Arts & Culture
Whistler is a haven for artists of all types with all mediums who find inspiration from the beauty of the mountains. In Whistler, you will find art galleries, photo galleries, museums, a Farmer’s Market weekly with artisans and a large amount of public art installations throughout the village and the entire town.
Whistler also boasts the Squamish Lil’Wait Cultural Centre which celebrates two nations working together – the Sk̲wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation, Coast Salish) and Líl̓wat7ul (Lil’wat Nation, Interior Salish) Nations came together and designed a stunning building in the Upper Village that is open to the public. The gift shop in this building is not to be missed!
Whistler’s newest addition to the arts scene is The Audain Art Museum, which houses Canada’s largest Emily Carr collection of works as well as a strong contingency of nineteenth century Northwest Coast masks. Here is the link to Whistler’s Art Gallery self-guided walk, or you can drop by the Whistler Visitor Centre or any Village Host kiosk to grab a printed copy onsite.
Popular arts & culture spots in Whistler
- Squamish Lil-Wat Cultural Centre
- Audain Art Museum
- Black Tusk Gallery (Hilton)
- Fathom Stone Art (classes onsite)
- Mark Richards Gallery (Hilton)
- Adele Campbell Gallery (Westin)
- The Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre
- Olympic Plaza
- Skitch (Village store featuring local artists)
- Mountain Galleries (Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort)
- Whistler Museum
- Art Junction Gallery (Function Junction)
Whistler's Farmers Market
This open air market takes place from May to October, every Sunday in the Upper Village. Featuring fresh produce, local artisans, tasty food vendors and local, live entertainment. It is the place to stroll with your shopping basket and engage with tourists and locals alike to gather the freshest, tastiest and most unique offerings. From locally made olive oils and chocolates, to wood-fired pizzas and must have locally-made gelato, it is a scene not to be missed!
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