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What's New In Whistler

Whistler Summer

Summer in Whistler

Summer in Whistler lets you slow down, consider your impact, explore the lesser known, and make connections with people that value what you do. It also provides all of the thrill and good vibes you want out of a summer vacation. Enjoy the ease, exhilaration, and energy of your favourite backyard destination that connects your sense of adventure to your sense of purpose. This summer, feel it all.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Whistler Mountain Bike Park 25th Anniversary

This year, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The park is commemorating 25 years of progression with an installation at the Whistler Museum, an expansion of the Gatorade Skills Park, as well as history and lore to be found throughout the bike park. Upgraded in time for this season, the brand new Fitzsimmons Express Chairlift has increased the uploading capacity from the Village and reduced wait times.

Don't Love it to Death

Don't Love it to Death Launches Summer Awareness Campaign

The Don’t Love it to Death campaign is preparing for its 2nd year educating against irresponsible outdoor recreation habits, launching a new video series designed for social media, starring comedian/actor Katie Burrell. Along with the video series, the campaign is launching a multifaceted approach to educate outdoor users that includes the installation of 158 awareness signs across trailheads and parks.


New Wedge Mountain Lodge & Spa

New luxurious, fully serviced private retreat Wedge Mountain Lodge & Spa recently opened in Whistler. The lodge was thoughtfully crafted to fully accommodate a diverse range of groups from corporate retreats and weddings to intergenerational family getaways and intimate gatherings. It boasts 10 meticulously appointed bedrooms to accommodate 20 guests and up to 50 for a reception, plus 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 movie theatre, a wine cellar, poker and billiards room, a bar, and a dedicated children’s area.

Fitzsimmons Chairlift

Fitzsimmons Express Chairlift Upgrade

Whistler Mountain’s Fitzsimmons Express upgrades were completed for the winter 2023/24 season. The existing four-person chairlift has been replaced with an eight-person high speed chair, increasing uphill capacity by 73 per cent in winter. This upgrade will also provide major benefits for Whistler Mountain in Summer 2024, reducing lift line wait times and increasing capacity for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Arts and Culture

Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George – Actor and Activist | July 10, 2024-February 2025

Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for their exhibition, Chief Dan George, on tour from MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver. Explore the life and legacy of Tsleil-Waututh Chief Dan George (1899-1981), a renowned First Nations rights advocate and accomplished actor who used his platform to foster understanding of First Nations people through television, movie and stage productions.

Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson: North Star | June 29-October 14, 2024

The Audain Art Museum’s summer feature exhibition, Tom Thomson: North Star, offers a close look at Thomson’s mastery. With a large collection of Thomson’s work organised chronologically and thematically, complemented by essays and appreciations from leading scholars and contemporary Canadian artists, the exhibition offers a fresh perspective on Thomson’s brief yet impactful career.

Declaration of the Lillooet Tribes

Declaration of the Lillooet Tribes | May 10-December 1, 2024

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre's exhibition, Declaration of the Lillooet Tribes, shares the history of the Chiefs of 11 communities that came together to sign the Declaration of the Lillooet Tribes in 1911. These St̓at̓y̓emc Nation communities including the Lil’wat Nation share the same culture and language with Southern, Northern, and the Lakes dialects, and gather together each year to celebrate Declaration Days.

Gondola Gallery

The Gondola Gallery Celebrates Diversity in Outdoor Culture

This spring, two Gondola Gallery art pieces were unveiled on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Vail commissioned local visual artists, Levi Nelson of Lil’wat First Nation and Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph of Squamish First Nation, to create original artwork that wraps gondola cabins. Levi Nelson's Red depicts a sacred colour that represents the lifeblood of Indigenous people and their connection to the Earth, along with shapes that are inspired by Nelson’s ancestors. Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph's Wings of Thunder depicts the traditional technique of weaving.

Summer Salish Carving Series

Summer Salish Carving Series | Summer 2024

Over the summer of 2024, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre will host the Summer Salish Carving Series featuring Lil’wat Nation Master Carver Jonathan Joe mentoring Apprentice Redmond Q̓áwam̓ Andrews. Live carving will run from June 21 – September 1, creating the sister pole that will stand alongside the house post carved by Xwalacktun and Brandon Hall of the Squamish Nation in 2023.


Flute & Fromage

Flute & Fromage Now Open

New boutique, independently-owned Whistler cheesemonger and natural wine shop Flute & Fromage has opened in Whistler Village, serving high-quality BC and international cheeses, small plates and natural wines. Offerings include a selection of to-go cheese and charcuterie plates and gift boxes, or beautifully prepared cheese and charcuterie boards can be enjoyed on the serviced outdoor patio alongside small dishes, wine, local cider, craft beer and organic sodas.

0% Lounge

The 0% Lounge Pop-Up | June 20-September 15, 2024

This summer, the Four Seasons Resort Whistler lobby will feature the 0% Lounge pop-up lobby lounge offering a refreshing selection of zero-proof beers, wines, and crafted mocktails inspired by summer. Indulge in these delicious creations that don’t compromise on flavor, authenticity, or sophistication while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the lounge, or unwinding amidst mountain vistas on the new patio.

Wild Blue Long Table

Wild Blue Long Table Dinner Series | July 7 & August 18, 2024

Indulge in an unforgettable dining experience amidst the heart of Whistler with Wild Blue's Long Table Dinner Series. Immerse yourself in the picturesque sights and sounds of Whistler Village and enjoy an exquisite four-course menu curated by Chef Alex Chen and Executive Chef Derek Bendig, featuring the freshest local, seasonal ingredients and expertly paired with selections from the restaurant's esteemed winery partners. A portion of proceeds will support local environmental initiatives and farmers.

Event Highlights

Whistler Summer Concert Series

Whistler Summer Concert Series

Top-tier talent comes together to shine on stage at Whistler Olympic Plaza for the Whistler Summer Concert Series, with free, outdoor concerts on Thursday and Friday evenings throughout July and August, plus Monday, July 1 and two Sunday Sessions on August 4 and September 1. The concerts will showcase a diverse range of Canadian and international artists including up-and-coming, trending and world-renowned musicians and performers. Whistler Olympic Plaza will also feature Movies in the Plaza this summer, with free outdoor movies on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout July and August.


Crankworx Whistler | July 19-28, 2024

The legendary, worldwide Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival is returning to its birthplace of Whistler for its 19th edition from July 19-28, bringing ten days of excitement with competitions, cultural events and community gatherings. New events this year include the first-ever female category at the famous Red Bull Joyride slopestyle competition and Aspire at Crankworx Whistler, which promotes diversity in the mountain biking industry.