Gay Whistler: Resort town that knows how to party

Disclaimer: Unless you're in town for Winter Pride, you won't find any gay bars in Whistler. While the town is very gay-friendly and all the bars and clubs are welcoming, the scene will likely lean heavily towards the straight side of the spectrum. Winter Pride is another story entirely. Usually held the first week of March, the whole town is taken over as gays from near and far ascend up the mountain for a week of fun on and off the slopes. Most of the action is centered around Whistler Village, the pedestrian-only city center where you'll find an assortment of high-end hotels, shops, bars and restaurants. The Village also serves as the base to gondolas up to Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, so if you stay at a hotel nearby you won't have to worry about how you're going to lug your ski equipment to the slopes.