Explore and learn about the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, legacy venues, athletes and their stories on a self-guided tour of the Whistler Sliding Centre and Whistler Olympic Park.

Whistler Sliding Centre

Whether you are visiting in the summer or winter, there is no entrance fee during non-event times to access the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Learn about the Whistler Sliding Centre:

On our new self-guided interpretive walk, eight information panels are telling you everything about the history and operation of the Whistler Sliding Centre, our sports and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Pick up a map from the sign at the entrance to the venue or at Guest Services and find out where you can stand on the Olympic podium, take a photo in an Olympic sled and walk around Thunderbird Corner to the finish dock. Please be aware that areas around the track can be steep and slippery, so appropriate footwear is advised, and keep an eye out for bears in summer. Dogs must be on leash at all times.

Try Bobsleigh, Skeleton or Summer Bobsleigh and help our athletes!

While you are at the Whistler Sliding Centre, try Bobsleigh, Skeleton (winter months, December until March) or Summer Bobsleigh (June until September)! With your participation in our public programs you will not only experience a unique adrenaline rush, but you will also help our sliding athletes, because the revenue generated through public sliding goes directly to the sport and helps keeping training costs for athletes low. All public programs run rain, snow or shine, so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler!

Wildlife/Bear Aware & Safety:

Do not disturb wildlife, stay away if you encounter a Bear & do not feed Wildlife! Read more important information on wildlife/bear interactions at the Sliding Centre and general safety advise here.

Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Olympic Park is open daily from winter opening to closing day (late November until early April) and during the summer months from late June until early September (2015: last day of summer operation was September 6), click here for full opening hours.

Make sure you have a look at the Olympic cross-country stadium, the biathlon range or the majestic ski jumps. You will gain an appreciation for this outstanding setting and why it was chosen to host the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games competitions in cross-country, biathlon, ski jumping and Nordic combined as well as the 2010 Paralympic Games cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions. More than one third of all Olympic Medals were awarded at Whistler Olympic Park. The Park also features impressive First Nations art, created in the lead-up to the 2010 Games. Today the art legacy consists of five official Olympic pieces and two others that were added afterwards for a total of seven carvings and tapestries.

Visiting in Winter:

Whistler Olympic Park is now closed, the last day of summer operation was September 6, the Park will be opening for winter on November 26. If you are visiting in winter, check in at our Day Lodge and ask for special events that might be going on. Throughout the winter, there are numerous Nordic competitions, and you might even see some of Canada's future Olympians competing or training on our trails. While exploring the venue, please do not step on the cross-country tracks and only walk on the side of the trails. If you do not feel like strapping on your own skis or snowshoes, you can still experience an Olympic sport with our biathlon experience where you can try target shooting at the Olympic biathlon range (weekends and Wednesday nights only, information/sign-up at Guest Services/Day Lodge). After your tour, stop by the Day Lodge to warm up with a bowl of chili and a hot chocolate – it might just give you the fuel you need to try snowshoeing or cross-country skiing afterwards! 

Please be aware that Whistler Olympic Park is a winter venue and paths and walkways may be slippery and snowy, so appropriate footwear is advised. Keep an eye out for bears in spring, summer and fall (wildlife information below). Sightseeing admission -per vehicle- to the Park during winter opening hours is $15 on weekends, $10 on weekdays and $5 on Wednesdays (3:00-9:00pm, mid-winter only). The vehicle access fee helps us maintain the venue for the benefit of local, national and international Nordic athletes for summer and winter training. Please note that the Park closes and gates locked every day at 4:30 pm. Dogs are only allowed in the parking lots (not in the ski stadiums, the adjacent trails and public buildings) and have to be on leash at all times.

Wildlife/Bear Aware & Safety:

Do not disturb wildlife, stay away if you encounter a Bear & do not feed Wildlife! Read more important information on wildlife/bear interactions at Whistler Olympic Park and general safety advise here.