner World Travel Awards - Canada's Leading Resort 2023
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Winner World Travel Awards - British Columbia's Leading Resort 2023
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Winner Leisure Lifestyle Award Winner: Best International Ski Destination 2023
Whistler
No. 2, 3 2023 Travel + Leisure Readers' 5 Favorite Resorts in Canada of 2023
(2) Four Seasons Resort Whistler, (3) Fairmont Chateau Whistler
No. 54, 66 2023 Canada's 100 Best Restaurants
(54) Bearfoot Bistro, (66) Wild Blue
No. 4 2023 Canada's Best New Restaurants
Wild Blue
Listed The 500 Best Hotels in the World, According to Travel + Leisure Readers
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
No. 1 Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice Best of the Best 2023 - Best Places to Ski - World
Whistler

2022 Awards

Winner World Culinary Awards - North America's Best Hotel Restaurant 2022
SIDECUT Steakhouse
No. 1 Singletracks Best Mountain Bike Destinations Around the World, 2022 - North America
Whistler
No. 4 Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice Best of the Best 2022 - Top Destinations for Skiers - World
Whistler
No. 13 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice - Top Nature & Outdoor Activities - World
Callaghan Cruiser Snowmobile Tour
No. 1 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice - Best Destinations - Canada
Whistler
No. 10 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice - Best Fine-Dining Restaurants - Canada
Rimrock Café
No. 10 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice - Top 25 Hotels - Canada
Sundial Hotel
Winner World Ski Awards - Canada's Best Ski Hotel 2022
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Winner World Ski Awards - Canada's Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2022
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
No. 5 SKI Magazine 2023 Resort Guide - Top 30 Ski Resorts in the West
Whistler Blackcomb
No. 1, 2, 4, 7 2022 Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards, 10 Best Resorts in Canada
(1) Nita Lake Lodge, (2) Four Seasons Resort Whistler, (4) Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, (7) Fairmont Chateau Whistler
No. 48 2022 Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards, 50 Best Resorts in the World
Nita Lake Lodge
No. 1 2022 Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards, Top Ski Resorts in North America
Whistler Blackcomb
Winner World Travel Awards - North America's Leading Resort 2022
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
No. 4 2022 Travel Awaits Best of Travel Awards - Favorite North American Ski Resorts
Whistler Blackcomb
No. 2, 7 2022 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards, Top 10 Resort Hotels in Canada
(2) Fairmont Chateau Whistler, (7) Four Seasons Resort Whistler
No. 73, 89 2022 Canada's 100 Best Restaurants
(73) Bearfoot Bistro, (89) Araxi
No. 35 2022 Canada's 50 Best Bars
The Raven Room
No. 1 Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards - Best International Ski Destination
Whistler
Listed MovieMaker - 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee
Whistler Film Festival
Winner BC Indigenous Operator of the Year Award
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
No. 1 Club Med's Top Resort Worldwide (with a perfect score of 100)
Whistler Blackcomb

2021 Awards

Winner 2021 Canadian Tourism Awards - Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) Award
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
No. 4 SKI Magazine's 2022 Resort Guide - Top 30 Ski Resorts in the West
Whistler Blackcomb
No. 15 2021 Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards, Top Ski Resorts in the U.S & Canada
Whistler Blackcomb
No. 1, 4, 5, 8 2021 Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards, Top 10 Resort Hotels in Canada
(1) Fairmont Chateau Whistler, (4) Nita Lake Lodge, (5) Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside, (8) Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
No. 3 2021 Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards, Top 5 Ski Resorts in Canada
Whistler Blackcomb
No. 4, 8 2021 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards, Top 10 Resort Hotels in Canada
(4) Four Seasons Resort & Residences Whistler, (8) Fairmont Chateau Whistler
No. 1 2021 Travellers' Choice "Best of the Best" Restaurants, Canada, Trip Advisor
Rimrock Cafe
No. 10, 13, 19 2021 Travellers' Choice "Top 25 Hotels", Canada, Trip Advisor
(10) Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel, (13) Sundial Hotel, (19) Nita Lake Lodge
No. 4, 26, 56 Canada’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021, Yelp
(4) Rimrock Cafe, (26) Peaked Pies, (56) The Red Door Bistro
No. 11 20 of the Top Friendliest Towns and Cities in Canada, Expedia Travellers
Whistler, British Columbia

