What's New & Noteworthy

What's New In Whistler

Whistler Winter

Winter in Whistler

We believe life is for living. It's for broadening perspectives, embracing challenges, seeking connections, pushing envelopes, creating change and protecting what matters. And when you find a place that inspires you, that pushes you to do all of these things, then you've found a place for what you value most. A place where passions run wild. Where youth finds its fountain. And where caring deeply comes naturally. Pack your purpose and find yourself in Whistler this winter.


Wedge

New Wedge Mountain Lodge & Spa

New luxurious, fully serviced private retreat Wedge Mountain Lodge & Spa recently opened 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.


Fitzsimmons Chairlift

Fitzsimmons Express Chairlift Upgrade

Whistler Mountain’s Fitzsimmons Express upgrades are anticipated to be completed for the winter 2023/24 season. The existing four-person chairlift is being 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.


Heli-skiing

New Dawn Patrol Option with Whistler Heli-Skiing

This winter, Whistler Heli-Skiing is introducing a new exclusive offer for their guests that offers an alternative when a heli-ski day is cancelled due to weather. 'Dawn Patrol' is an add-on option, where guests will meet their guides at 7:30am for a private First Tracks experience on Blackcomb Mountain, not available to the general public and will continue to have lift line priority with their guide until noon. Guests must sign up for this option by 4pm prior to their day of heli-skiing and will only be charged if they cannot heli-ski.


Arts and Culture

SLCC - New Exhibit

Fighting for Justice – On the Coast | Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Lil̓wat7úl | January 29 - March 31, 2024

Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for their latest feature exhibition, Fighting for Justice – On the Coast | Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Lil̓wat7úl. Open now and running through until March 31, it features a travelling exhibition on the history of Fighting for Justice on the Coast from Vancouver Island University, alongside stories from the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation curated by Mixalhítsa7 Alison Pascal (Lil’wat Nation).


Audain - New Exhibit

Gathie Falk: Revelations | November 25, 2023 - May 6, 2024

The Audain Art Museum is set to open their special exhibition, Gathie Falk: Revelations on November 25. This exhibition explores the life’s work of renowned Canadian artist Gathie Falk, who has dedicated over 70 of her 95 years to her artistry. Celebrated as one of Canada’s most accomplished artists, Gathie Falk has received numerous awards, including the Order of Canada. The new exhibition pays tribute to Falk’s contributions to contemporary art, focusing on her unique perspective that combines nature, human existence and everyday objects.


Culinary

Provisions Cafe

Provisions Cafe Now Open

Whistler’s newest café is now open in the heart of Whistler Village, located in a beautiful space tucked between fellow Toptable Group restaurants, Araxi and Bar Oso. Provisions is an all-day neighbourhood café that offers a variety of take away items and dine in service, featuring a full espresso bar, freshly baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, make-to-order sandwiches and salads, slow-roasted rotisserie chicken and a selection of seasonal sides.


Reven's Nest

Skewk’ / Yecwláo7 / Ravens Nest Restaurant

Whistler Blackcomb, in partnership with the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s Thunderbird Café, is now offering Squamish and Lil’wat inspired cuisine on-mountain at Whistler Blackcomb’s Skewk’ / Yecwláo7 / Ravens Nest Restaurant. Visit the restaurant on Whistler Mountain via the top of the Creekside Gondola or skiing down to the base of Red Chair. The new menu includes Venison Chili, Salmon Chowder (both with baked Bannock), Candied Salmon Caesar Salad with Baked Bannock Croutons, Elk and Venison Sandwiches, and other delicious specials. Other authentic Indigenous partners being showcased include Spirit Bear Coffee Company, Nk'Mip Cellars, Ravens Brewing Company, Boreal Heartland, and Authentic Indigenous Seafood.


The Library

The Library by the Macallan

The Library by the Macallan is a new pop-up cocktail bar located off the lobby of the Four Seasons Resort Whistler. Drawing from the refined charm of an authentic library and the beauty of The Macallan Estate in Scotland, this space is an intimate space and exudes an air of timeless elegance with a speakeasy vibe. Complete with open fireplace, cocktail seating, bespoke bar and an exceptional collection of bottlings, The Library by Macallan is warm and sophisticated – perfect for enjoying the world’s most luxurious Single Malt whisky.


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.


Event Highlights

WSSF

World Ski and Snowboard Festival | April 8–4, 2024

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival combines spring energy with Whistler's unique mountain culture with events and action on and off the slopes. This April event brings ski and snowboard competitions, music, art, photography, filmmaking and exciting nightlife, plus some of the best skiing and après sessions of the season.