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Monday, September 25, 2017

Whistler showcases its creative side at the launch of BC Culture Days


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Whistler, B.C. – Whistler’s Audain Art Museum hosts the provincial launch for the 8th annual BC Culture Days with a public opening ceremony on September 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. BC Culture Days carries on from September 29 – October 1 with a variety of interactive events, performances and activities taking place at the six institutions that make up Whistler’s Cultural Connector.

Culture Days is a Canada-wide volunteer movement to encourage Canadians to engage in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The itinerary for BC Culture Days weekend in Whistler boasts a weekend full of family-friendly events. Experience live music, live painting, an art competition at the Summit Lodge, among other weekend highlights:

  • See Canada’s largest collection of works by Emily Carr at the Audain Art Museum. Free on the evening of the BC Culture Days provincial wide launch on September 28 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Drop in and decorate a lantern at the Maury Young Arts Centre from 3 – 7 p.m. on September 29.
  • Watch artist Jessa Gilbert paint the expansive Creekside underpass mural from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on September 30.
  • Hit the dancefloor at the family dance at the Audain Art Museum on September 30 from 6 – 10 p.m.
  • Learn from the indigenous people of the Squamish & Lil’wat Nations as they share first-hand experiences on a tour at Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre all weekend long, by donation.

Find a complete list of the BC Culture Days Celebrations in Whistler here.


Arts celebrations in Whistler will carry on until December through Fall for Arts- a showcase of engaging events, workshops, exhibitions and performances.

Canada 150 celebrations also continue until the end of 2017 with Whistler’s Canada 150 scavenger hunt. Use the scavenger hunt as your free guide to historical spots and iconic landmarks around Whistler, with a special Canadian prize waiting at the Whistler Visitor Centre once 15 or more items have been crossed off the list. 

Autumn in Whistler undoubtedly means arts and culture, but there’s also outdoor adventure, fine food and more. Uncover the top 10 things to do this autumn and then find rooms beginning at $99 a night on whistler.com.

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Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.944.7853 and whistler.com - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

About the FE&A program                                                                                                                                                                                  Celebration is an essential aspect of Whistler culture. This was highlighted during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games when the community presented the most outstanding display of sport, entertainment and culture the resort had ever seen. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and resort partners continue to build on that momentum through the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program to develop and attract a wide range of high-quality, year-round programming, including an exciting line-up of festivals, events and entertainment for all ages and audiences.

The FE&A program is funded by the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI), which invests in programs and projects to build tourism throughout BC. The FE&A program is overseen by the FE&A Oversight Committee comprised of staff from the RMOW and Tourism Whistler, a community member at large and a Whistler council representative. Learn more about the FE&A program

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