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    • 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.

      Join a Cultural Ambassador on a guided tour, share in their stories, and experience an overview of the traditional way of life of both the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. On the tour you’ll experience a welcome song, enjoy an inspiring film, and create your own cedar rope craft to take home as a keepsake.

      If all this culture makes you hungry, the Thunderbird Cafe offers a menu with a modern First Nations twist, and if your handmade craft skills weren’t quite what you hoped, they also have a fantastic gallery and gift shop.

      Must See:

      One of the most stunning features inside the longhouse inspired building is the 40-foot Salish hunting canoe, honed by master carvers from a single cedar tree. If you’re visiting in the summer months check their website for information on their seasonal forest walk tours and outdoor Tuesday summer barbeque nights.

      Our Tips:

      Try the traditional Bannock Bread at the Thunderbird Cafe, and if you're looking for a unique gift to take home make sure to stop in their shop.

      4584 Blackcomb Way * 604.964.0990 * slcc.ca

    • Whistler Museum

      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 step into tourism.

      The Whistler Museum invites you to discover the Whistler you don’t know. From Whistler’s colourful pioneers to the bid for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the museum uncovers Whistler’s best kept secrets, mountain moments, and natural history. Their tickle trunk is a hit with the kids, and if you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy shot, take a snap holding a real 2010 Olympic torch.

      Did You Know?

      In the summer the museum takes you outside for their Valley of Dreams Walking Tour. This by-donation, hour-long tour starts just outside the Visitors Information Centre at 1pm daily in June, July, and August. The guides are passionate Whistler locals who know some great stories about the valley – ask them how you cook muskrat stew…

      Our Tip

      Take a look at the museums events page on their website as they often host speaker series that talk about mountain culture, history, expeditions, mountain adventures and environmental issues.

      4333 Main Street * 604.932.2019 * whistlermuseum.org

    • 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 Arts Centre is the home of Arts Whistler, a team passionate about connecting visitors, locals, and artists with the incredible variety of arts and culture offered throughout the resort community.

      Whatever your interest — live music, theatre performances, painting workshops, improv classes, children’s festivals, writing retreats, film screenings, speaker series – this is where you can find out what’s happening in the arts and culture scene in Whistler. Stop by to discover what’s on, grab an Arts Scene brochure, or simply explore the building and gallery.

      What's in a Name?

      Maurice “Maury” Young was an avid sailor, skier, and philanthropist who had a big impact on the Whistler community. The Young family believed in Whistler’s future from the early days of the area’s ski development, and Maury began serving as the chair of the Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation in 1988, a position he held for nine years.

      To honour Maury when he passed in 1999 the Young family donated two million dollars to help make the building of the centre possible. They knew that Maury would be proud to have his name attached to a figurative and literal stage, for residents and visitors alike, to interact and share their passions and life experiences.

      Our Tips

      Go and speak to the Arts Whistler information desk team as they know what’s happening around town and can make sure you’ve got the lay of the land. The community gallery and the artisan shop are great places to find unique pieces of locally produced art.

      4335 Blackcomb Way * 604.935.8410 * artswhistler.com

    • 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 library embraces learning for the 21st century. In addition to visitors and locals enjoying an impressive book collection, Whistler’s library offers a host of digital assets and a packed event schedule including a speaker series, film and games nights, book and astronomy clubs, plus a whole schedule of family and children-focused activities.

      Did You Know?

      The Whistler Public Library was the first LEED Gold certified library in Canada, and Canadian Geographic Magazine ranked it as one of their “Top 10 Most Beautiful Canadian Libraries”. It was also the Whistler Canada Olympic House during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

      Our Tips:

      If you’re looking for a more unusual evening activity then take a look at their online events calendar because it’s packed with things to do. One of our favourites? The Whistler Astronomy Seminars – you can brush up on your constellations before taking advantage of Whistler’s low light pollution to do some star gazing! For families with little ones check out the children’s area called “The Burrow”. You can explore the literacy toy box, eat snacks, and share some books - it’s a great spot on a rainy day.

      4329 Main Street * 604.935.8433 * whistlerlibrary.ca

       

    • 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 Paralympic Winter Games and housed the Austrian Olympic and Paralympic Committees.

      It was donated to the community by the Austrian Passive House Group and renamed the Lost Lake PassivHaus. It now serves the community as a seasonal day-lodge where you can rent bikes, cross-country skis, and snowshoes to enjoy the trails. It’s also a great place to pick up a coffee while you check out the heritage photos on the walls and temporary art shows that occasionally exhibit on the upper floor.