2020 Awards

No. 1 Best Family Ski Resort in Canada: Whistler Blackcomb
Ski & Snowboard with Kids 2020 World's Best Family Ski Resorts Awards
No. 1 Best Family Ski Resort in Canada: Whistler Blackcomb
Ski & Snowboard with Kids, Reader's Choice 2020 World's Best Family Ski Resorts Awards
No. 1 Best for Advanced Families: Whistler Blackcomb
Ski & Snowboard with Kids 2020 World's Best Family Ski Resorts Awards
No. 1 Best for All-Round Family Activities: Whistler Blackcomb
Ski & Snowboard with Kids 2020 World's Best Family Ski Resorts Awards
No. 1 Best Freestyle Resort: Whistler Blackcomb
Ski & Snowboard with Kids 2020 World's Best Family Ski Resorts Awards
No. 1 Best Village: Whistler
Ski & Snowboard with Kids 2020 World's Best Family Ski Resorts Awards
No. 1 Best Snow Hotel in Canada: Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Ski & Snowboard with Kids 2020 World's Best Family Ski Resorts Awards
No. 1 Best Ski Resort in the World: Whistler Blackcomb
Telegraph ULTRAs 2020
No. 11 Best Ski Resorts in the USA & Canada: Whistler Blackcomb
Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers' Choice Awards
No. 1 Top 10 Resorts in Canada: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers' Choice Awards
No. 2 Top 10 Resorts in Canada: Four Seasons Resort & Residences Whistler
Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers' Choice Awards
No. 4 Top 10 Resorts in Canada: Nita Lake Lodge
Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers' Choice Awards
No. 5 Top 10 Resorts in Canada: The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers' Choice Awards
No. 2 Best Fine Dining Restaurants - Canada: Rimrock Cafe
TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 5 Best Fine Dining Restaurants - Canada: Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar
TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards
4 Stars Four Season Resort and Residences Whistler - 4-Star; The Spa at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler - 4-Star; Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Recommended
Forbes Travel Guide: 2020 Star Award Winners
No. 4 The Top 10 Resort Hotels in Canada: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
No. 7 The Top 10 Resort Hotels in Canada: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
No. 9 Popular Destinations - Canada: Whistler, British Columbia
TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 10 Top 10 Experiences - Canada: Zipline Adventure in Whistler
TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 13 Top 25 Luxury Hotels - Canada: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 19 Top 25 Hotels for Families - Canada: Legends Whistler
TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Awards

2019 Awards

No. 1 Best Spa Getaway - Scandinave Spa
2019 Georgia Straight Readers' Choice Awards
No. 1 Top 10 Experiences - Canada: Zipline Adventure in Whistler
TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 1 Canadian Tourism Award Winner: Harbour Air Seaplanes
Air Canada Business of the Year Award
No. 1 Best Ski Hotel in Canada: Pan Pacific Whistler
World Ski Awards 2019
No. 1 Best International Ski Resort for Families: Whistler Blackcomb
Out & About with Kids: Readers' Choice Awards 2019
No. 1 Best Rest of World Resort: Whistler Blackcomb
UK Ski Club Industry Awards 2019
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
No. 3 Top 10 Resorts in Canada: The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2019
No. 4 Top 10 Resorts in Canada: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2019
No. 5 Top 10 Resorts in Canada: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2019
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. 6 Reader's Top-Ranked Ski Resorts in the West 2020: Whistler Blackcomb
SKI Magazine's Top Ski Resorts in the West Awards
No. 6 Best Après-Ski Bar: HandleBar
10 Best Readers' Choice Award 2019
No. 7 Top 10 Resorts in Canada: Nita Lake Lodge
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2019
No. 8 The Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. and Canada: Whistler Blackcomb
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2019
No. 9 Top 10 Destinations - Canada: Whistler
Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2019
No. 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants - Canada: Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Whistler
TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2019
No. 10 Top 10 Experiences - Canada: Whistler Wilderness Snowmobile Run
TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2019
No. 14 Best Ski Resorts in The World 2019: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada
Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Travel Awards 2019
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