Celebrate Olympic History This Summer in Whistler
Whistler, B.C. – Signs of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games can be found around Whistler from the welcoming Inukshuks to the Olympic rings or the new experiences left behind by this unforgettable event. Take the opportunity to recreate the magic of the Olympics on your next visit to Whistler through a self-guided Olympic Legacies tour or try a new activity at an Olympic venue.
Relive the glory of the Winter Games by visiting the Whistler Olympic Park, where one-third of all medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were awarded. Test your shot at the summer biathlon, head to the top of an Olympic ski jump on an electric assisted fat bike or explore the landmarks and sights in an Olympic sightseeing experience.
Train like an Olympian and take on the steepest 400m race in the world on August 5. The Red Bull 400 returns to the Whistler Olympic Park and challenges entrants to race from the bottom to the top of an Olympic ski jump.
Stop by the Whistler Sliding Centre, home to the fastest ice track in the world. The ice has melted for the season but summer bobsleigh is available daily until September 3. Ride the Olympic track in a wheeled sled, steered by a trained pilot, to reach speeds of up to 90 km/hr.
Step back in time and revisit the 2010 Winter Olympic Games exhibit at the Whistler Museum. Guests can hold an Olympic torch, try on an Olympic ski bib or sport the iconic Smurf blue volunteer uniform from 2010. Uniforms and gear from 13 of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes from the Sea-to-Sky corridor are also on display along with stories and souvenirs.
Whistler is celebrating Canada 150 all year long with special menus, experiences and accommodation packages. Experience the magic of the Olympics on your Canadian bucket list vacation in Whistler. Talk to a team of local experts at whistler.com to customize your next trip.
Whistler is Canada’s premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.About the FE&A program
Celebration is an essential aspect of Whistler culture. This was highlighted during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games when the community presented the most outstanding display of sport, entertainment and culture the resort had ever seen. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and resort partners continue to build on that momentum through the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program to develop and attract a wide range of high-quality, year-round programming, including an exciting line-up of festivals, events and entertainment for all ages and audiences.
The FE&A program is funded by the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI), which invests in programs and projects to build tourism throughout BC. The FE&A program is overseen by the FE&A Oversight Committee comprised of staff from the RMOW and Tourism Whistler, a community member at large and a Whistler council representative. Learn more about the FE&A program.
Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.944.7853 and whistler.com – Whistler’s official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.