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What's New In Whistler

Whistler Winter

Spring in Whistler

Turn your skis towards spring in Whistler. Early spring delivers both powder days and sunshine, while later in the season, you won't get enough of limitless adventures and fun-filled days on and off the snow. Known as Whistler's multi-sport season, from outdoor adventure to deep relaxation, there are endless ways to play!
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Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts Announces New Chairlifts to Enhance Whistler Blackcomb Guest Experience for the 2022-23 Season

Big Red Express: The replacement of the existing high-speed 4-person lift with a high-speed 6-person chair will increase uphill capacity by nearly 30% and enhance and modernize the guest experience mid-mountain out of the Creekside area.
Creekside Gondola: A new high-speed 8-person gondola, replacing the existing 6-person gondola, will significantly improve wait times and increase out-of-base uphill capacity by 35% in the Creekside area, especially on high-volume days. Read more here.

New Self-Guided Tours App

New Self-Guided Tours App Showcases Whistler’s Off-The-Beaten Path Experiences

Go Whistler Tours is a free app visitors can download to access fun and informative self-guided tours. The app has been designed to help visitors to discover a new side of Whistler so that they can form a deeper, more meaningful connection with the resort. This new app enables visitors to enhance their resort experience through DIY exploration of various routes and points of interest.

  • Fitzsimmons Creek Accessible Nature trail – a short exploration of biodiversity on Whistler’s first accessible nature trail
  • Whistler’s Cultural Connector – follow a pathway that leads you between six cultural institutions and uncover the stories that enrich Whistler’s culture
  • Natural Wonders – explore the biodiversity and geology of Whistler on this 11-kilometre tour that is best enjoyed by bike or E-bike
  • History & Heritage: Whistler from 1914 – 1965 – learn about the early non-indigenous settlers and visitors who arrived in Whistler after 1914

New tours will be added regularly so keep checking back to discover more immersive experiences and off-the-beaten-path locations.


Arts and Culture

SLCC - New Exhibit

Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC | February 15 - May 23, 2022

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is proud to host travelling exhibition, Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC. The interactive exhibition from the Royal BC Museum in partnership with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, showcases the resilience and diversity of Indigenous languages in the face of change. Our Living Languages celebrates the vitality of diverse languages of First Nations throughout BC and empowers communities with distinctive markers of identity and culture. Through interactive stations, video and audio, Our Living Languages provides visitors with a deep appreciation, and opportunity to learn more about the history of disrupted languages in BC, the complexity of these languages, and the people–and entire communities–that are working tirelessly to document and revitalize them slcc.ca/exhibits/our-living-languages

Audain - New Exhibit

Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob - New Exhibit at the Audain Art Museum | April 2 - August 14, 2022

Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob at the Audain Art Museum from April 2 to August 14, 2022, is the first-ever retrospective exhibition of this noted BC artist’s work drawn from public and private collections across Canada. Bob’s production from the 1970s to the present is rooted in the visual as well as oral traditions of his Tahltan and Tlingit ancestors. This master carver’s oeuvre includes masks, helmets, spoons, rattles, panels and wall sculptures alongside a variety of other media such as bronze casting, gold smithing, print making and robe design. www.audainartmuseum.com


Culinary

Picnic Whistler

Picnic Whistler Opening Whistler Village Location

Picnic Whistler is opening a brick-and-mortar shop in the village this May. Locally owned, Picnic Whistler currently offers an array of pre-made and customizable charcuterie boards, takeaway boxes and packages for everything from intimate two-person picnics to table setups for large-scale events. The village store will be set up like a deli, where customers will be able to buy pre-made boards or purchase all the fixings individually and create their own. To learn more, visit More information, click here.

Chef Sajish Kumar

SIDECUT Steakhouse Announces Sajish Kumar Das as New Executive Chef

Chef Sajish Kumar Das fostered his passion for cooking from an early age–in the family kitchen, learning the recipes and culinary traditions of his Portuguese Indian (Goan) roots. Transforming passion into profession, Das holds a diploma from the Institute of Hotel Management in Goa, India. He has spent time at five-star properties in India, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Canada with acclaimed luxury brands including Taj, Grand Hyatt, Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons. Das brings over 20 years of dining expertise–dedicated to delivering memorable and flawless service to each guest. here.
Photo Credit: Lelia Kwok

Barn Nork

Barn Nork to Open in Whistler Late April 2022

Beloved Mount Currie Thai restaurant Barn Nork is moving to Riverside Resort in Whistler. Jatuporn Nuttamarn and Chanidaporn Sriwanta opened Barn Nook doors five years ago and it has grown into one of the Sea to Sky’s most cherished restaurants, earning a fiercely loyal following. Plans are to open their new Whistler location in April 2022. Their new space has undergone a full renovation, with about two thirds slated for back-of-house, allowing the team to put more focus on take-out that has grown tremendously in the pandemic. www.barnnork.com

Exciting Toptable Group Whistler Projects

Exciting Toptable Group Whistler Projects

Bar Oso Expanding - With the incredible success seen at Toptable’s Spanish-inspired tapas cocktail bar Bar Oso, the team is taking this venue a step further and proudly growing its dining room as well as launching a new take-away menu.

New Cafe – Open early morning until night, this new cafe will offer guests everything they need throughout their day from fresh baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, fresh pasta from Il Caminetto, Elisa steaks to take home and a premium coffee experience to dine in or take-away. toptable.ca


Event Highlight

Whistler Children's Festival

Whistler Children's Festival, May 20-22 & May 27-29

Whistler Children’s Festival returns for its 39th year with a new format and surprises around every corner. Enjoy not one but TWO weekends filled to the brim with adventures. The festival will take place the final two weekends in May, at the Maury Young Arts Centre, along the Cultural Connector trail and along the Whistler Village Stroll. Highlights include arts & crafts, dance parties, yoga, face painting, circus acts, magic shows and children’s performers. Festival tickets will be on sale April 14. There are also many FREE activities to enjoy every day of the Fest – from art scavenger hunts to entertainment on the Village Stroll and balloon twisting outside of the Arts Centre. Get your walking (or dancing) shoes on and prepare for a jam-packed family adventure along Whistler’s own Cultural Connector! For full schedule of performances and workshops from Wills Jams, Kellie Haines, Native Thunder and more, click here.

Crankworx

Crankworx Returns August 5-14, 2022

Born in Whistler, B.C. in 2004, Crankworx has evolved into a multi-stop international festival series, bringing together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines, as well as hosting races for amateurs, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events, and celebrations of mountain bike culture, all while showcasing amazing destinations. And while the festival has gone international, each year the global mountain bike community comes home to Crankworx Whistler for the ultimate celebration of all things mountain bike. The original. The biggest. The heart of it all. The defining celebration of mountain biking. Read more here.

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