      Did You Know:

      A passive house (passivhaus in German) refers to the focus on ultra-low energy usage construction techniques, where an incredible amount of attention is paid to reducing "thermal bridges', which is how heat escapes in the winter, and gets trapped in the summer. A typical passive house uses up to 90 per cent less energy than a traditionally built home because it doesn’t have an active heating or cooling system - it’s been specifically designed not to need it.

      Our Tip:

      Grab a coffee and huddle up inside if it’s cold, or people watch from one of the outdoor picnic tables in the sunshine. It’s a great place to relax, with the Fitzsimmons Creek flowing nearby, the old growth forest creating natural shade, and a nice buzz from the bikers and cross country skiers busy doing their thing.

      7400 Fitzsimmons Road South * 604.932.5535 * whistler.ca/culturalconnector

    • 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 invites you to relax, look, and linger.

      109-4090 Whistler Way (inside The Westin Resort and Spa, Whistler) * 1.888.938.0887 * adelecampbell.com

    • 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. If you see something you like they can commission a piece, whether it’s a carved panel or a majestic totem pole.

      4293 Mountain Square (inside the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Hotel) * 1.844.905.5540 * blacktusk.ca

    • 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 mountains of British Columbia, Alaska, and around the world. Stone types you will find in the gallery hold every color in the rainbow, and include marble, jade, serpentine, onyx, lepidolite, chlorite, soapstone, brucite, pyrophyllite, opal, alabaster, and much more.

      4090 Whistler Way # 122 @ "The Shops" Westin Resort * 604.962.7722 *  fathomstone.com

    • 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 and painting the artist uses enables him to create the most vivid and colourful landscapes with a control of light that leaves you breathless.

      124 – 4293 Mountain Square (inside the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Hotel) * 604.932.1911 * markrichardsgallery.com

       

    • 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 on the grass, or a huddle around the outdoor fires when snow covers the ground. Framed by the mountains and in the heart of Whistler Village, this really is a special spot where the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra plays under the stars, spontaneous acroyoga occurs, and the odd snowball fight or snowman making competition is held.

      The plaza was built as a place where the world could gather and celebrate during the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. This was where the athletes received their medals at the nightly victory ceremonies in front of a cheering crowd of thousands, and where the Paralympics hosted their Closing Ceremony. Although built for the Games, the long term goal was to create a place where the community could continue to gather for years to come, and looking at this vibrant space today it’s become a real hub of celebration.

      Did You Know?

      The Olympic Lightning Figure totem that towers over the 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.

      Our Tip

      Make sure you get a snap at the Olympic Rings!

    • 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, behind both the Public Library and Museum, where they host events during the summer months. It’s a little pocket of calm that’s home to several public art pieces, and bears the name of one of Whistler’s most loved community members – Florence Petersen.

      What’s in a Name?

      Florence Petersen founded the Whistler Museum & Archives Society in 1987 and was responsible for keeping track of Whistler’s early history, publishing three books to preserve the stories. She came to Whistler in 1955, purchasing a cabin on Alta Lake called “Witsend” with four of her school-teacher friends. Coming up from her teaching job in Burnaby for weekends and summers Florence met Danish carpenter, Andy Petersen and they quickly married.

      When she retired from her teaching job in 1983, Florence moved to Alta Lake full time and along with starting the museum she became a marriage commissioner, playing a key role in many local’s lives. Florence passed away in 2012, and the park opened a year later bearing her name to honour her contributions to the community.

      Did You Know?

      Florence Petersen is one of four women in Whistler who have received the Freedom of the Municipality, which honours citizens who have given outstanding contributions to their community.

      Our Tip

      If you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax then this is the place. At night they light up some of the trees and you can see the distinct notches in the wood where the early pioneers used a tree-felling technique called “springboarding”. There’s now second-growth trees coming out of the first-growth stumps.

    • 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 surface make it a skaters dream as they can carry speed and momentum, preserving energy for hitting the street-style ledges, rails and ramps.

      Located amongst the fir and cedar trees, right next to the Fitzsimmons Creek this is a picturesque spot to be part of, or watch, the action. Its natural setting isn’t the only visually appealing thing about the park, local artists have had a hand in making it really pop. Baz Carolan and Kris Kupskay (kriskupskay.com) are two names synonymous with the art scene in Whistler, and you can see their distinctive illustrative designs all over the park.

