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Prices

Visiting whistler this July from the UK. What is the price of liquor i.e beer. Also cost of every day items bread ,fruit & veg etc

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Here's Nester's flyer that will show you their grocery prices:

www.nestersmarket.com/whistler/index.cfm…

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Likewise, here's links to IGA Marketplace and Whistler Grocery Store

marketplaceiga.com/our-stores/whistler-iga.a…

https://whistlergrocery.com/

If you're driving up in a rental car you could always stock up enroute at Vancouver or Squamish

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If your looking for a good selection of organic groceries stop in Squamish, on your way up, at the store called Kitchen Quickies.

You can look at their prices on their web store. They deliver to Whistler too. kitchenquickies.com

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B.C. has some of the most heavily taxed liquor in the World. 12 bottles Heineken will run you close to $30.00. Imported pints are always a good bet, running in the $2.20 to $3.50 range per pint. If you go out to drink expect to pay $8.00 to $10.00 per pint. Wine can range form $11.99 plonk to $500 per bottle. I have to say you can get some nice selections in the$25-$30.00 per bottle.

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I was in Whistler recently and the price of food in the supermarket, as well as liquor was the most expensive we have ever seen, and we are coming from NYC which should tell you something.

As refrence: a lb of turkey in the supermarket it was 15-16$, about 3-3.50 for 100 grams, loaf of bread 3-5$. Beer and liquor were litterally double of what I would usually pay (24 packs were around 50$). We were told that liquor store cashiers are all part of a union making 28.50 an hour, which results in the sky high taxes on the products - mind blowing. As one native canadian explainted to us "there is socialism and then there is British Columbia." I am not sure we will ever be back to whistler. Ironically all the bars and restuarants were fairly priced for a resort area.

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Sounds like you've never been to Oz or Finland-people from those countries find Whistler prices to be easily supportable.

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You wouldn't go back to Whistler because of the grocery prices? Lodging is the kicker for me, and it's so easy to find a reasonably priced condo in Whistler compared to many other ski resorts, that I can handle expensive groceries.

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Give me a break, the prices are outrageous. I feel for anyone who lives in a developed country and thinks 5$ for a loaf of bread is a "supportable" price.

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Again you haven't travelled much-are you not aware that Australian minimum wage is more than twice that of your country?

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10. Re: Prices

Christy1 I agree it sounds pretty silly, but over a week it definetly adds up. Ski trips in generall are pricy to begin with when you count in, airfare, loding, lift tickets, ect... and then having to pay double for your food and drinks is for sure something to consider, at the same time there is a bit of pricinple of having to pay double the standard prices for the same product. To each his own and this is just my opinion, I know many others we spoke to at our condo shared similar sentiments. Whistler is for sure a great mountain, but it is far from bieng the only great one.