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Your Guide to Coffee in Victoria: Our 13 Favourite Cafes

Imagine this, you’re wandering around downtown Victoria and you’re thinking “I wonder what’s the best spot for a coffee downtown?“, we’ve all been there! Luckily for you Victoria has some amazing coffee shops! Coffee shops and cafes aren’t just for grabbing a drip coffee to-go. They are first date spots, office spots, study spots, meeting…

Your Guide to Happy Hour in Whistler: Our 21 Favourites

Picture this, you have just spent a fantastic day in Whistler exploring the mountains, and you make your way back into the village. You are thirsty. You are hungry. You need a Whistler happy hour. Happy hour is a non-skiers Apres with menu items offered at super reduced prices. The usual happy hour is right…

Why You Need to Stay in Whistler Creekside

Believe it or not, Creekside Whistler was once just a six-person gondola, two T-bars, a single chairlift, a handful of ski runs, and a day lodge.  This little neighbourhood was as essential as they come, but as word got out that this ski mountain had some of the best terrain in the country, it soon…

Whistler Craft Beer: Where to Quench Your Thirst 2024 Updates

The craft beer craze has exploded in British Columbia over the last decade, and while some might overlook the ski town, the true cerevisa-phile knows about the thriving Whistler craft beer scene.  From gourmet restaurants to local hangouts, the whole resort has embraced craft beer, which isn’t surprising as there are two breweries in town. …

Where to Eat in Whistler: Breakfast Edition

You’re in luck. We’re here to deliver the most critical information you’ll need to start each day of your vacation off right: the ultimate guide to the best Whistler breakfast hotspots.  Trust us: We’ve eaten breakfast all across our home town and know what we’re talking about. We’ve got tons of Whistler tips. So, whether…

The 11 Best Takeout Options in Whistler

After a long day of riding, we understand if the last thing you want to do is get changed and sit down in a restaurant to eat. Instead, rather than making a reservation, relax and enjoy one of Whistler’s many takeout options.  From Indian cuisine to sushi and burritos, we’ve got it all. Here are some…

The Best Late Night Food in Whistler: A Local’s Top Picks

Our city may have world-class skiing, biking, and partying, but what Whistler lacks is late-night food.  s There’s nothing like driving from Vancouver to Whistler Village at 9 pm, starving, and not knowing where to grab dinner. It’s also a whole other thing to après all day and end up struggling to find a snack…

Whistler’s Best Patios According to Forged Axe Throwing

Whistler is known for world-class skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. So what do these three adrenaline-inducing sports have in common? Besides the fact that they take place on a mountain, they include some incredible après on Whistler’s patio restaurants.  If you’re wondering what exactly an après is, it’s the post-sport celebration which typically includes drinks,…

Best Restaurants in Whistler | 2021 Edition

What’s one surprising but true fact about Whistler? The best restaurants in Whistler compete with North America’s finest. So to be a foodie in Whistler is an excellent place to be.  No matter where you are staying or what your budget is, you’ll never get bored of all the places to eat in Whistler. The…

What’s Open in Whistler? 2021 Review

With recreational travel now permitted throughout beautiful British Columbia, there’s no better time to visit the ski bum central that is Whistler. But things have changed since the end of 2020, which leads us to ask — What’s open in Whistler? Are Whistler restaurants open? What about tourist attractions? Now that tourism has returned to…

Insider’s Guide to Creekside, Whistler Updated 2021

When you think of Whistler, we know what your brain might immediately gravitate towards. It’s the epic mountains! The picture-perfect Village! While we do admit the Whistler Village is a glorious experience, there’s another spot you need to explore: Whistler Creekside. Creekside started off as the original resort base, but these days is growing in…

The Forged Guide to the Best Throwing Axes

Axes date back to medieval times with warriors, hunting, battling and survival. The age-old tool, however, is still around and widely used today in camping, hunting, building, cutting, chopping etc. A more recent (and more fun) development in the axe world has come from simply throwing them! Where Did Axe Throwing Start? Well, there’s a…

Whistler Beer Festival 2019 (A Sneak Peak)

There’s never a bad time for beer aficionados to visit Whistler. But there is one weekend of the year when the village transforms into a true beer-drinkers’ heaven. For a few days, the Whistler Beer Festival takes over the village. With craft breweries from far and wide, the Whistler Beer Festival gives locals and visitors…

Whistler’s Favourite Mountain Biking Apres Bars

The Apres, a time to sit back, relax and tell the tales of the shredded berms and sick whips of the day. Wait just a minute, you may say, that’s not what you talk about at the Apres-Ski! Well, move over winter and snow, the tradition of the Apres has migrated to the world of…

A Foodie Extravaganza (24 hrs) Vancouver to Whistler

We know how to adventure in Whistler, but all those adventures make us pretty damn hungry. Which is probably why Whistler has become a foodie paradise over the last few decades. Whistler now boasts everything from fresh, vegan snacks, to five-course fine dining and a whole world in between. Whistler’s restaurants are world-class. They benefit…

Where to Eat with Kids? Family Friendly Restaurants in Whistler

Whistler is a great place to bring the kids: there’s endless outdoor adventure, a pedestrian-friendly village and tons of rainy day activities. But after any big day of family adventure, it can be a struggle to find somewhere to eat that keeps everyone happy. Luckily, there are more than enough family friendly restaurants in Whistler…

Our Firewood

    Our Firewood  Local, 100 % Canadian Firewood? The wooden panels you hit with your axes when you axe-throw with us? Well they don’t last too long after you lot are done with hurtling axes with them. We use them to for firewood for our very own fireplace inside. However when we have tons…

Where to Eat, Drink & Be Merry at Whistler Cornucopia 2018

Cornucopia in Whistler is an annual food and drink festival based in our beautiful mountain town. It lasts 11 days, and this year’s Cornucopia Whistler runs from November 8-18th. With over 90 food and drink events taking place over this festive period, figuring out what’s a hit and what’s a miss from the Cornucopia schedule…

The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in Whistler: An Itinerary

If we understand anything at Forged Axe Throwing, we understand what it takes to make the perfect date. The number of people who have come through our doors, thrown some axes, and fallen in love – it’s incredible really. There is just something about the smell of wood, sharp objects and the sense of competition…

The Ultimate Guide to Whistler Village

Walking through the main square of Whistler Village in the winter makes you feel as though you’ve landed in Europe. Whistler Village is picture perfect with quaint street lights and cobblestone streets winding around shops and hotels. In a snow flurry, it feels a little bit out of a fairy tale. The love that went…

Exploring Whistler: Function Junction

While Function Junction has historically been dismissed to the industrial and rather mechanical spaces of Whistler, it is now an up and coming artistically driven neighbourhood. Like many other cities where entrepreneurs strive to find space within an expensive rental market, Function Junction has helped to fill this void for many of the creative people…