Whistler’s Awards, Ratings and Recognition

Each year, snow industry, travel, internet publications and visitors rate and review the top resorts of the world. Whistler is consistently rated one of the world’s top year round destination resorts.

Ranking or Award Awarded By
No. 1 Best Wine Festival/Event: Cornucopia The Georgia Straight's 2019 Golden Plates Awards
No. 1 Most Distinguished Award: Whistler Blackcomb Cloudraker Suspension Bridge American Galvanizers Association
No. 1 5-Star Ski Resort: Whistler Blackcomb Skiresort.info Test Winner 2019
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 TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers' Choice Awards
Ranking or Award Awarded By
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
No. 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 TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 22 Top 25 Hotels – Canada:
Nita Lake Lodge
TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards
No. 5 Top 10 Value for Money Hotels – Canada:
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
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
TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards
Medal Recipient Governor General’s Medals in Architecture
awarded to The Audain Art Museum
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
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’s 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
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 (3)
Elements Urban Tapas Parlour (3)
The Georgia Straight 2018 Golden Plates Reader 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
Ranking or Award Awarded By
No. 1 Best International Family Ski Resort Out & About with Kids
No. 1 & 2 Best Winter Destination (1)
Best Weekend Getaway (1)
Best Romantic Hideaway (2)
Georgia Straight's Best of Vancouver Awards
No. 1 Whistler voted Favourite Ski Resort Condé Nast Treveller: Readers’ Travel 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/B everage Event Experience: Cornucopia World Food Travel Association’s 2017 FoodTrekking Awards
No. 2 Best Wine Festival/Event: Cornucopia The Georgia Straight 2017 Golden Plates Reader Awards
No. 2 Best Beer Festival/Event: Whistler Village Beer Festival 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 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 Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, Condé Nast Traveller UK
No. 1 Best Ski Resort in North America SKI Magazine
Ranking or Award Awarded By
No. 1 Best Ski Resort in the World Telegraph Ultra Awards
No. 1 Best Ski Resort in North America SKI Magazine
No. 1 Highest Recommendation for the Top Three North American Resorts: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada 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 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 Restaurant 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
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
Ranking or Award Awarded By
No. 1 Best Ski Destination Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards
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 Overall Resort 2015, 2016:
Whistler Blackcomb
Resort Guide Readers' Choice, SKI Magazine
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 Best Overall Resort for 2015
Resort Guide Readers' Choice, SKI Magazine
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
Resort Guide Readers' Choice, Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 3 Best BC Wine Festival/Event: Cornucopia Resort Guide Readers' Choice, Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight
No. 2 Best Romantic Hideaway Resort Guide Readers' Choice, Readers Choice Best of Vancouver Awards, Georgia Straight

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