Aura Restaurant at Nita Lake Lodge


2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, BC, Canada
Tel: 604 966 5700 / 1 888 755 6482 (Mobile)


fresh. casual. local.

Inspired and influenced by our people, our place and our produce, AURA creates a casual and comfortable dining experience in a unique lakeside setting. Whether it’s freshly-caught salmon from the west coast of BC or black trumped mushrooms foraged from the forest around us, we create unforgettable dishes using lovingly-harvested seasonal ingredients and then we share it with friends. Fresh and local, Chef Dean celebrates all things BC.

We are passionately committed to offering the freshest ingredients by presenting a seasonal menu that is locally focused and globally artistic, cultivating a healthy relationship between our plates and our planet. Served lakeside and with a smile, join us at AURA for breakfast, dinner or your next special event.



The People Who Make it Happen:

Executive Chef Dean Hossack (Above right)

Executive Chef Dean brings a focus on fresh, local food to the menus at Nita Lake Lodge whilst still paying tribute to his culinary roots in the Okanagan. Chef Hossack has developed excellent relationships with local growers and producers around Whistler and Pemberton. Farm-to-table is one of his culinary passions. Chef Hossack began his culinary career at S.A.I.T in Calgary where he graduated with honours before accepting an apprentice position at Lake Okanagan Resort under Canadian Cilinary Olympic Grand Gold Medalist, Chef Dave Ryan. His extensive experience in Okanagan kitchens continued as he spent five and half years as the Executive Chef at the Okanagan Golf Club and almost four years at the Kelowna Yacht Club. Chef Hossack is also known on the international stage, having travelled and competed on a number of occasions as a member of the Culinary Team British Columbia in Luxembourg, Switzerland and Germany.


Hours of Operation:

Summer Hours of Operation

breakfast ~ daily ~ 7.00 am to 11.30 am

aura summer brunch ~ Saturdays & Sundays ~ 10.00 am to 2.00pm

dinner ~ daily ~ 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm

please note that in the spring and fall months our hours may change.



Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, Honorable Mention

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Afar magazine

Westjet Magazine

Ski Canada

Cutlture Trip