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Whistler Winter

Winter in Whistler

Winter in Whistler is magnetic for all types of skiers and snowboarders, with abundant terrain that varies from steep powder to pristine groomers, and more time to explore it over one of the longest, most reliably deep seasons anywhere. While the incredible skiing is what makes Whistler famous, there is even more to discover, from award-winning restaurants, to engaging cultural exhibitions and shows, to an endless variety of outdoor activities for enjoying the breathtaking mountains and forests with skis or without.

Whistler Wintersphere

Wintersphere Whistler | December 17 - 31, 2022

The ultimate winter wonderland experience awaits you this holiday season. Wintersphere will once again celebrate this magical time of year with festive activities for the entire family. Join us in the heart of the mountains for visits with Santa, entertainers, a holiday café, kids crafts, Wintersphere's signature holiday maze and much more. This spectacular festive pop-up has become a true holiday favorite for many locals & visitors. We look forward to celebrating the coziest time of year with you in the heart of the Whistler Village.

Time: 9:30 AM – 5 PM daily, except 12 – 8 PM on December 31
Location: Whistler Conference Centre
Cost: Free

Self Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours App showcases Whistler's Festive Lights

Get more out of your Whistler vacation with Go Whistler Tours, a free app featuring fun and informative self-guided tours. The tours include three routes for viewing Whistler's festive lights, in the Village, Upper Village and Creekside.

Other tours include:

  • Whistler’s Cultural Connector – follow a pathway that leads you between six cultural institutions and uncover the stories that enrich Whistler’s culture
  • Sweet Treats – a tour of some of Whistler’s best places to pick up a treat. Happy sugar rush!
  • Craft Beer – get your suds on with a tour de beer around Whistler
  • Weird and Wonderful Trees – a short, two-kilometre wander around Whistler Village to visit some of our oldest residents


Arts and Culture


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Art of Winter Exhibition | November 26, 2022 - January 1, 2023

The 29th annual Art of Winter Ehibition runs from November 26 to January 1 and Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery is eager to showcase their diverse range of new artworks. Proudly representing Canada's finest talents since 1993, visit the gallery any time during opening hours of 11 AM - 5 PM daily to see their eclectic selection of new art arrivals.


Audain - New Exhibit

Out of Control: The Concrete Art of Skateboarding | September 17, 2022 - January 8, 2023

The Audain Art Museum's Out of Control exhibition reveals the intersection between contemporary art and skateboarding, bringing together 19 local, national, and international artists, who embody diversity in their practice. These artists explore aesthetic, social, environmental, political, and architectural aspects of skateboarding.

SLCC - New Exhibit

Ancient Medicine: From Feast to Famine to Freedom | June 21, 2022 - January 8, 2023

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre's Ancient Medicine Exhibition explores the complex health journey of Indigenous People. In the exhibition we learn about some medicinal plants, see them as they are used today and how people are managing chronic illnesses caused by the interruption of their natural diet. View artwork that explores the journey of artists in relation to these themes. Join as we reconnect with our traditional health and wellness. Featuring artwork from Squamish Nation and Lil'wat Nation Indigenous artists.


Culinary

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G.O.A restaurant popup | December 9, 2022 – January 8, 2023

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is featuring an exciting new restaurant popup: G.O.A by Executive Chef Sajish Kumar Das, from December 9, 2022 – January 8, 2023. With a menu inspired by his hometown of Goa, India, Chef Das takes you on a culinary journey of heritage, authenticity and family through a medley of flavours and spices.

Whistler Blackcomb

Joe Fortes Whistler now offering lunch service

From November 24, Joe Fortes Whistler is offering lunch service from 12 – 3 PM, Thursday – Sunday. Their lunch menu features iconic lunch & brunch signature items, such as chicken & waffles, seafood Caesar and lobster benedict in the heart of Whistler Village. Joe Fortes also offers après hour from 3 – 5 PM and dinner from 5 PM.


Rockit

Rockit Coffee Co. coming soon to Creekside

Rockit Coffee Co. is coming to Whistler Creekside this winter, featuring a robust coffee program along with a sweet and savoury food menu. The two-level space will initially offer indoor dining, with a patio coming in the spring of 2023. Rockit’s speciality coffee team is currently sourcing some of the best beans possible from farms around the world - focusing on ethically-made, fair trade, and organic varieties. Guests will also have the chance to try beans from local roasters, as well as limited-edition, international favourites. The menu is currently in the works, but guests can expect a selection of local sweets, pastries, and savoury items that are great for a quick respite from the outdoors or as grab-and-go items before and after hitting the slopes.

Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb dining experiences returning this winter

There is a lot to look forward to this winter, with the return of more robust on mountain dining options in Whistler Blackcomb’s quick-serve lodges such as waffles at Crystal Hut and Cinnamon Buns at Chic-Pea Hut. The return of Steeps rejoins Christine’s as the resort’s two premium alpine fine-dining restaurants, with unique Canadian contemporary cuisine inspired by Vancouver celebrity Chef David Hawksworth. The quick-serve lodges will feature a new variety of options, where the staple burgers and fries will be accompanied by choices like Japanese ramen, fresh grains and greens bowls, Indian curry and Thai and Mexican-inspired options.

BReD

BReD vegan bakery achieves B Corp status

BReD – located in Creekside, is the Sea to Sky’s only vegan bakery, and have now verified their sustainability by officially becoming a Certified B Corporation. BReD plants a tree for every coffee sold and donates 1% revenue to animal, social and environmental causes, such as WAG, Happy Herd and AWARE. The majority of ingredients are sourced locally and from organic suppliers including farms in Lillooet and Pemberton, or even foraged by the owners. Animal ingredients have been eliminated from the menu in place of cruelty-free, plant-based alternatives. There is no extra charge for plant-based milks as an act of animal advocacy. The company strives for zero food waste and has donated hundreds of loaves to the Whistler Food Bank and baked treats to the Medical Centre, helping get staff through long weekends of ski and bike injuries.


Event Highlights

Whistler Pride

Whistler Pride & Ski Festival | January 22 – 29, 2023

The Whistler Pride & Ski Festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this January 2023. It is the biggest festival of its kind in Canada and the second largest in North America, celebrating diversity both on the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb and throughout Whistler Village, in an eight-day festival that combines sports, culinary, wellness and spectacular social and cultural events.

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