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What's New In Whistler

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Fall in Whistler

Fall in Whistler combines action and adventure with a chilled-out vibe, midweek deals on dining and a vibrant arts and culture scene that flourishes in the fall, with engaging exhibitions, lively music, events and festivals. Great rates on accommodation let you connect with nature and culture in a village awash in colour with snow-dusted peaks and fall foliage.

Self Guided Tours

New Indigenous Self-Guided Tour Available

"Art & Storytelling of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Líl̓wat7úl" is now available on the Go Whistler Self-Guided Tours App. The new, free tour leads visitors to nine locations that are culturally significant to Squamish Nation and Lil'wat Nation, sharing stories connected to the locations, voiced by Cultural Ambassadors from both Nations. The tour was created as a collaboration between the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and Tourism Whistler, and went live on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples' Day. The Go Whistler Tours app is free to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.


New Wedge Mountain Lodge & Spa Opening November 2023

New luxurious, fully serviced private retreat Wedge Mountain Lodge & Spa is opening this fall in Whistler. The 12,000-square-foot lodge was thoughtfully crafted to fully accommodate a diverse range of groups from corporate retreats and weddings to intergenerational family getaways and intimate gatherings. Wedge Mountain Lodge boasts 10 meticulously appointed bedrooms to accommodate 20 guests and up to 50 for a reception, also offers a private spa facility with a sauna, steam room, gym, massage rooms, hot tubs, refreshing pools and more. The Lodge also offers a conference room, a state-of-the-art movie theatre, an impeccably curated wine cellar, poker and billiards room, a bar, and a dedicated children’s area.

Arts and Culture

Audain - New Exhibit

Karen Bubaš: Garden of Shadows | September 23, 2023 - January 29, 2024

The Audain Art Museum’s new photography exhibition, Garden of Shadows centres around the juxtaposition of the summer and winter seasons. The images in the exhibition will be a mixture of old and new works from Karen Bubaš, showcasing monochromatic photographs taken in cold, winter conditions, contrasted with the bright hues of summer. There will be an unnerving quality present in the works, with smoky skies and industrial elements prompting the viewer to question their relationship with the ever-changing environment.

SLCC - New Exhibit

100 Years of Unity | July 22 - October 8, 2023

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) invites guests to experience its latest exhibition, 100 Years of Unity, honouring the date that sixteen villages came together as the Squamish Amalgamation on July 23, 1923. The exhibit celebrates the defining time when the Squamish Nation was amalgamated, bringing together sixteen families throughout the territory and strengthening the people through unity. Displaying weaving, carving and historical belongings, the exhibit gives the viewer an overview of the history of the Squamish Nation.

Audain - New Exhibit

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

The Audain Art Museum opened its current special 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 the Unceded 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.


Alpha Cafe

Alpha Cafe Now Open

The team behind the renowned Alta Bistro restaurant have recently opened offshoot Alpha Cafe next door. The cafe is open daily from 7 AM to 3 PM, serving espresso coffee, freshly baked treats as well as lunch options and salads. Alpha Cafe shares a kitchen space with its parent restaurant, along with its penchant for inventive, seasonal cuisine made from local ingredients.

Bar Oso

Bar Oso Reopened

Whistler’s Spanish-inspired tapas bar, Bar Oso, recently celebrated its much-anticipated reopening after being closed for 1.5 years for an extensive renovation and expansion. The space now offers twice the size with an updated look featuring a stunning U-shaped onyx bar. The restaurant will continue to offer Spanish-inspired small plates, tapas and charcuterie alongside signature hand-crafted cocktails and an expanded wine list focused on Spanish and top-tier BC wines. Centrally located in Whistler Village, they are currently open from 4 PM daily, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Mekong Thai Restaurant Now Open

New restaurant, Mekong, is now open, offering 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 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.

Event Highlights

Whistler Writer's Festival

Whistler Writers Festival | October 12 - 16, 2023

The Whistler Writers Festival is an annual event celebrating the literary arts. It’s a chance to connect with the very best local, Canadian and international authors by attending workshops, readings, speaker panels, musical events and more. Jumpstart the fall season while connecting with fellow book lovers and writers at Whistler's celebration of creativity, books and ideas.

Cornucopia Whistler

Cornucopia Whistler | November 9 - 19, 2023

Let your taste buds run wild at Cornucopia, Whistler’s annual fall festival of food and drink. Made for the epicurious, uninhibited food and drink lover, Cornucopia offers many opportunities to experiment with your palate, expand your knowledge, and celebrate Whistler’s world-class food and drink scene. Join us in the mountains for tastings, culinary demonstrations, drink seminars, winemaker dinners, parties and more.