The quest to find where the “locals” hang in the Village is a fool’s errand.

You want to head five minutes south to Function Junction. Here’s why:

Pure Bread

1-1040 Millar Creek Rd., 604-938-3013. Purebread.ca Buckwheat-and-sour-cherry scones, and cheese-and-chili cornbread. Might just be the best bakery in the province.

Prior Snowboards and Ski Factory

104-1410 Alpha Lake Rd., 604-935-1923. Priorsnow.com Dialing up a made-to-order board has been a local rite of passage for over 20 years.

Art Junction Gallery

1068 Millar Creek Rd., 604-938-9000. Artjunction.ca Residents feel the need to express themselves (be it in beeswax or branded wood). If you’re good at it you end up here.

Patina Home Interiors

1072 Millar Creek Rd., 604-938-2988.Patinahomeinteriors.com Not just faux antlers and other “mountain-inspired” ephemera, but real trends and design help.

Whistler Brewing Company

1045 Millar Creek Rd., 604-962-8889. Whistlerbeer.com A given. For the winter months try the limited-edition Chestnut Ale and Winter Dunkel.