What's New & Noteworthy

What's New In Whistler

Whistler Winter

Spring in Whistler

Spring in Whistler is a time of endless possibilities. The days are long, so there is ample time to explore and more to see as the snow melts in the valley. Embrace the warmer temperatures while skiing or snowboarding high the alpine, exploring forest trails on foot or on a bike, or enjoying the views on a sunny patio. Whether you are looking for high adrenaline or peaceful moments in nature, spring is the perfect time to experience everything Whistler has to offer.


New RV Park & Campground Opening at Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Olympic Park RV & Campground is opening this summer in the heart of the Callaghan Valley, just south of Whistler. This new camping destination surrounded by forests and mountain views offers spacious full-service and unserviced sites to call home during a visit to the Sea to Sky, open from June through September. The campground is still under construction this spring, with a planned launch in June 2023.


Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures Offering New Destination Guided Hikes

This hiking season, Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures (MSAA), have added new destination hiking options to their guided hiking offerings. These include destinations Garibaldi Lake, Cheakamus Lake, Crater Rim and Ice Berg Lake. Other hiking options include the Whistler Alpine Hike in the gondola-accessed alpine terrain of Whistler Blackcomb. MSAA's hikes highlight beautiful scenery ranging from majestic forests, surreal turquoise lakes, scenic waterfalls, wildflower meadows or endless panoramic mountain views. All trips include interpretive information on fauna, flora, local geology, glaciology, mountain culture and natural history.

Self Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours App Showcases Whistler's Weird and Wonderful Trees

Tourism Whistler has a new tour available on the Go Whistler Self-Guided Tours App which invites you to discover some of Whistler’s oldest locals – the trees! Join local nature-lover, Ross Reid of Nerdy About Nature, on a two-kilometre stroll around Whistler Village, discovering the area in a new way as you activate your curiosity and appreciate Whistler’s incredible variety of trees. The tour uses a combination of engaging text, audio, video and images to share fascinating information and stories about the trees along the way.

Arts and Culture

Audain - New Exhibit

Manabu Ikeda: Flowers from the Wreckage | June 24 - October 9, 2023

The Audain Art Museum opens its newest exhibition on June 24, Flowers from the Wreckage featuring the works of Manabu Ikeda. Ikeda’s arts seeks to inspire awe while sending warnings about the reality of environmental disasters. Curated by Kiriko Watanabe, this is Ikeda’s first major solo exhibition in North America and showcases over 60 works. As a unique feature, Ikeda will set up his studio in the museum’s upper gallery to draw his new work amid the ongoing exhibition, providing visitors with the opportunity to witness his artistic process firsthand.

SLCC - New Exhibit

UNCEDED: A Photographic Journey into Belonging | December 21, 2022 - October 8, 2023

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre has extended their UNCEDED: S7ULH TEMÍXW / TI TMICWKÁLHA / OUR LAND photography exhibition through summer 2023. The exhibition is set in breathtaking places throughout the Sea to Sky and asks the audience to look at the world through a different lens. Marrying regalia, elders, youth, and chieftainship with the modern world around us, UNCEDED challenges audiences to reshape how we view our presence here, bringing a sense of belonging to the Indigenous people celebrated in the exhibition. Subtitled “A Photographic Journey into Belonging”, the exhibition explores the juxtaposition that development and colonisation have created with the ancient traditions and modern life of Indigenous peoples.



Mekong Thai Restaurant Opening Soon

New restaurant, Mekong, is set to open July 1 and offer fine Thai cuisine in Whistler's Creekside Village. The restaurant aims to inspire with its deep honouring of Thai culinary traditions, and its modern imagination. The menu has been designed by award-winning Chef Angus An, and will be led by Thai-born Chef Bonnie Khummuang, who has spent years cooking alongside and working for Chef An. Food and drink can be enjoyed in Mekong's 98-seat space plus patio.


Forecast Coffee Opens New Location in Whistler Village

Forecast Coffee has opened a new location in Whistler Village. The new cafe is beside Armchair Books at 4205 Village Square and will offer the same specialty coffees, savory food menu and sweet treats as Forecast's other locations. The spot is also licensed and will carry a selection of beers, canned drinks and cocktails. The company's journey started with their original location in Whistler's Function Junction and grew to include a line of roasted beans and popular locations in Vancouver.

Chubby Duck's

Chubby Duck's Takeout Spot Now Open

Chubby Duck's is now open daily from 11 AM to 12 AM in the Whistler Village. The menu offers a variety of kebabs, with chicken or beef options, marinated in-house and served either in a pita or atop fries with choices from a variety of sauces and fresh toppings. The menu also features traditional poutine and a vegetarian falafel wrap or snack pack.

Event Highlights


Nourish Spring Series by Cornucopia | June 2 – 25, 2023

Join your friends from Cornucopia for a true celebration of the spring season with fresh menus, fresh cocktails, and a fresh perspective at Nourish Spring Series by Cornucopia. Savour local cuisine with invigorating farm-to-table dinners, Sunday brunches and a cultural spring feast. Join in farm visits with tastings, free exercise classes, guided hikes and art picnics. It’s a spring culinary and wellness series that will nourish your body and mind.

Whistler Summer Concert Series

Whistler Summer Concert Series

Music in the mountains continues this summer with the Whistler Summer Concert Series bringing free, outdoor concerts to the Whistler Olympic Plaza on Thursday and Friday evenings throughout the summer, as well as Saturday July 1. Each evening’s programming begins at 6:30 PM with a live opening act before headlining performers take the stage at 7:30 PM, wrapping up shortly after 9 PM. Complimentary, secured bike valet is available on site.


Crankworx Whistler Mountain Bike Festival | July 21 – 30, 2023

A world-famous festival celebrating the heart and soul of gravity-fuelled mountain biking, Crankworx Whistler brings together the best riders and biggest bike fans in the world for 10 days of racing, slopestyle competitions, Kidsworx events and bike demos. Every day of the festival is packed with events, races and demonstrations, many of them free to watch.