There’s no question that Whistler Blackcomb is the place to be right now. With 21 feet of snowfall and counting, it’s on nearly every family’s to-go list this month.
But skiing with kids brings a whole new meaning to apres ski. Gone are those late afternoons at the Longhorn. Now when the lifts close, we need to feed the troops quickly and we need to fill them with something hearty and nutritious.
That’s why we love Creekbread.
Steps from Creekside Gondola and open from 3:30 pm during ski season, it’s the perfect spot for the whole family (with a great beer list to boot). The wooden tables and chairs are ski boot-proof and kids are encouraged to create art which Creekbread proudly displays as menu covers.
Everyone will love the organic, locally sourced, thin crust pizza (gluten-free crust available) baked to crispy perfection in Creekbread’s enormous wood-burning clay oven. Family favourites include the Four Cheese and the Nitrate-Free Pepperoni & Mushroom pizzas, but foodies will love the Pemberton Potato Pie (just trust us on this one). And don’t miss the amazing salad, featuring organic Arame seaweed and house-made BC raspberry vinaigrette. It’s the perfect finish to a great day on the hill.
Good to Know: This 125-seat restaurant can get very busy, so while they don’t accept reservations (except for large parties), if you call 20 minutes ahead of your arrival, they will put your name on the waiting list. And if the kids are too pooped after a day on the hill, you can always call your order in for pick-up.
If you’re not going to be in Whistler, you can try one of these 12 Best Family Restaurants in Vancouver.
Tested by Nancy C., Vancouver