Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
Gallery/Museum * Gift Shop * Cafe The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have coexisted in the Sea to Sky corridor since time immemorial. These two distinct cultures are grounded in rich and ancient traditions, which continue to grow and evolve. … Read More
Museum * Gift Shop You can’t miss the eye-catching mural covering one side of the Whistler Museum. Painted by local artist, Kris Kupskay, it features Whistler’s most famous pioneer, Myrtle Philip, who built Rainbow Lodge in 1914 where people came to fish, hike, and honeymoon – Whistler’s first … Read More
Maury Young Arts Centre
Info Centre * Gallery * Theatre * Artisan Wares The Maury Young Arts Centre is THE hub for everything arts and culture in Whistler. The Arts Centre hosts a community gallery, local artisan wares, a performance theatre, and multi-purpose rooms for workshops and rehearsals. The … Read More
Whistler Public Library
The Whistler Public Library is a work of art itself, and with an impressive list of architectural awards we’re not the only ones who think so. A dramatic mix of hemlock and stone, this building was designed with an active community in mind. This contemporary … Read More
Lost Lake PassivHaus
Architecture * Cafe Nestled at the entrance of Lost Lake is a curious looking building with an interesting story. Canada’s first certified PassivHaus, which uses 90 per cent less energy than a traditional home, was built in Whistler for the 2010 Olympic and … Read More
Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery
Representing traditional art with a contemporary point of view since 1993, this gallery prides itself on its long-standing and rewarding relationships with both artists and clients. They host frequent exhibitions with artists in attendance, and introduce emerging talent alongside some of Canada’s best known artists. This warm and friendly gallery … Read More
Black Tusk Gallery
The Black Tusk Gallery features fine artwork from British Columbia including works from the First Nations Peoples of the Pacific Northwest. The designs you’ll see are specific to this region which include masks, paddles, totem poles, panels, and native jewelry. … Read More
Fathom Stone Art Gallery
Fathom Stone Art Gallery has a large variety of world class sculptures carved right here in Whistler and British Columbia. Artist John Fathom and his team of elite stone carvers hand pick the finest stone from the beaches, islands, and … Read More
Mark Richards Gallery
For anyone who appreciates the beauty of the west coast, this is a must-see gallery when visiting Whistler. Established in 2006, Mark Richards has been building a collection by scouting stunning locations from coastline to alpine. The mix of photography … Read More
Whistler Olympic Plaza
The Whistler Olympic Plaza is the venue for outdoor concerts in summer, ice skating in winter, and a host to event celebrations year-round. It’s a place where the community gathers to enjoy lunch on picnic tables, a game of Frisbee … Read More
Florence Petersen Park
This park winds its way into a patch of shade-giving second-growth forest, with the calming sound of the Fitzsimmons Creek making the picnic tables and Adirondack chairs popular spots to relax. The path leads you to a lush lawn area, … Read More
Whistler Skate Park
With an influx of snowboarders looking to hone their skills in the warmer months it’s no wonder that Whistler is now home to Canada’s second largest skate park, measuring a whopping 50,000 square feet. The long flowy lines and smooth … Read More
At the top end of Peace Park, overlooking the creek and the mountains is “Jeri” by sculptor James Stewart. Jeri is in repose after performing as a Capoeira dancer/fighter—although he looks like he could spring back into life at anytime.
Audain Art Museum
The Audain Art Museum was built in Whistler according to the vision of Vancouver philanthropist Michael Audain, and houses a permanent collection representing a visual journey through the history of art and culture of British Columbia. The permanent collection includes an … Read More
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont
Located in the Upper VIllage, the Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont collection represents major and mid career artists, with a mission to support and promote Canadian artists. The Galleries host regular exhibitions with opening receptions and has a regular artist-in-residence … Read More
The Gallery at MYAC
The Gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre is Whistler’s community gallery, showcasing work from talented artists and artisans from the Sea to Sky region. Stop by and check out their latest art exhibit, catch an opening reception and browse the unique offerings … Read More
Suzanne Johnston Studio Gallery
The Suzanne Johnston Studio Gallery is located inside the Westin Resort and Spa. The space holds a collection of works by artist Suzanne Johnston, a local abstract painter who works in acrylics to produce large, colourful canvases. She expresses her inner experience … Read More
The Plaza Galleries
This large gallery has an eclectic selection of fine art from both Canadian and international artists. The gallery offers paintings, glass-blown works, and bronze sculptures, depicting a range of subjects including nature and wildlife, cityscapes and other contemporary subjects. The … Read More
Whistler Contemporary Gallery
This gallery is dedicated to the promotion of distinctive Canadian and international contemporary art, sourcing work from top international art fairs such as the Art Expo New York, Toronto International Art Fair, and Art-Miami. They represent emerging, mid-career and established … Read More
The Crystal Lodge Art Gallery
A contemporary gallery space showcasing a wide selection of professional artists with a distinctive West Coast style. The Crystal Lodge Art Gallery is artist owned and curated, offering the best value in original art from paintings to photographs, ceramics, glass, and … Read More
Rebagliati and Peace Park
Take the Valley Trail between Whistler’s Upper and Lower Village and you’ll come across a series of parks alongside the cheerful, tumbling Fitzsimmons Creek. Peace Park houses an installation of ceramic tiles by Whistler Secondary School students from 2005/2007. This … Read More
120: The Source: Robert Studer • 2005
Cast in glass, this fountain sculpture represents a melting glacier trickling over basalt rock.
