The chocolates at Rogers' were excellent. A little on the pricey side but not bad. The rum cream and the ginger were excellent. There is quite a selection so you need to allocate enough time to choose wisely.
I've tried to figure out how to whistler on a budget for a while now and every year it gets a bit cheaper. Buy your gear used or in the sales. Before you get here check out the Vancouver craiglist. After around 10 days or boarding/skiing you'd have paid off most of the gear you bought if it was new, probably half that if it was used. There are lots of asian students with too much money that usually ofload barely used equipment for cheap at the end of the season. Next thing is to get yourself an edge card as it allows you to top it up. This will mean you just buy life passes at the lowest rates for exactly the number of days you'll be boarding. In March you won't need really expensive snow gear as it pretty warm.
This shop is pretty much the only grocery store in the area and caters to the tastes of visiting travellers (HAS VEGEMITE!!!!) but it is seriously expensive. If at all possible, try to buy your groceries somewhere before you get to Whistler, it will be much cheaper.
COWS is a great shop with ice cream and as many parodies of movies and books etc that you could think of on t-shirts or sweaters!
"Cowey Potter and the Goblet of Milk"
These are available in heaps of sizes ans styles. You can also get bookmarks and mousepads etc.
What to buy: Buy an ice cream - COWS has som eof the best ice cream I've tasted. It's creamy and has a variety of great flavours. Mmmmm... gooey mooey.
Even though shopping in whistler is generally more expensive because your paying resort prices. This is about the best in the area. Well stocked and open most days from 8am->10pm.
A good deli section with menu's and local foods available from soup, pizza, meat sandwiches, selection of cheese's and ready to eat foods from the counter aswell as the usual supermarket arrangement.
What to buy: Grocies and food
What to pay: Below average
I always wanted to know more about the RCMP since watching reruns of due south on ITV in UK.
Well, this store is stocked to the bring with official merchandise from the RCMP. And has viseos running during busy times to entice people to stay in the shop and spend more money.
I was particulary interested in the full size model wearing a uniform and the local biscuits.
What to buy: everything from jackets and genuine leather products to stuffed animals and books telling the storied history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
What to pay: Above Average