      The park was originally built in 1991, but since then has had two more phased upgrades in the late 90’s and most recently in 2016. The recent expansion saw the municipality working directly with the Whistler Skateboard Association, a grassroots community group that was established in 2006. It’s this coming together of minds that has made it one of the best skate parks in British Columbia, and something the Whistler community is incredibly proud of.

      Did You Know?

      The area where the skate park sits was once called “Munsterville”. It was named after Andy Munster who used to squat in the area back in the 70’s as there was very little in terms of accommodation in Whistler at this time and keen skiers had to improvise. This area was actually next to the village dump - a convenient place for Andy to get his building materials. In 1979 the squat was burnt down and Andy had to move into a more legitimate space. He’d gained some good skills and in the 2000’s he started his own construction company building some of the multi-million dollar mansions that line the valley today – not bad for a squatting ski bum!

      Our Tips

      Even if you’re not a skater, the park is an exciting place to experience. There are a few picnic tables closer to the creek that are perfect spots to eat a sandwich while being wowed by skate skills.

      "The skate park was a perfect freedom canvas. The content was chosen with consideration to this demo - I wanted to make sure that the stuff I was painting would be appreciated by the dudes that spent the most time there. Every once in a while I would even take requests. A lot of the guys in there have good ideas of what to put where next and I'm always stoked on a challenge." - Kris Kupskay

    • Jeri

      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 impressive collection of Northwest Coast First Nations Masks, a large collection of works by Emily Carr and a range of contemporary works from artists in a range of genres. The Museum also hosts rotating exhibitions that change up to three times a year. The attractive and modern building was designed by award-winning Patkau Architects.

      audainartmuseum.com

      Address:
      4350 Blackcomb Way
      Whistler, British Columbia
      Canada V0N 1B4
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      Phone:
      604.962.0413
      Website:
      www.audainartmuseum.com

    • 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 program that provides accommodation and studio space to practicing artists, providing many opportunities to meet and watch artists at work throughout the year.

      mountaingalleries.com

       

    • 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 from local artists in the Gift Shop. Each piece on display in the gallery is available for purchase, with the majority of the sale revenue going directly to the artist, and a portion going toward community art programs. Visit The Gallery, support Whistler’s local artists and artisans, and help contribute to a vibrant and healthy arts scene in Whistler.

      thegallerywhistler.com

    • 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 through the vibration of colours, and addition of layers of paint, pumice and other materials to build textural, attractive works based on a range of subject matter including real objects, landscapes and experiences.

      suzannejohnston.com

    • 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 gallery hosts exhibitions and performances by well know artists throughout the year.

      plazagalleries.com

    • 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 artists, encompassing a diversity of styles including figurative, abstract and landscape painting as well as exceptional multi-media work, glass, and sculpture.

      whistlerart.com

    • 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 pottery.

      The gallery encourages visitor interaction with a series of events designed for both relaxation and creative expression, including Wine About Art, Martinis and Mud and Art Walk Tours.

      crystallodgeartgallery.com

    • 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 project originated with a program called Wall Against Violence, originally proposed by local youth worker Greg McDonnell and created to encourage youth to take a stand against violence. The cheerful park also includes the large bronze sculpture known as 'Geri' by local artist James Stewart and picnic tables and chairs for visitors to rest and enjoy the mountain views and rushing water.

      On the other side of the Valley Trail Rebagliati Park offers a lush green lawn set deep in the trees, a lovely place to rest beside the creek and a unique and secluded venue for events. Rebagliati Park is named after Ross Rebagliati, a Whistler resident who won the first gold medal ever awarded for snowboarding in Olympic competition.

    • 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 to gravity” from local author Steven Vogler.

    • 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 come to Whistler.

    • 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 ceramics.

    • 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.

       

    • 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 bear− judging from their barking!

    • 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 on birch bark. The swirling, curving sculpture stands by the equally curved form of the Whistler Sliding Centre track, the venue for bobsled, luge and skeleton events held during World Cups and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

    • 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 spaces we inhabit.

    • 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 and established artists, encompassing a diversity of styles including figurative, abstract and landscape painting as well as exceptional multi-media work, glass, and sculpture.

      whistlerart.com

      They have two locations for you to explore:

      A: 4293 Mountain Square (inside the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Hotel) * 604.938.3001
      B: 4591 Blackcomb Way (inside the Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Whistler) * 604.935.3999