121: Totem: Ken Mowatt
Try and spot the eagle, frog, orca, marmot, and bear, which are all depicted in this stunning totem pole carved by Gitxsan artist Ken Mowatt.
122: Rec-Line : Crosland Doak and lllarion Gallant• 2007
A blend of art and sport, this sculpture has aluminium castings of skis from Rob Boyd, a snowboard from Ross Rebagliati, a mountain bike, canoe paddle, and a fly-fishing rod. A book form was also cast that bears a “tribute … Read More
123: Three Interwoven Wishbones and Wishes : Robert Tully • 2006
The three curving, aluminum wishbone shapes are linked and reach up to five metres (17 feet) tall and are suggestive of skier and rider tracks on the mountain slopes. At the top you will see three spheres that represent wishes.
124: lnukshuk (lnunngnaq): Moses Peech • 2010
The lnukshuk is the cultural icon of the Inuit people of northern Canada. Symbolic of openness, welcoming, and strength it was used as a symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
125: Bridge Banner Project: Various Artists
The bridge over Village Gate Blvd is periodically used to showcase local painters and photographers to the people enjoying the Village Stroll or driving underneath. Some of the original art is on display in the Whistler Library.
126: Whistler Street Banners: Various Artists • Ongoing
Each year the municipality displays seasonal art or event banners on street lamp posts. Over the years the design styles and subjects have been diverse, reflecting aspects of life in Whistler.
127: Olympic & Paralympic Medals: Corinne Hunt, Omer Arbel • 2009
A complete set of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals is on display at the Municipal Hall reception.
128: Last Love Series: Patrick Sullivan • 2009
These four flowing, organic, basalt carvings can be seen and touched from all sides. The artist was inspired by four of his art heros. To go with these the municipality also asked him to create a bench for art lovers.
129: Municipal Painting Library Collection
The paintings and photography commissioned by the municipality are part of the public art exhibition at the Whistler Public Library. The bear in the outdoor plaza references Whistler’s Bear Smart designation.
130: Storyteller’s Chair: Carlos Basanta • 2000
Follow the Leaping Stones path to the top of the grassy mound and you’ll find the Storyteller’s Chair. The “blanket” draped over the chair is inscribed with “once upon a time”, in many languages, representing the diversity of people who … Read More
131: Drinking Fountain: Simone Weber-Luckham •2000
Inspired by the flow of water through the Village, artist Simone Weber-Luckham proposed a drinking fountain carved in marble. The organic lines and shapes of her sculpture include a water channel in the textured stone.
132: Wayfinder: Dwight Atkinson • 2000
A literal wayfinder with an arts twist, this fishing rod and lure points east to Blackcomb Mountain and provides a map to destinations and other landmarks around Whistler.
133: Sensory Wall: Jen Gellis • 2009
Located in a children’s play area this wall draws them in to see, touch, and hear its features. The artist was inspired by the mountains, with their snowy caps depicted using white stones, and the valley base in colourful leaf … Read More
134: Lynx: Paul Harder • 2009
This artist chose to bring this lynx to life in bronze. This sculpture will age beautifully over time with the inevitable interaction from little hands due to its location in the children’s playground.
135: Olympic Lightning Figure: Ray Natraoro (Sesiysm) • 2011 Delmar Willams (Bankscht)
The Olympic Lightning Figure totem that towers over the Whistler Olympic Plaza was created to honour the Olympic legacy and to pay homage to the legend of the Lightning Snakes who brought skills and tools to the Squamish and Lil’wat people.
136: A Timeless Circle: Susan Point • 2016
The artist’s personal experience of the 2010 Winter Games inspired this bronze sculpture made up of 86 faces, which reflect the unique coming together of the different cultures, athletes, and host communities, as well as people past, present, and future. … Read More
137: Olympic Rings & Paralympic Agitos • 2010
As Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler displays these symbols of the Olympic and Paralympic movements. They stand in the Olympic Plaza where the best athletes in the world were celebrated at the Victory Ceremonies.
