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My better half and I are heading back to Whistler soon. We sent two months there last winter and, naturally, are dead excited about this winter.

Thing is, we're a bit confused about where we're going to live. We stayed in Creekside last year and it suited us perfectly.
The main village is too expensive and the "other" places, while serviced by the bus are just too isolated. At least Creekside still has Dusty's, a gym, liqour store, shops etc. We loved it.

We're leaning toward staying there again (cheaper than the main village, still lots of facilities and not too far from the main village and nice feel to the place) but... What's it like the rest of the year? It was perfect in winter with it's own Gondola, but once the Spring comes and the gondola closes what it like? Is it too quiet in the summer when all the biking and hiking lifts and trails are on the other side of the mountain?





Tl;dr - Creekside rocks in Winter but what's it like year round?
 

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Creekside is definitely much quieter in the summer. I could be wrong, but I think Dusty's just closed for the season a couple nights ago. It's been pretty dead every time I went this summer, but Roland's always has some people in there. A few of the businesses there close down for the entire season.

I just moved from Tamarisk (1.5km south of Creekside village) into a place much closer to the village. For me, there's no comparison. I would definitely prefer a 10 minute walk to the main village than being in Creekside village, especially if you're here year-round. There's also some smaller 1 bedrooms right near the Blackcomb base that we considered; Aspens, Marquise, Chamois, etc.

If you're into biking though, there's a ton of awesome trails near Creekside.
 

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See you have me torn with that! :lol: 'Cos I'd prefer Creekside over the main village as a place to live. Certainly in Winter. Whereas as for you you'd prefer to be near the village. I'm just worrying because even though I know that, I don't know Creekside in Summer.
 

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If you like Creekside since it's quieter, then you'll definitely get that in the summer.

I wouldn't want to be right in the village, it seems significantly busier/louder in the summer than the winter. I'm across from Nester's (grocery/liquor store/coffee/sushi) and directly on the valley trail. I'd highly suggest checking out the area.

I'm also looking forward to having the choice of heading up either mountain directly in the morning.

I spent more time than I expected on the lakes this summer, Creekside probably has an edge over being further north in that department.
 

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If you like Creekside since it's quieter, then you'll definitely get that in the summer.

I wouldn't want to be right in the village, it seems significantly busier/louder in the summer than the winter.
Well, I like it a bit quieter! Same as you, I don't want to be right in the village.

I'm across from Nester's (grocery/liquor store/coffee/sushi) and directly on the valley trail. I'd highly suggest checking out the area.

I'm also looking forward to having the choice of heading up either mountain directly in the morning.
Hadn't thought about there. What's the area called?

I spent more time than I expected on the lakes this summer, Creekside probably has an edge over being further north in that department.
Yeah it's a big plus. To be honest there's loads of positives for Creekside, I'm just worried it will be boring in Summer...


Thanks for your input by the way.
 

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We're in a townhome on Blackcomb Way/Nancy Greene, but it's WHA restricted and the only one we've seen pop up this year. There's a few condo buildings around Nester's across the street. I just did a quick Craigslist search and nothing popped up.

It might be worth checking out the WHA stuff if you're going to be working while you're here.
 

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Whistler Creek is actually a great location for the summer as you are within walking distances to the Lakes and all the facilities such as supermarket, liquor store, coffee shops and Dustys are still open (except the ski lifts of course). Riding your bike to the village is a quick 15-20 minutes and the bus system to Creekside is great even in the Summer. I live in Whistler Creek have no plans to move any time soon :)
 

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Thanks - decided a good while ago Creekside was better for us. Staying in the Village at the moment but have a place lined up in Creekside two minutes from, well, everything. Bring on the Winter!
 
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