138: Sightlines: Jennifer Macklem and Kip Jones • 1998
Twenty interactive bronze objects sit atop railings on the bridge and overlooking the creek. They were created to represent how we observe and interact with our environment at a microscopic and a macroscopic scale—they’re also fun to play with!
139: Glacial Traces: Celine Rich • 1998
On the ground you’ll see paving patterns that showcase the rugged, yet beautiful, effects of glaciation upon the landscape. Along the stream there’s a collection of glass snowflakes embedded in the ground and wall, cast in recycled glass.
140: Bear Affection: Mike Tyler • 2009
The black bear is an iconic wildlife character in Whistler, and the artist was inspired to design this heart-warming composition of a mother bear and cub, which he cold-cast in bronze. Dogs take note of this realistic depiction of a … Read More
141: Peace Tiles: Whistler Secondary School Art Students • 2005, 2007
These colourful tiles were created by students at the Whistler Secondary School who were exploring the theme of “peace”.
142: Full Circle: Daniel Poisson and Corinna Haight • 2009
The team of Daniel Poisson and Corinna Haight painted this colourful and funky global mural which includes vivid elements of nature from the highest peaks to the deepest oceans, bringing the viewer “Full Circle”.
143: The Garden & the Wilderness: Muse Atelier • 2000
Domesticated landscape meets mountain wilderness, with elements from historical gardens transformed into dream-like totemic forms.
144: Welcome Arch: Clarence Mills • 2009
This gateway references the entry to the long house in Coastal First Nation culture. Carvings include the bear who represents strength, and the raven, who discovered man after the Great Flood.
145: Celestri: Lightraye Studio • 2005
Measuring the passage of time, the sundial utilizes the sun’s light to cast shadows indicating the time of day, and the planisphere shows the movement of the constellations through the seasons. Look for the shadows of planets on the ground.
146: Welcome Figures: Ray Natraoro, Johnnie Abraham, Jonathan Joe • 2008
Carved in the styles of the Squamish & Lil’wat First Nations, these two cedar welcome figures greet visitors at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The entrance and the axis of the building align with the celestial points of the compass.
147: Lorimer Bridge Mural: Chili Thom, Stan Matwychuk et al • 2007
An unexpected splash of colour depicts the sun shining through the clouds onto the mountains, forests, and rivers of Whistler. The success of this project led to the municipality commissioning more murals to enhance other sites around the Village.
148: L’nu – The People: Mi’kmaq Association for Cultural Studies 10 artists in collaboration • 2009
This steel landmark is located near entry to the Whistler Sliding Centre track, and is the result of a collaboration of artists from the Mi’kmaq & Maliseet First Nations. The art is derived from symbols that Mi’kmaq children would mark … Read More
149: Sunulhkay – Two Headed Serpent: Ray Natraoro • 2009
This 2010 Winter Games legacy is mounted to the bridge over entry to the Whistler Sliding Centre. The art relates to creation of the Squamish First Nation.
150: Seppo Sculpture: Christina Nick • 2012
This steel and wood sculpture was commissioned by the Whistler Museum to honour Whistler pioneer Seppo Makinen. He was known for his generous spirit and for the work his crews did in clearing the original ski runs on Whistler Mountain.
153: Museum Mural: Kris Kupskay • 2013
A wild locomotive inspired mural featuring pioneer Myrtle Philip, who founded Rainbow Lodge. The lodge was a stop along the railway that developed into a fishing and honeymoon destination—the starting point of Whistler’s tourism development.
154: Welcome Figure: Tawx’sin Yexwulla / Poolxtun (Aaron Nelson-Moody) assisted by Bansht (Delmar Williams) & Westa7 (Todd Edmonds) • 2012
This Welcome Figure, carved by artists from the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations, features iconic elements such as cedar, salmon, and copper—symbols of life, abundance, and wealth.
156: He-yay Meymuy (Big Flood): Xwalacktun • 2014/15
Inspired by the land it stands on, the traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Lil´wat7úl (Lil’wat) Nations, this aluminum sculpture shares the Coast Salish legend of the Great Flood when people took refuge on Mount Garibaldi (Nch’kay).
157: No Thing is Forever: Paul Wong • 2016
Wong explores his identity as Chinese-Canadian, and references Vancouver’s historical identity as a city of neon. The contradiction between the title and the symbol in the work is a playful nod to the uncertainty of both our identities and the … Read More
Whistler Contemporary Gallery
The Whistler Contemporary Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of distinctive Canadian and international contemporary art, sourcing work from top international art fairs such as the Art Expo New York, Toronto International Art Fair, and Art-Miami. They represent emerging, mid-career … Read More